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Around £220 Million lying around on Oyster cards - Claim your money back!

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Check yours and post in comments :) I've got 4 of the damn things (usually forget it) and with £5 on each one minimum (what you pay for one at the machine/kiosk) plus whatever value you have on the… Read More
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[mod] 8m, 4w agoFound 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Check yours and post in comments :)

I've got 4 of the damn things (usually forget it) and with £5 on each one minimum (what you pay for one at the machine/kiosk) plus whatever value you have on them for travel can be claimed back.

A lot of people use these in the summer holidays for one or two trips to sunny London / Outer London, well worth getting your cashback rather then sitting in TFL's pockets.

How do you claim? well, here's how.

***Ticket machine***

Click on the ‘Oyster refund’ option and then follow the onscreen prompts.
You will then receive the cash via the machine (YAY) BUT once you've claimed the money back your Oyster card becomes void and cannot be used again.

You won’t able to use ticket machines for a refund if you have a season ticket.

***Online***

Your card will need to be registered first (see get deal link) and then you need to select ‘apply for a product refund’ once you have logged in.

Your remaining season ticket, credit and deposit will be refunded.
The Oyster card would be again be void.

***Phone***

Phone TFL customer services on 0343 222 1234 and give them your Oyster card number and security question answer, they'll then go through the steps and you'll get your refund.

Again your card will become void.

***Snail Mail***

If you want to do it the snail mail way

Send your Oyster card to the address below and ask for a refund:
TfL Customer Services
4th Floor
14 Pier Walk
London
SE10 0ES
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How do you claim? well, here's how.

***Ticket machine***

Click on the ‘Oyster refund’ option and then follow the onscreen prompts.
You will then receive the cash via the machine (YAY) BUT once you've claimed the money back your Oyster card becomes void and cannot be used again.

You won’t able to use ticket machines for a refund if you have a season ticket.

***Online***

Your card will need to be registered first (see get deal link) and then you need to select ‘apply for a product refund’ once you have logged in.

Your remaining season ticket, credit and deposit will be refunded.
The Oyster card would be again be void.

***Phone***

Phone TFL customer services on 0343 222 1234 and give them your Oyster card number and security question answer, they'll then go through the steps and you'll get your refund.

Again your card will become void.

***Snail Mail***

If you want to do it the snail mail way

Send your Oyster card to the address below and ask for a refund:
TfL Customer Services
4th Floor
14 Pier Walk
London
SE10 0ES

http://media.giphy.com/media/Ut7w417r34Ody/giphy.gif
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If anyone other than a MOD had posted this, it would have instantly been moved to Misc. This is not a deal, its merely a tip for getting a refund on something you have already purchased. It is a good tip for those that were unaware, but it's definitely not a deal in any sense of the word.

Edited By: theyiddo on Aug 24, 2016 09:09: Aug 24, 2016 09:09
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tehwabbit
Maybe just me being picky, but this surely belongs in Misc as it's not really a "deal" as such, as it's not a purchasable thing.
On topic, this figure seems low. Must have been a lot of claims as some paper reported about double this figure a couple of years back! Most the money they reckon was tourists just leaving cards with a few quid on them each

Just tourists leaving cards with a few quid on them each? There was me assuming it was one card with an un-used £220m on it.
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If you return your card, you get your £5 deposit back. Found 4 cards of my brother after he moved out.
Finders keeper, losers weeper applies. X)
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Love the gif of Corbyn trying to get a train seat!

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How do you claim? well, here's how.

***Ticket machine***

Click on the ‘Oyster refund’ option and then follow the onscreen prompts.
You will then receive the cash via the machine (YAY) BUT once you've claimed the money back your Oyster card becomes void and cannot be used again.

You won’t able to use ticket machines for a refund if you have a season ticket.

***Online***

Your card will need to be registered first (see get deal link) and then you need to select ‘apply for a product refund’ once you have logged in.

Your remaining season ticket, credit and deposit will be refunded.
The Oyster card would be again be void.

***Phone***

Phone TFL customer services on 0343 222 1234 and give them your Oyster card number and security question answer, they'll then go through the steps and you'll get your refund.

Again your card will become void.

***Snail Mail***

If you want to do it the snail mail way

Send your Oyster card to the address below and ask for a refund:
TfL Customer Services
4th Floor
14 Pier Walk
London
SE10 0ES

http://media.giphy.com/media/Ut7w417r34Ody/giphy.gif
1 Like #2
Thanks, that's £7 I forgot about.
3 Likes #3
Shame the card becomes void as they cost £3 to buy unloaded when i bought mine years ago.
30 Likes #4
Maybe just me being picky, but this surely belongs in Misc as it's not really a "deal" as such, as it's not a purchasable thing.

On topic, this figure seems low. Must have been a lot of claims as some paper reported about double this figure a couple of years back! Most the money they reckon was tourists just leaving cards with a few quid on them each


Edited By: tehwabbit on Aug 23, 2016 16:38
4 Likes #5
what if you cant find that oyster card you know you have money on :p
32 Likes #6
tehwabbit
Maybe just me being picky, but this surely belongs in Misc as it's not really a "deal" as such, as it's not a purchasable thing.
On topic, this figure seems low. Must have been a lot of claims as some paper reported about double this figure a couple of years back! Most the money they reckon was tourists just leaving cards with a few quid on them each

Just tourists leaving cards with a few quid on them each? There was me assuming it was one card with an un-used £220m on it.
21 Likes #7
If you return your card, you get your £5 deposit back. Found 4 cards of my brother after he moved out.
Finders keeper, losers weeper applies. X)
2 Likes #8
brooky
tehwabbit
Maybe just me being picky, but this surely belongs in Misc as it's not really a "deal" as such, as it's not a purchasable thing.
On topic, this figure seems low. Must have been a lot of claims as some paper reported about double this figure a couple of years back! Most the money they reckon was tourists just leaving cards with a few quid on them each
Just tourists leaving cards with a few quid on them each? There was me assuming it was one card with an un-used £220m on it.

God imagine being behind that person in the queue when they claim their money back. You'd be there all day.
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tehwabbit
Maybe just me being picky, but this surely belongs in Misc as it's not really a "deal" as such, as it's not a purchasable thing.
On topic, this figure seems low. Must have been a lot of claims as some paper reported about double this figure a couple of years back! Most the money they reckon was tourists just leaving cards with a few quid on them each


You need to purchase it before you can obtain a refund.

Anyway, back on topic, i'll check my cards later and see what i have on them :)
2 Likes #10
Deal?
2 Likes #11
I just got a tenner back thanks to this! :D:D:D
#12
mutley1
Shame the card becomes void as they cost £3 to buy unloaded when i bought mine years ago.
They give you the deposit back too.
6 Likes #13
Not a deal.
1 Like #14
brooky
tehwabbit
Maybe just me being picky, but this surely belongs in Misc as it's not really a "deal" as such, as it's not a purchasable thing.
On topic, this figure seems low. Must have been a lot of claims as some paper reported about double this figure a couple of years back! Most the money they reckon was tourists just leaving cards with a few quid on them each
Just tourists leaving cards with a few quid on them each? There was me assuming it was one card with an un-used £220m on it.

* as opposed to people like us that *may* use them again, or "forgot". Most tourists simply cba with the hassle!
#15
just reported mine as lost on the TFL site. refunded to bank account. tried with my 2nd card, says i've exceeded the number of cards i can report as lost/failed etc. brilliant. have to call up and do it manually. (which I can't be arsed to do)
grrr
1 Like #16
£11.60 back. Thanks OP!
2 Likes #17
just got nearly £30 back from a card i lost over a year ago. excellent!
1 Like #18
Great tip! Until today I thought you had to go to a LT travel centre to cancel & refund an Oyster, so I was waiting on my next London trip to do it. Just refunded £28 (damn you, £20 minimum auto-topup!) + £5 deposit.

Contactless card is the way to go, if you have one. No auto-topup, so it's truly pay-as-you-go, with no cash languishing in LT's account. Plus there's a better weekly value cap for contactless users than Oyster users.

Ta!
7 Likes #19
HOLY MOLY £322
a woot for op
#20
brockwelljunk
mutley1
Shame the card becomes void as they cost £3 to buy unloaded when i bought mine years ago.
They give you the deposit back too.

How do you get the deposit back?
13 Likes #21
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Love the gif of Corbyn trying to get a train seat!
1 Like #22
Thanks OP. £20 I didn't know about
2 Likes #23
shabbird
If you return your card, you get your £5 deposit back. Found 4 cards of my brother after he moved out.
Finders keeper, losers weeper applies. X)

did not know this thanks, chucked 3 away because it got lost at different times, had to pay for replacements and each one that ive found again (all three) tfl said they cannot reactivate them. They didnt mention i could return them for my deposit back. ty
5 Likes #24
Hate this whenit happens X)

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1 Like #25
I always seem to find Oyster cards on buses can I claim the refunds but I don't want to give security details of its registered because it's not mine just need the money
10 Likes #26
brooky
Just tourists leaving cards with a few quid on them each? There was me assuming it was one card with an un-used £220m on it.

What a ridiculous comment, who would have £220m lying about on one card, that's almost two years' travel from Edgware to Euston.
#27
I live in Dublin, haven't been to England in a few months and not planning on going back any time soon either. £25odd on there, delighted!

Cheers OP.
#28
If I travel with our kids will I have to get oyster cards for them?
1 Like #29
argosextra
I always seem to find Oyster cards on buses can I claim the refunds but I don't want to give security details of its registered because it's not mine just need the money
You could, but it would be a crime, likely both theft by finding and fraud, so no.
#30
bresslaw73
If I travel with our kids will I have to get oyster cards for them?
We've just come back from london. I have a 3 and 9 year old. Didn't have to pay for them
#31
Brilliant!

Signed in and was refunded £13 on a card, since lost, I had registered previously. Many many years ago it would seem as I have no recollection of ever signing up in the first place.

So the card I am holding and was going to claim back on cannot be refunded, or added as mine, as I have not used it in 8 weeks nor prove I am its holder.
banned#32
bresslaw73
If I travel with our kids will I have to get oyster cards for them?


Depends on their ages. If they are under 11 and travelling with an adult who is using pay as you go, or has a valid ticket (excluding group day travelcards), a Freedom Pass or an Oyster photo card then up to 4 children per adult can travel for free without an Oyster card

Full info here

Edited By: cchopps on Aug 23, 2016 19:40
#33
Thanks for that, much appreciated!
#34
Voted hot. No point to oyster anymore since contactless.

It's worth noting it's only the TfL only stations that will give you the money back at the machine. *I think* TfL only stations are the ones that don't have network rail or overground (inc dlr etc) running through them - those that do.

I did it other month and was very confused by the guy said I couldn't do it there at Wimbledon (because of Network Rail) but could do it at Wimbledon Park because it's TfL only.
1 Like #35
Nice job OP... thanks for posting in deals... just got £9.90 from a card I apparently registered in 2008 and have basically never used since! :) Now trying to find log-in info for my wife's card which is proving more difficult.
1 Like #36
Sweet. £29.10 back.
#37
Got a card from 2007 lying around somewhere, might have to check it out.
#38
I got £30 odd on my card plus an all zone annual travel card. They won't refund the £30 without cancelling the card which I can't do. Need to wait 11 months then sign up for new card to put travel card renewal on. Then refund the £30 and cancel card. Rubbish! You'd think they could do some manual transfer or something.
#39
I did this a while back with some of my old random cards, I got a small fortune back! Thanks for posting- definitely a good to know tip :)
1 Like #40
20.10 back thanks for this

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