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Just been emailed this link,found Glasgow to London single for £14.25. see screen shot.

Won't let you use railcards as i tried.

Fancy a last minute deal on rail travel? Do a bit of Christmas shopping, visit friends and family or just enjoy a family day out? For a limited period we are offering a fantastic 50% off the cost of rail travel to help you do this.

To take advantage of this offer all you have to do is book your rail tickets via our online booking system, using the link shown below on 17, 18 , 19 or 20 October 2007 and you'll qualify for 50% off the cost of most rail tickets.

***(Your discount will be shown in step 6 of the booking process)****

50% offer only for the dates above in October...
travel discount on the dates above only 17TH,18TH,19TH,20TH October only


- hotscot

Just found the T&C'S

This offer is only available for bookings made using the promotional link.
Discounted tickets can only be booked using this link on either 17, 18, 19 or 20 October 2007.
Normal terms and conditions apply to the specific ticket purchased.
A maximum of 4 tickets may be booked on one transaction.
Travel can be booked up to 3 months in advance from date of purchase.
The appropriate rail discount will not be shown until step 6 out of 7 (shopping basket page) in the booking process.
Caledonian Sleeper, Flexipass, Season Ticket, Travelpass and Rover tickets are not included within this offer.
This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer and further Railcard discounts are not valid.

http://www.send-data.net/firstscotrail/ThirdAnniversary_PreBooking.asp?mn=E21CC3B26B87&mn2=B60BD638
- hotscot

Thanks to poster Patmoore for pointing this out :)

You need to copy and paste the link at the bottom of the first post.

You'll know it's okay ( right site) when you answer the question about which service you would have used first, before you can buy tickets at 50% off.
- hotscot
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#1
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#2
Does the travel date have to be before 20/10/07 as well?
I tried booking for Christmas, but got the normal fare.
#3
It's been a while since they did this. But normally it's for the next three months. Haven't tried myself yet though.
#4
I tried for november and got normal rate.
Must just be for these next few days.
#5
You can only get the discount if you have received the email from them. Its linked to your email address. The discount is right up until the 4th January, but it has to be booked by 20th Oct.
#6
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27990&highlight=firstscotrail

here explains how you can book with a railcard too.It used to work this method but not sure if it still does.However I'll be ordering shortly and if I can get my family railcard to work with it too,I'll message up.
#7
offer applies to booking /purchase before 20th Oct 2007....:)

This offer is only available for bookings made using the promotional link.

Discounted tickets can only be booked using this link on either 17, 18, 19 or 20 October 2007.

Normal terms and conditions apply to the specific ticket purchased.

[COLOR=red]A maximum of 4 tickets may be booked on one transaction.
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Travel can be booked up to 3 months in advance from date of purchase.

[COLOR=red]The appropriate rail discount will not be shown until step 6 out of 7 (shopping basket page) in the booking process.
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Caledonian Sleeper, Flexipass, Season Ticket, Travelpass and Rover tickets are not included within this offer.

This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer and further Railcard discounts are not valid.

#8
Nope I can't purchase tickets as my station doesn't do the ticket machines to collect the tickets and my postcode area is no good for them sending out tickets. I can only order when plenty of notice is given to get the tickets for delivery to my address by normal post.
Not sure if travel card works as there as been a way round it before unless they secured up on idea.
#9
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Nope I can't purchase tickets as my station doesn't do the ticket machines to collect the tickets and my postcode area is no good for them sending out tickets. I can only order when plenty of notice is given to get the tickets for delivery to my address by normal post.
Not sure if travel card works as there as been a way round it before unless they secured up on idea.


In the terms......you only have to book the tickets by 20th October

Travel can be booked up to 3 months in advance from date of purchase

And i tried to book using rail card on normal link....it would'nt let me :-(
#10
hotscot
In the terms......you only have to book the tickets by 20th October

Travel can be booked up to 3 months in advance from date of purchase

And i tried to book using rail card on normal link....it would'nt let me :-(



Yeh I'm wanting to travel this Saturday but my station as no fast pass machines.I have booked before online and had tickets sent to me in post.
They must got wise to people getting the discount plus their railcard on top,it was good while it lasted for previous bookings,can't have it all ways I guess.
#11
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Nope I can't purchase tickets as my station doesn't do the ticket machines to collect the tickets and my postcode area is no good for them sending out tickets. I can only order when plenty of notice is given to get the tickets for delivery to my address by normal post.
Not sure if travel card works as there as been a way round it before unless they secured up on idea.


I used this ticket collection machine service before dispite there being no ticket machine at my local train station, I just put the nearest station available (Chelmsford) - you'll be given a reference and then I collected my tickets from my nearest station (Ipswich) ticket office. You just need the reference and card you used to make the booking.
#12
Just found tickets for London to Glasgow for £17.50 return in Nov...:w00t:
#13
steve1905
I used this ticket collection machine service before dispite there being no ticket machine at my local train station, I just put the nearest station available (Chelmsford) - you'll be given a reference and then I collected my tickets from my nearest station (Ipswich) ticket office. You just need the reference and card you used to make the booking.


Yeh but now there doesn't seem to be any loophole on using a railcard now and they useless here when I making enquiries and I hate to think they couldn't give me the tickets by insisting I need the machine etc.I'm not in the mood for anything to go wrong at mo or arguing 4 that matter.
I'm probably just going order some tickets for my Mum as she uses no railcard and she has set days for coming over so I might aswell order 3 mths worth for her and cos I'll give a weeks notice they can be sent in post.I've ordered 1 day and received the next day but I don't think they taking any chances cos of the mail so again this mail strikes messes another thing up for people.
#14
is there a minimum purchase for this? because the 50% discount does not seem to show up in step 6 for a 10 quid ticket.
#15
The discount didnt show up from Peterborough to Kings Cross either.
#16
Ok so it works, however the 'Go to deal' button sends you to the wrong page.

You need to copy and paste the link at the bottom of the first post.

You'll know it's okay when you answer the question about which service you would have used first, before you can buy tickets at 50% off.
#17
patmoore
Ok so it works, however the 'Go to deal' button sends you to the wrong page.

You need to copy and paste the link at the bottom of the first post.

You'll know it's okay when you answer the question about which service you would have used first, before you can buy tickets at 50% off.


I've tried to change link,it might work now :thinking: if not i have added link into original post,as Patmoore has said...:thumbsup:
#18
I've tried to get tickets using the railcard discount, and it works right up until you try and process payment. When I click "Buy Tickets", it just says "Unable to process at this time". I tried 3 different cards to no avail, and I buy train tickets regularly using them so I know they work on this site!

Shame - did anyone else have the same experience?
#19
All works fine, 50% comes off, then won't accept any of my cards - just says unable to process at this time...ahh!!

Anyone else having this problem??
#20
Yes snap! you beat me to it!
#21
Haha, oh well at least it isn't just me! Real shame as I travel Darlington-Leeds 3 days a week and this really helped me the last time it was on...
#22
Can I pick this train up from any station on that route, or do you have to board at Glasgow?
#23
Noctu
I've tried to get tickets using the railcard discount, and it works right up until you try and process payment. When I click "Buy Tickets", it just says "Unable to process at this time". I tried 3 different cards to no avail, and I buy train tickets regularly using them so I know they work on this site!

Shame - did anyone else have the same experience?


:-( I tried this too,it does'nt work.....as in the T&C'S

further Railcard discounts are not valid.
#24
donkeydavid
Can I pick this train up from any station on that route, or do you have to board at Glasgow?


I only used Glasgow as an example....i guess travel from were to were you want.:)
#25
darren999
All works fine, 50% comes off, then won't accept any of my cards - just says unable to process at this time...ahh!!

Anyone else having this problem??

Me 2 same problem.
#26
has anyone actually bought some? I can't get any of my cards to work properly, it just says there's a problem, try again later!
#27
[SIZE=3]Now it won't work for me,it's stating :thinking: [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]"session timed out" :-( tickets are normal price now,and i went through the email i got.....[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Have they pulled this early,or is it over load?[/SIZE]
#28
Scotrail have advised that due to high demand, the website is suffering from cogestion and is unable to process CC bookings. She advised to wait an hour and try again, by which time your tickets might be gone. Oh well
#29
hotscot
[SIZE=3]Now it won't work for me,it's stating :thinking: [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]"session timed out" :-( tickets are normal price now,and i went through the email i got.....[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Have they pulled this early,or is it over load?[/SIZE]

Just phoned scot rail they said"offer removed due to non subscribers using"Any train fares booked will be cancelled and will have to be rebooked at full price this promotion was for limited number of people who received email from scot rail directly.
#30
Oh well....it's expired.....:-(
#31
Having the same problem here too even without trying to fiddle the railway discount.. grr!
#32
Why don't they just update their shoddy system then if they don't want other people to book tickets, they didn't seem to care 3 times previously when I've booked discounted tickets. Haven't been any for a while though so maybe they got told off.
#33
yep, 'unable to process at this time...' keeps coming up when making payment
#34
Shame,I was just getting round to ordering 3 mths worth for my Mum as she visits me twice a week,Its tiem consuming working out the dates she comes over but I was dealing with housework and hanging out washing etc so was going do it once I got kids settled in from school.
#35
tara1082
Just phoned scot rail they said"offer removed due to non subscribers using"Any train fares booked will be cancelled and will have to be rebooked at full price this promotion was for limited number of people who received email from scot rail directly.



I should get email offers cos have booked with them before and I opted for email from them with any offers/promotions but I don't always get them.
#36
Wow! Scotrail actually learning!!
#37
This is now working!!!!
1 Like #38
To add also, I just booked using the workaround for the railway discount. Woo hoo!
#39
This is now working again after a few tries ,with railcards too.....thanks Noctu for letting me know....

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#40
I have just booked £232.80 worth of tickets for £116.40 :)

Thanks hotscot!

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