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Family & friends railcard

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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago / expired 31 Mar 1031 March 2010
Instructions:The Sun newspaper have this 25% off friends & family railcard offer. You need to have at least one child traveling with you to use it, but you can save a fortune on day trips.
Offer only available online with code SUN25. Hope ive done this right.
www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/sun
Code: SUN25
 
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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago / expired 31 Mar 1031 March 2010
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#1
For anyone who hasn't thought about the cost savings that can be had using one of these things, they tend to pay for themselves and more in one trip.

I recently went to London with the kids (2ad/2kids), return Crewe to Euston for £56. The full price was in excess of £280!

Try it out putting in some trial journeys on [url]www.thetrainline.com[/url] - just tick the railcard box when you input your journeys.

There is a bonus - when you have train tickets going in to London, use them to get BOGOF tickets to some of the major attractions in London & others: http://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/cardholders/offers

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#2
these are excellent value, this saturday alone i'm paying £22 for my lad and me instead of £55 to newcastle, + my o/h and mate + 2 kids are getting it for this price too.
i even save just over a quid on short trips to town, cheaper/quicker than the bus and no car means i can have a shandy or 2 ;-)
best thing ive ever bought
#3
I work as a train manager , i just want to point out to anyone who wants to get one of these or who already has one,
Lots and lots of people get prosecuted and or fined a load of cash for "misusing" these things

Basically what im saying is please read the terms and conditions of use properly or the consequences could make this a rather expensive deal :thumbsup:
#4
Andi Keane
I work as a train manager , i just want to point out to anyone who wants to get one of these or who already has one,
Lots and lots of people get prosecuted and or fined a load of cash for "misusing" these things

Basically what im saying is please read the terms and conditions of use properly or the consequences could make this a rather expensive deal :thumbsup:


Do some people just collect a random child at the station and pass them off as their own?

That's serious misusing of this deal. :oops:
#5
HughJarse
Do some people just collect a random child at the station and pass them off as their own?

That's serious misusing of this deal. :oops:


Ha ha it has been known, It sounds like you are talking from experience
#6
marnstars

I recently went to London with the kids (2ad/2kids), return Crewe to Euston for £56. The full price was in excess of £280!

True, they are great value (we always wait for the daily mail deal though as then the card is 50% off), still the rail card alone won't discount something from 280+ down to 56. You get 33% discount for adult and 60% for kids.
#7
schaf
still the rail card alone won't discount something from 280+ down to 56. You get 33% discount for adult and 60% for kids.


it can be possible to get more, search for single trips at the advanced rate, though this is available even if you dont have a railcard.
#8
Many thanks been waiting for this nearly bought at full price this morning.
#9
korky69
it can be possible to get more, search for single trips at the advanced rate, though this is available even if you dont have a railcard.


Exactly, the discount is fixed for all tickets.
#10
schaf
True, they are great value (we always wait for the daily mail deal though as then the card is 50% off), still the rail card alone won't discount something from 280+ down to 56. You get 33% discount for adult and 60% for kids.


How often is the Daily Mail offer on? I don't need a card at the moment, so happy to wait if there's another 25% on offer!! :roll:
#11
Yatty
How often is the Daily Mail offer on? I don't need a card at the moment, so happy to wait if there's another 25% on offer!! :roll:


Usually comes out around June/July, thats when mine expires at least :thumbsup:

Graham
#12
Andi Keane
I work as a train manager , i just want to point out to anyone who wants to get one of these or who already has one,
Lots and lots of people get prosecuted and or fined a load of cash for "misusing" these things

Basically what im saying is please read the terms and conditions of use properly or the consequences could make this a rather expensive deal :thumbsup:


Perhaps, mr train manager, you could recommend an alternative to a family and friends card for someone over 25 who wants to travel by themselves?

I've been struggling to come up with one since my young person's card expired when I turned 26.
#13
StolenDiagram
Perhaps, mr train manager, you could recommend an alternative to a family and friends card for someone over 25 who wants to travel by themselves?


hitch-hiking?:-D
#14
Yatty
How often is the Daily Mail offer on? I don't need a card at the moment, so happy to wait if there's another 25% on offer!! :roll:


here, the link to last year's deal:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/402051/50-off-family-and-friends-railcard
#15
Graham2
Usually comes out around June/July, thats when mine expires at least :thumbsup:

Graham


+1, Mines expires July so hoping they do it again. It was even better a few years ago when each child travelled for just £1 no matter what the journey and the adults got the usual discount.
#16
StolenDiagram
Perhaps, mr train manager, you could recommend an alternative to a family and friends card for someone over 25 who wants to travel by themselves?

I've been struggling to come up with one since my young person's card expired when I turned 26.


Nope you didnt use the magic word
#17
Mine ran out this week. Thanks OP.
#18
StolenDiagram
Perhaps, mr train manager, you could recommend an alternative to a family and friends card for someone over 25 who wants to travel by themselves?

I've been struggling to come up with one since my young person's card expired when I turned 26.


if you travel around London and the South Eat then you can get a Network Railcard for £25 a year with a third off. http://www.railcard.co.uk/network.

If you outside of that area then I don't think there is anything for you. But I'm no train manager so don't quote me on that.
#19
There's a minimum fare (M-F) of £13 and they can only be used after 1000.
So for those like me who regularly get the offpeak "gentleman's train" at 0920 and pay £9.90 for a return they're no use. :x
#20
StolenDiagram
Perhaps, mr train manager, you could recommend an alternative to a family and friends card for someone over 25 who wants to travel by themselves?

I've been struggling to come up with one since my young person's card expired when I turned 26.

[url]www.liftshare.com[/url] honestly railway staff aren't helpful are they.

You can keep you railcard for a year just have to be 25 when you buy it.:whistling:
#21
StolenDiagram
Perhaps, mr train manager, you could recommend an alternative to a family and friends card for someone over 25 who wants to travel by themselves?

I've been struggling to come up with one since my young person's card expired when I turned 26.


when you were 25 you should of bought the 3 or 5 year rail card so youd still have one now
#22
StolenDiagram

I've been struggling to come up with one since my young person's card expired when I turned 26.


This might help: http://www.shopneo.co.uk/flux-capacitor-free-shipping--pr-16735.html
#23
Hammondhammond
[url]www.liftshare.com[/url] honestly railway staff aren't helpful are they.

You can keep you railcard for a year just have to be 25 when you buy it.:whistling:


Helpful ?? try wanting to be helpful to people that are just plain rude and ignorant (Most passengers are not the above but as usual There is always going to be people who think they can do what they like when they like).

My original post was pointing out like many things in life there are specific terms and conditions that you have a stick to, or not and possibly end up loosing a load of money or possibly a criminal record Due to fraud (it can be that serious)

to end i will happily try and help with getting people where they are going as cheaply as possible it just takes a little politeness :thumbsup:
#24
Nice.
#25
Thanks for the tip, will pass the info along.
#26
2 days and the card is with us and already paid for itself and more with the savings made on a journey. Thanks OP Rep added
#27
I'm thinking of getting the 18-25 railcard but need to use it at 8am..it says on the website thats theres a minimum fare before 10am. Can anyone explain? Thanks
#28
charlottesmummy
I'm thinking of getting the 18-25 railcard but need to use it at 8am..it says on the website thats theres a minimum fare before 10am. Can anyone explain? Thanks


Sure , Glad to help. Monday to friday there is a minimum fare of £12 for single and return tickets Before 10am this does not apply july and august.

Basically this means that you are entitled to a 1/3 discount on your fare if purchased prior to boarding If purchasing facilities available, this does include fare machines at stations if the booking office is shut, But it will not be discounted to under £12

for instance if your fair as £15 then normally your fare after discount would be £10 but before 10am the minimum fare would default it to £12

If you buy specific Advanced Purchase tickets with individual train companies (available from many online ticket retailers and station booking offices then this does not apply)

Hope this helps

reply if you want any more info :thumbsup:
#29
now thats a fair fare :)
#30
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#31
Andi Keane
There is a minimum fare of £12 for single and return tickets Before 10am this does not apply july and august. Basically this means that you are entitled to a 1/3 discount on your fare if purchased prior to boarding If purchasing facilities available, this does include fare machines at stations if the booking office is shut, But it will not be discounted to under £12. for instance if your fair as £15 then normally your fare after discount would be £10 but before 10am the minimum fare would default it to £12. If you buy specific Advanced Purchase tickets with individual train companies (available from many online ticket retailers and station booking offices then this does not apply)


Helpful Mr Train Manager, but a glorious example of how much of a minefield (expensive) rail travel is in this country.
#32
mb1
Helpful Mr Train Manager, but a glorious example of how much of a minefield (expensive) rail travel is in this country.


It sounds more complicated to read than it is in reality to be honest
#33
Hope mine arrived for Friday - don't forget
Claim your free one year Family YHA (England and Wales) membership valued at £22.95 by calling 01629 592700 on receipt of your Railcard. Please provide the number printed on your Railcard Number and quote ATOC2.
#34
Yatty
How often is the Daily Mail offer on? I don't need a card at the moment, so happy to wait if there's another 25% on offer!! :roll:


Is it likely that the Daily Mail will do this again this year dose anyone know? My card runs out on 31/3 so am torn wether to use the 25%off or wait for a better offer :?

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