20-50% off Virgin Trains [West Coast] Advance fares for 'Great Run' & 'Great Swim' events in 2015
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20-50% off Virgin Trains [West Coast] Advance fares for 'Great Run' & 'Great Swim' events in 2015

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Found 16th Mar 2015
Virgin Trains [ie West Coast mainline] are offering a 20%, 34% or 50% discount on Virgin Trains First/Standard Advance fares depending on the number of people travelling to/ from a Great Run or Great Swim event located on the West Coast Mainline in 2015.

"Whether you're competing or supporting, we feel it's well deserved."

For details see below with events/locations involved over 2015...

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Original Poster

Was alerted to this by an email from them today which included that phrase "Whether you're competing or supporting, we feel it's well deserved." - ie you aren't required to be a participant, just travelling there within the timeframe to support the events (ie "Discount valid for journeys up to four days before or after the event date" - though appears to be only 3 days after).

eg the next opportunity is meant to be anyone travelling 15-23 April to/from Edinburgh on Virgin Trains [West Coast] [ie down to London via Carlisle/Birmingham] however system won't let me specify 23rd, only 22nd!

Bookings need to be made via their NOVA landing page at:
http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/nova/
When you see the results you should see (eg) "Nova 20" as the fare basis, and when you hover over a price it should show the Adult fare and the % discount given to give the net price shown.

Details of the offer per Terms and conditions
http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/nova/terms-conditions/

1.Virgin Trains will offer a 20%, 34% or 50% discount on Virgin Trains First/Standard Advance fares depending on the number of people travelling to/ from a Great Run or Great Swim event located on the West Coast Mainline.

2.This promotion is available on Virgin Trains Advance fares and on selected services to and from the locations of the Great Run or Great Swim events only. Journeys to and from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Penrith, Oxenholme, Carlisle, London and Birmingham.

3.Tickets can be Standard or First Class Advance with a maximum of 9 passengers per booking.

4.Offer valid for the following travel dates [per text "Discount valid for journeys up to four days before or after the event date"]

Great EDINBURGH Run 15/04/15 - 23/04/15 [ie with the run on 19/4 and +/- 4 days, but 23/4 gets rejected, 22/4 OKay]
Great Edinburgh Run Mini & Junior 15/04/15 - 23/04/15

Great MANCHESTER Run 06/05/15 - 14/05/15 [checked 14/5 & that +4 date IS accepted by the booking engine]
Mini & Junior Manchester Run 05/05/15 - 13/05/15

GLASGOW Women's 10km 14/05/15 - 22/05/15

Great North Swim 08/06/15 - 18/06/15 [ie Lake WINDERMERE - hence presumably Penrith/Oxenholme]

Great MANCHESTER Swim 18/08/15 - 26/08/15

Great Scottish Swim 18/08/2015 - 26/08/15 [LOCH LOMOND, ie presumably Glasgow]

Great Scottish Run 29/09/15 - 07/10/15 [GLASGOW]

Great BIRMINGHAM Run 14/10/15 - 22/10/15
Mini & Junior Great Birmingham Run 14/10/15 - 22/10/15

5.Tickets are non-refundable and the time or date of travel cannot be changed and these fares are subject to availability.

6.There are no child or Railcard discounts available.

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re the problem/bug that their booking engine didn't allow from Edinburgh on 23/4 [as per text/T&Cs] : I tried their Live Assistance who eventually told me I had to ring up about it instead. I have submitted a website comment about the error... meant to get a reply within 24hrs... got the reply... didn't answer the question at all. I checked 14/5 Manchester & that is OKAY.
Edited by: "mk-donald" 16th Mar 2015

Original Poster

Tip: Can get 10% off an Adult Advance at any time in 2015 on Virgin Trains [ie West Coast, not East Coast!] if you're a Virgin Money customer:
hotukdeals.com/dea…271

Edited by: "mk-donald" 12th May 2015

From what I can see, you don't have to show any proof you're taking part in these events?

Original Poster

mb1

From what I can see, you don't have to show any proof you're taking part … From what I can see, you don't have to show any proof you're taking part in these events?


Correct. I have added in a phrase from their promo email "Whether you're competing or supporting, we feel it's [discount] well deserved."
Edited by: "mk-donald" 16th Mar 2015

Original Poster

Update on 1/4 : definitely working still - got to Glasgow on Mon 18/5 (to support the Women's 10kms on the Sunday) - using their group button got 50% off Advances and so First Class cost our group £26.50/head for 5 hours of weekday First Class travel/seating/refreshments - as compared to an individual's walk-up First Class fare of £224.50 (Std £154.00).
Edited by: "mk-donald" 12th May 2015

Perhaps title should be changed to reflect fact that absolutely ANYONE can get these fares, and they're valid on wide windows not just event dates. Should be smoking hot! And it's not a "HOME" category deal - it's "TRAVEL".
Edited by: "OwlEye" 12th May 2015

9th of July is accepted by the booking engine. Do you know why? Do you think that staff will ask me about the code?

przemekgubernat

9th of July is accepted by the booking engine. Do you know why? Do you … 9th of July is accepted by the booking engine. Do you know why? Do you think that staff will ask me about the code?


Did the staff ask you about the code?
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