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2,000 Nectar points (worth £10) when you book a virgin train ticket from just
2,000 Nectar points (worth £10) when you book a virgin train ticket from just

2,000 Nectar points (worth £10) when you book a virgin train ticket from just

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Check your emails, from Nectar saying collect 2,000 points worth (£10) when you buy a Virgin train ticket from just £4!

Effectively a free train ticket and £6 worth of shopping!

the email reads;

Virgin Trains West Coast are celebrating 20 brilliant years with a huge birthday seat sale, plus an extra 2,000 bonus points when you book your tickets between 9–14 March 2017.

Why not head to Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool or Manchester from just £4, or travel in style in First Class from just £17...With sale prices available for travel between 25 March – 24 August, you can plan a summer full of adventures.

t&c's on first post. Seems to be account specific

A promotional London to Birmingham child ticket is £2
- aau1

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Original Poster

1. The 2,000 bonus points will only be awarded to those that have received this email and made a booking between 9-14 March 2017 for travel between 25 March – 24 August 2017 inclusive.
2. Bonus points will be awarded on first transaction only and not for multiple bookings. The bonus points will be awarded by 10 April 2017.
3. Promotional First and Standard Class Fares are available on selected Virgin Trains services only on the West Coast Mainline.
4. Promotional First and Standard Class fares available on virgintrains.comvirgintrains.co.uk, trainline.com, trainline.co.uk, Virgin Trains app, Trainline app and selected Travel Management Companies only.
5. Subject to availability on specific services, and requested journeys cannot be guaranteed.
6. Promotional fares are available for booking between 9-14 March 2017 inclusive.
7. Promotional fares are available for travel between 25 March – 24 August 2017 inclusive.
8. Promotional fares available on First and Standard Class tickets.
9. Tickets are non-refundable, change of travel date and/or time is available up to the departure on payment of a £10 admin fee plus the difference of the new applicable fare.
10. Other discounts including Railcards and Group discounts do not apply.
11. Child discounts apply.

Great.....IF you got the email

Original Poster

aau1

Great.....IF you got the email




Good point, have updated the deal.

What.... not available on Southern Snailways..............Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

West Coast Mainline only? It doesn't say £4 is the minimum either. Can someone state which journey is best to do? As in buying tickets just for the points not to actually travel.

Thanks - booked some trains for a weekend back home!

£10 admin fee to change the date of a ticket is outrageous. Virgin are a disgrace. This so called birthday sale doesn't in any way make up for their ripoff fares the rest of the time.

Original Poster

Robboo

West Coast Mainline only? It doesn't say £4 is the minimum either. Can … West Coast Mainline only? It doesn't say £4 is the minimum either. Can someone state which journey is best to do? As in buying tickets just for the points not to actually travel.



London to Birmingham will get you the £4 train.

What is the cheapest just for the points - London to Birmingham - what dates? Thanks a lot.

m88sdm

The email reads;Virgin Trains West Coast are celebrating 20 brilliant … The email reads;Virgin Trains West Coast are celebrating 20 brilliant years with a huge birthday seat sale, plus an extra 2,000 bonus points when you book your tickets between 9–14 March 2017. Why not head to Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool or Manchester from just £4, or travel in style in First Class from just £17...With sale prices available for travel between 25 March – 24 August, you can plan a summer full of adventures.



I got an email but it reads differently:

Virgin Trains West Coast are celebrating 20 brilliant years with a huge … Virgin Trains West Coast are celebrating 20 brilliant years with a huge birthday seat sale, plus an extra 2,000 bonus points when you book your tickets between 9–14 March 2017. Why not head to London for just £14, or travel in style in First Class from just £35...With sale prices available for travel between 25 March – 24 August, you can plan a summer full of adventures. Simply click ‘Book now’ to grab your tickets now… they’ll be gone quicker than you can say ‘Happy Birthday’!



I'm not sure you have to buy a seat in the sale to qualify for the points
Edited by: "aau1" 9th Mar

matwalaboy

What is the cheapest just for the points - London to Birmingham - what … What is the cheapest just for the points - London to Birmingham - what dates? Thanks a lot.



I opted for a London to Birmingham child ticket for £2

It would probably work on a non-sale ticket but for the sake of a few pence this ticket will be easier to get the points added on live chat when they don't go on automatically
Edited by: "aau1" 9th Mar

aau1

I opted for a London to Birmingham child ticket for £2It would probably … I opted for a London to Birmingham child ticket for £2It would probably work on a non-sale ticket but for the sake of a few pence this ticket will be easier to get the points added on live chat when the points don't go on automatically


Thanks, booked one for 2 quid too - hopefully they give the points.

I bought a ticket for £1.30, will see what happens!

Last time they didn't load the points I found live chat useless but 'Resolver' worked

hot1805

Last time they didn't load the points I found live chat useless but … Last time they didn't load the points I found live chat useless but 'Resolver' worked



​I have bought tickets twice for the points and haven't received my points yet. Would you kindly tell me how you resolved yours please. Many thanks in advance.

Original Poster

ChildofGod

​I have bought tickets twice for the points and haven't received my p … ​I have bought tickets twice for the points and haven't received my points yet. Would you kindly tell me how you resolved yours please. Many thanks in advance.



You only get the points once, and they get awarded on 10th April.

I saw this email and (as I do with most) just deleted it haha.
Have gone back and booked a Manchester - Liverpool train for £3.

Would be nice to get £10 worth of points for a £3 spend, true. If all else fails however, a train to Liverpool for £3 isn't to be sniffed at - cheaper than the petrol to drive there anyway.

I am still waiting for my 1k points from using dhl in december - have emailed customer services reg the same . Going by personal experience and some of the comments here , be prepared to do some chasing up as points don't seem to be automatically added....
Edited by: "blkwhte" 10th Mar

Do note that the offer is valid for Virgin trains only. Tickets booked via Virgin website for trains operated by other operators (such as London Midland, etc) do not qualify for the bonus.

blkwhte

I am still waiting for my 1k points from using dhl in december - have … I am still waiting for my 1k points from using dhl in december - have emailed customer services reg the same . Going by personal experience and some of the comments here , be prepared to do some chasing up as points don't seem to be automatically added....



​Last time I queried points not being added they actually took 350 off!!!

Hot! have just booked Coventry-London return £8! thanks

"Invested" 200 pence towards a child ticket... Lets see if the Nectar points pay out... bring on 10th April!

Kloppenhagen

I saw this email and (as I do with most) just deleted it haha.Have gone … I saw this email and (as I do with most) just deleted it haha.Have gone back and booked a Manchester - Liverpool train for £3.Would be nice to get £10 worth of points for a £3 spend, true. If all else fails however, a train to Liverpool for £3 isn't to be sniffed at - cheaper than the petrol to drive there anyway.


Won't work as Liverpool to manchester is not operated by virgin west coast. Book something like a child ticket from Manchester to Stockport and that will count, and be very cheap. You needn't actually use it or get it.

Just booked a child fare London to Brum for £2... we shall see what happens!

With sainsburys double up it's £18 for nowt

wild goose chase.
booked previously when the offer was on and didnt get any points.

just booked London to Birmingham child £3 ticket came through London midland service although booked through virgin west coast no doubt will not get points

kidrock123

wild goose chase.booked previously when the offer was on and didnt get … wild goose chase.booked previously when the offer was on and didnt get any points.



​Same here. Booked one in December and another in January, still no points added

boyaloud

Won't work as Liverpool to manchester is not operated by virgin west … Won't work as Liverpool to manchester is not operated by virgin west coast. Book something like a child ticket from Manchester to Stockport and that will count, and be very cheap. You needn't actually use it or get it.



That's still dodgy advice.

Manchester to Stockport is serviced by Northern, Crosscountry, Transpenine and Virgin (and possibly others but that's all the different operators I found on just one page of results)

You have to be sure you are booking on a Virgin service

No email for me, I'm jealous.

aau1

That's still dodgy advice.Manchester to Stockport is serviced by … That's still dodgy advice.Manchester to Stockport is serviced by Northern, Crosscountry, Transpenine and Virgin (and possibly others but that's all the different operators I found on just one page of results)You have to be sure you are booking on a Virgin service


You can purchase a virgin only single from Manchester to Stockport. Even if you purchased a normal single, however , it would count.

boyaloud

You can purchase a virgin only single from Manchester to Stockport. Even … You can purchase a virgin only single from Manchester to Stockport. Even if you purchased a normal single, however , it would count.



I know but it's important to point out that that route is not exclusively operated by Virgin and so people might still buy the wrong tickets

edit: sorry, are you saying you think they'll reward you for buying tickets on a non-virgin service?
Edited by: "aau1" 17th Mar

Just checked my Nectar account and got my additional 2000 points.
Also have another offer for 1000 more for next booking as its my Birthday.

dybydx

Just checked my Nectar account and got my additional 2000 points.Also … Just checked my Nectar account and got my additional 2000 points.Also have another offer for 1000 more for next booking as its my Birthday.


Thanks. Checked mine and I also got 2000 points.
But don't have the new offer for 1000 more points.

Got my 2000pts on a £2 ticket too!

jamie015

Got my 2000pts on a £2 ticket too!



​Thx!

Anyone else still waiting on points?

eddyw

Anyone else still waiting on points?



​ye

I got live chat to add my missing points
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