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Book any Virgin Trains EAST COAST journey for 24 December and get 1,000 Nectar points (journeys from £1.15)
Book any Virgin Trains EAST COAST journey for 24 December and get 1,000 Nectar points (journeys from £1.15)

Book any Virgin Trains EAST COAST journey for 24 December and get 1,000 Nectar points (journeys from £1.15)

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Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with your Nectar number entered. Book a child single from Edinburgh to Haymarket for that date even if you won't use it - get 1,000 points.

​you must religiously keep records of ALL nectar offers you take up as they nearly always forget to award points. after 28 days you then go on live chat with them to get them put on.

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Not on mine sadly

Op, how much is the ticket you mentioned? I have this offer on my nectar.

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juggler1

Op, how much is the ticket you mentioned? I have this offer on my nectar.


£1.15 an anytime single, child

booked here, think this train will be very empty on the day...

got one for 70p thanks

Thanks got single for 70p

Do you have to use east coast link on nectar website to get points? I've nectar card linked to my east coast account but I booked it directly without clicking nectar link. Not sure if I'll get points.

thanks OP, Glasgow Central or Queen St to High Street (Glasgow) 65p child single
Edited by: "Savvy_Sister" 4th Dec 2016

i think it will jut be a case of linking nectar card to account surely? x

Wow! Thank you so much for this FREE MONEY op! I clicked through nectar app, bought the £1.15 ticket. Boom! A fivers worth of points that I'll save for double-up, a tenners worth of stuff! Over the moon with this deal! Thank you! Wish I could add heat twice, so pleased with this!

Savvy_Sister

thanks OP, Glasgow Central or Queen St to High Street (Glasgow) 65p child … thanks OP, Glasgow Central or Queen St to High Street (Glasgow) 65p child single


Glasgow is not on Virgin Trains East Coast Main Line.

bambamsmam

i think it will jut be a case of linking nectar card to account surely? x



I panicked for a second then! But checked and, happily, for some reason, I'd previously linked my nectar card. I never book train tickets, find it all so complicated. Luckily I have a friend with 'Train Brain' to whom all the variables are easy, so my train friend books for me, on the odd occasion I travel by train. Feel sure I've linked my nectar card from a previous deal on here, ha. Probably one of the op's!

lillyluvit

got one for 70p thanks



mmm007

Thanks got single for 70p



Think the spend has to be £1 to trigger the bonus points e.g. base nectar point is not awarded so the bonus points can't be triggered - if people are purchasing suggest to make sure spend is at least £1

lillyluvit

got one for 70p thanks

mmm007

Thanks got single for 70p



You're right, I'd forgotten about the £1 trigger.

and make sure the train you choose is a East Coast VT. The website will allow you to book any train but T&Cs say the reward must be on a ECVT.

reddwarfcrew

and make sure the train you choose is a East Coast VT. The website will … and make sure the train you choose is a East Coast VT. The website will allow you to book any train but T&Cs say the reward must be on a ECVT.



Ohh, I'm lost, how can I tell ? I booked the journey the op suggested

lillyluvit

got one for 70p thanks

mmm007

Thanks got single for 70p



​oops oO

How does one check if the route is Virgin Trains East Coast or not as the website allows booking others too?

reddwarfcrew

and make sure the train you choose is a East Coast VT. The website will … and make sure the train you choose is a East Coast VT. The website will allow you to book any train but T&Cs say the reward must be on a ECVT.



How do you know if VT or not? The OP route to Haymarket seems to be Scotrail!

Use TheTrainLine and when you see the results, click the info button. You need it to show East Coast Virgin Trains. Scotrail is not ECVT.

reddwarfcrew

Use TheTrainLine and when you see the results, click the info button. … Use TheTrainLine and when you see the results, click the info button. You need it to show East Coast Virgin Trains. Scotrail is not ECVT.


Thanks thats helpful - would you know then what is the cheapest ECVT to take benefit of this offer - thanks again.

boyaloud

£1.15 an anytime single, child



So we aren't worrying that booking tickets that you aren't going to use could mean that somebody can't travel home for Xmas? As long as everyone gets their points though ...

I've not got this in my Nectar, drat!

Don't trains book more tickets than there are, so people sometimes sit in your seat until you ask for it back... train companies are more poo than hotukdealers

you guys have made the site crash

heffalump13a

So we aren't worrying that booking tickets that you aren't going to use … So we aren't worrying that booking tickets that you aren't going to use could mean that somebody can't travel home for Xmas? As long as everyone gets their points though ...



​If you think a few hundred guys booking Edinburgh to Haymarket tickets will mean no one can book Edinburgh to London tickets then the train companies better get their system sorted fast...

Original Poster

Savvy_Sister

thanks OP, Glasgow Central or Queen St to High Street (Glasgow) 65p child … thanks OP, Glasgow Central or Queen St to High Street (Glasgow) 65p child single



​thats not served by east coast trains

Original Poster

juggler1

Wow! Thank you so much for this FREE MONEY op! I clicked through nectar … Wow! Thank you so much for this FREE MONEY op! I clicked through nectar app, bought the £1.15 ticket. Boom! A fivers worth of points that I'll save for double-up, a tenners worth of stuff! Over the moon with this deal! Thank you! Wish I could add heat twice, so pleased with this!



​thats lovely thanks

Original Poster

to answer some questions:

I assume they mean destinations serves by virgin trains east coast. from Edinburgh to Haymarket (under five minute journey) you can travel on Virgin east coast, scotrail, first transpennine, virgin west coast (often just called virgin trains), cross country. as such its a journey covered by virgin east coast. this particular ticket at £1.15 enables travel with any company.

it won't deprive anyone of travelling as its just a standard ticket. unlimited amounts can be sold making no difference to how many "advance" tickets are sold. "advances" are quota controlled.

I think £1 will be the minimum to trigger this offer.

So you can book a Scotrail line ticket and this will still work??

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2005lloydb

So you can book a Scotrail line ticket and this will still work??



As I said, If virgin trains east coast serve the stations involved then yes

The 07:48 from Haymarket to Waverley is VTEC!

LesD

The 07:48 from Haymarket to Waverley is VTEC!


Nice one - bought the cheapest for 1.15 - hopefully thats a fiver or possibly a tenner on double up. Thanks OP

Tried on the previous occasion when this so called points ''offer' was available and didnt get squat.

I got the following, is it a different offer?

1,000 points with your next Virgin Trains booking - fancy a NYE city break?

How to get this offer

Click 'Visit website' and book a Virgin Trains West Coast route from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool or Glasgow
1,000 bonus points will be awarded within 28 days of offer expiry.

Original Poster

kidrock123

Tried on the previous occasion when this so called points ''offer' was … Tried on the previous occasion when this so called points ''offer' was available and didnt get squat.



​you have to religiously keep records of ALL nectar offers you take up as they nearly always forget. after 28 days you then go on live chat with them to get them put on.

Original Poster

see my thread update

Original Poster

kidrock123

Tried on the previous occasion when this so called points ''offer' was … Tried on the previous occasion when this so called points ''offer' was available and didnt get squat.



​tell them this now however long ago it was, you'll still get them try for extra for compo too

Just did it. Heading above should say... And get 1002 nectar as I got 2 for spending £1.15

Which train routes are £1.15?
The cheapest I could find was £2.75 (London to Birmingham). Any other ones cheaper?, thanks

MYS

Which train routes are £1.15? The cheapest I could find was £2.75 (London … Which train routes are £1.15? The cheapest I could find was £2.75 (London to Birmingham). Any other ones cheaper?, thanks


Haymarket to Edinburgh and that's the morning one - 740 something IIRC
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