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Free Family & Friends Railcard (valid until 31st July 2009) + 50% off annual Railcard thereafter
Free Family & Friends Railcard (valid until 31st July 2009) + 50% off annual Railcard thereafter

Free Family & Friends Railcard (valid until 31st July 2009) + 50% off annual Railcard thereafter

This offer is only available online until midnight 13th May 2009. To register for your trial Family & Friends Railcard in conjunction with the Daily Mail, we need you to fill in the details below. You will receive your trial Family & Friends Railcard in the post, and you will need to have it with you to purchase and travel with discounted train tickets. Demand for this offer is high but we will endeavour to get your Railcard to you as soon as possible. Your trial Family & Friends Railcard will be valid until 31st July 2009.

Until midnight on Wed 13 May you can sign up for a free trial of the Friends and Family that lasts until 31 July. The card cuts a third off an adult's ticket and 60% off kids' tickets when you have at least one adult and one child travelling. You can have up to four adults and four kids travel on one card.

At the end of your trial you'll receive a special code to allow you to buy a 12 month Family & Friends railcard at 50% off - £13 with the code. You'll only be able to buy the half price railcard between 24 July and 21 August.

87 Comments

Its nearer 3, great freeby!!!!

Nice one..... have to go to London (Wembley) in next couple of weeks so will see how often I use it in those 2 months!

Just what I have been looking for great find

ordered, thx

Great find and a good post H&R added

Thank you

usually i drive if we're going anywhere far but with this free card i know my options are open, thanks H+R added

great thanks mine expires very soon xxx

great find - h & r

Cheers :thumbsup:

thank you

ta very much xx

Just need a knee biter to take with me. Very good offer for those that can make use. Heated

Thank you. Voted Hot!!!!!!

got this last year. good offer! jd

Cheers Olavs! H&R!

:thumbsup:

- W1 -

V hot. I already have a railcard but the 50% off for next yea appeals!

Brilliant! Heat and rep added!

Many Thanks

Never purchased one before but will see how much we use this - thanks, great find!

Brilliant - need one of these for holidays!

Nice one, Ive got cricket world cup tickets. Will need this throghout the summer getting to Manchester to London!!

Heat and rep

Excellent - thank you very much!

Excellent freebie!!!

Anyone have any idea how to make my 3 year old look 5....?

thanks olavs - mega deal!

heat & rep added!

Nadgers;5103735

Excellent freebie!!!Anyone have any idea how to make my 3 year old look … Excellent freebie!!!Anyone have any idea how to make my 3 year old look 5....?



It's not a problem. Just checked the website; the T&Cs state the following:

Eligibility

If the only child in the Family & Friends Railcard group is aged less … If the only child in the Family & Friends Railcard group is aged less than five years of age, the Railcard holder must purchase a discounted ticket for that child in order for the accompanying adult(s) to qualify for the discount on their tickets.



Normally they would travel free being under-5, but the extra you pay for their ticket (cheap in the first place, but discounted by 60% as well) is far out-weighed by the 33% discount on your adult tickets.

Can this be used for online purchases? :thinking:

hot_top;5104570

Can this be used for online purchases? :thinking:



It should be. As far as I'm aware it functions as a normal railcard, and I buy tickets online using my 16-25 railcard all the time - no need for a reference number or anything. Although when buying in person it's highly likely the member of staff would ask to see your card, the really important bit is having it with you when you travel. Your tickets will be the same whether you buy them at the station or online.

Just select 'Family and Friends Railcard' in the 'Railcards and other discounts' box on the booking page. The quantity is the number of cards, not the number of passengers it will apply to...this will automatically be worked out when you enter the numbers of passengers.

So...at some point during the booking process there'll be an area looking something like one of the following:

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/156/railcard.png

Note only 1 railcard, and the 5 adults is deliberate :thumbsup:. When you click through to the different ticket options, each with its own price, clicking on a price will show discounted and normal tickets listed as so (note that 4 of the adults and the child have their tickets discounted, whereas the 5th adult is quoted normal price, because only 4 adults are allowed maximum per railcard)

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7748/railcard2.png

If there is likely to be a group of 4+ adults travelling, and there is more than one child, simply get a railcard per child. Think of it this way: 1 railcard + 1 child = 4 discounted adults, so 2 railcards + 2 children = 8 discounted adults. Even with 2 children travelling, if you only have one railcard, you'll only get 4 discounted adult tickets.

So...by changing it to 2 children AND 2 railcards, the 5th (6th, 7th & 8th) adult will also get the discount:

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4486/railcard3.png

HTH

cheers. great find !!

muffinman;5104636

It should be. As far as I'm aware it functions as a normal railcard, and … It should be. As far as I'm aware it functions as a normal railcard, and I buy tickets online using my 16-25 railcard all the time - no need for a reference number or anything. Although when buying in person it's highly likely the member of staff would ask to see your card, the really important bit is having it with you when you travel. Your tickets will be the same whether you buy them at the station or online.HTH



Thanks muffinman for the info, rep added! :thumbsup:

Aww thanks for that. Just what i needed. Being looking for cheap train tickets. Will use my rail card now.

Nadgers;5103735

Excellent freebie!!!Anyone have any idea how to make my 3 year old look … Excellent freebie!!!Anyone have any idea how to make my 3 year old look 5....?


you only need to have a child with you they can be 1 day old and you get the discount.People use the card with babies so they can have an extra seat.

spot on offer cheers

when you get it you can add another adult on it and not just you can use it but they can too. i just used my friens yesterday and saved twelve pound

children under 5 are free

cheers mate :thumbsup:

Oh if this is the same as the YP railcard there will be a mininum fare of £8 each way on tickets bought b4 10am.Though its probably no the same, lol.

jessica1992;5105817

you only need to have a child with you they can be 1 day old and you get … you only need to have a child with you they can be 1 day old and you get the discount.People use the card with babies so they can have an extra seat.



What happens if you are pregnant and the conductor tries to fine you for not having a child with you ?. Then the shock of this sends you into labour and you have your baby on the train.
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