Free Travel Fridays TFL - Friday 14 and 28 November - Mastercard Contactless (your card will be charged and then refunded within 28 days)
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Free Travel Fridays TFL - Friday 14 and 28 November - Mastercard Contactless (your card will be charged and then refunded within 28 days)

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Found 10th Nov 2014
Seen this on
londonist.com/201…php

Two days of free travel on London public transport — you need to have a contactless debit or credit card issued by MasterCard.

The dates to bear in mind are Friday 14 and 28 November. So long as you’ve registered your MasterCard in advance, you’ll be able to roam around the capital for free.

Here are the terms and conditions:
•your card will be charged and then refunded within 28 days
•there’s a maximum refund of £21.80 a day, which is the price of daily peak cap zones 1-9 plus Watford Junction
•it’ll work on the tube, buses, DLR, Overground, tram and most national rail services (normal contactless coverage)
•you need to register your card before midnight on the 14 and 28 November respectively.

mastercard.co.uk/con…tml
- voodoomox

if you look at the londonist link its now saying the maximum refund is only £9.80
- bayhabourbutcher

Maximum value of £21.80, see T&Cs:
promotions.mastercard.co.uk/Ter…pdf
- nascent

153 Comments

This is a brilliant deal! I use my contactless card all the time and will easily save £20-odd, Thanks for posting

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/63416000/jpg/_63416851_63333491.jpg

I can't see nothing about it on there website?

damn mastercard!!!!
when will visa do same promotion

Excellent deal! For me this literally is free riding as Im a PAYG'er however I would have preferred this deal on a weekend instead. Heat!
Edited by: "FrugalFergal" 10th Nov 2014

Awesome.

Will use this to save a bit of money; cheaper than buying a weekly ticket.

Weird....

I've just signed up, but there was no field to enter my credit card number oO

Change the picture as this is not an Oyster card offer !!!

It would be good if you put the fact that its Mastercard in the post title, and also if you use a picture of a contactless mastercard... Tiny bit misleading as I thought it was for all Oyster cards until I read the whole post.

good deal though btw!

robot1000

Weird....I've just signed up, but there was no field to enter my credit … Weird....I've just signed up, but there was no field to enter my credit card number oO




Try contactless.tfl.gov.uk/

Here's the actual Mastercard page for the offer:

mastercard.co.uk/con…tml

I actually misunderstood "you need to register your card" to mean you had to register for this offer. But reading the terms all you actually have to do is use your contactless MasterCard to pay (using contactless payment) on either of those Fridays (well upto 1am on the following day). You don't actually have to "register" to be eligible for the offer.

Thanks OP as I'm heading into town on Friday with the Mrs and we would have used our Oyster's if you hadn't posted this

Seems to be confusion as to the T&C's cap seems to be £9.80 as per, promotions.mastercard.co.uk/Ter…pdf

5. The offer entitles MasterCard Contactless card and device holders to receive a refund against
their travel costs, made with a MasterCard Contactless card or device, on the London
Underground, London Buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, participating
National Rail services in London and the Tramlink during the Promotional Period, to a
maximum value of £9.80. The offer is as stated and nothing else is included.

Great info, thanks!!

robot1000

Weird....I've just signed up, but there was no field to enter my credit … Weird....I've just signed up, but there was no field to enter my credit card number oO



The 'SIGN UP' link on the mastercard link is just to sign up for their newsletter. It has nothing to so with this offer. There's no indication on the mastercard page that you actually have to register a card.

Wong pic but gd deal!!
My MetroBank Mastercard is contactless so can give it a go.
Think I'll take the rest out,leave £20-odd in the account,in case they take extra!! (_;)

oobie38

So, not content with breaking the promise that Oyster would always be the … So, not content with breaking the promise that Oyster would always be the cheapest way to travel, Boris & co are rubbing salt in the wound by giving contactless users a couple of free days travel.Oyster card users pay up to £91 a week more than contactless users...



Surely if you were going to be using this for a whille week you would just buy a weekly ticket; rather than just using your oystercard topup each day?

How much would I pay per 5day week, zones 1-6 using a contactless payment card?

My mastercard is not contactless, how do i benefit from this?

I never realised you could use your credit card as contactless on the tube, for some reason I always thought it was just your debit card that could be used.

Heat from me, I will be taking advantage of this offer.

kbak

Change the picture as this is not an Oyster card offer !!!



Second that.

who you got contactless mastercard from??

Thanks op - spotted this in the Metro this morning

T&C:
5.The offer entitles MasterCard Contactless card and device holders to receive a refund against their travel costs, made with a MasterCard Contactless card or device,on the London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway,participating National Rail services in London and the Tramlink during thePromotional Period, to a maximum value of £9.80. The offer is as stated and nothing else is included.

Seems info is a bit incorrect.Maximum rebate is £9.80.
Doesn't seem a need to register card first either.

It says Touch in to Travel (like oyster).So can I get a travelcard (Off-peak 1-6 £8.90) or can it only be used for individual
journeys??

johnsmith1997

T&C:5.The offer entitles MasterCard Contactless card and device holders … T&C:5.The offer entitles MasterCard Contactless card and device holders to receive a refund against their travel costs, made with a MasterCard Contactless card or device,on the London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway,participating National Rail services in London and the Tramlink during thePromotional Period, to a maximum value of £9.80. The offer is as stated and nothing else is included.Seems info is a bit incorrect.Maximum rebate is £9.80.Doesn't seem a need to register card first either.It says Touch in to Travel (like oyster).So can I get a travelcard (Off-peak 1-6 £8.90) or can it only be used for individual journeys??



I don't think you need to get travel card, as the contactless has got daily cap and off-peak 1-6 daily cap is £8.50

Does this apply to my prepaid Kalixa card that has a mastercard logo?

pducar

who you got contactless mastercard from??



Got mine from MetroBank.As long as you have ID (passport etc),proof of address within 3 months (statements etc) they can do it straight away.They make the card for you on the spot,so can use straight away (and in time for Friday).

Opened my account during their new branch opening promo period where new account holders can either get a free sandwich maker,blanket or cool bag.

raj75

I don't think you need to get travel card, as the contactless has got … I don't think you need to get travel card, as the contactless has got daily cap and off-peak 1-6 daily cap is £8.50



Thx for info.

teh arn

Surely if you were going to be using this for a whille week you would … Surely if you were going to be using this for a whille week you would just buy a weekly ticket; rather than just using your oystercard topup each day? How much would I pay per 5day week, zones 1-6 using a contactless payment card?



To be honest the Oyster marketing has been quite misleading. They heavily implied you would never pay more by using Oyster. It wasn't always quite so clear the comparison only applied on a daily basis, so for some regular travellers there were better options such as weekly passes. I can easily see how some would think the Oyster would also adjust over the week to cap you at the weekly pass rate if that worked out cheaper, given the marketing.

At least with Oyster they leveraged some of the advantages technology offers to benefit the consumer (daily cap). But they could and should have gone further and included calculations to cap at weekly pass rates if applicable, its relatively trivial for them to do so as they do with contactless CC/DBC payments right now. After all they pushed contactless because it offers the supplier great cost savings over traditional payment methods.

Could have been worse, some of my local councils have switched to App/Phone/CC payment for parking, but they charge a service charge for using the system If they are honestly trying to suggest its cheaper/easier for them to send someone around to collect all the coins from the meters, bank that change and maintain/secure the meters they are doing something VERY WRONG

Mentos

To be honest the Oyster marketing has been quite misleading. They heavily … To be honest the Oyster marketing has been quite misleading. They heavily implied you would never pay more by using Oyster. It wasn't always quite so clear the comparison only applied on a daily basis, so for some regular travellers there were better options such as weekly passes. I can easily see how some would think the Oyster would also adjust over the week to cap you at the weekly pass rate if that worked out cheaper, given the marketing.At least with Oyster they leveraged some of the advantages technology offers to benefit the consumer (daily cap). But they could and should have gone further and included calculations to cap at weekly pass rates if applicable, its relatively trivial for them to do so as they do with contactless CC/DBC payments right now. After all they pushed contactless because it offers the supplier great cost savings over traditional payment methods.Could have been worse, some of my local councils have switched to App/Phone/CC payment for parking, but they charge a service charge for using the system If they are honestly trying to suggest its cheaper/easier for them to send someone around to collect all the coins from the meters, bank that change and maintain/secure the meters they are doing something VERY WRONG



I get that it's been misleading, but so has that article.
Anyone that travels those distances and that regularly will know that they should be getting a weekly ticket on their oyster card etc.

The only people that should/could be getting caught out by it are those that are only visiting for a week or so, like a contractor etc.

Genius_Discounts

My mastercard is not contactless, how do i benefit from this?



Cant you get them to send you a contactless chip/sticker?
Or do they just issue them to be stuck on phones?

Amex have a fiver refund deal

hashman

damn mastercard!!!!when will visa do same promotion



Mastercard is doing this to entice you. Visa doesn't have to.

bug....r - going up to London on 21st!

If you get one of these (free, any bank), it works as a Contactless MasterCard and is eligible for the refund: hotukdeals.com/fre…692

Is it either Friday or is it for both Friday's?

If you have a Mastercard with Contactless, you still need to register it.

Create TfL contactless account.
1. Click Go to deal link.
2. Sign up for an account. (if you already have an account, skip to step 5)
3. Fill in your details obeying the rules, submit.
4. Go to your email and activate your account.
5. Log in to TfL account.
6. My Cards, contactless payment cards
7. Fill in your Mastercard Contactless details.

Now let's all travel for free the last two Fridays of November!

Scratch that last comment.
14th and 28th Nove

crackdealer635

If you have a Mastercard with Contactless, you still need to register … If you have a Mastercard with Contactless, you still need to register it.Create TfL contactless account.1. Click Go to deal link.2. Sign up for an account. (if you already have an account, skip to step 5)3. Fill in your details obeying the rules, submit.4. Go to your email and activate your account.5. Log in to TfL account.6. My Cards, contactless payment cards7. Fill in your Mastercard Contactless details.Now let's all travel for free for two Fridays in November!

does this work with overseas issued master cards with co tactless feature? Or does the MasterCard have to be issued in the UK?

do i need to sign up for anything? Coz in the mastercard page t&c's there is nothing said about signing up your contactless card. HELP PLSSSSSSS thnx...
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