Scotrail Club 50 introductory offer
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Scotrail Club 50 introductory offer

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Found 28th Jul 2015
Join Club 50 by 31 August for free membership and exclusive introductory travel offer.

Join Club 50 today to take advantage of an exclusive introductory offer letting you travel throughout Scotland for just £10 return, until 30th September. Plus you’ll get FREE membership for the first year - saving you £15.

Club 50 is ScotRail’s new exclusive club for people 50 or over, launching 14 September. As a member you’ll get a year–round 20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets purchased online. Throughout the year you’ll also benefit from other exclusive offers and deals.

Its’s quick and easy - all you need to join is an email address and photo.

IMMEDIATE SAVINGS OF £10 RETURN ANYWHERE IN SCOTLAND UNTIL END SEPTEMBER

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Great find, thanks!

Original Poster

LetoKynes

Great find, thanks!


You are welcome. It only took few minutes to complete

Why special prices for people aged over 50? They are probably the most well off people in the country.

I hate being 49

NB: The £10 return offer between two Scottish Stations on ScotRail trains only (except Lockerbie) runs from NOW, not just starting "in September" - that's when it appears they are going to send out the proper membership cards.

The special Club 50 £10 return is like a regular "Return" just reduced to Flat £10 cost - ie travel out on the date you purchase ticket for & return any day over next month - so available for out to 30/9 with return upto a month later ie as late as end of October!

Where the old Club 55 tickets used to differ from regular/cheaper Returns is that they were meant to offer no break of journey (though clearly with trips via Glasgow Central & Queen St that wasn't easy for them to enforce at least there in central Glasgow), but I haven't been able to find all the conditions on the new Club 50 £10 returns (yet).

Well spotted! I had signed up for notifications but nothing had come through yet, and they haven't bothered to let National Rail publish anything yet:
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/1419.aspx

With the new ScotRail franchise holder this replaces the previous "Club 55" offer for anyone aged 55+ to buy return tickets at reduced prices typically in 2 or 3 periods a year - eg most recently £19 in March this year... (There was no real Club at all as nothing to join, sign-up to or pay for, just indicate/prove you were 55+ when buying/using a ticket.)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/return-club-55-train-trips-across-scotland-for-19-for-aged-55-31-3-15-return-from-2120782

So with this new 'Club 50' having (a) actual 'club' membership/registration (b) but free of charge INITIALLY (c) just £10 for a return ticket that's 47% cheaper than Spring's old Club 55 and allows another 50-54y/o tranche to exploit too (d) and 20% off Advances all year too = bonus!!!

Arriva Trains Wales historically have also offered 'Club 55' tickets, albeit on a more complex basis than ScotRail used to (though extending well beyond Welsh borders, even to London with add-ons!) - eg most recently in Jan/Feb this year.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/arriva-train-club-55-deal-2115282
Their site indicates there will be an Autumn 2015 promotion You can sign up for notifications there at:
http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Club55/Map/

Reminder: any Virgin Money customers can get 10% off Virgin Trains Advance Tickets [that's the old West Coast, not newer East Coast franchise] until 31/12/15...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-off-virgin-trains-advance-tickets-adult-for-virgin-money-customers-31-12-15-2120271

And in a Scottish context and that £10 Sept (outward) Club 50 return ticket offer... anyone can get up to Glasgow on Virgin Trains [West Coast] around the Great Scottish Run 29/09/15 - 07/10/15 [GLASGOW] with extra savings on their Advance tickets [especially for Groups of 3+]
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/20-50-off-virgin-trains-west-coast-advance-fares-for-great-great-swim-events-2015-2166004

Anyway off to sign up... success
The discounted £10 returns show in fares results table (eg for tomorrow's date!) as: "Club 50 Flat Fare Return... Members only, ID required.... Club 50 Promotion"



Edited by: "mk-donald" 29th Jul 2015

Original Poster

mk-donald

Well spotted! I had signed up for notifications but nothing had come … Well spotted! I had signed up for notifications but nothing had come through yet, and they haven't bothered to let National Rail publish anything yet:http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/1419.aspxWith the new ScotRail franchise holder this replaces the previous "Club 55" offer for anyone aged 55+ to buy return tickets at reduced prices typically in 2 or 3 periods a year - eg most recently £19 in March this year... (There was no real Club at all as nothing to join, sign-up to or pay for, just indicate/prove you were 55+ when buying/using a ticket.)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/return-club-55-train-trips-across-scotland-for-19-for-aged-55-31-3-15-return-from-2120782So with this new 'Club 50' having (a) actual 'club' membership/registration (b) but free of charge INITIALLY (c) just £10 for a return ticket that's 47% cheaper than Spring's old Club 55 and allows another 50-54y/o tranche to exploit too (d) and 20% off Advances all year too = bonus!!!Arriva Trains Wales historically have also offered 'Club 55' tickets, albeit on a more complex basis than ScotRail used to (though extending well beyond Welsh borders, even to London with add-ons!) - eg most recently in Jan/Feb this year.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/arriva-train-club-55-deal-2115282Their site indicates there will be an Autumn 2015 promotion You can sign up for notifications there at:http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/Club55/Map/Anyway off to sign up...Reminder: any Virgin Money customers can get 10% off Virgin Trains Advance Tickets [that's the old West Coast, not newer East Coast franchise] until 31/12/15...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-off-virgin-trains-advance-tickets-adult-for-virgin-money-customers-31-12-15-2120271And in a Scottish context and that £10 Sept (outward) Club 50 return ticket offer... anyone can get up to Glasgow on Virgin Trains [West Coast] around the Great Scottish Run 29/09/15 - 07/10/15 [GLASGOW] with extra savings on their Advance tickets [especially for Groups of 3+]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/20-50-off-virgin-trains-west-coast-advance-fares-for-great-great-swim-events-2015-2166004



I just got my email notification this afternoon so yours Will maybe still come

Just puzzled now about how many "Club 50 Flat Fare Return" £10 tickets a registered Club 50 member can buy.

I would presume unlimited number ?
With the old Club 55 you could buy as many as you had time to use, subject to the peak time/route limitations.

The Club 50 terms say "You may purchase tickets for up to 2 Club 50 members. Both passengers must be registered for Club 50",

I think the significance of that is that you can (when logged in on your Club 50 registered a/c) book 2 tickets on one booking and hence get seat reservations together (on routes where applicable).
[Making bookings for Club 5x members travelling with NON-Club 5x members has always been an issue with the online booking systems]

The main Club 50 page is here, it's going to be £15 and 'Smartcard' based!:
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/club50/benefits

NB: They also send you an email with your (temporary) Club 50 membership confirmation details, as required + link to make the £10 booking(s?).
Edited by: "mk-donald" 29th Jul 2015

Original Poster

mk-donald

Just puzzled now about how many "Club 50 Flat Fare Return" £10 tickets a … Just puzzled now about how many "Club 50 Flat Fare Return" £10 tickets a registered Club 50 member can buy. I would presume unlimited number ?With the old Club 55 you could buy as many as you had time to use, subject to the peak time/route limitations.The Club 50 terms say "You may purchase tickets for up to 2 Club 50 members. Both passengers must be registered for Club 50",I think the significance of that is that you can (when logged in on your Club 50 registered a/c) book 2 tickets on one booking and hence get seat reservations together (on routes where applicable).[Making bookings for Club 5x members travelling with NON-Club 5x members has always been an issue with the online booking systems]



Edited by: "quine" 28th Jul 2015

Cheers op. Looking forward to travelling to Inverness for £10

signed mum & dad up!!! send them away on some day trips for some piece and quiet :-P

dazco

Why special prices for people aged over 50? They are probably the most … Why special prices for people aged over 50? They are probably the most well off people in the country. I hate being 49



I think it has something to do with 50 being quite a milestone North of the border!

Sorry. Thought I'd get in there first.

This is still better than nothing but Club 55 was much better. Just turn up and buy a ticket to anywhere in Scotland for cheap return. Once the September date is over the saving will be nowhere near Club 55

dazco

Why special prices for people aged over 50? They are probably the most … Why special prices for people aged over 50? They are probably the most well off people in the country. I hate being 49


I'm 53 and I'm skint!

shehedz

This is still better than nothing but Club 55 was much better. Just turn … This is still better than nothing but Club 55 was much better. Just turn up and buy a ticket to anywhere in Scotland for cheap return. Once the September date is over the saving will be nowhere near Club 55


The Club 55 while club fee free, was exclusively a periodic offer of return tickets at a flat price - latterly £19 - but that was only offered 2 or 3 times a year, and they are kicking off the new Club 50 now with a £10 offer (ie well below £19), as well as 20% off fares all year (though only 10% at stations) and other benefits including saying...
"Exclusive rail offers / special deals throughout the year"
so sounds as if they may still offer these cheaper/flatrate returns in the future though does look as if "online" only for them rather than "at station" also as Club 55 were.
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/club50/benefits

Reading the Scotsman article (linked a few msgs back) it does sound as if MIGHT not be other flat-fare offers through the year though, which would definitely support your critique

AND does sound as if one can ONLY buy 2 x the £10 flat fares in total from that article, whereas Club 55 had no limits other than spare time & wallet.

Edited by: "mk-donald" 29th Jul 2015

Don't people in Scotland get free rail travel anyway, or is it only prescriptions, education, sight tests and TV licenses?

cb-uk

Don't people in Scotland get free rail travel anyway, or is it only … Don't people in Scotland get free rail travel anyway, or is it only prescriptions, education, sight tests and TV licenses?


Yes, everything's free in Scotland. Come on up and we'll teach you how to spell licence in English - for free!

madrugada

Yes, everything's free in Scotland. Come on up and we'll teach you how to … Yes, everything's free in Scotland. Come on up and we'll teach you how to spell licence in English - for free!



Smashin reply

madrugada

Yes, everything's free in Scotland. Come on up and we'll teach you how to … Yes, everything's free in Scotland. Come on up and we'll teach you how to spell licence in English - for free!



PMSL

How to I buy club 50 tickets after registering

Original Poster

The email confirming membership provides a link

can anyone tell me if this includes Carlisle station as it did with Club 55? Thanks

Original Poster

if you join then try put the journey on your basket and see

I wish the English could have voted on the Scots leaving the Union as I think many would have voted yes. The Scots get more money from the UK Govt than England & Wales as a sop to keep them in. The fact is that the Scots have no major industry other than North Sea Oil and they are a drain on the Health Service as they smoke and drink more. It pees me off to see my kids paying for University when I am subsiding free education for Scots from my tax. Free prescriptions etc etc.....LOL

Good news if you missed the 31/8 deadline to sign up for free, it's been extended - now you have to end September - ie 30/9 to sign up for first year free.
http://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/club50

PS:
Got their 'temporary' card today with promise of permanent card later in year - ie much admin going on!

Reminder with that if you haven't bought your £10 Return ticket(s) they need to be bought & travel started by 30/9 [with return within the month].

PPS 17/9/15: Got the proper plastic credit card sized Club 50 Card through today with passport photo!
Interestingly doesn't have any year or 'valid until' date or any visible machine readable properties (ie stripe/chip/barcode) - maybe has a chip inside... ?

Edited by: "mk-donald" 17th Sep 2015

MollyM00cow

can anyone tell me if this includes Carlisle station as it did with Club … can anyone tell me if this includes Carlisle station as it did with Club 55? Thanks


Unfortunately not in the new Club... see the FAQ:

"Can I use Club 50 offers to travel to or from Carlisle? 
"No, Club 50 is only valid between stations in Scotland, on ScotRail services. Services from or to Carlisle, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed are not included in the offer as these stations are not in Scotland. "
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