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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 17th Jan 08, 10:01 AM
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    18 Family & Friends Railcard (25% off)
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    • 17th Jan 08, 10:01 AM
    18 Family & Friends Railcard (25% off) 17th Jan 08 at 10:01 AM
    Post updated 2 February 2009

    What's the deal?

    Until 31 March, National Rail is offering a 25% discount off the one year Family & Friends Railcard, making it just 18. These cut 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.

    How to grab one

    The offer's available online only, not at stations. Go to the Family & Friends Railcard website and enter the special code EXPERT25 when registering.

    We have permission from National Railcards to give out the offer code.

    What you get

    As well as a third off most rail fares there's currently also free Youth Hostel Association membership and discounts on eating out. See the full list of offers available on the Railcard Website.

    Are there any catches to the railcard?

    The Railcard can't be used on weekday morning peak services entirely within the London and South East area. If you're unsure when these times are, as they differ according to the route, then check with your local station or call the National Rail Enquiries line on 08457 48 49 50.

    Yet very occasionally some special fares (e.g. cheap London to Manchester) undercut it so check, but for regular train travel it's great.

    For more train fare cost-cutting tips, read the full Cheap Train Tickets article

    On previous occasions this offer's been on some people waiting until the last day to register have experienced problems so it's advisable to do it at least a few days before it ends.

    This Forum Tip was included in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email

    Don't miss out on new deals, loopholes, and vouchers

    PS. Many thanks to MoneySaver ticketcollector for the top spot when it was originally offered last year.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 02-02-2009 at 7:35 PM.

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