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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
I am sick and tired of the prices charged at motorway service stations - can we just all boycott them or something?

I went to get a sandwich but walkied out when I saw that they were about £7! >:(


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MoneySaver Leosayer has given a link below to a site that helps you find cheaper places to eat close to service stations.

The site is http://www.5minutesaway.co.uk/
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  • I know what you mean!

    Do they really think that preceeding their prices with the word 'only' (eg full english breakfast only £6.99) makes the item good value???

    I guess that you should always carry your own drink & sarnies or find a station with a McDonalds as they charge the same as the High Street branches.
    Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
  • I guess that you should always carry your own drink & sarnies or find a station with a McDonalds as they charge the same as the High Street branches.


    I fully agree with the above!


    Danny.
  • Hi all.

    AGREED,

    Check out the following link for my previous comments

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=Urgents;action=display;num=1063106072

    These places are only useful for one thing. (Maybe two)
    Percy and porcelain spring to mind

    Leo  :)
    Dont you just love freshly congealed pigs blood, with a bit of fat in :D
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    Apparently there is a book you can get that gives an alternative to every service station in the UK. It works by giving details of the nearest shopping centre/pub/restaurant from each junction. Unfortunately I do not know the name or publisher.

    I hope this is of any help ???

    Ade
    PS if anyone knows it then I would be interested
  • Hi all,

    And, as if by magic, here is the link to the 5 minute away website,

    http://www.5minutesaway.co.uk/

    Now you don't have to buy the book or spend money on petrol going to the library. Savings galore!!!!

    Leo  :)
    Dont you just love freshly congealed pigs blood, with a bit of fat in :D
  • I Have to leap to the defence of at least one of the service stations - when my hubby and i travel from glasgow south we always stop at the MOTO service stations, although they are probably as expensive as the rest they seem to offer better choice & quality and their facilities for families (We have a 2yr old and an 11mth old) Are superb (always get the free baby food and presterilised bottles and save them for future use). What do others think of MOTO?
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    I have never paid so much to eat in such filthy conditions as the chain of MOTO service stations.
    I frequently ask for my money back under the no quibble guarantee - and I always get quibbles from the staff.
    The next time you go into a MOTO service station look at the food left on the floor and count how many tables have not been cleared. If you think it's unreasonable - ask for your money back.
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    As a regular motorway driver I have'nt noticed MOTO as being any worse than any other, but as confirmed money saver did you know that RAC members get 20% discount at MOTO servoces, across the board in restaurant, shop, Burger King and Harry Ramsdens. Still not cheap but more affordable.
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    ''Prices cheaper at McDonalds at Motorway services''. Not true in my experience. Stopped at Luton Services on M1 recently got a burger and drink from BurgerKing. Rip Off prices compared with up here in North East. Have tried some of the places suggested in '' 5 minutes away '' guide , superb, cheap, cheerful and most of all can relax in relative peace and quiet compared with motorway service areas.
    Keep up the good work.
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    Flash your RAC card at Moto service stations and get 20% off everything except petrol [and I'm unsure about cigarettes, etc]. It's useful for cds and tapes. The Little Chef chain also recognise it, although I am looking forward to reading the 5mins from the motorway link. Bi.
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