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« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2017, 05:26:54 pm »

I am signed up for offers from Arriva Trains and have just received an email from them advertising their Club 55 as being available. However, the days it is available is from September 6th to November 1st, so they are just letting those who have opted to be told about it one and a half months after the offer started and just two weeks before it finishes! Angry

Geeze ... you sometimes wonder at offers that are available but not publicised.   

Mind you, I recall from summer 2011 getting loads of sh*t from potential customers who had missed our Weymouth Sunday specials because we had only done limited publicity.   A number of people took me to one side - not realising that I was the one controlling how much we advertised, and told me what our poor job our publicity person had done ... odd feeling was that.   Funny thing though - the trains were at maximum length (and longer!) and packed to full, standing, and uncomfortable every Sunday; the decision to limit promotion was done to limit demand to supply. Perhaps the same thing in Wales?   Busy trains until now, but they're a bit quieter as we draw into autumn to more publicity works.  Just a thought?


Reminds me to tell members I saw Club 50 advertised in Scottish trains last week
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/club50

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Club 50
Age 50 or over? Get up to 20% off rail fares – plus exclusive offers.

Join Club 50 to get 20% off Advance and Off-Peak tickets when you buy online. Save 10% when you buy at stations or over the phone with your Club 50 card. And take advantage of our flat fare offers twice a year.

You'll also get access to exclusive offers. From ticket promotions to concerts, attractions and events, Club 50 brings you some great savings. You can even get free entry for one child to some of Scotland’s top attractions. View member benefits.

Travel anywhere in Scotland for £17 return
Summer may be over, but our exclusive £17 Flat Fare means there’s never been a better time to explore Scotland with Club 50.

New and existing members can travel off-peak anywhere in Scotland for £17 return between 14 September and 14 November 2017, and return up to a month later. Conditions apply.

Buy your £17 Club 50 flat fare return at a staffed station or log into your My ScotRail account to buy online.

Not a member yet? It’s quick and easy to join and membership costs just £15 for the year. All you need is an email address, bank card and a passport-style photo (you can take or upload one from your mobile).
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« Reply #106 on: October 18, 2017, 05:55:33 pm »

From experience of using the Newport to Holyhead line now and again, it is usually busier during half term, i.e. next week, than in preceding weeks.
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« Reply #107 on: October 18, 2017, 09:06:59 pm »

You were unfortunate re Club 55 emails. I got one from ATW at its start
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« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2017, 10:53:51 pm »

From the T&Cs

"You may be asked to show proof of age"

That would cheer me up so much.
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« Reply #109 on: October 20, 2017, 10:10:35 am »

You were unfortunate re Club 55 emails. I got one from ATW at its start

Have just checked my emails from ATW. I have received one other since the offer started, on Sept 17th, but it made no mention of Club 55. It seems odd if they are only sending publicity about the offer to certain selected individuals.

We have a friend traveling from Anglesey to visit us today. Had she known of the offer (I would have told her if I had known) she could have saved about £40 on her tickets.
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« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2017, 04:13:20 pm »

I've seen leaflets at Cardiff Central & a poster a couple of weeks ago too, so it sound as though marketing has been patchy. Always worth checking websites at Club 55-times-pf-year-though
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« Reply #111 on: October 23, 2017, 04:35:12 pm »

When I checked at the beginning of this month I could find no mention on the ATW web site
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« Reply #112 on: January 12, 2018, 07:37:39 am »

Hi All,

Club 55 is back, up and running till 3rd March 2018, now £27 but no extra for travel on a Friday, so I can tell.

Basset
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« Reply #113 on: January 12, 2018, 08:23:20 am »

Is that the grown up version of Britvic 55, or Club 18-30?
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« Reply #114 on: January 12, 2018, 08:37:50 am »

No a junior version of SAGA.
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« Reply #115 on: January 12, 2018, 09:12:02 am »

Shame its not valid on their Ranger/Rover fares.....
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« Reply #116 on: January 13, 2018, 02:00:56 pm »

Hi All,

Club 55 is back, up and running till 3rd March 2018, now £27 but no extra for travel on a Friday, so I can tell.

Basset

Given my comments late last year, for the record I did receive an email from Arriva Wales about this this time, which I'm very pleased about as we want to make use of it in February.
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« Reply #117 on: January 13, 2018, 02:40:38 pm »

Do anyone have a link for this? Don't know anything about it but if 55 refers to the minimum qualifying years then I should be able to produce the proof of age that will undoubtedly be asked of me!
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« Reply #118 on: January 14, 2018, 10:56:45 am »

See tge front page of the ATW website
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