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21-4-2013 8:46 am  #21


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So from £5 upward Tesco effectively triple the reward.  £5 = £15 e-token and so on!

http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/product.aspx?R=3223

 

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21-4-2013 10:17 am  #22


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Yes - for £20 in vouchers I have £60 towards fare.

Have paid fare this way for years. Used to get 4 times value but still worthwhile.


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23-2-2016 4:52 pm  #23


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Nearly started a new topic, but thought to search and found the gems in this thread.  I am sure nadger will put us right if anything has changed or if there is any tickets you can not buy with clubcard points...

One good way to grab clubcard points a lot of people might not realize is topcashback.  That site has the nice feature in that you can convert your cash back to points.  So if you have £1 in cash back, you can have 100 points instead of the cash.  This is great when you realize that cashback is effectively free money a lot of times, and the fact it gets tippled for tunnel trips is even better.

 

24-2-2016 8:25 am  #24


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Last used Clubcard Boost to go through Chunnel on 9th December 2015

Still £20 vouchers gives one a £60 crossing.

What has changed is that it's no longer necessary to post vouchers to Eurotunnel using special delivery as Tesco email a code - still requires one to phone special number to book and has to be done at least two weeks ahead.



 


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25-2-2016 1:33 pm  #25


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Hmm. I still can't make myself use the chunnel. Call it psychological reasons. I just can't stand the idea of it.


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25-2-2016 6:55 pm  #26


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Darkpassenger wrote:

Hmm. I still can't make myself use the chunnel. Call it psychological reasons. I just can't stand the idea of it.

Mrs eezy always had a phobia about bridges and tunnels. The bridge phobia was cured by riding across the Millau bridge on the back of my Harley at speed. As you approach the Millau from the south, you don't see it until you are on it. The tallest bridge in Europe or was it the world? The tunnel phobia was cured by riding through tunnels in Northern Spain. Weird feeling, it's almost like a strobe effect because of the lighting. You are doing about 60mph and you feel like you are standing still, temptation is there to put your foot down before the bike falls over.

Never fancied the tunnel though until last summer. Now we are both strongly in favour of it. Drive off the m/way up to the check in. ANPR clocks you, hit 3 buttons or so on the console and it prints your ticket. Drive on to the carpark and there are info boards similar to airports. When ''now loading'' comes up usually drive through sometimes to security sometimes straight through. Security just scans the steering wheel and door handles and that's it-on to the train.

We just got fed up of the rigmarole you have to go through often with the ferries. Aggressive attitudes of staff and security, hanging around waiting to board, anti-social attitudes etc.

We leave home at the same time, ferry or tunnel, but we can be in France up to 2 hours earlier via the tunnel.
 


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26-2-2016 9:06 am  #27


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Only used ferry once in recent years - Norfolk line to Dunkerque in 2007

Been using Chunnel since last century - SWMBO much prefers it, She worries about being seasick despite using ferries since 1965.

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26-2-2016 10:02 am  #28


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Nadger

You are probably our most experienced user of the tunnel so......

Last week we went out and back on the lower deck whereas our previous 3 trips were on the upper deck. We found riding on the lower deck was much more bumpy and generally more uncomfortable than the upper deck. Is it just our perception or is that your experience too?


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26-2-2016 11:38 am  #29


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This will be interesting because I can say that back in the 1990s there was no difference what so ever.  It was ultra smooth back then, the only times I remember feeling anything other than a gentle bobbing along was when they used to change tracks halfway through due to the one section being repaired after the fire.

Used to rock me to sleep, which I could never do on a ferry. 

 

26-2-2016 1:13 pm  #30


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Wish we where closer to the Chunnel, As we would also use more often..

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27-2-2016 8:35 am  #31


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eezyrider wrote:

Nadger

You are probably our most experienced user of the tunnel so......

Last week we went out and back on the lower deck whereas our previous 3 trips were on the upper deck. We found riding on the lower deck was much more bumpy and generally more uncomfortable than the upper deck. Is it just our perception or is that your experience too?

We do prefer lower deck - obviously you haven't travelled in one of the coach compartments yet http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


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02-3-2016 8:49 am  #32


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I have managed to get the following clarification of rules in regards to ticket validity and so on...
If you are within 2 hours either side of your reserved time you will be offered a space on the next available departure without charge. 
Obviously this means as it says, if there is space on the next departure and you are within 2 hours either side of your booking you can choose that departure.

 The maximum check-in allowed is 2 hours so you cannot be earlier than that.  
You can not check-in earlier than 2hrs before your scheduled departure time.

If you are more than 2 hours late but still within the validity of your ticket you will be allocated a space but there may be a charge if the tariff for that time is higher.
You are OK to travel later than 2hrs after your scheduled departure as long as your ticket is still valid, if the tariff at that time is the same then you should not have to pay a higher charge.

Pretty good policies if you ask me, certainly a lot more understanding of travel than almost any other form of transport I can think of.
 

 

02-3-2016 9:50 am  #33


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as its self check in at folkestone and coquelles,you can usually get on first available train if there is no one directing traffic in the terminal.

years ago we would have every letter of the alphabet hangers,and would just look which letter was being allowed through to board,then just hang the hanger up on the mirror with the corresponding letter,it was usually dark so they wouldn't notice the date,but that was a long time ago when all the trains were full as it was so busy and the convoys of p180 pick ups from dartford would go every night,each bringing back a full pallet of stella.


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02-3-2016 3:09 pm  #34


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We've only done about half a dozen journeys through the tunnel being recent converts. I have to say though after years of travelling on the ferries, the tunnel is a pretty seamless experience, excepting the delays and cancellations which often occur.

They could do with some info for latecomers although when you have done it once it's the same next time. Ours is a 200 mile trip and I leave to arrive 1 hour early less stops en route. The M20 was closed and we arrived as our train was leaving and the ticket printed at check in was for that train. No instructions anywhere and we must have been one of many who were late. We just carried on through and boarded the next train.


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03-3-2016 8:16 am  #35


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We do take 2 hour rule into account when selecting travel times effectively getting a 4 hour travel window.

Only really applies when coming back as these days we stay overnight at Ashford so only a short journey in mornings.

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03-3-2016 1:34 pm  #36


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warrior wrote:

years ago we would have every letter of the alphabet hangers,and would just look which letter was being allowed through to board,then just hang the hanger up on the mirror with the corresponding letter

nadger wrote:

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