the 26-30 railcard is BACK and staying!

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I always remember the day my 18-25 national railcard ran out. The bleak realisation that paying full price for trains was part of adult life. Gross.

Well, the good-fantastic-amazing news is that if you’re 30 and under, we are BACK IN BUSINESS!

Buy the 26-30 railcard

What’s the deal then?

The 26-30 railcard will save you 1/3 on ‘leisure journeys’ across Britain – full details here.

Can it only be used on trains?

If you live in London, you can whack that bad boy on your Oyster card and save 1/3 on all off peak tube journeys as well – and that definitely adds up across the year.

How much will it cost me?

£30 a year

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£30 to save hundreds across the year? OH GO ON THEN

Any discounts?

I often find £3 discounts for railcards online but there’s nothing online for the 26-30 card yet. Will update as and when!

However, you can use Tesco clubcard vouchers to buy!

What will I need to buy one?

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  • a valid debit or credit card
  • proof of age (a valid UK driving license, international passport or national identity card)
  • a digital, passport-style photo

How quickly can I use it?

STRAIGHT AWAY!

It’s the first digital-only Railcard and will be available to buy online and downloaded to the Railcard app on a smartphone. Once downloaded you can then start travelling (and saving) straight away, with no need to wait for the post! Plus, if your phone runs out of battery or gets lost it can be swapped to another mobile device.

There’s a massive queue to buy one – what should I do?

There is not a limited supply so don’t worry! Set a reminder and visit again later.

When can I use it until?

You can use the card until the last day of your 30th year of life. Cue me having another railcard-related breakdown on my 31st birthday.

Where can I buy it?

Here!

One quick tip to get £25 off your next stay with Booking.com

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THE BOOKING.COM REFER A FRIEND SCHEME IS NO LONGER RUNNING

We had a good run for a few yeas, but Booking.com have shut down the whole scheme!

HOWEVER – here’s another way to get at least £20 off your next stay

If you are a UK resident looking to spend over £10, you can get either £10 or £20 back by booking travel through Quidco between now and 31st March 2020.

As well as Booking.com, Quidco has loads of other major hotel sites such as Expedia, Hotels.com and over 500 other travel sites.

You need to be a new user, or signed out of your Quidco account to see all the terms and conditions.

👉 Spend £100 on travel and get £20 back 👈

👉Spend £10 on anything and get £10 back 👈

What’s more, you’ll also get cashback on top of it.

Full details here!

Hope that helps soothe the Booking.com pain!


Come tell me where you’ve booked and find more money saving tips over on Instagram. I do a free weekly hotline where I find a cheap holiday just for you!

Am I eligible for the reward?

Even if you have booked with Booking.com before, you are still eligible to get this cashback! However, if you have made more than one booking using a referral link (with this one or anyone else’s), you will only be rewarded once. No rewards will be issued for other bookings.

To gain this reward, you must use the referral link to book your accommodation.

How can I claim my reward?

If your reward is being paid to your credit card:

You need to have a Booking.com account. You have to add and register your credit card details for receiving rewards. You will be prompted to do this when booking, however you can also check this by going into ‘Settings’ and checking ‘use this card for my reward payments’.

After you return from your stay, Booking.com will put the cash reward on your card. If you don’t have a Booking.com account, you can sign up for one with the same email address you used to book your reservation.

If your reward is being paid out in Wallet credit:

You need to have a Booking.com account. The email address in your account should match the one you used to book. After you return from your stay, Booking.com will add the reward amount to your Wallet.

When will I get my reward?

If your reward is being paid to your credit card:

Once you have returned from your trip, Booking.com will verify the reward and you will receive an email on how to claim it. It can take between 30 and 60 business days for you to receive the reward payment.

If your reward is being paid out in Wallet credit:

Once you have returned from your trip, Booking.com will start the verification process. You will receive an email with more information about the next steps. It can take between 30 and 60 business days for you to receive the reward payment.

How can I check the status of my reward?

Check your reward status or click on ‘My Rewards’ in the dropdown menu.

Then you’ll be able to see how your rewards are processing!

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How long is the link valid for?

The link does not expire and it can be used at any time. However, Booking.com has the right to cancel the scheme at any time.

What if I don’t have a credit card to claim my reward?

It’s no problem. You can use a Visa or MasterCard debit card instead and claim in the same way as a credit card.

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

My reward has been rejected. What should I do now?

That sucks!! Unfortunately, I’m unable to access this information so you’ll need to go directly to Booking.com’s Customer Services to raise this issue with them.

What I will say is that tens of thousands of people have used these links successfully, and so as long as you follow all the terms and conditions, you should be fine.

Good luck!


It’s also worth saying that Booking.com isn’t just about hotels, I actually booked our amazing Gdańsk apartment through it as well (though pssst, that link won’t get you the money off!)

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You can also see it in the flesh here!