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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3 of the 6 times I booked a hotel for my 10 holiday challenge, Booking.com offered the best rates – NICE ONE LADS.

And so when they sent me an email to say ‘would you like to give how many holidays fan folk money off their next booking’ I was like ‘erm, yeah? What’s the catch?’.

But it turns out that apart from a minimum spend, there wasn’t one. Hurrah!

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If your booking is between £30-£50:

£15 back: https://www.booking.com/s/11_6/06e67b98
(£30 minimum spend)

If your booking is over £50 but under £250:

£25 backhttps://www.booking.com/s/how0ma64
(£50 minimum spend)

How you’ll get your money back

After checking in, your cashback will be credited back onto the card registered on your Booking.com account within 30 days. So, make sure you also set up an account with your card details saved, and the ‘use this card for my reward payments’ box ticked in your payment settings. Full terms can be found here.

There’s currently no expiry date on this offer and it even works if you’ve booked with the site in the past so why not save this page and keep it in mind for any upcoming jaunts.

You can only claim a referral once per account but if you’re booking for a second time and staying with someone else, why not set them up an account too?

PLEASE NOTE: If you’ve had an email saying you’re due to receive £0 instead of £25, do not fret! It’s just a comms glitch. Scroll to the bottom for further info.

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!

WHERE MA MONEY AAAAT?

You’re back from your trip and you want your money – I HEAR YOU!

First things first, if you’ve had an email saying you’re due to receive £0 back instead of the promised £25, don’t worry.

As long as you’ve followed the terms you will get your money back. It’s just a communications glitch (based on the fact that I get £0 back each time one of you books!) that the team are working to sort out.

Your money will be back in your account 30 days after you return home from your stay and you can track this by logging onto your Booking.com account and clicking on ‘My Dashboard’.

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Then, click on ‘Refer friends and earn’ (or click that from the dropdown menu straightaway!) and scroll to the bottom where it says ‘All Bookings’ which should look a little something like this:

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HOPE THAT HELPS GUYYYYZ!