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Free ‘Family & Friends’ Railcard for 2 months (and £10 off if you buy a full year)

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This deal is in the Daily Mail today, but I will do you a favour and save you having to buy a copy!

Mail readers are being offered a free ‘Family & Friends Railcard’, which will be valid until 31st July. This would allow you to use it at the start of Summer break if you time your trip right.


You will also be offered the chance to extend your railcard for a further year for a £10 discount, paying just £20.

A ‘Family & Friends Railcard’ gives you 1/3rd off most adult rail fares when travelling with at least one child aged 5-15, with the children getting a whopping 60% discount.

You cannot use them on First Class tickets, unfortunately. However, if travelling at a weekend, you can still upgrade your tickets to First Class on the train using the ‘Weekend First’ scheme run by most train operators.

It is easy to claim your free two-month ‘Family & Friends Railcard’. Simply go here and complete the form. You must apply by May 23rd.

Comments (10)

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  • Paul says:

    Thanks, would never have seen this as never buy the mail. Sign up was easy

  • Alan says:

    Looks good, although just says “coming soon” for me – any idea when it might launch?

    • Rob says:

      Very soon. There is also a BA discount code as part of this perks package as well.

      Interestingly, the small print says you can claim 3 RSH £5 vouchers per Clubcard account.

      (These comments have nothing to do with the main post, for others reading!)

      • Alan says:

        Excellent 😛

      • Rob says:

        Yup, will run this as a full post next week

      • Sir Stamford says:

        In case you have not already noted, the £5 redspottedhanky code on Tesco has gone live!

        Sir Stamford

        • Alan says:

          Nice spot! Have popped my request in before the flood starts… 😀

        • Nick says:

          Have ordered 3 in basket but next page only says 1 with – + sign either side. try to click on + to change it to 3 and it says sorry you’ve already ordered you maximum. I’m now waiting for email from them. My gf has’nt had her email confirmation either. Maybe they’ll be 3 x £5 vouchers on email.

  • xcalx says:

    The box to order these codes has now changed to ” coming soon “

  • David says:

    Note that it also looks like it is £1 worth of RSH points back for every ticket you buy from them in May.

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