20% off East Coast train tickets with Accor

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East Coast, which runs from Kings Cross through to York and on to Scotland, is offering 20% off Standard Advance and First Advance tickets.  This promotion was aimed at members of the Le Club Accorhotels programme, but anyone can use it.

You need the East Coast promotional code below in order to book, and you have another four days to do so.

East Coast Rewards

Here are the details:

We have teamed up with Accorhotels.com and Le Club Accorhotels to offer their members 20% off East Coast Standard and First Class lowest Advance fares between 4 and 11 November 2013.  We run fast and frequent passenger services between London King’s Cross, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland.   Destinations include London, Peterborough, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh, all of which you can book for 20%  less! Plus, when you book on our website, we charge no booking fees or credit card fees and award Points in exchange for a range of fantastic rewards!

Key information about the promotion:

  • Booking period – 4 November to 23.59 on 11 November 2013
  • Travel period – 12 November to 7 February 2014
  • Excluded travel dates – 20 December – 3 January 2014 inclusive
  • Promotional code – ACCOR20. You must enter this code to access the promotional fares.

Don’t forget to register for East Coast Rewards before booking if you are not already a member.  Because these are Advance tickets (non-refundable), your points will post instantly.  If you earn 50 points (£34 First Class spend or £50 Standard Class spend), that is enough to redeem for a day pass for the First Class Lounge at Kings Cross.

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  1. Where do you enter the code?

  2. The Virgin trains first class seat sale is also worth looking at.

  3. Alexis Karfopoulos says:

    The link in the email fropm Accor is this

    and you then go here to register

    However, when you click on Book Now and enter your email address and promotion code it comes up as “This promotion has expired”.

  4. Hi Raffles, any thoughts on an article comparing the East Coast loyalty scheme with Red Spotted Hanky’s one (and any other rail ticket schemes)? Thanks 🙂

  5. I got this through an official Accor promo email so I went through the whole process inc. EC registration, and it tells me “This promotion has expired” when I try to activate the promo code?! Anyone else getting this problem? Surly they have not cancelled it already?

  6. Alexis Karfopoulos says:

    Yes Mark, same problem here, see my post 3 before yours.

  7. Still does not work online, comes up as “Promotion expired”.
    Has anyone had this work? I have used the same email address as my Accor account.