Bits: 25% off CrossCountry trains next week, Tesco bonus points round-up, help a student dissertation

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News in brief:

25% off CrossCountry train tickets

The CrossCountry rail franchise is running a very decent sale starting on Monday – 25% off all CrossCountry Advance tickets purchased through our Train Tickets app between 18 January and 14 February 2016.

Whilst you need to book via their app, you will need a PIN code to access the deal which can only be obtained via their website!  You need to complete the online form here and you will be sent your PIN on Monday.  Thanks to Tony.

Cross Country Trains

Current Tesco Clubcard bonus point deals you may have missed

The following offers were covered at our sister site Shopper Points over the last couple of weeks and are still active.  Only a couple of them were exciting enough to be worth covering on here but, if you are interested in the relevant product, they are all worth a look:

On-going – 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) with your first Tesco Photo order

Ends 31st Januarydouble Clubcard points on Esso Supreme fuels

Ends 24th January – 250 Clubcard points (600 Avios) and £5 off on Google Chromecast

Ends 24th January – 100 Clubcard points (240 Avios) and £20 off a Roku 2 Media Streamer

Ends 20th January – 500 extra Clubcard points (1200 Avios) on Epson printers

Ends 20th January – 500 points (1200 Avios) on Brother printers (and see here – prices have been reduced)

Ends 17th January – 200 Clubcard points (480 Avios) and £10 off a NOW TV box

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

Clubcard vouchers

Help Adam with his dissertation

Finally, Adam got in touch to ask for your help.  He is a student at Loughborough University studying BSc Air Transport Management and a long-term HFP reader and commentator.

His dissertation will be on seat selection fees for UK domestic flights.  If you have 5 minutes to spare over the next few days, he would be grateful if you could visit this website and answer a few questions about your willingness (or not) to pay seat selection fees for domestic flights.  Thanks.

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  1. Another Lboro grad here, happy to complete the survey! Good luck!

  2. lammy52 says:

    Has anyone managed to get a PIN code for crosscountrytrains, as I have tried several times witout success, and trying to get any sense from their Customer Relations is difficult to say the least.

  3. Thank you everyone that’s completed my survey so far. Your input has been invaluable!

  4. Something strange with cross-country. I got my code and booked a ticket with the app. It was worth it for the discount but I won’t do it again, for 2 reasons, firstly it only gives you m-ticket and second you can’t choose seat, not even window or aisle. I was given aisle but I always book window. However the strange thing is I got an email yesterday stating that I had requested replacement tickets so here was a code to use at the station ticket machines. Well I didn’t request anything of the sort but it was welcome, now i can get through the ticket barriers without having to faff about with my phone. But the lack of seat choice is still a deal breaker (and of course the lack of nectar points or anything like you get with firstgroup bookings)

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