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Cheap Eurotunnel Day Trips

nadger
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Cheap Eurotunnel Day Trips

http://www.eurotunnel.com/xxcEmail/xxcEmailContent/xxc2010/ukc1010Breakthrough/
Got email 1 hour ago and have booked - thought it may interest others  Smiley
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Thanks for that nadger.  Need to stock up on wine again Smiley Smiley
nadger
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Get in quick - I've booked on Wed 24th November  Smiley
pierre_pierre
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and dont forget to get a full tank of fuel before you go, they havnt got any
nadger
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I can do the round trip - Leighton Buzzard - Folkestone - Calais - Adinkerke (Belgium) and home to LBZ on a tank of petrol.
Hopefully the strikes will be over in 5 weeks time.
I did have Tesco Rewards tokens ready to pay for a trip but they are valid until end of March next year.
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SWMBO received a letter from Tesco today saying that the Reward Tokens which can currently be exchanged for rewards worth four times the face value, will from December (I think it was) be only worth three times the face value - so you should use them sooner rather than later !
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I get Airmiles with my Tesco points and they have recently reduced the exchange rate on these as well Sad
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Poor old Tesco, they are not making enough profit Cool Roll eyes Lips are sealed Crazy
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Millions of shoppers should act now to avoid losing value on their Tesco Clubcard points as the supermarket plans to cut back the exchange rate for its rewards.
Currently cardholders receive rewards worth four times their value when trading in Clubcard points, but from 6 December this year, the rate will reduce to three times.
As one of the most generous loyalty card schemes available, Tesco gives shoppers two points for every pound spent in store. This ‘double points’ offer has been in place since August 2009 and Tesco says it has no plans to end what was originally a promotion.
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Upon exchanging their points, cardholders can use Clubcard vouchers for dining out in restaurants such as Pizza Express, for buying airmiles and cinema tickets and for spending on days out for the family.
For example, every £2.50 in Clubcard vouchers gives holders 50 airmiles with airmiles.co.uk. Alternatively, shoppers can use £2.50 in Clubcard vouchers to spend £10 in Pizza Express.
When the changes are implemented the same amount of vouchers will only get you £7.50 to spend in Pizza Express.
While this is still great value for money, Clubcard holders should get in quick if they want to use their points for greater returns.
In a further blow to motorists who fuel up at Tesco petrol stations, from 1 November they will only receive one point for every £2 spent rather than two points for every £2 spent. Customers using a Tesco credit card to pay for their fuel will still be able to earn two points for every £2 spent.
Tesco says it has altered the rewards rate to make the scheme inviting to more trading partners, which will in turn offer greater choice to customers swapping their vouchers.
A company called Lavish, which issues tokens for up to 300 spas across the country, and Bertorellis restaurants will be two additions to the scheme along with theatre tickets to some of the West End’s most popular shows for just £22.
Carolyn Bradley, UK Marketing Director at Tesco, says: “We want everyone to get more out of Clubcard and continuing double points is a key way for us to do that. We need to adjust parts of our scheme to help us do this, but we're very confident that even with these adjustments, the vast majority of customers are still better off than they were before we launched the double points.”
She also reassures customers that any savings made as a result of the rule changes will be invested back into the scheme and says cardholders should look out for further ‘Big Exchanges’ like the one that occurred in the summer.
Tesco is also hoping to put Clubcard accounts online to help customers access them at all times.
nadger
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Definitely a shame as we only use points to get cheap Eurotunnel  Cry
At least I'm sitting on £50 voucher I'd already exchanged  Smiley
Just switched to using Tesco credit card to get extra points.
I've viewed Clubcard points on line for several years so why the last line, I wonder.
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@nadger can you? I have not tried to view my points online so I don't understand the last line either If your doing that already Shocked
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http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/
Also all info about points/rewards changes.
ps I see that Eurotunnel link no longer works so it looks like first come first served - seems to be back up again now
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Fancy going on this one?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11567753
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The German company wants to run services direct between London and the continent three times a day.
Trains would leave London, travel to Brussels and then split.
One half of the train would go on to Amsterdam via Rotterdam, with the other half travelling to Frankfurt via Cologne.
The trains would be capable of travelling at 200mph.
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Looks smooth - I see that Eurostar are ordering new trains from Siemens in Germany, much to the disgust of French who wanted Alstrom to get the business.
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Trains would leave London, travel to Brussels and then split.
One half of the train would go on to Amsterdam via Rotterdam, with the other half travelling to Frankfurt via Cologne.

Just make sure you have your luggage on your side of the carriage when it splits Shocked
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