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Irish Ferries and tesco vouchers

(7 Posts)
tiggypiro Sun 27-Mar-16 20:01:11

We are going to Ireland later this year (Holyhead to Dublin) and looked at prices and realised I could use my Tesco vouchers. Not amused to find that if I use Tesco vouchers the price goes up by £20 each way ! Hardly seems fair/legal/moral somehow.

oldgoat Sun 27-Mar-16 21:00:51

We used Tesco vouchers to pay for a weekend break at a Warner hotel. Ever wondered who pays the full price for these holidays?

tiggypiro Sun 27-Mar-16 21:06:31

Was the price increased because you were using Tesco vouchers oldgoat ?

oldgoat Sun 27-Mar-16 21:53:10

tiggypro When ever we've paid for Warner holidays in cash, the price has always been '50%' of the full price printed in their brochure.

oldgoat Mon 28-Mar-16 08:03:12

tiggypiro just remembered that when I bought tickets for the GSs on the Isle of Wight ferry last year, I was charged the same price as paying with cash.

tiggypiro Mon 28-Mar-16 09:09:54

I've just rung Tesco and they say that some companies do add on a premium if using clubcard vouchers and they cannot stop them doing so. It is mainly hotels, ferries etc which do it. I suppose it isn't quite so bad if you are using lots of vouchers but if only a few would hardly be worth it. I still think it is rather devious but hey ho that's life and not worth getting my knickers in a twist over. I did try ringing Irish Ferries but it is a premium rate number and didn't think it was worth the bother!

oldgoat Mon 28-Mar-16 09:17:22

I keep saving our Tesco vouchers for something special , then forget to use them before their sell-by date. Have to 'disappear' them before OH finds out!