camping cheques

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  1. clayx

    clayx Read Only Funster

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    can anybody please inform me what exactly camping cheques are all about. i am thinking of going on my first ferry trip in sept. and am pulling together all the threads.
     
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    You can obtain the Camping Cheque directory from www.campingcheque.co.uk detailing about 558 participating sites in 24 countries across europe at a cost of £3 .You can then buy cheques at around £12 each which entitle you to one night at a participating site. The cost per cheque will reflect a good saving from the normal cost.
     
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    www.campingcheques.co.uk

    they are prepaid cheques you use to pay sites who accept them, you get a book with all sites in with a map with full descriptions of the sites, facillities etc.
    you can order and pay for paper cheques which are valid for 2 years, or you can get a gold card for your camping cheques storage. With the gold card if you run out of cheques while away you can order new ones and they will be downloaded when the site swipe the card.

    The cheques give a discounted stay on sites

    also a similar one is the asci card with that one you buy the site directory every year and get a card in the back of the book valid for one year.

    http://www.campingcard.co.uk/gb/en/home/uc33-l2-n253/

    Both types allow you to camp cheaper out of peak season

    and example of mine is with the camping cheque, on the site i was on i decided to stay and extra couple of days but had run out of cheques so i was charged 3 days at the camping cheque rate of €14 a night and the other 2 days i was charged at €22 a night, this was in for a site in france during the month of may.
     
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    The vast majority of sites in France close at the end of their season mid sept. With camping cheques and the guide, apart from a good discount you can rely on the site being open.
     
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    Hi we buy our camping cheques from the Caravan Club when we book the ferry.They enable you to get a cheaper price by getting what they call ITX fares.
    We find that the 7 cheques that we buy usually work out to be free with the discount on our fares.
    We are actually using cheques at the moment we are on a site in the French Alps (with free WI FI )
    You can also now get a Silver camping card which has almost the same conditions as the paper ones (we are using paper ones) but then you can load for vouchers onto the card-details on the camping cheque site
    The only disadvantage is they are only for the Low season
    Sue:thumb:
     
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    l saved about £10 a night using camping cheques last oct in Spain makes a lot of sense now we lost the exchange rate Paul
     
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    Camping Cheques - Rogers?

    I mentioned these in a recent post. Look them up on the net. They are basically a set of "tokens" at a fixed price (about €14 ??) for use at any "subscribing" site - you'll need to get the site guide with your tokens/cheques, which are well priced as a package on the net.
    They only allow use outside peak period, which varies between sites but sometimes is from mid-June to 20th August.
    They are very good value for expensive high facility sites if you are there at the right time! .. but non-refundable, though were valid for 2 years. I haven't used them but have the book and thought about getting them for the end of August!

    Derek
     
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    if you have a caravan club credit card you can change 2500 points for one cheque
     
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    I agree with information in the above posts, the savings made can be substantial, well worth looking at is the Gold Card that way you don't have to bother with individual cheques and you can load the card up when you want it, personally I would not go into Europe without ours.
     
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    Hi Clay
    There is also another one called ACSI camping card same type of thing,
    but you get like a credit card to use and a book with all the sites and a map and is used in all the European countries....purchased from Vicarious books at Folkstone ...you can do it on the internet...I think it is about £10.00.....then when you get to the campsite you want and they take ACSI cards you will only pay 11...13..or 15 euros maximum even if the site is 28 or 38 euros per night.....hope this helps and does not confuse you
    here is a link http://www.vicariousbooks.co.uk/acsi.htm
    Mel :thumb:
     
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    thanks all for the info, i had an idea what it was all about but i now understand fully. asking real people who actually use and have an understanding of these things i find a lot better than goggling it off some website.:thumb:
     
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