Euro tunnel price hike

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Got a quote three weeks ago for the chunnel.. Going out in Jan coming back in March
    £150 bang on ( inc dog )
    Just went to book it.. gone up to £184 now.. So dearer than the ferry again.

    Why should I not be surprised :rolleyes:
     
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    Should have booked it at £150 then :D
     
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    I've just booked at £150 for a long weekend in December but I knew it would be fairly expensive booking so close to the date. I did use my Tesco points though so only paid £45.00 cash
     
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    Of course it will be dearer - the nearer the date you get the more expensive the price - always has been - same with the ferries.
     
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    Ferry has actually gone DOWN since my first quote.. Best I could get was £235 inc dog ( big van ! ) ,, that has now dropped to £183.
    Only a quidlet in it mind..
     
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    What 'exchange rate' with the tescos vouchers did you get @scousebird ?
    We aint got a lot to say the least but it will still end up making the chunnel the better option for us.
     
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    So, in effect you are saying you were a silly s*d and really SHOULD have booked it when it was £150 as opposed to £205 (+£30 for dog)!:LOL:
     
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    The rate is set at 3 x the original Tesco face value vouchers (FVV), so for example £30 Tesco FVV = £90 Eurotunnel voucher. We've used £50 Tesco FVV = £150 Eurotunnel voucher which covers our return crossing exactly (£75 each way) so only have to pay extra for the dogs ...
     
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    share frequent traveler and pay £108 year round for a return
     
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    If it wasn't for the cost of the dogs we'd be tempted to do just that but at £34 each return (£102 total) plus the visit to the vet on the way back, each time it adds around another £140-£150 to the cost, so even with the frequent traveller discount it still makes it around £260 which is a lot of money. Next year we're only planning on doing the one foreign trip and will do more in the UK and spend more time at our static.
     
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    As minxygirl said you get 3 for 1 with Tesco points. So I exchanged £35 worth of points and got a £105 voucher for the tunnel and it's so easy now, all done by email then a call to Eurotunnel to book.

    If it wasn't for our Tesco points we would do the Frequent Traveller as per judgemental suggests.

    If only saving a quid I'd go tunnel every time.
     
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    As Woman hates Tescos with a vengeance and will not shop there, the only points we get are from when I fill up and when we use the Tescos credit card ( specifically got to collect points )
    After 7 months we maybe have £15 worth .. so that is £45 off the chunnel

    Kinda no brainer really the price hike does bug me ( esp the pet bit.. How on earth they feel it is ok to make a £17 per trip charge when the poor mutt cannot even get out of the van beats me !
     
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    Sometimes if you clear your cookies the go back on the site it can change the price, worth a try. (y)
     
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    I thought you could only exchange your vouchers in £10 lots?
     
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    I have no idea to be honest.. Do not even know how to claim the vouchers as yet !
     
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    Yeh, don't understand the high pet charge (we don't have pets). An admin fee for checking paperwork maybe but £17 each?

    When you book with Tesco points you can't travel within 14 days of booking but if you're not going till Jan then that's not a problem.

    You need to explain to Mrs Jaws how much you can save on travelling if she shops at Tesco!
     
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    £5.00 for Eurotunnel vouchers
     
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    It is a head thing I think.. And when they absolutely tucked us up like a pair of kippers over a fone contract last year that really put the kibosh on it all!
     
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    ....and they only check the pet passports on the return leg, what are they charging for on the way out other than carriage ?
     
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    We won't shop at Tesco either John.

    Used the tunnel for our last trip for the first time in 2 years and it was still £30 dearer than the ferry but we considered it worth the extra.

    We check prices every single time and invariably the tunnel is more expensive unless you want to travel at stupid o clock.
     
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