How Easy Is It To You Tesco Vouchers On The Tunnel?

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  1. Sue

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    Has anyone used tesco vouchers to book the tunnel. I believe you have to contact eurotunnel by phone to book? Do they insist you go at a certain time?
    It looks like a great deal...or am I missing something?
     
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    Yes you ring them but you go when you like at the normal price
     
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    check times and price on eurotunnels own website first . convert vouchers to rewards at 3 times face value, book and away you go .!! regards garry
     
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    You can do it online
     
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  5. Sue

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    I assume you have to put in the code every voucher?
     
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    We used them for the first time and yes you do have to phone, the only stipulation is to book 2 weeks in advance. It was very easy - our £30 in Tesco Vouchers was enough to cover £90 trip. Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip and thought we would lose our money but a phone call to the booking line informed us we could move it anytime within a year of original booking - subject to any variation in price at new time of travel.

    I would definitely recommend.

    Rob
     
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    Same experience as robelee - very easy, and good value. It's like getting across the Channel and back for free. :)
     
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    I don't think you can. As far as I know if you are using Tesco vouchers you have to book by phone. If this is incorrect please can you post more details or a link to the page that accepts voucher codes? It would be great if you could use the vouchers online but never been able to before.
     
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    Really easy. As said above the vouchers can be converted on line then used to book with Eurotunnel by phone. We've done 5 crossings and haven't paid once! (y)
     
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    Once you have your token codes, call Eurotunnel on 0844 8797088 to make your booking
     
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    Yes sorry I misled you. You log into your Tesco Clubcard account online and exchange your vouchers for a single Eurotunnel voucher and then you have to ring Eurotunnel to make the booking. Strange thing is I went over on a bike in May and I don't remember having to ring to book :unsure:
     
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    yes

    it's painless
     
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    The only way to travel(y):)
     
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    You may prefer to use a landline number (which for most people will be considerably cheaper - free if you are on a mobile package or have anytime calls on your landline):
    01303 282061.

    I've been using the landline number for about 5 years now and there's no problem using it, unlike some companies who put on a recorded message telling you to phone "0844 number".

    Denise
     
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    Once you have your voucher codes from Tesco, you do this bit online of course, you just ring Eurotunnel and tell them which train you want to travel on and your relevant Tesco code. Have the date / time of train ready when you ring.

    I'm embarrassed to say I got the travel date wrong (twice :X3:) and had to ring back to change our booking, the people on the phone are very efficient and polite.

    You can't pay to take your dog with you with Tesco vouchers, have to use a debit / credit card for this.

    Paul
     
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    We have been getting Tesco points for years.. Do not think they have ever been used !
    BUT !
    One of the reasons we have never used them is because we have NO idea how many points we have.. Once a year we get a load of vouchers through the door but no idea of points..
     
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    You can register online using your Clubcard number then you can see exactly what you have. This is also how you exchange them for tunnel and all the various other vouchers.
     
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    I ended up foning them :)
    Must say for someone who works for Tescos the guy was amazingly helpful !!!

    Turns out all the time we have been using our Tesco credit card ( got SPECIFICALLY to collect points ) they have not been registering and all we have is £7 worth of points !!
    He said sorry and linked the card with the old account, so hopefully, by the time we go to Spain next january we will have a worthwhile amount accrued !!
     
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    Some info:

    Do NOT exchange your Tesco vouchers until you either have enough for your trip, or it is getting to the point where waiting will cost you a lot more (ie too near the date of travel).

    You exchange your Tesco vouchers on-line via the Tesco clubcard website, and once you've exchanged some Tesco vouchers for a Travel Token (for Eurotunnel) it can only be used on its own, ie ONE Token per transaction - eg if you exchange them in dribs and drabs, such as £10 worth of Tesco vouchers for £30 of Travel Tokens this month, then another £10 worth next month etc, you will actually only be able to use one £30 Travel Token! This has been the case since they changed to emailing you with the voucher codes instead of sending them out in the post.

    You won't get any further discount as they can't be used in conjunction with anything else and also if you have pets you have to pay for them by credit or debit card as the Travel Tokens cannot be used for this.

    I also believe that you can only book a return crossing if you do it at the same time as an outward crossing, although I think you can do an outward crossing without a return crossing.
     
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  20. Easyliving

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    On a slightly different note I see Tesco are doing away with their fuel save scheme next month, hope the voucher deals will carry on.

    Paul
     
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