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  1. paulus the woodgnome

    paulus the woodgnome Read Only Funster

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    the other half is on the telephone booking our second channel tunnel crossing for the year on good old tesco vouchers one has cost me 2 pounds and this one today has cost me 3 pounds
    5 pounds for two trips cant beat it:thumb:
     
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    As they say...."Every little helps" :thumb:

    We have used them for similar trips with the kids....Invaluable.
     
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    Yes you can

    Shop at Aldi and you will save enough for several trips a year ..:Wink:

    and have more spending money :thumb:
     
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    not so in this case as i drive a company van and collect the points by filling up with diesel:BigGrin:
    couldnt do this at aldi
     
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    fair comment..

    We shop at Aldi, save 20 - 40% on food bill, fill up at Shell and save Shell points for a free tankful. ..
    Tesco fuel is about 1p cheaper than Shell in our area but it's 10 miles extra to go to Tesco so it must balance out.
     
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    Just waiting for our vouchers to be delivered and will then book taking the tunnel for the first time. Previous years have used the ferry but thought we'd try it this way for a change.

    Have previously taken the ferry for the break in driving and as something different for our daughter.
     
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    Better fuel as well Jim not bunkered and not loaded with crap to make it cheaper.

    All the best Rick
     
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    Yeah.. fully agree :thumb: I worked for Shell UK Oil for six years at the Stanford refinery .. I know what goes into Shell premium fuel and it's not what they sell to the supermarkets.

    I didn't want to say that for fear of another reverse polarity thread .. :Laughing:

    now look what you've done :Eek!:
     
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    oooopssss
     
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    I didn't think you still got Tesco points on fuel.
     
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    shell refinery is now just a memory at coryton/stanford le hope

    all pulled down except for a storage tank and a lump of concrete
    mobile is still there under new owners though swiss i think

    sorry folks didnt mean to send you off track shopping for points:thumb:
     
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    yeah.. Shell closed shortly after I left .. around 1997/8 ?

    a huge loss for the area ..
     
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    Tunnel just right !

    Used ferry and down the hole:Rofl1:

    Prefer the 30 min trip with no hassle and a variable arrival time so you do not need to sweat or sit about.

    Thank god for Tesco, nearest we have here in Aberdeenshire:RollEyes:

    Two trips booked allready "down the hole"

    Have fun all ..... just love the planning stage :thumb:

    Terry & Hilary
     
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    Tunnel is great in the winter but prefer ferry in summer, it's become part of the trip.

    A giant Toblerone from the shop, enjoying the sea air while watching the white cliffs disappear as you get close to France .. :thumb:

    By contrast the tunnel is fast and convenient but has no 'holiday' atmosphere ..
     
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    "It's life Jim but not as we know it."



    Totally agree, seems more adventurous on a boat, somehow.
     
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    We are using the tunnel for the first time in May (courtesy of Tesco - cost=£0 instead of £120)
    We used to say the ferry was part of the holiday but to get cheap crossing we went at silly o clock and it became a bit of a chore when the boat was busy and not all facilities open.
    So decided to forgo our Cafe Rouge vouchers for Chunnel and will see how it goes..........
     
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    It certainly is, especially when the ship is heaving, the passengers are heaving and it's washing about on the deck .. .. :Doh: now you know why there is a step into the gents .. :Laughing:

    I prefered the old ferries with open top deck and seating .. great memories from the 70s.
     
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    I must be really dum, whats all this about, tesco vouchers and free cross channel bookings


    explain please.....
     
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