Buying Chunnel tickets with tesco points on a Sunday?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    We're hoping to book our tunnel crossing tomorrow and travel this Tuesday.
    Does anyone know if the tesco voucher office is manned on a Sunday ? Haven't done it before. Do they give me a code or something for when I make the booking?
     
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    You need to order the vouchers on the Tesco Clubcard website. They email you the voucher code. You do not directly book the journey through Tesco

    You need to ring the normal Eurotunnel reservation/ticket line.

    The booking has to be made in the same name as the Clubcard account is registered in.

    They're open from 9.00 to 5.30 tomorrow (y)
     
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    Thanks that's great!
     
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    Link to the Clubcard page:

    https://secure.tesco.com/clubcard/boost/eurotunnel-le-shuttle/UK-003223.prd

    The voucher code email will usually turn up in 15-20 minutes.

    The number to ring is 08443 35 35 35

    A couple more things to be aware of:

    You don't get "change" with the vouchers so have a look at the fares first so you know how much it will be and only change just enough vouchers. You probably won't be able to get the exact amount so we usually get as close as we can without going over and just pay the balance on a card.

    The other thing is that if you're taking a dog you can't use the vouchers to pay for it. That has to be on a card.
     
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    01303282061 Is a non premium telephone number.
    Tell the agent first thing that you are using Tesco vouchers as they have to repeat much of the process if you only tell them when you come to pay.
     
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    Thanks everyone
    That is a blow Minxsy girl . We'll have to forego using the vouchers this time.
    Thanks for the website and phone no etc.
     
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    Trying to buy the ticket now. Do you just pay one price per van and not per person?
     
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    It's ok just done it
    Funny to put 'cultural' down as reason for trip not 'holiday/break'!
     
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    I don't have tesco vouchers (they don't have them in Waitrose :whistle:) but no.1 son uses Tesco - can he get these vouchers? Can multiple vouchers be used against a single purchase at the rate of £30 per £10 voucher?
     
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    However there is no reason why you cannot have a shared account so you need to get a card then phone up and link it to your son's.
    You can pay for all (exc pets) or part of your ticket using the vouchers.
     
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    Excellent, ta!
     
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    If he uses a Clubcard it's those vouchers. We get most of ours via petrol rather than shopping.
     
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    No reason at all. As long as the name on the club card account is the lead name on the booking that's all that matters. Someone else can pay any balance.
     
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    Yes, it's per vehicle. You can have something odd like up to 9 people.
     
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    Remember you can only use one voucher per booking so make sure you put enough club card points towards it.
     
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    The reason you cannot pay for a pet with Tesco vouchers is that the fee goes directly to DEFRA. Apparently government departments don't take Tesco vouchers.:rolleyes:
     
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    If that's the case though, it can't be the WHOLE amount, otherwise the ferries wouldn't be charging less than Eurotunnel for pets.
     
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    The other thing that I always wonder about, if that really is the case, is why there is a charge both ways when there are only checks on the return trip?

    I don't believe it all goes to Defra anyway. The Pet Check In facility at the Calais terminal is operated by Eurotunnel staff, not Defra staff. If there is any money passed on to Defra then it will be after all Eurotunnel's expenses have been deducted.
     
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    or eurotunnel charge more than the defra fee ?
    & dfds staff do the check when you book in.
     
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