Presents are great to receive – I’m not gonna lie, and Christmas shopping when it’s cold outside and your all wrapped up warm out in the dark, with all the pretty lights is hard to beat. Not to mention decorating the house and Christmas tree to look all festive, – each one of these are up there with the best things about Christmas.
But the most important in my opinion, is spending time with family. A few years back our family started meeting up on Boxing Day, as a chance for everyone to get together. We are quite a big family so began meeting at the pub, but to be honest I didn’t want to have two Christmas dinners, which generally happens – so we started having everyone over to ours instead.
Our home isn’t huge but it’s doable, and the best thing is it doesn’t have to be expensive. Everyone brings a bottle and a dish of something, we usually share round who is going to bring savoury snacks, deserts, meats etc. and it works out well. Plus we have a dress code of Christmas jumpers or you’re not coming in!
I know that we are very lucky to have family to spend the festivities with and that they live close by, but for those who have to travel a bit further afield we have teamed up with Two Together Railcard to offer one lucky reader a Railcard to use to travel to see someone special this Christmas.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be one of the most expensive – with the cost of Christmas spending stretching the nation’s purse strings year after year.
Whether it’s visiting friends and relatives, wintry weekends away, or just food and present shopping, the price of the festive season can easily snowball. With the Two Together Railcard, users can get Christmas spending back on track, by saving a third on rail travel for two named people over the age of 16 when travelling together.
At just £15 per person for a year’s unlimited usage, the Railcard is the perfect money saving solution this Christmas. Since its launch last year, it has provided users with over £38 million worth of savings, with an average annual saving of £127.48 per card.
Forget fighting for a space in an expensive shopping centre car park, the Two Together Railcard is valid on an unlimited number of journeys, perfect for hitting the high street for some last minute Christmas shopping.
And if Christmas wasn’t magical enough, holders of the Railcard will also receive a number of cost-saving benefits, with exclusive discounts on days out, theatre tickets and UK holiday destinations. What’s more, users will also get access to 20% off all full-price Virgin Experience Days – ideal for a special Christmas gift idea, or a festive getaway for two.
The Two Together Railcard can be used on all Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance tickets, after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and bank holidays; so all the more reason to get in the festive spirit.
For more information visit www.twotogether-railcard.co.uk
• The Two Together Railcard is for two named individuals, aged 16 years or over, with two photos on the card
• Both named cardholders must be travelling together for the discount to apply
• The Railcard is valid for a year from the date of purchase
• Average savings made with a Two Together Railcard are based on the total savings made on journeys with Railcards over the year, divided by the total number of Railcards in circulation
• The new Two Together Railcard complements the existing range of Railcards which include; 16-25, Family & Friends, Senior and Disabled Persons Railcards, as well as a wide range of regional Railcards