I did something awesome.
I have been looking for cheap train tickets down to London for Christmas break for a while..and the fact that I have no money has made it even harder, because if I found a “cheap” train ticket, I still couldn’t afford it.
Yesterday, I went back online, just to do a search like I had done previous days before.
Several factors prevented me from buying my ticket weeks back when I had money, some of those factors include:
– not knowing my university timetable,
– not knowing my work schedule, and;
– not knowing when my deadlines would be for my university work.
I would look, but in an attempt not to waste any money, I wouldn’t buy.
Now, I have a Young Person’s Railcard that I renewed in September of this year so it is valid for the next 3 years and gives me one-third off all train tickets purchased, along with some other lovely bonuses.
With this card, the cheapest ticket I found to get me to London was for £8.60, which is EXTREMELY cheap..but even as cheap as it was, I couldn’t afford it right now.
I get paid from work on the 28th of every month, so I was crossing my fingers that when I get paid this Wednesday, the price wouldn’t have gone up and I could purchase my ticket – back to the story – yesterday I went back online to do a search like I had done previously for the days before. I breathed a sigh of relief. It was still £8.60..problem was, those prices could go up overnight..not substantially, but you know..enough.
Out of curiosity..I went onto another website that I use that I know usually has cheap tickets and I looked through their website to see if I could find some cheap tickets.
I entered in my travel destination, added the date and the method of transportation I wanted and I pressed the enter key.
I burst out into spontaneous laughter!
£6.00, £5.00, £5.00 and £1.00.
There was a ticket available on the date I wanted to go, using the method of transportation that I wanted for £1.00 with a 50 pence booking fee which meant that the total I was paying to get from Bradford to London was £1.50!
I was laughing so much as I paid for the ticket then and there!
That I could do!
Bradford (where I study for University) is between 3 and 6 hours away (depending on the mode of transportation you opt for) from London (where I live with my parents and other siblings outside of term time), so you can understand why I would like to take the train..I would like to spend as little time travelling as I can..just because!
I’m so happy that I caught this bargain!
The funniest thing is..I checked again this morning, and what was £1.00 yesterday has gone up to £5.00 today! Which I guess still isn’t much, but I’m so glad I decided to check that website and snatch up a bargain when I saw it!
*does her happy dance*