If you are a regular commuter via mainline train stations in the UK you’ve probably picked up your morning cappuccino or a sneaky pint on the way home and felt the premium prices in the coffee shop or one of the interesting titled “real pubs on stations” make a hole in your wallet.
What would you say if I told you of a not that well publicised way to get a 20% discount on your purchases?
What you need is to get a BiTE card – it’s free – and unlike my vain attempt at finding a illustrative picture above – girl is not included. However also not included is any supermarket loyalty card style tracking of your movements. This is no swipe card – just a piece of card you flash and the nice person behind the till puts through your discount. All they seem to want to know is a few questions of how often you travel and through what stations when you sign up.
Given the pounds I’ve spent at stations over the years I just wish I’d paid more attention to the unassuming little flags stuck on some of the tills sooner.
Photo Credits: “208” by me and the sysop
Updated 27th May 2020 to update broken embedded flickr image
April 17, 2012 — 8:53 pm
Update April 2012 – you now need to re-register for what the nice lady I saw today called “a new swipe card” to keep getting your 20% discount.
So “supermarket loyalty card” tracking is probably now with us – but if you’re happy with that it’s still worth grabbing one – as the 20% off is not worth pulling your nose up at.
Head on over to http://www.bitecard.co.uk – they want to know what airports I travel from (erm I last caught a plane on 3rd September 2001 from JFK – but that’s another story)