Over the last few weeks we have been running a series of articles on how to redeem your Clubcard points for various different ‘day out’ attractions. The point of these articles was to see if the Clubcard route was actually a good choice – it is a better deal for some places than others.
By coincidence, we recently ran a guide to using Clubcard vouchers for Legoland. And then, a couple of days later, my wife decided that Legoland was a good idea for a day out. She went down there on Friday with the kids (that isn’t me in the picture looking very young, that is a family friend staying with us who came too – the little ‘un is mine …):
The easiest option to get cheap Legoland tickets is currently using the 2-4-1 vouchers found on certain boxes of Kellogg’s cereal. However, with just 24 hours notice, I couldn’t get my hands on a box.
This left me looking at the cash option versus the Clubcard option.
£44 per person for a ticket purchased in advance via the Legoland website was a bit pricey. (This would have come down to £41 had we booked over a week in advance, not that I trust the weather forecast that much.) The Clubcard option was £13 per ticket.
This was (£44 / £13) 3.4 x face value for my Clubcard vouchers. It would have been a worse deal if I’d been able to get hold of a 2-4-1 voucher but I couldn’t.
Using Clubcard vouchers also gave us some flexibility because we were not committed to a particular date. If we had paid £44 cash and the weather had turned against us (although, booking a day in advance, we were fairly sure it wouldn’t) we would have been stuck.
The booking process was very simple. It only took a few minutes to order the tickets via the Legoland page on the Clubcard website. Within a few minutes I had received an email which included my tickets. You need to print these off, which is something to bear in mind if you don’t have a printer at home.
All in all, I thought this was a very good use of my Clubcard vouchers. With a bit more advance notice I may have been able to find a better deal for cash using a voucher but there is no guarantee.
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