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Eurotunnel Feb half term bookings

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Having driven this season for the first time, looks like this is the way forward for our family as the cost savings (and carbon footprint as I checked out!) against flying make sense. I want to crack on and start looking at costs for next half term but they aren't open yet - Eurotunnel FAQ's say 9-11 months in advance which is kind of now but wondering if anyone has any more experience as to when Feb half term generally becomes available? Thanks!
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@always29, I normally book in August, but I think the dates are released sometime around July. There doesn't seem to be any appreciable hike in prices with Eurotunnel, unlike the airlines, so while the popular times might work out to something like £75-90 each way and rise to about £120 as the crossing gets full, you won't see the £40 to £450 increases you would see for flights between quiet and peak times.

Plus if you have Tesco clubcard vouchers, they are exchanged at the rate of 3 to 1 at Eurotunnel so a crossing costing £150 can be paid with £50 of Tesco vouchers. We've only ever paid a few pounds here or there by card to cover the difference, as vouchers can only be exchanged in multiples of £5.
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@always29, we always self drive as well, i cannot remember the bookings being open for feb much before summer holidays are in progress (though i may be wrong).

TBH the costs do not increase much anyway, they do not seem to employ a "dynamic" pricing method like easyjet and the like!!!!.
just hope they do not take after the airlines and ramp up their fares this year Shocked Shocked Shocked

standard return fares normally work out to about £150-£200 return depending on time of day you intend to go through the tunnel.
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EDIT, sorry i have echoed what @ousekjarr, said was writing mine when the previous one was being posted!!!!
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@terrygasson, it's always nice when someone agrees with me wink and I heartily endorse your post
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@ousekjarr, @terrygasson, thanks for your expertise! I'll see what I can sort about racking up some clubcard points in the meantime as we just don't use Tesco - might have to get one of their credit cards for spending at another supermarket (and everywhere else!).
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We used to drive to Andorra every half term, 5 of us in a 7 seat MPV with a roof box.
The tunnel was always fully paid for with Tesco points and buying a year's supply of wine in France saved us enough to pay for the fuel Very Happy
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@always29, just to let you know, tunnel bookings are now open for feb 2020, just checked myself and my preferred crossings would cost me £162, at peak times with standard fare.
bargain!!!!
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Thanks for the heads up, places now booked for Feb 1/2 term. I see Flexiplus has shot up a lot in price, I was considering it this time but am just going to slum it instead lol. I used to do Frequent traveller standard with 6 round trips per year. However, the driving just became a bit too much especially for May and October 1/2 term trips so we just fly those now, and thinking of flying for Christmas as well and swapping the Eurotunnel lottery for Air traffic control!
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@terrygasson, thank you! Ooh I do like snowHead
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No worries @always29,
Will be a long summer for me, seeing as I have everything booked in place.
Kids not having lessons next year, and you don’t get an early bird 3v lift pass price discount Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Got booger all to do any research on!!!!

@rwilson, have done flexiplus before, but was not really worth the extra £100 odd quid each way for a free coffee and bag of sarnies/yoghurts!!!
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@terrygasson, you could research somewhere for us to go - just the family, we went to La Clusaz last HT and it suited us perfectly, am thinking Espave Diamant this time as it's not a mega drive, cheap lift tix, enough mileage to keep us busy and right mix of slopes for kids (8 & 10) esp if they continue learning to board (weeks 2 & 3) respectively but if the want to ski, ski school will show them fun stuff. Just need to find a nice 1 bed cabin type apartment for less than a gazillion euros.
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