I'm a bit of an addict of discount codes and vouchers, to the extent that I feel I've failed if I pay full price for anything. My ideal scenario involves stacking several vouchers on top of each other so that I'm being paid to take something off the company's hands.
So, for the last couple of years I've been channelling that enthusiasm by posting discount codes for Isle of Wight ferry travel, most of which come from fellow voucher fans who have spotted something in the back of the Radio Times or the National Trust Magazine and kindly get in touch.
Most Isle of Wight ferry voucher codes have lots of restrictions, whereby you can't use them on the weekend of the Isle of Wight Festival or Bestival or they are only valid outside of school holidays. Others run out once a certain number of journeys have been booked.
So you can imagine my delight when Red Funnel offered to stick a booking widget on my ferries pages with 10% off all year round, without complicated restrictions and clauses. It works for cars to or from Southampton/East Cowes and it also works if you are bringing a caravan.
OK, so there are sometimes deals around which will beat that discount and I'd always recommend scrolling down on our ferry guide to see what else is around. For example, Red Funnel often do 15% or 20% off, but it's usually limited to certain dates and it requires a paper voucher. If you can stump up £1000 for a Red Funnel prepaid Travelcard then you'll get a better deal (20% off generally). Wightlink also have deals, such as their Tesco Clubcard offer.
The main restriction on the 10% discount is that you can't stack it with another discount. Equally, you'll sometimes find it is cheaper to get your accommodation provider to book for you, such as one of the many holiday parks which do a bundle deal.
Anyway, this 10% deal will save you somewhere between £5 and £20 on every booking by my guesstimate.
So, please use it, share the link with your family, milkman, GP or anyone else who will listen.
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