London Transport users, listen up. Are you a bit tired of having to top up your Oyster card every week? Do you wish you could purchase an Annual Travelcard, but the thought of shelling out £1,800+ sends you into a panic?
If so, the newly launched CommuterClub could be the answer to all your commuting dreams. It allows you to get all the big discounts that an Annual Travelcard offers, but you don’t have to shell out a load of cash upfront.
Sound too good to be true? Here’s everything you need to know…
How does CommuterClub work?
Once you sign up to CommuterClub, they basically set up a low cost installment plan so you pay the cost of your Travelcard back in monthly installments.
How much can you save?
The savings you make depends on which zones you normally travel in. But if you usually buy a monthly Zone 1-3, you save £188 by getting an annual one. If you live in Zone 9, you’ll save an impressive £417. Not bad huh?
Ok, remind me of the benefits..
You can save on your yearly Travelcard, which means you have extra cash in your pocket. You keep the flexibility of monthlies but access big savings. Plus you get an Annual National Rail Gold card that entitles you to 1/3 off rail travel for you and 3 others
You never have to queue to top up again because the credit for the whole year is automatically added to your Oyster card.
There’s no obligation – So if you are leaving the country, moving out of London or going away on secondment, you can opt out at any time you like, with no penalties.
When TFL up their fares, you don’t! Once you sign up to CommuterClub, it locks in the current fares for 12 months. So the cost of your Travelcard will remain the same as it was when you signed up.
The best bit… you get one month a year free! CommuterClub’s pay scheme is spread out over 11 months, which means you pay nothing for the 12th month. Bonus if it’s December, when you really need that extra cash.
There are extra deals included with being a CommuterClub member such as savings with Uber Taxis, Fitness First, Arsenal Emirates Stadium and so much more. Check out the website for details.
Do I pay interest?
Yes, CommuterClub applies a fixed rate of 5.6% but this still makes you a higher saving than topping up your Oyster on a weekly or monthly basis. Plus, with all those deals and flexibility to opt out, it’s a no brainer.
Why should I join CommuterClub now?
Travel fares are set to rise in January 2015 which means if you sign up now, you’ll only pay the current TFL fares, which means you’ll save even more on your commute throughout 2015.
So how do I make this happen?
I thought this was such a good idea, I partnered up with CommuterClub to offer a special discount to Oh So London readers. All you have to do is click here, enter the discount code SLONDON and you’ll receive £10 off your first month.
For more information click here
Until next time x
This is an Oh So London advertorial in partnership with CommuterClub and contains affiliate links to the CommuterClub site. For every reader who signs up to Commuter Club through this offer, Oh So London receives a small fee for the recommendation.