THRIFTY thrill-seekers can get 50 per cent off entry to Alton Towers, Legoland and Thorpe Park this summer.
All you have to do is make sure you bring along a plastic bottle to recycle at a Coca-Cola reverse vending machine.
2 You can get 50 per cent discount off entry to places such as Alton TowersCredit: DANIEL LEWIS
Alton Towers is offering £28 adult tickets and £24 child tickets for entry from today to October 17 for any guests who bring along a plastic bottle.
One bottle is required per person to take advantage of the discount, when buying tickets on the day.
With adult tickets costing £56 (12+ years) and kids tickets (3-11) costing £48, the bargain could save a family of four up to £104.
Launched last year, a total of 23 reverse vending machines will be returning to Alton Towers, Thorpe Parke and Legoland – as well as being introduced to new sites such as Sea Life Blackpool and Warwick Castle.
The red machines will be at Thorpe Park Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort and the Legoland Windsor Resort until October 17.
They will be in place longer at Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham, Blackpool Sea Life, London Sea Life and Warwick Castle – until March 31 next year.
In another push to encourage eco-friendly behaviour, visitors to Thorpe park will also have the chance load money onto an electronic chip in a refillable cup.
Visitors will load money electronically onto the cup via the chip so you can refill it over and over rather than buy a drink in a plastic bottle each time.
2 Visitors are asked to recycle an empty plastic bottle at a Coca-Cola reverse vending machine.
Kris Robbens, Marketing Director at Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland said: “Recycling doesn’t need to be boring and we want to reward people for doing the right thing and make it easier to recycle on the go.”
This offer is certainly better than the current 40 per cent off Legoland tickets until July 31 as part of their summer sale.
How to get discounts on Merlin attractions
But we have found other ways to get discounts on these tickets.
If you sign up to the Legoland, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park newsletters you will receive money-saving offers directly.
If you’re planning multiple visits, you can buy an annual Merlin pass for 12 months’ unlimited entry into attractions including Legoland and the London Eye. It normally costs £179, or less per person if you’re buying for a family.
It’s worth looking our for promotional discounts on this option.
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Legoland Windsor resort
Chessington World of Adventures
Sea Life Blackpool
Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham
London Sea Life
Go to similar but cheaper theme parks. Tickets at Lightwater Valley are as little as £8 if bought online five days ahead of your visit.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach offer £23 adult tickets if bought online for off-peak hours.
If you have a Tesco Clubcard you can convert points into Tesco Boost tokens. You can get three times the vouchers’ value to use on tickets.
For example, £5 in points turns into £15 worth of Boost rewards for Merlin attractions.
If you think half a day at a theme park is enough for you, then you may want to check out 365tickets.co.uk’s deal on half day tickets.
The website offers up to 55 per cent off tickets which offer entry from 12pm, with prices from £23.50 for both adult and children ticket prices.
National Rail’s days out guide are currently running a 2 for 1 offer for Legoland.
All you need to do is register, print out the voucher for Legoland Windsor and buy a National Rail ticket from a train station.
Electronic barriers at train stations can eat your ticket so ask a member of staff to help you through to ensure you keep your ticket.
Visitors who receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment (PIP), or have a Blue Badge, can bring a helper free of charge.
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In other good news, Alton Towers is one theme park that gives you a free ticket to go back if it rains.
For more savings, can you claim from your local council for free days out and discounted activities? We tell you how.
Also, how to get the cheapest holiday as the pound drops to a two-year low.
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