Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

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Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 28 Jan 2019, 10:10pm

I received my new CUK membership card today and a letter saying the relevant fee would be direct debited on the appropriate date in a couple of months' time. Great. But, I thought, why not take advantage of the 5 years for the price of 4? So I had a look on the website to find out how to do this and I can't find any mention of it. I take it this is no longer available. Or was I only imagining (by comparison with AUK perhaps?) that it ever was?

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby PH » 28 Jan 2019, 10:39pm

It certainly used to and is still mentioned on the membership page
*** ANNUAL DIRECT DEBIT OFFER OF 14 MONTHS FOR 12 IS ON THE FIRST YEAR OF A NEW ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ONLY; THIS EXCLUDES MEMBERSHIP PURCHASED AS THE 5 YEARS FOR 4 OPTION; ANNUAL DIRECT DEBIT OPTION DOES NOT APPLY TO LIFE MEMBERSHIPS OR THE 5 YEARS FOR 4 OPTIONS.

if it's been left off the options, maybe give them a ring or drop them an email - I've had cause to do both in the last few months and had a reasonably quick response.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 28 Jan 2019, 11:30pm

Thanks, I hadn't spotted that.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jan 2019, 4:35am

Is life membership still available?
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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 29 Jan 2019, 2:19pm

brynpoeth wrote:Is life membership still available?

The quote above implies it is.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby AndyK » 29 Jan 2019, 10:44pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Is life membership still available?

The quote above implies it is.

Yup. A life sentence is still available.
The 5-for-4 offer only seems to be available on gift membership, but it can't hurt to ask, as PH says.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Jan 2019, 1:53am

"Cost" of life sentence? "Price" would be better
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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby roger » 2 Feb 2019, 10:15pm

No membership page in Feb/Mar edition.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby gaz » 3 Feb 2019, 5:22pm

roger wrote:No membership page in Feb/Mar edition.

Page 14.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby starbug1979 » 5 Feb 2019, 8:46am

AndyK wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Is life membership still available?

The quote above implies it is.

Yup. A life sentence is still available.
The 5-for-4 offer only seems to be available on gift membership, but it can't hurt to ask, as PH says.


The 5 year for the price of 4 is still available on the website https://shop.cyclinguk.org/membership/i ... hip-myself just select the type from the drop down

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 5 Feb 2019, 9:23am

That's only for a new membership. But the text does answer the question: "If at renewal you wish to change your membership type please contact the Membership Team on 01483 238301"

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby loch eck steve » 13 Feb 2019, 10:04am

I tried e-mailing about this , but got no reply , so rang up and changed my membership 5 years for 4 over the phone no problem.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 13 Feb 2019, 10:30am

Well I phoned them yesterday, couldn't get through, after a couple of minutes got a recorded message saying leave your number and they'll get back. So far they haven't.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby mjr » 13 Feb 2019, 11:30am

Why is this offer only open for commuters?
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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby thirdcrank » 13 Feb 2019, 12:13pm

mjr wrote:Why is this offer only open for commuters?


Assuming that's a serious question, I think it refers to the original meaning of commute = reduce. The extension of the word to daily travel to work is, AIUI, an American usage in that what we'd call a season ticket, is a commuted fare. People buying season tickets are commuters and eventually, all daily travellers became commuters, whether season ticket holders or not.