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VIA Rail Canada Coupons & Codes: 50% off Regular Fare

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VIA Rail Canada: 50% off using SPC

The VIA Rail 50% off coupon is back!! :D

Use coupon code 11472 as the “Discount Code”

Offer

Your Sunlight coupon entitles you to a 50% discount on the adult regular fare for Economy class (Comfort class). A blackout period applies.

Conditions

  • Valid for a 50% discount on the adult regular Economy class (Comfort class) fare for one-way or round trip travel from anywhere in the VIA Rail network.
  • Travel must be completed between April 1 and December 14, 2009 or between January 6 and March 31, 2010 (inclusive).
  • Blackout period is between December 15, 2009 and January 5, 2010 (inclusive).
  • Coupon is not valid for travel booked to any other destination or on any other dates.
  • Bookings must be made online at viarail.ca. Bookings cannot be made by telephone or directly at a VIA station.
  • Once booked, tickets are completely non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • One original coupon must be surrendered for each passenger travelling to a VIA ticket agent at the time of ticket issuance. No facsimiles accepted.
  • Tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to departure. The number of seats available in Economy class (Comfort class) on this special fare is limited.
  • Your ticket will be considered purchased at the time of the online transaction. If you already have tickets issued under a different fare plan and wish to exchange them to take advantage of this special offer, any service charges applicable to your original purchase will be collected when your new tickets are issued.
  • Not applicable to group or Priva bookings.
  • The offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount and is not valid for tickets issued using a pass product including, but not limited to, Canrailpass, Corridorpass, BizPak, 6 Pak, Discount e-pass, or railway employee passes.
  • No additional discounts for seniors, youth, students or children apply.
  • Applicable to new bookings only; minimum fares and other conditions may apply.
  • Non-commissionable to travel agents and tour operators.

How to book online at viarail.ca:

  • Log in with your RESERVIA profile, or create one prior to booking.
  • Choose Comfort – Discounted fare in the “Select class and fare plan” drop-down menu for your chosen departure. The discount will not apply to travel booked in any other class.
  • On the “Passengers Information” screen, select Other Special Discount in the “Discount Type” field.
  • Enter 11472 as the “Discount Code”.  No serial number is required.
  • Your fare will be automatically adjusted if your trip meets the conditions of this promotion.
  • Since you must surrender your original coupon(s) to a VIA agent when your tickets are issued, your ticket must be issued by a VIA agent and not at a self-service ticketing kiosk.

Click here to get your 50% off VIA Rail coupon

36 comments

  1. Tammy

    Sunlight coupon??? As in the detergent?

    “Your Sunlight coupon entitles you to a 50% discount on the adult regular fare for Economy class (Comfort class). A blackout period applies.”

    “Since you must surrender your original coupon(s) to a VIA agent when your tickets are issued, your ticket must be issued by a VIA agent and not at a self-service ticketing kiosk. “

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  2. David

    It looks like you need to have signed up to receive the coupon or something, since you must surrender an original copy of the coupon. So where do we get the original coupon from?

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  3. Thomas

    i tried too but it doesn’t seem to work. The Comfort Special fare still seems to be cheaper.

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  4. Jerry Hung

    I have tried the coupon, it is valid
    It’s not always cheaper than Super Saver or Special fares

    Also, kids are free per 1 adult I think

    However, as discussion on RFD mentioned, you may actually need the PHYSICAL coupon at the station, it costs about $7 to buy the Sunlight detergent

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  5. Lisa

    No purchase necessary according to the link:

    This is what the link says:

    Bookings must be made online at viarail.ca. Bookings cannot be made by telephone or directly at a VIA station.

    Which (obviously) means that no coupon is required in person.

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  6. David

    This is not the case though Lisa. What it says is that you buy the ticket online, then when you pick the ticket up at the station, you cannot use the automated kiosk to get your actual ticket – you have to surrender the actual coupon to the agent in order for them to print the ticket. This is the way I read this offer.

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  7. Rosiens

    Tammy and Marissa to answer your question .. If you go to Walmart or other store and buy a bottle of Sunlight Laundry detergent ,well on the bottle is a booklet the coupon is in the booklet along with other coupons..Also there is a form you can get at same stores and fill out and mail ton the company they will send you the coupon booklet..

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  8. Raja Dutta

    Hi guys,
    I found the VIA Rail link through Red Flag Deals and it took me to the link
    http://www.viarail.ca/conditions/11472/

    I got my friend booked online and it worked perfectly fine. But now it seems that he would have to surrender some Sunlight coupon ? I wonder where one would get such a coupon ? He is going to give it a try and see if he can get by without some silly coupon. Otherwise, I would make a trip to Sobeys and see if they have Sunlight detergent liquid and if it came with a coupon.

    Anyone have any leads on this ?

    Thanks

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  9. Raja Dutta

    So, have some update on this guys. I had to buy a Sunlight HE detergent liquid and that has the coupon book ( including a 40 dollars off 2 night stay at a Mariott Canada ). You have to present the coupon to the ticket agent to get the discounted fare.

    Thanks

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  10. Jean

    I rushed to purchase two bottles of Sunlight, found them at Walmart – cost over $15.00. Followed booking instructions but was dissappointed that the discount fare from Montreal to Toronto round trip came out to just over $295.00. We usually book on Comfort Supersaver and the same trip was aprox. $311.00. So with the coupon and the purchase of the sunlight – no savings! Difference is that if we would have to change or cancel our trip we have the protection to do so.
    Thanks for posting this though – at least we have that extra protection because you never know…

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  11. Gloria

    I tried to use the coupon and the VIA agent insisted that I needed to surrender a coupon. As a result, he made a note in my file that I would have to pay the full ticket price for now, and get a refund for the difference later when I come back with the coupon.

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  12. Kelly

    Did a Google search and found this!

    Booked my tickets online and used the code, had to choose Discounted Fare over Supersaver Fare though but it still worked out cheaper. Saved about $30.

    Thanks!

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  13. Leslie

    I asked Via Rail why I was seeing a 13% reduction in my fare rather than a 50% reduction and here’s what they said:

    The Sunlight Coupon entitles you to 50% off of the Adult Comfort Class Regular fare. This coupon will not apply to already reduced fares such as the Comfort Supersaver, Comfort Discounted or Comfort Special fares.

    The round trip fare of $138.00 plus tax between Ottawa and Toronto is with our Comfort – Special fare plan. The 50% coupon does not apply to this fare.

    The Comfort class Regular fare for a round trip between Ottawa and Toronto is $240.00 plus tax. The 50% couppon applies to this fare only.

    Please note, we offer four fare plans in Comfort class (economy): Comfort – Regular fare, Comfort – Discounted fare, Comfort – Supersaver fare and Comfort – Special fare. There is absolutely no difference in class of service between Comfort – Regular fare, Comfort – Discounted fare, Comfort – Supersaver fare and Comfort – Special fare except for the price. Comfort – Discounted fare, Comfort – Supersaver fare and Comfort – Special fare are fare plans with an advance purchase discounted fare (purchase at least 3 days in advance for Comfort – Discounted and Comfort – Supersaver, purchase at least 7 days in advance for Comfort – Special) with limited availability and subject to service charges for cancellation or exchange.

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  14. Willow

    Just booked a Jasper to Vancouver trip. Key to getting this to work is selecting the “Regular” fare for your trip. The discount field does not appear until late in the booking process. You can leave the second field that pops up blank. $36 saving off the Comfort Supersaver fare (from $158).

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  15. mary

    I tried an I tried to “create my Profile” an got no were ……any suggestions ……I need to book soon.

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  16. Sherrie

    Thanks to whoever posted the discount code I have used them before and have saved over a few hundred bucks now going from Kingston to Toronto. Cheers! :)

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  17. Ashley

    I followed all their instructions – booked comfort adult regular fare only – put in the code and it reduced the base fare from 156 to 117. Last time I checked, that’s not 50%

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  18. Val

    I just booked an one-way trip from Montreal to Quebec City via VIA Rail Canada website. 50% of discount did appear on my account! What I did is that, instead of going to the link shown above, I entered the desired trip on the VIA website then choosed a regular economy couch. Keyed in the discount code after the price page appeared. The original price was around CAD$80 and then the final fare was CAD$40. The only change was that the Refundable & exchangeable rule for the original regular economy seat was then automatically modified to be non-refundable & non-exchangeable. In my circumstance, sacrificing the flexibility for saving big money is worth a try!

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  19. susan

    This Sunlight coupon is the BIGGEST scam ever! Only after I booked my ticket online with Via Rail, do I find out that I have to get an original Sunlight coupon, which is nowwhere to be found!
    I spoke to Via Rail & Sunlight & both did not know where I can find the coupon! What a scam! Now I have to pay full price on my ticket!
    This should be reported to someone like Consumer Affairs for misleading the Consumer!! Very very unfair!

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  20. Zee

    The lady at sunlight advised me that I could do the following to obtain a coupon:
    1. Purchase 2 x or 3x sunlight laundry detergent
    2. mail the original reciept to Sunlight Saving Booklet offer, PO 38, Saint John New Brunswick E2L 3X1 and if they had any coupons left the would mail me one. She said it would take them 4 – 6 weeks to process this.

    Regards,
    Zara

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  21. Zee

    The lady at sunlight advised me that I could do the following to obtain a coupon:
    1. Purchase 2 x or 3x sunlight laundry detergent
    2. mail the original reciept to Sunlight Saving Booklet offer, PO 38, Saint John New Brunswick E2L 3X1 and if they had any coupons left the would mail me one. She said it would take them 4 – 6 weeks to process this.

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  22. Ji

    I purchased the detergent. I tried to use it. It didn’t work at all. What a scam. Do anyone knows where i can report this?

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  23. Ji

    I have the coupon (I bought the detergent – bad action, it was 10 dollar).
    I tried to use it. It doesn’t work. What a scam!

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  24. Kris Allen

    If anyone has any of these Sunlight coupon booklets and they’re not going to use the VIA Rail 50% discount coupon before it expires on March 31st, would you be willing to give it away ? I will send a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope, then all you would need to do is stick the coupon in it and mail it back to me. I would just need to receive it by Thursday, February 25th. Reply here, I’ll keep checking this comment section, and we’ll exchange e-mails. Thanks !

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  25. Adam

    Some of you people cannot read, or are not very smart! Why do you feel there’s a scam here? This is a printed coupon that clearly tells where to go to get the conditions. Those conditions clearly state you get 50% off of the full adult regular fare… NOT the student fare. NOT the senior, or youth or child fare. AND of course, NOT the Discounted or Supersaver or Special fares. It tells you exactly what you get, and if you check that, you get exactly that. Secondly, the conditions clearly state you need to bring the coupon with you to the station to get the discount when the pick up the tickets. No questions and no confusion there. So someone decided to post the discount code here and suggested “hey – try it – maybe you can getaway with something”. Turns out you can’t. So VIA and Sunlight are scamming anyone. People just don’t know how to read! Geez people.

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  26. Adam

    Furthermore, the email confirmation you get CLEARLY tells you must bring the coupon to the station or the offer is not valid.

    There’s no scam. PEOPLE CAN’T READ AND PEOPLE DON’T LIKE IT WHEN THEY CAN’T GETAWAY WITH SOMETHING.

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  27. Catherine

    Hi Adam,
    I DO know how to read and I feel cheated.
    I bought the Sunlight product because the coupon on the bottle CLEARLY stated “50% discount off a regular adult fare” and NOT “Valid for a 50% discount on the adult regular Economy class fare…”
    When I go shopping I do not drag along my laptop and so could not possibly be expected to check the finer details as outlined at viarail.ca/conditions/11472.
    Imagine my surprise when I went into the station for a quote with this coupon and I was informed that it was for regular fare on Economy ONLY. Nowhere on the coupon does it say that at all. That’s false advertising.
    Considering that I bought 3 bottle of Sunlight at $7/bottle ($21 plus tx) I saved exactly -10.00 (yes, I realise I have the product to use but I could have bought any other product and booked the $69.00 fare and had virtually the same outcome.
    I’m going back to TIDE – do you hear me Sunlight? – TIDE (or any other brand that I haven’t caught falsely advertising yet). For shame Sunlight!

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  28. Carol

    I used it as directed. I saved $300 on a fare from Saskatoon to Vancouver. My child travelled free with my paid fare. I was very happy with it – but you have to read the offer carefully. I would never book anything without reading it first. In fact, I did have trouble with the website at first, so called an agent, and he happily walked me through it and gave me details. Even if I had selected the supersaver fare, it would have been more than 100 dollars more than the fare with the coupon. I would suggest that for short distances, you won’t save much – but big trips, you will. Basically, my son and I travelled from Saskatoon to Vancouver and back again for $389 taxes included. Great trip!

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