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Paying too much for travel? | Watch out for doorstep scams

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Paying too much for travel? | Watch out for doorstep scams

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Dear Mr

August is the perfect time of year to hop on the train, bus or coach for a day out. Transport can be expensive, but if you’re savvy you can take advantage of some great discounts for older people. 

These discounts aren’t usually given to you automatically – you often have to submit an application to the service provider. If you're not sure where to start, don't worry - we've got all the information you need.

Once you’ve sorted out your discounted travel, how about taking a day out to one of these unusual locations which are all free of charge!

Get cheap travel around the UK

Best wishes, 

Sophie, Age UK

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