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P&O logo P&O £24 Dover-Calais car day rtn + 6 btls of wine*Six 'free' btls of wine (norm £18ish) with cross-Channel trip

Sun-Fri

If you’re looking to make a day trip across the Channel, you may want to grab this deal before it sails. Go via this P&O Ferries* link - the code DIRECTDT should be auto-filled - to get six 'free' bottles of wine (norm £3ish each) when you book a Dover to Calais day return for a car or motorcycle from £24 return.

You have to book by 11.59pm on Tue 24 Mar for travel until Wed 25 Mar and the £24 return is valid on Sun-Fri return journeys only (Saturday sailings are from £29).

Tickets we found that cost £24 in this offer are usually £20-£30 for a return ticket alone. So, although you may be able to find a return ticket slightly cheaper, when you factor in the six bottles of Vive La Vie wine (worth £18ish), this works out as a decent offer if you’re heading over to stock up on booze anyway. 

How to ensure you get the deal

When you book your ticket via the link above, make sure it says 'Promotion' next to the selection you've picked. Return tickets that cost exactly £24 (or £29 on Sat) are 'saver' tickets and will show up as £12 each way. This is its most basic ticket type and there is no flexibility on travel dates and time and they're non-refundable.

Make sure you bring your booking reference number on the day to check-in. Show your voucher (issued at check-in) in the onboard shop on the outward journey only to get your six bottles of Vive La Vie red, white or rose wine. You can't mix and match your wines.

More info

Up to nine people can travel together in one car. The earliest ferry out is at 00.45am and the latest inbound ferry leaves Calais at 11.25pm. Excludes mini buses, motor homes, vans, caravans and trailers.

Pets are not allowed. If wine is unavailable, P&O Ferries will offer a substitute wine. Tickets are subject to availability. 

Homebuilding & Renovating Show logoFREE tix to Homebuilding & Renovating Show*26 Mar - 29 Mar in Birmingham. 2,000 pairs of tix (norm £26)

NEC Birmingham

Register online at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show* to get a pair of free tickets for entry on one day of the exhibition between Thu 26 Mar and Sun 29 Mar at the NEC Birmingham.

Two tickets usually cost £25.75 in advance, including a £1.75 booking fee (or £36 on the door). The offer's available until 3pm on Wed 25 Mar, or until 2,000 pairs go. You can opt for one ticket instead of a pair. Tickets will be emailed to the person that registers and you must print each ticket out. 

The show includes 500 suppliers exhibiting their latest products and free seminars and masterclasses led by experts within the industry on topics such as design, self-builds, energy efficiency, budgets and legal issues.

More info

Max two tickets per household. Your ticket will get you entry on one of the four dates – you don’t have to choose which day when registering. 

The show's on 10am-5pm. Up to four children aged 16 or under can go free per ticket holding adult. 

Legoland Discovery Centre logoLegoland Discovery Manc: £13.50 adult & toddler tixSave £20 on usual gate price

Term time
Buy a parent and toddler midweek ticket from the Legoland Discovery website to get £13.50 entry at the Trafford Centre, Manchester for an adult and toddler (aged 5 and under).

There's no voucher or tickets to print, simply make a note of the transaction number on your confirmation email or show on your smartphone on the day. Valid Mon-Fri 10am-5pm only. Legoland says the offer is ongoing.

Drusillas Park logoDrusillas Park 10% offBook online to get discount entry

Book ahead
Book online at Drusillas Park to get 10% off entry for your entire group.

You can book up till midnight the night before to get the online rate. This available online only and can't be used with any other offer.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach logoBlackpool Pleasure Beach under-2s go freeFree pass for little 'uns who can walk unaided

From box office
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is offering children aged under two (who can walk unaided) a free Pleasure beach pass for entry to certain areas of the park. Simply walk up to the box office to get the offer.
More info
Includes entry to the Chinese puzzle maze, pleasure beach express, Bradley and Bella's learning garden and the spectacular dancing water fountain. However, it excludes the main park and Nickelodeon Land rides.

Oxford Tube logoOxford Tube to London from £18 returnIncl Hillingdon, Shep's Bush, Notting Hill, Marble Arch & Victoria

Oxford-Ldn
Get single adult coach tickets between London and Oxford for £15 (£18rtn), single student and over-60s tickets for £11 (£13 rtn) or under-16s for £7.50 (£9rtns) on the Oxford Tube Coach service. Pickups and drops-offs are from London, Hillingdon, Lewknor and Oxford.

You can buy tickets and passes for a month in advance from the driver and the service's full range of tickets can be bought on the Oxford Tube website, by phone or from the Gloucester Green travel shop.

Lakes Aquarium logoLakes Aquarium up to 20% offAutomatic discount when you book online

Book ahead
Book online at Lakes Aquarium and get up to 20% off the gate price. Select a date up to 30 days in advance and your ticket(s) will be valid for 7 days from that date. Can't be used with other offers.

Megabus logoMegatrain & Megabus £1 advance fares*Ongoing offer on selected routes only. 50p booking fee applies

Book ahead
Go to the Megabus* site, choose where you're travelling from and to and select "all" under "travelling by" to show results for both bus and train. These £1 tickets are available on several routes including Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Sheffield & more. A 50p booking fee applies.

See the Megabus route map.

Bournemouth Oceanarium logoBournemouth Oceanarium up to 25% off onlineBook in advance to get the biggest discount

Book ahead

Book tickets online at Bournemouth Oceanarium to get up to 25% off ticket prices. The discount varies depending on how far in advance you book.

Online prices range from £7.95 to £9.95 for an adult ticket, with a family ticket for four ranging from £22.05 to £25.95.

Bournemouth Oceanarium says this is an ongoing offer.

A Place in the Sun logo20,000 FREE A Place in the Sun Live tix (norm £11)*Register for Manchester (13-15 Mar) or London (8-10 May) shows

Manc & Ldn

Interested in property abroad? Or just like the TV show and want a day out? We’ve 10,000 free one-day tickets to the Manchester: A Place in the Sun Live* on Fri 13 - Sun 15 Mar at Manchester Central and 10,000 free tickets to the London: A Place in the Sun Live* on Fri 8 - Sun 10 May at Olympia. Just sign up via the link above for the location you want. 

If you haven't heard of it before, it’s an overseas property exhibition based on the TV show, with industry experts and properties for sale. Advance tickets usually cost £10.90 each or £16.02 for two including a booking fee and on the door it's usually £12 each, so you're saving a great deal here.

It's on 10am-5pm each day at both locations and one ticket's valid for one day, so either the Fri, Sat or Sun - you don't have to choose which day on registering, just turn up on the day you want to visit. You can register for as many as you like, but as these are single tickets (not pairs) you’ll have to register again for every ticket.

The tickets are available till the last day of the event (Sun 15 Mar for Manchester and Sun 10 May for London), or before if all tickets go. Kids under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult and don't need a ticket. Tickets must be printed.

RipleyRipley's - Buy adult ticket, get child ticket for £1*Saves £21ish. Fast-track anytime tickets for London attraction

London

Buy an adult ticket to London's Ripley's Believe it or Not! for £22.95 and get a child ticket (4-15 years old) for £1 extra at Attraction Tix* until 31 Mar 2015 for any day and any time. What's more, these are fast-track tickets so you can queue jump on entry. There's no code to enter, the discount automatically appears. 

Under fours go free. It's a maximum of one £1 child ticket per adult. You must select the date you want to go when you book. Once booked, you'll receive your voucher by email - you must print it and bring it with you on the day. 

You're saving £21.02 compared to booking online at the Ripley's website, as a fast-track adult ticket costs £25.46 and a child ticket costs £19.51, which in total is £44.97 - you'll only pay £23.95 with Attraction Tix. 

Chester Zoo logoChester Zoo 10% off10% discount for online bookings made 7 days in advance

Ongoing

Book tickets online at Chester Zooat least 7 days in advance of your visit, and get 10% off entry prices.

We've asked Chester Zoo how long this offer is available but it hasn't got back to us yet.

FA logoFree football coaching for kidsFor boys and girls aged 5-11

Half term activity
Boys and girls aged between 5-11 can take part in football coaching sessions running throughout the kids' school holidays. The programme, run by FA Skills, aims to improve dribbling, passing and shooting skills for all abilities.

Places are subject to availability and you must book in advance. Kids must be signed up by a parent or guardian. Free holiday football coaching sessions take place during every school holiday, except for Christmas. For more info visit the FA Skills website.

Tennis For Free logoFREE tennis coachingFind your nearest session

UK-wide

Check out Tennis For Free's website to see if there's free coaching sessions in your area. The sessions mostly run during weekends and are suitable for anyone aged 3 or over.

The equipment’s also provided free. It’s told us the sessions aren't professional coaching, they're more focused on having fun. Individual sessions might cater for certain age groups.

More info

For more information about which parks take part in TFF take a look at their  Tennis For Free Session Sites.

B&Q logoB&Q free kids' DIY classesCheck out the classes online, then book by phone

At 38 stores

B&Q Kids Can Do It classes help children aged 7-11 learn basic DIY skills through small projects such as building bird feeders and making picture frames. They usually cost £5 a session, but members of the free B&Q Club get them free.

Become a member: Simply register online and you'll be sent a confirmation email with your membership code in. If you're already a member, you don't have to re-register.

Book your class: To see the available classes, go via this Kids Can Do It link and book on the store and month you'd like. It'll then show you all the slots available and what your little 'uns will be building.

It says the classes cost £5, but telephone 03330 143 354 and quote the store, class and your B&Q membership number and it's free.

The classes take place at 38 B&Q stores and there's no limit to the number you can book.

MSE Michael says:

Classes run on Saturdays and Sundays and B&Q provides all the tools and materials needed.

Sessions usually last an hour and, depending on the store, here are some of the things kids make:

  • Magazine Storage Box
  • Robin Nest Box
  • Garden trug

More info
Only available for children aged 7-11 and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Advance booking required.

Tesco Clubcard logo75% off days out with Tesco Clubcard*Convert Tesco points into rewards

UK-wide
Spend your Clubcard points on days out from Tesco's Deals Brochure* and you get up to four times the vouchers' face value, eg, £12 worth of Clubcard vouchers gets you one day's entry to Thorpe Park worth £49.99 on the gate.

You can get up to 75% off at Alton Towers, Legoland, Madame Tussauds and nearly 200 other days out offers.
MSE Steve B says:

For a full list of ways to maximise Clubcard points, check out the Loyalty Schemes guide.

Cinema

Odeon logo£5 Odeon cinema tickets when you buy five*Via daily deals site. Usually up to £15/ticket, multiple visits allowed

13 days left

Get two Odeon cinema tickets for £11, or five for £25, online at Groupon* by 11.59pm on Tue 17 Mar. Just purchase your voucher and the codes will appear in your Groupon account, these can then be exchanged for a ticket at the cinema box office on the day of the film (it can't be used for advance or online bookings).

Better still, you don't have to use all the codes in one go and they can be used by different people - great for families - until they expire on Thu 4 Jun. The voucher is valid for both 2D and 3D showings at all Odeon cinemas except a few in London (see 'more info'), although a few films are excluded.

Which films are excluded?

Jurassic World (all screenings), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (screenings before Fri 6 Mar), Cinderella (screenings before Fri 3 Apr), Fast & Furious 7 (screenings before Fri 24 Apr) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (screenings before Fri 15 May).

Before you buy, is it worth it? 

A full-price adult ticket can cost £3-£13 depending on location. As this offer gets tickets for £5-£5.50, it's only worth getting if you usually pay more. Before buying, check prices at your local cinema.

For example, at London's Marble Arch branch, you could save more than £15 for two adult tickets as they're usually £13.30 each. However, if you're visiting the Odeon in Dorchester, you wouldn't necessarily make a saving at all - adult tickets there start at just £3.

Unfortunately, it isn't valid with the current 2for1 Wednesdays deal at Odeon cinemas (a temporary replacement for the Orange Wednesdays 2for1, which ended recently) so if you're planning a trip to the Odeon on a Wednesday in March, this could work out cheaper.

If there's no Odeon near you, and you're an Orange/EE customer, there's a 2for1 at Vue cinemas at the moment as well.

More info

Not valid at these London branches: Leicester Square, The Lounge at Whiteleys and BFI IMAX. The offer also excludes any other IMAX screenings

It can't be used with any other offer or discount voucher (including 2-4-1 Wednesdays, Meerkat Movies, Tesco, The Times, The Sun Perks, Movies in the Morning and Odeon Premier Club Film Fan Monday/Thursday), or with Odeon points. 

The offer includes Newbies screenings, but excludes premier seats, D-Box seats, Gallery performances, The Lounge performances, IMAX, BFI IMAX, iSense, family tickets, Odeon Silver Screen, Odeon Kids, Odeon Plus, premieres, special events and events which are not usually open to the public. 

Also excludes these extras:

  • - 3D glasses
  • - Gift cards and vouchers
  • - Odeon Premiere Club cards
  • - Food & drink
  • - Merchandise

The tickets must be for personal use only - so the vouchers can't be used on school bookings, corporate or private hire, or third-party bulk ticket bookings. 

Odeon logo£28 for 5 Odeon cinema tix (selected films only)Usually up to £16/ticket, multiple visits allowed. Incl London

Until 2 April

You can get five Odeon cinema tickets for £24.99 (plus £2.95 delivery), online at Odeon until Thu 2 Apr, for 13 selected award-nominated films. Better still, you don't have to use them in one go and they can be used by different people – so they're great for a family outing.

Which films can you see with the tickets?

Boyhood, Gone Girl, Interstellar, Mr Turner, The Imitation Game, Unbroken, Exodus, The Theory of Everything, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Wild, Whiplash, Selma.

Before you buy, is it worth it for you?

Full-price on-the-door tickets usually cost £4-£16. As this offer gets tickets for £5.60 each, that means it usually works out cheaper, providing you will use all the tickets before the date runs out. But beware, a few Odeons do have cheaper tickets for specialist showings, so check prices at your local cinema before buying this deal.

If you’re not planning on visiting a London cinema and don’t fancy any of the 13 selected films, Mighty Deals is currently offering £5 Odeon cinema tickets.

Odeon says the packs are available while stocks last. We've asked how many are left in stock, but it hasn't got back to us yet. It's possible they could sell out before the deal is due to end, so go quick if you want one.

The tickets are valid at all Odeon cinemas in the UK, except the Lounge at Whiteleys and the BFI IMAX.

Vue logoVue Cinemas armed forces discount15%-20% discount using MoD card

Ongoing

At Vue Cinemas across the UK military personnel can show a Defence Privilege Card or MoD service ID to get up to 20% off a cinema ticket.

Discounts range from 15%-20% and this is dependent on location. The discount is valid seven days a week on all films. Tickets must be purchased from the box office, not online.

 

More info

Valid for the cardholder’s ticket only. So if you are in the armed forces and buying tickets for others, only yours will be discounted.

Cineworld logo£11 for two cinema tix, popcorn and soft drinksWatch a new popular film every Thursday. Book online

Ongoing

At almost every Cineworld, you can get its Take 2 Offer, which means you and a friend can see popular films with the full cinematic experience for £11 all-in, including two drinks and popcorn.

Book online through mycineworld.com and join its free members club to get the deal for £11. Otherwise, you'll have to pay £12.10 if booking in a cinema (or online without joining its free members club).

These tickets go quick, so it's best to book in advance.

With tickets usually £8-£10, two small drinks £3 each and a regular popcorn to share for £6.50, you could save up to £10.50.

The only downside is you can't pick which film to watch. And you must go on a Thursday. Here's what's coming up

More info

Available in all cinemas nationwide except Haymarket and Chelsea in central London, Queens Links in Aberdeen and The Screening Rooms in Cheltenham. You can't use your Unlimited Card with this offer.

Cineworld logoCineworld £1.35/£1.50 films for kidsWith free myCineworld account. School holidays and weekends

Mornings

Keep your nippers (and yourself) amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld. It’s £1.35 per showing, per person (if booked online with a myCineworld account, or £1.50 if bought at cinema box office) for both adults and sprogs. 

What is myCineworld?  

myCineworld is a free online account that gives you access to Cineworld deals (including 10% off online bookings), forthcoming offers, faster booking and a newsletter (if you opt in). To get it, simply register online. It’s totally free. 

3D films are more expensive though - £2.70 per person (if booked online with myCineworld, or £3 if bought at the cinema). Remember the glasses aren’t included, so unless you have some already, it’s £1 each on top of the ticket.

It’s available on selected films only and will vary per cinema. See website for current listings.

MSE Anna says:

Although the films on offer aren’t the latest movies, kids’ tickets usually cost upwards of £7, so this is a decent saving. See full listings and cinema details for more info.

We looked at the other major cinemas and found this deal to be cheapest out there for kids - see Cheap Cinema Tickets for Vue and Odeon offers.

More info

Adults can't get this offer unless they are accompanied by a child. A child is classified as aged 14 or under, though films are aimed at under eight audiences. 

Vue logoVue Cinema weekend/school holiday £1.75 ticketsWeekend & school holiday mornings

Kids' deal
Children aged between 2-12 can get tickets from £1.75 with the Kids AM offer on selected weekend and school holiday morning movies. What's more, accompanying adults get in from £1.75 too. 3D films are from £3.

You can buy tickets on the day, but seats can sell out, so go early if possible. To be safe, book online or over the phone, though you'll pay a 75p booking fee each (90p for phone bookings).

Offer is available at selected cinemas only. See website for more info.

Odeon logoOdeon kids' screenings for £2.50Weekend & school holiday offer

Kids' deal
On weekends and holiday mornings for selected films, adult and kids' tickets at Odeon cinemas are £2.50. The only exceptions are the following cinemas; Worcester and Dorchester tickets are £1.50, Dundee, Bristol and Belfast £2, Weston-Super-Mare £2.50, Dunfermline and Muswell Hill, London £3.

You can either just turn up at the cinema on the day and trust there'll be seats available. Or you can book by phone or online (website or app) - though you'll pay 50p booking fee per ticket and debit and credit cards carry a 21p fee.

Showings vary between cinemas. See website for full listings.
More info
Screenings are obviously aimed at a younger audience (kids are classed as 12 and under), so you won't find anything above PG certificate.

Theatre tickets

The Card Shark Show logo2for1 The Card Shark Show tickets*London show - Friday performances

London

We've blagged MoneySavers 2for1 tickets for The Card Shark Show, an interactive magic show all about classic card tricks, cheats and scams throughout the ages.

To get them, go via this special Ticket Factory link*, then pick your date and time, choose from either premium or standard seats (the code MSE21 should be added automatically) at all Friday performances (7pm and 9pm).

Premium tickets (first five rows) are £64 for two people, standard tickets (the next 10 rows) are £53 for two people including admin fees. The show's at the Courthouse Hotel in London's West End.

More info

There are 94 seats available per performance, all of which are available at the discounted rate. This deal is capped at 20 premium and 30 standard tickets per show (two shows every Friday). There's no max per customer.

Test Drive the Arts logoFree arts tickets in Northern IrelandFree tickets to selected events, incl theatre, comedy and cinema

Belfast
Northern Ireland residents aged 18 and over can get free guest tickets to arts events across Belfast. This is as part of the Test Drive The Arts programme, funded by Belfast City Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The tickets are available for selected theatre, music, dance, cinema, comedy, family events and festivals but they are all subject to availability.
More info
Tickets will be available a minimum of three weeks before the show, and must be booked at least seven days in advance. There’s a limit of one show per person, and you will be asked to fill out a short survey the day after and the following year to provide feedback.

You must not have attended a live performance at your chosen venue in the past three years, as the offer is about trying something new.

Royal Opera House logoRoyal Opera House £10 student standby ticketsStudents can get unsold tickets (usually up to £200) for a tenner

London
Students who register with the Royal Opera House can be put on a list for £10 standby tickets to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera. When tickets (generally £25 - £200) go unsold, you're emailed a code and link to a booking website (sent a minimum of 24 hrs before the performance). If you’re interested, you’ll need to move fast as they’re snapped up quick.
More info
There's a maximum of two tickets per student and each ticket holder needs valid student ID. However, if booking as a group you can buy up to nine tickets provided a student card is shows for every two tickets.

Comedy

Free TV audience tickets

Applause Store logoFree audience tickets to your favourite TV showRegister online

UK-wide

In order to avoid the dreaded 'canned laughter', TV companies regularly offer free tickets to see popular TV shows. In return, you're expected to listen to direction, shout when asked to and generally be enthusiastic. Although you could also potentially have to sit around for long periods without breaks and for the more popular shows - queue!

A lot of shows overbook, so make sure you arrive at least an hour early is due to start to ensure you get a seat. Often, if you are refused entry due to overbooking, organisers will try to arrange for you to get priority seating for another time.

Firms which offer TV show tickets include:

  • Applause Store is one of the largest free ticket providers. Shows on its books include Big Brother 2015, X Factor and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
  • TV Recordings offers tickets for shows like Russell Howard's Good News.
  • SRO Audiences is another biggie - expect to find tickets for shows like The Graham Norton Show,Comic Relief, The Voice and Mock The Week.
  • Lost in TV covers shows like The Cube and Derren Brown.
  • If Deal Or No Deal is more of your thing, go directly to the Deal or No Deal website to apply.

Always make sure you check out the above lists for these free ticket shows, so you never end up paying money for them on eBay or other ticket sites. Depending on availability, you should always be able to get them for free.

Regional days out

Longleat logoLongleat 15% off day tickets onlineAll-day, unlimited access ticket

Book ahead
Buy an all in one day ticket online at Longleat Safari and you'll get 15% off entry prices.

A day ticket includes unlimited access to the safari park, adventure park and Longleat House on the day you visit.
More info
You must book by midnight on the day before your visit. Tickets booked on the same day as your visit will not be eligible for the discount.

Megabusplus logoMegabusplus Yorkshire £2.50 return faresIncl York, Castleford, Harrogate, Hull, Halifax, Doncaster...

Train/coach
Megabusplus, set up by Megabus*, provides combined rail and bus journeys, eg, buy a ticket from London to York and you'll journey from London to East Midlands Parkway by train and between East Midlands Parkway and Yorkshire by coach. Journeys are from £1 each way, plus a 50p booking fee.
More info
Routes include: York, Castleford, Harrogate, Hull, Halifax, Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Huddersfield and Bradford.

CrossCountry trains logoCrossCountry trains 10% Student/Graduate discountAvailable for NUS holders

Advance tickets
Students who have an "NUS Extra, "Graduate Extra" or "Apprentice Extra" card can get an extra 10% off selected CrossCountry advance tickets (the applicable tickets will show up in green in a search). It's valid with the 16-25 railcard discount.

National Rail logo2for1 attractions with National RailBuy train ticket & print vch to save up to £50

Save up to £50
Buy a National Rail ticket and register 'n' print a voucher from Days Out Guide to get 2for1 entry to some top UK attractions, incl Drayton Manor, Madame Tussauds, Legoland, London Zoo (see the full theme park list or the zoo and wildlife list).

You need to print a voucher for the relevant attraction (follow the link above and search for it) AND have a valid rail ticket bought from National Rail on the same day. It's worth doing this even if you’re not travelling by train – a cheap single ticket is available for a couple of quid, far cheaper than the entry ticket price (Thorpe Park is the most expensive at £50 on the gate). 

Just stop by the nearest station on your way and pick one up, then present both to get your 2for1. Crucially, your rail ticket must show that you have travelled to one of the stations nearest the attraction. So for Thorpe Park, you need to have a ticket with an end destination of Staines or Chertsey.

The offer's ongoing, but check the voucher for each individual attraction's restrictions, as these vary.
MSE Frederika says:

Electronic ticket barriers can sometimes gobble up your ticket, so to make sure you don't lose your proof of travel, ask a member of the station staff to help you through.

More info
Excludes family, advance and web tickets as well as Oyster cards, and tickets and travelcards bought from London Underground. Can't be used with other offers or promotions.
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And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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