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What is MCR card?

The MCR card is an exclusive discount card which helps tourists to save money in tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and other venues in Manchester. 

After you’ve bought the MCR card (and downloaded it to your phone), you just need to show it to ticket office or waitress to get your discount.

Discounts cover some of the biggest and best tourist attractions of the city (including both the United and City stadium tours and the Legoland Discovery Centre!), and we’ve even included the free tourist attractions on our website (like the National Football Museum, Manchester Museum, etc), so that you can involve those options when you are planning your holiday :) 

We also have special prices in over 100+ bars, restaurants and attractions in the city centre - these are the bars and restaurants that the locals rave about, and they have to be of a certain standard before we even think about adding them – so head there with confidence that you’re going to get a great meal at a brilliant price.

The MCR card is £10 for four days, or £20 or ten days.  Given that you can easily save £4 per person on a Stadium tour, or £15 on a single meal for two using the MCR card, or, we think they’re exceptional value (they work out as low as under £3 per day!)


How does it work?

We’ve been in business in Manchester for over 10 years, so we know the city very well indeed.  We have agreed special rates for MCR card holders with the owners of each venue, and, in return, we market their businesses and tourist attractions to you.  They get more custom, our MCR card holders make great savings: everyone’s a winner.


How do I use it?

After you’ve bought the MCR card (or downloaded it to your phone – which is automatically stored for offline use), you just need to show it to ticket office or waitress to get your discount.  Easy.

Buying and downloading the MCR card can be done in literally a couple of minutes, and then you will be saving money during your stay here in our great city.


How much does it cost?

It costs just £10 for four days of the MCR card,  or if you’re here longer then you can grab a ten day pass to our offers for just £20!  This is a one off fee, there is no contract and it can take under two minutes to get set up!


What offers do you get with the MCR card?

If you’re not sure if you will need the MCR card, why not check out the offers we have and then decide it is a good idea?  Click on the ‘offers’ tab to see all the current MCR card offers available!


How long does it work for?

The simple answer is that it lasts as long as you buy it for: if you buy a 4-day MCR card, then it will last 4 days from when you sign up.  Likewise the 10-day MCR cards lasts 10 days, so will expire in 10 days time.  The time is based on when you buy the MCR card – you can’t buy them in advance of your trip (at the moment).


Can I use it in the same place more than once?

Of course!  There are no limitations to how many times you can use an offer, so you can use it as often as you like.  Beware that there are some offers that are only valid at certain times (e.g. midweek) or if you book ahead – check the individual pages for more information about each offer and venue.


How many people can use a MCR card?

Most of our offers allow MCR cards to cover up-to four people – so if there are more of you, the venue may request that you have more MCR cards (but being friendly Manchester folk, they may decide to honour it anyway).


How do I get a MCR card?

Getting the MCR card is easy!  Click here, then fill in the form with your name, address and payment details, and set up a MCR card account.  After payment, You’ll land on your account homepage, where you can download your MCR card to your smartphone, for use online or offline.  Boom! 

If you work efficiently, you can do the whole thing inside 90 seconds!


How long does it take to get the MCR card?

The whole MCR card sign-up and download process can be done inside 90 seconds if you have quick fingers, or about three minutes if you don’t.  Once downloaded, the card is valid immediately! 

So you could even sign up to MCR card when you are stood outside an attraction, and use it to get great discounts just moments later.  Winner!


Can I use a MCR card offline? Or do I need to be roaming?

Once you’ve downloaded your MCR card, it will be stored on your phone, so you don’t need an internet connection to use it.  It will request that you save it to your homescreen, so it will be handy and you just need to click to open it, and it is ready to use.


Do I have to use my Smartphone or can I get a physical card?

Yes!  We used to do physical cards, but they are expensive to make and the postal service takes so long that you might already have left Manchester by the time is arrives at your hotel.  Instead, we can deliver your digital MCR card almost instantly to your smartphone.  Smart, eh?

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