Expedia has decided to join the fray of Black Friday deals with a potentially very generous offer which they have time-limited to a 15 minute booking window tomorrow morning. You can only get it on Friday between 9am and 9.15am – and even then you need to be lucky.
Get £400 off selected flight + hotel packages over £800 (before taxes)
It is not entirely clear how the offer works, to be honest.
Take a look here and try to get your head around it.
Normally we wouldn’t write about something so vague but the potential saving is so big that it seemed only fair to highlight it and let you make your own decision about whether it is something you want to chase.
From the terms and conditions of the offer, the more you read the more restricted the £400 saving appears. In particular the offer is only valid in these circumstances:
Provided that you spend a minimum of £800 GBP, (the price of the booking excluding any taxes, fees or additional costs) in one booking, the coupon code entitles you to £400 GBP off the price of the relevant travel reservation before the application of any taxes, applicable fees or additional costs.
The coupon code can only be redeemed for select flight+hotel package bookings (participating flight+hotel package bookings can be found here) [except that the list on that page does not make sense].
The coupon code may only be used in relation to the first room booked on an eligible single booking. This means that where the eligible booking includes more than one room, the coupon code will only be applied against the first room in the booking.
Since the coupon is only valid on the first room booked on select flight and hotel packages outlined on the page above, it would appear that only the Las Vegas, Orlando, Phuket and Bangkok offers would qualify for the minimum spend of £800 per room. This makes no sense, and I am guessing that other properties appear or that this is not the actual list.
The travel dates are from Black Friday itself until the 31st March 2019, just narrowly missing the school Easter holidays.
The coupons will be released on this page on Expedia’s website at 9am tomorrow. Given the limited nature of the offer, it is unlikely that you will qualify unless you make your purchase in the first few minutes of the promotion. On the other hand, with a potential £400 saving available, you may want to go for it.
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