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(SOLD OUT) easyJet launches a £695 advent calendar – and it’s probably worth the money

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Whilst my children have been badgering me for a cheap chocolate-filled advent calendar from the supermarket, you may want to splash out on something a little more luxurious for yourself.

easyJet may have the answer. Take a look here.

easyJet has launched what it is calling an ‘Advent(ure) Calendar’. There are 12 drawers, each containing special travel treats.

easyJet advent calendar

The project will raise funds for Age UK.

Whilst costing £695, easyJet claims that the contents are worth over £1,500. This is potentially true and you could do even better.

You will receive:

  • four pairs of return flights for two including hold luggage – this could be very valuable as you seem to be getting virtually guaranteed availability
  • £45 to spend on easyJet’s onboard bistro
  • £75 of vouchers to spend on tours and excursions via ‘GetYourGuide’
  • A £50 car rental discount voucher
easyjet Advent calendar

What is the small print on the flight redemptions?

There are very few restrictions, which makes it easier to get real value from this package. There are only three rules worth noting:

  • flights to Dalaman and Sharm el Sheikh are excluded
  • each pair of tickets cannot have a cash value of more than £750 (which gives you a huge amount of leeway, because even peak season easyJet flights rarely get beyond £375 return per person)
  • you cannot split a pairs of flights – each booking must be for two people who travel together (ie a solo traveller cannot have eight free flights)

The only thing that is not clear is if you can use two vouchers on the same flight for a family of four. This would technically break the rules on the buyer or recipient being a traveller on each voucher, although the buyer is ‘using’ the voucher and would be travelling. It also isn’t clear if pairs of flights could be gifted to different people.

All vouchers must be redeemed between 1st December 2021 and 31st December 2022.

The calendar is on sale now via this link where you can also find full terms and conditions. Quantities are described as ‘limited’ which is not surprising, given that 100% of your payment is going to Age UK.

Comments (160)

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  • jek says:

    And now is down 🙁

  • Ajay says:

    Does anybody know if we will be hit with some taxes while redeeming the flight vouchers?

    • Rob says:

      Unlikely. easyJet doesn’t have any history of redemption flights so charging people taxes isn’t really in their mindset. The reference to taxes in the terms SEEMS to be a bit more like ‘benefit in kind’ taxation if given to employees etc.

  • Alex says:

    just bought one now. Here is what I was told about booking more that 2 people:

    Alex Dudko: those vouchers can only book for me or I can book for other people?
    Alex Dudko: for example, if my wife and 2 kids travel with me could i use 2 vouchers one for myself and one child and one for her and another child
    Satyam: Yes you can do that. There won’t be any issue with that

    • Rob says:

      That’s not surprising though. It’s not the same as giving each pair of flights away to different people who will all book separately.

  • aDifferentSimon says:

    Got one at 14:17

  • jek says:

    All sold out. Happened while my payment was processing – but never finished and chat went down.

  • Pranav says:

    Bought one about half an hour ago. The same representative, Satyam, said that any two people can use the flight vouchers and can be gifted. Only requirement is that 2 people travel together.

  • Backpacker says:

    Wierd – they kept me in line for another 30 mins and just told me they ran out now… Why not tell people in the queue they have run out…

  • scott says:

    I’m still showing as 21 in the queue.You would think they would let people know if they have sold out

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