You might have seen today the launch of the Sun newspaper’s marketing for their £9.50 holidays offer. The offer begins this coming Saturday 6th January 2018. It’s a great way of having a cheap family holiday for even the tightest of budgets. There are parks available to book across the UK and Europe. So how do you get the £9.50 holidays deal?Well…. its fairly straight forward. You need to collect 9 of the Sun Saver codes or 10 tokens printed in the Sun newspaper between 6th and 30th January. If you have booked one of these holidays before you should have received a bonus code in the post today or will do in the next few days. If you don’t receive one just give them a call and they will sort it out for you.
In the newspaper with the tokens you will also receive a glossy magazine with all the details of the deal. It has a list of all the venues available and a booking form on the back. Do your research and decide what area you want to visit. Check the details of the parks you choose. Some charge extra for utilities, bedding or entertainment passes so look out for those hidden extras. Even with these extras I have always found it cheaper than booking with the park direct but do check just in case.
Once you have collected all your tokens or codes go on Sun Savers to book. You need to enter 4 different venue choices and date choices as well as details of your group. You can then see what holidays are available and book whichever one you prefer. If you are not a member of Sun Savers you can still collect tokens and apply via post with the booking form but this will be a slower process. You can also enter your codes online at thesun.co.uk/holidays to book online but won’t get the early access that you get with Sun Savers.
Once you have booked your holiday you will receive a confirmation booking email. If you have booked extras such as entertainment passes you will receive an invoice from the park directly for these.
My top tip if you are on a budget is to research the area you are visiting before you go. See what free or cheap places there are to visit. Is there a beach nearby? Could you use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to pay for days out? Do you need to go during peak school holidays or could you go in term time? Term time is usually cheaper as its off peak. Remember to take toilet rolls, washing up liquid, towels, bath stuff, washing up sponges, kitchen roll, tea towel, etc. We’ve learnt from experience these often aren’t provided!
The most important thing to remember though is to have fun! Enjoy your break and time with the family. Do come back to let me know where you booked and of course feel free to share this guide with your friends x