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South Gloucestershire couple bags Turkish getaway with Jet2holidays for £10.85 by bidding the number of the date they met

Published: Tue 07 May 2024 at 09:15


Andrew Haskins, a Construction Assistant Manager, from Yate in South Gloucestershire, has successfully ‘Bid for a Break’ with Jet2holidays and secured a seven-night Indulgent Escape to Antalya for just £10.85, after bidding a number made up of the date he met his wife and his birth year. 

After Andrew placed his bid of £10.85, he was told he had entered the lowest unique bid and purchased the seven-night Indulgent Escapes holiday for two adults to the NG Phaselis Bay LifeStyle Resort in Antalya for that same price. 

Since its launch in 2021, Jet2holidays’ ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign has experienced sky-high popularity with a phenomenal number of customers bidding for their next getaway. After being inundated with requests for the popular campaign to return, the tour operator brought back everyone’s favourite campaign for a limited time, with only one remaining holiday available to bid on. 

Millions of customers have bid in the online auction through the UK’s largest tour operator in the hope of securing a getaway with Jet2holidays from as little as a few pence. Over the last three years, other successful holidaymakers have bid on and secured getaways with Jet2holidays to destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, with successful bids starting from just 2p. 

Holidaymakers have one last opportunity to do just like Andrew and bid on a break with Jet2holidays. Bidding opens at midnight on a Monday and closes at one minute to midnight on a Thursday, giving holidaymakers the chance to submit their final bids until 9th May. 

The final holiday available to bid on is a seven-night VIBE getaway for two adults to the Dalmacija Places Hotel by Valamar in Split, Croatia

All holidaymakers need to do to enter is download the Jet2 mobile app, register for a myJet2 customer account and add in their bid to the nearest pence. If their amount is the lowest and no one else has bid that same amount, they will purchase the holiday for that same price. 

Andrew said: “My wife, Toni-Ann, and I have entered Bid for a Break a few times, but until now have not been successful. I saw on Instagram that the competition had relaunched and decided to give it another go. The winning amount is a combination of the date I met my wife (10th June) and the year I was born (1985) – a silly idea that resulted in a fantastic holiday win for us! Thank you to Jet2holidays – we can’t wait to go to Antalya!” 

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “Since its launch, our Bid for a Break campaign has proven extremely popular with holidaymakers. At Jet2, we’re always looking at ways to give our customers more, so that is why we wanted to bring back the campaign again and give everyone another chance to bid for a break. We would like to congratulate Andrew on his successful bid to secure an Indulgent Escape to Antalya for just £10.85. We hope he and his wife have a fantastic time in Turkey. With just one more holiday available to bid on over the next week, holidaymakers still have the opportunity to pay as little as just a few pence for their next getaway.” 

The Jet2 mobile app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or on Google Play. It can be used to search, book, and manage ATOL-protected holidays and award-winning flights in one handy place.   


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