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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - DAY EIGHT - WEDNESDAY

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Today's winner is allstar2 with £285

On the first day of Christmas love_a_bargain and Mike73 dealt for me: a 2Gb MP3 player
On the second day of Christmas mrmr25 dealt for me: two dozen Christmas Crackers
On the third day of Christmas highguyuk dealt for me: 3 Full HD LCD TVs
On the fourth day of Christmas mrmr25 dealt for me: 4 return tickets to New York
On the fifth day of Christmas jennybubbles dealt for me: 5 Gold Rings
On the sixth day of Christmas san_j73 and bellarious dealt for me: 6 Digital Cameras
On the seventh day of Christmas harlzter dealt for me: 7 washing machines

WELCOME TO DAY EIGHT OF THE HUKD TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COMPETITION - DAY EIGHT!!!

If HOTUKDEALS isn't running a 12 days of Christmas this year then I'm happy to start one myself..unfortunately no amazon vouchers up for grabs - but would be fun to do a little searching nonetheless.

For each of the twelve days, HOTUKDEALS members must find the CHEAPEST GENUINE ONLINE price for a given item and post it into the given thread for that day. Your price MUST include:

1) Description of the item with title
2) Where you've seen it (HAS TO BE ONLINE!)
3) Final price as it would leave your bank account. This has to include any postage.
4) Any mention of QUIDCO, IPOINTS, MUTUALPOINTS or other cash/points back schemes off the back of the deal. Just a word on this - in the event of a tie and ONLY in the event of a tie, QUIDCO and/or others will be taken into consideration.
5) Your posting must begin 'MY ENTRY IS' so we can tell quickly that your posting is...well..an entry rather than just a comment. Ok? :)
6) Non UK STERLING deals are allowed. But please use http://www.xe.com as your conversion tool to £ STERLING and post an IMAGE of that conversion with your posting. The rate changes throughout the day!
7) Items should be delivered to your door. Deals where you can pick up items in-store won't count.
8) Unlike in last years' competition, REFURBS ARE allowed in this competition. They would be mentioned in the final posting onto the main board if appropriate (and cheaper!). However, its the new, non-refurb winner whose deal will be given precedence as there is a big chance that the refurb item will be withdrawn or made out of stock over a short period of time.
9) Be inventive, and think outside of the box :)

Each search day will run from 9AM UNTIL 7.30PM and results will feature at the end of that day - the winner announced then. zarguio (i.e. me, and anyone else appointed in case I get really busy! ) has the final say over the winner for each day. We'd be starting on the 12th and running until the 23rd.

Items to be searched for each day will be broad rather than specific - giving you more scope to argue your case. Posters who remember last year's competition will know what I mean. Unlike last year however, you're allowed more than one entry - as many as you like. We're after the cheapest price here. I'm not a mod so can't delete or edit postings so its up to you to tow the line :)

Finally, again - I'm really sorry, but there's no prize for each day as I'm poor - unless ADMIN wish to add some vouchers here?!?!?, so its just for the love of searching. If anyone wishes to contribute a prize then that would be great. I believe a chappie offered some webserver space just before the thread was pulled - or was I imagining things? Get in touch if you have something to give back to the board

Right folks - this is DAY EIGHT. And you'll be wanting DAY EIGHT'S QUEST. So that is:

FIND THE CHEAPEST ONLINE PRICE FOR A SKI CHALET WITH ENOUGH BEDS FOR 8 PEOPLE TO STAY, FOR SEVEN NIGHTS OVER VALENTINE'S DAY in 2008 ANYWHERE IN THE EUROPEAN ALPS. Take away any vouchers (these have to be usable by anyone) but add in shipping (!) and post it up on this thread, taking note of the guide above. What's the cheapest price?

You'll have until 7.30pm tonight to post the cheapest price you can find on the web. Any entries placed after that time wont be taken into consideration.

All the very best of luck, and merry Christmas!

Me (x)
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Very inventive this morning Zarguio, are you looking to go skiing over Valentine's Day are you??
#2
I knew someone would think that!!!

Noooo...purely unselfish, honestly!

Was trying to make connections: 8 Lords a Leaping...what leaps? A skiier.

I should really get out more!
#3
http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p23224?uni_id=117118#unitrates

Live rates at 2007.12.19 10:32:33 UTC
1,700.00 EUR = 1,219.21 GBP
Euro United Kingdom Pounds
1 EUR = 0.717184 GBP 1 GBP = 1.39434 EUR

So all in all 8 people for £1219.21
#4
Hi allstar2,

Well done - good find. You'll be at the top today so far if you can use http:///www.xe.com to do the £STERLING conversion...as per the rules above.

Thanks
zarguio
#5
that is from http:///www.xe.com i just didnt no how to post screen shot sorry
#6
Ahh sorry - no problems. In that case you're top of the pops so far today!

Well done....


...any beaters?
#7
:thinking:This one is quite labour intensive today! Will have to have a think. I'm sure it can be manipulated creatively again like yesterday!
#8
:thinking:This one is quite labour intensive today! Will have to have a think. I'm sure it can be manipulated creatively again like yesterday!:thinking:

Edit: No idea why it's done this!
#9
That's the spirit RickyBooby - nothing's as simple as it sounds ;)
#10
took me ages to find one that was reasonablish but also avaiable over valentines
#11
Nobody has rooms, you're right allstar2 :thinking:
#12
My entry is:
Right, getting my foot in the door...expected better but it really is hard to find rooms on that date. It is £150 per person so £1200 total.

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p71251#unitRates
#13
Hi RickyBobby...

...you'd have it...if Bulgaria was in the Alps. Unfortunately it doesnt, so you don't. I'm sorry.

Maybe this map will help, darker green areas are the Alps :)

http://www.johomaps.com/eu/alps/alps_en.gif
#14
is the european alps in bulgeria? maybe a stupid question!
#15
beat to it! yey im still in lead :)
#16
Damn it. Thought the alps went down that far!
#17
Deal:

Second attempt then and it says weekly rate so I'm confused by the 'long weekend' reference. surely a weekend that long is just the week?:p

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/France/ski-holidays-golf-holidays-apartment-Chamonix/p8865.htm?uni_id=39387#unitRates

1495 euro's at 1 GBP = 1.39366 EUR (on xe.com, sorry, unsure on how to do screen shots!) this equals £1072.71

I'm 100% certain its in the alps this time too! :whistling:
#18
My entry is

http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/FR1564.htm

£1100 for one week - sleeps 8
#19
My second entry is...

http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/FR2113.htm

£725 for the week...
#20
RickyBobby
Deal:

Second attempt then and it says weekly rate so I'm confused by the 'long weekend' reference. surely a weekend that long is just the week?:p

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/France/ski-holidays-golf-holidays-apartment-Chamonix/p8865.htm?uni_id=39387#unitRates

1495 euro's at 1 GBP = 1.39366 EUR (on xe.com, sorry, unsure on how to do screen shots!) this equals £1072.71

I'm 100% certain its in the alps this time too! :whistling:


Well done RickyBobby - you're tops at the moment...have checked into it, and it is for a week..also yes, its in the Alps

Sorry love_a_bargain - just pipped at the post at the moment. Try again :)
#21
My third entry is...
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/FR2501.htm

£600 for the chalet for the week.

Am I doing this right?
#23


Yea, that looks like £850 to me - not the most user friendly table is it?! :-D
#24
Nice searching folks.

love_a_bargain - you're tops right now with £600....its going down down down!
#25
I'll enjoy this moment for the short while it's going to last!
#26
gota work now but will try get better later
#27
Deal:

£500 available february. Have had to use two links to show price and availability:

Price: http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/portes-du-soleil/5042
Availability: http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/avail.asp?home_id=5042
#28
well i lasted 14 minutes :-(
#29
RickyBobby..well done, you've taken over.

Smile love_a_bargain....still hours to go!
#30
I would smile, but I'm Exhausted from all these press-ups. Do you know Ive been doing marine kitty style press-ups for about 3 weeks non stop now?

Must...Find...Cheaper...Chalet...
#31
Sorry! I'll be off the top (providing it is confirmed!) soon enough. I have a feeling someone will get home and see this thread tonight and offer their own chalet for £1 :p :santa:
#32
love_a_bargain
I would smile, but I'm Exhausted from all these press-ups. Do you know Ive been doing marine kitty style press-ups for about 3 weeks non stop now?

Must...Find...Cheaper...Chalet...


Love the avatar btw, I need to get a decent one! :thumbsup:
#33
Would they have to honour it? I'd go there iver valentine's day for a week for a pound!
#34
If it went for a pound I'd only allow it if they offered it to me...

...aah there ARE perks!
#35
we could all go together - it will sleep 8 remember!! HUKD 12 Days of Christmas Wrap Party :thumbsup:

Cheers RickyBobby
#36
For a pound each? You're in...

...aaah we just need to find the person with the deal now. Bum!
#37
#38
zarguio
For a pound each? You're in...

...aaah we just need to find the person with the deal now. Bum!


hmmm that is a slight catch.

Perhaps we could advertised a WANTED deal on the main page! :p
#39
Well there you go, prize each night is to go into the draw for a bed! ;-)

Yet another site I'll have to check out l_a_b, thanks:thumbsup:
#40
I really wan to find a chalet for £499.99... !

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