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Daily Mail £15 Holidays (not as good as first appears)

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Hey guys

I notice yesterday the mail are doing a £15 holiday break, and on paper it looked good, so I dug a bit deeper

and it came unravelled very quickly, and actually worked out quite a bit more expensive that booking direct with the park itself!!

I took Haven holiday parks as a example as they will be the most popular choice for parents, there may be some parks where have no 'entertainment' that it may be cheaper.. but ALL of them charge at least £6 per night service charge (without any passes)

Here is the math

Daily Mail (I took the first available dates available 29th September)

Min 4 people at £15 each = £60 plus £3 booking fee = £63

not bad you think, well then in the T+C it says the parks will charge you extra for service fee and entertainment, so I dig deeper and here is what I found

£63 min from Daily Mail.
Haven then want £7.95 per night so 3 nights £23.85 or 4 nights £31.80

lets take 4 nights as that is by far the most choice available

£63 + £31.80 = £94.80

lets move on to the entertainment

Haven want £6 per person per break, min is 4 people so that is £24

there are breaks available with 'free' entertainment you have to check on the mail website what breaks will offer free entertainment

so in total
£63
£31.80
£24

Total for your 4 day holiday

£115.80

now of course many will say that is not bad for a 4 day break for 4 people

But guess how much Haven will charge you if you book directly

£79.51 :)

and that includes everything, no extras to pay

so you have paid a extra £35.29 to go through the advertised £15 holiday offer

and that is not including the cost if any papers
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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2 Likes #1
You mean a paper printed an attention grabbing headline in order for people to buy said paper?

Are you new to this?
2 Likes #2
Even with the old sun ten pound holidays it never quite worked out as cheap as it sounds. We've been going to haven's for years now (they are fantastic for kids) and we learned early on that we could either save money goong direct to the park, or in our case pay a tiny bit more to get much better accommodation. And we get to choose what week, and we're not on holiday with hundreds of other people.
#3
It has always been the same with these newspaper promotions . Always add on :-
a) Service Charge per unit per day
b) Entertainment Pass per person per break
Like others I have always booked online direct with the company (at least you get the "all in price ") . Sadly twice during the booking in process I have seen tears at the Reception when families see their budget decimated by having to pay an extra £50 - £60 for their break on check in . Hopefully the companies now make it even clearer that these charges will apply . It can be a very good deal -But do your sums -please !

Edited By: rogparki on Jun 29, 2014 11:04
#4
Haven Holidays are great for families, but it is always cheaper to book far in advance and direct with Haven than any newspaper offers.

For instance...

we booked Devon Cliffs for 6 people 2 weeks in the best new 8 bed caravan they have. as we booked it for June 2015 and booked in April this year, it was £800.00 for the 2 weeks with everything included, and that price includes insurance and breakdown/hire car cover.
#5
Who cares if Daily Mail readers get conned?
1 Like #6
Shengis
Who cares if Daily Mail readers get conned?
Its not a con , you just have to do the sums ,and decide if its a deal for you . Sadly too many folks still read the headline price , book and are then confronted with the "extras " when they arrive . Not the papers fault if readers don't read the [email protected]'s .
#7
haritori
Haven Holidays are great for families, but it is always cheaper to book far in advance and direct with Haven than any newspaper offers.

For instance...

we booked Devon Cliffs for 6 people 2 weeks in the best new 8 bed caravan they have. as we booked it for June 2015 and booked in April this year, it was £800.00 for the 2 weeks with everything included, and that price includes insurance and breakdown/hire car cover.

I love Devon cliffs but 2 weeks? Would drive me mental.
#8
rogparki
Shengis
Who cares if Daily Mail readers get conned?

Its not a con , you just have to do the sums ,and decide if its a deal for you . Sadly too many folks still read the headline price , book and are then confronted with the "extras " when they arrive . Not the papers fault if readers don't read the [email protected]'s .

See, you don't care either X)
1 Like #9
g8spur
haritori
Haven Holidays are great for families, but it is always cheaper to book far in advance and direct with Haven than any newspaper offers.

For instance...

we booked Devon Cliffs for 6 people 2 weeks in the best new 8 bed caravan they have. as we booked it for June 2015 and booked in April this year, it was £800.00 for the 2 weeks with everything included, and that price includes insurance and breakdown/hire car cover.

I love Devon cliffs but 2 weeks? Would drive me mental.

LOL, we use the park as a base purely.. most of the trip is going off site or visiting family in that area.
1 Like #10
The main problem I see with this deal, is being on a holiday park full of daily mail readers.
#11
Kitten13
The main problem I see with this deal, is being on a holiday park full of daily mail readers.
That could be difficult for you .as they'd be mainly intelligent folks with well behaved kids :(
1 Like #12
rogparki
Kitten13
The main problem I see with this deal, is being on a holiday park full of daily mail readers.
That could be difficult for you .as they'd be mainly intelligent folks with well behaved kids :(

No I was thinking more narrow minded people whos opinions are spoon fed to them.
#13
Kitten13
rogparki
Kitten13
The main problem I see with this deal, is being on a holiday park full of daily mail readers.

That could be difficult for you .as they'd be mainly intelligent folks with well behaved kids :(


No I was thinking more narrow minded people whos opinions are spoon fed to them.

As in racist bigots who see paedos hiding in every bush?

BRB booking a 3 day break X)

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