Jet2holidays relaunches ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign

Jet2holidays has announced the return of its popular ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign this September, promising an even larger experience.

The campaign, which gained popularity in 2021, offers holiday-seekers the chance to bid for vacations at low prices. The upcoming relaunch will feature an extended format, with a new holiday up for auction every weekday and weekend throughout the month.

The campaign will relaunch on September 1, introducing 30 holiday opportunities in total. Unlike the previous setup that offered one weekly chance, this revamped version will provide more opportunities for participants to successfully bid on their dream vacations. The bidding process opens daily at one minute past midnight from Monday to Friday, closing at midnight on the same day. For weekends, auctions will remain open for an extended 48 hours, concluding on Sunday night.

To participate in the bidding, interested individuals can download the Jet2 mobile app and place their bids in pence. If their bid stands as the lowest unique amount, they secure the holiday for the same price as their bid.

The previous run of the campaign witnessed significant engagement, with over 60 successful bidders securing holidays to various destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, the Algarve, and Turkey.

The first vacation up for bidding will be a seven-night stay for two adults and two children at the Aska Lara Resort & Spa in Antalya. Subsequent holidays will span across diverse destinations like the Costa Blanca, Crete (Chania), Prague, Majorca, and the Algarve.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Since its launch, our ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign has been extremely popular with holidaymakers, so we are delighted to announce that it is returning every weekday and weekend throughout September, with 30 holidays up for grabs. The campaign is highly sought-after, and customers will be excited for its bumper return. For this reason, we have absolute confidence it will prove to be a big hit once again. We know how much holidaymakers want to get away from the UK and enjoy a well-deserved break, and with some fantastic holidays available to bid on daily, we are offering them the chance to do just that for as little as a few pence. We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to welcoming the successful bidders on holiday.’

Additionally, participants with a myJet2 account will have the chance to bid on a luxurious five-star Indulgent Escape every week. This aspect offers opportunities for premium experiences at top-tier hotels.

The relaunch aligns with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ recent announcement regarding the enhanced myJet2 platform, which enables customers to manage their travel bookings and obtain exclusive offers and rewards through a unified customer account accessible across devices.

Jet2holidays offers ‘Bid for a Break’ for third year

Jet2holidays has announced that its ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign will return for another year.

Popular with customers since its launch in August 2021, Jet2’s ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign gives holidaymakers the opportunity to bid for their next holiday for as little as just a few pence. Through the campaign over 50 holidaymakers have successfully ‘Bid on a Break’ over the last three years. Following customer request, Jet2holidays has confirmed that ‘Bid for a Break’ will relaunch today, April 17.

The first holiday to bid on, when the campaign relaunches, is a seven-night holiday for two adults and two children to the Pine Bay Holiday Resort in Izmir. The other holidays available to bid on will include: a seven-night holiday for two adults to the Porto Platanias Luxury Selection in Crete; a seven-night holiday for two adults and two children to the Jupiter Albufeira Hotel in the Algarve; and a seven-night holiday for two adults to the Oludeniz Beach Resort by Z Hotels in Dalaman.

With a new holiday available to bid on each week, holidaymakers have a number of opportunities to successfully bid on a break throughout 2023. Bidding opens at 9.00am every Monday and closes at 12pm on a Thursday.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Since its launch, our Bid for a Break campaign has been extremely popular with holidaymakers, and we are delighted to announce that it is returning for another year. The campaign is much sought-after, so we have no doubt that customers will be as delighted as us to see it come back and it will prove to be a big hit once again. We know how much UK holidaymakers want to get away from the UK and enjoy a well-deserved holiday in the sunshine. With some fantastic holidays available to bid on every week, we are offering them the chance to do just that for as little as just a few pence. We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to welcoming the successful bidders on holiday.’

To Bid for a Break, holidaymakers need to download the Jet2 mobile app and add in their bid to the nearest pence. If they are the only user to bid that amount and that amount is the lowest, they will purchase the holiday for the same price as their bid. The Jet2 mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store or on Google Play.

Bid for your next holiday… and donate to charity

Ever wanted to donate to charity but feel like you can’t afford to be charitable and enjoy life’s other personal luxuries? Well holidaylettings.co.uk has the perfect solution: Bid4holidays enables you to have a holiday and help change lives.

Bid4holidays launches on 31 May at 9pm. An ebay style online auction, you’ll be able to bid for a week’s stay at one of more than 180 holiday homes and all the proceeds will go to charity. Every day during June a stay in up to six homes will be auctioned off. All homes in the auction are advertised on Holiday Lettings and the weeks have been kindly donated by the home owners. Auctions will run for 24 hours, starting and finishing at 9pm. All funds will be split equally between Cancer Research UK and Helen & Douglas House, the company’s two charities of choice.

The auction demonstrates Holiday Lettings’ dedication to its charities of choice with the target for the initiative an incredible £100,000. An ambitious but also highly achievable goal says Kate-Stinchcombe-Gillies, spokesperson for holidaylettings.co.uk: “This is a terribly exciting initiative. Cancer Research UK and Helen & Douglas House are fantastic charities to work with and we are thrilled to have found a way that our every day offering can be used to raise significant funds for their causes.

“The principle behind Bid4holidays is very simple but packs a punch; by bidding for the holiday you want, you could help change someone’s life. Our advertisers have been incredibly generous offering their homes for the cause and we simply hope that people will get behind this campaign while securing a wonderful holiday at the same time.”

Claire Rowney, head of corporate partnerships for Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re delighted that Holiday Lettings has launched the Bid4holidays auction to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Sadly more than one in three of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives and Cancer Research UK’s work is critical to ensuring more people beat the disease. Survival rates have doubled in the past forty years and our doctors, scientists and nurses have been at the heart of this progress. We thank Holiday Lettings for helping us to continue our life-saving research and supporting our fight to beat cancer.”

Vanessa Fay, corporate fundraising manager for Helen & Douglas House, said: “This is a wonderful idea and we can’t thank Holiday Lettings and their advertisers enough for their support. When people take part in the auction they will not only have the chance to bid for a stay at a fabulous holiday home, they will be helping us give young people with life-shortening conditions the opportunity to live their life to the full.”

The auction starts on 31 May. In the meantime, people can sign up for alerts to receive a nudge when the auction launches and to hear each morning what’s up for auction that day.

Get ready to start bidding and change a life with your next holiday!