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Weekend Wishlist: Deals & Competitions

Blah blah blah, Black Friday. There have been some really amazing deals, admittedly, but I don’t always buy into the hype.

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What I do buy into, however, is great deals year round, amazing competitions, and flash sales – and I often see them and want to post on here about them.

Whether it’s a £10 return trip to Paris, a £42 return trip to the European Christmas markets, or $250 flights from Australia to Hawaii, I get quite a buzz when I find amazing deals!

So instead of doing the Black Friday posts like everyone else, I’m going to start a regular feature highlighting some of the best deals and competitions I’ve seen. (do note that this will focus on deals in the UK, but if I see any abroad, I’ll definitely be giving those shout outs too!)

Eurostar for £19 each way

Okay, let’s start with a Black Friday deal. Until November 29th, you can book a super cheap deal with the Eurostar for travel until January 15th. Unfortunately there’s no way I can take advantage of this, but for research purposes, I put in a few details…

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This is the best deal I’ve EVER seen for the Eurostar!

To book, head to Eurostar Snap, sign in using your Facebook (that seems to be the only option it gives) and it’ll give you a calendar with all their options. When I looked, pretty much every day had a £19 deal although I suspect these will sell out quick!

£9.99 flights with Ryanair

Ryanair are currently doing crazy deals on their flights. For example, you could fly from London to Copenhagen for £21 RETURN! They are also advertising £9.99 flights to Ireland, Portugal, France and various others. Have a play around with dates to find the best deals.

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50% off Trek America trips

I travelled coast to coast with Trek America in 2008 and highly recommend them! In fact, since I travelled with them, they only seem to have got better. So there’s no better time to book with them than when they’re running a crazy promotion like this!

Buy One Get One Free on Lonely Planet Books

Lonely Planet produce some of my favourite guides, and now you can get them half price on their BOGOF Black Friday deal! Just use code “one4free” on their online shop until Sunday.

And if you miss that, you can still get almost 20% off through TopCashback.

Win A Trip To Hong Kong

Discoverhongkong.com are giving away a 5 night trip to Hong Kong, including flights with Cathay Pacific and 5 nights at the Harbour Plaza North Point hotel.

To enter, click here!

Cheap Kindle Paperwhites

Paperwhite Kindles have never been cheaper. Argos and Amazon are running them at £79.99, but the cheapest I’ve found is actually Tesco Direct at £79. (in the US they are also running on promotion under $100!)

Plus, as always, don’t forget to check to see if you can get cashback on TopCashback.

Win A Round The World Trip For Two

CampusSociety is running a comp to win a round the world trip in conjunction with Student Money Saver and STA travel. The prize includes two STA tickets for “The Bula Loop” – the UK to Asia to Australia to Fiji to the USA, worth £1,100 each.

To enter, click here!

Win Flights With Cathay Pacific

Gatwick Airport is giving away free return flights with Cathay Pacific. You can choose a whole host of destinations to visit, including loads of Asian countries plus Australia and New Zealand. Where would you choose?

To enter, click here!

Win A Trip To Denmark

VisitDenmark have partnered up with the new movie Trolls to offer you a trip to Denmark, including a stay in the Radisson Blu hotel for 2 adults and 2 children! All you have to do is count the trolls in their video. This comp’s running until January, so you’ve got loads of time to enter. :)

To enter, click here!

Win A South America Tour With Tour Radar

TourRadar is giving away two of their South American tours worth up to £4,200! Whether you fancy a jaunt around Peru, Rio or Beunos Aires, or a journey around Colombia, Tour Radar has you covered!

To enter, click here!

Win A Trip To Thailand For Two

Opodo have been running some fab competitions this year, and their third and final one is to win a trip to Thailand. All you have to do is follow them on Instagram and upload some of your favourite travel pics with people you travel with, with the hashtag #opodo15!

To enter, click here!

Win A Luxury Trip To Ireland

Okay, saving the best for last: TravelZoo are running a competition for a luxury week-long trip to Ireland worth… wait for it… £8,800!!

You’ll travel on the Emerald Isle heritage express train, stay in 5* castles, see all the main sights, and the prize also includes return flights from the UK as well as all your meals and snacks.

Sound amazing?! To enter, click here!

Best of luck in all the competitions!

Have you seen any other amazing deals or comps? Have any of these expired? Let me know below!

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