Woman buys 1-week Blackpool family holiday in half term for 8 PENCE & you can too | The Sun

BLACKPOOL hotel rooms are slashing their prices so drastically, that you can now stay in a hotel for a week at the seaside resort for 8 pence.

Brits have been stunned by the deal on Blackpool Promotions, which is offering room-only stays on a range of dates, complete free.

A number of bargain hunters have been sharing their savings on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Group on Facebook.

One mum managed to book a hotel stay for two adults and one child for £0.08 for seven nights during February half term, while another man booked a seven-night stay in a standard double room in Blackpool for two adults for £0.14.

Blackpool Promotions, a family-owned company, has an offeron at the moment where holidaymakers can stay in one of the group's four hotels for free.

Blackpool Promotions Operations Manager, John Westhead told Sun Online Travel: "It's blown-up. It [the deal] started as a thank you to our existing customers."

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"We sent out Christmas cards to our customers saying thank you for staying with us over the last few years, and here's an offer for you."

After the customer offer received positive feedback, John sat down with the owners and they discussed opening up the deal to members of the public.

He said: "This deal can benefit everybody at this time of year, so we promoted it on social media and it just blew up – and I just don't know what to say."

While it may seem too good to be true, the Sun Online Travel team tested the offer and found stays in Blackpool in January for £0.08 for a four-night stay for two adults.

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And there's no hidden costs or catches either, but holidaymakers intending to jump on the deal will need to pay a £20 refundable deposit for each member of the party.

John, 45, said: "The £20 refundable deposit is to make sure guests stay and that they will come."

The operations manager explained that they've done the deal, because they want guests inside their hotels during January and February.

While the ethos behind the offer is to provide a great deal to holidaymakers during the cost of living crisis, John also explained that the company have been able to keep hotel staff employed too.

He said: "Lots of people who work in hospitality get laid off this time of year, we have good staff and we want to keep them in our hotels.

"We have four hotels in our group, and at this time of year we have one hotel open at a push."

"It still costs to keep the hotels closed because we have energy bills and insurance to pay."

"If we can break even, that's fine."

The team at Blackpool promotions are launching another deal this weekend where guests will be able to book a three-night weekend stay including breakfast for £40.

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Meanwhile, Haven has summer 2023 deals from just £3pp a night.

If you want to travel further afield, EasyJet has launched it's Big Orange Sale with flights from £13.49.

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