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Fancy Trying a Groupon Mystery Holiday? The £89 Getaway! Find out how to get it Cheaper, which Destinations were won & Reviews of the Deal. A post on Twitter recently went viral when a user tweeted his success after purchasing a Mystery Getaway - He had spent just £99 for a luxury holiday to Dubai! Which resulted in thousands of people purchasing the deal.
The deal is offered by weekends breaks via Groupon. So we looked in to the deal a few months after the hype to see if, or how many other people hit the jackpot with their mystery holiday purchases.
Groupon Mystery Getaway
We love a good Groupon deal and this one was no exception. I was expecting there to be loads of UK destinations, and to end up somewhere like Bognor Regis for the weekend, but all of the destinations are abroad which is great.
This is the viarl Tweet that got everyone purchasing the mystery deal....
£89 Mystery Break Explained
Groupon are offering a mystery getaway deal, which is a little different from the wowcher £99 Deal. Groupons deal allows you to choose 2 nights at £89, 3 nights at £129 and 4 nights at £159 - from London airports. All other airports have a £30pp supplement.
The deal includes a return flight and accommodation at a three or four star hotel located near the city centre of your given destination. Travellers can end up unwinding in a thermal bath in Budapest, discovering the charm of historic Riga, exploring the sights of Paris or shopping at the souks of Marrakech.
This holiday is an ATOL protected holiday.
There's over over 30 iconic cities in Europe and beyond on offer
- Italy (Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Turin, Verona, Lake Garda)
- Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Munich, Hamburg)
- Netherlands (Amsterdam)
- Hungary (Budapest)
- Czech Republic (Prague)
- Poland (Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw)
- Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Mallorca, Costa Brava, Costa Del Sol, Costa Dorada)
- Bulgaria (Sofia)
- Latvia (Riga)
- France (Paris, Bordeaux)
- Romania (Bucharest)
- Morocco (Marrakech)
- Portugal (Porto, Lisbon, Algarve)
- Belgium (Brussels)
- Lithuania (Vilnius)
- Estonia (Tallinn)
- Slovakia (Bratislava)
- Ukraine (Kiyv)
How to Purchase & Redeem Your Mystery Holiday
Firstly, purchase your Groupon Mystery Holiday here and once Groupon have emailed you your unique voucher code, you have to contact the merchant 'weekender breaks' directly to redeem.
Price is based on 2 people sharing so you must buy 2 vouchers to be able to participate. Must book by 7 days from voucher purchase. No modification or cancellation allowed after booking confirmation. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable to another destination once confirmed.
Mystery Getaway Reviews
After the hype of the Dubai tweet, millions of mystery holidays were sold by Groupon, so we decided to check out Google and the hashtag #mysterygetaway to see if anyone else had hit the jackpot, or if people were disappointed in their purchase and here's what we found out...
The first post that came up on Twitter was from a user who was currently soaking up the sun in Milan - which was encouraging!
There's a lot of people posting from some really exotic locations that the got lucky with, as well as people asking for reviews before they purchased.
There was also some complaints, it seemed to be around 50/50 once you had filtered through the people asking for advice. I could only find one complaint of poor accommodation. A lot of the peeves were from people who must have changed their minds, and were annoyed at waiting a long time for refunds.
Another large source of complaints seemed to come from poor customer services on weekender breaks behalf, which is disappointing. Encouragingly though, people we're happy with their holiday destinations.
Next I tried a Google search to see what people were saying. The first couple of articles in google are from national newspapers and are complaints saying the deal is a rip off. A few customers paid extra to go in peak months, to be told the firm had overbooked, yet they still wouldn't be refunded the difference and would have to pay MORE to change to a date they didn't want - which I would be absolutely furious about.
I searched weekender breaks on Truspilot, and they have an excellent trust score. I filtered the bad ones and almost all are from the mystery deals. Basically saying the customer services is poor again and high costs to make changes.
I really couldn't find many good stories via Google, but then, people are far more likely to moan to the papers and post on forums about bad experiences, rather than good, which is why it often seems so one sided.
How to Get the Deal Even Cheaper?
Unlike Wowcher, Groupon is generous with Seasonal Picks. There's always a code available for new customers and almost always various existing customer codes. To shave a minimum of 15% off your deal, check out the current Groupon Seasonal Picks before you purchase your deal.
Mystery Holiday Conclusion
Booking a holiday is always a risk, you can do all the research in the world and still end up somewhere you hate. The good thing about this deal is it's affordable, and you're knowingly taking a gamble - which is part of the fun.
If you're the type of person who likes a gamble and is pretty easy-going, this is the type of deal that would suit you - especially as it has the potential to end up as a fantastic luxury getaway. It's also a great gift to surprise someone with, especially for that person who has everything or is difficult to buy for.
If you purchased a Groupon mystery getaway, please let us know your experience (good or bad) in the comments below...