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Wowcher Mystery Holiday

Fancy Trying a Wowcher Mystery Holiday? The £99 Getaway that everyone's talking about! Find out where people ended up, real reviews & how to get it cheaper.

Wowcher Mystery Getaway


A post on Twitter by user 'Liam Mcmahon' went viral recently when he told his followers about the luck he had when purchasing a 'Wowcher Mystery Holiday' - He had spent just £99 for a luxury holiday to Dubai! 

Wowcher Mystery Holiday

As you can imagine, this soon went viral with millions of people purchasing these mystery deals. So we wanted to take a look at Twitter a few months after the hype and see if, or how many other people hit the jackpot with their mystery getaway purchases. 

We love a good Wowcher deal and this one was no exception.  I was expecting there to be UK destinations, and to end up somewhere like Skegness for the weekend, but all of the destinations are abroad which is a bonus. 

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This is the Tweet that went viral and got everyone purchasing the £99 deal...


wowcher dubai tweet


What is a Wowcher Mystery Holiday?

Wowcher is offering a mystery getaway deal, which is £99pp with flights included to one of 60 destinations worldwide. The deal is based on a competition/draw-type system, whereby you purchase your holiday and wait until the given end date when you will then be informed of where you're going. 

Departures are from London Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Southend and Heathrow.

Mystery Holiday Deal


What does Wowcher Mystery Holiday include?

The deal includes return flights from one of six major UK airports (London Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Southend and Heathrow) and a 3*+ hotel stay.  Your break will range from 2 - 7 days depending on location.


Are Wowcher holidays ATOL protected?

Yes, all Wowcher breaks are ATOL protected, including the Mystery Holiday deal. 


Wowcher Mystery Holiday Destinations 2024

There are over 49 different worldwide locations on offer.  

Long-haul holidays: Maldives, Barbados, Bali, Thailand, Florida and Las Vegas!

City breaks: Venice, Rome, Amsterdam, Disneyland Paris, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Lake Como and more.

Beach holidays: Crete, Ibiza, Portugal, Cyprus, Malaga, Malta and more!


How do you Redeem a Wowcher Holiday?

Firstly, purchase your Wowcher Mystery Holiday here, and once Wowcher has emailed you your unique voucher code,  then with Wowcher's new instant redemption method, simply enter your details and Seasonal Picks to find out your holiday destination instantly.


Is the Wowcher Mystery Holiday for 2 people?

Price is based on 2 people sharing so you must buy 2 vouchers to be able to participate.  You have 14 days to change your mind for a refund, or you can have credit to put towards another Wowcher deal.  


Wowcher Mystery Holiday Reviews

After the hype of the Dubai tweet, millions of mystery holidays were sold by Wowcher, 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 on Twitter was from a user who was currently soaking up the sun in Milan - which was exciting!




There are 100s of posts from people saying they had booked and asked for reviews.  There are also a lot of people posting from some exotic locations that they got lucky with.  Malta seemed to be very popular within the Tweets, so I'm assuming that's a popular giveaway destination. 

There were 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 about 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 service on weekender breaks behalf, which is disappointing.

Encouragingly though, people were happy with their holiday destinations.


Google Reviews

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 ripoff. 

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 furious about. 

I searched weekender breaks on Trustpilot, and they have an excellent trust score.  I filtered the bad ones and almost all are from the £99 Wowcher deal. Saying the customer services are poor again and high costs to make changes. 

I really couldn't find many good stories via Google, but then again I do believe people are far more likely to moan to the papers and post on forums about bad experiences, rather than good, which is why it seems so one-sided.


How to Get a Wowcher Mystery Holiday Cheaper?

Wowcher has finally started (as of 2021) offering customers Seasonal Picks. When you click on the link to purchase your mystery holiday, you will see a popup if one is available. it's usually EXTRA10 on getaway deals. 

Groupon also does a similar Mystery Getaway deal, and luckily, they are generous with their Seasonal Picks, so to shave a minimum of 15% off your deal, check out the current Groupon Seasonal Picks before you purchase, and you can get between 15 + 50% off if you're a new customer, making this deal even more exciting.


Mystery Holiday Conclusion

Booking a holiday is always scary because it can be a very expensive mistake to make when things go wrong.  But with this deal, it's affordable and you're knowingly and willingly taking a gamble.

If you're flexible on time and aren't fussy about where you end up, it's a fun gamble with the potential to end up as a fantastic luxury getaway. It's also a great present to get that person who has everything or is difficult to buy for.

I would purchase this deal, and if it's still going on when my kids are older and I can get a sitter for a few days, I will give it a go.

Wowcher Mystery Holiday Deal


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Lastly, if you have purchased a mystery getaway, please let us know your experience (good or bad) in the comments below...


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