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Sun Newspaper £9.50 holidays loophole.
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Old 25-07-2006, 9:42 PM
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Smile Sun Newspaper £9.50 holidays loophole.

Not sure where the right place for this is, but I know lots of DFWs are collecting the Sun £9.50 holiday vouchers, so I've posted it there as well. If you have one of the priority booking forms that the Sun newspaper send out to ppl who have booked before, the code at the top allows you to book online by submitting the code words on the vouchers. HERE'S THE GOOD BIT. As you don't have to submit the actual vouchers, you can book multiple holidays with just one set of six vouchers - I've just done it and booked two hols with the same codes. It also means that you can share the codes with friends and family, and book on their behalf, then change the name on the contact sheet. Woo hoo! just spotted my first loophole. My mum would be so proud.
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Old 25-07-2006, 9:51 PM
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Not sure where the right place for this is, but I know lots of DFWs are collecting the Sun £9.50 holiday vouchers, so I've posted it there as well. If you have one of the priority booking forms that the Sun newspaper send out to ppl who have booked before, the code at the top allows you to book online by submitting the code words on the vouchers. HERE'S THE GOOD BIT. As you don't have to submit the actual vouchers, you can book multiple holidays with just one set of six vouchers - I've just done it and booked two hols with the same codes. It also means that you can share the codes with friends and family, and book on their behalf, then change the name on the contact sheet. Woo hoo! just spotted my first loophole. My mum would be so proud.

So what are the codes and where/how do we do it?
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:11 PM
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yep, would love to know how to!!!!
£900 towards next holiday...ta very much Mr T x
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:13 PM
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We are all ears lol
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:17 PM
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i suggest they get posted in the voucher code forum ;-)
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:34 PM
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....ok so here's my ignorance...whats DFW
.Doh!...my bad...guess that's something I'll never be looking on this forum
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....ok so here's my ignorance...whats DFW
.Doh!...my bad...guess that's something I'll never be looking on this forum
think thats debt free wannabes
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:56 PM
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Wouldn't the best way to stay Debt Free be to not go on holiday in the first place? Just like when we were kids.
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Old 25-07-2006, 11:15 PM
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think thats debt free wannabes
Yes , I realised after I'd posted....so what's this debt free business then?
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Old 26-07-2006, 12:03 AM
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is it too late to get these vouchers? do you have to go when they say?
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Old 26-07-2006, 6:50 AM
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they were printed in the sun but I think they're over now. You have a big choice all over uk but need to pick 5 and they give you one.
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Old 26-07-2006, 8:17 AM
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is it too late to get these vouchers? do you have to go when they say?
They usually still run the tokens for about another week but the problem will be getting a booking form unless you can print one out on The Sun Website.
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Old 26-07-2006, 9:40 AM
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For anyone who has a booking form, but no vouchers (or not enough), the codes are all holiday related words. I used the following : SAIL, ROCK, ICES, LAKE, PINK, BLUE I know this might have limited use to people, but worth a go no? website is www.ukholidaysinthesun.co.uk
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Old 26-07-2006, 10:08 AM
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I wish there was a loophole for those of us who don't have a priority booking form.
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Old 26-07-2006, 10:24 AM
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these holiday are great if you have small children .but they are only available when the children are back to school.my child starts secondry school in september.so no good to me.
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these holiday are great if you have small children .but they are only available when the children are back to school.my child starts secondry school in september.so no good to me.
there are october dates too

half term maybe in some parts of the UK ?

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Old 26-07-2006, 11:43 AM
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thankyou i will go back and have another look.
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But there is only one week in October half term and they say you have to put down 4 or 5 dates to be accepted don't they?
And they never give you the date you want which would be the sschool holiday's anyway.
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Old 26-07-2006, 5:05 PM
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Prestatyn have availabillity for Half Term week (23rd October).

Just put in 3 other summer dates in popular sites that are bound to be full.
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what is the sun reference number
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