Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Winmyholidayhome.com

Here's an interesting opportunity.  My lovely friend Natalie runs a holiday auction website, winmyholidayhome.com where you can bid to win a holiday for two adults, including transport, and the lowest unique bid wins.

I'm a bit stupid about such things, and don't even play the national lottery, but since the latest holiday on offer is two weeks in Phuket, and since we're obviously not expecting a lottery win in the future to pay for such a holiday ourselves, this seems like a cool idea.  The last holiday that was won, which was to Paris, only had 100 bids on it, so I reckon the odds aren't too shabby.  https://www.winmyholidayhome.com/win-a-holiday-stay/apartment-c39-baan-puri/

The recession has certainly led to a wealth in inventive ways to generate income and get a bargain. People struggling to sell their homes have even started to raffle them off, so you could potentially get a £1 million house for a £1 raffle ticket, although as this article in the telegraph points out, this could land the seller in trouble for running and illegal lottery http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/3065422/Cant-sell-your-home-Why-not-just-raffle-it.html

I wonder what other ingenious ways people are using to get around the current financial situation?  Answers on the back of a postcard please, or failing that, in the comments box :)