I never really used to buy into the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday thing thinking it was just for US citizens… but make no mistake if there’s a deal to be had anywhere online this year – regardless of where you are in the world – this coming weekend is when you will bag that deal.
We’re, of course, on the lookout to reduce costs on one of our biggest expenses of the year – TRAVEL!!!!
Don’t find yourself in a panicked twist from Friday, November 29th through to Monday, 2 December 2019, start booking marking pages now (like this one!) that will lead you straight to all the best travel deals.
(For any of our UAE followers looking for National Day long weekend deals – which coincidentally falls over the same weekend so double dip of bargains!!! head on over to this page)
Inspiration for travel
Before we dive into it, you may also want to check out these really handy inspirational and cost-saving posts:
- Top 20 Best Family Vacation Destinations in 2020
- 20+ Epic Road Trips you need to take with your kids
- Narrowing down your travel bucket list – tips for choosing your next destination
- How to save money on family flights
- How to save money on your next family car hire
- All our self-research and travel booking tools
Family Travel Deals to watch for Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019
We have summarised them here with quick links but also described what’s on offer in more detail below
|Deal||How to get it|
|Get Your Guide (Tours)||15-25% Off||USE CODE BLACKFRIDAY19|
|Priority Pass (Airport Lounges)||15-40% off||CLICK HERE|
|SkyScanner (ex-US flights)||TBC||CLICK HERE|
|Hotels.Com (selected destinations)||up to 40% off + extra 15%||USE ESCAPE15|
We always add a few cautions to make the most of these mega online sales:
- DO check the fine print as some have very limited time periods, others will run even longer than the weekend
- Watch for the technicalities of timezones!!
- Watch for those “up to” wordings that may not be as big a discount as you’d hope!!):
So let’s dive into the detail for all those sweet family vacation deals we think you’ll love.
Get Your Guide – 25% off Tour Bookings
If you’ve got a trip lined up and you just need to fill in the gaps with a few attraction tickets and day tours, then this is the PERFECT sale for you! Get Your Guide is our go-to app for booking tickets that we can redeem from our phone with an easy QR code or receipt.
Need to know:
- Up to 25% off across all their GetYourGuide Original product offering
- Otherwise 15% of nearly ALL PRODUCTS!!
- You need to book online via their BLACK FRIDAY SALE PAGE HERE
- Use the code BLACKFRIDAY19
- Valid until 23:59 PST November 29th 2019
- Black Friday Sale T&C’s here.
Priority Pass – Lounge Access Card
I can’t tell you how much easier we find travelling with our kids long haul when we have access to business class lounges. Don’t get me wrong, we very rarely travel Business Class with kids these days – but doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the convenience including a comfy lounge. Look to lock in lounge access with a Priority Pass (they allow you to take in guests too so don’t worry about your little ones!)
Exact T&C’s will pop up for you when the deal goes live on Friday!
This one’s just for those flying out of the US I’m afraid. Keep your eye out for
- Top Black Friday Flight Deals for 2019 from the US!
- Score Cyber Monday Flight Deals 2019 from the U.S. with Skyscanner
We won’t know which flights and airlines until the sale kicks off, so keep this one bookmarked and pop in to check with your diarised dates ready!!
Did you know the adventure travel specialists G Adventures now run tours that cater to families? Yep, you heard right. And this weekend, all the way up to 5 December 2019 you can save up to 35% on tours. Their family catalogue currently includes destinations such as Thailand, China and Vietnam.
We are excitedly waiting with fingers poised for this one:
- Save up to 40% + an extra 15% off with code ESCAPE15
- Valid from 11/25 through 12/15
The special discount is going to apply to the 9 top properties in the most popular destinations – so it’s not an across the board discount but definitely worth seeing which properties will pop up.
Amazon Black Friday Sale
Amazon can ALWAYS be relied on to come up with some serious savings – we keep an Amazon wishlist of gift ideas for all the family ready for occasions just like this!!!
- You can check out their Black Friday count down here for a sneak peak – we will update more when the US Sales go live!
If you’re looking at toys and gifts for upcoming travel with your kids – make sure you check out our guide Ultimate List of Travel Toys for Every Age. A couple of top picks to point out:
Amazon UK Black Friday Sale
- Their sale runs all the way from 22 November through to 29 November 2019 with new deals every day.
- Check out the UK Amazon Black Friday Home Page here
- Getting ready for those long road trips you can also look out for deals on:
- Amazon Music Unlimited – 4 months free with any Echo device (runs 14 Nov to 6 Jan)
- Kindle Unlimited – 3 months membership free (runs 11 Nov to 8 Dec)
Privilee – UAE Only
Just for our local readers, if you’ve ever considered trying Privilee – the beach club pass that allows you access to dozens of the country’s top hotel & beach club destinations – look out for this one!
- 3 months + 2 weeks free for 1899AED (works out to 633AED per month – a 47% saving)
- Deal runs 26 Nove to 23.59GST 29 November 2019.
- Pick up the offer here
We will continue to add to this page throughout the week and the weekend as we become aware of more specials so keep the page bookmarked, along with your favourite suppliers to jump straight to the bargains you’re looking for!