This deal was originally posted on 03/02:
Update 9, 03/04 at noon: THIS DEAL IS NOW OFFICIALLY DEAD!
If I had a buck for each person who emailed me that is was dead when they couldn’t get it to work I’d be able to retire 😉
Hundreds of you bought tickets and a number of people went to the Bahamas yesterday or are going today so let’s hear about it! Uri commented below that he even got upgraded to another hotel! As this posts falls off this page it will be great if people could discuss their trips on the Dansdeals Forums in this Bahamas trip reports thread! There’s also a seperate thread on the Forums started by “APoshiterYid” to post your travel dates in order to coordinate minyanim, so check it out!
Update 8, 03/03 at 2:30pm: There are now dates for NYC-Freeport, Bahamas for as low as $61.64 including nonstop airfare and 4 days of lodging! There are also still plenty of dates for free trips from Fort Lauderdale. I’m sure there are other great deals to be had from other cities and dates as well. See update 6 below for how to stay in a better hotel.
03/04-03/08: FLL-FPO $0. NYC-FPO, $110
03/07-03/11: FLL-FPO: $70, NYC-FPO, $117
03/10-03/14: FLL-FPO $0.
03/14-03/18: FLL-FPO $0. NYC-FPO, $157
04/14-04/18: FLL-FPO $0. NYC-FPO, $62
04/18-04/22: FLL-FPO $0. NYC-FPO, $103
04/25-04/29: FLL-FPO $0. NYC-FPO, $103
04/28-05/02: FLL-FPO $54. NYC-FPO, $104
Update 7: Please post about your trip experience in the Bahamas over at the Dansdeals Forums in this thread!
Originally posted on 03/02:
Update 6: Still alive as of 6:40pm. Commenter “Excited” notes a great strategy for a small family. He booked one ticket for a much nicer hotel room for an extra $78 over the 4 nights and the rest of the family’s tickets at the cheapest hotel available. They’ll all stay in the one room at the nicer hotel and won’t even have to bother checking for the additional rooms at the cheaper hotel! He also notes how to change the default flight should you want a different flight option. Great tips!
Update 5: Still alive as of 3:00pm. The coupon is valid once per Expedia account, so just create a new account for multiple tickets.
Update 4-Still alive and well as of 2:15pm. There are still free tickets/hotels from Florida airports and tickets/hotels for about $100-$150 from cities like NYC or Chicago. You can even go this week from Chicago as well for just $120.
Update 3: See the comments for discussion on cheap travel dates from other cities.
For Fort Lauderdale-Freeport you can still go tomorrow or the day after, from 03/03-03/07 or 03/04-03/08 for free!
For NYC-Freeport you can go tomorrow or the day after for just $110 with taxes for airfare and hotel!
Update 2: The $400 coupon also works to NAS (Nassau, Bahamas) but the total for NAS will be more than FPO.
Update: To clarify, the deal works for $0 with all taxes as I explain below. The price may be more for different dates or different cities.
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OK, this really works folks!!!
-You need to book each passenger separately so they can each use the $400 coupon.
-Travel is valid through 12/22/10, but is not valid between 03/19-04/10.
-You need to book for at least 4 nights for the coupon to work.
-This should work from any origin city, try out yours and post a comment with the price after applying the $400 coupon!
Here is a sample itinerary with full instructions to get a free vacation!
Step 2: Type in your origin city, for this example I’ll use FLL (Fort Lauderdale)
Step 3: Type in FPO (Freeport, Bahamas) for you destination city.
Step 4: Type in your travel dates. For this example use 04/11-04/15.
Step 5: Change from the default setting of 2 adults to 1 adult and then click “search for packages.”
Step 6: Locate the $399 “Island Palm Resort” and click “Select and continue.”
Step 7: Scroll down to the bottom of the next page and click “Continue booking this package”
Step 8: Uncheck the “Roundtrip Shuttle Ground Transportation” that added $31.50 to the package.
Step 9: After unchecking that option scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Continue booking this package”
Step 10: Sign into your Expedia.com account or continue as a guest.
Step 11: Enter the passenger information and then click “Proceed to booking.”
Step 12: Scroll down to the bottom of the next page and click “Accept rules and continue”
Step 13: Scroll down to the billing info and click “I have a coupon”
Step 14: Use the following coupon for $400 off and then click “Apply and Reprice”: BAH400
Step 15: The new total will be $0. You still need to enter in credit card and billing info and click “complete this booking!
Step 16: Enjoy the Bahamas!!!