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I NETTED MY SUMMER HOLS FOR JUST 50p; Julie's cheek wins contest.

CHEEKY Julie Humphreys snapped up a dream week's holiday on a Greek island for just 50p.

Julie put a joke bid in an Internet holiday auction for fun and then forgot all about it.

Hours later, she was told no-one else had bid for the trip - so it was all hers. And she was told she could take her boyfriend Nigel for another 50p.

The pair flew out thinking it was too good to be true and feared their accommodation might be a horror story - but there was no snag.

They got three-star accommodation in a beautiful part of Rhodes and everything was perfect for the week which should have cost at least pounds 250 each.

Julie, from Ramsbottom, near Bury, Lancashire, said: "It was an unbelievable deal. I never thought my bid would win. My first drink cost me more than the holiday."

Estate agent Julie, 36, saw the auction on the Internet set up by holiday firm Airtours.She said: "I wasn't going to bother at first. Then I thought 'what the heck' and put in the 50p bid.

"You could have knocked me over with a cocktail straw when I got the call to say I had made the highest, and only, bid.

"At first it was for Turkey. A couple of days later, Airtours rang and asked me if we would mind Rhodes as an alternative. Of course, we didn't.

"My pals wouldn't believe me - but they went green with envy when I came back nut brown."

Julie's bargain break abroad was the cheapest one auctioned off on the Internet site run by Airtours to sell holidays from a variety of tour operators.

An Airtours spokeswoman said: "There were a number of holidays being auctioned off but Julie's was by far the cheapest deal.

"People are discovering that it is a place to find cheap holidays, as it is selling about 500 a week."

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Date:Jun 21, 2000
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