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Jetstar Is Giving Away Free Flights This Week in These Giant Gift Boxes Hidden Around New Zealand

Solve the clues, hunt down the giant orange boxes and you could score free flights to Rarotonga, Sydney, Queenstown, the Gold Coast and more.
By Sarah Templeton
August 30, 2022
By Sarah Templeton
August 30, 2022

Sure, you might not have spent summer in Europe like everyone on your Instagram feed, but at this pointy end of the year, we could all do with a little jaunt somewhere to soothe the nerves. Even better? If those flights are free.

Enter tangerine-hued airline carrier Jetstar, which this week is giving away thousands of dollars worth of flights to New Zealanders to celebrate the start of its annual Spring Sale — but you just need to be a savvy clue solver to find them.

From Wednesday, August 31 until Saturday, September 3, the airline will be 'hiding' large orange gift boxes in locations around Auckland, and posting GIFs related to the spots on its social channels. Oh yep, because the flights are GIFts. We get it.

Want to be ahead of the game? Followers who share the GIF posts to their own stories will receive additional cryptic clues via DM — so slide on in, team. The airline promises the hiding places are "iconic and recognisable" meaning they shouldn't be too difficult for code-crackers to solve. You have to be the first to reach the box to win, so lace up your sneakers and sink some electrolytes in preparation. If it's you, you'll score free flights for you (and a friend) to one of the sale locations.

Where are these flights to, you ask? You might win airline passes to jet off to Sydney, Melbourne or the Gold Coast, as well as domestic destinations including Queenstown, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Don't worry Wellingtonians, you're not missing out — the airline has also recruited influencers to hide extra gift boxes on the first day of the sale (Wednesday, August 31) in Wellington.

And even if you don't get your hands on the giant orange boxes, you can still score yourself some pretty cheap airfares. The four-day day sale includes domestic flights for as low as $29, as well as flights to the Gold Coast for $135 or to Melbourne for $139.

But if you're keen on a treasure hunt with a pretty great prize a the end of it, we'd recommend turning on notifications for Jetstar's Instagram page now — and maybe letting your boss know you won't be in tomorrow.

The Jetstar spring sale giveaway will go live across Jetstar's Instagram (@jetstarnz) at 9am on Wednesday 31 August and end at midnight on Saturday, September 3 2022, when all boxes have been found.

Published on August 30, 2022 by Sarah Templeton
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