Guide to Special Offers


Index:
1. Introduction
2. Rules and definition of terms
3. Costs
4. Updating availability
5. Misrepresentation
6. Display of Special Offers on the site
7. Adding a Special Offer to your property
8. Reductions in rental rates
9. Ideas for Special Offers

1. Introduction
If you have a special offer for your property, you can give it extra promotion on GreatRentals with our unique, searchable "Special Offers" feature. It's a great way to increase exposure for your listing and capture last minute bookings.

2. Rules and definition of terms
  • The Special Offer must be a genuine reduction on an existing rental rate, or a genuine extra service.
  • Special Offers can only appear during a period when the property listing is live on the site, and the period is marked as "available"on the site.
  • There can only be one Special Offer displayed at a time for any one property rental unit.
For example, you may have a special offer of $1,000/week for the month of May. You may want to advertise the offer from March 1st to March 15th and have it booked by April 1st. In this case:
  • Offer start date: March 1st
  • Offer expires date: April 1st
  • Headline: $1,000/week for the month of May
  • Offer description: Beach cottage normally rents for $2,500 per week available at $1,000 per week in month of May
  • Display start date: March 1st
  • Display duration: Two weeks
3. Costs
The minimum cost is $20 for a display of two weeks, but you can choose to order up to a total of 10 weeks of display at $10 per week. Once the display end date has passed, you can create a new order for the same Special Offer.

4. Updating availability
Make sure you have changed the availability status from the default "unknown" to "available" for the Special Offer dates. If you get bookings for any dates of the Special Offer period, remember to change the availability to "booked" on those dates so that they are removed from the Special Offers available dates search.

5. Misrepresentation
For the sake of the credibility of the site, and the benefit to site visitors, we ask that keep your availability updated for your Special Offer periods. If we get complaints from site users on this issue, we reserve the right to remove Special Offers from your listing at our discretion.

6. Display of Special Offers on the site
  • Highlighting for your property on the search results page
  • A Special Offer icon on the availability chart
  • A summary of the Special Offer appearing with your listing on the search results
  • Full details of the Special Offer in red type on your Property Details page
  • Special Offers links available on every level of geographical drill down
7. Adding a Special Offer to your property
Sign in to your Owner home page, click "Edit Listing" and click the Special Offers tab. You can create, edit, preview, delete and place orders for your Special Offer from this screen. You can also choose to suspend your Special Offer; however, this does not affect the expiration date.

8. Reductions in rental rates
Please note that any price reduction you enter as a Special Offer does not automatically appear in your rental rates table. Put the new rate in your rental rates table and make sure you mention the original rental rate in the description of your Special Offer. For example, "10% discount, reduced from $1,000 to $900".

9. Ideas for Special Offers
You can enter any type of offer, as long as it is a genuine reduction on an existing rental rate or a genuine extra service. GreatRentals cannot be responsible for any misleading claims about Special Offers. Example Special Offers could be:
  • a straight reduction of a given amount for a given week
  • a % reduction for a given week, or for a second week booked
  • an early or late booking discount
  • free or reduced rate tickets to a local attraction
  • a special price for ferry or other travel bookings
  • a reduced rate car rental
  • a free bottle of champagne or other local delicacy
  • a free meal at a local restaurant
  • free baby sitting service