Yippee-ki-yay Holidaymakers! John and Holly McClanes and Hans Grubers offered free Christmas stay

November 10, 2022

This Christmas one of the UK’s leading discount holiday let marketplaces is offering the chance of a free night’s stay anywhere in the UK to anyone with the name John McClane, Holly Gennaro McClane, or Hans Gruber in honour of the most action-packed Christmas film. McClanes, Gennaros and Grubers will get the full Die Hard experience, with a fully paid for limo ride to and from their chosen venue (Argyle not included), a Die Hard themed hamper, and of course a copy of the film to enjoy during their stay.

One of the UK’s leading discount holiday let marketplaces is offering anyone with the name John McClane, Holly Gennaro McClane, or Hans Gruber the chance to ‘come out to the coast and have a few laughs’ this Christmas.

Online bookings site Snaptrip is looking for anyone who shares the names with the leads of Christmas's most action-packed film, Die Hard, and give them the chance of a free nights’ stay in one of its properties*.

Anyone fortunate enough to share the name with Bruce Willis’ iconic John McClane, the late Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber, or Bonnie Bedelia’s Holly Gennaro McClane, will be in the running for the offer. Once chosen, the winner will have access to any available location across Snaptrip in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

Members of the public who have the name or know someone with the name can apply here: https://www.snaptrip.com/free-nights-stay

Just like the movie when John McClane is driven to the Nakatomi Plaza in a limo, Yippee-ki-yay Holidaymakers can also be driven from their home to their chosen location in a limo to start the Christmas getaway in style (Argyle not included).

Applicants for the Yippee-ki-yay Holidaymaker offer will need legal proof of their names, such as a driver's licence or passport, and must be over 18 years of age on the date of applying. No prior experience of thwarting international terrorist plots required.

Upon arrival, John, Hans, or Holly will be greeted with a Die Hard themed hamper including a copy of the 1988 classic, hot chocolate kits complete with whipped cream and marshmallows, popcorn, and other Christmas goodies to help them get into the festive spirit.

Snaptrip is a trusted marketplace for travellers to discover the largest collection of cottage, apartment and lodge holiday deals in the UK, Ireland and other European destinations. With more than 60,000 properties available on-site, Snaptrip helps people find and book accommodation with discounts of up to 60%.

Matt Fox, CEO and co-founder of Snaptrip, said,

“Yippee-ki-yay holidaymakers! With last Christmas still under Covid restrictions, this year at Snaptrip we wanted to have a little fun and what better way to do that than give a free night away to namesakes from the most controversial of Christmas movies - Die Hard.

“Whatever side of the debate you find yourself on, if your name is John McClane, Holly Gennaro McClane or even Hans Gruber we can find you a free stay anywhere in the UK. Perhaps you and your family can go out to the coast, get together, and have a few laughs…international terrorist plot not included!”


*Terms and conditions apply. Open to UK residents only. Prize is only available to one person, chosen at random, with either the name John McClane, Holly Gennaro, Holly McClane, or Hans Gruber. Legal proof of name, such as a driver's licence or passport, must be provided. Applicants must be over 18 years of age on the date of applying. Prize includes cost of accommodation up to the value of £250 plus limo ride from home up to a two-hour radius to the property. Travel back home not included. Flights and other transport not included. Closing date for entries is 31st December 2022 and applies to stays taken between 1st December 2022 and 31st January 2023 inclusive. Stay must be completed before 31st January 2023. Winner must book and pay for their desired stay and send proof of booking and payment. Money will be reimbursed for the cost of one night’s accommodation after the stay has taken place. If the cost of one night is less than the upper limit of £250, Snaptrip will not award any cash difference.