Review of Daily Getaway Week 4 Deals (Wyndham, Priority Club, and More)

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Week 4 of the 5 weeks of Daily Getaways have been announced.  These deals go on sale at 1PM Eastern each weekday for five weeks from June 10 – July 12th.  We are currently in the third week of deals, and you can read about those here.  As always, the deals are for US residents, and if you use an Amex to pay you save 10% off the prices listed via an immediate discount (discounts not reflected on the prices in this post).  Some of the deals are good, some aren’t as good.  Some will appeal to certain people, but not to others.  Most have (very) limited quantity, so there is no guarantee you will be able to buy even if you want to. – though this post has some good tips on how to improve your odds.

Monday July 1st:

  • 15,000 Priority Club/IHG Reward Club points for $100.  2500 available, max purchase of five.
  • 25,000 Priority Club/IHG Reward Club points for $167.  2000 available, max purchase of four.
  • 50,000 Priority Club/IHG Reward Club points for $325.  1250 available, max purchase of four.
  • 100,000 Priority Club/IHG Reward Club points for $630.  1000 available, max purchase of three.

Tuesday July 2nd:

  • 14,000 Wyndham Reward points for $84.  500 available, max purchase of two.
  • 32,000 Wyndham Reward points for $192.  450 available, max purchase of one.
  • 40,000 Wyndham Reward points for $240.  440 available, max purchase of one.
  • 60,000 Wyndham Reward points for $360.  100 available, max purchase of one.
  • 75,000 Wyndham Reward points for $450.  200 available, max purchase of one.
  • Disregard the hotels that are attached to these points packages – you can use them however you wish.
  • Points expire 4 years from date of deposit, unless forfeited or canceled earlier due to membership inactivity for eighteen (18) months.

Wednesday July 3rd:

  • Two night stay at The Colonnade, Boston for $499 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Blackout dates apply.
  • Two night stay at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, FL for $399 via Tourico Holidays.  1000 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Subject to availability.
  • Two night stay at the Washington Marriott, located in Georgetown, Washington, DC for $399 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation August 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014.
  • Two night stay at Hyatt Regency in San Antonio for $299 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Blackout dates apply.
  • Two night stay at Hilton Anatole in downtown Dallas for $199 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation through December 31, 2013.
  • Two night stay at Marriott La Jolla for $319 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation August 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Blackout dates apply.
  • Two night stay at Hyatt Regency Cypress in Orlando, FL for $299 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation through December 31, 2013. Blackout dates apply.
  • Two nights at the Millenium Biltmore in LA for $299 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Black out dates apply.
  • Two nights at the Grand Hyatt in New York City for $699 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Blackout dates apply.
  • Two nights at National Hotel in Miami Beach for $549 via Tourico Holidays.  1800 available, max purchase of 5.  Valid for reservation July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Subject to availability.

Thursday July 4th:

Diamond International Kauai Mommy Points

Friday July 5th:

  • Accommodations in a Nobu Room for two (2) consecutive nights at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace (double occupancy) – $590.  Also includes:
    • Dinner for two (2) at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge valued at up to $300.
    • Transportation to and from airport and hotel.
    • In-room tea service
    • Daily fitness center access for two (2)
    • Complimentary internet access for one (1) device.
    • 5 available, max purchase of one.
    • Valid anytime through July 1, 2014. Based on availability.
  • Stay 2 consecutive nights in a Garden Tower Premium Room at Harrah’s Rincon in Southern California – $440.  Also includes:
    • Enjoy a $100 dining credit to use at your choice of restaurants, bars and lounges within the hotel
    • Relax with a $150 spa credit
    • In-room bottle of champagne
    • Round-trip airport transportation for 2 between the airport and Harrah’s Rincon.
    • Travel must be completed by July 1, 2014 and must be booked no later than 30 days in advance of desired schedule arrival date.
    • 10 available, max purchase of one.
  • Accommodations in a Luxury Room for 3 consecutive nights at Harrah’s New Orleans (double occupancy) – $520.  Also includes:
    • Dinner for 2, valued at up to $100, at Manning’s Eat-Drink-Cheer.
    • Complimentary in-room bottle of champagne.
    • Round-trip transportation to and from airport and the hotel.
    • Travel must be completed by July 1, 2014 and must be booked no later than 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival date.
    • 5 available, max purchase of one.
  • Accommodations for two (2) in a Paula Deen Suite for two (2)consecutive nights at Harrah’s Tunica (double occupancy) – $415.  Also includes:
    • A complimentary in-room bottle of champagne
    • Dinner for two (2) at the Paula Deen Buffet.
    • $150 spa credit to be used at Bellissimo Spa at Harrah’s Tunica.
    • Valid through July 1, 2014 based on availability.
    • 10 available, max purchase of 1.
  • Accommodations for two consecutive nights at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (double occupancy) – $465.  Also includes:
    • Two Buffet of Buffets passes, giving you 24 hours of access to the city’s most spectacular all-you-can-eat buffets.
    • Two fitness center day passes.
    • Complimentary internet access for one device
    • Round-trip airport transportation between Caesars Palace and McCarran International Airport.
    • Travel must be completed by July 1, 2014 and must be booked no later than 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival date.
    • 20 available, max purchase of 1.

Deal Analysis:

The Priority Club Rewards points are a duplicate from Week 3, so there should be plenty of those to go around.  They come to roughly 2/3 a cent per points (pre 10% discount).  That isn’t a bad price at all, and would result in a PointsBreak hotel that costs 5,000 points costing about $33.50 per night if points were purchased via this method.  The Wyndham Reward points were very popular last year, but they were also less expensive (starting at about .25 cents per point with the Amex discount).  This year they will be starting at around double that price and some of the NYC hotel redemptions are no longer what they used to be for that price, however they can still be good in some situations.  I actually think the Diamond International packages can be a good deal at around $540 in a one-bedroom for five nights in a place like Kauai or Maui!  That is way cheaper than you will find similarly-sized hotel rooms.  Of course you won’t get all the hotel amenities with these units, but the price is actually pretty great for a small family.

Expect a more in-depth analysis on each deal before they go on sale.  What deals (if any) jump out at you in Week 4?

Comments

  1. Not seeing anything. The Hilton points in Week 5 for example are going for almost half a cent each. Sorry, but after the devaluation I think they’re only worth about 0.4-0.5 cents. I just checked an upcoming Maui reservation at the Grand Wailea that I booked using points and yup, about 0.5 cents. So not sure why I’d buy these rather than just pay cash for the room.

  2. I’ve never yet found a points break deal I could take advantage of. So I checked the value of the points purchase above against some locations I might well use in Europe. At the TA highly rated HI EXP in Berlin, it was much cheaper to simply pay cash for the room. Not to mention the 5X points I would get from booking with the PC cc. There were a few exceptions on high occupancy dates, where the AAA discount was not offered, where it would be cheaper to buy the points instead, but not many.
    However at the Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen this summer, buying the points saved from $70 to $100 per night, as I couldn’t find any discount rates available there at all.
    So you really need to know when/where you are going to use these point to tell if it’s a good deal or not.

  3. Glenn, I can’t forsee very many scenarios where I would want to buy Hilton points either.
    Robert, always true that you should know when/where you want to use the points to know if it is a good deal. This is so true when you are paying cash to buy points. You must have a redemption plan.

  4. I would pay about $300 for 100K Hilton points – no more. Part of the problem is that I don’t trust them not to devalue them further.

  5. Does anyone know how to find the blackout dates for July 4th daily getaway? Or find out if kids will be allowed even though it says double occupancy?

  6. How long do you expect Wyndham points to last? I’ll be inflight till 2PM, any chance those will be available for more than an hour?

  7. Rahul, you could try getting hold of Diamond International for the blackout dates specific to the property you are interested in. keep me posted if you find out!
    Matt, I doubt it, but you never know.

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