Daily Getaways 2015 Deals Available for Viewing!

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The Daily Getaways preview site is up a little earlier than anticipated, so you can get a look at the miles, points, and travel deals they will offer beginning March 23rd!

If you are new to Daily Getaways, they are limited time/limited quantity opportunities to purchase things like hotel packages, hotel points, discount air travel, car rentals, etc. at a reduced price.  They are brought to you via the US Travel Association.  There is typically one type of deal per day on each weekday for several weeks.  The deals are announced in advance and usually go on sale at 1PM Eastern.  Some of the deals are smoking and disappear literally within seconds (thus leading to some frustration).  Some of them aren’t as popular and hang around for hours or even days.  There used to be a 10% discount for Amex cardholders, but sadly that has gone away this year.

The first three weeks of deals are now up for viewing and they include things like:

  • Hyatt Gold Passport Points for $0.0108 each
  • Las Vegas packages to hotels like Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Caesars, and more
  • $30 Avis car rental
  • Universal Studios four pack of tickets
  • Choice Privileges points at $0.004 – $0.0045 cents each
  • Best Western points for $0.0055 cents each
  • Club Carlson points for $0.0045 cents each
  • Hilton HHonors points for 1/2 a cent each
  • Five night stay at a Diamond International Resort for $525
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We have seen similar version of all of these packages in previous years, so thus far there are no new surprises.  The quantities are also similar to previous years so some packages will be very easy to get (like IHG) and others (like Hyatt) will basically be a lottery.  I wish they had beefed up inventory on some of the more popular packages, but that didn’t happen.

I’ll post more about each week of deals before they go live, but you can start browsing for yourself now.  As I have mentioned, some days have very limited quantity of each package and not everyone will get the chance to purchase the package they want on those days.  If that sounds like something that will drive you bonkers then just skip those opportunities and only look at the ones that have quantity of several hundred per package or greater.

Do you see any opportunities that you plan to try for this year?

 

Thanks to Tiara H. on Facebook for altering me that the first three weeks of deals were posted!

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  1. […] Daily Getaways 2015 Deals Available for Viewing! by Mommy Points. As always, the stuff that is actually worth purchasing has a quantity of nothing. Wasted enough with this promotion in the past. I’m sure we will see a lot of chatter about these promotions as they come closer, but make sure you look at the quantity offered and the amount of hype on each deal. If you see thousands of people interested and there are only a few hundred on offer, chances are you’re going to be out of luck. Even worse is the fact that a lot of people have written scripts that will automatically purchase the better deals. […]

Comments

    • DaninMCI, the Hilton offer sometimes makes sense. In 2013, I bought points for $600 which I used for a 5 night stay in downtown Minneapolis (5th night free, since I’m Gold with the Citi Reserve card). That allowed me to cancel an $1100 paid booking, saving me about $500.

  1. So far, I don’t see anything amazing. Most of the hotel points I can get much cheaper. The 10K Best Western points for $55 will get me a room that would cost about $120, so I will be picking up at least one of those.

    Car rentals – ho hum. I do better on car rentals by not buying discount coupons up front.

    And I too, am bummed that there is no 10% AMX discount. Daily Getaways is getting worse and worse, IMHO.

  2. In response to Rick’s comment, purchasing the Alamo car rental $50 certificate is a good deal.
    A few years ago, I purchased two. The good news, is it doesn’t have an expiration date. You can also book, and if the rate goes down, cancel and re book using the same certificate again.
    Only bad point is that the certificate cannot be used with other discount offers or coupons.
    Alamo traditionally has one of the lower rental car rates (compared to Hertz, Avis, National) and an additional $25 savings makes it even better.

    • Joseph, you’re right. I had written it one way then switched it to the other and jumbled the two. Hopefully folks know what I mean…around 1/2 a cent. 😉

  3. I can’t tell if that Diamond Resorts offer is a good deal or not. They have some terrific overseas locations, but it’s a timeshare thing so not sure what the rates would be normally.

  4. Eyeing those IHG points. Out of all the hotel points I always seem to be able to find great uses with IHG. Thinking about using them for a couple days at the IC Koh Sumai in conjunction with weekend certs at the Conrad. Only 25k points a night or 362 USD. That’s a little over 60% savings (25k = 142 USD).

  5. The Carlson only has 100 promos available. This a joke? Only the first 100 scripts in the first 1 second will get in.

    People running scripts have really made this whole promo worthless.

  6. I was looking at the Diamond Resorts deal. 5 nights for $525. Now what could be of great value is their ski resort at Lake Tahoe. I did some research on the terms and conditions and looks like they don’t have any black out dates. So one could use the five nights during peak ski season this year (Sample Dates Dec 23-Dec 28). Properties rent out for much much more during that time. Is this deal too good to be true?

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