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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
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!