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Today is Day One of this year’s Daily Getaways sale, brought to us by the US Travel Association. If you aren’t familiar with this sale, it is an annual event with one new travel package being made available each weekday for five weeks. Some of the deals are pretty great and end up being so popular that getting the chance to purchase one is like winning the lottery as demand outpaces supply. Some deals aren’t as great or are available in larger supply and can still save you money in the right situation. I usually pick up a couple packages a year to ensure I have hotel points available in a variety of programs. If we are going to visit an attraction or destination that is available for less via Daily Getaways then I’ve been known to purchase a couple of those, too.
I won’t write about every single Daily Getaways deal, but since this is the first day, and it is actually a pretty good deal, let’s dive in.
Save on Universal Hollywood Express Tickets
At 1PM Eastern, there will be 250 Universal Express tickets available to Universal Studios Hollywood in California for $139 each. This type of ticket gives you one-day admission to the theme park and one-time express access to each ride and priority seating at select shows.
The price for this ticket outside of the Daily Getaways varies based on the season, but starts at $179 in the most off-peak seasons and goes as high as about $259 per ticket for everyone ages three and up. Yes, Universal can (easily) cost more than Disney.
As an example, if you hoped to go to Universal Hollywood on August 18th and needed Express Pass tickets, it would cost you about $239 per ticket booking directly with Universal. With this Daily Getaways deal, you could pick up a ticket for $100 less. If you need tickets for a family of four, obviously that is a $400 savings!
Before you load your cart and hit purchase, do note the blackout dates of June 29, 2018 – August 13, 2018, and December 21, 2018 – January 4, 2019. The passes expire on May 24, 2019. Also be sure you are aware that this is Universal in California – not Orlando. The Universal Orlando deals will come later on in the sale.
Who is trying to load up on Universal Hollywood Express Passes today?
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