Category Archives: Daily Getaways

How Daily Getaways Has Already Saved Me Over $920 Cash

Daily Getaways was a monthlong sale that lasted from mid-June to mid-July. Every day different travel packages went on sale, including the ability to buy hotel points, car rental status, gift certificates, hotel nights, and vacation packages.

I was selective, buying packages only four days. Combined my purchases have saved me over $920 in cash with one unused.

My latest redemption of a Daily Getaways package was this week when I redeemed three $50 Alamo Gift Certificates that I had purchased for $22.50 each for a weeklong car rental in Los Angeles.

Instead of saving $82.50–$150 in gift certificates bought for $67.50–like I expected, I saved about $120 with the gift certificates. Now I love car rental gift certificates!

Why do I now love car rental gift certificates? How have my other Daily Getaways packages added up to over $920 in savings? How can you get in on the next Daily Getaways?

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How I Saved 88% on My Hotel Room in Stockholm. Easy to Replicate Techniques for Huge Hotel Discounts

Miles and points aren’t all about traveling in first class for pennies, although that’s the most aspirational aspect of the game, and the most fun to write about. In the last few weeks, I’ve used hotel points for massive savings on adequate rooms in convenient locations in expensive cities.

Through just a little bit of planning, I’ve spent about $255 total for my last six nights of hotels or $42 per night. Half of the nights have been in Europe in the summer, and two of them are at a hotel that has a retail price of over $325 per night currently.

My strategies haven’t involved any credit cards or hard work, just a bit of planning. They’ve been crucial strategies for me to get some affordable alone time away from hostels to break up an eight-month trip. And they’re strategies that anyone can employ to keep costs down and travel more.

This, 88% Off

What are the three tricks I’ve used to spend so little on hotels in Europe?

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Huge Discounts on Fairmont Properties on Maui and the Big Island or in Scottsdale

Today is the last day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s offer is good for the right person.

Today’s deal is a three-night stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for $607.50 or a six-night stay at either of two Fairmonts in Hawaii for $1,620.

How can you get the deal?

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Hyatt Points for One Cent Each Today Only! Load Up!

Update at 1:02 PM ET: I had two computers and a smartphone ready on three different-sized packages (69k, 36k, and 24k), but all got the “on hold for other customers” message within seconds of 1 PM. This is the first deal I failed to get in on. Congrats to those with faster fingers.

Today is the penultimate day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. And it’s the last one that I’m going to take part in personally.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s offer is fantastic.

Today’s deal is discounted Hyatt Gold Passport points in 24k, 30k, 36k, and 69k packages for under one cent per point.

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Last Chance at Discounted Vegas Packages During Daily Getaways–Incredible Deals Today Only at MGM Properties

Today is the third day of the last week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s is a great shot–and the last shot during the 2013 Daily Getaways–at some great Vegas packages.

Today’s deal is discounted Vegas packages from MGM Resorts. There is a budget option for $126 and luxury options for as much as $1,485.

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Hilton Points for Half a Cent Each Today Only…No Thanks

Update at 10:30 PM ET: These packages are all still for sale. None sold out.

Today is the second day of the last week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted Hilton HHonors points in 100k, 150k, and 250k packages.

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Deeply Discounted Hertz Points Today Only Could Mean Huge Future Savings on Car Rentals

Today is the first day of the last week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points in 5k, 9k, and 15k packages.

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Hugely Discounted Caesars Stays in Las Vegas, San Diego, and New Orleans Today Only

Today is the last day of the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted hotel packages from Caesars Entertainment at properties in Las Vegas, San Diego, and New Orleans.

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Today Only: $540 for a Five Night Stay at Select Diamond Resorts Worldwide

Today is the fourth day of the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s deal has potential for the right person.

Today’s deal is to buy a five-night stay at your choice of 67 Diamond Resorts International properties worldwide for $540.

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Slightly Discounted Hotel Rooms in a Few Cities for Today’s Daily Getaway

Update at 1:54 PM ET: None of the packages have sold out. I doubt any will.

Today is the third day of the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s deal is a dud.

Today’s deal is to buy discounted (?) two-night hotel packages in Boston, Miami, Washington DC, San Antonio, and Dallas.

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Wyndham Points for 0.54 Cents Each Means Airline Miles for 1.35 Cents Each

Update at 2:27 PM ET: I had two computers ready and bought a 60k and 75k package right at 1 PM ET. Right now all the packages except the 32k package are sold out, and that one is already in someone’s cart.

Today is the second day of the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s deal is solid, but not spectacular.

Today’s deal is to buy Wyndham Rewards points in quantities of 14k, 32k, 40k, 60k, and 75k points for a discount. These points can be used for hotel stays or converted to most major mileage currencies at a 2.5:1 ratio

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IHG Rewards Club Points for 0.57 Cents = $29 Hotel Rooms

Yes, this is a repost of Friday, since the Daily Getaways deal today is the same. I bought 50,000 points on Friday, but the packages sold slowly.

Today is the first day of the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s deal is solid, but not spectacular.

Today’s deal is to buy IHG Rewards Club points in quantities of 15k, 25k, 50k, and 100k points for a discount.

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IHG Club Points on Sale Today Only for 0.57 Cents Means $29 Hotel Rooms

Today is the last day of the third week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s deal is solid, but not spectacular.

Today’s deal is to buy IHG Rewards Club points in quantities of 15k, 25k, 50k, and 100k points for a discount.

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Up to 35% Off All Southwest Flights Today Only with Three Simple Steps

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Update: I got 2 x 36k in the first few seconds. I’m refreshing to try to get 40k, 32k, and 20k packages, which are all in others’ carts.

Get huge discounts on all Southwest flights, up to 35% off, with three simple steps today only by taking advantage of a Daily Getaway sale and a favorable points conversion rate.

Today is the fourth day of the third week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds. Today’s deal is incredible if you know what to do.

Today’s deal is to buy Choice Privileges points in quantities of 20k, 32k, 36k, and 40k points for big discounts. These points can be converted to Southwest Rapid Rewards at a favorable rate.

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10k Best Western Points for $60.50 Today Only. Is It a Good Deal?

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Today is the fourth day of the third week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is for 10,000 Best Western points for $60.50

How can you get in on the deal?

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