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Daily Getaways is a series of daily discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association that starts Monday and runs for five weeks. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale, and the best deals sell out in just a few minutes.

In 2013, Scott blogged every deal. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Scott blogged the good ones:

The best deals tend to be the selling of hotel points at super low prices or the purchasing of underpriced certificates for hotel stays and car rentals.

I’ll blog the best deals this year. My plan is to give a quick overview of each week’s deals so you can get an idea which days you’ll want to be ready to pounce with some anticipation. Then, on the day of the good deals, by 9 AM ET so my email subscribers get the post too, I’ll write a full post on why a certain deal is good and how to maximize whatever you’re buying that day.

Here’s the overview of the first week (of deals that started yesterday). For the remainder of the first week, I see value on all four days, but the best deal for the most people will probably be Friday as the certificate, good for 15k Wyndham points, can be used at any Wyndham property (and a few of the top end Wyndhams are around $300 a night).

I wouldn’t consider the IHG points sale a good value, as we value IHG points at .5 cents each and the best sale price on Wednesday is 5.7 cents each (130,000 points for $749 or 8,500 points for $49). Only if you have an immediate high value redemption in mind should you buy on Wednesday, and remember, you can alwats buy IHG points in 15,000 point increments for 0.6 cents.

The other days offers’ could be valuable if you plan on visiting those specific destinations before the certificate’s expiration.

The Wyndham deal can be especially amazing because in May 2015 Wyndham made all of its hotels cost 15,000 points per night down to the last room available. That means you can stay at the fanciest Wyndhams worldwide for $175 per night for a one or two night stay.

The Viva Wyndham Fortuna All-Inclusive Resort in the Bahamas
The Viva Wyndham Fortuna All-Inclusive Resort in the Bahamas

Look out for individual posts on specific deals in the coming weeks, as well as a recap of the week to come towards the end of each week.

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