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Monday begins the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages from the US Travel Association called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will often sell out in a few minutes. Every weekend I’ll preview the deals for the next week, and the morning of interesting deals, I’ll have a full write up.

Here’s that overview of the fourth week of deals that start Monday. I see value on a few days, but I don’t plan to purchase anything.

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Monday April 13: Discounted Universal Orlando Packages

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I’m not going to use any of my finite brain power to analyze these deals. If Universal Orlando appeals to you generally, click the deals, read the terms and conditions, and pull the trigger.

Tuesday April 14: The Second Batch of Caesars Stays in Las Vegas

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These are inexpensive deals that range from $299 to $590. Two years ago I bought the Harrah’s package for $299. I got value from it because I would otherwise have purchased the included Buffet of Buffets passes at retail, meaning I got roundtrip limo transportation from the airport and my room for $199–not bad!

Wednesday April 15: Discounted Hertz Weekend and Weekly Rentals

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While the headline says you are buying a certain class of car for a certain time period, you are actually buying Hertz points that you can then redeem as you wish.

I know almost nothing about the Hertz loyalty program, so I can’t say what the best use of the points are once you purchase them. You can purchase all three available packages to amass quite a stash of points that you could then use for a lot of rental days.

Thursday April 16: Busch Gardens for $45, Seaworld for $49

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Friday April 17: 20% off Marriott Gift Cards

If you make a lot of Marriott stays, these are a no-brainer. If you use my cobbled together lodging strategy of airbnb, hotel points, hostels, and couchsurfing, there’s no need to buy these gift cards.

Bottom Line for Week 4

The star is probably the Marriott gift cards. The Las Vegas packages and Hertz points definitely can be very valuable for the right taste.

The discounted tickets to Busch Gardens, Seaworld, and Universal Orlando might be just what you’re looking for too.

Overall the week is a dud with no home run Daily Getaways that are a great deal for almost everyone.


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