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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?

All Daily Getaways packages are discounted. And you get an additional 10% off each sale price by paying with an American Express, so that’s a no-brainer, and I’ll always quote prices after the American Express discount.

Prices today are:

For both deals, you can only buy one package per person. I don’t see whether one person can buy one of each.

The flexibility of the packages really stands out.

“Certificates may be combined for one use or used for separate reservations at guest’s discretion…There is no expiration date for this certificate.”

“Within 10 business days of purchase, you will receive your certificates via Fed Ex to the address provided at time of purchase. Signature will be required upon receipt of package. Instructions for how to redeem your certificate and make your reservation will be included on the certificate. ”

Today’s two packages look like fantastic deals, well below retail rates. For instance, this summer the all-suites property in Maui is charging $669 plus tax per night including the breakfast buffet for two people. Today’s package costs $270 per night, which is a substantial savings over the listed price.

Unfortunately $270 per night is still quite a bit, and having to purchase six nights up front is quite a lot. For those reasons, I’ll be sitting this deal out.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like whattimeisit.com to figure out the official time. This week’s sales have all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing for the best chance.

This is what happens if you try to purchase something where all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

I will be by my computer at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST / 7 AM HST / (2 PM in Buenos Aires) to check out how these two deals are selling. Do you plan to buy them? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a package.

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Hawaii vacation package terms and conditions:

  • Each certificate (“Ovation Rewards Certificate”) is valid at properties included in the collection noted on the front of the certificate (The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii). Specific hotel participation is subject to change without notice.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates may not be valid where restricted by law.
  • Guests must provide the Ovation Reward certificate number when booking their stay. Hotel policy further requires that guests must guarantee reservations with a credit card for incidentals.
  • Guest must present and surrender Ovation Rewards certificate at time of check-in.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold for cash or other consideration.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • Any tax liability, including disclosure, connected with receipt or use of this Ovation Rewards Certificate is the recipient’s responsibility.
  • Each Ovation Rewards Certificate is valid for 1 night in a standard room (at the Fairmont Orchid) or 1 night in a suite (at the Fairmont, Kea Lani), including applicable room taxes. Single/double occupancy.
  • Each Ovation Rewards Certificate also includes full breakfast for two in the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant (excluding alcoholic beverages), and related taxes and gratuities.
  • At the Fairmont Orchid, breakfast includes the Signature Breakfast Buffet at the Orchid Court. At the Fairmont Kea Lani, breakfast includes the buffet at the Kea Lani Restaurant or In-Room dining (max of $37.75 per person per day).
  • Ovation Rewards are redeemable based on last-room availability in the room category indicated (some exceptions may apply). Some restrictions may apply to special event dates.
  • All sales are final.
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