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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.

How can you get in on 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.

Today’s deal is on two-night hotel stays in Boston, Washington DC, Miami, San Antonio, and Dallas from Tourico Holidays.

There are between 1,00 and 1,800 of each package available, so I don’t see any of them selling out. The maximum quantity of each package is five, and they are good for stays in the second half of the year.

The prices vary between $449.10 for two nights at The Colonnade in Boston to $179.10 for two nights at a Hilton in Dallas. None of the deals look like much of a discount.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like to figure out the official time. This year’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 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 deal.

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Full Terms and Conditions for the Boston package:

  • This offer can be redeemed for a two (2)-night stay.
  • Booking must be made 10 days in advance of stay.
  • Package applies to room and room tax only for two (2) consecutive nights. Guest is responsible for all other charges, incidentals, and gratuity.
  • Package is only valid for a standard room (single or double occupancy) only at the above location(s).
  • Booking subject to availability. Blackout dates apply for: 8/21-22, 10/19, 10/22, 11/3-5, 12/31
  • Additional nights will be available at the prevailing rate.
  • More than one package may be purchased and used to combine into a larger stay. When combining, both room nights in each package must be used.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts or special offers.
  • Package is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash.
  • Package expires December 31, 2013.
  • Order changes and modifications are handled exclusively through the customer service number provided in the confirmation email.
  • All initial bookings are handled exclusively through the website.
  • Customer is not guaranteed to receive the exact room or amenities depicted in images.
  • Expiration Dates – The Promotional Value of the Verification Code (Voucher) will always expire on the date printed in the Voucher Email. If the Merchant is in a state where it is permissible for the Paid Value to expire, the Paid Value of the Voucher will expire five (5) years from the date that the Voucher was issued. In some states, the law may require the Merchant to honor the Paid Value of the Voucher beyond five years, in which case the Paid Value of the Voucher will expire in accordance with the applicable law.
  • Paid Value means the amount paid by the consumer to purchase the Voucher. Promotional Value means the amount of the discount provided to the consumer off of the Face Value. Face Values means the Paid Value plus the Promotional Value.
  • All sales are final.