Published on April 11th, 2017 | by William Charles19
Daily Getaway Deals: Schedule & Best Deals (Ongoing Until May 12th)
Daily Getaways by the US Travel Association is back this year, every day from April 10th until May 12th they are offering a travel deal. The deals go live at 1PM EDT, they are limited in number and whoever is first gets the deal. The more popular deals are basically impossible to get and the less popular deals don’t sell out at all.
Everybody values deals and points differently, so I’d recommend reading through the schedule to see if there is anything you might be interested in. Here are the deals I think are interesting:
Hyatt May 10th
These are advertised as free nights, but it’s actually a deposit of points. For example:
- 2 Nights in a Hyatt Premium Hotel for $260 = 24,000 points
- 2 Nights in a Hyatt Top Hotel for $415 = 40,000 points
- 3 Nights in a Hyatt Suite for $775 = 72,000 points
- 2 Nights in an Elite Hyatt Hotel for $330 = 30,000 points
You’re paying a bit more than 1¢ per point, you’re better off transferring Chase UR points to Hyatt (if you’d normally redeem those for 1¢ each in cash). These always sell out quickly.
Orbitz May 5th
35% discount on Orbitz. Keep in mind the promo code can only be used for hotels and must be redeemed by December 31st, 2018. Also isn’t clear if it must be used in a single booking, but my guess is yes. Personally I prefer stacking discounts with Hotels.com. Update: It’s one time use only, so no good for me.
Marriott May 4th
20% discount on Marriott eGiftcards.
I’d buy the Hyatt deal, but I know it will sell out in seconds so I’m not even going to bother. If Orbitz was more transparent and could be used over multiple bookings, I’d probably grab that deal as well but I just know it’s going to be a pain to actually use and won’t really save me that much money. Overall I find these deals average to terrible, but I’m eager to know what you think in the comments below.