Posted by William Charles on April 11, 2017
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Published on April 11th, 2017 | by William Charles

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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.

Schedule

Week One

daily getaways

Week Two

daily getaways

Week Three

daily getaways

Week Four

week four

Week Five

week five

Best Deals

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.

Our Verdict

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.

 



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Jon Mezzy
Jon Mezzy

You don’t find the IHG deal worthwhile?

NinjaX
NinjaX

could make sense. it depends.

best rate is when you buy 130k for $749 @ 0.576. but you can do better during their 100% bonus points offers if you max out 120k points $690 @ 0.575 cents per IHG Rewards Club point. what does this mean? it means if ur already buying at 100% bonus then its still pretty much worth it to by during DD if you have huge pt needs in the near term. Why?

well 60k is max annual directly thru IHG but here, you can buy 3 packages and it does NOT count towards that 60k limit. so that means you can buy 4 total packages. so you can rack up huge pts if the math makes sense.

tassojunior
tassojunior

You can always buy IHG points at this price by booking a “cash+points” and cancelling immediately. The cash part is returned as points.

They often have sales on these C+P’s where the cost is about .5 cent per point. I recently did a few of these at a HI in San Diego where 20K points were $101, right at .5 cent.

CW
CW

Anyone know if this would code for travel and trigger Barclay Arrival+ credit?

NinjaX
NinjaX

yes.

Oliver
Oliver

Actually Orbitz made it clear it’s a one-time code. In the terms,

“Promo codes can only be used once. Any leftover value is void. Promo codes can only be used on reservations paid for at time of booking. Simply use the promo code at checkout.”

Oliver
Oliver

I think the Choice package could also be useful for some people. I got it last year and used in some national park locations in peak season.

Filip
Filip

Do I understand it correctly, that I can purchase e.g. 2 nights in Cambria (40.000p) and then use it for 5 nights in a 8000p Sleep Inn hotel?

howard
howard

How about the Marriott gift cards? If I get a $500 one can it be used in multiple bookings until I exhaust all the values? Also, is it true that Marriott gift card cannot be used for advance booking (and therefore you can really only use it to book under a regular rate and thus not be able to take advantage of the advance booking savings)?

tassojunior
tassojunior

For those around DC, Costco sells giftcards for the company that runs National Harbor for 20% off. On the back of the card it says they’re good at any Marriott.

UPS guy
UPS guy

Don’t forget that using your CSR will get you 3% back as these deals code as travel. As a DP from last year we bought the Busch Gardens tickets and got 2% back on our CSP.

NinjaX
NinjaX

would be super helpful if you put CPP info next to each deal with pts that MAY make sense.

for example, IHG / HH / Choice / Wyndam etc etc. even the hyatt packages are different CPP each. but like u said, impossible to get because people use robo scripts to buy everything ASAP just like show tickets and are much faster than a human.

Filip
Filip

Anyone remember how long did it take last year for Choice package to sell out?
Does it even make sense to try?

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