Daily Getaways is right around the corner, and the first two weeks of deals have been revealed for preview.
For those not familiar with Daily Getaways, over the last six years the U.S. Travel Association has offered some great travel deals and packages on a first-come first-served basis. Past offers have included discounted loyalty points, savings on SeaWorld passes, savings on hotel nights in Vegas, car rentals, and so on.
Some of the offers are only mildly interesting, but some are great for those planning travels in the summertime as well as savvy travelers looking to maximize their options.
The fun this year starts this coming Monday April 4, 2016 when different travel deals go live each weekday until May 6, 2016.
Here is the preview look at the calendar of deals for the first week (April 4-8) –
Monday April 4th –
Choice Privilege points in the increments of:
20,000 for $90 (220 packages available)
32,000 for $132 (655 packages available)
36,000 for $155 (785 packages available)
40,000 for $160 (380 packages available)
Tuesday April 5 –
1 single-day admission ticket to either Busch Gardens, Florida or Busch Gardens, Virginia (your choice) for $45. (1,091 packages available)
1 single-day admission ticket to either SeaWorld Orlando, Seaworld San Diego, or SeaWorld San Antonio (your choice) for $50 (2,192 packages available)
Wednesday April 6 –
IHG Rewards Club points in the increments of:
15,000 for $90 (1,000 packages available)
25,000 for $150 (1,000 packages available)
50,000 for $293 (1,500 packages available)
100,000 for $565 (3,850 packages available)
Thursday April 7 –
Best Western Rewards points in the increments of:
10,000 for $55 (835 packages available)
Friday April 8 –
MGM Las Vegas hotel packages at:
Mandalay Bay for $1,700 (8 packages available)
New York New York (8 packages available)
The Mirage for $1,750 (10 packages available)
Excalibur for $475 (7 packages available)
Aria for $1,700 (10 packages available)
Here is the preview of thesecond week’s calendar of deals (April 11-15) –
Monday April 11 –
Wyndham Rewards points in the the increments of:
15,000 for $150 (1,333 packages available)
Tuesday April 12 –
Universal Orlando packages –
Four 3-Day admission tickets to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for $850 (34 packages available)
Universal Orlando resort private VIP experience for $3,500 (1 package available)
Universal Orlando resort vacation package for $2,397 (10 packages available)
Wednesday April 13 –
$1,000 Expedia+ hotel coupon and +gold status for $650 (50 packages available)
Thursday April 14 –
Omni Hotels & Resorts stay certificates in the quantity of:
1 night at an Exclusive Omni Hotel for $235 (15 packages available)
2 nights at a Premier Omni Hotel for $335 (38 packages available)
2 weekend nights at a Select Omni Hotel for $245 (41 packages available)
2 weekend nights at an Omni Hotel for $160 (30 packages available)
Friday April 15 –
Caesars hotel packages for:
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas package for $500 (10 packages available)
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City package for $650 (5 packages available)
Caesars Palace Las Vegas package for $1,400 (10 packages available)
Nobu Hotel Las Vegas package for $590 (5 packages available)
Paris Las Vegas package for $350 (5 packages available)
Rio Secco Golf Club package for $520 (5 packages available)
Some of the packages in years past have sold out almost immediately. I’ll go over each day’s deals before they go live, to give you a better analysis before purchasing.
If you have your eye on one of the deals it is wise to be ready to purchase right at 1pm EST on the date it goes on sale. Last year Hyatt Gold Passport points were on offer for 1 cent each, which is a great deal. I was online and ready to go right when they went on sale, but alas I must have been too slow and all the packages sold out. Maybe this year I’ll do better!
Do any of the deals in the first two weeks appeal to you?