Discounted Points and Travel Deals With the Daily Getaways

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Daily Getaways is sponsored by American Express along with the US Travel Association.  You can buy discounted hotel points and travel packages within the United States.  And in addition to the low prices, you get a 10% extra discount for using an American Express card.

The Daily Getaways website will have a new deal every week day at 1:00 pm Eastern Time staring from  June 10, 2013 – tomorrow! – up to July 12, 2013.

You have to be quick to get in on these deals because they sell out within minutes.

Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways

The first two weeks of deals from June 10 to June 14, 2013 and from June 17 to June 21, 2013 are live on the Daily Getaways website.

FIRST WEEK

For the first week, the only good deals look like the Marriott hotel gift cards which you can get for a 10% discount or 20% if you pay with an American Express card, and the Harrah’s Las Vegas offers.

Though you could save a few dollars with the CityPass and SeaWorld or Busch Garden passes.

Daily Getways 2013

Daily Getaways Week of June 10 Through June 14, 2013

The Marriott gift cards are a good deal:

  • $100 Gift Card for $89 ($80.10 with an American Express card)
  • $500 Gift Card for $445 ($400.50 with an American Express card)
  • $1,000 Gift Card for $890 ($801 with an American Express card)

And while it may not sound like a good deal, the Harrah’s Las Vegas option is a good deal when you consider everything that is included (though it isn’t a good deal if you wouldn’t otherwise buy everything that is included in the deal.)

Through their offer, a 2-night stay is only $330, or $297 with an American Express card.

Daily Getaways Harrah's Las Vegas VIP Offer

Harrah’s Las Vegas VIP Offer

Harrah’s Las Vegas is located on the strip and includes limousine transfers, Buffet of Buffets passes for free meals, and internet access.

SECOND WEEK

Here’s the list of offers for the second week.

Daily Getaways Week of June 17 through 21, 2013

Daily Getaways Week of June 17 Through June 21, 2013

 The only good deal in the second week are 2 nights at an Omni hotel for $180 and the ability to purchase Club Carlson points at a discount.

Omni is offering two nights for $180 ($162 with an American Express) at any of the following hotels:

The Omni Austin Hotel at South park
The Omni Majestic Hotel
The Omni Charlotte Hotel
The Omni Charlottesville Hotel
The Omni Houston Hotel at Westside
The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
The Omni Severin Hotel
The Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
The Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
The Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade

While the offer is only for two consecutive nights in a standard room, this is a very good deal if you will be traveling to one of these cities.

Daily Getaways Omni Hotels

2 Nights at Omni Hotels for $180

Finally, Club Carlson is selling their hotel points for ~0.4 cents per point (instead of the regular rate of ~0.7 cents per point), via these two offers:

  • 50,000 points for $194 ($174.60 with an American Express)
  • 100,000 points for $385 ($346.50 with an American Express)

The Club Carlson brand includes Country Inns and Suites, Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson,  and Park Plaza hotels,  and their hotel award chart runs from 9,000 to 50,000 points per night.

You also get 1 extra night for free if you have the Club Carlson credit card and redeem points for a hotel stay of 2 or more consecutive nights.

BOTTOM LINE:

Some of the Daily Getaways over the next two weeks are good deals, but you’ve got to act quick because they get sold out within a few minutes!  And don’t forget to use an American Express card for an extra 10% off.

Also make sure to do the math to see if taking part in the Daily Getaway makes sense for you.  Just because something is discounted doesn’t mean that it is worth buying!

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13 responses to “Discounted Points and Travel Deals With the Daily Getaways

  1. I am not one for buying points, however that Club Carlson offer on the 19th is tempting when paired with the credit card, too bad I will be on a flight when it goes live, perhaps good to have some restraint imposed from outside.

  2. I’m not finding the first couple of weeks to be very exciting. Hopefully, something better comes along for the later weeks.

  3. 1st couple weeks not exciting? There is free money out there on day 1. It might be the best offer avail the whole time. Its just going to depend how many you can get in those 1st few minutes to assess whether you can make enough money on the 1st day.

  4. With the new Hyatt-MGM relationship coming at the end of June, the second week’s offering of the MGM property discounts seem to present a fair deal if you already have plans to be in Vegas. The NY NY property deal includes 2 nights in suite, dinner for 2 at Gallager’s and 2 Cirque tickets. Great new way to earn Hyatt points.

    • @Rapid Travel Chai – No wi-fi on the flight?

      @Scott @MileageUpdate – I may buy the Club Carlson points, but won’t be staying in Marriott hotels so I can’t use the gift cards and I don’t want to sell them either.

      @Shannon M. – It isn’t clear if the Daily Getaway package will earn Hyatt points (it doesn’t look like it will), but could be worth it for folks who may have a Vegas trip in mind.

  5. I did some math in my case and found it quite interesting to purchase 100K Club Carlson’s points. Considering the fact that my US Bank’s plastic gives me only 3 points per dollar, I would have to spend $33,333 which would be some 66 VRs. Each of them costing me $3.95 and I get a total of $260.7, not to mention a bottle of water or soda that sometimes I have to purchase in order to distinguish expenses’ amount per transaction.
    An $86.8 difference would certainly make it up for gasoline and time spent to run back and forth. Unfortunately, my credit card lets me get 6-9 VRs per week. 3 bought at the time and then wait until BlueBirds pays is back.
    So even if the final numbers/costs are the same I am still saving time, i.e. 1 day vs. 10 weeks. And I’ll definitely need a lot of points for Brasil 2014. By the way, which hotels whose CCs we use may be found in Rio de Janeiro? There’s neither Hitlon nor Club Carlson. Only in Sao Paolo.

  6. The Club Carlson deal for 50k (or 100k) points using a Amex card is enticing considering you can potentially redeem them for close to $1,000 value in hotel stays if you have the Club Carlson Visa.

  7. Sell out within minutes? Try within seconds! I was spamming the refresh button for the Marriott deal but as soon as it loaded at 1pm sharp, all 3 offers were already sold out. Lame.

  8. I noticed that Corpus Christi was on the Omni list. Here is a city review for those interested. http://first2board.com/giddyforpoints/us-city-in-review-corpus-christi-tx/

  9. Hello Dairus! I was wondering if purchasing the Daily Getaway deals with a Bluebird card would qualify you for an American Express 10% off since that card is an Amex. Or does it have to be a credit card? Thanks for your help!

  10. Why don’t you think the Alamo and Avis deals are good? Is there a better alternative for car rentals i.e. Priceline?

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