Today Only: Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

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Today only at 1:00 pm EST, you can buy discounted CityPASS ticket packages from Daily Getaways, and use them for attractions in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, or Atlanta.

Depending on your chosen city and traveling companions, this deal will save you a modest amount of money.  And for some folks, this will be a BAD deal!

From May 19, 2014 to June 20, 2014, a new travel deal will be available every weekday at 1:00 pm EST.  But you have to be quick to get in on the deals, because they usually sell out very fast!

Today Only:  Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

Save Money on Hotels, Rental Cars, and More With Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways is a promotion sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express.  You can buy discounted hotel and car rental points, and get cheap tickets to theme parks and other events.

And you’ll save an additional 10% if you use your American Express card.

Deal for May 28, 2014 – CityPASS Ticket Packages

Link:   Daily Getaways Calendar

Link:   Visit 4 of San Francisco’s Top Attractions for $86 (~$77 With AMEX Card)

Link:   Visit 5 of Atlanta’s Top Attractions for $74 (~$67 With AMEX Card)

Link:   Visit 5 of Chicago’s Top Attractions for $94 (~$85 With AMEX Card)

Link:   Visit 5 of Seattle’s Top Attractions for $64 (~$58 With AMEX Card)

Link:   Visit 6 of New York’s Top Attractions for $109 (~$98 With AMEX Card)

Deal or No Deal?

Today’s deals are for CityPASS discount ticket packages.  These are booklets with tickets to attractions in major North American tourist destinations.

This is NOT a good deal if you’re buying tickets for children ages 3 to 12.  You’ll always pay much less for kids if you buy directly through the CityPASS website.

And you will only save money on this deal if you use your American Express card to save 10%.  Otherwise, the prices are the same as on the CityPASS website!

The deal goes live today at 1:00 pm EST, so you’ll need to have the site loaded on your browser and ready to click on the deal just prior to that time.  There are only a few hundred deals available, so they’ll probably sell out quickly.

Once activated, CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for 9 consecutive days, so you wouldn’t be able to use some of the tickets on 1 trip and save the rest for another visit.

1.   Visit 4 of San Francisco’s Top Attractions for $86

You can buy a CityPASS to visit 4 of San Francisco’s Top Attractions for $86 (~$77 if you use your American Express card).

This package includes:

Today Only:  Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

Wanna Go for a Ride on a San Francisco Cable Car?

I checked the CityPASS website to compare this deal to the regular price.  CityPASS sells their packages directly for $86, the same price as this deal!  You would save ~$11 with Daily Getaways only if you used your American Express card ($86 regular price – $77 American Express price).

That said, the retail price of these attractions (purchased separately) is ~$160, so you’d save money – but only if you had time to visit all the attractions.

2.   Visit 5 of Atlanta’s Top Attractions for $74

You can buy a CityPASS to visit of Atlanta’s Top Attractions for $74 (~$67 if you use your American Express card).

This package includes:

Today Only:  Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

You Could Make New Friends and Sample Over 100 Different Coke Products at World of Coca-Cola

I checked the CityPASS website to compare this deal to the regular price.  CityPASS sells their packages directly for $74, the same price as this deal!  You would save ~$7 with Daily Getaways only if you used your American Express card ($74 regular price – $67 American Express price).

The price of these attractions (purchased separately) is ~$137, so if had time to visit every attraction you’d save money.

3.   Visit 5 of Chicago’s Top Attractions for $94

You can buy a CityPASS to visit 5 of Chicago’s Top Attractions for $94 (~$85 if you use your American Express card).

This package includes:

Emily and I really enjoy Chicago.  We especially love the Chicago Art Institute.  I’d highly recommend the architecture boat tours that take you around downtown Chicago in a boat along the Chicago River.

Today Only:  Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

Take in a Birds-Eye View of the City at 360 Chicago

I checked the CityPASS website to compare this deal to the regular price.  CityPASS sells their packages directly for $94, the same price as this deal!  You would save ~$9 with Daily Getaways only if you used your American Express card ($94 regular price – $85 American Express price).

Again, you’d pay ~$188 if you bought tickets to all the attractions separately.  So you’d save money if you were able to visit all the attractions in 9 days.

4.   Visit 5 of Seattle’s Top Attractions for $64

You can buy a CityPASS to visit 5 of Seattle’s Top Attractions for $64 (~$58 if you use your American Express card).

This package includes:

I haven’t visited the Museum of Flight in Seattle, but I have a pilot friend who thought it was amazing.

Today Only:  Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

You Could Visit the Prototype Boeing 737 or Climb Aboard a British Airways Concorde at the Museum of Flight

I checked the CityPASS website to compare this deal to the regular price.  CityPASS sells their packages directly for $64, the same price as this deal!  You would save ~$6 with Daily Getaways only if you used your American Express card ($94 regular price – $85 American Express price).

You’d spend ~$119 if you bought tickets to all these attractions separately.  But again, you’ll only save if you manage to get to all the attractions.

5.   Visit 6 of New York’s Top Attractions for $109

You can buy a CityPASS to visit 6 of New York’s Top Attractions for $109 (~$98 if you use your American Express card).

This package includes:

Emily had a lot of fun shopping on our last trip to New York.   Besides the terrific restaurants, Emily and I both had a great time watching a Broadway show.

Today Only:  Discounted CityPASS Ticket Packages

Pay a Visit to Lady Liberty in New York City With a CityPASS

I checked the CityPASS website to compare this deal to the regular price.  CityPASS sells their packages directly for $109, the same price as this deal!  You would save ~$11 with Daily Getaways only if you used your American Express card ($109 regular price – $98 American Express price).

It costs ~$185 to buy tickets for all these attractions separately.  But only buy a CityPASS if you’re confident you can get to all 6 of these attractions, otherwise it might not be worth it.

Bottom Line

With today’s Daily Getaways, you can buy CityPASS discounted ticket booklets for tourist attractions in San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, and New York.

But the price of the deals is the same as the regular price on the CityPASS website!  You’ll only save off the regular price if you use your American Express card (10% discount).  So this is really not much of a deal at all.

And you’ll actually pay much more with this deal if you’re traveling as a family.  Children’s tickets are much cheaper purchased directly through the CityPASS website.

That said, CityPASS discount ticket booklets can be a good deal in general, if you have time to see all the attractions.  The booklets are only good for 9 days after you 1st use them.

Remember, the deal goes live at 1:00 pm EST today.  I will NOT be rushing to get this one!

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