Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western, Choice Hotels, and Universal Studios With Next Week’s Daily Getaways

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Folks who want to save money on luxury Las Vegas stays, hotel points, and attractions could get some good deals during the 2nd week of Daily Getaways.

Daily Getaways is a promotion offered every year by the US Travel Association.  For 5 weeks, they’ll have a different daily deal with discounts on hotels like Hyatt, IHG, and Club Carlson, car rental certificates from Alamo, and attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood.

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Folks Planning a Las Vegas Trip Could Find a Hot Deal Through Daily Getaways Week Two

Let’s preview next week’s Daily Getaways and see where the best deals are!

How Does It Work?

Link:   Daily Getaways 2015

Until April 24, 2015, a new deal will be available on the Daily Getaways website each weekday at 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Take note of the start time!  There are a limited number of deals, and it’s 1st-come, 1st-serve.  In the past, some offers have sold out within a couple of minutes.

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Don’t Be a Slowpoke Booking These Deals, Because They Often Sell Out Quickly!

You can NOT buy a deal until the date and time they are offered.

Note:   Last year, they offered a 10% discount when you used your American Express card.  But the discount is NOT available this time.

Deals for Week 2:  March 30 to April 3, 2015

1.   March 30, 2015:  Discount Best Western Hotel Points

If you’re a budget traveler and enjoy Best Western hotels, you might do well by purchasing discounted Best Western hotel points.

With this deal, you can get 10,000 Best Western points for $55, or 0.55 cents each.  You can buy up to 5 sets of points (50,000 points total).

Normally, Best Western sells points for 1 cent each, so this is a 45% discount.

For example, you could buy 20,000 points for $110 (2 x $55).  And use them for a 1-night stay at the Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Pay ~$195 or 20,000 Points (Purchased for $110) for a Room at the Best Western Plus in San Juan, Puerto Rico

A paid night at this hotel costs ~$195 including tax.  So by using points purchased through Daily Getaways, you’d save ~$85.

But do the math for other Best Western hotels, because often their paid rooms are very cheap!  It might not be worth it to use points in some cases, even at a discount.

2.   March 31, 2015:  Las Vegas Hotels (The Palazzo and The Venetian)

Have you always wanted to splurge on a fancy Las Vegas hotel?  Here’s your chance to do it for less!

You could get:

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Is a 2-Night Stay in a Piazza Suite at The Palazzo a Good Deal With Daily Getaways?

I checked the prices for a 2-night stay in July at both hotels, in the same type of suite offered through the deal.  If you paid cash, it would cost:

  • ~$1,028 for a 2-night stay in a Siena Suite at The Palazzo
  • ~$588 for a 2-night stay in a Piazza Suite at The Venetian

So while you’ll save money on both hotels, the better discount is at The Palazzo!

Note:   Read the terms & conditions of each deal carefully.  There are lots of blackout dates!

3.   April 1, 2015:  Las Vegas and Atlantic City Luxury Hotel Packages

Folks looking for the high-roller experience should consider these Caesars Hotel deals.  Some of them include dinners, show tickets, champagne, and limousines!

You could get:

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Live Like Royalty in a Caesar’s Palace Suite for Less!

I checked the prices just for accommodations at each of these hotels, in the same room type.  I did NOT consider pricing for extras, like meals, show tickets, champagne, or limousines.

For the same number of nights at each hotel, you’d normally pay:

Of these, the best deals seem to be The Cromwell and Paris Las Vegas.  That’s because you’ll pay less for a Daily Getaways package (including meals and extras) than you would just for accommodations at the hotel!

Check the fine print on each deal, because there are blackout dates.

As always, do the math before you buy to see if the deal makes sense for you.

4.   April 2, 2015:  Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets

You can get four 2-day tickets to Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, for $313 through Daily Getaways.

I checked the Universal Studios Hollywood website, and standard paid adult tickets cost $109 each.  So 4 tickets cost $436.

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Try Not to Get Blown Up for Less at Universal Studios Hollywood

You’d save $123 by buying tickets through Daily Getaways.  That’s not a bad savings!

Keep in mind, there are lots of other ways to save money at Universal Studios Hollywood.

You could even use American Express Membership Rewards points for Universal Studios Hollywood tickets (if you really didn’t want to pay cash).  But that’s a very poor use of points!

You’ll get much better value by transferring AMEX points to airline and hotel partners.

5.   April 3, 2015:  Discounted Choice Hotel Points

Here’s a great deal for folks who like using Choice Hotel points for expensive European hotel stays.  Or for those who need an extra few thousand points for the Southwest Companion Pass!

You can buy Choice Hotel points for as low as 0.4 cents per point with Daily Getaways, in the following increments:

  • 20,000 Choice Hotel points for $90 (0.45 cents per point)
  • 32,000 Choice Hotel points for $132 (0.41 cents per point)
  • 36,000 Choice Hotel points for $155 (0.43 cents per point)
  • 40,000 Choice Hotel points for $160 (0.4 cents per point)

Normally, Choice sells their points for 1.1 cents each, so this is an excellent deal.

You could buy 20,000 Choice points for $90 and use them for 2 nights at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm in July.  If you paid cash, 2 nights would cost 2,680 Swedish krona, or ~$308.

You’d save ~$218, or pay the equivalent of only $45 per night!

Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western Choice Hotels And Universal Studios With Next Weeks Daily Getaways

Stay at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm at a Fraction of the Price

Folks who need extra points for the Southwest Companion Pass can transfer 6,000 Choice Hotel points into 1,800 Southwest points.  With the Southwest Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for almost free on both paid and award tickets.

At 0.4 cents per point, 6,000 Choice Hotel points cost $24 (6,000 points x 0.4 cents per point).  But remember you can only buy points in the increments mentioned previously.

This is a very inexpensive way to buy extra points that count towards the Southwest Companion Pass!

Bottom Line

The 2nd week of Daily Getaways travel deals start March 30, 2015.

You could save money on Best Western stays, Las Vegas luxury hotels and packages, Universal Studios Hollywood tickets, and Choice Hotel points.

Remember, deals often sell out fast.  Make sure you do the math before you buy, because even though you’ll usually get a bargain, sometimes it’s not worth it.  And don’t forget to set a calendar alert for the deals you want.

Next up – a preview of week 3!

Will you try to grab any of these deals?

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5 responses to “Cheap Las Vegas Deals Plus Best Western, Choice Hotels, and Universal Studios With Next Week’s Daily Getaways

  1. Is there a limit to how many choice points you can buy?

    Also is there a limit on how many you can transfer?

  2. If the cost for 1800 southwest points (through the 6000 choice points) is $24. giving the cost for southwest point to be 1.2 cents/pt. With a redemption value of 1.43c/pt, this is a good deal for getting southwest points, especially for those that will use it with a companion pass. Am I right here or am I missing something?

  3. I guess Choice Hotels points are the most interesting offers for this week.
    Max. Quantity per Purchase: 2. No more than 2 sets of points purchased through this offer are allowed per loyalty number. A maximum of 8 sets of points is allowed per loyalty number across all Choice Hotels offers.
    Considering also the fact that according to Terms and Regulations of Choice hotels (http://www.choicehotels.com/en/choice-privileges/gp/rules-regulations#buy_points) – Each account can receive no more than 50,000 purchased points per calendar year (whether you purchase the points for yourself or as a gift).
    So, you can buy a total of 256000 Choice hotel points, which equal 75575 Southwest points(ratio of 3.3 choice hotel point per 1 southwest point) with a spending of $1074 – which is pretty awesome.
    Choice Hotels points are transferred only in 6000 point and A maximum of 32 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® credits can be redeemed per day. Any redemptions totaling more than 32 credits will be rejected.According to http://www.choicehotels.com/en/choice-privileges/gp/airlinemilesrules. So, I assume on the next day you transfer rest of choice hotel points. Better check that calling call 888-770-6800 during business hours.

  4. Small add-on – could not stop researching 🙂
    As of now you can buy Southwest points with 35% bonus (till 22nd of April).So, to get these 75575 southwest point or 256000 Choice hotel points you would need to spend $1,540.00 (56,000 + 19,600 Bonus). So,there is some savings. This deal from daily getaways is pretty good for those, who want to max-out as fast as possible the Southwest Companion Pass. Once again – that is pretty much good deal for those, who fly a lot with Southwest and fly a lot with companion.
    Or actually it can be even cheaper : to get 2 cards from southwest 25000 bonus points each as of now = 50000 southwest points + to get daily getaways deals 32000×2+36000×2+40000×2, which will make 216000 choice hotels points equal 65454 southwest points and spending $894. And making a total of 50000 southwest points form credit cards plus 65454 from transfers. Couple months and Southwest Companion Pass is in your pocket. Unless I missed something…p.s. sorry for lots of letters – was caught up researching.

  5. If I purchase the Choice Suites hotel package for 2 nights for $132, do I have to use 2 nights in a row or am I getting enough of points to use when / where I chose, one night at a time?