The 3rd week of Daily Getaways is coming up on April 6, 2015, and you could save money on Avis car rentals, Hyatt points, Omni and Loews hotels, and MGM Resorts Las Vegas stays!
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.
Treat Yourself to a Getaway for Less at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia
Let’s see which deals are worth waiting for in week three!
Million Mile Secrets reader John commented:
How do you find out if a hotel is worth staying at with points? And how do you find such great deals? What time of the year are the rates more expensive? It seems like every hotel is different. I am interested in only Hyatt hotels and Starwood hotels.
Do You Know When Should You Use Points to Stay at Hotels Like the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa?
John can get Big Travel with Small Money by using points to stay at pricey hotels. Most hotels use a fixed award chart so John pays the same amount of points all year.
But other hotels like Starwood use a variable chart. So John will pay a different rate depending on when he books.
John can quickly find award nights at Hyatt and Starwood hotels by using sites like Hotel Hustle and AwardMapper.
And I’ll explain when John might want to save his points and pay with his credit card instead!
Million Mile Secrets reader Jasmin emailed:
I’ve had several situations with Hyatt where the hotel had lots of paid rooms available but no award rooms. How can I get an award night?
Do You Know How to Get an Award Night When a Hyatt Hotel Like the Park Hyatt New York Shows No Award Nights Are Available?
Here’s how Jasmin can book a room using Hyatt points even when the website shows NO award nights are available!
I’ve written about StayFaster, which can help you easily compare hotel rates while still allowing you to earn hotel points and receive elite status benefits like room upgrades and free breakfast.
But they also have a mobile app called, StayAtHand. It has more search options than their regular StayFaster website, such as automatically finding last-minute hotel deals based on your location.
The StayAtHand App Has All the Benefits of the StayFaster Site With Even More Search Capability! And It’s Free!
So how can you use StayAtHand to save on hotels in the US?
Save 10% on Your Next Hotel Stay With StayAtHand
Via Cardwatcher, there’s a new credit card from Citizens Bank, the Cash Back Plus card. With this card, you’ll earn up to 1.8% cash back.
There’s a New Cash Back Card in Town
Find out more about this new card and whether or not it’s a good option for you!