With Daily Getaways you can purchase discounted travel packages, but you have to be really quick. At 1pm EDT every weekday from May 19 until June 20th there will be another offering.
The best ones will sell out in seconds, so you need to be waiting on the page at 12:59pm and refreshing the page.
If you use an AMEX you will automatically get 10% off the listed price.
Sample offers (Prices assume you’ll pay with AMEX for the discount):
-On May 23rd you’ll be able to buy Hilton points for .495 cents each. If you use them at the new Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem you need 80,000 points per night or 68,000 points per night on a 5 night stay thanks to 5th night free.
That’s like paying $396 per night or $336.60 per night on a 5 night stay. Checking a random date, June 23rd, shows the lowest paid rate of $620+tax=$731.60.
-On May 26th you’ll be able to buy IHG points for about .567 cents each. If you use them for 5K PointBreaks nights that would be $28.35 per night. Or if you use them for an overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora that would be 50K points or $283.50. Checking a random date, January 18th, shows the lowest paid rate of $849 with tax.
-On May 30th you’ll be able tickets to any Sea World for just $44.10
-On June 4th you’ll be able to buy Hyatt points on the cheap if you aren’t an Orthodox Jew. With most packages you get to buy points for under a cent each, which is a real bargain for valuable Hyatt points. Otherwise, enjoy your Shavuos holiday and don’t worry about missing out on this one as there are ridiculously few packages for sale anyway and this is always the hardest daily getaway to grab.
-On June 5th there will be a repeat of the IHG sale from May 26th. Same holiday conflict though for Orthodox Jews.
-On June 9th you can buy Marriott gift cards with a 19% effective discount (A $1,000 gift card will be $810 with AMEX).
-On June 12th you can buy Avis daily rental certificates for $29.70. They aren’t valid in NYC metro and they come with undisclosed blackout dates. They can be a great deal though, especially for rentals in Canada. They expire 07/15/15.
On that same day you’ll also be able to buy Avis Chairman’s status for $1,003.50. The status will be good through 07/31/15. Chairman’s status gets you upgrades from midsize to luxury cars, free car delivery and pickup, a chauffeur to drive you back to the terminal, market rates for gas, and guaranteed cars even if the location is sold out.
-On June 20th you can buy 6 nights at the Fairmont Orchid Big Island, or in a suite at the Fairmont Kaa Lani Maui (reviewed here) for $1,782 ($297 per night). Breakfast and tax is included.
Will you try for one of the packages this year? Or is it too much work and effort for too little reward? Should I post any reminders for any of these on the day of the sale? Hit the comments!