Daily Getaways Travel Discounts Announced (Weeks 1 and 2)

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As expected, the Daily Getaways by American Express site was updated today with the first two weeks of the offers posted. For those of you who are new to the points/miles and travel discount world, starting April 9th, Daily Getaways will offer various travel getaway deals for a heavily discounted price for 5 consecutive weeks. A different offer will be available each weekday and they typically sell out quick (some within seconds)! The daily offers can include anything travel related, for example: discounted points/miles for purchase, activities in various cities, hotels, car rentals, etc.

Since one of the sponsors is American Express, as a way to get deal seekers to use their credit cards, you will get an additional 10% off when using an Amex card (this includes co-branded cards). Last year, many reported being able to use Amex gift cards as well. All sales begin at 1pm EST each day, however, this year some offers are including pre-sale events an hour early. This can be obtained by grabbing a code that will be posted on the companies specific Facebook code.

At a first glance, there really isn’t anything that I am too interested it, but some of you might find some travel deals that benefit you! Last year I was able to grab some Radisson Hotel stays and Wyndham points. Here they are:

Week 1:

  • Monday April 9: Priority Club Points
    • 10,000 Priority Club® Points for $67 (650 available/130 available during pre-sale)
    • 25,000 Priority Club® points for $167 (120 available/25 available during pre-sale)
    • 25,000 Priority Club® points for $167 (420 available/120 available during pre-sale)
    • 40,000 Priority Club® points for $267 (300 available/75 available during pre-sale)
  • Tuesday April 10: Avis
    • 1-Day Car Rental for Just $33 (520 available/100 available during pre-sale)
    • 1 Avis® Chairman’s Club Membership: $1,115 (12 available)
  • Wednesday April 11: Las Vegas Hotels
    • $345: 2-Night Getaway at New York-New York (20 available)
    • A Suite & a Show at Bellagio for $1,375 – 2 nights + show tickets (6 available)
    • An Ultimate Getaway: The Mirage for $1,510 – 4 nights + dinner + show tickets (6 available)
    • Stay and Play at Circus Circus for $140 – 3 nights (20 available)
    • Stay, Play and Relax at ARIA for $1,625 – 3 nights + dinner + massage + show tickets (6 available)
  • Thursday April 12: City Pass Attractions
    • Visit 5 of Atlanta’s Top Attractions for $69 (100 available)
    • Visit 5 of Chicago’s Top Attractions for $84 (115 available)
    • Visit 5 of San Francisco’s Top Attractions for $69 (130 available)
    • Visit 6 of Seattle’s Top Attractions for $69 (100 available)
    • Visit 6 Top New York Attractions for $89 (200 available)
  • Friday April 13: Theme Park Tickets
    • Visit Any Busch Gardens Park for Only $45 (1,156 available)
    • Visit Any SeaWorld Park for Only $45 (1,156 available)

Week 2:

  • Monday April 16: Diamond Resorts
    • 5 Night Stay at a Diamond Property Worldwide for $600 (150 available/30 available during pre-sale)
  • Tuesday April 17: Alamo Car Rental
    • $25 for a $50 certificate toward a car rental (2,000 available/500 available during pre-sale)
  • Wednesday April 18: Marriott TravelCard®
    • $50 gift card for $44 (150 available)
    • $100 gift card for $89 (290 available)
    • $250 gift card for $222 (452 available)
    • $500 gift card for $445 (201 available)
    • $1,000 gift card for just $890 (50 available)
  • Thursday April 19: Ceasars Palace / Harrah’s Hotels
    • 2 nights at Harrah’s Las Vegas for $264 (15 available)
    • 2 nights at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City for $1,000 (5 available)
    • 2 nights at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for $481 (20 available)
    • 2 nights at Harrah’s Tunica for $350 (2 available)
    • 2 nights at Harrah’s St. Louis for $400 (2 available)
  • Friday April 20: Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • 1 night weekend stay at Omni Berkshire in NY for $275 (10 available)
    • 2 night weekend stay at Select Omni Hotels for $385 (33 available)
    • 2 night weekend stay at Select Omni Hotels for $280 (49 available)
    • 2 night weekend stay at Select Omni Hotels for $190 (36 available)

I will post a more detailed explanation and analysis of each deal the day prior to it being available, including whether or not I’d recommend jumping on one of these deals. Once week 3, 4, and 5 deals are available, I’ll be sure to post those as well.

Pingbacks

  1. […] While week 3 of the Daily Getaways travel discount promotion was available last week, week 4 has just been announced. While I haven’t been particularly fond of any of the week 1 and 2 promotions, there are some in week 3 and 4 I am eying big time! Also, if you have no idea what I am talking about it regards to this Daily Getaways nonsense, make sure to read my prior post from last week here. […]

Comments

    • @Peter – thanks! Being up at 6am in Spain definitely helped getting to this promotion at midnight back in the states.

    • @vivek – at a quick glance you are probably correct. By no means are all these deals amazing. While they are better than rack rate, no one pays that anyways.

  1. I thought I’d check out the City Passes… turns out the daily deals prices are exactly the same as the prices currently listed on http://www.citypass.com/. The 10% Amex discount helps, but otherwise this doesn’t seem like much of an ‘amazing getaway at deeply discounted prices’. Perhaps I’m missing something??

  2. @bitachu- you are saying buying 65k points secures Plat status? I could not find that info at PC’s web or on the deal above. Where can I confirm that? thanks

    • @Jim – Not 100% sure, but I received curtsey points from a Crowne Plaza resort last year and they counted towards my status! I was able to obtain gold after that one stay!

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