The US Travel Association is launching their annual Daily Getaway sale today, Monday 6, 2019. The deals in the first week include IHG Rewards Club points, Wyndham Rewards points, Alamo Car Rental vouchers and discounts for casino hotel and amusement park visits. Find the calendar of available deals and my take on who can benefit from the deals below.
The US Travel Association works with travel providers each year to bring deals on hotels, rental cars, amusement parks and more in time for the summer travel season. In past years, it has been a great occasion to stock up on points or vouchers to make your next trips a little cheaper. There are different deals each week – some are so good, they sell out in minutes, other are less interesting and will be available through the end of the sales period. Here is the schedule of daily deals for the first week from today, Monday May 6 to Friday, May 10, 2019:
The most interesting deal this week for me are the IHG Rewards Club points available in packages from 10,000 to 100,000 points at a price of 0.5 US cents/point. That’s how I value IHG Rewards Club points, so you should have a good chance of getting a significant discount by purchasing the points instead of paying a cash rate:
For example, the excellent Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak for a stay during high season has a refundable cash rate of $289/night or a points rate of 30,000 points/night. By buying the IHG points during this promotion, your rate will be just $150/night – or a saving of 48%!
But not all IHG Rewards Club redemptions are this good, so I recommend to only purchase the points, if you have a high-value redemption in mind!
The other notable deal this week are Wyndham Rewards points. You can purchase 15,000 rewards points for $175. This used to be enough for one free night at any Wyndham hotel worldwide, including great resorts like the Silverado Napa Resort or hotels in expensive destinations like Santa Monica, San Francisco or New York.
Unfortunately, Wyndham just doubled the prices of their best hotels to 30,000 points/night, making it much more difficult to find good value from their points. There are only a handful of hotels left in the group that consistently are higher at cash prices than point prices, so I won’t be buying Wyndham Rewards points this year and recommend you only purchase them if you have solid plans for a high-value redemption.
I don’t expect any of this week’s deals to sell out quickly based on the value provided. You can find more details on all the deals, including the terms & conditions at the Daily Getaway Sale site!
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