The Daily Getaways is an annual promotion by the US Travel Association, offering daily deals on travel related services, including hotel reward points, amusement park tickets or rental car days at sometimes deep discounts. The 2018 Daily Getaways start today – find the deals of the first week with my assessment below!
The first week of Daily Getaways kicks off today, Monday, April 9, 2018, with a discounted Universal Studios Express ticket at $139 (regular $179+), followed by Choice Privileges point packages, IHG Rewards Club points, Avis rental car days and Wyndham Rewards points. Here is a calendar for the first week:
The Universal Studios ticket has a lot of blackout dates through all of summer, so check the terms & conditions before you buy!
On Tuesday, you can purchase Choice Privileges packages of 14,000-55,000 points for free nights at any of their hotels. With prices of 0.57 cents/point for the smallest package to 0.48 ct/pt for the largest package, they are decent value. I value Choice points at 0.6 ct/pt. Do keep in mind that Choice Privileges points are very hard to redeem – general members can only book 30 days in advance of the stay! Choice did sell out quickly in previous years and this year, there are more packages available for a slightly bigger chance to get them!
On Wednesday, IHG Rewards Club points are up for sale in packages of 8,500 – 130,000 points at prices from 0.59 ct/pt to 0.58 ct/pt. I value IHG Rewards Club points at 0.5 ct/pt and they were available at that price during a recent sale, making this Daily Getaway a poor value option. Unless you are short on points for a high-value redemption, I’d pass on this sale!
Thursday, April 12, 2018 brings three options of SeaWorld tickets for different parks. Check the T&C to make sure these tickets work for you and offer good value!
The week ends with an AVIS Car Rental sale, offering a rental day at $30 in the US and a President’s Club membership at $750. There is along list of limitations, so read the fine print before plunging in and check competitive rental rates first – the availability of cars on these coupons is limited and you might not be able to use them on the days you’d like!
You can find all the details, redemption rules and terms & conditions on the Daily Getaways Website. You can also set reminders for specific deals, so you don’t miss out. Come back next week Monday for the deals of week 2 and my evaluation!
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