Daily Getaways Week 4: Marriott, Orbitz, Fairmont and Casinos

The Daily Getaways is sponsored by the US Travel Association and offers a number of travel related deals each year. Week 4 of the 2018 Daily Getaways offers hotel packages from Fairmont, Casinos and discounted hotel gift cards from Orbitz and Marriott! Find out my take on these deals and whether you should strike or pass!

As every year, the deals are released on a daily schedule and some of the best deals sell out very quickly, so it pays to mark your calendar for the deals you are interested in. Week 4 looks like this:

On Monday, you can purchase hotel packages for the Fairmont Hotels in San Diego and Austin. While this might be good value to some, the limit to only two hotels makes it a very narrow fit. Check the rates for your travel dates to find out if this is a deal for you or not!

This week is heavy on casinos – on Tuesday, you can purchase packages for various MGM casinos in Las Vegas, like the Aria or MGM Grand and if those properties are not to your liking, you can check out the packages for the Venetian or Palazzo.  How good a deal this is depends on your travel dates, so compare rates for your dates before you buy!

One of the most popular deals from last year is offered on Wednesday, May 2: You can purchase a $1,000 Orbitz promo code for only $650 – a 35% discount! The promo code is valid for travel from May 26, 2018 to December 30, 2019 for ONE hotel-only booking (no flight/car packages). Any left over value is forfeit, so it only works for a longer or more expensive stay. Orbitz has generally competitive rates, so this is a great deal for anybody planning a longer vacation that exceeds $1,000 in hotel purchase. This deal is likely to sell out, so be quick when it opens!

Also very popular are the Marriott Gift Cards with values of $100 (pay $80), $250 (pay $200) and $500 (pay $400) each sold at a 20% discount. You can purchase up to two gift cards each and they don’t expire and don’t have any blackout dates, making them very valuable and flexible. Surprisingly, despite the acquisition of Starwood Hotels, these gift cards are only valid at the previous Marriott brands, not any of the Starwood brands! This is a great deal, so you’ll have to try your luck as soon as it comes available to score one of these gift cards!


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Bottomline: With the Orbitz promo code and the Marriott gift cards, this week brings two of the most popular deals of the promotion and you have to be quick to score them. You can find all the details and buy the Daily Getaways Deals here!

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