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Daily Getaways is a series of deals sponsored by the US Travel association.  They’ve been going on for a week or so next, and I’ve written before about them before

(SEE ALSO: Daily Getaways 2015: Up to 50% off with Alamo, IHG, Club Carlson, Hyatt and more)

(SEE ALSO: Find the good deal in Daily Getaways week 2)

The deals go live each weekday at 1pm, and sometimes the deals go fast, and sometimes you will have time to consider the deal.  If there’s a deal out there that you think is good, my advice would be to be ready at 1pm to buy it.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here’s a quick look at the Daily Getaways deals going on this week (April 6 – 10)

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Monday: Avis

I wouldn’t be super excited about the Avis deal.  I’ve written before about how to get elite status at Avis (and other car rental places) for free, so I certainly wouldn’t pay $1115 for it.  And unless you’ve got a specific stay that you know is going to cost more than $30, that wouldn’t intrigue me much either (I’d say most of my car rentals are less than $30 / day)

(SEE ALSO: Avis changing the car rental price when I add my Wizard number)

(SEE ALSO: Update! I finally get Avis to stop its dirty trick on me!)

Tuesday and Wednesday: Omni hotels and Lowes hotels

I’m not much for paying for hotel stays, and certainly not at “luxury” hotels.  I have long believed that “budget” hotels DESTROY the so-called “luxury” hotels, since they include for free the things that nice hotels seem to nickel and dime you on.

Thursday: Las Vegas resorts

Just like last week, there’s more Las Vegas resorts that I wouldn’t pay for!!!

Friday: Hyatt points

hotel-status-match-hyatt-logoAh… now we’re getting somewhere!  Again, for some reason, Hyatt insists on packaging these deals as a “2 night stay” or “3 nights in a Hyatt suite”, but they’re really just Hyatt points, along with their cost in cents per point.

  • 24,000 points for $260 (1.08 cpp)
  • 30,000 points for $330 (1.1 cpp)
  • 40,000 points for $415 (1.04 cpp)
  • 72,000 points for $775 (1.08 cpp)

As a reminder, for the next few months, you’ll get a 20% rebate on all stays with Hyatt points.  So, $415 for the 40,000 points can get you 10 nights if you’re staying at a Category 1 hotel (like I did when I stayed at my first 5-star hotel), or an average of $41.50 per night, or 6 nights at a Category 2 hotel (like the Hyatt House San Juan), an average of $69.17 / night.

If you have a lot of hotel stays, this can definitely be a deal.  Personally I have enough points right now so I’m not sure I’m a buyer, but if you are interested, I think this is going to be one of the deals that goes fast

 

 

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