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Update at 2:47 PM on 3/25/15: These packages sold out before I could buy one.

Today is the third day of five weeks of discounted travel packages from the US Travel Association called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will often sell out in a few minutes. Every weekend I’ll preview the deals for the next week, and the morning of interesting deals, I’ll have a full write up.

Today only, Club Carlson points are being sold cheaply enough that you can stay at a hotel in Europe for as low as $20 per night!

Today’s deal is:

  • 100,000 Club Carlson points for $450 (0.45 cents each), 50 packages available
  • 50,000 Club Carlson points for $225 (0.45 cents each), 100 packages available

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Award nights start at 9,000 points, and those of us with a Club Carlson credit card get the last night free on award stays of 2+ nights, so on two night stays, we pay half price.

  • How can you get in on the deal?
  • How good is this deal?
  • How does the Club Carlson deal make buying points twice as good of a value?

The two offers today are:

  • 100,000 Club Carlson points for $450 (0.45 cents each) | 50 packages available
  • 50,000 Club Carlson points for $225 (0.44 cents each) | 100 packages available

You can buy up to two of each package, four total. If you bought the maximum, you would be getting 300k Club Carlson points for $1,350.

Club Carlson points can be used at over 1,000 hotels with the following brand names:

  • Radisson Blu
  • Radisson
  • Park Plaza
  • Park Inn by Radisson
  • Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Here is a map of all Club Carlson properties.

How far do Club Carlson points go? Here’s the award chart.

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A Category 1 hotel costs 9,000 points, which is $40.50 if you buy points for 0.45 cents each. Needless to say $40.50 is a great deal for a hotel night in Europe at some decent Category 1 properties. I have my eye on the Park Inns in Sofia, Bulgaria; Budapest, Hungary, and Vilnius, Lithuania for this summer.

There aren’t any aspirational Club Carlson hotels at the level we see from Hyatts and Hiltons, but the top tier hotels are still under their retail price at $315 per night (70,000 times 0.45 cents per point). The full Category 7 list is here.

I recently stayed at the 70,000-points-per-night The May Fair, London. It was a fantastic location from which to explore the city, and I really liked the hotel. Its retail price is $1,107 per night this summer.

Make the Deal Twice As Good

The hotel awards I’ve described already are enough for some to get in on the deal, but the deal can be twice as good.

The Club Carlson Visa from US Bank has the following offer:

  • Up to 85k bonus points
  • 50k bonus points on first use
  • 35k points after spending $2,500 in 90 days
  • 10 points per dollar at Carlson hotels
  • 5 points per dollar on all other purchases
  • 40k bonus points on renewal
  • Automatic Gold Status while holding the card
  • When you redeem points for an award stay of 2+ nights, the last night is free
  • $75 annual fee, not waived

The last-night-free benefit means if you buy a 100k package and make all two night award stays, Category 1 hotels cost $20 per night and Category 7 hotels cost $158 per night! Those are all-in prices for Europe, Australia, and other places where hotels cost an arm and a leg.

Application Link: Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card

If you buy points today, you can redeem them for awards with the last night free as soon as you have the credit card.

My Plan

I’m going to buy two 100k point packages. I am considering several hotel stays in Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, all of which have several Club Carlson properties in their capitals. If I stay in each city about one week as a series of three or four 2-night stays at alternating hotels, I’ll get fantastic value.

I can do 24 days in Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius for 278k points, which is $1,251 at 0.45 cents per point. That’s about $50 per night for hotels in Europe.

Will This Deal Sell Out?

During last year’s Daily Getaways, Club Carlson points went on sale for the same price with the same number of packages and sold out instantly. I expect this deal to sell out in less than a minute.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like whattimeisit.com to figure out the official time. The sale starts at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT / 7 AM HT. This year’s sales all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing the deal page until you see the BUY NOW button replace the SEE DETAILS button.

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This is what happens if you try to purchase something when all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

Key Links

Do you plan to buy Club Carlson points? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a deal.

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Update at 7:48 PM ET: None of the packages have sold out.

Today is the second day of five weeks of discounted travel packages from the US Travel Association called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will often sell out in a few minutes. Every weekend I’ll preview the deals for the next week, and the morning of interesting deals, I’ll have a full write up.

Today’s deal is discounted IHG Rewards points:

  • 15,000 IHG points | $90 | 1,000 available | 0.6 cpp
  • 25,000 IHG points | $150 | 1,000 available | 0.6 cpp
  • 50,000 IHG points | $293 | 1,500 available | 0.59 cpp
  • 100,000 IHG points | $565 | 3,850 available | 0.57 cpp

You can buy a maximum of three of the 100k package, five of the 15k package, and four of the 25k and 50k packages. Maxing out this promotion would mean buying 675k IHG Rewards points for about $4,000.

IHG Rewards points can be used for free hotel nights starting at 5,000 points per night, so 675k points could book 135 award nights.

  • Is 0.57 cents per IHG point a good deal?
  • How can you use this deal to get $29 hotel rooms?

Buying IHG points for 0.57 cents each is about a 20% discount off the prevailing price of 0.7 cents per point. But I wouldn’t go overboard buying points unless you are reasonably confident you’ll use them quickly because cash is better to have than points, and the award chart can always be devalued.

There are two main uses for the points: regular awards and PointBreaks.

Regular awards cost 10k to 50k points per night, meaning $57 to $285 per night if you purchased the points today, depending on the hotel category.

Check the hotel you want on your dates to see if the retail price is higher or lower than the price you would get if you purchased the points today for an award night. I don’t think you’ll find a ton of value in purchasing these points for awards nights on the regular award chart.

The better use of the points is for PointBreaks hotels. PointBreaks are a rotating list of hotels from all nine categories that cost 5,000 points for 2-3 months only. At today’s point prices, you can get a hotel for $29 if it’s on the PointBreaks list and you buy the points today.

The last PointBreaks list came out in February for stays through May 31, 2015.

My Plan

I’m going to buy one 25k point package. I am considering a four night PointBreaks stay, which would cost 20k points, and it is always a good idea to have at least 5k points left in your IHG account because you need to have at least 5k points in your account already to buy more points for 0.7 cents each through this trick.

Will This Deal Sell Out?

Last year the 100k package sold out, but the 50k, 25k, and 15k packages didn’t. This year, the number of 100k packages has increased from 1,000 to 3,850, so my guess is none of the packages will sell out.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like whattimeisit.com to figure out the official time. The sale starts at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT / 7 AM HT. This year’s sales all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing the deal page until you see the BUY NOW button replace the SEE DETAILS button.

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This is what happens if you try to purchase something when all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

Key Links

Do you plan to buy IHG Rewards points? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a deal.

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Update at 1:22 PM on 3/23/15: I just got three. This deal has not sold out and may not during the entire five weeks. If you think you’ll make a rental soon where Alamo will be the cheapest company, this is a phenomenal deal. Don’t forget all the local taxes that you’ll avoid with these certificates (detailed below.)

Today is the first day of five weeks of discounted travel packages from the US Travel Association called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today you can buy a up to three Alamo $50 gift certificates for $25 each. There are 2,000 available.

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“Within 5 business days of purchase, Alamo will send the purchased certificate(s) to the e-mail address you provide at time of purchase. The e-mail will provide detailed information on how to redeem your certificate either by phone or online.”

The simple math is that this deal could save you $75 on upcoming car rentals, but a nearly identical deal saved me $120 last year.

The Deal

Today’s deal is a $50 certificate toward an Alamo car rental for $25. That’s a sweet 50% discount! You can buy up to three and use them towards the same rental or different rentals for a $75 discount.

How to Turn that $75 in Savings into $108 in Savings

Last year, the same exact deal was offered, except there was a further 10% discount if you bought the $50 Alamo certificates with an American Express. (This year there is no discount for purchasing with American Express.)

I bought three of the discounted Alamo gift certificates and put them toward a weeklong car rental in Los Angeles.

Instead of saving $82.50–$150 in gift certificates bought for $67.50–like I expected, I saved about $120 with the gift certificates because dropping the base fare dropped the taxes a lot.

For my rental period, the cheapest deal was from Alamo at $155 plus taxes and fees for a week.

The taxes and fees were insane, of course, and added up to about 33% of the base price. Here’s the same car at nearly the same base rate to illustrate the taxes and fees.

The taxes and fees worked out to 23.2% of the base fare + a flat $10.

The best part about the gift certificates was that they dropped the base price, which dropped the variable 23.2% in taxes and fees significantly, saving me way more money than I was expecting.

The $150 in gift certificates (3 x $50) knocked the base price down to $5. That made the 23% in taxes and fees about $1. There was no effect on the $10 Facility Charge, but my all in price was $16.

The $150 in gift certificates saved me $187.

  • Without certificates: $203 all in
  • With certificates: $16 all in

Because taxes and fees on rental cars are huge and percentage-based in a lot of places, I am now a rental car gift certificate enthusiast! The $67.50 I paid for my three Alamo gift certificates last year saved me $187, meaning about $120 saved by participating in Daily Getaways.

This year, buying three certificates will be $7.50 more, so maybe I’ll save about $112 with by buying three Alamo certificates.

Purchasing the Packages

This deal will probably not sell out, or at least not instantly like some of the Daily Getaways, but I’ll include the following section in each post.

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like whattimeisit.com to figure out the official time. Last year’s sales all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing the deal page for the best chance.

This is what happens if you try to purchase something where all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

The sale starts at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT / 7 AM HT.

Do you plan to buy Alamo Gift Certificates? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a deal.

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Daily Getaways is a series of daily discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express that starts Monday and runs for five weeks. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale, and the best deals sell out in just a few minutes.

In 2013, I blogged every deal. In 2014, I just blogged the good ones:

The best deals tend to be the selling of hotel points at super low prices or the purchasing of underpriced certificates for hotel stays and car rentals.

I’ll again blog the best deals this year. My plan is to give a quick overview of each week’s deals some time during the week before, so you can get an idea which days you’ll want to be ready to pounce with some anticipation. Then, on the day of the good deals, by 9 AM ET so my email subscribers get the post too, I’ll write a full post on why a certain deal is good and how to maximize whatever you’re buying that day.

Here’s that overview of the first week of deals that start Monday. I plan to purchase deals on three days, but I see value on all five days.

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Monday March 23: $50 Alamo Certificates for $25

Note: This year there is no discount for using an American Express to purchase Daily Getaways. In the past, there was a 10% discount.

This is not a sexy item because your potential savings are strictly limited, but I always max out the purchase of Alamo certificates.

I have two rentals in the next month where Alamo is the cheapest according to Kayak, and this will knock the price down even lower.

A side benefit of using these certificates is that any taxes calculated on a percentage basis are reduced or eliminated as these certificates knock down the price, and car rentals are full of taxes.

This year, the max quantity you can purchase is three, and the max number you can combine on a single rental is three.

I don’t like to buy Daily Getaways too speculatively; I like to have an immediate use in mind. If you have a car rental in mind, this can mean big savings.

Tuesday March 24: IHG Rewards Points for As Little as 0.57 Cents

I plan to buy a small package of IHG Rewards points. They’re valuable for PointBreaks hotels–the rotating list of hotels you can book for 5,000 points per night, which at this price is $29 per night.

You can always buy IHG Rewards points for 0.7 cents each, so this is a nice 20% discount.

I will look at my expected PointBreaks needs for the next year, and I will buy enough to cover those but not too much more because I hate to turn my cash into points that just sit around.

Wednesday March 25: Club Carlson Points for 0.45 Cents

I plan to buy Club Carlson points. They’re worth twice as much to me because I have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card, which offers the last night free on all award stays of 2+ nights. Here’s how that free night works.

Every two night award stay I take costs only the price of a one night award stay because of the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card.

Club Carlson free nights start at 9,000 points or about $41 worth of points if you purchase them for 0.45 cents each. That means for every $41 I spend on points, I can get a two night stay at a hotel in Europe. This is a no-brainer. I think I’ll buy 100,000 points to bulk up my Club Carlson balance.

For folks who have already used the 85,000 point sign up bonus on their Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card and the 40,000 point anniversary bonus each year, or for folks who don’t have the card yet but plan to get it for the 20 free nights that completing the minimum spending requirement of $2,500 in the first 90 days earns you, this is an intriguing sale.

Thursday March 26: A Five Night Stay at a Diamond Resorts International Property for $525

This is a great deal for some families that I am going to sit out. Here are the participating properties at which you can stay for under $105 per night including Maui, St. Maarten, and Europe.

The reasons I’m not buying:

  1. I don’t have a surefire travel companion to take one of these trips before May 8, 2016.
  2. From the terms: “Certificate may be subject to high season, holiday and other blackout periods depending on destination.”

Friday March 26: Hilton HHonors Points for 0.5 Cents Each

The last two years, the points were 0.495 cents each, and neither year did the deal sell out.

The problem is Hilton’s ridiculously expensive chart.

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Even at 0.5 cents per point, the most expensive Hiltons are $350 to $475 per night. The only reason to get in on this deal is to book a low category property.

Category 1 Hiltons are on sale for $25 at these prices and Category 2 Hiltons (like the awesome DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur) are only $50. To see a spreadsheet and map of Category 1 and 2 properties, click here. If one is convenient for one of your future trips, these prices for Hilton points are a great deal.

Bottom Line for Week 1

There are three days to purchase points at a discount for IHG, Club Carlson, and Hilton. I plan to buy a few IHG points for PointBreaks, a bunch of Club Carlson points because I get the last night free on 2+ night Club Carlson awards, and no Hilton points.

There are discounted rental certificates from Alamo that I will max out to save cash on rentals and the taxes on rentals.

There are five night stays at Diamond Resorts International properties that are a great deal at $105 per night, but not right for me.

I think all five deals in week 1 will appeal to a lot of MileValue readers, so I’ll have a full post on each one up by 9 AM on the day of the deal. Set your alarm for 12:45 PM ET on the day of any deal that interests you, so you can be at your computer at 1 PM ready to buy.

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Daily Getaways is a series of daily discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express that runs for five weeks. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale, and the best deals sell out in just a few minutes.

The 2015 incarnation starts March 23, and the offers will begin to be posted March 16. This is two months earlier than Daily Getaways debuted in 2013 and 2014.

In 2013, I blogged every deal. In 2014, I just blogged the good ones.

The best deals tend to be the selling of hotel points at super low prices or the purchasing of underpriced certificates for hotel stays and car rentals.

I’ll again blog the best deals this year, starting March 16. Hopefully I can stock up on Club Carlson points because they’re worth twice as much to me because I have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card, which offers the last night free on all award stays of 2+ nights. I’m also always in the market for under-rated Choice Privelege points.

What deals do you hope to snag this year?

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Today is the second day of the last week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes.

Today only, Club Carlson points are being sold cheaply enough that you can stay at a hotel in Europe for as low as $20 per night!

Today’s deal is:

  • 100,000 Club Carlson points for $445.50 (0.45 cents each)
  • 50,000 Club Carlson points for $222.30 (0.44 cents each)

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Award nights start at 9,000 points, and those of us with a Club Carlson personal or business credit card get the last night free on award stays of 2+ nights, so on two night stays, we pay half price.

  • How can you get in on the deal?
  • How good is this deal?
  • How does the Club Carlson deal make buying points twice as good of a value?

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Today is the first day of the fourth week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deals are for 19% off Marriott gift cards.

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If you stay at Marriotts, these deals are no-brainers.

Quantities are limited, so if you want one of these deals, be at your computer at 1 PM ET.

  • How good are the deals?
  • What hotels are covered?

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Today is the last day of the third week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. I’m writing about all the awesome ones

Today’s deals are discounted Vegas packages (all prices quoted with automatic 10% discount for paying with an American Express):

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All packages also include show tickets and dinner credits. Some packages include accommodation in a suite. Look closely at the terms of each deal to see the included extras.

Stays must take place by December 27, 2014 and there are black out dates for each package.

These packages are varied enough that I think they defy easy analysis. I’ll skip the analysis today and just give you the heads up that if you want a weekend getaway to Vegas with show tickets and fancy food, these are really big discounts on the retail price.

Each deal has only four to nine packages available, so I expect these to sell out right when they go on sale at 1 PM ET today.

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Today’s deals are discounted stay packages of Hyatt Gold Passport Points:

These will be the toughest hotel-point packages to get get, since the quantities are miniscule. I’d guess you have a second or two right at 1 PM ET to snap them up.

  • How good are the deals?
  • What are the best ways to use Hyatt points?
  • What hotels are covered?

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Update: These deals were snapped up quickly. Glad three readers got in on them.

Today is the second day of the second week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deals are discounted stay packages at Caesars properties in Las Vegas.

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I snapped one of these up last year, and the package I bought is actually cheaper this year. For anyone looking for a weekend trip to Vegas in the next year, these deals are spectacular.

Quantities are extremely limited, so if you want one of these deals, be at your computer at 1 PM ET.

  • How good are the deals?
  • What hotels are covered?
  • How was my experience with the package I purchased last year?

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Update 5/28/14: The 100k package sold out, but the 50k, 25k, and 15k packages are still available.

Today is the first day of the second week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted IHG Rewards points:

  • 15,000 IHG points | $90 | 2,500 available | 0.6 cpp
  • 25,000 IHG points | $150.30 | 2,000 available | 0.6 cpp
  • 50,000 IHG points | $292.50 | 1,250 available | 0.59 cpp
  • 100,000 IHG points | $567 | 1,000 available | 0.57 cpp

IHG Rewards points can be used for free hotel nights starting at 5,000 points per night.

  • Is 0.57 cents per IHG point a good deal?
  • How can you use this deal to get $29 hotel rooms?

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Today is the fifth day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted Hilton HHonors points in 100k, 150k, and 250k packages. Today only, you can pay 0.495 cents for all the Hilton points you could ever want.

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  • Is .495 cents per Hilton point a good deal?
  • What are the best value properties for Hilton awards?

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Today is the fourth day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today you can buy a up to three Alamo $50 gift certificates for $22.50 each. There are 2,000 available.

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“Within 5 business days of purchase, Alamo will send the purchased certificate(s) to the e-mail address you provide at time of purchase. The e-mail will provide detailed information on how to redeem your certificate either by phone or online.”

The simple math is that this deal could save you $82.50 on upcoming car rentals, but the identical deal saved me $120 last year.

  • How can this deal save you $120 on car rentals?

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Update at 2:02 PM ET: The 40k and 32k packages were all taken within seconds. I snagged two 36k packages. How did you do?

Today is the third day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s Daily Getaways deal is to buy Choice Priveleges points for as little as 0.37 cents each. I expect this deal to sell out right away because it is the best hotel points deal of Daily Getaways.

The best use for Choice Privileges points is to redeem them for hotel stays in Europe on a very cheap award chart. They can also be converted to most major mileage currencies at a 5:1 ratio (1.85 cents per mile at these prices.)

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This is nearly an exact repeat of a deal from last year’s Daily Getaways, and that was the deal that I personally got the best value from in 2013.

  • How can you get in on the deal?
  • At what hotels can Choice Privileges points be used?
  • What are the high value uses of Choice Privileges points?
  • Are transfers of Choice Privileges points to airlines a good deal?
  • How did I save 88% on a hotel stay by participating in this deal last year?

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Today is the very first day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today Daily Getaways deal is to buy Wyndham Rewards points in quantities of 14k, 32k, 40k, 60k, and 75k points for 0.54 cents each. These points can be used for hotel stays or converted to most major mileage currencies at a 5:1 ratio.

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 12.48.53 AMThis is an exact repeat of a deal from last year’s Daily Getaways, but unfortunately Wyndham has devalued its hotel-stay award chart and transfer ratio to airlines since then.

  • How can you get in on the deal?
  • At what hotels can Wyndham points be used?
  • What are the high value uses of Wyndham points?
  • Are transfers of Wyndham points to airlines a good deal?

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