Daily Getaway Deals: Buy points/miles/ car rental status, etc
The US Travel Association has a yearly promotion called Daily Getaways which are live now. You can access the calendar of deals here:
In the early years of the deals, I got very excited each time. Now I find the deals, on balance, a bit more meh.
But if you have your travel goals set, there can be some good deals to be had. Depending on your uses, the Choice, IHG, or Hilton points *could* make sense, especially to top up. Rates are similar to “best sales” on purchased points.
$175 will buy you enough points for one night anywhere in the Wyndham system on April 17th. Ad some people (though certainly not me at this price) swear by the Avis President’s Club Membership being offered on April 13th for $750. If you like a deal, set a reminder because the best deals can go in seconds.
Weeks 3 and 4 aren’t out yet, so there could be some more good deals coming. In past years, there have been discounted gift cards for Marriott and a large % off Orbitz.
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