Daily Getaways 2014 Edition

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Daily Getaways is almost here! For the last few years, the U.S. Travel Association in partnership with American Express has offered some great travel deals on a first-come first-served basis. This year, the fun starts May 19 when different travel deals go live each weekday until June 20, 2014.

Some of the packages in years past have sold out quickly. If you have your eye on one it is wise to be ready to purchase at 1pm EST on the date it goes on sale.

An added bonus is that using any American Express card will net you 10% off of any of the packages.

The details of the packages available May 19-May 23, and May 26-30 have been unveiled. Drumroll.

Here’s the first week –

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Here’s a quick look at the first week’s Daily Getaways offerings and the prices.

Monday, May 19:

14,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $84. 500 available with a max of 2 pp (per person). Cost per point = 0.6 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $75.60. Cost per point drops to 0.54 cents.

32,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $192. 450 available with a max of 1 pp. Cost per point = 0.6 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $172.80. Cost per point drops to 0.54 cents.

40,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $240. 440 available with a max of 1 pp. Cost per point = 0.6 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $216. Cost per point drops to 0.54 cents.

60,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $360. 100 available with a max of 1 pp. Cost per point = 0.6 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $324. Cost per point drops to 0.54 cents.

75,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $450. 200 available with a max of 1 pp. Cost per point = 0.6 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $405. Cost per point drops to 0.54 cents.

Tuesday, May 20:

5,500 Hertz points for $280. 45 available, limit 1 pp/3 across all Hertz packages. Cost per point = 5.1 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $252. Cost per point drops to 4.6 cents.

13,200 Hertz points for $475. 35 available, limit 1 pp/3 across all Hertz packages. Cost per point = 3.6 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $427.50. Cost per point drops to 3.2 cents.

16,500 Hertz points for $775. 50 available, limit 1 pp/3 across all Hertz packages. Cost per point = 4.7 cents
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $697.50. Cost per point drops to 4.2 cents.

Wednesday, May 21:

20,000 Choice points for $108. 216 available,limit 2 pp/8 across all Choice Privileges offers. Cost per point = 0.54 cents. If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $97.20. Cost per point drops to .49 cents.

32,000 Choice points for $132. 655 available,limit 2 pp/8 across all Choice Privileges offers. Cost per point = 0.41 cents. If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $118.80. Cost per point drops to 0.37 cents.

36,000 Choice points for $175. 786 available, limit 2 pp/8 across all Choice Privileges offers. Cost per point = 0.49 cents. If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $157.50. Cost per point drops to 0.44 cents.

40,000 Choice points for $165. 325 available, limit 2 pp/8 across all Choice Privileges offers. Cost per point = 0.41 cents. If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $148.50. Cost per point drops to 0.37 cents.

Thursday, May 22:

$50 Alamo certificate sent via e-mail. 2,000 available, limit 3 per person. $45 price if using AMEX.

Friday, May 23:

100,000 Hilton points for $550. 160 available, limit 1 pp/3 across all Hilton HHonors offers. Cost per point = 0.55 cents.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $495. Cost per point drops to 0.50 cents.

150,000 Hilton points for $825. 200 available, limit 1 pp/3 across all Hilton HHonors offers. Cost per point = 0.55 cents.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $742.50. Cost per point drops to 0.50 cents.

250,000 Hilton points for $1,375. 200 available, limit 1 pp/3 across all Hilton HHonors offers. Cost per point = 0.55 cents. If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $1237.50. Cost per point drops to 0.50 cents.

Here’s the second week’s packages –

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Monday, May 26:

15,000 IHG points for $100. 2,500 available, limit 5 pp/16 across all IHG offers. Cost per point = 0.67 cents.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $90. Cost per point drops to 0.60 cents.

25,000 IHG points for $167. 2,000 available, limit 4 pp/16 across all IHG offers. Cost per point = 0.67 cents.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $150.30. Cost per point drops to 0.60 cents.

50,000 IHG points for $325. 1,250 available, limit 4 pp/16 across all IHG offers. Cost per point = 0.65 cents.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $292.50. Cost per point drops to 0.59 cents.

100,000 IHG points for $630. 1,000 available, limit 4 pp/16 across all IHG offers. Cost per point = 0.63 cents.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $567. Cost per point drops to 0.57 cents.

Tuesday, May 27:

Today’s packages are centered in Las Vegas

Harrah’s VIP – Two night accommodations in a Mini-Suite, two Buffet-of-Buffets passes, daily fitness center access, complimentary internet access and roundtrip limousine transportation between hotel and airport, for $299. There are 20 available, limit 1 per person. Paying with AMEX, the discounted price is $269.10

Paris Las Vegas – Two night accommodations in a Red Room Premier, dinner for two & spa treatments for $350. There are 10 available, limit 1 per purchase. Paying with AMEX, the discounted price is $315.

Caesar’s Palace VIP – Two night accommodations, two all-day Buffet of Buffets passes, two fitness center passes, complimentary internet access, and roundtrip airport transportation for $465. There are 20 available, limit 1 per purchase. Paying with AMEX, the discounted price is $416.50.

Nobu Hotel Caesar’s Palace – Two night accommodations, in-room tea service, dinner for two at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, daily fitness center access, for $590. There are 5 available, limit 1 per purchase. Paying with AMEX, the discounted price is $531.

Caesar’s Palace Luxury Getaway for 2 – Three nights accommodations in a Suite at Caesars Palace as well as show tickets, a $200 dining credit, daily fitness center access, daily internet access and roundtrip limousine transportation between hotel and airport for $1,540. There are 10 available, limit 1 per purchase. Paying with AMEX, the discounted price is $1386.

Wednesday, May 28:

1 Adult San Francisco CityPASS for $86. There are 125 available, limit 4 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $77.40.

1 Adult Atlanta CityPASS for $74. There are 75 available, limit 4 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $66.60.

1 Adult Chicago CityPASS for $94. There are 125 available, limit 4 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $84.60.

1 Adult Seattle CityPASS for $64. There are 88 available, limit 4 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $57.60.

1 Adult New York CityPASS for $109. There are 150 available, limit 4 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $98.10.

Thursday, May 29:

A five consecutive night stay at participating Diamond Resorts International property, for $600. There are 200 available, limit 1. Stay must be complete by July 4, 2015.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $540.

Friday, May 30:

1 Single-day SeaWorld Orlando/San Diego/ or San Antonio pass for $49. There are 900 available, limit 6 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $44.10

1 Single-day Busch Gardens Florida or Virginia pass for $45. There are 640 available, limit 6 per person.
If using an AMEX, the discounted price is $40.50.

Overall, these packages don’t look very enticing, but there are still some good options available. In the next few days I’ll talk a bit more about where the best values are.

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