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Monday, April 25, 2016

Daily Getaways week 4

This week marks the fourth week of the U.S. Travel Association's Daily Getaways deals. For those of you who don't know this is an annual promotion that offers travel getaways across the United States at discounted prices every weekday at Offers are sold at a fixed price in limited quantities and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Offers are purchased on the site but booking can be done at a later date. Offers go on sale at 1:00pm ET each weekday and began April 4th, 2016.

Here is a list of this week's deals and a breakdown of each day.

Monday, April 25 - Universal Studios Hollywood 4 pack of 2-day park tickets

This deal is for 2-day general admission for 4 people to Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California. You must use these by May 26, 2017 which gives you a little over a year to use them and the cost is for $500 giving you an estimated savings of $96. However, if you go to their website at you can get an annual pass for $119 per person for a total of $476 so I'm not seeing how this is a savings.

Tuesday, April 26 - 2 Nights in a Suite for $1,000: Loews Regency New York

Loews Regency New York Hotel
This deal is actually for 2 nights at multiple different Loews properties: Loews Regency New York for $1,000, Loews San Francisco for $1,300, Four Diamond Loews Resort for $325, Luxury Loews Hotel for $275, Ocean View Suite at Loews Miami Beach for $1,000, and Ocean View Suite at Loews Santa Monica for $950. They all claim to be a 50% discount although plugging in some random dates for the first property at the Loews Regency New York I can actually find 2 night suites for less than $2,000 so it depends on which dates you select. They say reservations are based availability and/or blackout dates but don't list them so I would be weary when purchasing these. There are also not many available so if you do plan on purchasing these you will need to be quick.

Wednesday, April 27 - Save BIG on your Next Alamo Car Rental

This deal is for a $50 reward certificate for only $25 giving you a 50% discount. There aren't many restrictions so seems like a decent deal.

Thursday, April 28 - 6 Night Hawaii Vacation for just $1,800

The Fairmont Kea Lani
This deal has a few different options and include 6 nights at your choice of two spectacular Fairmont Hawaii Resorts: The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui or The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. This deal also includes breakfast for 2 which is a plus. You also have the choice of 3 nights at the Fairmont Scottsdale in Arizona for $610 which represents a 45% savings that also includes breakfast. These certificates are for 6 1-night stays so you can choose to use them separately or all together and there doesn't seem to be any expiration dates which makes this a pretty decent deal. You seem to get a better value if you stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui as those are all suites and the prices consistently seem to be around $600 per night whereas the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii has prices of $299 per night including breakfast when I plugged in random dates which doesn't equal any savings.

Friday, April 29 - 2 Nights in a Hyatt Premium Hotel for $260

This deal is actually for the purchase of Hyatt points as opposed to certificates and you have the option of purchasing 24,000 points for $260 (1.08 cents per point), 30,000 points for $330 (1.1 cents per point), 72,000 points for $775 (1.08 cents per point), and 40,000 points for $415 (1.04 cents per point). This represents a fantastic deal as Hyatt points are much more valuable and cost a lot more to purchase normally. This deal will likely go quickly so be fast if you plan to take advantage of this offer.

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