Posted by Ric Garrido

U.S. Travel Association offers five weeks of Daily Getaways travel discounts Monday through Friday from April 9 to May 11, 2012. These discounts are mostly for hotel stays and loyalty points and car rental discounts. There are also theme park and tourism discounts. Quantities are limited and buyers need to be ready to make an immediate purchase when these items go on sale.

At this time the offers are posted only for the first three weeks of the 2012 five weeks of sales. The good news is the offers in 2012 for the first 15 of 25 days match the same brands offered in 2011 and mostly at the same prices. American Express payment reduces the purchase price 10%.

Several hotel loyalty programs offer the lowest priced points of the year and quantities far exceed the number of points a loyalty member is allowed to buy directly from the hotel loyalty program. Assuming the same brands participate should mean weeks 4 and 5 offer points from Hyatt Gold Passport and Choice Privileges and hotel stays from Club Carlson and Best Western.

Week 1

Monday, April 9: Priority Club points.

Tuesday April 10: Avis Car Rentals.

Wednesday April 11: Las Vegas hotels.

Thursday April 12: City Pass coupon books.

Friday April 13: Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Discounts.

Week 2

Monday April 16: Diamond Resorts 5-night stay.

Tuesday April 17: Alamo Car Rental $25 for $50 certificate.

Wednesday April 18: Marriott $100 to $1000 Travel Cards (10% discount or 20% discount with AMEX).

Thursday April 19: Caesars Resorts across USA ($264 to $1,000).

Friday April 20: Omni Hotels & Resorts ($190 to $385)

Week 3

Monday April 23: Wyndham Rewards points.

Tuesday April 24: Gaylord Hotels – 2 nights for $275.

Wednesday April 25: Hilton HHonors 100,000 to 250,000 points at rate of $5 per 1,000 points with Amex card.

Thursday April 26: Las Vegas – The Palazzo and The Venetian.

Friday April 27: Loews Resorts $275 to $1,110 stays.

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Week 1 Daily Getaways in Detail

This post looks more closely at the first week of Daily Getaways April 9-April 13, 2012. Subsequent posts will analyze other weeks in more detail.

Monday, April 9: Priority Club points at $67 (AmEx $60.30) for 10,000 points (same price as 2011).

4 Priority Club points offers. You may buy up to 5 sets from each offer.

  • Priority Club 10,000 points (generic offer) = $67 (Amex $60.30)
    • 650 sets and 130 presale sets.
  • Priority Club 25,000 points (Holiday Inn offer)= $167 (Amex $150.30).
    • 420 sets and 90 presale sets.
  • Priority Club 25,000 points (Crowne Plaza offer)= $167 (Amex $150.30).
    • 125 sets and 25 presale sets.
  • Priority Club 40,000 points (InterContinental offer)= $267 (Amex $240.30).
    • 300 sets and 75 presale sets.

Members can buy as many as 50,000 to 200,000 in a single purchase. Potential 500,000 points can be purchased by a single member for $3,006. Loyalty Traveler post April 2, 2012 – Daily Getaways: Buy Priority Club points April 9.

 

Tuesday, April 10: Avis Car Rental

Avis 1 day car rental = $33 (Amex $29.70) – 520 available; 100 available during presale.

  • Maximum purchase is 7.
  • Must be used by March 31, 2013.
  • good for up to Premium Group-G car all over U.S. except New York Metro area.

1 year Avis Chairman’s Club Membership $1,115 (Amex $1003.50) –12 available.

Those car rental rates are a low rate for that category car.

 

Wednesday, April 11: Las Vegas Hotels

Circus Circus 3 nights = $140 (Amex $126) – 40 available

  • 3 consecutive night stay in a standard room in the West Tower at Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Las Vegas (double occupancy).
  • An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for 2 people. Valid for 1 day.
  • A $75 voucher for The Steak House restaurant inside Circus Circus.
  • 1-day passes for 2 to the Adventuredome Theme Park.
  • Must be redeemed by December 30, 2012.
  • Maximum purchase is one.

New York, New York 2 nights = $360 (Amex $324) – 20 available.

  • 2 nights in a suite at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 2 tickets to Zumanity™ & dinner for two at Gallagher’s Steakhouse ($150).
  • Must be redeemed by December 28, 2012.
  • Maximum purchase is one.

Bellagio Suite 2 nights = $1,375 (Amex $1,237.50) – 6 available.

  • 2 nights in a Bellagio suite (double occupancy).
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “O™” by Cirque du Soleil® and a dinner package, including a prix fixe menu, for 2.
  • 2 spa treatments (valued at $500)
  • Round-trip airport limo transfers (between McCarran Airport and Bellagio).
  • Invited guest check-in at the Bellagio.
  • Must be redeemed by March 31, 2013.
  • Maximum purchase is one.

Mirage Suite 4 nights = $1,510 (Amex $1,359) – 6 available.

  • 4 nights in Mirage Suite
  • Airport limo to and from LAS airport.
  • Dinner for 2 at Stack.
  • Dinner for 2 at Kokomos Steak Lobster.
  • Dinner for 2 at Onda Italian Cuisine.
  • VIP seating for 2 to The Beatles LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil®.
  • VIP seating for 2 to Terry Fator.
  • Massage for 2 at The Mirage Spa.
  • Must be redeemed by December 29, 2012.
  • Maximum purchase is one.

Aria SkySuite 3 nights = $1,625 (Amex $1,462.50) – 6 available.

  • 3 consecutive nights in a 1-bedroom suite at the exclusive Sky Suites at the ARIA hotel in Las Vegas (double occupancy).
  • Dinner for 2 at your choice of one of the many fine restaurants inside ARIA, including: Sage, Sirio Ristorante, AMERICAN FISH, Julian Serrano, or Jean Georges Steakhouse.
  • Spa treatments for 2 at The Spa at ARIA.
  • 2 VIP tickets to Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®.
  • Round-trip airport limo transfers (between McCarran Airport and Aria Resort & Casino).
  • Must be redeemed by December 31, 2012.
  • Maximum purchase is one.

Thursday, April 12 = City Pass.

Discount coupons for multiple city attractions. Purchase limit = 4. Reduce prices by 10% for AMEX payment.

  • Atlanta = $69 valid through Feb 28, 2014; 100 available.
  • Chicago = $84 valid through Feb 28, 2014; 120 available.
  • San Francisco = $69 valid through Feb 28, 2014; 130 available.
  • Seattle = $69 valid through Feb 28, 2014; 100 available.
  • New York = $89 valid through Feb 28, 2014; 200 available.

These are good value if you plan to do visit of the museums and sights.

 

Friday, April 13 = Theme park discounts.

One Day Ticket to Busch Gardens Florida or Virginia = $45.

  • Purchase limit = 6 tickets.
  • 1,156 tickets available.
  • Expire April 30, 2013.
  • This is 50% off regular price.

One Day Ticket to SeaWorld Park = $45.

  • SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio or San Diego.
  • Purchase limit = 6 tickets.
  • 1,156 tickets available.
  • Expire April 30, 2013.
  • This is 50% off regular price.

3 Responses

  1. […] Daily Getaways analysis for Week 1 offers April 9-13 […]

  2. do the vegas trips include the air fare?

    Comment by Kathy Boyd on April 11th, 2012 at 10:32 am
  3. @Kathy – No airfare included with these packages.

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