U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways begins May 6, 2019 and will likely run four to five weeks with weekday offers from about 20 different travel brands like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Choice, Best Western, Wyndham, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Universal Studios and a variety of Las Vegas deals.
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The actual offers will not be released until April 29. Daily Getaways usually releases the specific offers and prices for the first two weeks in the initial preview and the other weeks come a little later during the sales.
You can read more about these sales at https://www.ustravel.org/programs/daily-getaways.
Main term to know is these sales are limited to U.S. residents and Canada (excluding Quebec).
In past years there are only offers from one travel provider each day, for example IHG Rewards Club and the sale starts at 1:00pm eastern time.
Daily Getaways provides an opportunity to buy hotel points in several different hotel loyalty programs. These sales are often the lowest price I see all year for hotel programs like Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Hilton Honors and World of Hyatt. Although, Hyatt points offers have been quite limited the past few years and extremely difficult to buy for most members when the points packages are booked out in the first second or two of the sale.
Best Western Rewards
In 2017 and 2018 Best Western Rewards points put me in hotels in Anaheim – across the street from Disneyland, Key West and Miami in January peak season and near San Francisco Union Square for $55 per night based on the price I paid for points in past Daily Getaways. Best Western Rewards ran two promotions in fall 2017 and fall 2018 for any hotel in North America for 10,000 points.
Daily Getaways Best Western Rewards offers sold 10,000 points in 2017 and 2018 for $55 with a purchase limit of 50,000 points per member. The average price for the 10 hotel nights I booked at 10,000 points per night for 5 different hotels in 2017-18 was over $200 per night. The regular reward rate for these hotels was 24,000 to 36,000 points per night.
Choice Privileges points have been harder for me to buy each year. I managed to pick up over 200,000 points in 2018 Daily Getaways.
Choice Privileges 2018 $4,400 in reward stays for $1,123 in points details the reward rate and listed room rate for my 22 Choice Hotels reward nights in 2018 spending 226,000 points at 9 different hotels in 4 international countries and 2 states.
I’m happy if your focus is buying Hilton and Hyatt points. Marriott has only offered 20% off travel cards in past years and not points. Less competition for Best Western Rewards and Choice Privileges points is more opportunity for me to buy the cheap hotel points I desire for 2019 travel.