U.S. Travel Association and American Express have announced the 2013 Daily Getaways flash sales will happen beginning June 10 for five weeks through July 12 with Monday through Friday sales.
The basic idea is every day there is a travel partner with an item for sale. The value for points and miles collectors are the Daily Getaways sales have been one of the lowest cost ways to buy hotel points over the past few years.
The quantities are limited and the blogosphere hype of these deals makes it a challenge to get some of the offers. You need to be quick.
Sample of sales from last year’s Daily Getaways in April/May 2012.
(10% off prices shown if payment made with American Express card.)
HHonors 100,000 points = $550 ($495 with AmEx) 80 available.
HHonors 150,000 points = $825 ($742.50 with AmEx) 100 available.
HHonors 250,000 points = $1,375 ($1,237.50 with AmEx) 100 available.
The purchase of one set of HHonors points from each of the three sales was allowed.
Hyatt Gold Passport 24,000 points = $260 ($234 with AmEx) 100 available.
Hyatt Gold Passport 30,000 points = $330 ($297 with AmEx) 35 available.
Hyatt Gold Passport 36,000 points = $415 ($373.50 with AmEx) 15 available.
Hyatt Gold Passport 69,000 points = $775 ($697.50 with AmEx) 15 available.
Club Carlson 50,000 points = $194 ($174.60 with AmEx)
Best Western Rewards 10,000 points = $67 ($60.30 with AmEx) 835 available. Purchase up to 5 sets of points.
Priority Club 10,000 points = $67 ($60.30 with AmEx)
Priority Club 25,000 points = $167 ($160.30 with AmEx)
Priority Club 40,000 points = $267 ($240.30 with AmEx) 300 quantity
Avis 1-day car rental $33 ($29.70 with AmEx)
Any SeaWorld Park ticket = $45 ($40.50 with AmEx)
Marriott $500 travel card = $445 ($400.50 with AmEx)
Marriott $1,000 travel card = $890 ($801 with AmEx)
Choice Privileges 32,000 points = $134 ($120.60 with AmEx)
Choice Privileges 36,000 points = $156 ($140.40 with AmEx)
Choice Privileges 40,000 points = $160 ($154.00 with AmEx)
Wyndham Rewards 32,000 points = $110 (350 available) ($100 with AmEx)
Wyndham Rewards 50,000 points = $143 (300 available) ($128.70 with AmEx).
There were some great deals for Gaylord Resorts, Loews and Omni Hotels that rarely sell out quickly. Gaylord is now part of Marriott Rewards, so I don’t expect to see their offer this year in Daily Getaways.
Starwood has participated in past years, but not in 2012.
If the deals are like years past, then the weeks of June 10 through July 12 are a good time to try your luck at Daily Getaways for cheap travel opportunities.