Daily Getaways is a promotion, sponsored by the US Travel Association, which has been offered the past several years as a way of encouraging US tourism. The promotion has consisted of all kinds of travel packages, including offers on car rentals, hotel stays, loyalty program points, and theme park admission. Here’s an example of some of the 2015 travel packages.
Example of 2015 Daily Getaways points package
It was a great promotion when it was first offered several years back, though over the years the deals have gotten worse and the competition for the travel packages has increased exponentially. Nowadays it’s almost like a lottery to pick up one of the packages, and that’s not even accounting for the deals getting worse.
Daily Getaways will be returning in 2016, and we now know the basic details:
- A preview of Daily Getaways packages will be available on March 28, 2016
- The live sale of Daily Getaways packages will begin on April 4, 2016
- The promotion is valid through May 6, with a new package available for purchase every weekday at 1PM EDT
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Up until a couple of years ago, American Express was a sponsor of Daily Getaways, so you’d receive a 10% discount on packages for paying with an Amex card. They haven’t been a sponsor for the past couple of years, so there’s no longer a discount associated with using an Amex card. That being said, they did seem to lower the cost of some packages last year, given that they knew most people were taking advantage of the 10% off deal.
The Daily Getaways packages which interest me most are usually the points packages and discounted gift cards. Given the recent devaluations we’ve seen from many programs, I hope the cost per point factors that in. I’ll be sure to point out any great values I see in a few weeks, once the offer details go live.
The hotel industry is a bit weaker this year than last, so I’m hoping we see some good values.