Today Only: Save $350 On An Expedia Hotel

Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to support US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.

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I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two, and then separately the offers for weeks three, four, and five. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.

Today at 1PM ET Daily Getaways will be selling discounted Expedia coupons.

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Should you buy the Expedia Daily Getaways package?

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As you can see, for $650 you can purchase a $1,000 Expedia+ rewards hotel coupon and +gold status. There are only 50 packages available, so presumably they’ll sell fast.

Here are the basic terms of the $1,000 Expedia+ rewards hotel coupon:

  • Coupons can only be used to book a +VIP Access or Expedia Rate hotel.
  • Coupons can only be used once. Any leftover value is void.
  • A coupon can only be applied to one hotel room per booking.
  • Coupon values don’t apply to taxes or fees.
  • Once a coupon is used, it cannot be refunded.
  • Coupons can only be used on reservations paid for at time of booking.

So the major consideration here is that the coupon can only be used towards a single stay in a single room at a participating hotel, and that you won’t be issued any sort of a residual voucher if your stay costs less than $1,000 before taxes & fees. The good news is that the coupon doesn’t expire.

As far as +gold status goes, it’s valid through February 28, 2017. It’s not as valuable as hotel elite status, but it does still have some perks if you book through Expedia with any frequency. You can find +gold status benefits here. In terms of benefits at the hotel, those are limited to +VIP Access hotels, and include perks like complimentary upgrades upon availability, free wifi, etc.

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Bottom line

Since I really value hotel points, I almost always avoid booking through one of the big online travel agencies, as you typically don’t earn hotel points and elite qualifying nights/stays on those bookings. That being said, for a 35% discount with no expiration date, I think this deal could be worthwhile for many. Just be sure you understand the terms, like that the voucher can only be used towards a single booking, and not all hotels are eligible.

Do you plan on purchasing an Expedia package through Daily Getaways?

Comments

  1. That’s a bit of a misleading, click-bait headline. Yes, you do save $350, but must spend $650 to do so. It’s like a woman waving all those shopping bags full of stuff but saying “look how much money I saved on all those deals!”.

  2. I tried to get one but my computer had a glitch refreshing the page, so i had no chance.
    I was able to get a Vegas getaway that had a quantity much smaller. Either the Expedia deal was way more popular or the glitch doomed my attempt.

  3. @Nobody.. how is this a bad deal or click bait headline? You get $1000 worth of hotel for $650.. what’s wrong with that?

    I was denied at 1:00PM but I kept refreshing and I did finally snag one around 1:04PM.

    I do understand that there is no Hotel points earned for stays booked through Expedia. (most Hyatt, SPG, Hilton, Marriotts are not in the Expedia +VIP program so that wasn’t a big deal)

    What I am planning to use this for is the vacation to an All Inclusive resorts in the Caribbean/Mexico with the family. Hyatt Ziva Cancun is running at almost $800 per night for 4 people in a room or 50k points per night.. no thanks… I will gladly go to an Expedia +VIP hotel in the same area. Did some preliminary checking, before deciding to buy, and found plenty of 4 star all inclusives places that this voucher could easily save us a lot of money.

    So yes, this isn’t for everyone but for me, saving 35% is pretty good deal.

  4. @Juno hope you have read the terms and conditions. There is no refund, in case you need to change your reservation for any reason, even if the hotel itself is cancellable.

  5. @Juno: “Save 350 bucks on an Expedia hotel” vs “Save 350 on an Expedia hotel when you spend 650 bucks”.

    I know which headline sounds more attractive to a passing eye. Sensationalising a headline to make it more interesting than it actually is is THE definition of click-baiting.

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