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.
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.
Should you buy the Expedia Daily Getaways package?
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.
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?