Expiration Date – May 8, 2015
The US Travel Association (a trade group that promotes travel to and within the United States) has a fantastic Daily Getaways program each year enabling the purchase of hotel rewards points, hotel stays, car rental savings and more at fantastic discounts. Every weekday for five weeks, beginning March 23 2015, you will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of travel getaway packages at greatly discounted prices. This promotion will end May 8, 2015.
We are a big fan of the daily specials to purchase hotel points. They tend to go very quickly (some in a matter of minutes). So, if you are interested, plan to be at your computer ready to buy right at 1:00 p.m. ET on the day of the sale. And also elect to receive daily email reminders so you won’t forget! The beauty of these offers is that you can buy during the daily sale, but have the flexibility to use your purchase well into the future (expiration terms vary by program).
In the examples below we provide the IHG, Hilton and Hyatt Daily Getaway sales being conducted the first few weeks of the promotion. All three of these offers should save you a significant amount of money on hotel stays as long as you are smart about how you redeem. We’ll tell you how below.
In all three hotel rewards point offers we reference below, you are buying the hotel rewards points for about half what you’d normally pay if you bought them directly through the hotel rewards program websites. The Daily Getaway prices are equal to or below the price at which TRVLVIP suggests you should feel good about buying points! See our great Tip to determine how we value rewards points and miles.
SAMPLE OFFERS FOR MARCH 24TH - APRIL 10TH
IHG Rewards Club (Tuesday, March 24th at 1:00 p.m. ET):
15,000 points for $90 - 1,000 packages available (.60 cents per point)
25,000 points for $150 - 1,000 packages available (.60 cents per point)
50,000 points for $293 - 1,500 packages available (.59 cents per point)
100,000 points for $565 - 3,850 packages available (.56 cents per point)
Hilton HHonors (Friday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. ET):
100,000 points for $500 - 160 packages available (.50 cents per point)
150,000 points for $750 - 200 packages available (.50 cents per point)
250,000 points for $1,250 - 200 packages available (.50 cents per point)
Hyatt Gold Passport (Friday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET):
24,000 points for $260 - 95 packages available ($1.08 per point)
30,000 points for $330 - 35 packages available ($1.10 per point)
40,000 points for $415 - 15 packages available (1.04 cents per point)
72,000 points for $775 - 15 packages available ($1.07 per point)
To sum it up - All three of these offers are a fantastic value as long as you are smart about how you redeem your points for hotel stays and seek a value above what you paid for the points (which should be pretty simple).
For fans of Marriott, there will be a Daily Getaway offering eGiftCards at 20% off at 1 p.m. ET on Friday April 17th.
If you are interested in any of these offers, be poised and ready on the day of the offer at 1:00 p.m. ET, because these three will go fast!
We suggest you review the FAQ so you understand the term and conditions. Here are a few of the important ones:
You must be 18 with a valid credit card to participate
Membership in a company’s rewards program may be required to purchase an item, so be ready with your loyalty program membership number
The purchase of offers is limited to one purchase per offer, per day, per card; however, in some cases you may purchase multiple quantities of that offer in one single purchase if the quantity restrictions allow
All sales are final, so no refunds, returns or exchanges will be accepted
Taxes are included in the purchase price of each offer