The Daily Getaways offered by the US Travel Association starts today!
For those not familiar with Daily Getaways, over the last six years the U.S. Travel Association has offered items such as discounted loyalty points, savings on SeaWorld passes, savings on hotel nights in Vegas, car rentals, and so on.
Some of the offers are only mildly interesting, but some are great for those planning travels in the summertime as well as savvy travelers looking to maximize their options.
Over the next four weeks, travel deals and packages will be available on a first-come first-served each weekday from today April 4, 2016 through May 6, 2016. For a look at the calendar with week 1 or week 2’s offers, click here.
Today’s Daily Getaways offer is for Choice Privileges points packages.
Even though at first glance the page on the Daily Getaways deals looks like you’re getting 2 free nights at a particular hotel brand such as Comfort Suites, in the “what you’ll receive” description of each package it says you’re in fact getting Choice Privileges points which can be redeemed at any Choice hotel.
Example of the 32,000 Choice Privileges points package from the Daily Getaways page –
Here are the packages available, and links to purchase –
20,000 Choice Privileges points for $90 (220 packages available) = .45 cents per point
32,000 Choice Privileges points for $132 (655 packages available) = .41 cents per point
36,000 Choice Privileges points for $155 (785 packages available) = .43 cents per point
40,000 Choice Privileges points for $160 (380 packages available) = .40 cents per point
The best deals are the one for 32,000 points and the one at the 40,000 point level, as you are getting the points for .40 and .41 cents per point.
The packages go on sale at 1pm EST today.
To purchase points today, click the individual links above orÂ follow this link to the calendarÂ for the week of April 4, 2016 and select the Choice Privileges package you are interested in.
You can purchase 2 sets of points for each package, with a maximum of 8 sets of points across all Choice Hotels offers. Points will be posted to the account number given at time of purchase within 10 business days.
This a good opportunity to get Choice Privileges points below the regular purchase rate and use them for reward nights that would ordinarily cost a lot more. Especially good redemption options are at the upscale Ascend collection properties, or simply Choice hotels in countries other than the US.
Note that reward night reservations cannot be made more than 30 days prior to hotel arrival, but points don’t expire for 18 months so you can hold on to them for a while if needed.
If you get one of the Choice Privileges points packages today, when redeeming you can get a lot of bang for your buck of you simply find a Choice property to stay at that costs a lot more than your points did when purchasing. Even if the majority of the Choice properties aren’t super high end, they sure can come in handy if you find yourself in a location where there aren’t a lot of hotels to choose from, have a get-together planned with a lot of family, or just want a family-friendly place that offers good value.
Are you planning on purchasing one of the Choice Privileges points packages today?