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Daily Getaways Week 3: Universal Studios, Loews Hotels, Best Western, Priority Club Points

by on June 15, 2013 · 2 comments

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Daily Getaways is a travel promotion sponsored by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association, a non-profit trade association with the mission of increasing travel to and within the US, where you can sometimes purchase points and miles packages for a fraction of the price they would normally cost. This year, the promotion is running from June 10 – July 12, 2013. Each week of the promo, five daily travel deals which go live at 1:00 pm EDT each day, and American Express cardmembers receive an additional 10% off their purchases, so be sure to use your American Express card if you buy any of these.

For a reminder of what’s up on sale this coming week, check out my roundup of Amex Daily Getaways Week 2.

American Express Daily Getaways is back for another week of deals.

American Express Daily Getaways announced what we can expect for Week 3 of their deals.

Looking ahead to week three, here’s what will be on sale from June 24-29– there are some Universal and Loews packages as well as some points purchase options from Priority Club and Best Western.

The ones that might be the most interesting from this week are the Priority Club points packages since if you go for the big ones of 50,000 points for $325 (0.65 cents per point) or 100,000 points for $630 (0.63 cents per point), you could then put those points towards some expensive hotel redemptions. For example, let’s say you wanted a quick weekend in Paris this summer during a trip to Europe. If you bought the 100,000-point package for $630, you could then redeem those points for 2 award nights at the Intercontinental Le Grand in Paris.

Screen shot 2013-06-14 at 2.31.38 PMAs you can see, those same nights are going for 342 EUR a night, or about $460 at current exchange rates, so by paying $630, you’re getting $920 in value, saving nearly $300. You’re still spending a fair amount of cash and will be subject to award availability, but if you have some specific redemptions in mind that will likely be at very expensive top-tier hotels within Priority club, these packages might be worth it.

Score some packages to Universal Studios this week.

Score some packages to Universal Studios this week.

Monday, June 24

Universal Orlando Resort 3-Day Admission Ticket for $97  ($173 value), 100 Available, Max per purchase: 2
Dates of Travel: Through May 22, 2014

  • The 3-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one adult (ages 10+) admission to both Universal Orlando Resort theme parks on the same day for three days.
  • The ticket is valid for any three calendar days during a fourteen consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used.
  • This ticket also includes fourteen consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk which commences and includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used.

Universal Orlando Resort Exclusive VIP Tour for $2,160 ($4,238 value), 3 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through May 22, 2014, excluding blockout dates.

  • Bring your friends and family to Universal Orlando Resort and enjoy an Exclusive VIP Tour of two exciting theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
  • Be personally escorted on a VIP guided walking tour around both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Departing from Universal’s Islands of Adventure, this tour is geared toward the things your group is interested in seeing. As the only guests on this tour, the choice is yours as to how to spend your day at the parks.
  • Gain admission into both parks for up to 8 hours; the start time is generally scheduled at your convenience. Skip the regular lines with Universal Express priority entry into rides and attractions.
  • Enjoy complimentary valet parking (for up to 12 cars!) as well as refreshments (coffee or bottled water) upon check-in.

Universal Orlando Resort Vacation Package for $1,880 ($3,425 value), 10 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Through May 22, 2014, excluding blockout dates.
Bring your family on this exciting 4-day vacation to Universal Orlando, where you and 3 guests will enjoy:

  • Round-trip coach airfare for 4 people between your local major airport and Orlando.
  • Round-trip ground transportation between the airport in Orlando and your hotel.
  • 3-night, 4-day hotel accommodations for 4 people (in 1 room) at a Universal Orlando on-site hotel.
  • Complimentary 3-day park admission for 4 people to both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks.

Universal Studios Hollywood Vacation Package for $2,850 ($5,167 value), 7 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Through May 22, 2014, blackout dates apply.
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie experience, in which you and 3 guests will enjoy:

  • Round-trip, coach airfare for 4 between your local major airport and Los Angeles.
  • Round-trip ground transportation between the airport in Los Angeles and your hotel.
  • 3-night, 4-day hotel accommodations for 4 people (in 1 standard room) at a hotel right on-site at Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • 2-day Front of the Line admission for 4 to Universal Studios Hollywood theme park.
Loews Santa Monica Beach.

Loews Santa Monica Beach.

Tuesday, June 25

$1110 for 2 Nights in a Suite: Loews Regency in New York City ($2,000 value), 5 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: February 17, 2014 through November 16, 2014.

  • Purchase this offer and receive a certificate redeemable for 2 consecutive nights in a luxurious suite at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City (single or double occupancy).

Grand King Suite at Loews Santa Monica: 2-Nights for $1110 ($2,000 value), 5 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through July 31, 2014
Experience Southern California style with 2 nights in this ultra-chic suite at a savings of 44%.

  • Purchase this offer and receive a certificate redeemable for 2 consecutive nights in a 1-bedroom Grand King suite at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

2 Nights at a Four Diamond Loews Resort: $350, 20 Available ($600 value), Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through July 31, 2014
Enjoy the Loews Hotels experience at 1 of 5 distinctive resorts throughout North America for just $350.

Receive a certificate redeemable for two consecutive nights in a Vibrant Superior Room at one of the following resorts:

Beachfront Suite at Loews Miami Beach: 2 Nights for $1110 ($2,000 value), 5 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through July 31, 2014

  • Enjoy sweeping ocean views speckled with the lights of South Beach from your beachfront suite, where you’re not more than a stroll away from shopping, nightlife, and, of course, the ocean.
  • Certificate includes room rate and tax.

2 Nights at a Luxury Loews Hotel: $275 ($500 value), 16 Available, Max per purchase: 1

Dates of Travel: Anytime through July 31, 2014 with the exception of the Loews Regency Hotel, New York (February 17, 2014 through November 16, 2014)

Receive a certificate redeemable for two consecutive nights in a Vibrant Superior Room at one of the following Loews Hotels:

Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina.

Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina.

Wednesday, June 26

10,000 Best Western Rewards Points for just $67 ($100 value), 835 Available, Max per purchase: 5
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of travel with Best Western Rewards. With more hotels in more locations, you have many reward choices and opportunities!
  • Redeem points for Free Night Vouchers or Best Western Travel Cards® for use at any of our participating Best Western branded hotels worldwide.
Comfort Inn.

Comfort Inn.

Thursday, June 27

Comfort Suites: Stay 2 Nights for $134 ($220 value), 660 Available, Max per purchase: 2
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 31, two years from date of deposit.

  • What You Receive: 32,000 Choice Privileges rewards points, valid for a 2-night stay, deposited into your Choice Privileges account.

Comfort Inn: Stay 3 Nights for $156 ($297 value), 795 Available, Max per purchase: 2
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 31, two years from date of deposit.

  • What You Receive: 36,000 Choice Privileges rewards points, valid for a 3-night stay, deposited into your Choice Privileges account.

Sleep Inn: Stay 2 Nights for $102 ($170 value), 190 Available, Max per purchase: 2
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 31, two years from date of deposit.

  • What You Receive: 20,000 Choice Privileges rewards points, valid for a 2-night stay, deposited into your Choice Privileges account.

Cambria Suites: Stay 2 Nights for $166 ($264 value), 325 Available, Max per purchase: 2
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 31, two years from date of deposit.

  • What You Receive: 40,000 Choice Privileges rewards points, valid for a 2-night stay, deposited into your Choice Privileges account.
The Willard, Washington D.C, an Intercontinental hotel.

The Willard, Washington D.C, an Intercontinental hotel.

Friday, June 28

50,000 Priority Club Points for $325 ($575 value), 1,250 Available, Max per purchase: 4
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 50,000 points deposited in your IHG Rewards Club account

15,000 Priority Club Points for $100 ($203 value), 2,500 Available, Max per purchase: 5
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 15,000 points deposited into your IHG Rewards Club account

25,000 Priority Club Points for $167 ($313 value), 2,000 Available, Max per purchase: 4
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 25,000 points deposited into your IHG Rewards Club account

100,000 Priority Club Points for $630 ($1,150 value), 1,000 Available, Max per purchase: 3
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 100,000 points deposited into your IHG Rewards Club account

Who is eligible to participate?
Any resident of the U.S. who is 18 years or older may purchase an offer with any valid credit card.

When are offers available for purchase?
Offers go on sale at 1:00 pm ET each weekday between June 10, 2013 and July 12, 2013. Quantities for these items are extremely limited—usually just a few hundred each—and may sell out quickly. However, in the event that they do not sell out the day they go on sale, they will appear on the “All Available Offers” page. You may purchase offers featured on this page 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the promotion ends, May 25, 2012, or until the offers sell out.

When will I see my 10% discount for using my American Express Card?
The published retail value of the offer is pre-savings. In the e-commerce process, once you have entered your credit card information, if you use an American Express Card, you will see the 10% price deduction at checkout. The retail price minus 10% is what will be charged to your American Express Card.

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