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Amex Daily Getaways Week 5: Hertz, Hilton, Hyatt, Fairmont and Vegas Deals

by on July 6, 2013 · 11 comments

in American Express, Daily Getaways, Hilton, Hyatt

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.

Amex Daily Getaways Week 5 Schedule.

Amex Daily Getaways Week 5 Schedule.

Looking ahead to week five, here’s what will be on sale from July 8-12. There are some deals from Hertz, Hilton, an assortment of Vegas hotels, Hyatt, and Fairmont.

The one that might be the most interesting from this week is the Hyatt Gold Passport points on Thursday, July 11. They are offering the ability to purchase these points at pretty reasonable prices, especially if you know how to maximize your redemptions. The different options to buy Hyatt points are:

24,000 Gold Passport points for $260 – a rate of 1.08 cent per point
30,000 Gold Passport points for $330 – a rate of 1.1 cents per point
36,000 Gold Passport points for $415 – a rate of 1.15 cents per point
69,000 Gold Passport points for $775 – a rate of 1.112 cents per point

These all seem like pretty decent deals to me if you really plan to maximize these points with premium redemptions. If I were to buy one of these, I might go for the package of 36,000 points for $415 – that’s enough for two nights at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (18,000 points per night since it’s a Category 5 property), one of my favorite hotels, where rates are normally well over $500 per night – so I’d be getting at least a half-price discount.

However, the 69,000 point option would be more than enough for three nights at the Park Hyatt Maldives, where the rooms start at over $1,000 a night, promising even bigger savings. Last month, Hyatt had a 30% Bonus on Purchased Points which brought the cost down to 1.85 cents, but this is a much better deal.

The only thing to be concerned about is that you don’t earn elite status qualifying nights when you stay on awards so if you are short on stays to re-qualify for Hyatt Diamond status, that’s something to keep in mind. Also, the number of packages is limited, so if you are interested in them, you should buy them as soon as the sale starts.

There are also Hilton HHonors points on sale on Tuesday, July 9, but I’m not as excited about those after Hilton’s devaluation this spring. However, if you find some sweet spots in the new redemption chart and seasonal awards – and even more so if you have elite status and can take advantage of the 5th night free on award stays – you can still find some value in the program.

For example, Hilton just reopened the Caledonian Hotel, a gorgeous classic property in Edinburgh, and award rates over part of the summer and September are as low as 50,000 points on nights that rooms are going for 449 GBP ($685).

Screen shot 2013-07-04 at 12.45.39 PMSo by buying the 100,000-point package for $550, you’d potentially get a value of $1,370 if redeeming here – not bad. Still, it can take a bit of legwork to find really great redemption values like this one, so I’m more wary of these packages.

Here are the rest on sale this week.

The Hertz Prestige Collection includes the Mercedes Benz E350 Convertible.

The Hertz Prestige Collection includes the Mercedes Benz E350 Convertible.

Monday, July 8

1-Week Hertz Standard Vehicle for $280 ($1,000 value), 45 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 5,000 points deposited to your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards account.

1-Week Hertz Prestige Collection for $720 ($3,000 value), 50 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 15,000 points deposited to your Herts Gold Plus Rewards account.
  • Purchase 15,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points for $720 and redeem for a 1-week rental of a Prestige Collection vehicle (such as a Cadillac CTS, Mercedes Benz E350 Convertible, or a Volvo C70 Convertible).

Hertz Prestige Collection Weekend for $430 ($1,800 value), 35 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What You Receive: 9,000 points deposited to your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards account.
  • Purchase 9,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points for $430 and redeem for a 4-day weekend rental of a Hertz Prestige Collection vehicle (such as a Cadillac CTS or Mercedes Benz E350 Convertible, or a Volvo C70 Convertible).
Redeem your Hilton HHonors points at the Grand Wailea in Maui.

Redeem your Hilton HHonors points at the Grand Wailea in Maui.

Tuesday, July 9

100,000 Hilton HHonors Points for $550 ($1,000 value), 160 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 100,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points that can be redeemed toward a free stay at any of the 3,900 hotels or resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.

150,000 Hilton HHonors Points for $825 ($1,500 value), 200 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 150,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points that can be redeemed toward a free stay at any of the 3,900 hotels or resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.

250,000 Hilton HHonors Points for $1,375 ($2,500 value), 200 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 250,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points that can be redeemed toward a free stay at any of the 3,900 hotels or resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.
 Mandalay Bay.

Save some money on a hotel package from Mandalay Bay.

Wednesday, July 10

Stay and Play at Circus Circus for $140 ($250 value), 40 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 30, 2013.

  • What You Receive: 3 nights at Circus Circus, including dining and passes to the Adventuredome Theme Park for 2.
  • Breakfast buffet for 2 people during stay and Dinner buffet for 2 people during stay.
  • A $75 voucher for The Steak House restaurant inside Circus Circus.

Stay, Play and Relax at ARIA for $1,625 ($2,950 value), 6 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 31, 2013.

  • What You Receive: 3 nights in a suite at ARIA, dinner, VIP tickets to Zarkana, and spa treatments for 2.
  • Dinner for 2 at your choice of one of the many fine restaurants inside ARIA, including: Sage, Sirio Ristorante, AMERICAN FISH, Julian Serrano, or Jean Georges Steakhouse.

Getaway for 4 to Mandalay Bay for $1,650 ($3,000 value), 6 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through January 31, 2014, excluding blackout dates.

  • What You Receive: A certificate toward a 2 night stay for 4 guests, tickets to Michael Jackson ONE a Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay, dinners, and Shark Reef tickets sent via email.

A Suite & a Show at Bellagio for $1,375 ($2,500 value), 6 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through March 31, 2014.

  • What You Receive: 2 nights in a Bellagio suite and 2 tickets to “O”, spa treatments & dinner.

VIP Getaway at HOTEL32 for $825 ($1,500 value), 10 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime through December 27, 2013, excluding blackout dates.

  • What You Receive: 2 nights in a PENTHOUSE Suite at HOTEL32, $150 dining credit, and more.
Park Hyatt Aviara

Redeem your Hyatt Gold Passport points at the Park Hyatt Aviara.

Thursday, July 11

2 Nights in a Hyatt Premium Hotel For $260 ($480 value), 100 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 46% savings on two nights via 24,000 points deposited into your Hyatt Gold Passport account.
  • Enjoy 2 nights at any participating Hyatt Category 3 premium hotels worldwide.

2 Nights in Hyatt Top Hotel For $415 ($720 value), 15 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 42% savings on two nights via 36,000 points deposited into your Hyatt Gold Passport account.
  • Enjoy 2 nights at any participating Hyatt Category 5 top tier hotels worldwide.

3 Nights in a Hyatt Suite for $775 ($1,380 value), 15 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 44% savings on two nights via 69,000 points deposited into your Hyatt Gold Passport account.
  • Enjoy 3 nights in a suite at any participating Category 4 elite Hyatt hotel worldwide.

2 Nights in an Elite Hyatt Hotel For $330 ($600 value), 35 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: Anytime

  • What you Receive: 45% savings on two nights via 30,000 points deposited into your Hyatt Gold Passport account.
  • Enjoy 2 nights at participating Hyatt Category 4 elite hotels worldwide.
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.

Friday, July 12

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 3 nights for just $675 ($1,020 value), 10 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: There is no expiration date for this certificate.

  • What you Receive: Three Ovations Rewards Certificates each redeemable for a 1 night stay and breakfast for 2 at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona. Certificates may be combined for one use or used for separate reservations at guest’s discretion.

6 Night Hawaii Vacation for just $1,800 ($2,600 value), 15 Available, Max per purchase: 1
Dates of Travel: There is no expiration date for certificates.

  • What you Receive: Six Ovation Rewards certificates each redeemable for a 1 night stay and breakfast for 2 at your choice of two Fairmont Hawaii Properties. Certificates may be combined for one use or used separately at guest’s discretion.

Good luck with the sales!

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  • John C

    Can the 24,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points be used at any category hotel
    Or must they be used for a category 3 hotel? Thank you.

  • thepointsguy

    Yes, you can use them at any category not just a Category 3.

  • John C

    thank you

  • smitty06

    the hertz points are a decent value

  • Steve

    What do you think of the Fairmont Hawaii offer? Seems like during peak season the Ovation certs would save some money.

  • Anon

    PointsGuy, Hertz is devaluing the GPR program in October by raising point redemptions by 10-15%. So they say.

  • Claude

    Can you use the Hilton HHonors for Points & Money Rewards? Or do you have to use them for one stay?

  • Guest

    Can you use the hhonors rewards towards points & pay? and do you have to use them on one stay?

  • thepointsguy

    You can use them for whatever you want

  • Bill

    Do you think when the terms say:

    “Max. Quantity per Purchase: 1. No more than 1 set of points purchased through this offer are allowed per membership number. A maximum of 4 sets of points is allowed per membership number across all Hyatt offers.”

    They are talking about each point level or any one of the point levels.

    I was considering buying multiple hyatt offers if I am able to because I am planning my honeymoon to the grand hyatt kauai. These points obviously would work great if I could get lets say the 69000 offer and the 36000 offer together.

    Thanks

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