Daily Getaway May 28: CityPASS Attractions (Blah)

by on May 28, 2014 · 3 comments

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American Express and the US Travel Association (a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting US travel) have partnered to offer discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs during the next month, including hotel packages, points/miles purchase promos, rental car discounts and more. These deals are called the Daily Getaways.

Each day we’ll hash out the details of that day’s deal to see whether it’s worth taking advantage of.

Today’s deal goes live at 1 pm EDT, and you can sign up for alerts if you’d like to be notified when the deals go live.

All of these promotions have the added benefit that you can save an additional 10% for purchasing with an Amex card, like the Platinum and Premier Rewards Gold, or even co-branded cards like Delta Gold and the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex.

City Pass

City passes for San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle or Atlanta

Daily Getaway For Wednesday, May 28: CityPASS

  • Visit four of San Francisco’s top attractions for $86 (125 available)
  • Visit five of Atlanta’s top attractions for $74 (75 available)
  • Visit five of Chicago’s top attractions for $94 (125 available)
  • Visit six of Seattle’s top attractions for $64 (88 available)
  • Visit six of New York’s top attractions for $109 (150 available)

This deal is fairly cut and dry- and frankly boring. The prices being offered by the Daily Getaway match those on the various CityPASS websites, so this “deal” is really only a deal when you use your American Express card to save 10%. If you know you’re traveling to one of these cities and intend to visit all of the included attractions, you may as well save a few bucks and avail yourself of the small savings. It ain’t much, but it ain’t nothin’. Otherwise, well, tomorrow’s deal will be live in 24 hours.

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  • Ivan M.

    I am so disappointed in all these so-called “deals”. As pointed out in the article, these prices are really not discounted at all. Plus, I know for a fact that some of these attractions have “suggested donation” policy which means even with the Amex discount you are paying more than if you just paid at the door. In NY, you can literally choose to donate $1 for both Met and AMNH, which immediately saves you $48 off those tickets. The hotel deals are not much better, either. I checked Hyatt and Hilton and in both cases I was able to find cheaper rooms on their website then what I would pay for the “deal” and then go through hassle of redeeming those points. Not to mention that I would actually be earning points and status if I paid for the rooms.

  • Kamaraj

    This deal is one of the examples that makes me feel CityPass guys are desperate morons. They are insult to the initiative by American Express and USTA who want to give the real deals to people. I will continue to stay away from CityPass folks.

  • DavidYoung2

    Really, because we just had a great time in San Francisco using the City Pass over the long weekend. Two adults and one child. We did pretty much everything from the Academy of Science to the bay boat ride. The fact that they’re good on the Muni is excellent – saved at least $100.00 over the three days on Muni tickets alone, plus gave them to another couple we saw when leaving so they could use them for another three days.

    Saved a substantial amount of money over ‘full price’ tickets, but also remember that you don’t have to wait in line. The ticket line at the Exploratorium was HUGE, and we just walked right in. I guess if you’re planning on doing the attractions anyway, it’s a nice deal.

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