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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 extra 10% for purchasing with an Amex card, like the Platinum and Premier Rewards Gold, or even co-branded cards like Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express.

A 5 night stay at a Diamond resort for $600
Enjoy a 5 night stay at a Diamond resort for $600.

Daily Getaway For Thursday, May 29: Diamond Resorts

  • Five night stay at a Diamond Resorts property worldwide for $600 (200 available)

If you specifically want to stay at a Diamond Resort, this deal has value. A quick search on the Diamond Resort website showed me a five night trip to the Scottsdale Villa Mirage in October costs $967.50 in total. At $600 (or $540 with the Amex discount) you’ll save $300-$400 off the regular price. The price for the Alpine Club in Austria is around $130-150 per night, so again this deal would allow you to book it for cheaper. There’s good value if you know you want to stay at a Diamond Resort and you price out your specific location ahead of time to make sure the savings is significant.

However, keep in mind that Diamond Resorts are actually timeshares, so you’ll be staying in a timeshare resort as a non-timeshare owner. Since I don’t have much experience with timeshares, I probably wouldn’t book this offer just because I usually prefer a hotel or Airbnb type lodging, but if you have experience with timeshares and like them, this deal offers a significant discount.

There are only 200 of these deals available, so if you’re interested, have your Amex ready and jump on it when the sale begins.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Limited Time Offer- Earn an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints® after you make an additional $2,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. Offer ends 4/5.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
15.74%-19.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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