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Daily Getaways travel deals kick off with Hilton, Hyatt promotions

The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 10/7/2021 Victoria M. Walker
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Get excited because the U.S. Travel Association’s five-week Daily Getaways promotion is officially back!

After a hiatus caused by the pandemic, the deals have returned and, according to USTA, can save travelers up to 60%. This year, most of the promotions appear to be hotel-related. You can already look at the offers you may be interested in, and the first deal goes live today on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. EST.

Like many deals, the Daily Getaways are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some are extremely popular and may sell out in a matter of seconds. Also, you’ll want to be confident about your travel plans because these deals are also nonrefundable. Here’s what we know so far.

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Which deals will be available?

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You can already see which deals are available, and USTA is kicking off the promotions with Hilton and Hyatt buy points promotions on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, respectively.

Hilton has three deals available: Buy 30,000 Hilton Honors bonus points for $150 (450 deals available), get 100,000 bonus points for $500 (225 deals available) and get 225,000 bonus points for $1,250 (176 deals available). This sale goes live at 1 p.m. EST, so if you’re looking to top up your Hilton Honors account, you don’t want to miss out on this sale.

Hyatt’s buy points promotion begins Friday, Oct. 8, and there are deals to purchase 30,000 bonus points for $396, 50,000 points for $660 or 80,000 points for $960. Unlike Hilton’s promotions, there are significantly fewer Hyatt slots available — with just 16 deals available. I strongly suggest having your credit card ready and turning on alerts for when the deals go live if you want to have a shot at the promotion.

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USTA has already given us a sneak peek of what travel companies will be participating this year. You can see the full list below, along with an example of the type of deals being offered.

  • IHG: Buy points from $12 (Oct. 11)
  • Choice: Buy points from $84 (Oct. 12)
  • Wyndham: Buy 15,000 points for $175 (Oct. 13)
  • Omni: Buy an Omni hotel stay from $175 (Oct. 14)
  • Accor: Buy an Accor getaway from $1,000 (Oct. 15)
  • Best Western: Buy 10,000 Best Western points for $55 (Oct. 18)
  • The Venetian Resort: Get a three-night stay from $650 (Oct. 19)
  • Marriott: Buy a Marriott Bonvoy gift card from $80 (Oct. 20)

To make sure you don’t miss out, register here and preview all of the deals through Oct. 20 here.

The Daily Getaways promotion

Daily Getaways is a series of travel deals hosted by the U.S. Travel Association. In the past, the deals have included hotel e-gift cards, discounted hotel points, car rental certificates and even discounted tickets to Universal Studios Orlando.

USTA says this year’s promotions will include travel deals up to 60% off, savings on points, hotel stays, theme park tickets and offers from some of the biggest travel brands.

Daily Getaways is a fundraiser that supports “travel advocacy and program initiatives,” according to USTA.

How to book

There are no tricks to find these deals and discounts. Just head to the Daily Getaways page and search for your preferred deal. But be sure to act fast because past deals have sold out within seconds.

What credit card should I use for Daily Getaways?

In the past, Daily Getaways purchases have coded as general travel, which means you’ll want to use a credit card that has a category bonus for general travel such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x Ultimate Rewards points) or Ink Business Preferred Credit Card (3x Ultimate Rewards points; on the first $150,000 in combined purchases each account anniversary; then 1x), or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x points).

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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.


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