Monday, June 17, 2013

Daily Getaways: Luxury Hotels Through Preferred Hotel Group for $150 or Less!

It's Daily Getaways season once again, and over the next few weeks you have the chance to purchase hotel points at a discount from almost every major hotel loyalty program in America.  Each day, a different hotel chain is featured and a limited number of points are sold at a discount.

Of particular interest to me are the Choice Hotels redemptions, where you can purchase 40,000 Choice Privileges points for $166 (or $149.40 when you pay with an American Express card).

40,000 Choice Privileges points can get you a lot of free nights at ho-hum Sleep Inns or Comfort Inns around the world and can be a tremendous bargain, but 40,000 points can also get you a luxury hotel from Preferred Hotels group through Choice Hotels' partnerships.

It works like this:
To give you an idea of the savings achieved, here's Kayak's pricing for the Travaasa in Austin, a fantastic destination spa resort:

As you can see, the Daily Getaways deal will save you $217 plus taxes (over 60%) on the price of a room at the Travaasa.

There are lots of other great hotels for 30k-40k points, so be sure to look around and figure out if this offer makes sense for you.

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