Daily Getaways 2013 – Week 3 Announced!

Daily Getaways 2013 Week 3 deals have been announced!

They’ve been posted on the Daily Getaways website.

Just about all of the deals are the same ones from 2012, with a couple of hotel deals that are new for 2013.

If you’re looking for some insight on the deals for Weeks 1 & 2, head over to this post that I wrote a few weeks ago.

Remember: Paying with an American Express card will get you an additional 10% off.

Daily Getaways 2013 - Week 3

Daily Getaways 2013 – Week 3

Deal To Watch Out For

The obvious choice here is the Friday June 28th deal for Intercontinental / Priority Club (IHG) Rewards Club points.

  • 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $100*
  • 25,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $167*
  • 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $325*
  • 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $630*

*By using an American Express card for that extra 10% discount, one point will cost you 0.56 – 0.6 cents. About half a penny per point.

These points can be used for any IHG hotel – Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental.

Whether or not this is a good deal is up to you. If you use the points towards an expensive property like the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, then it’s an unbelievable deal.

intercontinental bora bora

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

50,000 points will get you a free night at an amazing resort in an exotic destination where paid nights usually go for upwards of $800.

Points Math

Scenario 1: Buy 100k points from Daily Getaways for $567. Redeem those 100k points for 2 nights at the IC Bora Bora.  You just paid $567 for 2 nights, which equals $283.50 per night.

Scenario 2: Pay the cash rate for 2 nights at the IC Bora Bora for about $800 per night + taxes. Go and search ihg.com to confirm it yourself!

I think I know which scenario I’d rather be in!

IHG Reward Nights

To get an idea of how the IHG Rewards program is built, check out the chart for free nights here.

There are 9 categories of hotels in the program with the highest requiring 50,000 points per reward night.

Always compare the amount of points you need to redeem for a reward night vs. how much the cash rate actually is. Sometimes, the math just won’t add up and you’re better off paying cash and earning points.

 

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