The First Two Weeks of Daily Getaways 2013

It’s back! Brought to us by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association, Daily Getaways has returned for 2013!

The first two weeks of deals have just been posted on the Daily Getaways website.

While the majority of these deals aren’t showstopping, there is usually at least one a week that will draw a lot of attention. That means that you will have to be right on time when deals start going on sale.

They usually get put in people’s carts instantly, but if the person doesn’t purchase within a certain amount of time, that deal gets released again. So, there’s hope if you don’t get a deal right away!

As always, paying with an American Express card will get you an extra 10% discount.

Week 1:

Week 1: June 10 - 14

Week 1: June 10 – 14

Deals To Keep an Eye On

The Marriott certificates offer a substantial 20% discount if you find yourself at Marriott hotels.

Other than that, nothing catches my eye.

Week 2:


Week 2: June 17 - 21

Week 2: June 17 – 21

Deals To Keep an Eye On

Both Club Carlson deals on Wednesday, June 19.

50,000 points for $194 ($174.60 when paid with an AmEx)

100,000 points for $385 ($346.50 when paid with an AmEx)

If paid with an American Express card, the points can be had a $0.003 per point. That’s pretty cheap.

Club Carlson is a growing hotel program with a lot of potential. They are even opening up two hotels in the Maldives this year!

I might pass on it because, between Joann and me, we have over 450K Club Carlson points. We have to start burning those!


Hat tip to Mommy Points for breaking the news!

Fare Alert: New York – Montevideo, Uruguay $373 (and possibly lower)

Via The Flight Deal, who is a MUST follow for all the best airfare deals out there, Copa Airlines is offering a fare from New York to Montevideo, Uruguay for $373.40.


$746.80 for 2 passengers

The fare is valid until December 8, 2013.

This can be booked easily on with a simple round-trip search.

To compound the savings, use the cashback portal eBates and click through to CheapTickets to get an additional 3% cashback ($11.20). Every little bit of savings helps!

Copa Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and this fare will earn 100% mileage credit on United.

It totals 11,202 miles so the breakdown will be 3.3 CPM (cents per mile)… 3.2 CPM with the 3% cashback.

That’s pretty great. If I had vacation days to burn, I’d be on this for sure!



Fare Alert: Boston – New Orleans for $116

This has been around for a few days so if you haven’t gotten in on it yet, United Airlines is having a fare sale from Boston to New Orleans for only $116!

It’s not a nonstop but it’s still a hell of a fare to the Big Easy. Fares are only valid on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday departure.

Since this fare is from United, book directly on That way, you can utilize the “Book Now; Think Later” strategy because they have a 24 hour FREE cancellation policy!

Here is an example fare:


I hope a few people can get in on this. Love New Orleans!

Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde

$25 American Express Gift Card for $15 via Twitter

American Express loves their social media promotions… and so do we! Amex Sync, as they call it, is now being heavily advertised in the Twitterverse. Here’s a short video explaining how it works:

The latest from the @AmericanExpress team is a $25 Amex Gift Card for $15.

  1. Tweet #BuyAmexGiftCard25 to get started. You’ll be prompted by @AmexSync to sync your Card for purchases, if you haven’t already.
  2. Look for a response from @AmexSync with the confirmation #hashtag. Tweet this #hashtag (#ConfirmAmexGiftCard25) within 15 minutes of the response from @AmexSync to confirm your purchase.
  3. Once your purchase is confirmed (you will receive an email), your product will be shipped via free 2-day shipping.

amex-twitter-gc-promoQuantity is limited so hurry up!

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Cheap Parking at EWR – $4 a day

Amazon Local has a deal today worth checking out if you find yourself in need of parking around Newark Airport (EWR).

There are 3 options:

  1. $12: 3-Day Airport Parking Pass
  2. $20: 5-Day Airport Parking Pass
  3. $55: 14-Day Airport Parking Pass

You can purchase 2 vouchers for yourself, and up to 6 more as “gifts” 😉

The vouchers are only good until July 29, 2013.

If you’ve ever parked around EWR, you know these prices are pretty damn good.

Here are the reviews on Newark Liberty Parking. They seem to be very good.


Hat tip Deals We Like