The preview of the third week of Daily Getaways have now been released. From a cursory glance, it seems like there isn’t anything spectacular, but the IHG points sale are back. I am still waiting for Hyatt points and SPG points to be on sale. No luck so far, but hopefully they’ll be something nicer for the week after.
June 24: Universal Studio Tickets
June 25: Loews Hotel Packages
June 26: Best Western Points
June 27: Choice Privileges Points
June 28: IHG Points
If you want to see details (and if the image above is too small), check the daily getaways site here.
This might be useful for some people, but the only deal that I might consider getting into is the IHG points.
For me, the universal studio tickets aren’t really relevant, the Loews Hotels deals are too pricy, the Best Western Rewards points might be of use to some people, but I convert them into airline miles and that means each airline mile is over 3 cents because Best Western Points convert to several airline partners (Alaska, American, Aeroplan, etc.) at a 5:1 ratio. The nights at Comfort Inns might be useful to purchasers because you are actually buying points. I’ll have to look into that. Finally, buying IHG rewards come back on the 28th.
You can buy:
15,000 points for $100 (2,500 available)
25,000 points for $167 (2,000 available)
50,000 points for $325 (1,250 available)
100,000 points for $630 (1,000 available)
You are buying an IHG point at roughly 0.63 cents – 0.68 cents each, which is slightly better than using cash and points to get them for 0.7 cents. However, I do believe that these purchases do not qualify you for elite status so keep that in mind, although it is fairly easy to status match so I don’t consider that a big issue. Also remember that paying with an AMEX card gives you an additional 10% off so the deals if you like them become even better.
This week I think is certainly better than the first two weeks, but hopefully the fourth week will be even better!
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