Today’s Daily Getaway features discounts on OMNI Hotels & Resorts.
In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association. Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying.
For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT. Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes. It’s also important to be patient. If you click shortly after an offer becomes available and it shows sold out, keep trying. Someone may have an offer in their shopping cart but change their mind or have their computer crash. When that happens, their bad luck or change of heart can be your good fortune.
There’s no 10% discount this year for paying with an AMEX card. However, it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the pricing of most deals, with some being slightly better (and others the same or slightly worse) than last year.
I wrote about the OMNI offer yesterday in my breakdown of the entire week but here are the highlights:
This is pretty much an exact replica of last year’s offer, which I wrote up here.
Briefly, the only category where I saw decent savings were the properties in the $338 certificate list. I don’t follow the OMNI program closely, but I’ve stayed at a few here and there. The OMNI Mount Washington Resort is likely to be the best value here, with the rates at the OMNI Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort a decent second.
With a nod to potential availability issues, I might take a flier on the $338 certificate if you saw a property you liked. Better to check your dates before buying the certificates and redeem as soon as they e-mail you the certificate.
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