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.
Finally, make sure you pay with an American Express card to save an additional 10%. Any AMEX card will do.
Since my new daily newsletter format has my notification coming to subscribers between 7 and 10pm EDT, I’ll summarize today’s and tomorrow’s offer so you can plan ahead if reading in the evening. Feel free to e-mail me or post questions in the comments section. Good luck chasing the deals you’re looking for!
Wednesday, May 28th: CityPASS
Visit 4 attractions in San Francisco for $77.40 (with 10% discount for paying with an AMEX card).
Visit 5 attractions in Atlanta for $66.60 (with 10% discount for paying with an AMEX card).
Visit 5 attractions in Chicago for $84.60 (with 10% discount for paying with an AMEX card).
Visit 5 attractions in Seattle for $57.60 (with 10% discount for paying with an AMEX card).
Visit 6 attractions in New York for $98.10 (with 10% discount for paying with an AMEX card).
There’s not much to write about here. It would be hard to describe this as much of a deal. These are CityPASS list prices from their website, plus a 10% discount for paying with an AMEX card.
That’s not to say that CityPASS isn’t a good deal. I’ve used them in a few cities in the past and gotten a decent value out of them. San Francisco, in particular, holds good value if you enjoy riding the cable cars as you can ride them an unlimited number of times during your visit (up to 9 days). If you were spending a week in San Francisco that would pay for the pass itself.
Bottom Line It For Me, Ed
Unless you’ve already bought the plane tickets or reserved hotel rooms for your trip to one of these cities, pass on this deal. It might cost you 10% more when you ultimately take your trip, but if you cancel your trip there’s no refund.
Additionally, if you are traveling with children, those tickets are cheaper directly on the CityPASS website.