Today’s Daily Getaway offers are all Caesars property deals, mostly in Las Vegas with one in Atlantic City.
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.
All of the packages specifically black out New Years and the Super Bowl, but also say “additional blackout dates may apply”. I always hate language like that. Just give me the full T&C and I’ll decide if I want to buy what you’re selling.
Here are the offers:
2-night package at the Cromwell for $590(new for 2015): This is a new deal in 2015. This is the old Barbary Coast/Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, which used to be quite a dump. It’s gone through an extensive renovation. The package offers:
- 2 nights in a Luxury King room
- $100 breakfast dining certificate at Giada’s
- Access to Drais day pool and nightclub
- In-room Champagne
- Round-trip limousine to/from the airport
I’m not sure how to value the Drais access, because I’m not a big nightclub guy. The Luxury King room type seems to go for at least $200 a night (usually $300 or more on a weekend). In that regard, it’s a good deal, but I think you can do better on room rate if you shop around.
3-night suite package at Caesars Palace for $1,400: This is 3 nights in a suite plus two tickets to any show at any Caesars Las Vegas Property as well as a $200 dining credit and some other benefits like round-trip limo airport transfer.
They’re not specific about the suite type. Between the show tickets and the dining credit along with the other lesser benefits, you’re probably getting about $500 in value. Is 3 nights in a suite worth the remaining $900? Probably, but I wouldn’t call it a slam dunk.
Two nights at Paris Las Vegas for $350: If you can max out this package it’s definitely a good deal. You get two nights in a Red Room Premier, which looks decent from the pictures. You also get a $150 dining credit and a $150 spa credit along with champagne in your room and round-trip limo transport to the airport. That essentially makes the hotel nights free. There’s only 5 of these and I would expect it to sell out.
2-night package at LINQ hotel for $350 (new for 2015): Two nights in a Deluxe King room, two tickets on the High Roller and 2 show tickets at any of the Caesars properties. Champagne and limo as well. Rooms at LINQ aren’t terribly expensive. Show tickets can be pricey. The High Roller is $25, but can be found discounted to around $20 and is also half-price on certain days. You can probably get $350 value out of this, but I’d be shocked if you got $400.
2-night Bally’s package for $315: Just pass on this. Really. 2 nights at Bally’s in a Jubilee King Room, 2 tickets to the Jubilee show at Bally’s, champagne and limo. There are definitely nights where the room rates at Bally’s make this worthwhile, but there are better places to stay in Vegas for less money.
2-night package at Harrah’s Atlantic City for $650: 2 nights in a Bayview Premium room, $150 dining credit, in-room champagne and a limo transport if you happen to fly into Atlantic City. I saw plenty of nights where rooms could be had at Harrah’s for $200-ish, so think twice before buying this package.
Bottom Line It For Me, Ed
The Paris deal seems like a good one, and the Cromwell one could be as well. Mostly, these are worse than last year’s and should only be considered if you’ve priced out what it would cost to build the package yourself for specific dates.
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