Today’s Daily Getaways are discounted points packages from Hertz.
If you’re new to Daily Getaways, think of this as “Vacations For Real People” (or vacations for normal people). It’s no secret that I love showing my family the world. I took my wife and daughter to Paris a few years ago for Valentine’s Day on a long weekend, but we’re just as likely to pile into the car and drive up to HersheyPark. We prefer to travel to places like Italy and Greece to explore the culture, but those trips aren’t accessible to everyone.
Even though I preach the strategy of earning miles to just about everyone I meet (sorry, for those of you tired of hearing me babble on), most folks aren’t trying to fly First Class in an apartment to the Middle East. Or pop over to Sydney for a long weekend. We decided to head down to the Fort Myers area in Florida last year for spring break and were surprised to find at least a dozen of our friends from Virginia had chosen the same destination as us.
Some drove, some flew, none of them stayed at a St. Regis, Ritz or Four Seasons. For that group, which are the normal folks, Daily Getaways can represent a significant value. Not all deals will, but there are still plenty of savings to be had.
Let’s take a look at today’s deals:
The nice thing about these is that they’re batches of points as opposed to a specific one-week rental. That means you could use them for more valuable redemptions. My favorite in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards are the one-way car rental awards. One-way car rentals can be disgustingly expensive. 5500 points is enough for a 1-week one-way rental, likely costing way more than the $280 price tag.
There aren’t a lot of packages available. They’ll go on sale at 1pm EDT today and I suspect they’ll sell out pretty quickly.