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CarefulBuilder14
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:42 pm

Is anyone else doing these? I got a moderately good deal with IHG, and hope to get some Hyatt points on Friday if I'm free at 1:00. That deal will probably go very quickly.

It does code as "travel" for 2x on CSP. Two years ago there was a discount if you paid with an Amex, but I think that's gone.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red


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Re: USTA Daily Getaways

Postby TXviking » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:11 pm

I haven't even heard of these. Can you provide some more information?

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Re: USTA Daily Getaways

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:39 pm

TXviking wrote:I haven't even heard of these. Can you provide some more information?

https://dailygetaways.ustravel.org/Default.aspx

It's a mix of deals...point and gift card purchases for major hotel chains...lots of Vegas casino/resort packages...car rental deals.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red

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Re: USTA Daily Getaways

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:02 am

I got 15k Wyndham points for $150, and I might buy another 15k.

One nice thing about Wyndham is that they seem to have excellent award availability. That can definitely be a weakness with Hyatt. As Hyatt's cash prices rise, award availability definitely seems to dry up.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red

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Re: USTA Daily Getaways

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:08 pm

I wasn't trying to get either one, but both Fairmont deals went in about a minute.

Fingers crossed for Hyatt.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red

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Re: USTA Daily Getaways

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:27 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I wasn't trying to get either one, but both Fairmont deals went in about a minute.

Fingers crossed for Hyatt.

Did anyone succeed with Hyatt?

I didn't, despite trying to buy in the first few seconds. :(

Oh well. At least I can get more IHG. :)
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red



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