U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways: Buy Hotel Points and Vouchers at Excellent Prices

Funken Lodge Svalbard

Once a year, the U.S. Travel Association runs its Daily Getaways promotion. During this time, member cooperations sell special points packages and vouchers through the USTA website, with the earnings benefitting the organization.

While you can also buy tickets for Universal Studios Orlando, hotel packages at Casino hotels in Las Vegas or Reno and much more, the most appealing offers are usually the hotel bonus points on sale.

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These offers tend to sell out extremely fast. If you are truly interested, you set a reminder to be online at 13.00 American Eastern Time, when the sale starts. That would be 19.00 CET. A different package is on sale each day.

Some of these offers have a very low cap (for example, there are only 24 World of Hyatt point packages available), meaning that luck is even more important than timing.

Hotel and Points Offers

We have compiled all points and vouchers on sale for chains that you can find outside the United States.

April 15, 2024: Hilton Honors

  • Available Offers:
    • 450 x 30,000 points for US$150 (~€140), = 0,47 cpm
    • 225 x 100,000 points for US$500 (~€467), = 0,47 cpm
    • 176 x 250,000 points for US$1,250 (~€1,167), = 0,47 cpm
  • Actual Point Value: 0.2 to 1 Euro Cent
  • Good redemptions: Click here for inspiration
  • Best price of the last 12 months: 0.5 US-Cent / 0.46 Euro Cent

Bottom Line: The value of Hilton Points got worse and worse over the last years. The Daily Getaway price is the same as the one during regular points sales. However, points purchased during the Getaway’s don’t count against Hilton’s cap of 320,000 bought points per year, making it possible to save on luxury hotels.

April 16, 2024: IHG One Rewards

  • Available Offers:
    • 250 x 2,500 points for US$12 (~€11), = 0,45 cpm
    • 700 x 5,000 points for US$25 (~€23), = 0,47 cpm
    • 601 x 25,000 points for US$125 (~€117), = 0,47 cpm
    • 549 x 50,000 points for US$250 (~€233), = 0,47 cpm
    • 534 x 100,000 points for US$500 (~€467), = 0,47 cpm
  • Actual Point Value: 0.4 to 0.8 Euro Cent
  • Good redemptions: Click here for inspiration
  • Best price of the last 12 months: 0.5 US-Cent/ 0.46 Euro cent

Bottom Line: The price is nothing out of the ordinary. Anyone looking for IHG Points should feel free to buy them.

April 23, 2024: Marriott Bonvoy Vouchers πŸ”₯

  • Available Offers:
    • 1070 x $100 voucher for US$80 (~€75), = 20% discount
    • 252 x $250 voucher for US$200 (~€187), = 20% discount
    • 200 x $500 voucher US$400 (~€374), = 20% discount
  • Best price of the last 12 months: n/a

Bottom Line: A good offer for Marriott regulars. According to the terms & conditions, it should be possible to redeem the voucher at non-US-properties, too. The value depends on the exchange rate.

April 29, 2024: Choice Privileges πŸ”₯

  • Available Offers:
    • 1,147 x 14,000 points for US$84 (~€78), = 0,56 cpm
    • 1,561 x 28,000 points for US$155 (~€145), = 0,52 cpm
    • 1,300 x 42,000 points for US$220 (~€205), = 0,49 cpm
    • 1,590 x 55,000 points for US$285 (~€266), = 0,49 cpm
  • Actual Point Value: ca. 0,5 bis 1,5 Cent
  • Good redemptions: Click here for inspiration
  • Best price of the last 12 months: 0.64 cpm
    (0.49 cpm during the 2023 Daily Getaways)

Bottom Line: Sadly, prices for some of the formerly most attractive reward nights were doubled this year. Nonetheless, prices for reward nights in Australia, Japan and Scandinavia remain appealing. How about €40 for a night in Japan, or €80 in Svalbard? Last year, the Choice Privilege points were sold out within minutes.

April 30, 2024: World of Hyatt

  • Available Offers:
    • 3 x 30,000 points for US$396 (~€370), = 1.24 cpm
    • 9 x 50,000 points for US$660 (~€616), = 1.24 cpm
    • 12 x 80,000 points for US$960 (~€897), = 1.12 cpm
  • Actual Point Value: 1.3 to 2.0 Cent
  • Good redemptions: Click here for inspiration
  • Best price of the last 12 months: 1.43 cpm

Bottom Line: No need for analytics, as the available point packages are so few.

May 1, 2024: Wyndham Rewards

  • Available Offers:
    • 766 x 15,000 points for US$175 (~€163)
  • Actual Point Value: ca. 0,5 bis 1,5 Cent
  • Best price of the last 12 months: 0.86 cpm

Bottom Line: A bad offer. Wyndham has more attractive sales on a regular basis, and Wyndham Rewards points are pretty useless to begin with.

US Mailing Address Required

If you are interested in any of the offers, please note that you need to provide a US based mailing address during payment, as these offers are primarily targeted at a US audience.

Since the vouchers are all distributed digitally, you can simply take the address of any hotel in the United States. Your credit card payment will be in US-Dollars. This means two things: Firstly, not every European issued credit card will be accepted during purchased. Secondly, it pays off to use a card with little or free currency conversion.

The title picture shows the Funken Lodge in Longyearbyen, available for 16,000 Choice points per night.

Cover Picture: Peer Linder

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  1. Nicolas says:

    Thanks for your interesting article.

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