Daily Getaways coming back June 2023 – option to buy cheap points and travel packages

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Every year, the US Travel Assocation offers Daily Getaways travel packages each day for a couple of a weeks.  Usually these are discounted point packages that you could use throughout the year, a few nights in Vegas, Rental cards, etc. Point lovers line up the day that Hyatt sells their points because it’s the cheapest you can possibly find anywhere else, but EVERY YEAR, no one I’ve ever known actually can buy them cause there are so few packages.

One benefit to buying points via USTA Daily Getaways is that they typically don’t count against your total point purchases that brands limit you via other avenues. So…if you’ve already bought 500k IHG points but want more, this is a way you could do it.

Personally, I’ve purchase Hilton points in the past, and may buy IHG points this year depending on where my balance is early June. Both should be selling for roughly 1/2 a penny a point which are historically low, and can be advantageous if you’re planning a high end vacay and can get great value from them.

If you want to sign up for reminders…you can do so here

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 


  • Bill April 21, 2023

    Every year this gets advertised and it’s always a completely useless sale. There are like two of each points packages available and they sell out instantly. Complete waste of time.

    • Miles April 22, 2023

      True of Hyatt but not the other brands…

  • […] As we said in the intro, don’t buy points speculatively. And we’re also giving outrageously aspirational and insanely expensive destinations to show the potential of deals like this. Don’t buy points to redeem at your local Hilton Garden Inn by the airport unless it makes sense. Crunch the numbers. We’re just trying to show you what’s possible, and what we’re truly shooting for when we buy points during offers like these. In fact, we purchased earlier this year and wrote an entire article about it. […]

  • […] recently wrote a post about why I purchased 250k Hilton points during Daily Getaways. The long and short was it provided, along with a Hilton Aspire sign up, access to the brand new […]

  • Adi June 21, 2019

    This is a awesome read! I’ve decided to commit to Hilton after reading your article and I have about 300k points between the Amex Platinum and Amex Hilton Aspire. I definitely plan on checking out this resort with your plan (it’s probably in the top 3 in the Maldives, if not the best).

    On a side note – what has your experience been like with Hilton Diamond status as far as room upgrades go? I’m Gold with Hilton and Marriott/SPG, but I rarely get a room upgrade that’s even noticeable. I either get the “we’re sold out” line, even though I can see online that they do have the enhanced rooms available, or I just get something minor like a higher floor. I’m really hoping that Diamond status will consistently get me suites as that (in addition to the executive lounge access) is the primary reason I signed up for the card.

    • Miles June 21, 2019

      Adi – thanks so much! I had diamond status via a match for a couple years and had very “ok” upgrade experience, but it was primarily on Europe and US destinations. If you’re traveling through through Asia or the Middle East the upgrades and treatment will be quite bit better, per my experience, so it depends on where you’re headed.

      Also…don’t convert your Amex points to Hilton. Much better served utilizing other transfer partners and buy the Hilton points if you’re short. You’ll get far more bang for you buck. The 5th night free and lounge access is incredible.

  • David June 9, 2019

    That is not a photo of the base villa. Also, where are you getting $2300 for the low end? Low end is more towards $1800.

    • Miles June 9, 2019

      add in taxes and service charge

  • John June 8, 2019

    Good read. The only thing I would like to point out, it the picture you said was the base villa was infact the two bedrooms beach villa.
    Also, rates at this hotel in April 2020 are going at the rack rate and should decrease to about 1400$ (Because that is the price in late March)

    • Miles June 9, 2019

      John – Ahh! Good Catch attached the wrong image, updated now.

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