Friday Musings: Bait And Switch Is Alive And Well In The Travel World

I’m usually a very calm person to a fault and will usually let things go that other people would go crazy about. But despite my best efforts, even I will sometimes get angry over something rather minor. I don’t want to become one of those people who complain about #firstworldproblems like the downgrade of champagne in first class or getting one minute less of water during an on-board shower. But when I see an online offer that will be available at a future date, I expect that same offer to be available when I go to buy it. Such was not the case for this past Thursday’s Daily Getaways promotion.

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The Daily Getaways Promotions Start Today – Get Ready For Some Great Deals!

I’ve got to be honest. The Daily Getaways promotion is one that I’m always interested in but I end up missing out on my chance to participate. Since 2011, the US Travel Association has been running this fundraiser that features daily deals from many of the major travel companies. Here’s their description of the event:

Every Spring, dozens of travel deals are offered to consumers at up to 60 percent off. Travel deals are provided by twenty of America’s top travel brands, also U.S. Travel Board Members, and can range from hotel loyalty points, car rental coupons, attraction tickets, travel packages, hotel stays and more. All offers are available on a first come-first served basis and are non-refundable.

Proceeds from the fundraiser go to support mission-critical travel advocacy and program initiatives.

Many blogs go in depth into each offer and try to determine if the offer that day is a good deal. We’re of the opinion that it’s up to each individual to determine if a deal is good or not because these offers are the ultimate Your Mileage May Vary situation. I’ve purchased things from Daily Getaways the last couple of years but each of those purchases were for a specific situation. Here’s an example of what’s up for offer for the first week of the promotion. Continue reading “The Daily Getaways Promotions Start Today – Get Ready For Some Great Deals!”

The Best Card for Cash Back, Passport Prices Are Going Up & More!

Happy Saturday, y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

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Sea World’s New Paradise Nights Dinner & Dolphin Show at Discovery Cove

Orlando’s Sea World at Discovery Cove is upping the ante with a brand new dinner and dolphin encounter called Paradise Nights, and it sounds like what could be the perfect ending to a perfect day at the Orlando-based mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and rehabilitation center.

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