Travel discounts on airlines, hotels, theme parks and more at new Daily …

Discover America Daily Getaways is the latest addition to the online travel deal-a-day world. New discount coupons — for flights, hotels, car rentals, amusement parks and more — are offered each day until they sell out (which, if the program’s debut Monday is any indication, can happen within hours). This promotion between the U.S. Travel Assn. and American Express lasts just five weeks, but it can provide some lasting summer savings.

The deal: I like the Daily Getaways website because you can preview the deals and craft a strategy for buying. And I like the prices too.

Here’s how it works: Check out the offers on the website and then buy when the deal posts at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) each day. You can even sign up for an email alert to remind you when the sale begins.

Deals offered Tuesday include a ticket to any SeaWorld location for $39 each (limit six); a ticket to a Busch Gardens park for $39 each (limit six); and a swim-with-the-dolphins day at Discovery Cove in Orlando for $175. 

When: The website will post daily deals through May 13, but the discount coupons last a lot longer.

Tested: I looked at Tuesday’s offer of $39 including tax for a single-day entry to SeaWorld in Orlando, San Diego or San Antonio for an adult or child — and it’s a good one. The coupon is good for visits through April 2013 with no blackout dates. As a comparison, daily tickets at SeaWorld San Diego listed Monday on its website went for $69.99 for adults and $61.99 for children; prices include tax.

Tips: Take 10% more off the deal price if you make the purchase with an American Express card.

Upcoming deals this week: Snag a one-day car rental from Avis for $33 on Wednesday and a two-night Harrah’s Las Vegas VIP package for $264 on Thursday.

Contact: Discover America Daily Getaways

Apr 12th, 2011 | Posted in Travel
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