Yesterday marked the first day of deals in the 2013 iteration of the Daily Getaways promotion. We get about a month of travel deals sponsored by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association. The deals last from June 10 through July 12, 2013. If you pay with an American Express card, you’ll get an additional 10 percent off of your purchase.
In case you didn’t participate last year, there is one big caveat associated with these deals. The quantities are extremely limited so the competition is fierce. When a deal becomes “live” you’ll need to start clicking and hoping you get through. Last year, I would start clicking as soon as the clock turned and it would say all the deals were already in other people’s carts. A couple of tricks that Mommy Points advises are to start clicking one or two minutes before the start time and to remember that deals aren’t sold out unless you actually see a message that says it’s sold out. If you’re lucky enough to snag a deal, it will first go into a quasi-shopping cart. You’ll have a few minutes to enter your payment info in order to solidify your purchase. If, for some reason, you fail to complete the purchase in the allotted time, then you lose the deal and it goes back into the pot for some other lucky individual. This is why you can’t give up right away.
Here is a look at the deals calendar for the rest of this week and next week. The final three weeks of deals haven’t been announced yet. Good luck to you!