If you’re looking to get away on a miniature vacation or planning a family trip for the summer, there is no reason to pay full price.
Daily Deal sites are starting to offer getaways and escapes for up to 80 percent off. Whether you are looking for a night in New York City, a weekend in Atlantic City, or a week in St. Lucia, here are some tips to help you save the most money on vouchers instead of booking the trip.
Groupon Getaways, a part of Groupon, is offering deals that last around 10 days or until they sell out. The current deals can be used for up to six months, which would perfect for a spring getaway. These deals range from $89 for a one-night stay in Cape May, N.J., to a nine-day stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for $950.
Some of the current deals available for $209 include three nights at The Coconut Malorie Resort in Ocean City, Md., or a two-night stay for two at a Victorian Bed and Breakfast minutes from Daytona Beach, Fla., starting at $109. A 40 percent discount for a final price of $749 brings two adults and up to one child to a one-bedroom Tamarind villa in St. Lucia on a trip worth $1,252.
And, who wouldn’t want to visit Las Vegas for 53 percent off at the new Tropicana. For a discounted rate of $110, get a one-night stay for two with a bottle of wine, and you can combine nights.
The deals change every 10 days, so if you aren’t interested in the deals posted today, you can subscribe to emails to receive notification when the deals update. More information can be found under “Getaways” at www.groupon.com.
Another site that is offering deep discounts on travel is Living Social. Although Living Social promotes similar deals to Groupon, many of the deals are organized by city and state.
Right now, Living Social is offering to Scranton/Wilkes Barre residents a discount for the Showboat in Atlantic City 53 percent off a two night stay that includes $30 beverage credit and $15 food and beverage credit at any Showboat restaurant for $119. This deal expires on May 24.
Pay only $64 for a one-night stay for two and get a $15 credit toward access to the 24 Central Cafe and Health Club at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
Visit New York City for a rare discount of 50 percent off and stay at the Historic SoHo Inn with theater tickets included in the final price of $279 for two nights.
For those looking to leave the East Coast, Living Social is offering half off a four-night stay for two in Hawaii. With this deal, customers get to plan their discounted trip with a travel agent.
If you want an interesting twist on the traditional deal, head out for a nine-day Moroccan excursion for one guest from March 9 to 17 or May 25 to June 2 for $1,929 with round-trip international flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
To find more of these deals and sign up for Living Social emails, visit www.livingsocial.com and click on “Escapes.”
Eversave, another daily deal site offers more family friendly trips to places like Kissimmee, Fla., with Disney World passes from $66 per night. This voucher does not expire for an entire year. Plus, Eversave offers a full refund within 60 days of making the purchase prior to making reservations. Visit www.eversave.com for the latest travel deals.
Most of these vouchers are good until at least June, so you can start planning ahead and signing up for future deals.
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