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November 15, 2012 | By Brian E. Clark
Colorado ski and snowboard resorts are rolling out a variety of inexpensive early-season bargains to lure schussers onto their slopes.  Here's a sampling: Colorado Gems Card : This discount card is good at the eight Colorado Gem resorts (Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch and Sunlight). It offers deals and discounts for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. In addition to the resorts' upgraded season-long deals, there is a new component to this year's Gems Card: Flash Deals, which are special promotions and ways to save that are unique to each Gem resort and will be announced at the last minute throughout the season.
August 30, 2009 | Jen Leo
Some say the best time to visit Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure is after school starts, because they're not crowded. Now, you can save money too. The deal: Save $400 when you book a 4-Day/4-Night Disneyland Resort vacation package and stay at Disneyland Resort hotels, including Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier. Among the perks: Four days of Park Hopper tickets good at both parks, preferred seating at some shows at Disney's California Adventure Park and a slew of amenities, including one-day admission to Magic Morning at Fantasyland.
November 26, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Cyber Monday brings out the strangest hotel bargains, but we're not complaining. These two Manhattan hotels make a winter trip to the Big Apple a bit more affordable. But watch the timing: One deal has a tiny booking period, while the other is wide open. The Duane Street Hotel in New York’s fashionable Tribeca neighborhood  plans to have a 29-minute sale on Cyber Monday (Nov. 29). Whew, set your stopwatches now! From 1:29 p.m. to 1:58 p.m. EST (10:29 a.m. to 10:58 a.m. PST)
November 6, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
Here's a midweek deal that lets you enjoy wine tasting or Pechanga Resort & Casino without worrying about driving home. Deal: The Mid-Week Escape to Ponte Vineyard Inn in Temecula provides a 30% discount on a Sunday-Wednesday stay in November or December with no minimum stay requirement. Freebies at the 60-room inn, which opened in June 2012, include parking, a fitness center and Wi-Fi. Eco-measures include LED lighting, low-flow toilets and showers and rooftop solar panels.
September 13, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
The Hyatt Mountain Collection -- which features three of the Hyatt brand's top mountain resorts and lodges in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado -- is offering avid skiing and boarding guests a snowy deal this winter.  When schussers book a three-night stay (nine nights' total) at each of  three properties in the collection - - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado, Hyatt Escala Lodge at the Canyons outside Park City and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino -- they will receive a complimentary Vail Resorts' Epic pass for the 2014-2015 winter season.
March 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hotel Abri in San Francisco was built the year after the city's devastating 1906 earthquake. The former Monticello Hotel has been transformed from a vintage building into a contemporary boutique hotel with an urban vibe. Now the Abri offers a spring deal on rates, but only for a limited time. The deal: The Get Lucky offer takes 20% off nightly rates at the hotel at 127 Ellis St. in the downtown area north of Market Street and not far from Union Square. Use the promotion code "LUCKY" to get the discount.
December 3, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
New York City after dark becomes a dazzle fest of holiday decorations at this time of year. Gray Line New York's usual double-decker bus night tour morphs into a Holiday Lights tour in December that comes with a little savings for those who book online.  The deal: The two-hour Holiday Lights tour offers an online discount price of $39 for adults and $29 for children 3 to 11 years old. The night tour on Gray Line's double-decker bus visits the...
April 3, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hard to believe that Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego charged just $8.16 for a room when it opened in 1963. Half a century later, that rate is still available  -- if you pay regular price for two nights. The deal: Stay two nights at the best available rate and receive a third night for $8.16. It's all part of the 50th Anniversary Package at this resort, which features 287 rooms, swimming pools, fitness center, golf course and more. The deal must be reserved by phone using the code "RBI50.
March 10, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Las Vegas Hilton has a sweet special good through the end of the year: Rooms start at $49.95 for a midweek stay and come with such extras as drinks, breakfast and a discount on gift shop purchases. The deal: The Escape to Vegas package includes a room, two free cocktails at the hotel's Tempo Lounge, two free breakfast buffets, two free passes to the fitness center and a 15% discount in the hotel's gift shop. It's good for midweek stays; a two-night minimum is required.
September 2, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
When JetBlue Airways offered a three-month pass for unlimited flying last year, it sold out quickly. The New York-based airline has yet to introduce the deal again this year. Instead, JetBlue last week announced a new deal called the Go Pack that lets passengers make 10 flights in three months, ranging in price from $700 to $2,500, depending on the city where the trips start. For example, a Go Pack from Long Beach costs $999 plus taxes and fees. Under the deal, passengers can take 10 flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Seattle and Portland, Ore. But the deal will only be offered until Sept.
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