Travel Deals and Sweepstakes for December 16, 2010

We don’t overload the site with travel deals every single day, but when good ones come in our inbox, we feel the only thing to do is pass these fabulous travel deals on to you. As always, many of these deals are limited in quantity or expire by the end of the day, so act quickly!


New Orleans 5 Day Western Caribbean Cruise – Carnival Cruise lines is offering some amazing discounts for their January cruises. The best value is for a 5 day cruise from New Orleans departing January 22, 2011. The price is $199 per person double occupancy. The total cost with fees and taxes is right at $475 for two passengers in an inside stateroom with two stops in the Western Caribbean. Keep in mind you still have to pay gratuities and those umbrella drinks are extra, but at less than $100 per day for two it’s a pretty amazing deal! Other departure ports have similar amazing deals, but this was the cheapest overall. Deal expires tomorrow. Get the cruise deal!

Hotels and Resorts

Dallas, TX – $129 room rate at Rosewood Crescent on Dec. 17 or 18 (normal rate is $300+). This is a 4 or 5 star hotel in downtown Dallas. Book the rooms by calling (214) 871-3200 and using code “The Showcase.”


Atlanta, GA – Get $35 worth of Tapas and drinks at Loca Luna for $17. Expires June 17, 2011. Get the Atlanta restaurant deal.

Denver , CO– Appaloosa Grill is offering $40 worth of food for $20. If you are planning a visit to Denver between now and March 17, 2011, you may want to consider this restaurant deal. Get the Denver restaurant deal.


Charleston, SC – Drayton Hall was built in 1738 and now stands as an historic site with tours that educate visitors on the house and the periods of history the house has experienced. Get a one-year membership to this National Trust Historic Site for only $19. Get the museum deal.

San Antonio, TX – Sea World San Antonio is offering Christmas Celebration admission at a deal of half off the regular admission price. Get this attraction deal.

San Diego, CA – Thinking of rock climbing but don’t know how? Learn the basics for $15 with a beginner lesson and day pass to Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center . Read the fine print and get this travel deal.

Travel Contests and Sweepstakes

Dream Vacation – Cheerios and the editors of TRAVEL + LEISURE Magazine are partnering on a sweepstakes to give one winner and their guest the opportunity to craft a dream vacation anywhere in the United States. Not just a weekend getaway, this trip will be 7 days of luxury and excitement. The winner will also get a one year subscription to TRAVEL + LEISURE Magazine. Simply visit  www.cheerios.com/love and making a pledge to love their heart or by checking out specially-marked Cheerios boxes.

American Express Gift Card GiveawayEntering the Twitter exclusive Gift Card giveaway is as simple as following @americanexpress on Twitter and tweeting the following message once each day until December 16:  I want to win an Amex Gift Card! Hey @americanexpress, surprise ME! http://pub.vitrue.com/Fc5 #amexgiftcard

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