What’s your preferred stress-buster: pampering at the spa, or hopping on a pair of skis or surfboard? With this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we say you’ll afford to do both. We found deals for surfing in Southern California, skiing in Telluride, spa-ing in the Arizona desert — and even for luxury touring in Chile.
Miraval Resort & Spa — $750 Credit
This Tucson, Arizona spa is offering a $750 credit — per person — when you book a three-night stay. That’s on top of the already complimentary healthy meals and transfers from Tucson International Airport. If you’re not sure how to use up all the credit, start with any of the 100 treatments at the new Life in Balance Spa. But wait, there’s more! Get $250 additional resort credit for each night beyond the first three. Book between the beginning of December 1 and 10 p.m. EST on December 8, for stays throughout 2015.
Waterfall Resort — Free Alaska Flights (up to $750)
If you can commit now to an Alaska vacation this summer (between June 12 and August 17, 2015), free airline tickets are yours, for up to $750. Book your stay at this resort near Ketchikan December 1-31, 2014 on the resort’s website. This is valid for the Land Package (starting at $3,510 per person, including all meals, fishing equipment and round-trip sea plane from Ketchikan) of two or more nights.
Hotel Madeline & Residences — $119+
Stay in Telluride, Colorado for some ski and snow fun on the cheap, thanks to rock-bottom Black Friday/Cyber Monday rates from $119. The catch is that this is a last-minute vacay, for stays between this November 29 and December 15, but the slopes could be calling you home. Book the deal between November 28 and December 1 by calling 855-447-4356. (Two more sales are available during this booking window: a Wild Winter Sale that gets you $100 resort credit for three nights or more between January 4 and March 31, 2015; and a Book Early special for up to 40 percent off, translating to $138 a night, for stays between May 19 and August 31, 2015.)
Solage Calistoga — 25% Off Rooms & Half-Off Spa
Napa Valley’s focus turns from grapes to spa-ing with a visit to this posh retreat. Get 25 percent off room rates — plus half-off the signature Mudslide treatment at Spa Solange — for select mid-week dates in December of this year. Book online on December 1 or 2.
Big Five Tours & Expeditions — Free 3-Day excursion or Helicopter
This luxury tour operator is enticing adventurous souls with a free three-night extension (in Iquique) to its 12-day Chile & the Culture of the Mapuche tour — or free helicopter flights for the Thailand and Cambodia trek. Prices start at $8,760 for the Chile tour and $11,350 for Thailand and Cambodia. To snag the deal, book on December 1 by calling 877-764-9148.
Shore Hotel — 30% off
A stay at this three-year-old boutique hotel a few blocks from the Santa Monica Pier means the surf is right out your door. Get 30 percent off a partial-ocean-view room for stays between December 1, 2014, and February 28, 2015. Book on December 1 at the hotel’s website using promo code CYBER.
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