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GIVE THE GIFT OF A GETAWAY AND EARN BONUS TRAVEL FOR YOURSELF offers their best gift card offer of the season

Austin, TX – ‘Tis the season for ultimate offers and is pulling out all the stops this holiday season. Buy the gift of travel for your loved ones and get a gift for yourself! After all, why should the lucky folks on your gift list have all the fun? Just purchase a gift card from of $150 or more and a FREE Getaway Gift Card from will be emailed to you. Here’s how it works: To receive a free gift card, purchase the Getaway Gift Card from throughout November for $150-$249, and get a FREE $25 gift card. Purchase a gift card for $250 or more, and get a FREE $50 gift card! To redeem your free gift card, simply enter the gift card number at check-out for any online reservation made directly with (look for properties with the book it button), or book directly with one of over 4,000 inns that welcome gift cards in the U.S. and Canada. This offer is so good it may be extended into December, but Santa’s not making any promises.

In September, 2009 surveyed more than 40,000 travelers asking if Santa could bring one gift, what would they like? Almost 55 percent said they would like a gift card for B&B travel, trumping clothes, tech toys, appliances, collectibles, and even general gift cards. There’s no time like the present to present the gift of relaxation to everyone on your holiday list – including yourself!

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