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The Deal: Travelers with summer vacation on the brain should take note of this timely package deal, which features an array of warm-weather discounts at Starwood Resorts properties in the U.S. Purchase an air-inclusive Southwest Vacations package of three or more nights at select Starwood Resorts and receive up to $100 off the price of your trip, a free night’s stay, a free room upgrade and more money-saving perks.

This offer is valid at resorts in a variety of U.S. destinations, from breezy beachfront lodging in Florida to golf resorts in the sunny Southwest. Already-low nightly rates include roundtrip airfare from select U.S. cities, but keep in mind that discounts and prices vary by property. For example, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, guests can receive a free night’s stay and a $50 resort credit in addition to up to $100 off the price of their package, with nightly rates starting at $144. Whereas at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, you can snag a free night’s stay, free breakfast, free meals for kids and golf discounts — plus, of course, that $100 discount — with rates as low as $108 per night.

The Catch: To save the most, you’ve got to stay awhile. To receive $100 off your package price, your trip must be five nights or longer. Book a stay of four nights and receive $80 off the price of your vacation, or book a stay of three nights and save $60.

The Competition: It’s not hard to find discounted packages on the Web, so Southwest Vacations has some healthy competition, well, just about everywhere. One comparable offer we unearthed is this Wyndham Resorts deal, which features free nights plus a $100 American Express gift card at destinations in the U.S., the Caribbean and Mexico. Prices are a bit steeper than Southwest Vacations’ rates, but Wyndham’s selection of eligible resorts in domestic and international locales gives budget-minded travelers a wider range of options.

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— written by Caroline Costello

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