Travel deals: Acela, Woodstock, Tel Aviv
Amtrak is offering Guest Rewards members a free Acela round-trip for every three Acela round-trips or six one-way rides completed by March 2. Acela Express is the rail line's high-speed service along the Northeast Corridor. For the free ticket (valued from $149 one way), you must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member (free to join) and register for the promotion at amtrakguestrewards.com. In addition, each qualifying Acela journey must have cost at least $90 one way. Travelers can earn a maximum of two round-trips or four one-ways and can book and redeem their free trips between July 1 and Aug. 29.
INFO 800-USA-RAIL, amtrak.com
The Woodstock Inn and Resort in Vermont is offering free ski tickets, plus other wintry perks. The Ski Free Program at the resort's Suicide Six Family Ski Area is for Mondays-Fridays and starts at $220 a night (plus $20 daily resort fee and 9 percent tax) and includes accommodations at the four-diamond property, lift tickets (normally $44), discounts on equipment rentals (savings of $5) and trail access to the Woodstock Inn Nordic Center (value of $18). The Killington Express Ski Package starts at $369, plus fees, and includes a luxury room, Killington ski passes for two adults (usually from $80 each) and breakfast for two. Holiday blackout dates apply for both. Mention the programs when booking by phone, or use promo codes SkiFreeWEB13 (Suicide Six) or PKGSKK13WEB (Killington) online
INFO 888-481-8802, woodstockinn.com
With El Al Airlines, book a luxury package to Tel Aviv for a budget price. The deal costs $1,599 a person double and includes round-trip nonstop air from JFK or Newark to Tel Aviv; three nights at the Hilton Tel Aviv or the Carlton Tel Aviv, both five-star properties on the Mediterranean coast; and taxes. The Carlton option features a Royal Executive room and access to the Royal Executive Lounge and includes breakfast, cocktails, refreshments, etc.; depart by Feb. 24. For the Hilton, guests stay in a Vista Club room and earn access to the Vista Lounge and its gratis eats and drinks; depart by March 11. By comparison, nonstop fights start at about $999 and the Hilton charges $540 a night for the deluxe accomodations and lounge access.
INFO 800-352-5786, elal.co.il/?airline
Note: Deals often sell out.