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Bid for Your Stay: Luxurylink.com
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Luxury Link tops other auction sites when it comes to the breadth and variety of properties, trip categories, and package deals. You can score three nights at the W Barcelona for $939 (normally priced at $2,187) or a 12-night transatlantic Silversea cruise in a Vista Suite for about $9,000 (that’s 60 percent off the list price). Get even better deals with “mystery auctions” that start at a mere $1 and rise in increments of $1 (the only information provided is the country in which the deal is offered and some of the luxury amenities included). If the suspense of an auction is too much, you can also buy set packages for $1,500 or less.
T+L Tip: The fine print varies on each deal—watch out for added fees, taxes, and cancellation costs.