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ONE DAY SALE FOR CANCUN RESORTS

The buy: Two Marriott properties in Cancun have a Valentine's Day sale.

The savings: 50 per cent

The catch: You must book between midnight and 11:59 p.m. Feb. 14 for travel through Dec. 12.

Why it's worth it: The discount applies to minimum nightly rates of $179 at CasaMagna Marriott Cancun and $299 at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. If you book five nights or more, you will receive a free upgrade to the next room category.

Book it: Visit http: //bit.ly/eiDbwO or call 1-888-236-2427 and request promo code L9Z.

KIDS TRAVEL FREE WITH DISNEY

The buy: Disney Cruise Line lets children travel for free on seven-night cruises to Alaska on Disney Wonder.

The savings: Hundreds of dollars depending on the stateroom category and date.

The catch: Guests 17 and under must be travelling with two full-fare paying guests and stay in the same Veranda or Oceanview stateroom (government taxes and fees not included). This offer is valid for most sailings departing May 3 to June 7.

Why it's worth it: Children get to see Alaska's great scenery, wildlife and aboriginal culture while enjoying an extensive children's program onboard.

Book it: Online at disneycruise.com, 1-800-951-3532 or through a travel agent. The booking code is KFO.

A WEEKEND FLING IN VANCOUVER

The buy: Vancouver's Moda Hotel wants you to come for the weekend and is dropping room prices to $138 for a deluxe room and $188 for a suite.

The savings: About 20 per cent.

The catch: Available Friday and Saturday nights through March 31.

Why it's worth it: This 67-room boutique hotel in the heart of the city's entertainment district is also throwing in a bottle of B.C. wine, free parking and late check out at 1 p.m.

Book it: modahotel.ca or call 1-877-683-5522.

WINTER RATE SPECIAL IN ITALY

The buy: Bettoja Hotels in Rome and Florence are offering a winter discount.

The savings: More than 50 per cent.

The catch: They are available through March 14 and are non-refundable.

Why it's worth it: With these rates, two people can stay in Rome for $179 a night at Hotel Mediterraneo, $151 at Massimo D'Azeglio, $140 at the Atlantico, $130 at Hotel Nord and, in Florence, for $107 at Relais Certosa. The Rome hotels are all within walking distance of the Colosseum, Opera House, Roman Museum, Via Veneto and Spanish Steps.

Book it: bettojahotels.it.

Special to The Globe and Mail