5 sites where you can buy travel voucher deals now and book them later

Don’t let that travel deal slip away just because you’re not sure when you can go.

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These sites let you lock in a travel deal by purchasing a voucher for it that you can redeem at a later date.

If you're waiting for your employer to approve your annual leave or unsure of exactly when you can go, you'll have time to sort out your holiday plans without losing out on the deal.

While the terms of each offer are different, you will usually have anywhere from a few weeks to a few months from the date of purchase to decide on your actual check-in dates offering the flexibility you may need.

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1. Groupon

Offering everything from local staycations and snow escapes to beach breaks in Bali and treks in Nepal, Groupon will sell you a voucher for your holiday that you can choose dates for later.

  • Can you check availability before purchasing the voucher? Yes. Most deals have a "Check availability" calendar.
  • How long are vouchers valid for? Varies. The book-by date will be noted in the "Fine Print & Details" tab.
  • Watch out for: Seasonal surcharges. Some dates may come at an extra cost that are payable when you choose your dates. They'll be mentioned in the "Fine Print & Details" tab.

See Groupon's travel deals


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2. Luxury Escapes

Select the "Buy now book later" option and your upscale getaway can be purchased as a voucher to use at a later date. Even better? Luxury Escapes offers a seven-day change of mind refund and the option to book now and pay later. You'll also earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on site.

  • Can you check availability before purchasing the voucher? Yes. Look for the green "Check Availability" button in the "Package options" section. It should be just above text that says "Buy now book later".
  • How long are vouchers valid for? Most Luxury Escapes vouchers are valid for travel for a year from the time they were posted to the website. Bookings need to be made a month or two before the expiry date.
  • Watch out for: Buy now book later options aren't available on all deals. Blackout dates and Saturday and high-season surcharges will be noted in the availability calendar. If you're booking the buy now pay later option, this may be an extra fee payable upon booking.

See Luxury Escapes' travel deals


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3. Scoopon

Book your trip with Scoopon's "Buy now book later" option to secure travel deals for up to 65% – or more – off the regular value of the package. If you're looking for extra flexibility, you can even make one complimentary change to your dates once you've booked as long as it's at least 45 days prior to arrival.

  • Can you check availability before purchasing the voucher? Yes. Look for the green "Check Availability" button in the "Package options" section. You'll find it above the text that says "Buy now book later".
  • How long are vouchers valid for? Most of Scoopon's vouchers are available for about a year from when they were added to the site. You'll need to lock in your dates up to three months prior to the voucher expiry date.
  • Watch out for: Unlike some other sites, Scoopon doesn't have the option for international flights to be added onto hotel packages.

See Scoopon's travel deals


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4. Cudo

Score luxury holidays to the Gold Coast, Whitsundays, Snowy Mountains, Bali and more with Cudo's hotel and resort vouchers, where you can pay less than half the price of booking these hotels yourself.

  • Can you check availability before purchasing the voucher? Yes. Click the green "Check availability" button to open up a calendar with available dates.
  • How long are vouchers valid for? About a year from the time they're added to Cudo's website. You'll need to choose your dates a month or two before this (the book-by date is noted in the fine print).
  • Watch out for: Weekend surcharges for packages within Australia. Only hotel and resort stays are available to buy now and book later.

See Cudo's travel deals


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5. RedBalloon

Much more than just experience vouchers, RedBalloon has a selection of getaway packages available across Australia ranging from bushland glamping to luxurious beachside escapes.

  • Can you check availability before purchasing the voucher? No, but RedBalloon's customer support should be able to help if you're looking for specific dates.
  • How long are vouchers valid for? Three years from the time of purchase.
  • Watch out for: Blackout dates, as they're not highlighted in the description and there isn't a calendar with availability. You'll find this information in the "Important Information" tab.

See RedBalloon's travel deals


See the latest bargains from these sites and get your travel deal voucher now:

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Up to 30% off Australia experiences + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more experiences such as sightseeing cruises, hot air balloon flights, day tours and skydives. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Hunter Valley, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 30% off site-wide

Available on select purchases including getaways, spas, dining experiences, skydiving, linens, online courses, electronics, accessories and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

Up to 61% off domestic holiday packages

Available on select dates until December 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 73% off getaways

Available for travel on select dates to Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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CudoCudo

Up to 93% off things to do in Australia

Available on select dates and activities like classes, spas, getaways, dining experiences and more. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Melbourne Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 57% off Great Ocean Road attractions and hotels

Save on day tours, hotel stays, skydives and more along the Great Ocean Road. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

Up to 70% off holidays

Book holidays to Thailand, Bali, Fiji, Maldives, Vietnam and across Australia at up to 70% off. Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 68% off desserts in Sydney

Available for takeaways on sweets including gelato, cupcakes, cakes, milk teas, macaroons, cookies and much more. T&Cs apply.

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CudoCudo

Up to 51% off Gold Coast hot air balloon flight

Available until 21 March 2021 for a 30-60 minutes experience. T&Cs apply.

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CudoCudo

Up to 58% off Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets

Available until 31 March 2021. T&Cs apply.

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CudoCudo

Up to 10% off hot air balloon flight experience

Available until 17 April 2021 for a one-hour flight over Melbourne or Yarra Valley. T&Cs apply.

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CudoCudo

Up to 65% off Carnac Island snorkeling tour with lunch

Available on select dates until March 2021. T&Cs aply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

Up to 37% off New Zealand retreat w/ breakfast + flights

Available for travel until 31 December 2021. Includes return airfare, $50 spa credit, welcome drink, complimentary tour of the wine-making facilities and Wine Cave, wine-tasting and lunch. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

New Zealand: Up to 32% off QT Auckland escape + flights

Available for travel until 30 December 2021. Includes return airfare, breakfast daily drinks and late check out. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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NSW: Up to 35% off Pullman Magenta Shores Resort stays

Available for travel from 1 February - 15 December 2021. Package includes breakfast, welcome cocktail, $50 food and drinks credit, $20 golf credit and $25 spa credit. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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Tasmania: 3-day whisky and gin tour + twilight sailing from $999

Available for travel on select dates from 11 February - 29 April 2021. Includes stay at Crowne Plaza Hobart, breakfast, gourmet lunch and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 25% off driving experiences + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include rally driving, go karting, quad biking and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 10% off sightseeing cruises + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Whitsundays, Perth, Broome and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 31% off flying experiences + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include hot air ballooning, skydiving, helicopter scenic flights. Destinations include Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Adelaide activities from $15 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include winery tour in Adelaide Hills, tandem skydiving, kayak tours and more. Sample price is for River Torrens sightseeing cruise. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 17% off Gold Coast hot air balloon flights + an extra 10% off

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Things to do in Canberra from $15 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include tandem skydives, dinning experiences, overnight getaways, spa treatments, wine tastings and much more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Things to do in Brisbane from $18 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include bridge climbs, getaways, brewery tours, driving experiences, cooking classes and spa treatments. Sample fare is for a SupaGolf experience. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Activities for kids from $17 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include day tour cruises, zoo experiences, hop-on hop-off bus tours, attraction passes, zoo and animal interactions and more. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Rottnest Island activities from $79 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include sightseeing cruises, scenic flights, getaways, tours and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia high tea experiences from $49 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Melbourne, Broome, Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia: Romantic getaways from $150 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Cairns, Yarra Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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Northern Territory activities from $36 + and extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. T&Cs apply.

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Australia getaway packages from $40 + an extra 10% off with code

Available when you purchase 2 or more vouchers on select travel dates. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Blue Mountains, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Australia experiences for 2 from $38 + Extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Experiences include tours, zoo and wildlife interactions, hot air balloon flights, skydiving and more. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Dining experiences at home from $32 + an extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more on experiences including wine tasting, cheese making, and cocktail making. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 28% off things to do in Sydney + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include hot air balloon flights, tandem skydives, whale watching cruises, dining, classes, spa treatments, and attraction passes. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney Opera House tours from $42 + an extra 10% off

Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off things to do in Gold Coast + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include indoor skydiving, sightseeing cruises, hot air ballooning, getaways, jet boat rides, spa treatments and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

Up to 46% off Yarra Valley stays with nightly drinks + flights

Available for travel from 1 February 2021 - 1 June 2022. Includes return airfare, stay at Yarra Valley Grand Hotel, breakfast, $20 dining credit and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 40% off Port Douglas holidays

Available for travel from 11 January - 25 June 2021. Includes return flights, 4- or 7-night Jungle Walk Bungalow accommodation, buggy transfers and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 38% off Cairns holidays

Available for travel from 10 January - 25 June 2021. Includes return flights, Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments accommodation, daily breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

Up to 32% off luxurious Gold Coast getaway + flights

Available for travel from 27 January - 17 December 2021. Includes return airfare, stay at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, breakfast, $100 resort credit and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 28% off Coffs Harbour escape with wine + flights

Available for travel from 27 January - 15 December 2021. Includes return airfare, stay at The Richmond Beach Villa with private pool and late check out. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 17% off 5-night Gold Coast getaway with flights

Available for travel from 27 January - 16 December 2021. Package includes return airfare, stay at Q1 Resort & Spa, room upgrade, one-time SkyPoint Observation Deck access and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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