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This week's deal comes from United Vacations (tell. 888/854-3899; www.unitedvacations.com), and puts you in Hawaii for four nights with airfare from $1,169 per person.

You'll stay for four nights at the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa, which is situated on 21 beachfront acres of Oahu's western shore. The resort takes its inspiration from Hawaii -- naturally -- rendered in a Disney fashion. Think storytelling, shopping excursions, art and nature tours, private snorkeling lagoon (the only one on Oahu), pools with waterslides, and four whirlpool spas. Fishing, golfing, and water sports are all possible, as the resort is on the beach in Ko Olina. Special treatments -- almost 150 of them on the menu -- are designed for teens and adults. And it wouldn't be a Disney resort without the opportunity to have breakfast with your favorite characters.  The rooms have either two queen size beds or one king-size bed with a queen-size sleeper sofa, and come with a private porch or balcony.

Why is this a deal? If you were to book the flight on your own with United Airlines, it would cost you $403 per person. Aulani Disney Resort and Spa comes in at $399 per night, or $1818.84 altogether, with taxes and fees -- that's $909.42 per person. Reserving the components of the trip independently would cost you $1,313.42 per person. Booking with United Vacations saves you $144.42 per person.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive, independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare between San Francisco and Honolulu; four nights in a standard room at Aulani Disney Resort and Spa in Oahu; airline fuel surcharges; government taxes and fees; hotel taxes and fees.

What Else You Will Have to Pay: Round-trip transfers, which you can book through United Vacations in the form of private limo service, from $206.50 per person. You can book it independently from about $50-$60 per person, one-way, or $100-$120 Round-trip.

Book By: November 24

When: Thursday departures and Monday returns, April 11-25, 2013

Single Supplement: $882

Other Departures: Newark, from $1,360; Chicago from $1,483; Houston from $1,502.

Other Details: This promotion is valid for travel January 1-April 30, 2013; the prices will vary accordingly. Many other departure gates are available upon request.