It can be hard to keep up with all the crazy sales going on this week, but instead of getting some half-off shoes or a flat-screen T.V. why not buy something you really need? Like a vacation. Aside from #GivingTuesday, today has been #TravelTuesday, a day when travel companies offer sweet discounts on airfare, trips, and accommodations.

Even in a recovering economy, more and more families are spending money on experiences, rather than things. Experiences, though fleeing, stay with you and often mean more than material objects. Despite the hassle and expense of traveling, especially with kids, it appears that people still value the classic family vacation. AAA estimated that 46.9 Americans traveled 50 miles or more for this past Thanksgiving alone. The numbers for the winter holidays and summer 2016 are forecasted to be even higher. So why not join the party? If you've been wanting to take the kids to Acapulco to make some memories, now's the time to book it. To save yourself some serious cash and the stress of searching for discounts, here are some of the best family-friendly #TravelTuesday deals to take advantage of today.

1. JetBlue's $39 Flights

Yes, you read that right! JetBlue's "Winter Wanderland" flash-sale starts today, and the ticket prices are as low as $39. They're not just to a couple airports either. They've got a long list of destinations, plus deals on hotels to make your own complete family vacation package. You can go to Charleston from D.C. for $39, from New York to the Bahamsas for $99, or form New York to Lake Tahoe for $99, just to name a few highlights. The flash sales ends Dec. 2 at 11:59 p.m. EST, so pack your bags and get on that impulse buying train.

2. Hitlist's Specials

Hitlist App

Hitlist is an amazing app that aggregates all the cheapest flights to anywhere, at any time of year. So, basically, if you like to fly by the seat of your pants, this is for you. You make a wish list of places you are interested in visiting, and it sends you the deals. But the flight could be next summer, or it could be tomorrow. Sounds fun, right? Especially with kids, right? Consider it an exercise in letting go. IN honor of #TravelTuesday, Hitlist has some amazing wanderlust-inducing deals. Here are a few of the best:

3. Southwest's Cyberweek Sale

Southwest Airlines always has good deals, but this week they are pulling out all the stops. Their Cyberweek sale (yes, you have all week!) is one of the best they've had in years, and it includes family-friendly options, like ticket bundles and hotel deals. The best part about this is that it's not destination-specific. You choose any of the locations they fly to, pair it with a hotel vacation package, and save up to $250 per booking. Use the code CYBERWK15, and also check out their daily deals every day this week, just in case. This sale ends December 7 at 11:59 CST! Start planning.

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