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Definition of package deal

1 : an offer or agreement involving a number of related items or one making acceptance of one item dependent on the acceptance of another
2 : the items offered in a package deal

Examples of package deal in a Sentence

They presented their proposals to the committee as a package deal.

Recent Examples on the Web

Amazon also sells the 500GB Recast, a Fire TV Stick 4K, and an antenna as a package deal for $244. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The Verge Cord Cutter’s Guide: hardware, software, and services," 20 Dec. 2018 Plan ahead — tickets are easiest to obtain in a one- or two-night package deal that includes hotel, ticket, dinner and a shuttle ( Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "What’s new in Germany and the Low Countries for 2019," 23 Jan. 2019 The catch is that China’s package deals are government orchestrated and require borrowing from its banks to pay its contractors. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "Trophy Infrastructure, Troublesome Debt: China Makes Inroads in Europe," 5 Nov. 2018 The Legislature just agreed to make the sales tax holiday a permanent summer tradition, as part of a package deal that included a minimum wage increase and paid family leave. Jon Chesto,, "Lawmakers hope tax credits can help fill vacant storefronts," 9 July 2018 The Chinese military base in Djibouti included huge investment deals and developmental projects that were signed into the base package deal. Lina Benabdallah, Washington Post, "China-Africa military ties have deepened. Here are 4 things to know.," 6 July 2018 This homegrown package deal, dad and two top-25 recruits, was such an easy success story to write. Joan Niesen,, "The Mystery That Is Michael Porter Jr.," 19 June 2018 Tickets start at $25 in advance for the daytime, $35 in advance for the evening (starts at 5 p.m.) with package deals available. Trevor Fraser,, "Gay Days: Plenty of ways to celebrate," 29 May 2018 Then, the Three Stripes finally announced the sneaker themselves and the Yung-1 saw its first major stateside release earlier this month as part of a $1,500-or-nothing package deal with the minimalist brand Wardrobe NYC. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Adidas's Hardest-To-Get Sneaker Can Finally Be Yours," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of package deal

circa 1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Financial Definition of package deal

What It Is

A package deal combines several products, discounts, features or services as one transaction.

How It Works

Let's say John Doe is considering taking a cruise. He could purchase his airfare and cruise separately for $500 and $1,500, respectively, or he could book the airfare through the cruise line and get a package deal for $1,800. By doing the package deal, he would save $200.

Why It Matters

Package deals occur throughout the consumer world. In many cases, they provide a way for a buyer to save money by purchasing a group of things he or she wants anyway and receive a reduced price. Often, package deals are available from vendors who are able to buy the items in bulk.

However, package deals often include items, products or services the consumer does not want. For example, cable subscription packages often include several channels that the consumer does not want or watch. Accordingly, promises of "all this for just $19.99 a month" can sometimes create situations in which consumers pay more than they would if they purchased the items separately.

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English Language Learners Definition of package deal

: a group of people or things which must be accepted together

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