Category Archives: Rental Cars

New: Cheap Flights to Iceland and Europe From Chicago!

Good news for folks in Chicago!  Via One Mile at a Time, WOW Air is adding 4 weekly flights between Chicago and Iceland starting July 13, 2017.  One-way fares start at $99!

And you don’t have to stop in Iceland.  You can connect onward to many destinations in Continental Europe, like London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin, from $149 one-way.

I flew WOW Air to Iceland had and a very good experience.  Plus, it’s nice to have more affordable options to get to Europe!

This Summer You’ll Be Able to Fly WOW Air Between Chicago and Iceland, to Visit the Famous Blue Lagoon!

I’ll share more about this new route on WOW Air.  And remind you of a few things to look out for when booking a ticket with the airline.

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A Completely Free Trip to Iceland With Points & Cash Back Cards, Including Spending Money!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Antonio is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Completely Free Trip To Iceland With Points Cash Back Cards Including Spending Money

My Group of Icelandic Friends That Took Me in as One of Their Own. If You Make It to the Festival, Come Say Hello. I’ll Be With the Boom Box

A big thank you to Antonio for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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You Can Use Starwood Points for ANY Flight, but Should You?

One of my favorite uses of Starwood points is transferring them to airline partners for award flights.  Because you get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer.

But with SPG Flights, you can use Starwood points for paid tickets on 150+ airlines with NO blackout dates?

This perk can be useful for folks who don’t have a lot of flexibility in scheduling, can’t find award seats, or want cheap paid tickets.

Starwood Points For Any Flight

Start Planning Your Next Trip! With SPG Flights, You Can Travel Where You Want, When You Want, With NO Blackout Dates!

I’ll explain the details of the SPG Flights program.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for your particular situation!

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Save Money on Car Rentals With AutoSlash

When you book your next car rental, check if you can save money!

AutoSlash is a fantastic website that tracks your car rental reservations for price drops.  The site can re-book the reservation automatically or notify you if your rental gets cheaper.  Plus it’s free to use!

AutoSlash can potentially save you hundreds of dollars!  Several Million Mile Secrets readers use the site with great results.

Discount Car Rental

AutoSlash Can Potentially Save You Lots of Money on Car Rentals Because the Site Automatically Monitors Prices for Cheaper Options

I’ll show how you can get a discount car rental using AutoSlash.

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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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Buy Hotel Points With a 100% Bonus – Is It Worth It?

Via The Shutterwhale, you can earn up to a 100% bonus on Hilton points purchases through May 3, 2017.

If you need Hilton points for an expensive stay or want to top-off your account for a particular award, this could be a good deal!

Hilton Buy Points Promotion

You Can Buy Hilton Points With This Deal to Stay at the Luxurious Conrad Tokyo!

Here’s more about Hilton’s latest buy points promotion.

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Don’t Leave Southwest Points on the Table When You Rent a Car!

Lyn blogs about Southwest Airlines at GotoTravelGal.com.  And  she offers her free “Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass” to help you quickly and easily earn the amazing Southwest Companion Pass, which lets 1 person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.  

So I’ve asked her to share some tips on how to earn Southwest points when you rent a car.

Lyn:   Renting a car is a common activity for travelers who want an independent mode of transportation at their destination.  

Whether you’ll be sight-seeing around a US National Park, driving along the Pacific Coast highway, or just want the freedom to stop at the grocery and explore a destination on your own time, car rentals can come in quite handy.

Did you know it’s quite easy to earn Southwest points every time you rent a car?  But NOT all the points you earn will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Southwest Points Car Rental

We’ve Got Tips for How to Earn Southwest Points on Your Next Car Rental!

I’m going to show you the current bonus point offers from Southwest, explain a few caveats to help make sure the deal is right for you, and walk you through how to book your Southwest car rental.

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3 Tips for Primary Insurance Coverage With Car Rentals Over 31 Days

Million Mile Secrets reader, Ana, commented:

What’s your recommendation for primary auto rental insurance if I pay using the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve card and the rental period is longer than 31 days?

The Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards are great choices to pay for car rentals.  Because you get primary insurance coverage for collisions and damage.

But with these 2 cards, the coverage only applies to rentals of 31 consecutive days or less in the US and most foreign countries.

To get around the time limit, I’d recommend returning your car and renting another one.  This way, you’ll restart the clock for insurance coverage.

3 Tips For Primary Insurance Coverage With Car Rentals Over 31 Days

Having Primary Auto Rental Insurance With the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve Is a Great Perk.  But It Only Works on Rentals of 31 Days or Less

I’ll share tips for getting coverage on long car rentals!

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How to Make Domestic and International Trips Easier With Rome2rio

Rome2rio is a free resource that can save time and money when you want to travel to a new destination and keep costs down.

Enter where you want to visit and the site will show you how to get there by plane, train, bus, ferry, or car.  And it gives you prices for each transportation option.  It even works for trips with multiple stops.

So whether you’re looking to fly around the world or just take a road trip within the US, Rome2rio is a useful research tool!

Rome2Rio

Use Rome2rio to Save Time and Money Planning Your Next Adventure!

I’ll show you how Rome2rio works!

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Earn 10% Back (10X Points) on Hotels and Car Rentals With This Card

Good news!  Via Doctor of Credit, you can get 10% off car rentals and hotel stays booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal through March 31, 2017.  On up to $2,500 in combined hotel and car rental purchases.

So if you spend the full $2,500, you’ll get $250 cash back.  That’s a pretty good deal!

Ink Cash Promotion

Get Bonus Cash (or Points!) Back When You Use Your Chase Ink Cash Card to Book a Rental Car Through the Chase Travel Portal

Here are the details of the promotion.

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