Category Archives: Rental Cars

(Targeted) Earn LOTS of Bonus Airlines Miles With This Rental Car Deal!

Plan on renting a car in the next few months?  Good news!

Via Reddit and Miles to Memories, some folks have been targeted to earn up to 5,250 bonus United Airlines miles on their next car rental with Hertz!  So check your email and spam folder to see if you qualify.

United Airlines Hertz Promotion

Book Your Car Rental Through United.com and Earn Bonus Airline Miles!

I’ll share the details of this offer, and how you can make the most of the deal.

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Timing Your Trip: Why the Travel Season Makes a Difference

The time of year you choose to vacation usually affects the prices you’ll pay and your travel experience.

Busy seasons (like holidays) can attract lots of tourists to popular destinations.  I typically prefer traveling in low or shoulder season when things are quieter and cheaper!

But some folks would rather book a getaway during peak season to enjoy the best weather.  Or because it works best for family vacation schedules.

High Season Versus Shoulder Season Travel

Emily Traveled to the British Virgin Islands During High Season Because of the Ideal Weather. And She Booked a Marriott Award Stay, Which Costs the Same Amount of Points Regardless of Season!

I’ll share the pros and cons of traveling to a destination during its high season, shoulder season, and off-season.

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5 Lesser-Known (but Valuable!) AMEX Platinum Perks for Big Travel With Small Money

The AMEX Platinum cards have terrific benefits, including the flexibility to use your AMEX Membership Rewards points to buy travel, or transfer them to airline programs.

You’ll get a $200 annual airline incidental fee credit on your selected airline.  Plus $200 per year to spend on Uber or UberEats, access to Centurion Lounges and 1,000+ Priority Pass Lounges, and free Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott Gold elite status.

But there are lesser-known, yet valuable, AMEX Platinum benefits too.

American Express Benefits You Might Not Even Know You Have

AMEX Platinum Cardholders Get Exclusive Perks at Resorts Like the Four Seasons Oahu Ko’Olina, Including Early Check-In, Late Check-Out, Room Upgrades, and Free Breakfast

Let’s check out the AMEX Platinum benefits you might not be familiar with!

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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 4: Cruises

I know lots of folks who love to vacation at sea.

Cruises are popular because there’s so much included in the price, like meals, onboard entertainment, and unlimited use of the water slides!  So it’s a great option for a family getaway.  Plus, many cruise itineraries include visits to multiple destinations.  And you only have to unpack once!

If you’re planning a cruise and are a Costco member, I recommend checking options on Costco Travel.  Because similar to warehouse club’s vacation packages, you can often find the best prices and get extra perks.  For example, a Costco Travel cruise might come with a credit to use onboard or an all-inclusive beverage package.

Costco Travel Cruises

Sail the Mediterranean Sea or Book Other Fantastic Cruises Through Costco Travel!

I’ll share the benefits of booking a cruise with Costco Travel!  And compare prices and perks you find through the warehouse club with what you’ll get booking directly or through a 3rd party site.

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Avoid Rental Car Headaches With This Simple Trick

Million Mile Secrets reader, Elsa, commented:

When picking up a rental car, I always take a picture of the dashboard showing the mileage & gas level before I leave the lot, along with photos of the car’s pre-existing damage.

And reader David, commented:

I have always wondered how taking a photo would help.  Couldn’t a person just take the photo after they damaged the vehicle and say it was like that?

Taking a few quick photos before driving your rental car off the lot could save you time, money, and aggravation.

Because if the rental car company says you damaged vehicle or didn’t refuel to the right level, your photos can prove otherwise.

Rental Car Photos

Taking Photos of Your Rental Car Only Takes ~2 Minutes and Can Save You Time and Money If the Rental Car Company Sends You a Bill for Damages

I’ll share tips for taking photos of your rental car!

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Earn Bonus Hilton Points With Your AMEX Platinum Card!

Good news!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, folks with the personal or business AMEX Platinum card can earn 7,500 bonus Hilton points when they stay 2+ nights at nearly any Hilton hotel.

To earn the bonus, you must register for the promotion and complete your qualifying stay by August 7, 2017.  Plus, you need to pay with your AMEX Platinum card.

Hilton AMEX Platinum Promotion

Pay for Your Next Hilton Stay of 2+ Nights With Your AMEX Platinum and Earn 7,500 Bonus Hilton Points

I’ll share the details of this offer.  And show you how you can take advantage of this great deal.

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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 3: Car Rentals

I shared how Costco Travel offers a fantastic way to save money and get extra perks for vacation packages

But Costco members can also use the travel program to find great rental car deals.  Most of the team at Million Mile Secrets book car rentals this way, including myself.

Because you can often find the cheapest prices.  And reservations are flexible, so you can cancel at any time without paying a fee.

Costco Travel Rental Cars

You Can Find Great Deals on Rental Cars Through Costco Travel

I’ll compare rental car rates for sample reservations at Costco Travel with other popular booking sites!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2017

1.   The personal and business versions of the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select cards are offering a bigger sign-up bonus of 60,000 American Airlines miles after completing minimum spending requirements!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets April 2017

60,000 American Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Flight From the US to Europe!

2.   The huge 100,000 British Airways Avios point sign-up bonus on the Chase British Airways card is back!

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New AMEX Offers: Save on Rental Cars, Hotels, Office Supplies, and More!

You can now load new AMEX Offers to save on purchases you’d likely make anyway!

Via Running With Miles, there is a new list of AMEX Offers available for merchants like Office Depot, Sixt, Whole Foods, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of these deals, just add the offers to your AMEX card.  And you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase with that card!

New AMEX Offers Save On Rental Cars Hotels Office Supplies And More

Save 20% at Hilton Resorts for Stays Through September 10, 2017

AMEX Offers are targeted, so you’ll need to sign-in to your American Express online account to see which deals you qualify for.

I’ll give you the scoop on these new offers!

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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 2: Vacation Packages

I recently shared how the Costco Travel program can be a great way for folks to book paid travel.

Besides saving money, booking a trip through Costco Travel sometimes comes with extra perks.  For example, you can get a resort credit or room upgrade, which are potentially not available when you book through an online travel agency like OrbitzExpedia, or Priceline.

And Costco Travel makes it convenient to book a vacation.  Because in one quick search, you can get upfront pricing for airfare, hotels, rental cars, and excursions to destinations like Disney World, Europe, Hawaii, and many others! 

Costco Travel Vacation Packages

It’s Quick and Easy to Book Costco Travel Vacation Packages to Beautiful Destinations Like Maui! Plus, You Can Save Money and Get Extra Perks!

I’ll share the pros and cons of booking a Costco Travel vacation package.  And compare prices with other sites for trips to 3 destinations around the world!

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