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.
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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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!
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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Did you know Costco members can save money booking car rentals, vacation packages, and cruises?
The Costco Travel program can be a great option for folks who book paid travel instead of redeeming miles & points. Because you might save lots of money compared to booking through an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline.
For example, team members Jasmin and Harlan each booked week-long car rentals through Costco Travel and saved $100 off the prices shown on other sites. And you can potentially save much more or get extra perks with other travel packages!
Planning a Cruise? Costco Members Might Save Money or Get Extra Perks Booking Through Costco Travel
I’ll share details about the Costco Travel program. And explain why some folks might benefit from booking a trip with the warehouse club!
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Last week I let you know about the upcoming Daily Getaways promotions. And today, April 10, 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy a $50 gift certificate for Alamo car rental for $25!
This is probably the best deal of the week for most. Because you can buy up to 3 certificates, and save $75 on your next Alamo rental.
But you have to be quick, because the great deals sell out fast.
Renting a Car? Take Advantage of Today’s Daily Getaways Deal and Save Up to $75 Off Your Next Alamo Rental!
I’ll show you how to take advantage of this excellent offer!
A few weeks ago, I told you about the upcoming Daily Getaways promotion.
Via One Mile at a Time, we now have a preview of what to expect from the 2017 Daily Getaways! You’ll have the chance to save on hotels, car rentals, amusement parks, and more!
Daily Getaways is a 5 week long promotion offered every year by the US Travel Association. And they’ve released a preview of the first 2 weeks.
Daily Getaways Can Sell Out Quickly, So Take a Look to See If Any Interest You Before They Sell Out
I’ll share what we know about the deals, and let you know if they’re worth it.
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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.
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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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.
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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Update: The card offer in this post is no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
I wrote that the increased 75,000 Hilton point sign-up bonus on the Citi Hilton Visa expired yesterday.
There’s good news! You can still get the increased bonus, along with a $25 statement credit for a $200+ car rental!
Citi says this deal will expire October 31, 2015.
Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!
You Could Use 75,000 Hilton Points for a Stay at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Arizona
I’ll explain the new offer!
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Did you know you can redeem the cash back you earn from the Discover It card for discounted travel gift cards?
You can save 10% to 50% on gift cards to certain hotels, all-inclusive resorts, car rental agencies, cruise lines, and tour companies.
Sounds like a good deal, right?
Not necessarily! You won’t always save money!
You Might Get a Good Deal Using Discover Cash Back for Discounted Travel Gift Cards – but NOT Always!
I’ll explain what to look out for and why it’s often not a good deal!
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Million Mile Secrets reader Prem emails:
I recently reserved a minivan for our upcoming Florida vacation with Sixt through Sam’s Club Travel. When I received my confirmation email, it stated the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI), and other fees were included.
When I called them, they did not have more information on this, like the limits and exclusions.
They were even not able to confirm whether this is through Sixt or Sam’s Club Travel.
Do you have any information on these valuable goodies by Sam’s Club Travel?
Do Sixt Car Rentals Made Through Sam’s Club Travel Include Extra Insurance You’d Otherwise Pay Extra For?
I did some digging and can confirm that Sixt rentals made through Sam’s Club DO include these extras! Read on to find out more.