Category Archives: Budget

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.

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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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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.

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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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New: Automatic Elite Status & No Foreign Transaction Fees With Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

There’s good news for Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cardholders!

Via The Points Guy, both versions of the cards now come with extra perks like automatic Gold or Platinum elite status and no foreign transaction fees!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission when you apply for either of these cards, but we’ll always tell you about new perks!

Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Cards Changes

Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Cardholders Can Now Enjoy Automatic Elite Status! This Means Late Check-Out at Hotels Like the Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

I’ll explain what’s changed!

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British Airways AARP Discount Extended, Save up to $400 on Round-Trip Flights

Good news if you book paid flights on British Airways!  Via The Points Guy, the British Airways AARP discount has been extended to December 31, 2016, for travel through March 31, 2017.

If you’re an AARP member (anyone of any age can join AARP for $16 per year), you can save up to $400 on paid, round-trip, trans-Atlantic flights from the US on British Airways and certain partner airlines.

Plus, until October 1, 2016, you can get a free AARP membership by spending $15+ at Walgreens.

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Do You Know the Secret to Saving up to $400 on Paid British Airways Flights?

I’ll remind you of how the discount works and other perks you get with an AARP membership!

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Do World Elite MasterCard Authorized Users Get Rental Car Elite Status?

Million Mile Secrets Reader Joe tweeted:

Does the authorized user on a World Elite MasterCard enjoy the car rental agency status upgrade for Avis and Sixt? Thanks!

Good question, Joe!

If you are the primary cardholder of a World Elite MasterCard, you are eligible for free rental car elite status with Avis, National, and and Sixt!

Unfortunately, authorized users will NOT get elite status with these participating rental car companies.

Do World Elite MasterCard Authorized Users Get Rental Car Elite Status

Don’t Cheat Yourself Out of an Upgrade! You Qualify for Rental Car Elite Status If You’re the Primary Cardholder of a World Elite MasterCard

I’ll tell you about each participating elite status program, as well as how to qualify.

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Budget Rent-A-Car Deals: Free Upgrade, $20 Off Weekly, $15 Off Weekend Rental

Save on your next car rental with Budget when you pay with MasterCard.

Budget has several promotions for car rentals through August 31, 2016.  This is great news if you have an upcoming summer road trip.

Budget Rent A Car Deals Free Upgrade 20 Off Weekly 15 Off Weekend Rental

Pay With a MasterCard and Save or Upgrade on Your Next Car Rentals With Budget

I’ll explain how you can save!

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Book Sixt Car Rentals Through Sam’s Club Travel and Save on Fees and Insurance!

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?

Book Sixt Car Rentals Through Sam's Club Travel And Save On Fees And Insurance

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.

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Some Rental Car Companies Charge an Extra $15 per Toll!

Via the Washington Post, some rental car agencies have been charging very high fees for using their transponders, up to $15 per toll!

Some Rental Car Companies Charge An Extra 15 Per Toll

Enterprise and Dollar Rent a Car Are Being Sued for Charging Customers an Extra ~$15 per Toll

I’ll tell you how to avoid these fees and save money while renting a car.

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Cheap Car Rentals: Part 12 – Do You Know How To Get The Lowest Price For Drivers Under 25 Years Old?

Rental car companies charge more for drivers who are under the age of 25 than those over the age of 25.  And drivers under 21 years find it very hard to rent cars by themselves.  Blame it on the statistics!

Statistics show that drivers under the age of 25 have more accidents.  So car rental companies charge more for drivers 25 years or younger.  You also have to be at least 21 years to rent a car from most companies, except in Michigan and New York where state law bans this practice.

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She’s Happy Because She Didn’t Pay Extra Fees For Renting a Car!

But young drivers pay for the privilege of renting a car by paying surcharges ranging from $14 to $73 a day! Continue reading

Cheap Car Rentals: Part 10 – Why Everyone Should Sign-Up For Frequent Car Rental Programs

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Enrolling in car rental frequent renter programs (such as Avis Preferred or Budget FastBreak) is quick, free, and easy.

The biggest benefit of these free programs is skipping the long line at the rental counter at the airport and going straight to your car.

You can also earn free rental credits and/or miles.  Award Wallet is a great tool which will store your rental car program information!

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Skip The Lines For Free At Airports When You Enroll In Frequent Car Rental Programs


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