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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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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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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Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
I wrote that a new American Express rewards program, called Plenti, was coming soon.
Now you can sign-up for free and start earning points at certain stores. What I like about this program is it’s easy to double and triple-dip to save money!
You Can Use Your Plenti Points to Save Money on Gas
I’ll show you how it works!
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Via the Washington Post, some rental car agencies have been charging very high fees for using their transponders, up to $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.
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.
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
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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!
Skip The Lines For Free At Airports When You Enroll In Frequent Car Rental Programs