Category Archives: Enterprise

Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 1: Introduction

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 OrbitzExpedia, 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!

Is Costco Travel A Good Deal

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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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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You Can Still Earn 75,000 Hilton Points With the Citi Hilton Visa! [Expired]

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 Can Still Earn 75,000 Hilton Points With The Citi Hilton Visa

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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Redeeming Discover Cash Back for Travel Gift Cards – Is It a Good Deal?

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!

Redeeming Discover Cash Back For Travel Gift Cards Is It A Good Deal

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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Double & Triple-Dip Savings With Plenti Rewards Program (Sign-Up Now Open!)

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!

Double Triple-Dip Savings With Plenti Rewards Program Sign-Up Now Open

You Can Use Your Plenti Points to Save Money on Gas

I’ll show you how it works!

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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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News You Can Use – 10,000 Club Carlson Points & More…

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1.  Earn 10,000 Club Carlson Per Two-Night Reservation

Loyalty Lobby reports that Club Carlson has a 10,000 points bonus for each stay of 2 or more consecutive nights, from May 13, 2013 to July 21, 2013Registration is required before the stay, and can be done here.

Club Carlson 10,000 Points Promotion

Club Carlson Two Nights 10,000 Points Promotion

Per the Terms and Conditions, the rate booked must be eligible for earning points, so reservations made through third-party sites like Priceline or Orbitz may not be eligible.

Club Carlson is the hotel loyalty program for Country Inns and Suites, Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson,  and Park Plaza, so points you earn can be redeemed at any of these hotels.

2.  Rental Car Promotions

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Cheap Car Rentals: Finding The Most You Should Pay With Hotwire & Costco Travel

Having Big Travel with Small Money and getting almost free flights and hotel stays is great, but sometimes you’d like an almost free car rental.  Or learn where to find the lowest priced car rental.

So I’ll share my tips & tricks on saving money with car rentals over the next few weeks!

Hotwire & Costco Travel

There are lots of sites to check for rental cars, but I find that Hotwire and Costco Travel are useful to see the most which a savvy rental car shopper should pay.  So I start off by checking those two sites for car rental rates and then see if I can find cheaper rates elsewhere.  However, Hotwire bookings can’t be cancelled or refunded, so I almost never make a booking via Hotwire since I can usually get a refundable rate elsewhere.

Thanks to Rapid Travel Chai for steering me to Costco Travel!

The table below compares the price of three separate rental car reservations made on the same day.

  • ~6 days in Tampa, Florida
  • ~1 day during the week in New York (LaGuardia)
  • ~7 days in Mauii, Hawaii
 ~6 Days Rental in Tampa~1 Day Rental in New York (La Guardia)~7 Days Rental in MauiCancellation Policy
Hotwire$286$131-$362 Economy Sedan
-$487 SUV
VERY Restrictive. No refunds, cancellations or modifications after booking.
Costco Travel$330$117- $401 Sedan
- $386 SUV
Can cancel, change, or no-show with no penalty
WinnerHotwireCostco TravelTie

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