Rental Cars

Today Only: Buy Discounted Avis Car Rentals & Status

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Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to promote US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.

I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.

Today at 1PM ET you’ll have the opportunity to purchase discounted Avis rentals and status. Like many of the Daily Getaways offers this is pretty niche, but some will find it worthwhile.

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SAS Backtracks On Their Generous Hertz Promotion

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Last week I wrote about the exceptionally generous car rental promotion that SAS is running. SAS EuroBonus is celebrating their 25th anniversary, and is offering 5,000 bonus points per rental with Hertz. As the terms were originally published, there was no minimum requirement for how long your rental had to be — any rental qualified.

As I explained, this opened up opportunities to acquire SAS EuroBonus points for a fraction of a penny. I gave the example of a place that has cars for $22.60 per day all-in, meaning you could earn SAS points for just under 0.5 cents each.

I suspect some people are just taking advantage of this promotion casually, and are crediting Hertz rentals that they’d make anyway to SAS EuroBonus instead of to another program . However, others are probably going out of their way to rent Hertz cars. If you live near a Hertz location that has reasonably priced rentals, this is a great opportunity.

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Today Only: Alamo Rental Car Certificates For 50% Off

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Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to promote US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.

I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.

Today at 1PM ET Daily Getaways will be selling $50 Alamo car rental certificates for $25.

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Amex Platinum Card Benefits: Free Rental Car Status

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Recently we saw The Platinum Card® from American Express relaunched with new benefits, a bigger sign-up bonus, and a higher annual fee. The card now has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months. On top of that, the card’s annual fee increased by $100, though I think for most people the new benefits will more than make up for the increased annual fee.

I get a lot of questions about the details of the benefits of The Platinum Card® from American Express, so I’m writing a series about the various benefits of the card.

In this post I wanted to talk about the rental car status offered through the Amex Platinum Card. Just for having the Amex Platinum Card you get status with three major rental car companies, which is a benefit I know many value. Personally I don’t rent cars very often anymore, as I far prefer taking an Uber, but others certainly feel differently.

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Amazing Deal: 5,000 Bonus Points Per Hertz Rental

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Most rental car companies will let you earn airline miles for booking with them. For example, Travis has outlined how he’s able to earn 2,750 United MileagePlus miles per Hertz rental, which is pretty great, especially for a one-day rental.

However, at the moment there’s a promotion that almost makes me want to rent cars for the heck of it.

SAS EuroBonus is celebrating their 25th anniversary, and are offering 5,000 EuroBonus points per Hertz rental worldwide, even if the rental is just for one day. The promotion is valid for bookings through June 30, and for rentals through September 30, 2017.

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Audi Is Acquiring Silvercar, My Favorite Car Rental Company

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I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, which is my favorite car rental company. While I’ve historically dreaded renting cars due to how dated the technology and the industry is, Silvercar is changing that up. They’ve done to the car rental industry what Uber has done to the taxi industry (well, minus all the scandals).

They have one type of car (an Audi A4), and they take a lot of the other hassle out of the car rental process as well – they’ll fill up the car at “fair” fuel prices when your return it, they have fair tolling, satellite radio, etc.

Audi has already owned a minority stake in Silvercar. Early last year Audi invested $28 million for a 20% stake in Silvercar. Well, Audi is now buying the remaining shares in Silvercar for an undisclosed amount, so Silvercar will be 100% owned by Audi.

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Earn Shiploads Of United Miles Renting Cars From Hertz

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I don’t rent cars all that often, but when I do, I like do earn shiploads of miles. Like enough miles that the car rental ends up being practically free.

As crazy as it sounds, this is actually possible thanks to a partnership between United and Hertz and a promotion that they’ve been running for a while now. It’s actually so good — at least for high status United flyers — that I don’t know why it doesn’t get talked about more.

This offer has been slated to end several times in the past, but always seems to get a reprieve for a few more months. This time it was extended until May 31, 2017.

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How Your Credit Card Can Save You 30% On Silvercar Rentals

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I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, which is my favorite car rental company. While they constantly have great promotions for first time renters, there aren’t as many offers for returning customers. However, there’s a benefit I wasn’t aware of until recently that can save you money on all your Silvercar rentals, even if you’re already a Silvercar customer.

If you have a Visa Infinite card, like The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card, you can get 30% off Silvercar rentals of at least two days when entering code VINFINITE at the time of booking. This seems to be available at all locations across all dates, without any blackout dates.

For example, Silvercar has some great rates over the next few weeks, starting at just $49 per day:

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Get An Instant Status Match To Sixt Platinum

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While Sixt has historically been a strong rental car agency in Europe, they’ve also been expanding quickly in the US. Over the years they’ve offered several status match opportunities, and they’re back with their latest status match opportunity, which is both easy and instant.

To get a status match, just register for a Sixt account here. After entering your basic info and confirming your email address, you’ll be brought to a page with optional services, and among them is a heading that says “Card upgrade.”

On that page you’ll be given the option to enter the program you have status with. The cool thing is that they won’t just match status with other car rental companies, but will also match status from most major hotel chains, and even some airlines. You’ll just have to select your program and status, as well as enter your loyalty program number and attach a screenshot reflecting your status.

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Great Deal: Rent From Silvercar For Just $39 Per Day

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I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, which is my favorite car rental company. If you haven’t yet rented from them, they have a great promotion at the moment.

First time Silvercar renters can get a rate of just $39 per day by using promotion code BESTEVER at the time of booking. This promotion is valid for your first rental of 14 days or less by November 30, 2016. This promotion isn’t valid at their locations in New York.

This is on top of Silvercar’s standard offer for new members, where you can get $25 in cash after your first rental if you’re referred by an existing customer. If you enter my code, BSCHLAPPIG, at the time you sign-up for Silvercar, you’ll get that after your first rental (and I’ll get the same). Just go to the top right of silvercar.com and click on “sign-up,” and then enter your email address and password. Once your email address has been verified you can log-in and enter the above referral code.

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National Brings Back One Two Free Promo For 2016

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National Emerald Club is back with their most lucrative promotion, One Two Free.

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The promotion is valid for rentals between August 25, 2016, and January 31, 2017. Registration is required prior to the first rental in order to qualify.

Through this promotion you earn a free one day rental after every two rentals in the US of a midsize or larger car lasting at least two days. There’s no limit to the number of free rentals you can earn.

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How Does Chase Sapphire Preferred Car Rental Insurance Work?

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As I wrote about yesterday, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of the hottest all around credit cards. In addition to offering double points on dining and travel, the card also offers a very generous sign-up bonus, with the first year’s annual fee waived.

In this post I wanted to talk about what I consider to be one of the other best benefits of the card. Specifically, the Chase Sapphire Preferred’s rental car coverage.

I consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred to be the all around best credit card for rental cars. On the most basic level:

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4 Promos To Save You Money On Silvercar Rentals This Summer

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I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available in a dozen markets, with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4.

Each A4 is equipped with free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio, and Silvercar has a fair fuel plan, where they’ll fill up your tank for the “market price” plus a $5 refueling fee.

I feel like they charge a reasonable premium for what they offer, though admittedly everyone values things like this differently.

As of now, Silvercar is available in the following markets:

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Kick Off Summer With 30% Off A Silvercar Rental

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I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available in a dozen markets, with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4.

Each A4 is equipped with free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio, and Silvercar has a fair fuel plan, where they’ll fill up your tank for the “market price” plus a $5 refueling fee.

I feel like they charge a reasonable premium for what they offer, though admittedly everyone values things like this differently.

As of now, Silvercar is available in the following markets:

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