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Innovative startups have “disrupted” the travel industry in many ways over the past twenty years. From Expedia and Orbitz to ZipCar, Uber, various sailboat rental apps and subscription-based airline SurfAir, industry-bucking companies are usually good news for travelers looking to save some time and/or cash.

silvercar

Silvercar is one such disruptor, and although our experiences have been hit-or-miss, it’s hardy to deny the service’s appeal. For travelers in search of luxury rental cars and on-demand service, Silvercar’s Audi-only, app-centric car rental service may be the solution. Users input their contact and billing information into the Silvercar website or app and make their reservation in a few simple steps. You can earn a $25 Silvercar credit when you sign up with “thepointsguy” referral code.

Silvercar locations include Austin (AUS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW and DAL), Denver (DEN), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX), San Francisco (SFO) — and, as just announced, New York City. But with this new launch, there’s a twist!

Unlike in the other cities, where the service is targeted toward people flying in and out, in New York the offer is geared toward New Yorkers, and it’s available for a limited time only. In partnership with Chelsea Hotels, and running from July 1 through Labor Day, the pick-up/drop-off location is at the McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

mccarrenIt’s an ingenious idea, and will help gain brand recognition among New Yorkers who travel to other Silvercar cities. Hopefully the limited-time offer will be popular enough that the company makes it a permanent service for people looking to get out of the city — or even to use for running errands for the day!

Citi Prestige® Card

While Citi announced some negative changes to this card back in July — including a lower sign-up bonus, the elimination of Admirals Club access and the end of the free rounds of golf benefit — one of its most valuable perks still remains, which is the 4th Night Free perk. This benefit alone can save you thousands of dollars a year if you use it to its full advantage.

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  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year, and receive a statement credit, up to $100 every 5 years, as reimbursement for your application fee for Global Entry or TSA Pre √®
  • 4th night hotel benefit for any hotel stay at hotels booked through the Citi Prestige® Concierge
  • Earn 40,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
  • Points are redeemable for a $532 flight on any airline or $400 in gift cards.
  • Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
  • Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
  • 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
15.74%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer Fee
3.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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