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Tips For Maximizing Lufthansa Porsche Rentals in Frankfurt

January 25, 2014

Earlier this week, TPG Contributor Jason Steele walked us through Tips for Booking Lufthansa First Class Award Tickets, Tips for Flying With Kids in First Class, and Tips for Exploring Frankfurt Airport on a Layover. Today he shares his experience taking advantage of a Lufthansa first class perk – an all-inclusive 3-hour Porsche rental to […]

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Saturday Recap: Double American Miles, Hyatt Endless Possibilities, Starwood Caesars Partnership and More

January 11, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Earn double American miles to Latin America: To promote its new flights to Latin America, American Airlines is offering double miles on the following routes: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Bogota, Colombia (BOG) Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Roatan, Honduras (RTB) Miami (MIA) and […]

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Saturday Recap: Save Up To 35% Off with Starwood in Hawaii, Earn Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points in France, Earn 2,014 Bonus Points with Wyndham

October 19, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s Tumi Vapor Carry On Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for a Tumi Vapor International Carry-On, my favorite carry on roller bag, which retails for $495. The suitcase dimensions are 21.5″ x 14″ x 9″– perfect for rolling up the aisle […]

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National’s One Two Free Rental Promotion Returns in September

August 28, 2013

National’s One Two Free promotion will be returning on September 9, 2013. The new promotional site is up but has minimal details on if this year’s deal will change much from last year, but my guess is it will generally be similar to years past. The only information given so far is that it that […]

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Saving Behind The Wheel: Rental Car Summer Promos Roundup

July 18, 2013

Summer means road trips – and not always in your own set of wheels. So whether you are driving up the West coast in a convertible or  need a minivan big enough to transport the family between amusement parks in Orlando, saving money on car rental is a priority. With that being said, I wanted […]

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Update on Avis Free Weekend Rental Deal

March 27, 2013

Yesterday, I posted an Amazing Deal Alert: Free Weekend Rentals From Avis which offered customers two free weekend days with no minimum rental. The code is valid for rentals through June 30, 2013 at participating locations in the U.S. Well as luck will have it, the deal is now dead and is no longer bookable through the Avis site. However, […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Free Weekend Rentals From Avis

March 26, 2013

**Update- This deal is now dead. It may still be possible to book via united.com and applying this code there. Just to be safe, I’d make a back-up refundable reservation in case Avis tries to not honor this** Per Mr. Pickles, Avis is currently offering free weekend rentals when using the promotional code TUEA002. This gives […]

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Saturday Recap: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points, Double TrueBlue points with Hilton, 20,000 bonus AAdvantage Miles On Flights to Lima, Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles with Avis

March 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points: Now through June 30, 2013, Virgin America Elevate members can earn either double or even triple points on West Coast flights. Elevate members will earn double points on all qualifying flights from SFO to Las Vegas, […]

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Earn Bonus Miles and Points with These Car Rental Promotions

February 22, 2013

Car rentals can be a great way to maximize the points and miles you earn. Here are some of the most lucrative car rental mileage bonuses going on at the moment to keep in mind for your next rental: Earn up to 3,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles with Budget: Now through April 30, 2013, AAdvantage […]

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Saturday Recap: SPG Crossover Rewards, Expanded American and Alaska Airlines Codeshare, Up to 50% Bonus when Buying TrueBlue Points, Marriott Elite Buy Back Offer

February 9, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Starwood and Delta Announce Crossover Rewards: Earlier this week, Starwood and Delta announced a new partnership that offers exclusive new benefits to Delta Medallion members and SPG elite members. The program, called Crossover Rewards, begins March 1, 2013, and provides elite members of both […]

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Maximize Monday: Earning the Most Miles and Points on Car Rentals

January 21, 2013

TPG contributor Jason Steele looks at credit cards with category spending bonuses, travel shopping portals and at various airline and hotel partnerships as he plots out strategies to maximize points earning on car rentals. For many travelers, rental cars can be an unexpected huge expense, so it makes sense for road warriors to use a […]

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Maximizing Car Rental Programs for Free Rental Days

January 4, 2013

Between loyalty programs of their own, partnerships with airlines and hotels, and various promotions with pages and pages of fine print, maximizing car rental awards is a tricky business, so we asked TPG contributor Jason Steele to look at the major car rental companies and how to leverage points, miles and credit cards to get […]

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Saturday Recap: 1,000 Hyatt Points, Marriott Megabonus, 30% Off With Jetsetter, Marriott Rewards Elite Rollover Nights, Free Shoprunner Membership

December 22, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 1,000 Hyatt Points for Avis Rentals: Earn 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points using coupon code MUHA067 on qualifying rentals of at least 2 days now […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus AAdvantage Miles with Avis, W Hotels Store Discount, United Upgrade Enhancements, American Airlines Flight Discount

November 10, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Bonus American AAdvantage Miles with Avis: Now through December 31, 2012, American and Avis have teamed up to offer customers 250 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles per day on their next Avis rental up to 1,000 miles per rental. This offer is […]

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7,500 Bonus Club Carlson Points on Avis Rentals

October 26, 2012

Avis is offering 7,500 Club Carlson Gold points and a 25% discount to members on qualifying car rentals of 3 or more days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East from now through December 31, 2013 – giving Club […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus Avios, Hilton HHonors, Priority Club, Amtrak, AAdvantage Miles and More

September 1, 2012

Here’s a recap of interesting points and miles news and promos from the week. Hilton HHonors Giving Away 25 Million Points and Other Prizes To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hilton HHonors, the program is giving away 1 million HHonors points each to 25 grand prize winners. To enter, you need to “like” Hilton HHonors […]

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Reminder: Up to 5,000 Bonus AA Miles and Discounts With Avis in August

August 6, 2012

I recently wrote about Avis American bonus offers that are good until August 31, 2012 and I just wanted to remind people that this is a pretty incredible offer. To get the miles and discount use coupon code MUAA035, which gives 3,000 miles for rentals of 1-2 days and 5,000 miles for rentals of 3 […]

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1,500 Bonus United Miles or 3,000+ American Bonus Miles With Avis Rentals

July 23, 2012

Avis and United are partnering on a promotion that can earn travelers up to 1,500 bonus United miles and a 35% discount on car rentals between now and September 30, 2012, in the US and Canada. Avis is also teaming up with American to offer 3,000 Advantage points on 1-2 days rentals or 5,000 on […]

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Save Money On Car Rentals With Zalyn.com

June 13, 2012

On last week’s Top 10 Tips for Saving on Car Rentals, one of the commenters suggested checking out a site called Zalyn that aggregates discount coupons for all the major (and some minor) car rental agencies sort of like Autoslash does, though Zalyn supports some agencies Autoslash does not, such as Hertz. The site actually […]

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$40 Avis Certificate for $20

August 25, 2011

A $40 Avis gift certificate for $20. Seems like a good deal to me. Link. Since this is with Groupon you can get AA miles or through evreward.com Hat tip TPG reader Lauren! T&C Expires Dec 31, 2011 Limit 1/rental car Valid only in Canada & US (excluding Alaska) Subject to availability Must sign waiver Shipping address […]

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National Car Rental Free Rental Day and Elite Status Match Promotion

August 19, 2011

National Car Rental is running a pretty lucrative promotion: Earn one Free Rental Day with every two rentals of two or more days between August 22, 2011, and January 31, 2012. All in addition to your standard Emerald Club rewards. Registration link. My understanding of the T&C is that there is no limit to the number of […]

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10,000 British Airways Miles for Three Avis Car Rentals

June 21, 2011

From June 1 and August 31st, 2011 you can earn up to 10,000 British Airways miles when you rent with Avis. 1st rental = 2,000 mile bonus plus the regular earning ratio of 1 mile per dollar spent (500 minimum) 2nd rental = 3,000 mile bonus plus the regular earning ratio of 1 mile per […]

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Avis Rentals for $33 and Elite Status On Sale Today

April 13, 2011

As part of the Daily Getaways promotion, Avis 1-day rental vouchers will be sold today at noon EST for $33 each (for up to a premium car) and their top tier Chairman’s Club membership is up for grabs for a whopping $1,115. Remember, you get a 10% discount if you use an Amex card, so […]

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Daily Getaways Returning April 11- May 13: Marriott, Hyatt and Avis Deals

April 5, 2011

Daily Getaways is a travel promotion sponsored by American Express, which sells travel packages and even points/miles at a discount. The promotion runs from April 11-May 13, but so far they’ve only released the first two weeks – the pickings already look good. It starts out with Marriott certs at 11% off, then Avis 1 […]

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