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

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: SimplyCash Business Card from American Express 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 […]

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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

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 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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Q1 Top Car Rental Mileage Promotions

January 2, 2011

Many people don’t realize how quickly you can rack up miles with car rentals- especially if you are traveling for 3+ days a week. If you are a consultant and only one person in your group rents a car, try to become that person! Yea, its more annoying with expenses, but you can walk away […]

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Up to 3,000 American Miles with Avis Airport Rentals

December 20, 2010

In general, earning miles from car rentals is a snoozefest- a couple extra miles here and there. However, when they run good promos, I get excited- like this one from Avis and AA.   From September 1, 2010, through February 15, 2011, you can earn up to 3000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles on qualifying […]

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