Which Points Should I Redeem to Book a Rental Car?

TPG reader Heather sent me a message on Facebook to ask about rental cars: “I’m trying to rent a car using points; I could rent through Ultimate Rewards with my Sapphire Preferred card, or transfer points to United or Southwest and rent through one of those programs. Which method do you recommend?” To get the most out of your…

15% Off Silvercar Rentals This Summer

Last month, Silvercar announced that it was expanding its service to two new markets — Brooklyn and Newark. And now with its 14 nationwide locations — and most likely more that are soon to come — there is even more reason to make use of the service, especially when there’s a discount. If you’re not a Silvercar…

Daily Getaways Week 5 — Avis, Marriott, Vegas Getaways

Today begins the fifth — and final — week of Daily Getaways, an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. Each Monday, we dive into the details of the week’s deals to help you figure out which ones are worth pursuing. Note that each deal goes live at 1:00pm…

Silvercar is Expanding to Newark and Brooklyn

Silvercar has been popping up in more and more locations, seemingly overnight. Following its $28 million investment earlier this year, the company shared news that it was going to continue expanding its markets, which now includes two new locations in the NYC area: Brooklyn (available as of today at McCarren Hotel & Pool) and Newark Airport (launching May 9). By…

Daily Getaways Week 4 — Hyatt Points, Alamo Rentals and Loews Hotel Suites

Today starts the fourth week of Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. Each Monday, we dive into the details of the week’s deals to help you figure out which ones are worth pursuing. Note that each deal goes live at 1:00pm Eastern Time…

Daily Getaways Week 3 — Hilton Points, Hertz Points and More Vegas Getaways

Today starts the third week of Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. It’s been an interesting two weeks so far. Some deals have sold out in seconds — like the Choice hotel points packages — while other offers are still available more than a week after going live. Each Monday,…

Your Points & Miles Guide to Silvercar

Rental cars are often a necessary travel expense, but they aren’t always as easy to maximize as flights and hotel stays. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explores how to get the most out of your rentals with Silvercar. It seems like every successful startup with a mobile app gets labeled with…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To National Car Rental

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Car rentals aren’t always as easy to maximize as hotel nights and airfare. To help you make the most of this travel expense, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is taking a look at the major…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Many rental car companies offer loyalty programs and the ability to earn points, but they’re often not as straightforward as hotel and airline programs. To help you get the most out of your spending, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here with a guide to Hertz’s Gold Plus Rewards program. The origin…

AA’s Devaluation, Costco Switching to Visa, Marriott’s Plans for SPG & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…