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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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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Saturday Recap: Bonus SkyMiles with Marriott, Aerolineas Argentinas Status Match, Update on Hyatt Stay Certificates, Bonus American Miles, Cheap Finnair Business Class

January 5, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Maximizing Travel Credit Cards Calendar Year Spending Threshold Bonuses: As a recap from earlier this week, I took a look at all the credit cards that offer bonuses for crossing spending thresholds, so you can think about how to allocate your spending this […]

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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: American Express British Airways Transfer Bonus, Bonus SkyMiles from Hertz, Bonus Miles with Wine Clubs, 1,000 Free United Miles, Update on Hyatt Platinum Extras

December 8, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: American Express 30% Transfer Bonus to British Airways: In case you missed the post from earlier this week, now through January 14, 2013, American Express cardmembers who transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios  will receive a 30% bonus. The bonus […]

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Earn Delta MQMs with Hertz Airport Rentals Until November 30, 2012

October 15, 2012

Elite qualifying miles are generally pretty hard to get- you usually get them by flying on paid fares or by spending a lot on credit cards. Once in a while there will be an odd hotel promotion, but never have I seen a car rental promotion offering airline elite miles. Leave it to Delta to […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus United, Delta and Emirates Miles, 500 Free Hilton Points and Earning Bonus

October 6, 2012

Here’s a recap of interesting points and miles news and promos from the week. 15,000 Alaska Miles For New T-Mobile Contract: Now through March 31, 2013, potential cell phone customers who register with T-Mobile at this link will be eligible to earn 15,000 bonus Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Miles. This offer is open only to new […]

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Free Hertz #1 Club Gold Status

October 1, 2012

I don’t know why, but Hertz normally charges $60 for membership in their Hertz #1 Club for Gold status. The only real benefit to membership is expedited check-out; when you arrive at the rental location your name is displayed on a board and you can drive off the lot (just showing your ID at the […]

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Hertz Promo Codes: Triple Points, Weekend, Airport Rentals and Young Driver Discounts

September 10, 2012

There are a few interesting Hertz promos going this fall that mean extra points and significant discounts for car renters. Hertz Triple Points Promo I covered this in a past Saturday recap, but I think it deserves a little more attention. Hertz launched a promo for triple points on rentals picked up between September 4-December […]

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Saturday Recap: Alitalia Fare Sale, Up to 180,000 Bonus American Miles, Bonus Avios, Priority Club and Hertz Points

August 25, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week, as well as some great airline and hotel discounts. 15% Off Alitalia Sale This Weekend Alitalia is running a weekend sale of 15% off airfares (including taxes and surcharges) on all destinations in the Alitalia network for travel in Classica (economy), Ottima […]

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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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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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Reminder: Always Double Check Your Reservations Before Traveling (Especially With Hertz)

July 12, 2011

I have to admit, I am not the most organized traveler. I often don’t make reservations until the last minute and when I do, I rarely print out the confirmation. Perhaps I trust electronic travel booking way too much or I don’t like wasting paper – I never print confirmations (which has gotten me in […]

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Free Hertz Rental Day for 2 Seconds of Work

June 24, 2011

Hertz is revamping their loyalty Program, GoldPlus Rewards (formerly #1 Rewards) and they are giving away 500 points just for registering (link), for their promo. If you don’t have a Goldplus or #1 Rewards account, you can get one for free (until September 30, 2011) here. While 500 points doesn’t seem like a lot, its […]

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How to Save Money on Rental Cars Using

June 17, 2011

I have to be honest, I’m very basic when it comes to car rentals. I have elite status with Hertz, which saves me time at the airport, and I love their #1 Rewards program – for every $500 I spend, I get a free day rental, which is often over $90 in value since I’m NYC-based. […]

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Guest Blog Post: Evan! on Rental Car Programs 101

May 10, 2011

Today’s guest blog post is by Flyertalker Evan! (that’s his handle- I’m not actually screaming), who is known for being one of the most savvy people when it comes to analyzing car rental programs and promotions. I fully admit that my coverage on car rental programs has been minimal, so I’ve asked Evan! to chime […]

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Cheap Hertz Points for Sale at Noon Today with Discover America Daily Getaways

April 18, 2011

Daily Getaways continues its bonanza of cheap travel deals today, featuring Hertz points for as low as 4.3 cents a point each, which is a huge discount from the regular price of 20 cents a point. I am a loyal Hertz #1 Club Gold 5 Star member, so I’m very much a fan of my […]

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Free Hertz #1 Club Gold

March 9, 2011

I noticed a flyer in my Diamond Medallion credentials touting the opportunity to get free Hertz Gold status. I qualify for Hertz Five Star status anyway through renting at least 10 times a year so this wasn’t of much interest to me, but I thought some of you might be able to take advantage of […]

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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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Reminder: Last Week to Qualify for 2011 Elite Status!

December 27, 2010

Almost all elite status calendars will reset on January 1, 2011, so you better act this week! Whether you need a couple thousand miles to make airline elite status, or a couple hotel stays to lock-in hotel status- you only have 5 more days to act.  If you don’t think you can possibly bear to […]

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My Top 20 Loyalty Program Christmas Wish List

December 24, 2010

As a loyalty program junkie, I often think about how each program could be enhanced. While no perfect program exists in my opinion, here are my 20 wishes that, if granted, would make me a very, very happy frequent traveler. Feel free to add yours in the comments below! In no particular order: 1) Delta changes their […]

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Deal of the Day: $50 Hertz Gift Certificates

December 14, 2010

Hertz just announced a pretty interesting promotion: through 1/31/11 bring in a reservation with a competitor and they will match the price- and give you a $50 gift certificate for a future rental. This is valid on weekly and weekend rentals at airport locations only. Many weekend rates at airports can be had for $50 […]

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