Category Archive for 'Car Rentals'

25 Free Hertz Points: Extend Your Points Expiration Date

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Register for the Hertz Fall Promo here and you’ll instantly be awarded with 25 points.

25 points won’t do much (a free weekend rental day is 550 points), but it will extend the expiration of your account balance by 24 months.

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Avis: One-Way 4 Hour Rentals Between Select Airports And City Centers For $19.99 With Free Gas And LDW Insurance

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Avis: One-Way 4 Hour Rentals Between Select Airports And City Centers For $19.99 With Free Gas

Click here to view all eligible airports and city center locations.

I checked a one-way rental from Brooklyn, NY (XB4) to Newark Airport (EWR) on 07/12 from 3pm to 7pm and a full size car, minivan, and SUV were all available for just $19.99.  Although the LDW option said $9, it comes out as free on the page after selecting it.  The total with tax was $23.96.

-Offer valid for one-way rentals only.
-Traveling from an Airport to Downtown: Pickup must occur on a Thursday or Friday.
-Traveling from Downtown to an Airport: Pickup must occur on a Sunday or Monday.
-Vehicle must be reserved 48 hours in advance of pickup.
-Offer valid on compact (group B), Midsize (group C), Full Size (group E), Intermediate SUV (group F) and Minivan (Group V) vehicles only.
-Offers may not be available during holiday and other blackout periods; rate surcharges during peak periods may apply.
-Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum age may vary by location.
-An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
-Rates are non-discountable; they may not be combined with any AWD number, coupon, promotion or offer.
-Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges may apply and are extra.
-Rate includes free gas and Loss Damage Waiver.

HT: ad120, via DDF

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Roundup Of Current Silvercar Deals; 2 Day Audi Rental In Miami From $37

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

About Silvercar:

Silvercar is a new-age car rental company.  Since I first wrote about Silvercar I’ve received lots of rave reviews from readers thanking me for introducing them to Silvercar. Share your experience in the comments!

The only car they rent is the all-wheel drive Audi A4. It comes with built-in GPS, satellite radio, bluetooth, leather seats, and even a free WiFi hotspot. Unlimited miles are included in every rental.

You can rent from Silvercar as long as you are at least 22 years old with no underage fees.

I rented a car from Avis in Miami earlier this year and got hit with a $17.20 bill for a two 70 cent tolls that I apparently passed on SR112. That’s $1.40 for the tolls and $15.80 for an “eToll Convenience Fee.” Convenient for whom is the question?

Silvercar only passes on the toll itself, no convenience fees.

If you don’t refill the fuel you’ll only be charged a $5 flat rate fee on top of the actual local price of the gas needed to fill up the car. No need to jeopardize missing your flight just to avoid paying $10/gallon for fuel.

At airports where Silvercar is offsite you’ll get picked up and dropped off at the airport in an Audi as well.

Both AMEX and Chase cover the CDW insurance for a Audi A4, but it’s always a good idea to confirm and get things in writing before renting.

You can cancel a reservation at any time for free.

Signup offer:

-If you signup via my referral link here you and I will both get $25 after you complete your first rental with my referral code, DELEFF
The $25 will sent to you via Paypal after your rental.

Rental specials:

-Rentals in Miami or Phoenix for pickup in June, July, and August are currently just $49/day with no code required.  Reserve now to lock in this rate!

Promo codes (Choose one):

First-time renter codes:

1. With this link you can save $50 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long.  If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: AFF-FTD  This is valid for rentals anytime.  For example a 2 day rental in Miami from June 28-30 would cost $62.06 ($48 plus $14.06 tax) after the $50 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $37.06 for 2 days.

2. With this link you can get 1 day free on any rental that’s at least 2 days long. If it doesn’t make 1 day free for you just use code: LOUNGEBUDDY
This is valid for rentals anytime. For example a 2 day rental in Los Angeles from September 6-8 would cost $66.38 ($59 plus $7.38 tax) after the $50 off. Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $41.38 for 2 days.

Repeat/existing renter codes:

3. With this link you can save $50 off any rental that’s at least 2 days long. This is valid for rentals anytime. You may need to login to your account to use this code. If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: FTU50

4. With this link you can get 1 day free on any rental that’s at least 2 days long. If it doesn’t make 1 day free for you just use code: COMEDY
This is valid for rentals anytime.

Silvercar plans on adding 4 new locations by the end of the year, so stay tuned for new cities!
Silvercar is currently located in:
-Austin/AUS
-Chicago/ORD
-Dallas/DAL
-Dallas/DFW
-Denver/DEN
-Fort Lauderdale/FLL
-Los Angeles/LAX
-Miami/MIA
-Phoenix/PHX
-San Francisco/SFO

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Silvercar: Miami And Phoenix Audi Rentals On Sale Through August; 2 Day Rental In Miami From $37, In Los Angeles From $40

Friday, June 5th, 2015

About Silvercar:

Silvercar is a new-age car rental company.  Since I first wrote about Silvercar I’ve received lots of rave reviews from readers thanking me for introducing them to Silvercar. Share your experience in the comments!

The only car they rent is the all-wheel drive Audi A4. It comes with built-in GPS, satellite radio, bluetooth, leather seats, and even a free WiFi hotspot. Unlimited miles are included in every rental.

You can rent from Silvercar as long as you are at least 22 years old with no underage fees.

I rented a car from Avis in Miami earlier this year and got hit with a $17.20 bill for a two 70 cent tolls that I apparently passed on SR112. That’s $1.40 for the tolls and $15.80 for an “eToll Convenience Fee.” Convenient for whom is the question?

Silvercar only passes on the toll itself, no convenience fees.

If you don’t refill the fuel you’ll only be charged a $5 flat rate fee on top of the actual local price of the gas needed to fill up the car. No need to jeopardize missing your flight just to avoid paying $10/gallon for fuel.

At airports where Silvercar is offsite you’ll get picked up and dropped off at the airport in an Audi as well.

Both AMEX and Chase cover the CDW insurance for a Audi A4, but it’s always a good idea to confirm and get things in writing before renting.

You can cancel a reservation at any time for free.

Signup offer:

-If you signup via my referral link here you and I will both get $25 after you complete your first rental with my referral code, DELEFF
The $25 will sent to you via Paypal after your rental.

Rental specials:

-Rentals in Miami or Phoenix for pickup in June, July, and August are currently just $49/day with no code required.  Reserve now to lock in this rate!

Promo codes (Choose one):

First-time renter codes:

1. With this link you can save $50 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long.  If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: AFF-FTD  This is valid for rentals anytime.  For example a 2 day rental in Miami from June 14-16 would cost $62.06 ($48 plus $14.06 tax) after the $50 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $37.06 for 2 days.

Repeat/existing renter codes:

2. With this link you can get 1 day free on any rental that’s at least 2 days long. If it doesn’t make 1 day free for you just use code: COMEDY
This is valid for rentals anytime. For example a 2 day rental in Los Angeles from June 7-9 would cost $65.84 ($59 plus $6.84 tax) after the $50 off. Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $40.84 for 2 days.

3. With this link you can save $50 off any rental that’s at least 2 days long. You may need to login to your account to use this code. If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: FTU50

Silvercar has started taking reservations at Chicago O’Hare for rentals beginning June 12th. Silvercar has been rapidly expanding and they plan to keep adding a new location every 1-2 months.
They are currently located in:
-Austin/AUS
-Chicago/ORD
-Dallas/DAL
-Dallas/DFW
-Denver/DEN
-Fort Lauderdale/FLL
-Los Angeles/LAX
-Miami/MIA
-Phoenix/PHX
-San Francisco/SFO

HT: bermo, via DDF

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SMOKING HOT! Get $100 Off Your First Silvercar Rental! Get Paid $11 To Rent An Audi For 2 Days In Miami And Save Big In Other Cities!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Update 2. 4:20pm: The $75 off code is dead. See below for other valid codes.

Update: sdd posts a $75 off code in the comments that will actually mean you can get paid for renting an Audi for 2 days after the $75 off code and $25 new customer cash rebate! See the promo codes section below for the details!
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Silvercar has started taking reservations at Chicago O’Hare for rentals beginning June 12th! Silvercar has been rapidly expanding and they plan to keep adding a new location every 1-2 months.
They are currently located in:
-Austin/AUS
-Chicago/ORD
-Dallas/DAL
-Dallas/DFW
-Denver/DEN
-Fort Lauderdale/FLL
-Los Angeles/LAX
-Miami/MIA
-Phoenix/PHX
-San Francisco/SFO

Since I first wrote about Silvercar I’ve received lots of rave reviews from readers thanking me for introducing them to Silvercar. Share your experience in the comments!

About Silvercar:

Silvercar is a new-age car rental company.

The only car they rent is the all-wheel drive Audi A4. It comes with built-in GPS, satellite radio, bluetooth, leather seats, and even a free WiFi hotspot. Unlimited miles are included in every rental.

You can rent from Silvercar as long as you are at least 22 years old with no underage fees.

I rented a car from Avis in Miami earlier this year and got hit with a $17.20 bill for a two 70 cent tolls that I apparently passed on SR112. That’s $1.40 for the tolls and $15.80 for an “eToll Convenience Fee.” Convenient for whom is the question?

Silvercar only passes on the toll itself, no convenience fees.

If you don’t refill the fuel you’ll only be charged a $5 flat rate fee on top of the actual local price of the gas needed to fill up the car. No need to jeopardize missing your flight just to avoid paying $10/gallon for fuel.

At airports where Silvercar is offsite you’ll get picked up and dropped off at the airport in an Audi as well.

Signup offer:

-If you signup via my referral link here you and I will both get $25 after you complete your first rental with my referral code, DELEFF
The $25 will sent to you via Paypal after your rental.

Rentals specials:

-Rates for May rentals are just $59/day.  Rentals in Miami or Phoenix in May are just $39/day with no code required and as long as the rental begins in May you keep the $39 rate until the end of the rental.

Promo codes (Choose one):

First-time renter codes:

1. With this link you can get $75 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long. 
This is valid for rentals anytime. For example a 2 day rental in Miami from May 31-June 2 would cost $13.91 ($3 plus $10.91 tax) after the $75 off. Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, meaning you’ll get paid $11.09 for renting the Audi for 2 days!
Or for example a 2 day rental in Los Angeles from June 14-16 would cost $47.99 ($43 plus $4.99 tax) after the $75 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $22.99 for 2 days.

2. With this link you can save $50 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long.  If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: AFF-FTD  This is valid for rentals anytime.  For example a 2 day rental in Miami from May 31-June 2 would cost $40.66 ($28 plus $12.66 tax) after the $50 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $15.66 for 2 days.

Repeat/existing renter codes:

3. With this link you can get 1 day free on any rental that’s at least 2 days long. If it doesn’t make 1 day free for you just use code: COMEDY
This is valid for rentals anytime. For example a 2 day rental in Los Angeles from May 31-June 2 would cost $65.84 ($59 plus $6.84 tax) after the $50 off. Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $40.84 for 2 days.

4. With this link you can save $50 off any rental that’s at least 2 days long. You may need to login to your account to use this code. If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: FTU50

5. With this link you can rent cars in Phoenix for $49 per day in June. If it doesn’t give $49 rates in June just enter code: SILVER49

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Roundup Of Silvercar Promo Codes, 2 Day Audi Rental For $15 In Miami Or $40 In Los Angeles

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Since I first wrote about Silvercar I’ve received lots of rave reviews from readers thanking me for introducing them to Silvercar. Share your experience in the comments!

One of my few critiques of Silvercar was that they required drivers to be 25, but as I wrote last week, they have lowered that age to 22 without any additional fees.  They’re opening in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow and in Chicago in June with more locations to follow!

About Silvercar:

Silvercar is a new-age car rental company.

The only car they rent is the all-wheel drive Audi A4. It comes with built-in GPS, satellite radio, bluetooth, leather seats, and even a free WiFi hotspot. Unlimited miles are included in every rental.

I rented a car from Avis in Miami earlier this year and got hit with a $17.20 bill for a two 70 cent tolls that I apparently passed on SR112. That’s $1.40 for the tolls and $15.80 for an “eToll Convenience Fee.” Convenient for whom is the question?

Silvercar only passes on the toll itself, no convenience fees.

If you don’t refill the fuel you’ll only be charged a $5 flat rate fee on top of the actual local price of the gas needed to fill up the car. No need to jeopardize missing your flight just to avoid paying $10/gallon for fuel.

At airports where Silvercar is offsite you’ll get picked up and dropped off at the airport in an Audi as well.

Signup offer:

-If you signup via my referral link here you and I will both get $25 after you complete your first rental with my referral code, DELEFF  
The $25 will sent to you via Paypal after your rental.

Rentals specials:

-Rates for May rentals are just $59/day.  Rentals in Miami or Phoenix in May are just $39/day with no code required.

Promo codes (Choose one):

1. With this link you can get 1 day free on any rental that’s at least 2 days long. If it doesn’t make 1 day free for you just use code: COMEDY
This is valid for rentals anytime. For example a 2 day rental in Los Angeles from May 17-19 would cost $65.84 ($59 plus $6.84 tax) after the $50 off. Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $40.84 for 2 days.

2. With this link you can save $50 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long.  If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: AFF-FTD  This is valid for rentals anytime.  For example a 2 day rental in Miami from May 17-19 would cost $40.66 ($28 plus $12.66 tax) after the $50 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $15.66 for 2 days.

3. With this link you can save $50 off any rental that’s at least 2 days long. You may need to login to your account to use this code. If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: FTU50

Silvercar is currently located in:
Austin/AUS
Chicago/ORD (Reservations begin 05/27, Rentals begin 06/15)
Dallas/DAL
Dallas/DFW
Denver/DEN
Fort Lauderdale/FLL (Rentals begin 05/15)
Los Angeles/LAX
Miami/MIA
Phoenix/PHX
San Francisco/SFO

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Rent An Audi From Silvercar In Miami Or Phoenix In May For $39/Day, Plus Get $25 Cash After Completing Your First Rental; New Silvercar Renters Will Pay Just $15.66 For A 2 Day Rental!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Update: Effective immediately Silvercar now allows drivers from the age of 22 without any additional fees!
Talk about listening to my feedback 😀

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Originally posted on 05/05:

Silvercar is a new-age car rental company.

The only car they rent is the all-wheel drive Audi A4. It comes with built-in GPS, satellite radio, bluetooth, leather seats, and even a free WiFi hotspot. Unlimited miles are included in every rental.

I rented a car from Avis in Miami earlier this year and got hit with a $17.20 bill for a two 70 cent tolls that I apparently passed on SR112. That’s $1.40 for the tolls and $15.80 for an “eToll Convenience Fee.” Convenient for whom is the question?

Silvercar only passes on the toll itself, no convenience fees.

If you don’t refill the fuel you’ll only be charged a $5 flat rate fee on top of the actual local price of the gas needed to fill up the car. No need to jeopardize missing your flight just to avoid paying $10/gallon for fuel.

At airports where Silvercar is offsite you’ll get picked up and dropped off at the airport in an Audi as well.

Alas Silvercar is only for those 25 or older. Would have been nice if they dropped that to a more reasonable 21 while they are shaking things up anyway.

If you signup via my referral link here you and I will both get $25 after you complete your first rental.  The $25 will sent to you via Paypal after your rental.

Rates for May rentals are just $59/day.  Rentals in Miami or Phoenix in May are just $39/day.

-With this link you can save $50 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long.  If it doesn’t take $50 off for you just enter code: AFF-FTD  This is valid for rentals anytime.  For example a 2 day rental in Miami from May 17-19 would cost $40.66 ($28 plus $12.66 tax) after the $50 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $15.66 for 2 days.

Silvercar is currently located in:
Austin/AUS
Dallas/DAL
Dallas/DFW
Denver/DEN
Fort Lauderdale/FLL (Effective 05/15)
Los Angeles/LAX
Miami/MIA
Phoenix/PHX
San Francisco/SFO

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Daily Getaway For 04/15 At 1pm: Discounted Hertz Points For Sale

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Daily Getaways Linky

With Daily Getaways you can purchase discounted travel packages, but you have to be really quick.  At 1pm EDT every weekday from now through April 22nd there is a new offering.

The best deals will sell out in seconds, so you need to be waiting on the page at 12:59pm and refreshing the page.  Be sure to have a Hertz number handy.

There are 3 Hertz packages that will be available to purchase at 1pm:

1. 5,500 points for $252 (4.58 cents per point)

2. 13,200 points for $428 (3.24 cents per point)

3. 16,500 points for $698 (4.23 cents per point)

Here is the Hertz award chart.

-A free week rental is 2,750 points, so package 1 would be enough for 2 weeks of rentals at a cost of $18 per day.

-Package 2 would be enough points for 4 free weeks (11K) and a 4 day rental over a weekend (2.2K).  That’s 32 rental days at a cost of $13.38 per day.

Package 2 is also enough for two 4 day weekend rentals of a prestige collection car. That’s 8 days of rentals at a cost of $53.50 per day.

-A free rental week of a prestige collection car is 8,250 points, so package 3 would be enough for 2 weeks of rentals at a cost of $49.85 per day.

Package 3 is also enough for 6 weeks of free rentals. That’s 42 rental days at a cost of $16.62 per day.

There are a few blackout dates for these awards, though you can use double points to rent during a blackout as well.

You’ll need to be waiting on the page wearing out your F5 key to be able to grab one of these as soon as the buy now button appears at 1pm.
And don’t forget to have your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards number handy.

Package #2 will be the hardest to get as it has the lowest cost per point and it has the fewest available packages for sale.

Hertz points don’t expire as long as you have activity every 24 months.

Will you try to buy?  Or are these packages too much effort for too little reward?  For many locations you may be better off spending the time figuring out the lowest Priceline bid that they would accept for your rental…

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Rent An Audi From Silvercar In April For $49/Day Or Less, Plus Get $25 Cash After Completing Your First Rental

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Silvercar is a new-age car rental company.

The only car they rent is the all-wheel drive Audi A4. It comes with built-in GPS, satellite radio, bluetooth, leather seats, and even a free WiFi hotspot. Unlimited miles are included in every rental.

I rented a car from Avis in Miami earlier this year and got hit with a $17.20 bill for a two 70 cent tolls that I apparently passed on SR112.  That’s $1.40 for the tolls and $15.80 for an “eToll Convenience Fee.” Convenient for whom is the question?

Silvercar only passes on the toll itself, no convenience fees.

If you don’t refill the fuel you’ll only be charged a $5 flat rate fee on top of the actual local price of the gas needed to fill up the car. No need to jeopardize missing your flight just to avoid paying $10/gallon for fuel.

At airports where Silvercar is offsite you’ll get picked up and dropped off at the airport in an Audi as well.

Alas Silvercar is only for those 25 or older. Would have been nice if they dropped that to a more reasonable 21 while they are shaking things up anyway.

If you signup via my referral link here you and I will both get $25 after you complete your first rental.  The $25 will sent to you via Paypal after your rental.

-With this link you can rent a car in April for just $49/day. As long as the rental begins in April that rate will extend into May as well. Plus you’ll get $25 back after your first rental.

-With this link you can save $50 off your first rental that’s at least 2 days long.  This is valid for rentals anytime.  For example a 2 day rental in Los Angeles from April 26-28 would cost $75.89 with tax after the $50 off.  Plus you’ll get $25 back after the rental, dropping the effective cost to just $50.89 for 2 days.

Silvercar is currently located in:
Austin/AUS
Dallas/DAL
Dallas/DFW
Denver/DEN
Los Angeles/LAX
Miami/MIA
Phoenix/PHX
San Francisco/SFO

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Save An Additional 10% Off Florida Car Rentals With Sixt

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Save An Additional 10% Off Florida Car Rentals With Sixt

If you already have a car rental reservation in Florida be sure to compare the rates via the Sixt link above.  A Toyota Sienna in Miami (in-terminal) from January 19th-25th for example is just $17/day plus tax for a total of $169 prepaid or $175 post-paid.

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Get National Emerald Club Executive And Hertz Five Star Status For Free

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

This link only works from desktop browsers:

National Emerald Club Executive Status Linky

When you open a National account via the link above you will automatically be upgraded to National Executive status.
If you already have an existing account, you can go through all of the same steps, just enter in the same information as your current account and your account will be upgraded to executive status.

Also if you follow the instructions via this link you can match your new National Executive status to Hertz Five Star status as well.

Executive benefits:
-Choice of Fullsize or better cars from our exclusive Executive area.
-Guaranteed upgrades: You always pay for one car class less than the car you reserved.
-One Free Rental Day with six rental credits.

How the Executive upgrades work:
-Simply reserve a Midsize car at participating counter bypass locations in the U.S. or Canada.
-When you arrive at the location, follow the Executive signs and go directly to the Executive area.
-Choose any car on the Executive area (all cars are Fullsize or higher classes) and you’ll only be charged the reserved Midsize rate.

Status valid through 02/28/17.

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25 Free Hertz Points: Extend Your Points Expiration Date

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Register for the Hertz Winter Promo here and you’ll instantly be awarded with 25 points.

25 points won’t do much (a free weekend rental day is 550 points), but it will extend the expiration of your account balance by 24 months.

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Renting A Car With A Credit Card? Here’s What You Need To Know About Insurance.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

-Find more posts like this by clicking on the “Credit Card Posts” tab and find credit card offers in the “Credit Cards” tab above of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site.
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Car rental companies love to upsell insurance options when you rent a car.

Most are bogus. but 2 are legitimate. There’s liability insurance and there’s the collision damage waiver insurance or CDW.

No credit card covers liability insurance.
When you drive in the USA you need to have liability coverage which covers damage to other people and their property. If you own a car and are insured you’ll be covered when you rent a car in the US, so there’s no need to take out liability insurance. If you don’t own a car you can rely on the state minimum liability that the car rental agencies are required to provide free of charge. However you can be on the hook if you cause damage in excess of the minimum requirement, so you may want to take out that coverage if you don’t have a personal car insurance policy. Note that in California and Texas there is no state minimum liability, so any damage you cause will be your responsibility.

In some countries, like Israel and Mexico, you are always required to pay for liability insurance.

Many credit cards provide CDW insurance. That covers damage that occurs to your rental car. However most cards only provide secondary coverage in your home country, which means that if you have your own car insurance you would have to file a claim with them and only if they deny it will the credit card cover the damage.

AMEX cards have the option to add a premium car rental insurance option that changes coverage from secondary to primary, but that will set you back about $20 per rental.

2 popular Chase cards provide free primary CDW coverage even in your home country, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase United Explorer. If you damage your rental car then those cards will cover the damage without having to file a claim with your personal auto insurance policy.

Both cards have no foreign transaction fees.
The Sapphire Preferred also gives double points on car rentals, making it the best card to use when renting a car anywhere in the world.

Most cards exclude CDW coverage in select countries such as Israel and Jamaica.  All Chase cards provide coverage worldwide, including Israel.  Just call the number on the back of your card to be connected with the CDW insurance department who can provide you with a letter of coverage to provide the car rental agency in any country that you specify.

In a country like Israel you’ll still need to purchase liability insurance, but you won’t have to pay the CDW insurance.  Which is a good thing as the basic CDW insurance in Israel comes with a high deductible, so even if you pay the daily CDW fee you may still wind up paying for the small scratches that car rental companies in Israel love to charge to everyone without ever repainting their cars.

With CDW coverage insurance from your credit card there is no deductible as long as you decline to take out the CDW coverage from the car rental agency.  You won’t be responsible for a thing as long as you use the right card.

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Thrifty: Rent A Car Or SUV One Way From Southern California To Northern California For $1/Day Plus Earn 1,000 United Miles For A 3 Day Rental!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Update: This deal is still alive. Share your experience and read others in the comments!
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Originally posted on 08/07:

Thrifty Offer Linky

Drive the stunning PCH from SoCal to NoCal for just a buck a day with Thrifty.  Just select a one-way rental picking up from LAX (Los Angeles airport), ONT (Ontario airport), or SAN (San Diego airport) and dropping off at OAK (Oakland airport), SFO (San Francisco airport, or SJC (San Jose airport).

You must pickup your car by 08/31 and you can keep the car for up to 74.5 hours at that rate.

This deal is valid on an Economy car or an SUV only.

There are no taxes but facility fees are extra.  LAX charges a $10 per rental facility fee and SAN charges a $7.50 per day facility fee and then small taxes are owed on that fee.  A 3 day SUV rental from LAX-SFO or ONT-SFO will run you $13.71 and a 3 day SUV rental from SAN-SFO will run you $26.18.

Plus book a car via the promo link above and include your United mileage number and you’ll get 1,000 bonus miles for a rental of 3 days.

You can use 4.5K BA Avios to fly back from SFO to LAX.  The cost to cancel a BA award flight is just $5.60.

Or use Southwest points that you can transfer instantly from Chase Ultimate Rewards.  A one-way nonstop flight from SFO-LAX on 08/27 is 3,386 miles and from SFO-SAN is 4,037 miles.  If you have a Southwest companion pass you can fly 2 people for that rate. There is no charge to cancel a Southwest award flight.

Or paid flights start at just $67.

Be sure to stop off for a meal at Tierra Sur in Oxnard and stay a night at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands.  The Hyatt Carmel Highlands is $576 with tax on 08/26 or you can use 25,000 Hyatt points (or Chase points transferred to Hyatt), a value of 2.3 cents per point.  With points and cash it’s just 12,500 points plus $150 for the night, a vlaue of 3.4 cents per point. Plus the points and cash rate is eligible for stay credits and confirmed diamond suite upgrades (that you can get free by matching your other hotel elite status to Hyatt).

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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3 Hours Only: 20% Off Weekly Or Weekend Rentals From Hertz

Monday, June 9th, 2014

www.hertz.com

Use promotional coupon: 199732

-Must book by 10PM tonight.
-Good for pick-ups today through 6/24/14.
-Valid for weekly or weekend rentals only, minimum of a 2 day rental.
-Valid in the US and Canada.
-The discounted price will be reflected in the estimated total with tax.

You should be able to modify date and time later on, but the original reservation has to be made by 10pm.

HT: SamKey

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Hertz Daily Getaway Deal Is Much Better Than It Looks…Though Good Luck Buying One

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Related: Highlights Of Daily Getaways 2014
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Daily Getaways started yesterday though today is the first decent deal.

It’s actually a much better deal than it looks like at first glance.
Here is the Hertz award chart.

There are 3 packages available:

1. 5,500 Hertz points (marketed as a “1-Week Hertz Standard Vehicle”) is $252 (4.58 cents per point) with the automatic 10% off for using an AMEX.  (45 packages for sale)

Now here’s the thing, they’re actually giving an example using Hertz’s anytime award chart which comes out to $36 per day on a weekly rental.
The truth is that the regular award chart has very few blackout dates and a week rental using that chart is just 2,750 points, so your cost with this package will be just $18 per day.
Additionally they give the example of a standard vehicle, when it’s the same amount of points for a premium vehicle!
Note that taxes are extra, and they can add up at some highly taxed airport locations.

You can also use 4,400 points for a weekly rental of a specialty vehicle like a minivan or convertible.

2. 13,200 Hertz points (marketed as a “Hertz Prestige Collection Weekend”) is $427.50 (3.24 cents per point) with the 10% off. (35 packages for sale)

Again, that’s the anytime rate for a 4 day weekend for a prestige car which comes out to $106.88 per day on a 4 day weekend rental. The standard 4 day weekend weekend rate with a few blackout dates is:
-6,600 points for Prestige (Mercedes, Infiniti, Cadillac, etc) which would be $53.44 per day.
-3,300 points for specialty (Minivan, convertible, etc) which would be $26.72 per day.
-2,200 points for premium which would be $17.81 per day.

Of course you can also use the 13,200 points for a weekly rental.  It’s enough for 3 weeks of a Minivan or Convertible at $20.38 per day.

3. 16,500 Hertz points (marketed as a “1-Week Hertz Prestige Collection”) is $697.50 (4.23 cents per point) with the 10% off. (50 packages for sale)

Once again, that’s the anytime rate for a week which would be $99.64 per day. The standard rate for a weekly prestige rental is 8,250 points which would be $49.82 per day.

Of course you can also use the 16,500 points for a premium car.  It’s enough for 6 weeks at $16.61 per day. Or use it for anything else on the Hertz award chart.

You’ll need to be waiting on the page wearing out your F5 key to be able to grab one of these as soon as the buy now button appears at 1pm.
And don’t forget to have your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards number handy.

Many will try, few will get get, though I did get successfully purchase a Hertz package last year.  Package #2 will probably be the hardest to get as it has the lowest cost per point and it has the fewest available packages for sale.

Will you try to buy?  Or are these packages too much effort for too little reward?  The truth is for many locations you’ll probably be better off spending the time figuring out the lowest Priceline bid for your rental.

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Drive A Rental Car Out Of Florida On The Cheap

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

It’s getting close to that time of year again, when everyone wants to get out of Florida.  Which means cheap rental cars for anyone willing to drive one out of Florida:

Alamo Offer Linky

Avis Offer Linky

Budget Offer Linky

Enterprise Offer Linky

Hertz Offer Linky

National Offer Linky

HT: Emkay, via DDF

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Chase Eliminates Excluded Car Rental Countries; Israel Now Covered On All Chase Credit Cards!

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Update: 01/26/14: Some people reported problems getting the car rental agency in Israel to waive the CDW purchase requirement because the Chase letter of coverage didn’t specifically mention that Israel was included. 

I’m happy to report that you can now request a letter that specifically states that coverage in Israel is included.  Just call the number on the back of your card to be forwarded to the department that can instantly email you a letter of coverage.  You can also try calling 888-880-5844 to get that letter of coverage. That number is intended for the United card but should work for all Chase cards.

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Originally posted on 11/01/13:

Effective today all Chase cards, Visa or Mastercard, now offer free car rental CDW insurance worldwide!  Gone are the exclusions on rentals in countries like Israel, Ireland, and Jamaica.

CDW covers any damage or theft to your rental car.

If you renting a car outside of your home country you will receive free primary coverage on rentals of up to 31 days, so Chase will cover you even if you have your own insurance without having to file a claim with your own insurance.

Additionally Chase will now provide primary coverage on leisure rentals on business cards when renting outside of your home country.

Additional drivers that are listed on the contract are covered as well.

Secondary cardholders also get primary coverage when they rent.

Note that in Israel even if you decline the CDW all agencies still require to buy liability insurance for damage to other property or people.  But you’ll still save money by having a card that provides its own CDW coverage.  Israeli car rental agencies are notorious for charging over and over again for the same scratch.  Even if you buy the CDW from the car rental agency you’ll still have to pay for the scratch as they have a high deductible on their own CDW coverage.  When you use your Chase card and decline the car rental agency’s CDW coverage you’ll have zero deductible.  If you do not decline the car rental’s CDW coverage then your credit card will not cover your rental.

-The best card to rent a car with abroad is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. It offers 2.14 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on all dining and travel expenses, including car rentals. It also has no foreign exchange fees, so you’ll always get the best possible exchange rate without any fees.  You’ll have free primary coverage when renting anywhere outside of your home country and secondary coverage to your own insurance when renting within your home country.  If you don’t have your own car insurance policy then coverage is primary worldwide.

-When renting within the US the United Explorer card is the way to go thanks to its primary coverage. It also is one of the only cards that comes with primary rental car CDW insurance in the US.  Almost every other card only has secondary coverage when you rent a car in your home country. This means that if you damage your rental vehicle you must file the claim with your own personal insurance policy first, and only if they won’t cover the damage will the credit card cover the damage.

Of course if you do rent on a United card and you return the car with no damage you can have the car rental agency counter change the card to Sapphire Preferred so that you get the 2.14 points per dollar spent.

Sample Chase cards that have no foreign exchange fees:

-Chase Sapphire Preferred
-United Explorer card
Chase Ink Plus
Chase Ink Bold
Chase British Airways
-Chase Marriott Premier
-Chase Southwest Premier

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50% Off Hertz Rentals

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

www.hertz.com

Use promotional coupon: 194246
-Book by 11/04.
-Pickup rental by 11/15.
-Valid in the US and Canada.
-Not valid in NYC Metro, Phoenix, or Florida.

The discounted price will be reflected in the estimated total with tax.

HT: SamKey, via DDF

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Hertz Israel Now Requiring Proof Of Credit Card Insurance Coverage

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Effective immediately Hertz in Israel is requiring you to furnish a letter of coverage stating that your credit card covers car rental CDW insurance.  If you don’t have that letter you will be compelled to purchase CDW from Hertz. Worse than that, like all CDW policies sold in Israel, the Hertz provided CDW comes with a deductible that you will have to pay on top of the daily CDW coverage in case of any alleged damages. Plus your credit card will not cover CDW if you do not decline the car rental agency CDW coverage.

Car rental companies in Israel love to ding people with alleged scratches and dings whether they caused the damage or not. My assumption is that this is likely the reason Israel is one of just 3 countries in the world that is excluded from most credit card coverage. To save yourself a lot of headache always take extensive pictures of your rental car while it’s still on the lot and make sure the agent signs off on every miniscule scratch on the car.

To get a letter of coverage you can call World Mastercard at 800-622-7747 and then push prompts 1, 1, and 3 to speak to someone.

It used to be that all World Mastercards covered CDW in Israel even though almost every other credit card excludes coverage in Israel, Ireland, and Jamaica.

The reason for the requirement now is due to numerous World Mastercards no longer covering Israel including Chase United, Chase Ink, Barclays Arrivals, and Barclays USAirways.

Cards that currently still provide coverage include the Sapphire World Mastercard.  There’s no public link for the Sapphire World Mastercard but if you call or send a secure message to Chase they can still convert the Sapphire Preferred Visa or the Sapphire Non-Preferred Visa into a World Mastercard. The Preferred card card gives 2.14 points per dollar on all dining and travel including car rentals and it has no foreign exchange fees, making it the best card to use for rentals in Israel.  The non-preferred version gives 1 point per dollar and has a 3% foreign exchange fee.

Those World Mastercards cover up to $50,000 in damages to your rental car for rentals up to 31 days in length.

Coverage is primary if your own personal auto insurance does not cover rentals outside of the USA.  I called Geico and they confirmed that on my policy I’m only covered for rentals in the USA, so coverage from the World Mastercard anywhere else in the world is primary.  This means that the credit card will pay for damages without having to get your personal insurance involved which can raise your premiums.

It’s worth noting that the Discover cards like the Discover IT card cover CDW in Israel as well and they don’t charge a foreign exchange fee. However they limit their total coverage to $25,000 so if you wreck your rental car you may be on the hook for damages as cars in Israel typically cost at least double what they do in the US.  However for regular scratches and dents this should work just fine.

Even if your card does give CDW coverage agencies in Israel require you to purchase liability insurance for damages caused to other people as CDW only covers damages to your own vehicle.  Reputable agents like Noach build this into their quote but most prices online that you’ll find do not include this daily fee.

As far as rentals in the US go, if you have your own policy you’ll most definitely want to rent on the United Explorer card as it is one of the few cards that give free primary CDW coverage.  Almost every other credit card will not cover damages if you have a personal car insurance policy.

HT: hocker, via DDF

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$29.70 For Avis Premium Car Rental Certificates

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Update, 3:45pm: Sold Out!

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$29.70 For Avis Premium Car Rental Certificates

I’ve been avoiding posting these Daily Getaway deals since they usually sell out in a split second, but surprisingly this one is still open.

With an AMEX card you’ll automatically get 10% off every deal, so you can purchase these Avis certs for $29.70 each and they’re good in the US and Canada for a Premium (Group G) car. These certs are not valid in NY metro and are not valid for one-way rentals. There are some blackout dates around holiday times.

The nice thing is that you won’t pay any percentage based taxes with these certs but you will pay any facility fees.

You can purchase up to 7 certs on a credit card and you can use up to 7 certs on a single rental.

The certs will expire 03/31/14.

Note that your credit card won’t cover the CDW insurance if you pay with these so my strategy is to reserve with the coupon code but to hand them in only after the rental is complete and there is no damage to the car.  If you did damage the car then just leave the rental on the credit card you used to reserve the car with.

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Groupon NYC: Get A One-Year Carpingo Car-Sharing Membership And $150 Rental Credit For Just $49

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Update #2: Alive Again! If you did this deal last time it was around please share your experience in the comments!

Update: Sold Out.

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Originally posted on 04/10:

Groupon NYC: Get A One-Year Carpingo Car-Sharing Membership And $150 Driving Credit For Just $49

-$29 for a one-year car-sharing membership with $50 worth of driving credit (a $125 total value)
-$49 for a one-year car-sharing membership with $150 worth of driving credit (a $225 total value)
-Application and membership fees are included in both options.

Carpingo car rentals run $5 an hour after midnight, $8 an hour on weekdays, and $11 an hour on weekends Rates include gas, insurance, and a free parking spot.

HT: Yoel, via DDF

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Avis SUV Rental Savings

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Update, 05/17: Just a reminder that this deal is still valid for another month.

Originally posted on 04/17:

Avis SUV Rental Savings Linky

-Book an intermediate SUV for just $23 per weekend day or $169 per week.
-Book an standard SUV for just $26 per weekend day or $179 per week.
-Use AWD Number D039700 to take advantage of this offer.

Additionally you can use the following coupon code (Click on “add a coupon”) for $30 off a 5+ day rental, dropping the weekly rate down to just $139 or $149: MUGA062
Or save $40 off a 10+ day rental with code: MUGA063

-Offer can be reserved now for pickup through 06/15/13 at participating Avis locations in the contiguous U.S. excluding the NY Metro area.
-Weekly rates require a five consecutive day minimum rental and a 14-day maximum rental.
-To use this offer, reservation must be booked 24 hours in advance of pickup.
-Blackout dates apply.
-Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges may apply and are extra.

HT: jj1000, via DDF

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Rent An RV For Free One-Way From Vancouver To Toronto Or Montreal And Get $500 In Free Gas!

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Offer Linky

Cruise Canada needs some RVs brought from Vancouver to Toronto and Montreal so they’ll let you drive one for free for up to 21 days. The RV needs to be brought to Montreal or Toronto by 11/27.

They will reimburse your gas receipts for up to $500 as well. You are allowed to drive in the US and Canada.

6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) are included for free. Google maps shows that it’s 4,188 kilometers from Vancouver to Toronto and 4,535 from Vancouver to Montreal. It’s more than enough miles to hit up the Grand Canyon (as well as my hometown of Cleveland along the way to share a beer with me for anyone crazy enough to do this) should you so desire 😀

You can use your AA miles or BA Avios to fly on Cathay Pacific’s great business or first class one-way from JFK to Vancouver and then use 4,500 Avios to fly from Toronto or Montreal back to NYC.

Hit the comments to find some buddies to organize a trip?

HT: PlatinumGuy, via DDF

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Avis NYC: Rent An SUV From Just $104.99/Week Plus Tax!

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Update 2: DEAD!

Update: This also works in Philadelphia (PHL)!

Avis Linky

Valid at EWR, JFK, or LGA.

Use Chabad AWD: x192286

An Intermediate SUV is $139.99 and a standard SUV is $159.99 per week.

Plus use any one of the following coupon codes (savings will not be reflected until you return the vehicle):
-$35 off weekly rental by 12/31/12: MUWA130
-5,000 AAdvantage bonus miles on 3 day+ rentals (1-2 day rentals earn 3,000 bonus miles) by 08/31/12: MUAA035
-1,500 United bonus miles on 3 day+ rental by 09/30/12: MUAA096

$139.99-$35=$104.99. Though 5,000 miles at a value of 1.8 cents per mile is like a $90 coupon, dropping the effective weekly price down to $49.99 plus tax.

If you have an Avis Preferred account you will need to change the AWD number in your account profile to get this pricing.

Click on picture to enlarge sample of pricing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT: Yosel, via DDF

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Sixt Rent A Car: Rent A Mercedes From $13.11+Tax Per Day!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Sixt Rent A Car Linky

Sixt Rent A Car has made the leap from Europe to Florida and Georgia. Their rates are ridiculously cheap right now and reviewers have been ecstatic about their cars and service!

Sample deals:
(The dates I searched for 3 day rentals were from 06/18-06/21 and for weekly rentals from 06/18-06/25, though these deals are available for other dates as well)

3 days from Miami Airport:
Hyundai Accent: $6.77/day+tax=$50.87 prepaid or $52.05 postpaid
Toyota Camry: $8.52/day+tax=$56.60 prepaid or $58.07 postpaid
Mercedes-Benz C-Class: $13.11/day+tax=$71.60 prepaid or $73.86 postpaid
Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV: $8.08/day+tax=$103.03 prepaid or $106.95 postpaid
Toyota Sienna: $24.23/day+tax=$107.97 prepaid or $112.12 postpaid
Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV: $28.19/day+tax=$120.92 prepaid or $125.76 postpaid

1 week from Miami Airport:
Hyundai Accent: $4.06/day+tax=$98.02 prepaid or $99.65 postpaid
Toyota Camry: $5.09/day+tax=$105.88 prepaid or $107.92 postpaid
Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV: $13.61/day+tax=$170.90 prepaid or $176.36 postpaid
Toyota Sienna: $23.94/day+tax=$249.72 prepaid or $259.33 postpaid

3 days from Fort Lauderdale Airport:
Hyundai Accent: $15.46/day+tax=$61.32 prepaid or $63.78 postpaid
Toyota Camry: $19.45/day+tax=$73.29 prepaid or $76.38 postpaid
Mercedes-Benz C-Class: $29.93/day+tax=$104.73 prepaid or $109.44 postpaid

1 week from Fort Lauderdale Airport:
Hyundai Accent: $8.82/day+tax=$96.61 prepaid or $99.86 postpaid
Toyota Camry: $11.06/day+tax=$112.29 prepaid or $116.36 postpaid
Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV: $29.59/day+tax=$241.96 prepaid or $252.86 postpaid

HT: aussiebochur, via DDF

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Have Avis President’s Club Status? Match To Hertz President’s Circle And National Executive Elite!

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

As I described in the post about the awesome United Club card benefits, one of the benefits is Avis President’s Club status, which guarantees rental car availability even if the location is sold out, and offers a complimentary two car-class upgrade from intermediate or higher (typically you will receive a premium or luxury car when paying for just an intermediate).

Having Avis status also allows you to pickup cars directly at the terminal in Tel Aviv instead of having to be shuttled to the far off-site car rental facility!

To get President’s Club status once you already have the United Club card just fill out this form or call or 757-687-2008. They will verify that you are a primary cardholder and upgrade your status.

Don’t rent from Avis? You can match the status to equivalent elite status levels with Hertz and National.

Hertz Status Match Offer Linky

National Status Match Offer Linky

Just follow the instructions in those links and you’ll have Hertz President’s Circle and National Executive Elite status in no time!

HT: FT

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Daily Getaway For 04/10: Avis Offers.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Update: The presale code for the Premium car certificates is: 6B6FE

Avis Daily Getaway Linky

At 1pm EDT tomorrow you can buy (If you like Avis on Facebook they will post a code in the morning on their wall good for presale access starting at 12pm EDT)

-520 Available: 1 day Avis Premium Car (group G) Rental Certificate.  Expires 03/31/13, valid in the U.S. (excluding the New York Metro area), Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for $33 or $29.70 with an AMEX.
Some blackout dates do apply, but for a premium level car these are quite a good deal. You also don’t pay percentage taxes as the base rate is $0, but rental facility fees do apply when applicable.

-12 Available: Avis Chairman Elite Status valid through 07/31/13 for $1,115 or $1,003.50 with an AMEX.
With Avis Chairman you will be treated like true royalty whenever you rent.
As a Chairman you get the following benefits:
-The station manager meets you when you get off the shuttle bus and pulls up the best car on the lot to the front so you can be out within 60 seconds. Alternatively you can call ahead and have them bring the car to the terminal, but not all locations can do this.
-Rent a midsize and get the best car on the lot.
-Pay market rates on gas so you don’t need to fillup before returning.
-They will deliver and pickup a car anywhere within 25 miles of an Avis location for free.
-They will chauffeur you back to the terminal in your car so you don’t have to shlep your bags and wait for the shuttle bus.
-Guaranteed car even if the location is sold out.

So is it worth $1,000 for just over a year of Chairman’s status? Probably not unless you rent a whole lot.
I have lifetime Chairman’s status and it is the best travel status that I hold. I needed a big car after spending the night at the Sheraton LAX last week and they delivered a Tahoe right to the hotel lobby (a typical car for a Chairman at a decent location can be a G37, CTS, or 3 series BMW, etc.) In Palm Springs we no longer needed the hauling space and it’s been in the 80s and 90s and they were happy to trade it for a Camaro convertible. All for the price of an intermediate car.

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Groupon: $20 For A $40 Avis Voucher!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Groupon: $20 For A $40 Avis Voucher

-Reserve by 4/30/12 & redeem in full by 5/31/12
-Limit 1 per rental car
-Valid only in Canada and United States (excluding Alaska)
-Minimum 2-day rental

Groupon Getaway Booking Guarantee: If you aren’t able to book the stay you want after purchasing, we’ll give you a refund.
The Groupon Promise: If you’re let down, we’ll refund your purchase. Period.

HT: Levi B.

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HOT! Get 500 Hertz Gold Plus Points For Free, Enough For A Free Weekend Day!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Update: Ends today!

Originally posted on 06/23:

500 Free Hertz Gold Plus Points Linky

You need to be a #1 Club Gold Member.  If you are not yet a member you can join for free via the link above as well! The $60 membership fee is waived until Sept. 30th.

American Express Platinum cardholders also get a 4 hour return grace period when renting from Hertz!

HT: David, via the DansDeals Forums

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Groupon: $20 For A $40 Avis Voucher!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Update 2: Alive again!

Update: DEAD!

Groupon: $20 For A $40 Avis Voucher

-Expires Dec 31, 2011
-Limit 1 per rental car
-Valid only in Canada and United States (excluding Alaska)
-Minimum 2-day rental

Groupon Getaway Booking Guarantee: If you aren’t able to book the stay you want after purchasing, we’ll give you a refund.
The Groupon Promise: If you’re let down, we’ll refund your purchase. Period.

HT: yeki89, via the DansDeals Forums

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HURRY!!! Rent A Car At Hertz JFK For This Weekend Or Next Weekend For Just $7.91 Including Tax!

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Update 2: This deal is actually still alive!  Commenter “Great Rate” points out that you can use Chabad’s Corporate CDP: 1908469 along with the promotional coupon: 155610
The total cost for 3 days at JFK using those 2 codes is just $11.86 with tax!

Update: DEAD!

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Hertz.com

Get a car for chol ha’moed for under $8!

Just search for a car at JFK, click on “I have a discount” and use $30 off promotional coupon: 155610

This works for 04/21-04/24 or 04/28-05/01.  Post if you find other working dates!

Total price for 3 days:
A Nissan Versa will be $1.68+$6.28 tax=$7.91
A Toyota Corolla will be $4.97+$6.95 tax=$11.92
A Mazda6 will be $11.63+$8.27 tax=$19.90
A Toyota Camry will be $28.30+$11.58 tax=$39.88

You can also book at Autoslash where they will fill in the coupon code for you, albeit not as transparently as I would like it.

HT: Gary, via Aussiebochur

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Daily Getaway For 04/13: Avis!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Related: Complete Daily Getaways List

Daily Getaway Linky
These can be bought at noon EDT:
-1 day Avis Premium Car (group G) Rental Certificate.  Expires 03/31/12, valid in the U.S. (excluding the New York Metro area), Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for $33 or $29.70 with an AMEX.

-Avis Chairman Elite Status through 07/31/12 for $1,115 or $1,003.50 with an AMEX.
With Avis Chairman you will be treated like true royalty whenever you rent.
As a Chairman you get the following benefits:
-5 free days in a luxury car upon enrollment.
-The station manager meets you when you get off the shuttle bus and pulls up the best car on the lot to the front so you can be out within 60 seconds. Alternatively you can call ahead and have them bring the car to the terminal, but not all locations can do this.
-Rent a midsize and get the best car on the lot.
-Pay market rates on gas so you don’t need to fillup before returning.
-They will deliver and pickup a car anywhere within 25 miles of an Avis location for free.
-They will chauffeur you back to the terminal in your car so you don’t have to shlep your bags and wait for the shuttle bus.
-Guaranteed car even if the location is sold out.

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HOT! Get An $85 Zipcar One Year Car Sharing Membership And $30 Of Driving Credit For Just $30 From Groupon!!!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Related post: Groupon, Your Local Coupon Source!

Zipcar NYC Offer Linky

Valid for NY metro area only.

With a zipcar membership you can pick up card whenever you need a car from locations all over NYC.

Gas and insurance are included in the rental.

Have you used Zipcar before? Hit the comments and tell us how it is!

-You must activate the membership by 02/27/11.
-Driving credit expires 2 months from activation date.
-Limit 1 groupon per person.
-New members or members that have not visited in the past 90 days.
-Must be at least 21.

HT: MisterHock, via the DansDeals Forums

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Hertz Ultimate Experience Challenge: Get Price-Matched And Get A $50 Voucher!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Hertz Ultimate Experience Challenge Linky

Hertz will match competing car rental companies prices through January and they’ll throw in a $50 voucher towards a future rental!
There doesn’t appear to be a limit to the number of $50 vouchers that you can earn.

-Price match cannot be reserved in advance
-A hard copy of the competitor reservation must be provided at time of rental pickup.
-Reservations made through auction sites (Priceline or Hotwire) do not qualify.
-Price match applies to base rental rates of national competitors at participating U.S. Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands airport locations.
-Offer applies only to competitive weekend and weekly rates relating to the same vehicle classes, pick-up locations and rental dates.
-Offer limited to Economy through Luxury plus Minivan and SUV vehicle classes
-Competitors: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National and Thrifty.
-Offer is subject to vehicle availability, which cannot be guaranteed.
-Offer available for rental pickup through 1/31/11.
-Offer is not available at locations in Florida, Hawaii and Metro NY Area for rentals in December 2010.
(Dan’s note: Apparently it will work in January though according to the terms.)
-Hertz age, driver and credit qualifications and weekend and weekly rate and return restrictions apply.
-$50 coupon valid for one year and may only be used for a subsequent rental.

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Avis Mileage Offers!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Avis Linky

AA:
Use coupon code: MUAA022
-Valid for 1,000 miles on 1-2 day rentals and 3,000 miles on 3+ day rentals.
-Valid at airport locations in the US and Canada.
-Rental must begin by 12/31/10.
-The bonus miles are in addition to the regular miles for renting at Avis.

Continental:
Use coupon code: MUAA018 for 500 miles on 1-2 day rentals.
Use coupon code: MUAA019 for 1,000 miles on 3-4 day rentals.
Use coupon code: MUAA020 for 3,000 miles on 5+ day rentals.
-Valid at airport locations in the US and Canada.
-Rental must begin by 03/31/11.
-The bonus miles are in addition to the regular miles for renting at Avis.

USAirways:
Use coupon code: MUAA044
-Minimum 3 day rental required
-Valid at airport locations in the US and Canada.
-Rental must begin by 03/31/11.
-The bonus miles are in addition to the regular miles for renting at Avis.

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Enterprise $9.99/Day Weekend Special Is Back!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Enterprise $9.99 Weekend Special Linky

Valid for pickup at neighborhood locations on Friday or Saturday and for return on Monday through 03/08.
You can also pickup on Thursday but Thursday will be at the weekday price.
Includes 100 miles per day.

Not valid in NYC metro…

HT: Finckmyster, via dansdeals.com/forums

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HOT! Get A $75 Zipcar Car Sharing Membership And $50 Of Driving Credit For Just $35 From Groupon!!!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Update 2: DEAD!

Update: This deal is also available in Toronto!

Related post: Groupon, Your Local Coupon Source!

Zipcar NYC Offer Linky

Valid for NY metro area only.

With a zipcar membership you can pick up card whenever you need a car from locations all over NYC.

Gas and insurance are included in the rental.

Have you used Zipcar before? Hit the comments and tell us how it is!

-You must activate the membership by 08/21.
-Limit 1 groupon per person.
-New members only.
-Driving credit expires 10/21.
-Must be at least 21.

There’s also a sweet groupon in Cleveland today, $25 for a 2 hours of bowling for 6 people including shoes, pizza, and soda (normally $80)

HT: the great, via dansdeals.com/forums

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Avis Offers From Discover America!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Discover America Daily Getaways Linky

At 10AM they will be selling one day rental vouchers good for premium cars for $30.
They will also be selling one year of Avis Chairman status for $1,200.

Avis Chairman is as close as you can get to royalty while you travel. And it’s oh so much fun!
-When you reserve a midsize you are guaranteed a free upgrade to the best car on their lot. Caddy, Infiniti, Camaro SS, it’s yours.
-They’ll deliver and pickup your rental car wherever you want.
-You don’t have to refill the tank, you get charged below-market rates and just pay for whatever amount of gas you use.
-At most airports they’ll bring the car to the terminal if you ask them to, they’ll also always drive you back to your flight in the car instead of taking the shuttle.
-Anything you request will be in the car for you (newspaper, water, soda etc,)

Here is a fun flyertalk thread from the perspective of a non-Chairman with replies from several Avis managers.  Then again any thread that starts off “I had only heard rumors these people existed” when you’re one of those people makes for a good read.  :)

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Get Bonus Continental Miles For Avis Rentals!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Related: Get 3,000 USAirways Bonus Miles For Avis Rentals Of 3 Days Or More

Avis Linky

500 bonus miles on 1-2 day rentals with coupon code: MUAA060
1,000 bonus miles on 3-4 day rentals with coupon code: MUAA061
3,000 bonus miles on 5+ day rentals with coupon code: MUAA062
-This is combinable with any corporate AWD codes.
-Valid at participating Avis airport locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
-Expires 06/30/2010.
-The bonus miles are in addition to the regular earnings of 50 miles per day.

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