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!
Originally posted on 08/07:
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).