With Daily Getaways you can purchase discounted travel packages, but you have to be really quick. At 1pm EDT every weekday from now through 5/10 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.
Avis has 2 packages for sale today:
-The vouchers are a mixed bag. I’ve used them in the past on trips to Vancouver and Banff when paid rates were nearly $100 per day where the value has been excellent. However I’ve also run into lots of blackout dates which are made worse because Avis doesn’t publish their blackout dates. You need to call to make a reservation with the coupon to find out if your dates are blacked out for your desired location. Sometimes the blackout periods for a city can last longer than an entire month. The vouchers are valid in the US and Canada for rentals through 5/15/18, however they are not valid in the NYC metro area. One-way rentals are not allowed. You won’t pay percentage based taxes, but you do pay daily rental car surcharges that vary at airport locations. You can reserve up to a premium (group G car). Using a voucher likely means that you forfeit your credit card CDW insurance, therefore I only hand in the voucher at the end of the rental assuming no damage was done. That process can be a pain though and it requires that you allow extra time when returning a car. You can use up to 7 vouchers on a rental and you can buy up to 7 vouchers per order/credit card from Daily Getaways. In summary, buy these with your eyes wide open, you may get an incredible value or you may get burned if you can’t use them before they expire.
-Avis used to sell top-tier Chairman’s status with Daily Getaways. Chairman’s status is truly amazing, it’s one of the best elite statuses that exist anywhere. However this year they are selling 1 year of mid-tier President’s Club status for $750. President’s Club status officially gets you a double upgrade, though often times you won’t get much of an upgrade at all. They typically won’t upgrade President’s Club members to luxury cars, even if they reserve a premium car. This status used to come free with some of United’s premium credit cards. I don’t see how there’s any way this mid-tier status is worth anywhere near $750, it’s ridiculously overpriced for the very minimal (if any) benefits received.