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Update: One-way car rentals from 4.95 per day

Last night, we wrote about $8 one-way car rentals from Florida and Arizona courtesy of Hertz. The Gate reports that Avis has one-way spring rentals from just $4.95 per day! Discounted rentals are available between April 1st, and June 30th, though the $4.95 rate is only available from April 1-May 31st. If you’re up for a late spring road trip, check out Brian Cohen’s complete analysis of the deal as well as our post last…

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10% back on Hotel or Car Rental Bookings with Chase

Chase is offering Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cardholders 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in hotel and car rental bookings made through the Ultimate Rewards portal.  The terms say that you must pay with your Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card.  The 10% cash back is total and does not stack on top of the typical 1%/1.5% earned on those cards. It’s always nice to save a few bucks, but don’t forget to compare with…

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Fort Lauderdale Rental Cars (and a Silvercar review)

Fort Lauderdale Rental Car Sivercar

Intro: Over the Christmas holidays I had my first opportunity to try out Silvercar – a high end rental car company – at the Fort Lauderdale airport. My intention was to write a simple review, but I found it impossible to detangle my impression of Silvercar from the overall Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) rental car situation.  In other words, I can say how Silvercar compares to other rental options at FLL, but I think it…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Retrieving Online Itemized Receipts For Rental Car Tolls

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Every time I rent a car, it happens. A day or two after I’ve returned the vehicle, the rental charge appears on my credit card bill. It’s roughly the expected amount, give or take a few bucks that aren’t enough to either complain or get excited about. But then a week or two later, I get that “other” charge… Somewhere in the thousands of words of rental contract fine…

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Many answers, one decision

Fort Lauderdale Rental Car Sivercar

Last week I wrote a short post in which I debated whether or not to accept a free car rental in exchange for a promise to write a post about my experience.  I had already made my decision before publishing (and had let the rental car company know), but I didn’t declare the decision in that post.  I wanted to to hear what readers thought without them being swayed by my decision. To my surprise,…

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Should I or shouldn’t I?

Should I or shouldn’t I? Fork in Road

Here’s the thing… There’s a particular upscale car rental company that I’ve been eager to try out.  And, as luck would have it, I’ll be traveling to one of their supported cities over the holidays.  And, I’ll need a rental car.  And, all of the other rental car companies are outrageously expensive during that time so this company’s fixed pricing scheme works out nicely.  Perfect! But… A representative from this particular company made me an…

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Here’s your ticket to Hertz Five Star status, without Delta or United status

UPDATE: As several readers pointed out, the original post was incorrect. Originally I wrote that you could get Hertz President’s Circle status using the methods described below. In reality, you will get Hertz Five Star status which is a level below President’s Circle… First United partnered up with Hertz, and now Delta has done the same.  Both programs offer a way for elites to get elite status (Five Star or President’s Circle) with Hertz, for…

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Rediscovering Discover Rewards

Among the many options for no-fee cash back credit cards, I believe the Discover It card to be one of the better ones.  Like the Chase Freedom card, the Discover card offers rotating quarterly 5% cash back categories.  And, like American Express cards, the Discover card has special offers in which cardholders can often save quite a bit at various merchants.  These “Discover Extras” often come in the form of automatic statement credits.  And, best…

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