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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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Maximizing Discover rewards: car rentals

Most Discover cards offer cash back rewards.  For example, the Discover It card offers 1% cash back for all regular purchases and 5% cash back on purchases within categories that change each quarter, up to $1500 in spend.  You can maximize your earnings by spending within the 5% categories, by making use of the lucrative ShopDiscover cash back portal, and by signing up for special offers.  In addition to maximizing earnings, it is possible to…

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Catching up

Happy July 4th everyone! I took a rare vacation from blogging last week.  We attended my niece’s high school graduation in Buffalo, then spent a day wandering around my old home town near Princeton NJ, and finished up with four days in Manhattan at the 48 Lex (which was terrific, by the way).  Now that I’m back, I realize that I have a few follow-ups and minor news nuggets to report… Car rental Before my…

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Priceline car rentals

In yesterday’s post (Finding the best car rental deal) I wrote about my search for an upcoming two day rental.  Of the options I looked at, I found Chase’s Ultimate Rewards site to be the cheapest.  In the comments of that post, readers suggested many other ways to find good rental rates, but the most common suggestion was Priceline. Priceline has two modes for renting cars.  They offer a regular online travel agency search which…

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Finding the best car rental deal

Finding great deals for car rentals is not something I’ve spent much time looking into in the past.  Last year, during the Daily Getways (which are coincidentally going on right now), I bought a pile of Hertz points.  Since then, my car rental plan has been simple: Search for the best price.  If the best price is $50 per day or higher, use Hertz points.  If less than $50 per day, then pay.  Million Mile…

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Save on airfare by booking a vacation package

This trick does not always work, but when it does you can easily save hundreds of dollars in airfare. Most airlines have an affiliated travel agency that sells vacation packages. Examples include Delta Vacations, American Airlines Vacations, United Vacations, etc. Each of these sites allow you to book packages that include flights and hotel, flights and car rental, or flights, car rental, and hotel. When booking flights, it is always worth checking out prices via…

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Save with near-airport car rentals

When booking travel around the holidays, car rentals can be shockingly expensive. Rentals that are usually about $30 per day often shoot up to $100 per day or more. If you’re staying a while, that difference can add up to huge expenses very quickly. If you find yourself in this situation, consider looking for “near airport” car rentals. Here is an example where I searched for car rentals via Orbitz for a week in Florida…

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