I don’t claim to be the smartest guy in the world but I feel like I’ve got this travel thing down pretty well. And yet, every once in a while I do something that I want to smack myself around a bit for.
Car rentals can yield an inordinately large amount of miles relative to what you’re spending in certain situations. Cities with cheap car rental rates can be a great opportunity to earn plenty of airline miles, and this promotion from United Airlines rewards shorter rentals especially.
Hertz and Avis both have offers that you should be taking advantage of (no pun intended) if you have car rentals coming up. I’m a big Hertz fan, so we’ll start with their offer: Earn 4 miles per dollar on all Hertz rentals. This offer is good until June 30, 2014. I suspect that they’ll likely continue something similar past then since this was an offer most of last year. You don’t have to use the link on the AA site, you can just plug in the CDP# 217692 and […]
Registration is open for the 2013 National Car Rental One Two Free Promo. This remains one of the most popular car rental promotions annually. It’s really straight forward and easy to earn free rentals. For every two car rentals between today and January 31, 2014, you’ll earn a free rental day. And, there are other ways to maximize this promo. If you rent more expensive cars or have longer rentals, 600 points earned will give you a free rental day as well. You can pick up 25 bonus points […]
It looks like National Car Rental is bringing back it’s popular One, Two, Free promotion this summer. It appears that people participating in last year’s version are getting invitations to pre-register for this year’s promo. Last year’s version ran from August, 2012 to January, 2013. I couldn’t find an active link for people to register at now, but I did find this page that indicates you can sign up for the Emerald Club newsletter for future updates. In theory, they’ll start sending e-mails out shortly letting people know when […]
Don’t forget to vote in my Briggs & Riley Torq Suitcase giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Points, Miles & Martinis has the scoop on a new United MileagePlus offer for Avis rentals. 500 bonus miles for rentals of 1-2 days 900 bonus miles for rentals of 3-4 days 2000 miles for rentals 5 days or longer Here’s a booking link. You’ll need to use the promotion code MUAA039. The base earning rate for Avis rentals is 75 miles per day. These numbers make this a strong […]
I’ve been pretty happy with the most recent offer Hertz has had in the marketplace that offered 4 miles per dollar spent with them. It’s been good to me, with virtually every rental I try to book showing the lowest price while still offering the 4X miles. That’s why I was pretty happy to see the offer improve, though just for longer rentals. The new offer still comes with 4X miles for rentals 4 days or less, but bumps up the bonus to 6 miles per dollar for rentals over […]