Silvercar A5
Silvercar Moves From Airports To Audi Dealerships

Silvercar by Audi is one of my favorite car rental companies. As the name suggests, Silvercar exclusively rents Audi vehicles, so they're significantly nicer than the typical rental cars you'll find in the US. The company also does a good job using technology…

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Save On Silvercar Rentals With Amex Offers

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most American Express cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual…

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Filed Under: American Express, Great Deals
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Getting An International Driving Permit

Before we get into the actual trip report, I wanted to share my experience getting an International Driving Permit. I rarely rent cars when I travel, though given that we were going on a road trip, that was kind of necessary. Tiffany smartly suggested…

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Silvercar Watermark
Chase Ink Car Rental Coverage: Everything You Need To Know

Chase has one of the best portfolios of business credit cards, which offer just about everything I look for in credit cards -- great welcome bonuses, big category bonuses, and useful perks. In this post I wanted to specifically focus on one aspect of…

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Filed Under: Business, Chase
Azores Car Rental
National’s “One Two Free” Promotion Returns

National Emerald Club is one of the most popular car rental loyalty programs among frequent travelers, thanks to their Emerald Aisle system of being able to choose your own car, and also thanks to their generous promotions. Well, National has just brought…

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Nebraska Agate Road
Why It Could Make Sense To Buy Hertz Points After Devaluation

We’re in the fourth week of Daily Getaways, which is an opportunity to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages. Daily Getaways go live at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Rental Cars
Avis Car
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards’ Massive No-Notice Devaluation

I've gotta be honest -- while I love airline and hotel loyalty programs, I don't really get into car rental loyalty programs. I probably should, because there's value to be had, but I just have a hard time getting excited about them. I also don't rent…

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Avis Car
Today Only: Buy Discounted Avis Rentals & Status

We’re in the second week of Daily Getaways, which is an opportunity to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages. Daily Getaways go live at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Rental Cars
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Genius Or Crazy? My Car Rental Provider Encourages Me To Keep My Car Unlocked

Earlier today we picked up our car in Turks and Caicos. There are plenty of the world's best beaches to explore around the island. We were given an information sheet about driving around the island from our rental car provider with normal information…

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Hertz Marriott Partnership
How Does Hertz’s Loyalty Program Work?

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that SkyTeam is making an...interesting choice in introducing a new member to their "airline" alliance: Hertz. While I'm hoping this means flying cars become part of their Ultimate Series fleet, I have a feeling that…

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Hertz And Skyteam Air Alliance Celebrate New Partnership
SkyTeam Announces A New Member: Hertz?!

I appreciate when companies get creative with their partnerships, and go beyond what you'd traditionally expect. This is something we've seen in general with travel brands, and it's great for consumers. For example, airlines realize that if you fly a…

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Amex Cards
Promo: Earn National Rental Car Executive Status Through American Express

While airline and hotel loyalty programs come with all sorts perks that we all know and love, rental car programs don't always seem to get the same kind of love. In some ways, it's too bad, because many rental car loyalty programs offer great benefits,…

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Silvercar Q5 – 2
Is Renting An Audi Q5 From Silvercar Worth It?

I write about Silvercar quite a bit, as they're my favorite company to rent cars from. Up until this week I had only ever rented an Audi A4 from them, as that car is the backbone of their fleet. However, lately they've expanded their selection of cars,…

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Silvercar A5
Silvercar Rebrands As… Silvercar By Audi

Silvercar is my favorite car rental company out there, and I've written about them extensively. They do things differently than most other rental car companies. Their fleet consists exclusively of Audi cars, and they offer free GPS, Wi-Fi, and satellite…

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Silvercar Orlando – 10
Five Ways To Save Money (And Headaches!) When Renting A Car

Summer travel can be pricey in many regards, and renting a car is no exception. While I often rent a car for a couple of days at a time, I'm getting ready to leave for my annual three-week trip to the Bay Area (the site of last year's car disaster trifecta),…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Cards
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Hertz And United Slash Lucrative One-Day Rental Car Promo In Half

For nearly three years now United has been running what I have argued is the best -- and most gameable -- car rental promo out there. In short, it has awarded up to 2,750 United miles for each Hertz car rental at airport locations, which was pretty awesome.…

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Does It Make Sense To Rent Flex-Fuel Cars?

I rented a flexible fuel vehicle on a trip recently. It was a Dodge Journey that I had selected mostly because it was the biggest vehicle on National’s Executive Aisle at the time. And bigger is frankly much better when I’m traveling with my wife and…

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Avis Car
How Much Is That Toll Again?? A Roundup Of Rental Car Cashless Toll Policies

With summer just around the corner, many of us are probably planning trips that involve renting cars in various locations. As more and more highways in North America move toward cashless toll systems, we can pretty much plan on two things: • Traffic…

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Silvercar Orlando – 5
So, Does That Collision Coverage Actually Work?

Last week, I wrote about the various rental car collision coverage options offered by some of our favorite credit cards. Naturally, plenty of questions came up around what it looks like to actually file a claim, and rightly so. It's one thing to know…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Rental Cars
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Does My Credit Card Offer Rental Car Insurance?

Whether we’re seeking lounge access, generous welcome bonuses, or a shortcut to the next level of airline status (my personal favorite), most of us probably have a credit card strategy that is based on some perks that we are really excited to use. But…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Rental Cars
Seychelles Airport Car Rental 3
My Bad Rental Car Luck In The Seychelles

There are many areas in life where I feel like I'm really lucky, and end up having fewer problems than others do. Then there are areas where I feel like I consistently have problems when others don't. Specifically, I'm talking about rental cars and taxis.…

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Silvercar Orlando – 5
The Ink Business Cash Card’s Impressive Car Rental Coverage

There are many reasons to get the no annual fee Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, especially as it has its best ever welcome bonus at the moment, of 50,000 points after spending $3,000 within three months. In conjunction with select other cards, like the Chase…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Silvercar Orlando – 6
Review: Silvercar Orlando Airport

Silvercar is an innovative car rental company that has been around for a few years now, and which I’m a big fan of. Personally I’ve always found the car rental experience to be unpleasant, though Silvercar has changed my perception of that. As much as…

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