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Save on Car Rentals
I am in Kauai on a last minute trip with my wife. While fortunately I was able to secure our hotel and airfare last minute on points/miles, the car rental ended up being costly.
Normally when looking for a car rental I search a number of sites to find the best rate. I generally start with Kayak to get a general feel for the prices.
Then I head over to the Chase Ultimate Rewards site since I have found they often have lower prices. Finally I narrow in on the cheapest company and search for relevant promo/coupon codes.
For this trip, that process got me down to about $60 a day including taxes or $180 total for a three day rental. I am planning to pay for the rental with Arrival Plus points, but I still want it as cheaply as possible.
Car Rental Savers Lowers My Price
After going through a ton of coupons that were somehow blocked because of President’s Day (which last time I checked was more than a week ago), I headed to Car Rental Savers.
Car Rental Savers automatically inputs the best corporate and coupon codes available. If you want to override their choices, they easily allow for that as well. This means that it should work to get you the lowest overall price.
While Car Rental Savers earns a commission if you book through them, you can also take the codes they give you and book directly through the rental car company and go through a portal to save even more. Whether you want to do that or not is a personal decision, especially if the site helps you find the best codes.
I have known about this site for awhile, but I generally forget about it when conducting my searches. Thankfully I remembered this time and the $180 lowest price dropped to $151 including taxes. While the car rental still isn’t cheap, that is a decent savings.
One of the first things I tell people when they ask how to save money on travel is that they need to develop a set of tools. Car Rental Savers is a new tool that joins the others in my arsenal. I will always search more than one source, since unfortunately I have yet to find that one tool that beats all others.
Do you use Car Rental Savers or a similar site when searching for car rentals? Let me know in the comments.
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