Good afternoon everyone. On May 27, I wrote PSA: Rental Car Rates are Sky High, Book ASAP. In that post, I shared my bewilderment at the sky high rental car rates, especially in Hawaii. I needed 2 small / economy rental cars for Lihue and Kona for a 9 day trip and the cheapest prices available were $1,967.98 total for both rentals. At that time, I had about 2 months before my Hawaii trip, so I put all my trust and faith in AutoSlash to find me cheaper rental cars. Less than 2 weeks later (June 9), I wrote AutoSlash Already Saved Me $400 on 2 Rental Car Reservations. Saving $400 in less than 2 weeks was a great start, but I hoped AutoSlash could continue to find me cheaper rental cars. 2 weeks after that (June 21), I wrote AutoSlash Saved Me Another $500 on 2 Rental Car Reservations. I had already saved $900 on my 2 rental cars in less than a month and almost cut the cost of the rental cars in half. Luckily, AutoSlash was not done working their magic. In this post, I will share my final results and show you how AutoSlash saved me more than $1,300 on my 2 rental cars.
The last and best AutoSlash deal for Lihue came on June 20 from Hertz for $397.87.
I tracked that rental with AutoSlash, but they could not find me a better price in the month leading up to my Hawaii trip.
Here is the final Hertz bill after we dropped off our rental car. When we dropped off our rental car, I wanted to change the credit card on file to my new Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card since I was working on the $4,000 minimum spending requirement. When we were talking to the agent, I mentioned we were celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary and she graciously offered to take off a full day on our rental (saving $60.25). The final charge for our Hertz rental car came out to $332.35.
Here is a timeline of the rental car bookings for Lihue. My initial price was $1,068.86 and my final charge was $332.35, a total savings of $736.51. Woo hoo!
The last and best AutoSlash deal for Kona came on July 21 from Alamo for $307.01 (just a few days before our Hawaii trip).
I tracked that rental with AutoSlash, but they could not find me a better price in the days leading up to my Hawaii trip.
Here is the final Alamo bill after we dropped off our rental car. I’m not sure why the final bill was a few dollars cheaper, but I am guessing it had to do with some of the taxes.
Here is a timeline of the rental car bookings for Kona. I had quite a few rebookings, but it was worth the time and effort. My initial price was $899.12 and my final charge was $300.82, a total savings of *only* $598.30. Woo hoo!
If I add up the total savings from both rental cars, the grand total comes to a total savings of $1,334.81. That is a personal record for me and I owe it all to AutoSlash. If you are not using AutoSlash for your rental cars, you will definitely pay more than you should. If you have any questions about AutoSlash, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!