Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few weeks ago, I wrote PSA: Rental Car Rates are Sky High, Book ASAP where I talked about the crazy high rental car rates and how I use AutoSlash to find cheaper car rentals. On May 27, I booked 2 rental cars in Lihue and Kona, Hawaii and AutoSlash has already found me rates that are $400 cheaper (after only 2 weeks of searching). In this post, I will show you my rental car savings and share my best practices. For my first rental in Lihue, I booked with Enterprise and the rate was $1,018.59.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. I have a few trips coming up in the next 2-3 months and needed to make 3 rental car reservations. I always start with AutoSlash and see what deals they can find for me. As you may know, there is a rental car shortage around the country and I expected rates to be higher than average, but I was not prepared for the sky high rental car rates (rental car rates are more expensive than airline tickets).
Generally, booking rental cars is the last thing I do when I plan a trip (after booking flights and hotels). Since rental car rates are much higher than normal, I recommend booking rental cars as soon as possible to lock in the cheapest price. Learn from my mistakes and save hundreds of dollars on your next rental car reservation.
Paying more than we need to when we travel can range from embarrassing to downright unnecessary. The holiday season is here and that means lots of travel coming up.The three biggies in travel expenses are airfare, hotels, and car rentals. For two of those I’ve got surefire ways of making sure I don’t overpay. Today’s story is about how what many people do to monitor their car rental rates simply isn’t necessary to get the lowest rate. Continue reading
I booked a rental car today and then as I always do, I gave the booking to AutoSlash so they could find me a better deal. When I got the email saying AutoSlash had found me a cheaper price, I clicked through to see the deal, but I immediately knew something was different. The interface was different and then I realized they sent me to Priceline.
Summer is peak season for rental car rates, but now that Fall is here, we’re seeing some great deals and lower car rental rates. Enterprise just brought back their $9.99 weekend promo, but don’t be fooled by this Enterprise deal. There’s a catch, which I didn’t realize. There’s a limit to how many miles you can drive before Enterprise starts tacking on a steep per mile fee. This article by AutoSlash explains it all. That’s why I like and use AutoSlash when I rent a car. Besides saving me money, they never stop educating us as to what’s happening in the car rental world!
Have you ever used this Enterprise deal? Did it work well for you or were you surprised that your bill had extra mileage fees tacked on? Let me know in the comments below.