This post was originally published on May 3, 2019
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3 Tips For Getting The Best Deals On Rental Cars
Arguably one of the costliest parts of traveling is renting a vehicle. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to reduce the cost of renting a vehicle. Below I will list my top 3 tips for getting the best discount on your rental car, and also how to get the best deal without spending hours scouring the internet for discount codes.
- Sign up for loyalty programs! Most rental car companies have their own loyalty programs that offer discounts for members and are free to sign up. These programs are good if you often rent cars from the same company as many of the programs allow you to earn points for rentals which can be redeemed for free rental days or deeper discounts.
- Utilize bundle pricing! When booking your trip often you can get a discount on your rental car for booking your flight, hotel, and rental car all at once. With Southwest airlines, aside from a decent discount you can even earn rapid rewards points for booking your rental car and/or hotel along with your flight.
- Let Autoslash find the best deal! Instead of spending hours scouring the internet for coupon codes for a specific company use Autoslash.com to find the best price on rental cars! No disrespect to Retailmenot.com– but honestly who has the time for that?! Autoslash takes into account your loyalty memberships, your travel dates and destination and vehicle type preference and scours the internet for the best prices. After you submit your information, autoslash will send you an email with a list of the best deals including pay now and pay later options! One of my favorite things about Autoslash is that after you reserve your rental you can use their site to track your reservation for price drops. If Autoslash finds a better deal before your travel dates you can easily cancel your current reservation to book a better deal! Be sure you read the fine print before canceling your reservation, many pay now options only offer a full refund up to 48 hours before your travel dates.
Sound off in the comments below and let us know if these tips worked for you! What travel hacks would you like to hear about next?