The Cheapest Rental Car Might Be Silvercar

Silvercar Customer suite

Silvercar closely resembles what I'd like to see as the future of renting a car: less paperwork, more included services and benefits, and one vehicle model to cut down on complicated rate structures. Done right, it has the potential to save customers a huge amount of money while delivering … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways Return on May 19

Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways is an annual promotion run by the U.S. Travel Association in collaboration with American Express. Each day for four weeks there is a new travel deal from a selected merchant (sometimes with multiple price points, like a choice between buying 10K, 20K, 50K, or 100K hotel … [Read more...]

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Makes Massive Devaluation

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It's no secret that I have probably been the biggest Hertz fanboy for the past few months. I went as far as buying into their Platinum status for close to $1,400 just to get better upgrades. However, they have me rethinking my loyalty today after they just massively devalued their … [Read more...]

A Detailed Review of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards: Part 1

The "adjustments" made to my account

Overview Hertz Car Rental has been around for a long time. Recently, they launched a somewhat revamped rewards program that is actually quite useful! Months ago, Hertz used to charge a membership fee ($60) to join into their frequent renter program which was dubbed Hertz #1 Club Gold. … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways: Hertz Gold Points for 4.3 Cents

Hertz Devaluation

I haven't talked about the U.S. Travel Association's Daily Getaways promotions at all for the last three weeks because none of them appealed to me. It doesn't mean there weren't good offers, but I found other topics more interesting. This week, however, Daily Getaways has finally provided … [Read more...]

Car Rental Grace Periods Can Save You Money


I rented a car to visit FT University in Washington, DC, last weekend. Public transit was just too much of an ordeal to the host hotel, and a taxi would have cost the same. (Actually driving there from DCA was a nightmare, but I blame Google Maps for that.) My two preferred rental … [Read more...]