How to Book Rental Cars for Less*

*You won’t get this car from this session
© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights ...
Web: www.MillionMileSecrets.com
Email: daraius@millionmilesecrets.com
Twitter: @MilMileSecrets

Facebook: facebook.com/Mil...
Stefan Krasowski
Rapid Travel Chai

rapidtravelchai.com
stefan@rapidtravelchai.com

@rapidtravelchai
© 2013 Million Mile S...
Who Are We?
Daraius – from expense account to
paying himself
&
Stefan – international travels and
2 years of US long-dista...
Who Are You?
- Gimme status!
- Gimme miles!
- Save me money!

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
Setting Goals and Limits
- How Much Do You Want to Save?
- How Much Time Will You Spend?

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC...
The Next 1 Hour
- Frequent Car Rental Programs

- Earning Miles
- Portals and More

- Need to Know
- International
- Quest...
Skip the Line (and Little More) Programs

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Elite Programs for Elite Prices

Hertz Platinum is $1,500 per year!#! (Less for Elites)
© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, ...
Agenda
- Frequent Car Rental Programs

- Earning Miles
- Portals and More

- Need to Know
- International
- Questions?
© 2...
Earning Miles
- Miles at What Price?

- Fine Print and Exclusions
- Some Classic Offers:

- Southwest 600-2,400 across age...
Time to Save Cash

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Agenda
- Frequent Car Rental Programs

- Earning Miles
- Portals and More

- Need to Know
- International
- Questions?
© 2...
Baseline

Can Cancel
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No Cancellations!
Costco & BJ’s
Manually Test Coupons – Don’t Rely on their Search
“Low Price Finder” = $82

“Price this Coupon” = $61.46

©...
Chase & Citi Portals
- Same Platform
- Redeem Points or Cash
- Chase: Pay Only With Card Linked to Account

- Prepay But C...
Chase Portal

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Citi Portal

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Capital One
- Good For 1-Ways & Non-Airport Locations
- Pay With Any Credit Card

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Ri...
Capital One (cont.)

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Others

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Off Airport
- Can save $$$ over airport
- Check locations on rental agency websites
- Verify hours – closed Sunday, charge...
Off Airport Example
Atlanta Mon Peak: Airport $66.71 vs Off $48.15/day
One Subway Stop Away

Verify Business Hours
© 2013 ...
Corporate Codes
Only Use Corporate Codes for Which
You Are Eligible!!!
(or crash and cry when insurance is invalidated)

©...
Priceline
1.

Hotwire Baseline

2.

Priceline Lowball Test

3.

Priceline Sweetspot

4.

Success at $16!

© 2013 Million M...
How Daraius Books Cars
1. Costco, Car Rental Savers & Hotwire for Baseline

2. Ultimate Rewards & Southwest
3. Check rates...
How Stefan Books Cars
1. Baseline Check at Hotwire
2. Costco or Capital One Provisional Booking
3. Re-Check Rates 3-7 Days...
Agenda
- Frequent Car Rental Programs

- Earning Miles
- Portals and More

- Need to Know
- International
- Questions?
© 2...
Insurance
“Kaput” in Bulgaria

Smash in Toronto

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Insurance
- CDW Primary vs Secondary

- Liability
- Credit Cards and Claims
- EVERY Country

-

Every Country from 11/1?

...
Tips

“Convenience” or Scams?
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Tips
- Additional Drivers
- Tolls
- Fuel

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
Agenda
- Frequent Car Rental Programs

- Earning Miles
- Portals and More

- Need to Know
- International
- Questions?
© 2...
International
Freedom…
…and Surprise

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
International Reality Check
- Goal Setting
- Be Realistic
- Know Your Companions

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Ri...
International Booking
- Booking Tools Often Miss Locations
- Rental Agency Websites for Off-Airport
- AutoEurope (not just...
Things Are Different Out There
- Where’s My Elite Status?
- Do I Really Need An IDP?
- What is Supercover?

- Mileage Cost...
Conclusion
Find a Good Deal…
…but Don’t Obsess
&
Be Smart and Safe

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
Questions?

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
Thank You!

© 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
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  1. 1. How to Book Rental Cars for Less* *You won’t get this car from this session © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Web: www.MillionMileSecrets.com Email: daraius@millionmilesecrets.com Twitter: @MilMileSecrets Facebook: facebook.com/MillionMileSecrets © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Stefan Krasowski Rapid Travel Chai rapidtravelchai.com stefan@rapidtravelchai.com @rapidtravelchai © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Who Are We? Daraius – from expense account to paying himself & Stefan – international travels and 2 years of US long-distance commute © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Who Are You? - Gimme status! - Gimme miles! - Save me money! © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Setting Goals and Limits - How Much Do You Want to Save? - How Much Time Will You Spend? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. The Next 1 Hour - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Skip the Line (and Little More) Programs © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Elite Programs for Elite Prices Hertz Platinum is $1,500 per year!#! (Less for Elites) © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Agenda - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Earning Miles - Miles at What Price? - Fine Print and Exclusions - Some Classic Offers: - Southwest 600-2,400 across agencies - Avis Virgin Atlantic 1k per rental - Many, Many Limited Time Promotions © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. Time to Save Cash © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Agenda - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Baseline Can Cancel © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved No Cancellations!
  15. 15. Costco & BJ’s Manually Test Coupons – Don’t Rely on their Search “Low Price Finder” = $82 “Price this Coupon” = $61.46 © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Chase & Citi Portals - Same Platform - Redeem Points or Cash - Chase: Pay Only With Card Linked to Account - Prepay But Can Cancel - No One-Way Rentals or Non-Airport - Can’t Enter Frequent Renter Number, but… © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Chase Portal © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Citi Portal © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Capital One - Good For 1-Ways & Non-Airport Locations - Pay With Any Credit Card © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. Capital One (cont.) © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. Others © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. Off Airport - Can save $$$ over airport - Check locations on rental agency websites - Verify hours – closed Sunday, charge till Monday - May pick you up (but not at airport) - May drop you off (possibly at airport) - Many portals do not include off airport © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. Off Airport Example Atlanta Mon Peak: Airport $66.71 vs Off $48.15/day One Subway Stop Away Verify Business Hours © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. Corporate Codes Only Use Corporate Codes for Which You Are Eligible!!! (or crash and cry when insurance is invalidated) © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. Priceline 1. Hotwire Baseline 2. Priceline Lowball Test 3. Priceline Sweetspot 4. Success at $16! © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. How Daraius Books Cars 1. Costco, Car Rental Savers & Hotwire for Baseline 2. Ultimate Rewards & Southwest 3. Check rates closer to departure © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. How Stefan Books Cars 1. Baseline Check at Hotwire 2. Costco or Capital One Provisional Booking 3. Re-Check Rates 3-7 Days Out 4. Try Priceline © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. Agenda - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. Insurance “Kaput” in Bulgaria Smash in Toronto © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  30. 30. Insurance - CDW Primary vs Secondary - Liability - Credit Cards and Claims - EVERY Country - Every Country from 11/1? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  31. 31. Tips “Convenience” or Scams? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  32. 32. Tips - Additional Drivers - Tolls - Fuel © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  33. 33. Agenda - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  34. 34. International Freedom… …and Surprise © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  35. 35. International Reality Check - Goal Setting - Be Realistic - Know Your Companions © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  36. 36. International Booking - Booking Tools Often Miss Locations - Rental Agency Websites for Off-Airport - AutoEurope (not just Europe) - Europcar and Sixt © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  37. 37. Things Are Different Out There - Where’s My Elite Status? - Do I Really Need An IDP? - What is Supercover? - Mileage Costs What? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  38. 38. Conclusion Find a Good Deal… …but Don’t Obsess & Be Smart and Safe © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  39. 39. Questions? © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved
  40. 40. Thank You! © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved

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