How to Book Rental Cars for Less - FTU TPA 2013

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How to Book Rental Cars for Less by Million Mile Secrets& Rapid Travel Chai at the Frequent Traveler University, Tampa, September, 2013

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How to Book Rental Cars for Less - FTU TPA 2013

  1. 1. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved How to Book Rental Cars for Less* *You won’t get this car from this session
  2. 2. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Web: www.MillionMileSecrets.com Email: daraius@millionmilesecrets.com Twitter: @MilMileSecrets Facebook: facebook.com/MillionMileSecrets
  3. 3. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Stefan Krasowski Rapid Travel Chai stefan@rapidtravelchai.com @rapidtravelchai rapidtravelchai.com
  4. 4. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Daraius – from expense account to paying himself & Stefan – international travels and 2 years of US long-distance commute Who Are We?
  5. 5. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Gimme status! - Gimme miles! - Save me money! Who Are You?
  6. 6. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - How Much Do You Want to Save? - How Much Time Will You Spend? Setting Goals and Limits
  7. 7. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? The Next 1 Hour
  8. 8. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Skip the Line (and Little More) Programs
  9. 9. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Elite Programs for Elite Prices
  10. 10. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? Agenda
  11. 11. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Earning Miles - Miles at What Price? - Fine Print and Exclusions - Some Classic Offers: - Southwest 600-2,400 across agencies - Avis Virgin Atlantic 1k for a day - Many, Many Limited Time Promotions
  12. 12. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Time to Save Cash
  13. 13. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? Agenda
  14. 14. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Baseline Can Cancel No Cancellations!
  15. 15. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Chase & Citi Portals - Same Platform - Redeem Points or Cash - Pay Only With Credit Card Linked to Account - Prepay But Can Cancel - No One-Way Rentals or Non-Airport - Can’t Enter Frequent Renter Number, but…
  16. 16. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Citi & Chase Portals
  17. 17. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Capital One - Good For 1-Ways & Non-Airport Locations - Pay With Any Credit Card
  18. 18. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Capital One (cont.)
  19. 19. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Others
  20. 20. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Priceline 1. Hotwire Baseline 2. Priceline Lowball Test 3. Priceline Sweetspot 4. Success at $16!
  21. 21. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved How Daraius Books Cars 1. Costco, Car Rental Savers & Hotwire for Baseline 2. Ultimate Rewards & Southwest 3. Check rates closer to departure
  22. 22. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved 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
  23. 23. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? Agenda
  24. 24. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Insurance “Kaput” in Bulgaria Smash in Toronto
  25. 25. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - CDW Primary vs Secondary - Liability - Credit Cards and Claims - EVERY Country - Every Country from 11/1? Insurance
  26. 26. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Tips “Convenience” or Scams?
  27. 27. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Additional Drivers - Tolls - Fuel Tips
  28. 28. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Frequent Car Rental Programs - Earning Miles - Portals and More - Need to Know - International - Questions? Agenda
  29. 29. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved International Freedom… …and Surprise
  30. 30. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Goal Setting - Be Realistic - Know Your Companions International
  31. 31. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Booking Tools Often Miss Locations - Rental Agency Websites for Off-Airport - AutoEurope (not just Europe) - Europcar and Sixt International Booking
  32. 32. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved - Where’s My Elite Status? - Do I Really Need An IDP? - What is Supercover? - Mileage Costs What? Things Are Different Out There
  33. 33. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Find a Good Deal… …but Don’t Obsess & Be Smart and Safe Conclusion
  34. 34. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Questions?
  35. 35. © 2013 Million Mile Secrets, LLC, All Rights Reserved Thank You!

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