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Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Barclays Arrival, Capital One Venture, Car Rental, Credit Cards | 0 comments

Lowest Car Rental Prices with Capital One Travelocity

When I wrote about how to get a free honeymoon convertible car rental, I mentioned using Costco Travel to search for a cheap car rental since I’ve been using that for years, and it consistently gave some of the lowest prices. A couple years ago, however, I learned that the Capital One Travelocity portal may offer even lower prices than Costco Travel thanks to this investigation by Rapid Travel Chai. The only issue is you need a Capital One miles rewards credit card to access this special Travelocity search engine, and I only had a Capital One cash back credit card. Recently, however, I opened the Capital One Venture credit card during a promotion where I would receive 50,000 bonus miles (worth $500 towards travel charges) after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. After personally testing the Capital One Travelocity portal, I can say that it does in fact offer some of the lowest car rental prices available.   Capital One Travelocity To access the Capital One Travelocity portal,...

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Barclays Arrival, Car Rental, Costco Travel, Credit Cards, Hawaii | 0 comments

Free Honeymoon Convertible Car Rental in Hawaii

Driving a convertible car rental in Hawaii is one of those must-dos that every visitor has on his list. And since I’ve never driven a convertible before, I really wanted to try one out on our honeymoon, especially since we were in Kauai where it’s super scenic and the weather is fantastic. Of course, everyone else visiting Hawaii also wants a convertible car rental, and increased demand drives prices up. By using a combination of Costco Travel and my Barclays Arrival credit card, however, I was able to rent a Chrysler 200 convertible for free!     Costco Travel Most people don’t know that Costco has a travel subsidiary, but I’ve been using it for a while now, and it’s recently become more popular among savvy travelers. Just remember that you do need a Costco Membership number to book a car on the site. Costco Travel consistently has some of the best prices for car rentals. Take New York City, for example, where car rentals are easily $100+ a...

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