AutoSlash.com helps people save money on car rentals. They’re the only site that automatically applies coupons and lowers your rate when prices drop. If you book anywhere else, you’ll probably end up overpaying.
Today our Deal of the Day is sponsored by AutoSlash and an opportunity to win a $50 Hertz gift card. We’ve put up some of our finds, but you now have the opportunity to win for the best overall travel deal submitted. A great mileage run, mistake fare, partner promo, new card sign-up offer, or the special twist you figured out on a deal today. Add it to the comments section of the post (with your first name, last initial, and 3 letter airport code)to be eligible to win. Just add your “find” to the comments tonight by 11:59pm EST. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
There is now a public offer for a 50,000 mile bonus (expired link) for the United Explorer card that doesn’t require any workarounds.
You can buy a voucher from TripAlertz for two nights at over 40 different locations for only $49 for two people which also includes a $50 restaurant gift certificate.
Deals We Like is reporting that SPG members up to 20% off at participating Starwood hotel restaurants just for being a member.
This Saturday (Mar. 31) is the last day that you can transfer hotel points into US Air for a 50% bonus. Dan’s Deals has a great post detailing the value in using the bonus for transferring SPG points.
AAdvantageGeek writes about how road warriors can win 100,000 AAdvantage Miles.
Here is this week’s Top 20 from Travel Zoo!
Yesterday’s Winner of the One Year of Premium Service from ExpertFlyer is Dirk B from SFO with his tip “Most know about ExpertFlyer’s ability to notify you when award inventory opens up, but I also use it to notify when low fare inventory opens up on a flight I want to book. It beats searching the fares every day.” Because ExpertFlyer allows you to specify a specific fare class, instead of picking an award booking fare class you can select a revenue one and if inventory is published to that bucket you can be notified when the low fare inventory opens up. This is a great tip, especially if you’ve got some time before you need to book. Dirk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to collect.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a deal / tip, keep them coming!
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49