Tagged with car rental discount

Hertz Gold – Golden and Tarnished

Longtime McCool Travel followers and former students know that Hertz Gold is one of my favorite travel programs. Well over 90% of my car rentals over the past 20 years have been with Hertz Gold and National’s Emerald Aisle. Though I typically rent cars less than a handful of times a year, I (and anyone) … Continue reading

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Easiest Way to Avoid Car Rental Hard Sells

A few days ago, the Washington Post published an article titled The Art of Resisting Rental Car Companies’ Supplemental Insurance Hard Sell. This article interested me–and also surprised me. Interested—because most travel articles in newspapers and magazines are about specific destinations. You know, like what to do in Krakow or taking the grandkids in an … Continue reading

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Car Rental Rates–The Numbers

Recently I booked a flight and was intrigued by the airline’s plug to use their negotiated car rental discount. Many times I have researched car car rental rates using  airlines’ codes but I always find lower rates with my codes. Will this time be different? First, I used JetBlue’s link for Hertz car rentals. Here … Continue reading

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Favorite Annual Travel Deals

Some travel deals predictably occur around the same time each year. One is Cunard’s transatlantic crossing starting at $999 (per person). I remember this deal being offered since the early 1990s. McCool Travel Tip: Interestingly, even though Cunard advertises rates starting at $999, they are currently selling cabins for $849 (per person). My favorite annual travel … Continue reading

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How I Saved 37% On My Latest Car Rental

I just returned from a long weekend trip and wanted to share the process I used to lower my car rental rate by almost 40%. First, I made the initial car rental reservation a few weeks before the trip. Right after booking the airfare. Using my standard and stealthy methods, I found a rate of $142 … Continue reading

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Are Entertainment Coupon Books Still Worth Buying?

This is a repost of a recent post. The information is important enough to repeat. Strongly consider buying Entertainment books for your upcoming travels during the next year. Entertainment books are now on sale online and in stores. Every year about this time (early to mid October), I want to hurry up and use a … Continue reading

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Save 43% on Entertainment Books

I hope my previous post convinced you that Entertainment coupon books are still worth buying. Entertainment coupon books allow you to save hundreds or thousands of dollars (it is up to you!). My previous post showed you six ways to save money off the retail cost of a new Entertainment book. Well, I just purchased … Continue reading

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Are Entertainment Coupon Books Still Worth Buying?

Every year about this time (early to mid October), I want to hurry up and use a bunch of my Entertainment book coupons. Most Entertainment book discounts expire on November 1–after which the next year’s edition is active. You see, Entertainment books have SO MANY discounts that it is impossible to use them all. On … Continue reading

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