Braggin’ on AutoSlash.com

Tweet For the last year or so, my go-to car rental website has been carrentals.com. That is until a couple of weeks ago. I’d seen a few other bloggers mention using AutoSlash, so I decided to give them a try. The biggest extra feature is that once you make a booking, they’ll continue to monitor […]

Travelocity American Express Review and Introduction

Tweet Of course, I tend to focus on cards that have big sign up bonuses. Typically, I believe the bigger the bonus, the better! However, there are a few cards that might get lost in the shuffle because they don’t have the most outstanding sign up bonuses, but they offer some pretty decent ongoing returns. […]

How to Find the Best Credit Card Reward Program for Free Car Rentals

Tweet This week I had a question from a new Help Me Travel Cheap reader.  It was a question I hadn’t seriously researched, so it was time to fire up my slick Mac and get to work. Wait!  Before I get too far, I guess I should let you know what the question was. Craig, […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Citi ThankYou Premier Card

Tweet Not much has changed on the best credit card landscape for June 2011. So instead of writing a new best credit card roundup post for June, I decided to put the two best current (and similar) offers head to head to see which is the better offer if you can only sign up for […]

What Can You Do With Ultimate Rewards Points?

Tweet There is currently several credit card options for earning Ultimate Rewards Points. Chase Sapphire Preferred 40,000 point sign up bonus after spending $3,000 in the first three months. Chase Ink Bold (business card) 50,000 point sign up bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months. Chase Plus (business card) 50,000 point sign up bonus after […]

10 Tips for a Memorable Staycation

Tweet One of the cheapest ways to vacation is by planning a staycation.  Vacationing at home will save on the cost of hotels and car rentals.  While some might say this completely defeats the point of a vacation, I think there is some value in staycations. Staycations are especially helpful for people with part-time jobs […]

Rent A Car For A Family Road trip Or Drive Your Own Car?

Tweet I heard about a family who took a road trip last summer. They thought about renting a car, but in the end, they decided it was too expensive.  Unfortunately, they had car troubles along the way and ended up being away for home for an extra two days.  By the time they had paid […]

Hotwire Car Rental: Advantages and Disadvantages

Tweet Hotwire.com is a premier source for all things travel.  In fact, Hotwire consistently has some of the best travel deals for airfare, car rental, and hotels. While flight bookings offer a deeper level of inconvenience there is very little inconvenience involved in renting from Hotwire. Hotwire Car Rental Disadvantages You will not know the […]