How To Get A Free Rental Car

Due to the national vehicle shortage, the prices of rental cars have increased. When went to Vail Colorado my goal was to ensure that our rental car was free. Below I will show you how to get a free rental car!

When I reserved our rental car I booked it thorough AAA, I have a membership that offers discounted car rental rates. I didnt leave a deposit just in case our travel plans changed at the last minute. When we arrived to the car rental place, they tried to push us to an SUV and I told the woman working no thank you. We told her we would be in Vail, she upgraded us from a Malibu to an Infiniti Q50 with AWD for no additional cost. Honestly I’m glad she did that because we were driving back to Denver and we hit a little snow.

How I Got My Rental Car For Free

By using my Capital One Venture Card on everyday purchases and bills, I am able to rack up miles fast. I earn miles on what I already spend money on. But to take advantage of earning miles and travel hacking; you need to make sure you pay off your balance in full, this way you aren’t paying interested and carrying a balance.

Our car rental came out to $724.10 which was charged to my Venture Card. I had a bunch of miles saved up and I used 72,410 miles to get our rental car for free.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card


-Earn unlimited 2x miles per colleen every purchase, everyday.

-Earn unlimited 5x miles on hotel and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel.

This is my go to credit card for everyday spending. But The key is to pay off your balance in full! Whether you are looking for a free rental car or you just want to rack up miles to spend on a big trip. Take full advantage of this card.

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