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Why You Shouldn't Redeem Air Miles and Points for a Car Rental

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Got a stash of frequent flyer miles or points? Most airline rewards programs offer the option of using points to pay for car rentals. But redeeming your air miles for rental cars is almost always a horrible deal.

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The Worst Car Rental Company for a USA Road Trip

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Planning to rent a car for a big multi-state road trip of the United States? When choosing a car rental company, the top of your requirements should be unlimited mileage and very few geographic restrictions. That's why Sixt is perhaps the worst car rental company for U.S. road trips.

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Why Denver Car Rentals Are So Expensive

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Flying into Denver? Whether you rent a car at the airport or at an off-airport location, you won't be able to avoid paying the dreaded airport fees on rental cars. Anyone who has flown into Denver International Airport (DEN) within 24 hrs of picking up a rental vehicle is subject to all airport fees, regardless of where you pick up the car.

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The Lowdown on Europcar Privilege

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Rent a car at a major airport or train station in Europe and you're almost guaranteed to see a Europcar location. What's probably more of a surprise is that Europcar is a global company, with sites on six continents.

Europcar offers a free loyalty program called Europcar Privilege. While there are benefits to membership, unfortunately, there's a significant limitation: the program's benefits only kick in if you book directly through Europcar's website or by phone.

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Do You Need an International Driving Permit?

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Do you travel internationally? If you plan to rent a car overseas, your trusty state driver's license may not get you very far.

Before you leave home, get an International Driving Permit (IDP), a valid form of identification in 150 countries that translates your information into multiple languages. An IDP always speaks the language, even if you don't.

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