Best and Worst Times to Leave for Your July 4th Weekend Getaway

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According to an American Automobile Association (AAA) survey, fewer Americans will travel for Independence Day weekend this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn't mean you won't encounter traffic if you're getting out of Dodge.

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How USAA Members Can Get a Cheap Car Rental

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For ordinary folks, membership in certain clubs and organizations—in particular, AAA, AARP and Costco—can help save a bundle on a car rental. Likewise, members of the military and their family members can take advantage of deep car rental discounts through USAA membership.

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How to Get Free or Dirt-Cheap Gas with Kroger Fuel Points

How to get free or dirt-cheap gas with Kroger fuel points

Looking for an easy way to get gas so cheap it's practically free? We found a way to save thousands of dollars on fuel over a year with Kroger Fuel Points. Kroger is the nation's largest grocery chain, with nearly 3,000 stores in 35 states, mostly in the Midwest and South but creeping into the Mid-Atlantic region, too. Don't live in those regions? You can also try this strategy at Kroger's affiliated stores.

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The Best Military Discounts for Rental Cars

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Every major rental car company offers some sort of discount to military families who are renting a car for personal travel. Some discounts and offers are more valuable than others—in fact, there's only one discount program we consistently recommend to military families based on our experience sifting through all the publicly available discount combinations day in and day out.

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5 Ways Car Rental Companies Are Ripping You Off

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Rental car companies are experts at finding little ways to charge you more. On top of the daily rate, you've got taxes, fees and surcharges for any extra perk or slight infringement that may happen. Here are the top five ways rental cars are ripping you off and how to protect yourself.

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