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MilesTalk group moderator Sarah just let me know that a promo that has come and gone several times before is back.

All you have to do is click the link on the promo page to enroll, using any American Express credit card. The terms say you’ll get a full year of status (until 2/28/21) – although apparently it’s showing status validity until Feb 2022!) and you can even match this status over to Hertz President’s Circle.

If you are in a cash crunch, you should avoid travel rewards credit cards until you are caught up. Here are our favorite credit cards for Intro 0% APR offers and for balance transfer offers

Keep in mind that I always recommend using a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve for car rentals since they have primary CDW coverage but if you pay with an Amex, you’ll get 5 bonus credits (which is a free rental day) for paying for your first rental with the Amex. If you do that consider buying CDW as Amex coverage is secondary.

Questions?

Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.


I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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