Costco Travel and Capital One No Hassle Rewards are my favorite car rental options. Costco Travel does not require prepayment so is more flexible than Capital One, which requires prepayment and takes a phone call to cancel and refund. The savings are often so dramatic that it generally does not pay for me to book frequent flyer mile-earning alternatives. Costco Travel requires a Costco membership and Capital One requires a card with No Hassle Rewards.
The Costco Travel website has gotten a new facelift and in bookings today I almost missed the inclusion of lines to enter Avis Wizard, Budget FastBreak and Enterprise Plus accounts to reservations. Nothing for Alamo Insiders.
Previously it was hit or miss to call the rental agency and add account numbers.
Nice to have this time-saver which can bypass rental lines and accrue rewards, depending on the program.
You need to look sharp, the entry box is just above Terms & Conditions.
Reservations previously booked cannot be modified online so you can try calling or, if the same or better rate is available, make a new booking and then cancel the old.