I am a huge fan of Priceline for rental cars. I think last minute bidding with Priceline is THE way to go for cheap rental cars. Although I think Costco just made it hard on me.
I am currently finalizing some of the details for our upcoming trip to Hawaii. We booked airfare a few months ago using frequent flyer miles and the hotel is just about wrapped up. On Monday I thought I would check out rental car prices. My typical strategy for rental cars, which you can read about in detail here, is to book a reservation I can cancel and then make a last minute bid with Priceline the week before I leave. Well Costco Travel just made that a challenge. When I checked Costco on Monday I found a rental price of $12.50/day for an intermediate car. Needless to say I made that reservation. Total price including taxes was $158. Beating that with Priceline is going to be a challenge. Well, challenge accepted Costco, challenge accepted.by