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Posted by on Mar. 16, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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Pay Unnecessary Travel Fees

When renting a car, you can count on getting the hard sell for a collision damage waiver, which typically costs $20 to $30 a day. The thing is, you may already be covered. Rental-car damage and liability are covered by your auto policy, and most credit cards will pick up your deductible and miscellaneous fees. See How to Avoid Unnecessary Rental Car Fees to learn more.

Speaking of credit-card perks, it pays to know what your card offers. Some cards come with travel insurance and roadside assistance. Your card may even cover the cost of one checked bag on your next flight. Other cards include free extended warranties on purchases. Why pay extra for these services if you’re already covered?

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elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 2:27 PM

This is one I never do, cuz we don't rent cars.

Juniper53098
by June on Mar. 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM

We don't really travel, so not an issue for us.

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Mar. 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM

 TFS

aubsmom09
by Erin on Mar. 16, 2013 at 3:57 PM

TFS!  I have never purchased this extra insurance because I knew it was covered under our current auto policy. 

Sophie4910
by on Mar. 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM
Good to know. I never rent cars though.
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momkaribg
by Kari on Mar. 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM
We usually drive anywhere we are going.
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I didn't know that about rentals being covered by my auto insurance... I don't know when the last time was I rented a car, but you better believe I'll remember this in the future!

heydooney
by Danielle :) on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

We have never rented a car.

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM

 good tip!

jconney80
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Good info TFS. We always drive!
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