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Travel Smarter than the average joe: An insider guide to getting the best possible deals on rental cars.
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Last updated 9/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Avoid an unnecessary tax and save 20% to 40% off your rental car bill.
  • Pay less, but get a FREE upgrade 80% of the time.
  • Get A Better Deal!
  • Understand what coverage is offered by rental companies and what your insurance covers if their is an accident.
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Rent Smarter and Save Money.

If your traveling or your car is in the shop I can show you how to save money on your next car rental.


  • Learn how to save 20% to 40% or more off your rental car cost when flying and needing a rental car.
  • Types of membership programs you can join for FREE to save money with promotions
  • What membership cards will get you discounts and upgrades.
  • The secret to booking that can get you FREE Upgrades.
  • When to make your reservations for best savings.
  • Who to talk to about Free discounts, days, and upgrades when rental car area doesn't satisfy you.
  • How to haggle for a better deal, without angering the employee helping you.
  • Understand what is covered by the insurance company versus your insurance.
  • Get better rates using city miles, daily, weekly, monthly deals offered.

Scenario 1: Vacation

If you go and fly out for vacation for a week the car rental can sometime cost as much as $1000. Well I can save you $400 with just one simple trick. This $400 can be used for shopping, eating at fancy restaurants, scuba diving, extra days in disneyland, an extra couple days of vacation. This doesn't even include the coupons, rates, and Free upgrades you can also receive for additional 10% to 15% off .

Scenario 2: Car Is In The Shop

At some point or another your car may have to go in the shop for maintenance, car wreck, etc... and you need to rent a car. Your insurance company will pay the least amount they can get away with for your rental car or nothing at all. Now your stuck with a bill. Well you can save %10, get free upgrades, know when to book, how to get a better deal from this program.

At some point or another you are going to be using a rental car company for vacation or when your car is in the shop. I was shown the insider secrets on how to save the most amount of money you possibly can.

These simple tricks:

  • on best times to book,
  • who to talk to if your car reservation isn't there
  • Type of car to book for Free Upgrades
  • How to save 40% when flying on vacation
  • What to say to get the best price for your stay.
  • How to get FREE days for rental car

The information in this course is invaluable resource that you will be able to use the rest of your life.

This information is for anyone who:

1. When they go on vacation would rather have extra money to spend on experiences restaurants, hotels or simply like to have extra cash.

2. When there car is in the shop getting expensive repairs, doesn't want to spend large amounts of money to rent a car.

I hope you find a huge benift in this program that will last the rest of your life!

From The Desk Of,

John Thomas Mattison

Who is the target audience?
  • If you travel and would rather save your money for better restaurants, hotels, and entertainment.
  • If you don't want to spend a little money now for insider information that can save you money for the rest of your life.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 00:56


My name is John and I am going to be your teacher in this class. I have rented cars before in the past and never knew what deals that I am missing out on. I could have saved so much money. One day I asked my friend who worked for one of the car rental dealers if there was any secrets to get a better deal. I was just as shocked as I think you will be to find out how I could have saved 40% off my rental bill, how to get free upgrades, used promo deals, what cards actually work. I hope this information helps you too.

I hope you enjoy the course and learn something from my friend Sarah.


Preview 00:56
Rental Car Membership Programs: Save Money
12 Lectures 09:38

Discounts offer through rental card membership programs

Preview 00:28

How a family of 4 can get the best deal in a rental car.

Preview 00:40

The different kinds of rates offered daily, weekly, and monthly. Sometimes renting longer saves you more money.

Preview 00:42

If you want to avoid paying more than this little trick could save you more. You just need to ask your insurance company these questions.

Preview 01:26

Find out what time of year you can get a cheaper rental to scheadule your next vacation.

Preview 00:43

How to book and when to book to save you more money then last minute.

Preview 00:43

Want to have another driver in a rental car and not pay for it. Follow this advice...

Preview 00:50

How booking your appointment can help you get a FREE upgrade in a rental car.

Preview 01:05

Membership Rewards programs offered by Rental Car Companies. What to do and how to join for member benifits for FREE

Preview 01:04

What happens if you run out of a vehicle and you had scheduled a rental?

Preview 00:10

Specials on weekend rentals and mile renting.

Preview 00:44

Kindness kills and appreciation. What to do or say to your rental car associate helping you.

Why Kindness Kills, Asking For Discounts, And Don't Be A Jerk
How To Save 20% to 40% Off Your Rental Bill When You Fly And Rent Cars
4 Lectures 03:01

Common mistakes people will make when going on vacation to rent a car and now you are in the know!

Mistakes People Make On Vacation Rental Vehicles

Steps to do first for a airplane vaction rental.

Before You Book Do This

Advice on saving money and still being safe in a rental car agreement.

Best Way To Save Money And Still Be Safe In Rental Car

You can do what you want, but it is advised you get the damage waiver and here is why...versus cost/benefit ratio...

Why You Should Always Get The Damage Waiver
Understanding Rental Car Options And Coverages: What Do You Need
9 Lectures 07:43

Do you know what rental car insurance covers and what your insurance covers? Not knowing could potentially cost you the price of a brand car, medical bills, upwards to being in debt the rest of your life.

What Does Rental Car Insurance Cover

If your negligent there is something you might want to know in that fine print you sign in your rental contract.

Negligence Void

Roadside assistance. What it covers and what it does.

What Roadside Assitance Covers

Common things that cause a rental agreement to be in void. Just an example would be to go on a dirt road. Technically that is considered off Road. Which unless otherwise written or specified will leave your contract void if any damage occurs. Find out what other common things can put you in void in your rental car agreement where you could be paying for any damage on a rental vehicle.

Preview 01:00

What happens if you don't return a rental car?

If You Don't Return A Vehicle What Happens

More surprise's

Say What

Why it isn't a good idea to rent a vehicle over 30 days.

The Huge Risk Of Renting Vehicle For Over 30 Days

Common question since you wander if there just trying to up sale you.

Do Rental Car Employee Work On Commision

If you 18 can you rent a vehicle. Covers what age limits are in regards to rental veiciles.

Is There An Age Limit To Renting A Vehicle
What To Do If Car Isn't There For Rental
3 Lectures 03:09

If you don't ask, or speak to anyone than you will never get a discount. This is what you do...

No Car For Rent When I Arrive, Who Do I Talk Too For Discounts?

What types of options are offered for rental cars.

Types Of Options Offered At Car Rentals

Recape on savings today.

Recape On Steps For FREE Upgrades

The steps you can take to save money on your next car rental.

Save Money
4 questions
Membership Site Sign Up
2 Lectures 12:49
Membership Programs

Learn where to sign up, what membership sites, and how use price blink coupon finder extention.

Car Membership Programs And Price Blink Coupon Extension
About the Instructor
John Thomas Mattison
3.6 Average rating
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584 Students
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Graphic Design, Website, Food Blogger, Professional Musician, Audio Engineer, Entrepreneur, Author

My name is John Mattison. I am a serial entrepreneur. I create music under several genres (play guitar, piano, violin, mandolin, drums, bass, vocals). I tour under name band names like long december rain, John Red many others. I blog and own several websites doing automated affiliated sites, membership sites, and information sites. I am an expert graphic designer, audio design and videographer in adobe photoshop, aftereffects, final cut pro, logic, native instruments to name a few. I am a Youtube partner, Amazon FBA user, Ebay, etsy, audio sound design engineer, session musician, book cover designer, and author. For five years I taught and part owned/managed two martial arts schools before selling them. I like and want to help people live a better, healthier, and more enjoyable life. I suffer from a gluten (wheat) allergy and my Fiance' has hypoglycemia a condition that effects the kinds of foods (no preservatives, no processed foods) that she can eat. I am very much into fitness and nutrition from an early age I became interested in greenhouse gardening, aquaponics, hydroponics, cheese making, wine making, soap making chicken coops, solar panels. I am even worse when it comes to microchips, electronics, and customized one of a kind machines. I can build custom guitar amps, effect pedals out of spare parts from scrap. I hope I can teach everyone something useful and that will apply to there life and situation. From how they can make money either passively with a little work up front, start a brand new business, live gluten free, tour professionally, learn music, songwriting., graphic design, website marketing and creation, etc...

Knowledge is power, but greater than knowledge is taking persistent action to fullfill your goals, desires, and dreams.