Believe it or not, your credit score can have an effect on your insurance.
Reviewing your credit report for errors can be a huge help. Depending on what it is, an error could be lowering your credit score and in effect keeping you from getting a better rate on your insurance premiums.
While there isn’t any exact cut off for what is consider a bad score and a great score, you can get an idea based on your score compared to the average.
I’ve found three things that has really helped us:
Start early. Since Priceline makes you wait 24 hours between similar bids, give yourself a buffer.
Be reasonable.We love getting a good deal, but we also like saving time. Priceline does let you see recent bid wins which give you a ballpark idea.
Be a little bit flexible. While still only focusing on just the size we need, sometimes I’ve been able to get an extra bid in by changing up the car class. For example, every day I made bid on a mini-van and then I made one for a full sized SUV.
The best thing I like about using Priceline is that by prepaying, I come out ahead than if I went directly with the car companies’ sites.
Avoid the Redundant Extras
The rental company can make some more money by upselling extras.
Some of them may be handy, but there is no need to pay twice for something.
For example, you may already have rental car coverage with your insurance.
Go ahead and give them a quick call to check. It can save you a ton of money.