I apologize if this isn’t news to anyone but me. Maybe I’ve been in the dark for too long or just don’t take advantage of my Costco membership like I need to, but I learned not too long ago that Costco provides travel services to its members and I wanted to share this new found knowledge with you all!
(For those of you that don’t know, Costco is American retailer of brand name products, from computers and clothing to gardening and gourmet food.)
When Katie and I were planning our trip to L.A. we took a couple of weeks ago she told me that she would book our rental car through Costco. I immediately said “say that again, please”. She explained to me that Costco has a car rental booking service for amazing prices. It’s true. She and I secured a mid-size Nissan Altima for $59.72 for the entire weekend! We divided that by four people and we each ended up paying only $14.93 for the car for the whole weekend. I was amazed.
You input your destination and the dates that you want to pick-up and drop off the car and Costco will provide you with a list of rental car prices and sizes of the rental cars available through the major rental car companies. Based on your price point and other choices you can then choose which option is suitable for you. We ended up getting our rental car through Alamo.
In addition to securing a rental car at your destination, Costco also provides numerous vacation packages to destinations including the Caribbean, Tahiti, Hawaii, Europe and various theme parks. Costco also allows you to book cruises through various cruise lines including Royal Caribbean International, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises.
Costco is partners with two hotel chains, Best Western Hotels and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts so you can take care of that portion of your trip as well.
So here is the rundown. When planning a trip somewhere, take a minute to look at Costco’s “Travel” portion of their website. You may find that you can save a few bucks. Click here.
It can help you:
- Find a vacation package
- Book a rental car
- Book a cruise
- Book a hotel
As you know already, one of my top travel destinations is Hawaii. Maybe I will be booking this trip through Costco now…
In order to take advantage of this service, you do need to be a Costco member. For membership information and different levels you can go here.
Happy traveling and saving!