Advice for 6 weeks rental sea to sfo

Old Apr 8, 19, 7:16 am
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Advice for 6 weeks rental sea to sfo

Need a car for about 6 weeks in the summer. Preferred pick up SEA. Drop off SFO or thereabouts. I need to visit Vancouver too close to the start of the rental. I'm seeing pretty high rates (over 2k for 4 weeks).

I'm trying to split the rental in two as I think that the best rates are for 28 days (true?).

I have a bunch of pts that I could use eg to do the first 2 weeks sea to sea on pts and rest as a standard rental.

Any other idea to keep costs down? I have tried autoslash but not seeing much better prices....

Thanks!
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Old Apr 8, 19, 7:36 am
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Often for 28+ day rentals, there are $50 coupon codes, so sometimes those work out. You could try it as a 8-30 day rental and then a 2-week rental vs. a 6-week rental. Our advice is to just book a pay-later rate both ways and then track both rentals with us. Rates can change every day (sometimes multiple times a day), so just because something is the best deal right now, doesn't mean that it will still be the best deal tomorrow, next week, or 3 days before pickup. That's the value of tracking the rate over time.
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Old Apr 8, 19, 7:46 am
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If you'll be in SEA for some time, check splitting it into two rentals, one starting and ending in SEA, and one one-way to SFO.
Also, for any extended rental, renting from an HLE can give significant savings as you don't pay the (daily) airport fees. Downside is much worse car selection.
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Old Apr 9, 19, 7:40 am
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Old Apr 9, 19, 2:09 pm
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Thanks for all the advice. I will get one week SEA-SEA (or SEA HLE) and then a 5 weeks SEA HLE to SFO, or maybe even split this into a four week SEA HLE to SFO HLE and further week SFO HLE to SFO HLE. I will then use autoslash to monitor the rates. If there's anything else, I'll gladly consider it.
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