When Reading My Own Posts Save Me Money

This is one of those “I can’t believe I was so stupid” posts. 🙂 I wrote yesterday about why I did not rent from Avis for the 7,500 AA mile deal and had included a link to my post that I had written about being bumped down to Avis First.

Reading My Own Posts

Well, when I went to that page to grab the link for that post, I noticed that I had written that Avis had sent me a free weekend certificate when they bumped me down. That reminded me that I had never used the weekend certificate! I was in Europe and it was not available for use outside of the US. So, I had forgotten about it.

Once I read that, I zipped over to my e-mail and, sure enough, found the certificate there with an expiration date of June 30, 2014! Perfect! I have one more weekend when I needed a car and this will work out perfectly!

Word of Advice

I am quite sure that I am a very small minority when it comes to forgetting something like that. 🙂 But, if you are with me in the minority, take this reminder to search your e-mail for certificates that you might have received in the past year. Some of the things you may find are airline gift certificates (that you may have purchased for your American Express airline incidental rebate), airline discount coupon, car rental certificate, travel offer, upcoming point expirations, and many more. There are a lot of items we receive in our e-mail. Check and see what you might have missed – you might be like me and find something to save some money! In this instance, my own post saved me $60 next week. Thank you, me! 🙂

Some of the links on Running with Miles are affiliate links that pay a commission if a purchase is made. Running with Miles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.