Some last-minute deals might be sitting right in your wallet. AAA and AARP members can take advantage of discounts on car and truck rentals, hotels and resorts, air and rail tickets, cruises and tours, theme parks, and vacation packages. Your rewards credit card may offer some cut-rate travel options, as well. For example, spend $4,000 within the first three months of using the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and earn 60,000 points, which translates to $750 toward lodging, airfare, car rentals, and cruises when redeemed through the card's rewards program. Many credit card companies partner with airlines, hotels, resorts, and cruise lines to provide access to even more travel specials.
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