About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Rent Car At Detroit Airport, Get A Free Gun

May 19 2022

At Budget Rent a Car in Detroit at least some rentals come with loaded firearms. Michigan is a shall issue state for gun licenses, and violent crime in Detroit is higher even than in Chicago, so a renter might be forgiven for thinking this was just a new package available for on-airport rentals.

A passenger from Florida (naturally) found a gun in their assigned vehicle at the Detroit airport Budget location.

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8 Reasons You’ll Want the IHG Credit Card

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May 18 2022

The Chase-issued IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card has its best-ever bonus. There are new benefits for this product a couple of years ago, even legacy IHG Rewards Club credit card customers can apply, and anecdotally IHG cards have been relatively easier to get approved for.

The offer – up front for getting the card, and recurring benefits for keeping the card – are really valuable. This is not a card to use for your ongoing spending in my view. But it’s a can’t-pass-up.

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