Posted by Chuck on February 20, 2019
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Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Chuck

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Amex Offers: Turo (Car Share) Get $45 Back when Spending $150

The Offer

Check your American Express login for one of these offers:

  • Get a one-time $45 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $150+ directly with Turo at turo.com
  • Get 4,500 Membership Rewards points when using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $150+ directly with Turo at turo.com

The Fine Print

  • Must pay for bookings between 2/20/2019 and 8/20/2019. 
  • Sounds like the $150 needs to be spent in a single transaction.
  • Must book directly with Turo. Offer valid online at turo.com or via merchant mobile app.
  • Car bookings must be completed by offer end date.
  • Drivers under age 25 may have to pay higher rates.
  • Excludes transactions not processed directly through Turo, purchases made through international versions of the website, Community Benefits, previously completed trips, and payments made directly to hosts.

Our Verdict

I see this offer on some cards but not others. I’ve never used Turo before, feel free to share your experiences in the comments.

Hat tip to reader Simon

View more Amex offers here & if you have any questions abut American Express offers then read this post.



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Jeramy
Jeramy

Turo is great! I used it for the first time to rent a BMW roadster in San Francisco for the same price as a Hyundai would have cost me with Hertz.

Celia
Celia

Did you take their insurance? What does it cost? My insurance company doesn’t cover the sharing companies since they’re not a rental agency so I assume the cc companies won’t either?

Jeramy
Jeramy

I used my personal auto insurance, but also paid for the rental with my Sapphire Preferred for the primary rental car coverage.

DK
DK

Jeramy, I don’t believe that CSP can be used for primary rental car coverage. Turo is not a rental car agency.
https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990840-Will-the-insurance-or-coverage-I-have-through-my-credit-card-cover-my-Turo-trip-

Celia
Celia

good to know, thank you. This FAQ from turo seemed to indicate the credit card will NOT cover it: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990840-Will-the-insurance-or-coverage-I-have-through-my-credit-card-cover-my-Turo-trip-

Recyclops
Recyclops

On my account, I see this as 4500 MR instead of $45, which could be significantly more worth than a straight $45 credit.

RC
RC

I think there is still a big question mark if your regular insurance covers Turo, not just CC coverage

Spencer
Spencer

A friend of mine used Turo (I think) for a weekend rental of a Tesla Model X SUV. The owner said he rents it out just enough to cover his own monthly lease. Thus, the owner has a “free” Model X the rest of the time. My buddy had a blast driving it for the weekend!

Travel related: In Paris, by the Eiffel Tower, guys will let you drive their Ferrari for 130 euro for half hour. They stay in the passenger seat. I suspect they are also looking to make back their lease money as motivation.

Both of these scenarios have obvious risks to all parties in case of accidents and insurance claims. So, not for me.

Francesco
Francesco

I liked Turo years ago. Now in my current area of interest it’s dominated by commercial hosts (aka rental companies) with shady policies and who often charge hidden fees at pickup. I’ve had some great experiences renting from private owners in the past, but I guess it’s not for me anymore.

Tyler Olson
Tyler Olson

Turo is awesome! I only rent from Turo these days. Btw – here’s a referral link to get an additional $25 off of your first Turo reservation! [removed]

William Charles

Read the rules and don’t break them.

Tony
Tony

Every single thread…. there’s always at least one

Peter Sagal
Peter Sagal

Insurance is the main issue with Turo. Most personal car insurance won’t cover it, and Turo’s insurance seems quite expensive, no?

RC
RC

is it expensive? wait, wait don’t tell me

keith s
keith s

I’ve used Turo multiple times for business trips, never had an issue. Beware that credit card rental coverage does NOT apply to Turo though. You’ll have to purchase separate protection policy during checkout.

Protection is about $15-$50 per day depending on the type of vehicle (ultra luxury vehicles cost near $50/day)

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