We rent a car when we go to Disney. I have 3 kids in car seats and 1 in a booster. It’s just easier for us. So we rented through Avis this time. I read about the “skip the counter” preferred benefit and I signed my husband up. For some reason, his preferred number didn’t link to the reservation, so I called to make sure we could indeed still “skip the counter.” Well I am so thankful I called. It turns out, when it’s your first rental as a preferred member, you have to go to the counter to sign some stuff. I’ve heard horror stories about the lines for rentals at MCO and that is the last way I want to begin our trip! I called a local Avis office and asked if we can just come in and sign what needs to be signed. Nope. It can only be signed at the time of a rental. So I have now paid $100 to rent a car I don’t need for the sole purpose of signing this paperwork to be able to skip the counter at MCO.
What expenses have you justified as a means to save time or hassle? Or to make the money you’ve already spent work more efficiently for you? Disney Math is by far my favorite kind of math!