Buy this! Here are your 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winners

AT&T, Disney and Southwest Airlines have won top honors in the 2018 Elliott Readers’ Choice Customer Service Awards, an annual recognition of companies that offer outstanding customer support and service. Read more “Buy this! Here are your 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winners”

Which companies have the best customer service? It’s time to cast your vote

Balloting starts today for the 2018 Elliott Readers’ Choice Customer Service Awards, brought to you by Allianz Travel Insurance, an annual recognition of companies that offer outstanding customer support and service.
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What don’t I need with a travel credit card?

In my last video, I told you what you should consider getting in a good travel credit card. But what should you avoid? Here are my tips.

Ridiculous or not? A “false choice” at the car rental counter

As a frequent car rental customer, Parker Mann has endured countless sales pitches for optional insurance. But recently, the hard sell efforts have crossed a line, he says.

“The latest gimmick is to give the customer a false choice with the question, ‘Do you want the full insurance or the basic?’ — the implication being that the insurance was required,” he says. “I’ve heard this line essentially word for word from three agents at two rental companies in the past year.”

Just in case you were wondering, insurance is an option on practically every car. Asking which policy a customer wants implies it’s mandatory.
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