I have specifically chosen these companies because I enjoy the the utility that they provide. Some of the companies below provide services, others provide products. Some of the companies are on this list because I love watching their channels on TV. Whatever the case, these are not randomly chosen companies. I have used their services. You may find some of them useful. I've divided the companies into a few groups in order to keep the page sizes down. Hopefully they won't take more than a minute to load (over a modem).
Plus if you buy anything through one of these links (with a few exceptions), I'll get some $$$$.
CheapAirlines.com is an online real time discount travel agency, where you can book domestic and international flights, arrange for rental cars and book hotel rooms, all at the click of your mouse. You can either specify particular airlines, rental car companies, hotel chains etc., or CheapAirlines.com can search based on the lowest prices available.
Cheaper Than Dirt has products for hunting, camping, archery, shooting, and outdoor survival. They sell military surplus, reloading equipment, ammunition, gun accessories and more. Their site is heavily sought out by Law Enforcement, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
I got a lot of my travel/survival gear before I went on my trip around the world. They've got a great selection of products and they are really, really cheap.
You've no doubt seen their TV ads with the slogan "Pick Enterprise. We’ll pick you up." Even if you are familiar with our advertising campaign, you may not realize that Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest car rental company in North America (I certainly didn't). I remember using Enterprise regularly while I was in college when I had to take road trips because they didn't charge that annoying under-25 fee. In fact, had I not been on corporate plans, I still would still be using Enterprise.
Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel service and the seventh largest travel agency in the United States. To meet the needs of travelers around the globe, it operates Expedia.com in the United States and localized versions throughout Europe and Canada.
Hotwire's mission is to offer flexible leisure travelers a quick and easy way to get better deals on airline tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals. Through partnerships with leading travel companies, Hotwire can negotiate special prices Hot-FaresSM and Hot-RatesSM that can't be found anywhere else.
How does it work? Our partners allow us access to their unsold inventory i.e., empty seats on flights, empty hotel rooms and cars sitting in the lot all at big savings. We pass these savings on to those travelers who can be flexible about their plans.
Orbitz - the travel site brought to you by the World's Leading Airlines. Designed with the traveler in mind, Orbitz gives you access to the most low airfares on the Internet, plus great values on rental cars, hotel rooms, and more. In addition, Orbitz brings you the latest in fare-finding technology, so you can be sure that you're getting the most complete list of available airfares.
SmarterLiving.com is the Internet's leading provider of discount travel information through an information-packed Web site and free email newsletters.
Travelocity is one of the most powerful one-stop travel sites on the Internet providing secure online reservation capabilities for air, car, hotel and vacation reservations, plus access to a vast database of destination and other travel information.