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Old Apr 2, 06, 9:11 am   #1
 
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Redeeming miles to rent a car

Which programs will allow me to use my points for car rental? I have points in NW. Delta, USAir but cannot seem to find any on their sites.

Can I do it with another airline via Star Aliance?
Thanks
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Old Apr 2, 06, 11:14 am   #2
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Did you check if its worth using points that way?
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Old Apr 2, 06, 11:46 am   #3
 
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Amex Membership Rewards can be used for cars, but at the poor redemption rate of 1 point = 1.
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Old Apr 2, 06, 6:29 pm   #4
 
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The thing is I will never get enough points on any of these except USAirways to fly in the future so I was hoping this was one to use up what I had.
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Old Apr 2, 06, 7:01 pm   #5
 
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I would save the points. Car rentals are so cheap. Over time they do add up.
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Old Apr 2, 06, 7:19 pm   #6
 
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star alliance/car rental

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Originally Posted by citylover
Which programs will allow me to use my points for car rental? I have points in NW. Delta, USAir but cannot seem to find any on their sites.

Can I do it with another airline via Star Aliance?
Thanks
I redeemed miles that would have expired from Star Alliance's SAS: 20,000 for a weekend, 3-day rental in Europe. Not great but better than letting them go...certain airlines within star alliance have started offering awards such as upgrades across the alliance; unfortunately, SAS isn't following suit until later in 2006. Don't know about car rentals, tho. Have you searched 'car rental' on those sites?
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Old Apr 2, 06, 7:27 pm   #7
 
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Before you try using points (or if you find you can't use your points the way you want), try priceline...one can get some really cheap car rentals there.

I would second the suggestion to just keep the points. Most airlines only make you earn points (you may not even have to fly...just earn points SOMEHOW) only every 2-3 years to keep the account active. Eventually they can build up to the point that you can use them for something of better value.
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Old Apr 3, 06, 9:08 am   #8
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Ventimiglia
The thing is I will never get enough points on any of these except USAirways to fly in the future so I was hoping this was one to use up what I had.
The US Airways MasterCard would be an easy 15,000 miles (or the documentation-happy Bank of America option...).

http://www.usairways.com/dividendmil...reditcards.htm
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