What is the Point?

 
Old Aug 11, 10, 1:05 pm
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What is the Point?

I have been a Dollar Rental Rewards Member for 2 years and have rented about 3 months worth of vehicles at different times. Supposedly, after 16 days you get a certificate for 1 day free. Every certificate I have received has an expriation date on it which is usually the end of the month in which it was received .

I don't really see the point in continuing the "Rental Rewards" Program since there is no "status" or upgrade involved.

Please enlighten me if I am wrong.
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Old Aug 19, 10, 11:29 pm
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While i agree the program is not very good, being a member has let me bypass significantly long lines in both SAN and LAS and had me dropped at my car in ORD and DTW, all of which saved me a lot of time. My rewards preference is set to miles so I don't have to worry about the certificates.
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Old Aug 21, 10, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by DFWBryan View Post
I have been a Dollar Rental Rewards Member for 2 years and have rented about 3 months worth of vehicles at different times. Supposedly, after 16 days you get a certificate for 1 day free. Every certificate I have received has an expriation date on it which is usually the end of the month in which it was received .

I don't really see the point in continuing the "Rental Rewards" Program since there is no "status" or upgrade involved.

Please enlighten me if I am wrong.
All of the certificates I've seen are good for a year from the date of issue. Are you sure they don't expire at the end of the month of the following year?

I recently switched my earning preferences from miles to certificates, as the surcharges for earning miles really don't make that a good value (you can usually buy the miles directly from the airline for less). United is currently running a promo (1,000 miles per rental) that is making me rethink this, though...
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Old Aug 21, 10, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jackal View Post
All of the certificates I've seen are good for a year from the date of issue. Are you sure they don't expire at the end of the month of the following year?
I agree, I've seen several people pass through with these certificates, valid for 1 year. Also, I have heard of customers who have expiring free day coupons calling our corporate number, usually corporate can extend those coupons by sending you new ones or offering a free upgrade coupon instead.

And can you honestly complain? You do end up skipping the lines and getting these coupons for signing up to a free program.
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