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Any experience returning a car early when using a 3 day coupon?

Any experience returning a car early when using a 3 day coupon?

Old Mar 26, 19, 4:06 pm
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Any experience returning a car early when using a 3 day coupon?

How does National handle this? I may have to return the vehicle about an hour earlier than would qualify me for the 3 day rental. Do they pro rate? The 2 day rate is coming in about $50 more than the 3 day with coupon.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 9:29 pm
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How are you calculating the 3 days? Typically when you go over 2 days and 3 hours, it's charged as if it were 3 days. How many days and how many hours will you have in total at return?
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Old Mar 26, 19, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash View Post
How are you calculating the 3 days? Typically when you go over 2 days and 3 hours, it's charged as if it were 3 days. How many days and how many hours will you have in total at return?
One other issue is if you have a coupon that requires Saturday overnight keep. If you have that coupon then you cannot return the rental until at least 12:01 AM on Sunday. That coupon will fall off if you return before then, regardless when you hit the 2 days 3 hours time.

Be very careful you have the exact "charge time" from your original contract if you are trying to precisely time your return. Sometimes the "charge time" is not what you expect it to be.

You may just want to call National.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash View Post
How are you calculating the 3 days? Typically when you go over 2 days and 3 hours, it's charged as if it were 3 days. How many days and how many hours will you have in total at return?
The reservation I made is from 3/29 12:30 pm and drop off 3/31 1 pm and it gave me the discount with the 3 day coupon for a free day that is available now. I could end up returning to airport before 1 on Sunday and just not sure if that will invalidate coupon. Will definitely be keeping car overnight on Saturday. This is Denver and I am Exec Elite.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 4:40 pm
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You will very likely invalidate the coupon if you return earlier than planned. Iím actually surprised it let you apply the coupon in the first place given your dates/times.
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