Avis lifts blackout restrictions for frequent renters

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  1. sobore
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    Avis Car Rental has enhanced its customer loyalty program, Avis First, to offer members even greater flexibility. The Company announced that it has removed the blackout restrictions on its two-day weekend rental reward certificates, making it easier for Avis First members to redeem the certificates during holiday periods, around major events and in key markets such as the New York metropolitan area.

    “We continuously listen to our customers and strive to provide our loyal renters with valuable rewards that cater to their personal needs,” said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group. “We are pleased to announce that Avis First members can now use their weekend rental rewards at any time and at any place — making the program more rewarding than ever.”

    Avis First members also benefit from free one-car-class upgrades when available; access to a members-only website, www.avisfirst.com, which tracks rental activity and reward redemption; a dedicated toll-free phone number; and access to special offers throughout the year.

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  2. CrankyScott
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    Free car rentals are great - but consider the insurance. As you are getting the rental without the use of a credit card, you lack the normal credit card coverage, so you should consider your options ahead of time.
  3. cova

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    I am not sure about that. Even though the rental is free - you still pay something - such as surcharges, airport facility charges, etc.

    When you reserve the free rental, you still are given the rate for the car - which still shows on the rental contract as the rate. It is just that when you return the car, the coupon code for the two free days gets subtracted, but you still pay a balance. So the rate still shows, and the free days are a minus credit.

    Just like one free day with a three day rental. The rate shows, then at return, the one day is a minus item.

    So I think you are OK with the insurance.
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  4. marcwint55

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    that is correct according to AMEX

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