OnPoint Newsletter: November 10 2014

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    Before You Sign Up for This Offer of 90 Percent Savings at Hilton Hotel Properties...
    ...you might want to read this discussion where skeptical Milepoint members tear apart this offer by conducting some tests of their own. Read about what they found out — as well as the reasons why you should probably stay away from this offer.


    Who Pays for the Damage to a Rental Car After a Collision Caused by the Driver?
    After not driving very far from the airport at which the car was rented, jakem4800 was involved in a collision which he believes he was at fault. Although he has his own automobile insurance coverage which may or may not cover the damage to the rental car — and he apparently would rather not go through the insurance company which underwrites his policy — will the minimum liability insurance offered by his credit card pay?


    Cannot Prove That You Returned the Rental Car With a Full Tank of Fuel? Pay $9.99 Extra
    To the chagrin of nubiles, Dollar Rent A Car very quietly changed its policy where the rental car must now be returned with a full tank of gas and a receipt for the purchase of fuel within ten miles of the rental car return location; and if you do not have a receipt as proof, a fee of $9.99 will be charged — even if the gas tank is clearly full. While it may be enough to end what was once a beautiful relationship, is this policy really new — and is Dollar Rent A Car justified in charging this fee?


    Electronic Devices are Not the Only Items Being Charged on This Flight...
    After leaving his own headphones at home, dhammer53 was surprised when a flight attendant wanted to charge him $10.00 to use the headset during a flight from San Francisco to New York. Well, at least there is bright side in addition to an otherwise good in-flight entertainment system: although the headset was not anything special, the charge was not for those useless air tubes airlines used to rent years ago...


    Frequent Traveler University in Washington, D.C. in December: Register Today to Attend
    The next Frequent Traveler University — or FTU, for short — will be in Washington, D.C. from December 5 through 7. Included with your ticket are two days of sessions with great speakers who are knowledgeable about miles, points and travel; a holiday party; admission to the USA TODAY Frequent Traveler Expo; and Platinum elite level status with Hyatt Gold Passport — not to mention networking with your peers. Best of all, save $10.00 off of the admission price when you use the coupon code MILEPOINT. If you are too impatient to participate in this discussion posted on Milepoint, then click here to register immediately.


    Kiva: What is the Average Cost to Borrowers Using Various MicroFinance Institutions?
    If you do not feel completely comfortable loaning money on Kiva and have any questions pertaining to what is the average cost to borrowers using various microfinance institutions, read this discussion for clarification. Members of Milepoint have supported Kiva by loaning greater than $8 million since it was launched in February of 2011. Find out how you can support Kiva Microfunds today by either registering to donate; or reviewing one of the threads in the Kiva | Loans That Change Lives forum.
     

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