Hi everyone! I have some points (~35,000) set to expire in Sept. and want to use them for a rental car in late July. I got through the entire process of choosing the dates and type of car to rent (cost about ~30,000 points) and it told me "You are not eligible to use miles for Hotel and Car Awards at this time. You may be eligible for other options such as newspapers, magazines, dining, and air awards. Please visit our Use Miles web page for more information." I did not find any helpful info there. I spoke to a couple of people at United on the phone who told me I had to have a United/Chase Mileage Plus credit card in order to book a rental car with points, and that getting that card would take "30-60 days." Does that seem right?