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The Benefits of Membership

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Car rental loyalty programs might not seem worth your time, since some don't even give you free car rentals with membership. The perks, however - shorter lines, reserved cars, partner programs - make signing up for car rental rewards programs well worth your time. This list can get you signed up before your next road trip.

Advantage Rent-a-Car - Green Rewards

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Free car rental
  • GPS unit for your next rental
  • Free upgrade
  • Roadside assistance
  • Travel discounts
  • Donations to charity
  • Earn 50 points per rental day regardless of car class

Alamo - Quicksilver

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Designated members-only lines
  • Partner rewards only, including 250 HiltonHHonors points per qualifying rental or 50 miles per rental day towards partner airline rewards programs

Avis - Avis Preferred/Avis First

Avis Preferred
Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Faster reservations and lines, less paperwork
  • Lowest mileage cars
Avis First
Cost:Free, but invitation only for frequent renters
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Free upgrades when available
  • Designated members-only lines
  • Earn both rental and partner rewards
  • After every third rental, earn a free weekend pass
  • Up to 15% off rental rates

Budget - RapidRez with Fastbreak

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Faster reservations with saved profiles (and signature)
  • One-Click Booking feature at budget.com
  • Choice service at counters
  • With "Rent More, Save More", earn 10-20% or more off all future budget.com rentals after first rental

Dollar Rent-a-Car - Dollar Express

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Earn points with renter rewards partners including Best Western, United, American Airlines, and Southwest
  • 50% off upgrades
  • Designated members-only lines.
  • Earn one credit per rental day (receive one free rental day for every 16 credits)

Enterprise - Enterprise Plus

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Up to 15% off rentals
  • Designated members-only lines and reservation numbers
  • Partner rewards are available, including Choice Hotels and airline rewards

Hertz - #1 Club/#1 Club Gold

#1 Club
Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Faster reservations and rentals
  • Special savings on rentals
  • Car selection

Hertz #1 Club Gold
Cost:$60/year
Benefits/Rewards:

  • Add a second authorized driver free of charge
  • Discounts of up to 15% on rentals
  • Designated members-only lines, choice rentals
  • Earn points toward air, hotel and rail program partners

National Car - Emerald Club

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • Bypass the counter and choose your own car
  • E-receipts
  • Choose free rental days or airline miles as your reward (earn one rental credit per paid rental or for every four consecutive paid days)

Thrify - Blue Chip Rewards

Cost:Free
Benefits/Rewards:
  • 50% off upgrades
  • Speedy service with designated members-only lines
  • Rentals can earn points towards future car rentals or airline or hotel partner rewards
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