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Car Rental thru Total Rewards WOW

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by tinytim, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. chess

    chess VIP Whale

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    I can rent from hertz for a mid size for 32 a day unlimited miles anywhere in the US...so this is very possible
     
  2. Matty Ice

    Matty Ice High-Roller

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    I'm waiting for a confirmation that total cost actually means total cost to. I just looked at booking a Full Size through Dollar for two days in April for $21.69/day then a $3.00 credit for a grand total of $40.38. Under the total cost there is a Taxes and fees link that says "Taxes and fees total 0.00"

    Every other site I've looked at is at least twice that amount.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    :peace:
     
  3. artrageous

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    Just booked for the 3rd week in January. Got $21.00 a day all taxes and fees included.

    I tried checking the confirmation number on Dollar's website but the confirmation number wouldn't work. I called Dollar direct and the CS agent said that the reservation was made via a third party (TR Getaways I'm guessing).

    He gave me Dollar's confirmation number and I was able to check it using their automated system. The price quote says including all taxes and fees.
     
  4. wysiwyg

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    As promised, here's the update. I picked my car at dollar today at noon PST. The line upstairs was very long, however since I signed up for dollar express, I was able to use the small kiosk located downstairs where only one person was in front of me. Even though my reservation wasn't linked to the dollar express account, he gladly helped me.

    So.. Drum roll please....

    Absolutely no extra charges when picking up my car and the estimated charges show as $0.00 on my receipt. They even upgraded me to a Mid size for free. I had booked compact.
     
  5. mrstealth

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    SWEET! Smart move signing up with dollar express - nothing worse than having to wait in that line upstairs. I used to be able to slip the guy downstairs a $20 and he would just say "Pick any car you want" and away I would go.

    Now go and have a winning trip!
     
  6. Matty Ice

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    Awesome! Thanks for the update.

    I'm booked now 4/2-4/4 for a total cost of $40.38 for a full size with Dollar.

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. OKC Gal

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    Thank you for posting your experience! I've made my reservation now.
     
  8. mckevin32

    mckevin32 Low-Roller

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    'preciate it. I'm delighted to be wrong on this one. Just booked 9 days premium for $142!
     
  9. domeboy

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    I wonder if there is a way to link your dollar express card
     
  10. wysiwyg

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    They told me That they cannot link prepaid/3rd party reservations, but you should still be able to use that counter as I did today.
     
  11. tinytim

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    As the OP I can't tell you how relieved I am. Thank you VERY much for the update WYSIWYG! I'd feel very bad if I gave anyone a bum-steer on this.
    Tim
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  12. wysiwyg

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    No problem. Glad to help. And thanks tinytim for discovering it for us:beer:
     
  13. Rush

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    WOW!


    I just saw this and it beats the hell outta anything I can find right now.


    I can get a full size, or even a premium for $109 for 7 days!
     
  14. dvandentop

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    wonder if CET counts this as a trip if booking in vegas???
     
  15. tinytim

    tinytim Low-Roller

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    If you don't yet have a Tr Card, you can apply on-line and print a temporary card. My friend just did that and got a Maxima for $125. all in for a week in May. We will meet them there but arriving a day sooner and leaving earlier. My May rental is a Maxima, Sat-Friday, $109.
    Hope this sticks around for a few years!
    Tim
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    & May 17-23 for anniversary
     
  16. wysiwyg

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    By the way, I was not asked my TR card when picking up the car.
     
  17. codingkw

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    OP...your rental was through payless? I dont even have them as a choice for my dates...Thrifty is my cheap choice...5 days for 179 for full size.
     
  18. djegators

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    Really glad I found this thread. I had booked a deal thru Southwest for what I thought was decent, 6 days full size thru Alamo for about $240 total. Using the TR site, I got a Maxima for 6 days from Thrifty for $106!
     
  19. tinytim

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    CODINGKW...My rentals are both with Dollar. Thrifty is the same price as I think they're affiliated.
    They going to have to buy more Maximas lol

    Tim
     
  20. GeorgeJ.

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    I looked them up yesterday and got some really great prices on rental cars in other cities too -- midsize in Phoenix for supposedly $20 all in -- Phoenix charges ridiculous fees & taxes (usually way over $20 a day) So I'm waiting to hear the experience once someone does their car rental through TR in Las Vegas to be sure that it really IS an all-in price.

    They have pretty good deals on hotels too. When I look at hotels I'm told that I have $250 in credits for some reason. Amount of "credits" you're able to use depends on the price of the hotel. One for $146 let me use something like $35 in "credits" and knocked it down to $111. Not bad if this all really works...
     
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