Member Benefits

Car Rental Frequent Renter Programs

Member benefits are similar for most car rental companies, but there are a few differences and some programs offer benefits not available through other companies.

Below, I've provided an overview of the member benefits for 8 car rental company's Frequent Renter Programs

*Note: all car rental program names are registered trademarks and information regarding these program and terms and conditions can be found at the individual company websites.

Rental companies can modify benefits at any time; I make every attempt to maintain up-to-date info, but always check with an individual company to verify the availability of any benefit.

Alamo Member Benefits

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  • free membership

  • guaranteed minimum 5% discount on rentals in the US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America

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Avis Member Benefits

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  • Free membership
  • Faster reservations and rentals

Personal data, rental preferences, and special discount information are stored in a Wizard profile. Once enrolled, the renter recieves a Wizard Number which also means they are automatically enrolled in My Avis.

My Avis

My Avis offers improved experience of the Avis website for frequent renters. Members can view and modify their Wizard profile, Review past rentals, print out receipts, See pending reservations. There is also an Express Reservations feature.

Avis Preferred

Avis Preferred members receive all of the benefits of the Wizard program, plus the following extras.:

Express check in at many Avis loctions worldwide and access to exclusive offers.

Avis First

U.S. and Canadian resident Preferred Service members who complete 12 or more qualifying car rentals, or 35 or more qualifying days in a calendar year, automatically get upgraded to Avis First This is an invitation-only program which offers rewards, such as free upgrades, free weekends and more.

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Budget Member Benefits

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Budget RapidRez

  • Free membership (valid credit card required for enrollement)
  • automatically apply your personal data, discount information, car class preferences and protections preferences to your car rental reservations through a RapidRez number
  • Update most account information online instantly

Budget Fastbreak

Fastbreak members receive all the benefits of Rapid Rez members, plus:

  • Bypass the counter by adding Fastbreak express car rental service

Express check in at participating locations

Rent More Save More

Enrollment is automatic after your first qualifying rental.  Enjoy frequent renter discounts -- the more you rent the more you save.

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Dollar Member Benefits

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Dollar Express

  • Free membership
  • Quicker reservations, car rentals and returns.
  • Members creat a profile of preferences; reservations and car rentals are made faster through a membership number. There is a specially designated Express Members line at participating locations.

Dollar Express Renter Rewards

This is an optional rewards program that gives you a free rental day with Dollar rather than earning airline frequent flyer miles.

Dollar will automatically keep track of your rental days - you get one credit for each rental day.  When you have 16 credits, you're sent a Renter Rewards Certificate for a free day on a car rental. Free day certificates may be redeemed on compact, mid-size or full-size cars or on minivans.

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Enterprise Member Benefits

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Enterprise Plus

  • Free membership
  • Faster car rental reservations - online, phone, with your travel agent and at participating Enterprise locations
  • Faster rentals (special members line at major airport car rental locations)
  • Member discounts
  • member rewards and free rental days. Members earn points on qualifying rentals to redeem anytime on free rentals
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Fox Member Benefits

With the Fox Rewards program, membership is free.

When you sign up, you an earn 4 points on every dollar spent on the base rate of your rentals (rate before taxes, surcharges, insurance, etc).

You can redeem points for either:

Supercertificates for (offers gift certificates for airlines, hotels, restaurants and other retailers)


Foxbucks which you can use to pay towards your rental charges. 

To join, just go to (opens in a new window) and click on the Rewards Program tab at the top of the homepage.

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Hertz Member Benefits

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

To Join, go to (opens in a new window) and click on the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Tab on the top right of the home page.

  • Free membership
  • Faster reservations and car rentals by providing your #1 Club Number when you make a reservation
  • Dedicated #1 Club counters at over 50 locations in the U.S. and Canada for faster check in.
  • Discounted rates and special email offers
  • No additional driver charge for spouse or domestic partner
  • Receive a discount on the rental of infant and child seats
  • Earn Free Rental Days

Members can earn one point per dollar spent on qualifying Hertz Rentals,  services like Hertz NeverLost®, Fuel Purchase, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and insurance coverage options.

Points are tracked automatically and can be redeemed online for rentals. As long as a current membership is maintained, points don't expire.

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National Member Benefits

National Emerald Club

  • Bypass the counter & choose your own car when you reserve a midsize
  • Get an E-receipt; receipts automatically emailed to you after each rental.
  • You can pick either Free Rental Days or airline miles as a reward. (You earn one Free Rental Day after seven rental credits.)
  • No second driver fees for qualifying family members or business associates

National Emerald Club Executive

Membership available with 12 paid rentals or 40 paid rental days within a calendar year

  • For Executive members there is a special area of the car lot featuring fullsize and higher class cars. When a person reserves a midsize or fullsize car, they can bypass the counter, choose a car and pay only the rate for the size that they reserved. Every time an Emerald Club Executive member rents from the Executive Selection, they can receive an upgrade(if available). Renters also receive a free car rental day with six rental credits.
  • Dedicated phone line and website
  • Free additional drivers (Emerald Club member's spouse, immediate family member living with him/her, business partner, employer, or fellow associate who has an assigned corporate contract with National and drives the car for business purposes)

National Emerald Club Executive Elite

Available with 25 paid rentals or have85 paid rental days during a calendar year. 

Includes executive benefits, plus delivery to most private airport terminals  and free day certificate with 5 credits.

Payless Member Benefits

With the Payless Perks club, membership is free.

Members can take advantage of extra savings and special promotions geared just for Perks members.

Your renter information is stored for easier and faster bookings.

To join, you can go to (opens in a new window) and click on the Perks Club tab at the top right of the homepage.

Thrifty Member Benefits

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Thrifty Blue Chip Express

  • Free membership and faster service with special blue chip line at participating car locations
  • Faster online reservations
  • Quick check in. Just present your driver’s license and credit card, sign the agreement, and take your keys.

Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards

  • Free membership
  • Through this optional rewards program you can get a free rental day rather than frequent flyer miles
  • Thrifty automatically keeps track of your rental days and when you have rented 16 days, you will be sent a rewards certificate for a free day
  • You may redeem your free day on any size car, from compact to full-size


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