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Bizarre Complimentary Bonus Points Offer November 2019 From Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

“Congratulations. You’ve been selected for a limited-time offer. Check your account. You’ve been awarded bonus points. As one of our most loyal customers, you’ve earned bonus points* for the month of November. These points earn you a free* rental reward.”

That was what greeted me in an e-mail message which was sent to me earlier today from Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program — but the next line was part of the reason why this offer seemed bizarre…

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As Low as $14.99 Per Day For Rental Cars To Florida One Way — Autumn 2019

How does a rental rate of as low as $14.99 per day one way sound to you to rent a car from much of the northeastern United States — such as New York or Boston, for example — and drive it to ten destinations in Florida this fall?

If you are able to position yourself to do so, Hertz currently offers this promotion with which you can do just that.

Hertz has this offer in effect on…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Take Photographs Immediately After Being Involved in an Automobile Accident

A reader of The Gate — who will remain anonymous — recently contacted me privately with regard to an accident which involved another vehicle struck the rear end of the rental car in which the reader was driving…

…but after submitting all of the paperwork and waiting some time until this matter was resolved with the rental car company, this reader received a notice with an additional claim by the rental car company for an additional $3,000.00 for…

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My First Time Renting a Car From SIXT Rent a Car

Stop me if you heard this one before: an American customer rents a French car from a German company in the Dominican Republic; and……on second thought, I am going to tell this story anyway. Here we go…

Arriving via airplane at 9:30 in the evening is not the best thing to do, as after I passed through customs at Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic, none of the rental car booths were manned or open…

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ONE TWO FREE From National Car Rental Will Return for 2019

I received an e-mail message from the Emerald Club frequent renter loyalty program of National Car Rental recently requesting that I “keep a good thing going” and “preregister for ONE TWO FREE 2019.”

The message was concise — similar to the one I received last year — as follows…

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This is How Visitors in Rental Cars Should Pay Electronic Tolls

Many motorists who have regularly commuted on toll roads for years seem to applaud the substantial changes in how tolls are collected via technology: no more slowing down or stopping at a toll plaza to pay a live attendant; no more carrying a tray full of coins and bills to pay the tolls; and they even get to enjoy a discount every time they pass under a gantry to electronically pay their tolls — just drive at highway speeds as though tolls did not exist; and pay the total amount owed at the end of the month via credit card…

…but electronic tolls have not been kind to the visitor who rents a vehicle and drives on toll roads which no longer accept cash. Not only does the toll authority — which operates or oversees toll collection on highways — charge visitors the full price of the toll and extra fees to pay via mail; but rental car companies have also been fleecing their customers in the form of…

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