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Before my last mileage run, I took a day off to visit some friends down in Tucson. I always try to burn points whenever I can over cash. I am a Thrifty Blue Chip member and have the points for the car to my American AAdvantage account as I need a few more points to get 2 first class tickets to Sweden some day soon on their product. I paid 2200 Ultimate Rewards points that I got from my last INK PLUS card and that equates to $27.50 cents for the rental for a midsize car. Not an outstanding value, but it worked for me and I picked a Chrysler 200 and it was a great car and fun to drive.
But one thing that I have never seen before and that just made me mad as a hornet was the HUGE yellow tag (plus the one on the rental paperwork jacket itself above) that warned me that since I had said NO to the pre-pay gas that I would have to bring a receipt to PROVE that the tank was not just full, but that it was fueled in a station less than 10 miles from the rental location!
And then, when I look at the fine print on the rental form, if the above is not done, I can or must use their refueling service at $9.29 per gallon. SAY WHAT? My blog is PG13 but that almost made me puke and say things I should not! Seriously Thrifty?!?
I have had nothing but outstanding and amazing experience from Hertz. I love my Hertz GOLD. I have had the worst ever rental from Budget and have never ever rented from them since (nor will I ever again)!
I would love to know, have you seen this from Thrifty before or any other rental place? Does it upset you or would it make you not rent from the company again? Comment please on the blog! – René
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