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Today Only: 2 Great (but opposite) Avis Rental Deals

Chairman's Club
Written by Charlie

Today only, you can buy the top elite status of Avis Chairman’s Club and you can also buy a “free” rental car day.

Today starts the final week of the Daily Getaways. There have been quite a few of them so far with a few that had great value. Depending on your rental habits, today’s deal from Avis could be that.

2 Great (but opposite) Avis Rental Deals

Avis Chairman's Club

There are two deals available today (at 1PM ET like normaland they are both great opportunities – but at opposite ends of the deal spectrum. On one side, you have a certificate for a “free” rental day that will cost you $30. On the other end, you can purchase the top rental elite status available – Avis Chairman’s Club – for $1,115. Yes, that elite status level for rental cars is going to be a ridiculous cost for most of us, but it is a good deal for those who are Avis renters and have not received an invite to this status.

It is a good thing that the status won’t matter to the masses since there are only 15 packages available today. On the other hand, the “free” rental car day has 700 packages available. The downside to the Avis free rental day is that it is a paper certificate that will be sent to you in the mail and you must use it at the counter. I would prefer simply getting an e-mail with the code and using it online rather than have to have it with me. But, I will still be in the race to grab one of these certificates as they can come in handy for that time when the cost of the rental is just huge. Plus, it does not expire until May 31, 2017.

As for the elite status, I have been an Avis elite member for years (courtesy of the now defunct Continental Presidential) and have always received some decent upgrades as a result. My car rental company of choice is National anyway, but even if it was Avis, I would definitely not benefit from the Chairman’s Club status – at least not for $1,115. But, that is just me. It will be a great deal for the 15 that jump on it (and likely many more will try).

 

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • How do you deal with the blackout dates? I’ve heard reports that they really crimp the value of the certificate.

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