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Dollar/Thrift operate mirror rewards programs that are independent of each other. On February 4, both converted their rental credits program to revenue-based 1 point per dollar spend on US and Canada rentals. Other countries are excluded.
The big omission that would make the program more attractive is point combinability. I see no provision for that.
Unlike other programs, it appears points are earned on every dollar of spend, “Participants will earn one point for every qualified U.S. dollar spent on each qualifying rental. Qualifying rentals include all paid, car rentals at participating Dollar locations in the United States and Canada.” ‘Qualified’ dollar is night defined so they might weasel out.
Contrast this to programs such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, “Points will not be awarded on taxes, tax reimbursement, governmental surcharges or vehicle license fees, airport related fees, tolls.”
You can’t double-dip with mileage-earning. Since sweet mileage promos are few with Dollar/Thrifty, the points might be the way to go.
Awards in the US and Canada start at 500 for a weekend day, 625 for a weekday, see the full chart.
I generally avoid Dollar/Thrifty, especially in states with toll roads, because they charge a per day unlimited toll use based on point of pickup, charged every day of rental, regardless of usage as long as one toll is tripped during the rental. As an example, Newark is $18.49/day. Ouch!
They also last year copied others by adding a 75-mile express fuel fee.
I do have an expensive Orlando rental coming up and Dollar is the only low price by a long shot, so I will boot up my Florida SunPass and take my chances.