Even if you don’t travel often, you probably have too many plastic cards to fit in your wallet – from credit cards to grocery stores to health clubs to video rental stores and more. And if you do travel a lot, then you likely have a stack of frequent flyer cards and hotel cards as well. The last thing you want to do is add more cards to that pile, right? Well, maybe not. Whether you are an occasional or frequent traveler, it makes sense to also sign up for the loyalty cards offered by the major rental car companies. And remember that not all of them even give you an actual card anymore, and you certainly don’t have to carry it with you if they do (they can always look up the number for you).
If you do travel often, then you can end up with some nice perks and discounts after just a few rentals, and even if you don’t it makes sense to have a card because at least that sets you apart from an everyday customer. If there’s a problem at the rental counter or with your car, you’ll find that often you get better service if you have a loyalty card with that company (even if you don’t have a lot of points on it). After all, these programs are all free, so go ahead and sign up.