Advantage Rent a Car's frequent renter program lets you earn free days and take advantage of express service some airport locations. Advantage Expressway gives you a free reward instantly, every time you rent.
Signing up for Advantage Expressway is free and only takes a minute or two, so there's absolutely no reason not to do it.
Advantage Expressway replaced the former program, called Advantage Awards.
How Advantage Expressway Works
Anyone 21 years of age or older with a valid US driver's license is welcome to enroll in the program.
Advantage Expressway has four levels of membership:
- Base: This is the entry level, for up to two rentals. On your very first rental, you get an enrollment bonus, a Basic Upgrade Reward, for an upgrade your vehicle to the next available vehicle class when you arrive at the counter. You can apply your Basic Upgrade Reward to a reservation for an economy car, a compact car, an intermediate car, or a standard car to receive up to a full-size car. The reward cannot be applied to a full-size car or any other car class. All Expressway members are eligible to receive the Basic Upgrade Reward.
You'll also get a Free Day Reward. Advantage will remove one day's rate from a rental of at least two days (48 hours) in length. All Expressway members are eligible to receive the Free Day Reward.
In addition there's the Free Weekend Reward, which removes the cost of two days from a rental at least three days (72 hours) in length that includes a full weekend (Saturday and Sunday). All Expressway members are eligible to receive the Free Weekend Reward.
All Expressway members will have access to Advantage Expressway, the speedy-checkout line currently available at the following airport locations: MCO, LAS, SLC, DEN, HNL, PHX, LAX, and SFO.
- Silver: The next level up, for three and four rentals, brings all the perks of the Base level plus one more:
The Pit Stop Reward can be combined with other rewards. If you return the car with less than a full tank of gas, you will be charged only for the gas that you used at a rate of $2.50 per gallon. You will receive one Pit Stop Reward when you reach the Silver or Gold membership tier level. If you are at the Platinum tier level, you will have the option to apply the Pit Stop Reward to every rental.
- Gold: The next level up, for five or six rentals, brings all the perks of the Silver level plus one more:
Choose Your Perk lets you choose one of the following: a free toll package, which allows you to drive through unlimited tolls at no extra charge; a free car seat; or a free GPS unit.
- Platinum: The next level up, for seven or more rentals, brings all the perks of the Silver level plus one more:
The Platinum Upgrade Reward will upgrade your vehicle to the next available vehicle class. Unlike the Basic Upgrade Reward, the Platinum Upgrade Reward can also be applied to full-size cars, premium cars, intermediate SUVs, and standard minivans.
What Else to Know About Advantage Expressway
It typically takes seven to ten business days after returning your rental for your Reward to post to your account.
Rewards expire after 12 months from date of issue.
Rewards can only be used for future rentals. They cannot be redeemed for cash. Rewards are not transferrable.
Rewards are not eligible to be applied to rentals at affiliate and international locations. Rewards can only be applied to rentals at U.S. locations that are operated by Advantage Rent A Car.