Alexa, rent me an Avis: Amazon user discounts

 

In the latest cross-platform tie-up, Amazon and Avis have teamed up to direct Amazon customers to Avis rentals, and offering Amazon gift-cards as rebates on the deal.

Starting later this month in the U.S., and eventually in other markets, Amazon customers who sign in to Avis with their Amazon accounts are being offered 10% back on time and mileage charges, and discounts up to 30% on basic Avis rates. For reservations made using Amazon's Alexa app, the rebate is 20%.

The rebates are in the form of Amazon electronic gift cards, deposited into the renter's Amazon account within 48 hours of returning the car. Taxes, fees and extras are not included in the total used for calculating rebate.

For those interested in what the 'fees' and 'extras' look like, here's a list from the Avis website: "Fees (including but not limited to Air Conditioning Excise Recovery Fee, Concession Recovery Fee, Vehicle License Recovery Fee, Energy Recovery Fee, Tire Management Fee, and Frequent Traveler Fee) and surcharges (including but not limited to Customer Facility Charge and Environmental Fee Recovery Charge). 

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