I just love this forum! This is a two part question because I want to know what the best car rental rewards program (through the rental company) and what the best credit card program is that gives the most points/cash back/miles when I rent a car.
I do rent quite a bit from Avis but their loyalty program isn't much use to me because the rewards are for things like weekend days and I am almost never traveling on the weekend for work. By the way I say for work but mind you I am self employed and all extra savings translate into higher pay for me.
In the regions I travel most car rental companies are available and I suppose there is no preference for one or the other if I can save more.
Another important note is that class upgrades are meaningless to me. I am perfectly contempt with driving a small or midsize car that's cheaper. I would much rather pay less for a compact then pay the compact price for a higher class.
I am all ears for any ideas you guys may have!