National Car Rental is joining the ‘Gold Points’ program this fall. All U.S. National Car Rental locations will award ‘Gold Points’ at a rate of 350 ‘Gold Points’ per rental day. ‘Gold Points’ is a card-based, consumer loyalty program offering awards ranging from hotels stays to catalog merchandise. Consumers can obtain a ‘Gold Points’ card through a network partner or via the ‘Gold Points’ web site (www.goldpoints.com). With each transaction, the card is electronically scanned and a central database records the new points total. Rewards can also be redeemed via the company’s web site. As an option, cardholders can donate points through the Gold Points ‘SHARE’ program for non-profit organizations. In addition to National Car Rental, other ‘Gold Points’ national network partners are MCI WorldCom; SkyMall; Gold Connexions, a travel club; T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants; Radisson Hotels; and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.