Over the past month or two I’ve highlighted some great car rental promotions. While they are all available on the Promotions page of the blog, I wanted to remind you of these great deals and get them into one post so you can see which one works best for you, assuming you are looking to rent a car in the near future! I know when I originally posted the individual deals many readers saved lots of money, so hoping many of you can continue to benefit from this!

Avis: 

  • Get an intermediate SUV for $23/day (for weekend rentals) or $169/week. 
  • Get a standard SUV for $26/day (for weekend rentals) or $179/week. 
  • Available at both on airport and off airport locations 
  • A weekly rate requires a minimum of 5 consecutive days (with a 14 day maximum)
  • A weekend rental period begins Thursday at noon and the car must be returned by Monday at 11:50pm
  • AWD rate code: D039700 - You can reserve on this Avis site and the code will automatically be included
  • Here are some discount codes that you can try to combine with the AWD code above – use the one that will save you the most money:
    • MUWA018 – $25 off a weekly rental (must include Saturday night)
    • UUWA055 – Free upgrade on a compact through full size rental
    • MUWA236 – $5 off a 1-day weekend rental
    • MUWA237 – $10 off a 2-day weekend rental
    • MUWA238 – $15 off a 3-day weekend rental
    • MUWA239 – $20 off a 4-day weekend rental
  • Offer available through June 15, 2013
  • Detailed blog post

Budget:

  • Get an economy or compact car for $15/day
  • Get an SUV for $22/day
  • Only valid for weekend rentals
  • Only available for participating airport locations
  •  A weekly rate requires a minimum of 5 consecutive days (with a 14 day maximum), and a weekend rental starts at noon on Thursday and the car must be returned by Monday at 11:59pm
  • BCD Code: D454300 for the economy/compact car, or D454301 for the SUV car - You can reserve on this Budget site
  • Here are some discount codes that you can try to combine with the BCD code above – use the one that will save you the most money:
    • TUGZ003 – One free day on a weekend rental
    • MUGZ022 – $30 off a weekly rental (must include Saturday night)
    • UUGZ039 – Free upgrade on a compact through full size rental
    • MUGZ071 – $10 off a 2-day weekend rental
    • MUGZ072 – $15 off a 3-day weekend rental
    • MUGZ073 – $20 off a 4-day weekend rental
  • Offer available through June 15, 2013
  • Detailed blog post

Hertz: 

  • Get an economy or compact car for $14.99/day
  • Use AAA discount code (CPD code: 1805452) to receive an additional 10% off, bringing the rental rate down to $13.49/day
  • Available at both participating airport and non-airport locations in the U.S. (not including NY Metro and HI), Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico)
  • Valid for rental Thursday (noon) through Monday (noon)
  • RQ code: FRDM – You can reserve on this Hertz site 
  • Offer available through June 15, 2013
  • ** Also remember that Hertz is offering double points on all car rentals of 2+ days starting with your 2nd rental 
  • Detailed blog post

Enterprise

  • Get an economy or compact car for for $9.99/day
  • Available only at participating non-airport locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Valid for Friday through Monday rentals
  • 100 miles per day included
  • Check rates and make reservations here
  • Offer available through May 22, 2013
  • Detailed blog post

Enjoy your discounted car rental! Let me know how much you saved!

  • Humanoid94 said,

    Thank you for this very informative post! You saved me 50 dollars for a rental this weekend.

  • Michael said,

    Great info! I’m looking to rent for five days in LIH on nov 28? Any advice on a great rate? Right now the best I see is $300ai

  • Jennifer said,

    Right now with Hertz I am getting about $20 less using my states AAA CPD# and Save $40 on a weekly rental at airport locations by including PC#179841 in your reservation. I am at $78 and your listed “Use AAA discount code (CPD code: 1805452) to receive an additional 10% off, bringing the rental rate down to $13.49/day” puts me at $118.

  • SeaBass said,

    LIH and all Hawaiian islands are always ridiculously expensive. I found using American Airlines miles was the best deal. 5 days rental for me last Nov was 10,000 miles. Maybe more if you don’t have minimum AA status, but check it out.

  • Kay @ Travel Bug Diary blog said,

    Thanks for compiling these. I used the Hertz code in Tampa last month, and ended up spending less than $50 for a weekend rental. I hope these discounts will come back in the fall.

  • Elenor said,

    Total newbie question: I don’t want to EARN points with a car rental, I want to RENT a car using points… Is there a primer or tips-guide anywhere you know of? (Yes, I understand, not the best use of miles — but ‘needs must.’)

  • dealswelike said,

    @Elenor – I’ll put together a post for you. As you said, not a good usage of points at all, but what points do you have that you are looking to use? Also try carrental8.com to see if you can get a cheap rental.

  • Elenor said,

    Thanks! I’ve got 57k UR points; around 8k Delta pesos (as I’ve read they get called). I’ve currently reserved cars through Costco at very (very!) good prices; but would like to use up some of those UR points (saving the $$ is nearly more important than using the points “wisely”). But the car rentals I’m seeing through the UR Mall are all around 9k to 13K (and I have three car rentals: 11-14 June at LAX; 14-15 June at STS (my friends’ wedding up the coast); and then LAX again 15 through 18 June. (Right now: Avis just under $100, Alamo just under $100, and Budget just over $70.)
    Figuring to use my Ink Bold — I have that new AMEX rental-car insurance thing — but do not want to pay ~$75 across the 3 rentals! (I thought of renting a car at LAX for the whole week, and just parking it at LAX while I flew up to Sonoma — but I worry about it being damaged or stolen at LAX; and it seems a bit silly to have two rental cars on the same day!)

    And I have no data on which to plan this thing — very little familiarity with renting cars. My late husband would just rent from Hertz for $$ and we’d go. I need to be more careful (and cheap!)

    So, any advice you can give would be welcome!

  • MightyTravels said,

    Great post! I found the discount codes with Avis are giving me the best
    price usually. I used about half a dozen and it’s normally 50% (often
    80%). I never had trouble with the rentals and had some spectacular
    Mercedes upgrades in Europe.

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