Budget Car Rental Discount

I’m usually an Avis guy (recent problems notwithstanding). But sometimes the rates from other car companies are just too good.

I recently booked a colleague on a 13-day full size rental with Budget that came to $295 — that’s $22.69 a day including taxes and fees. Their United Airlines special offer gives miles and a real 10% – 15% off the best web rate.

Not always useful, but one for the arsenal.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I recently rented a car from Budget in Providence, RI. While my experience with Budtget is normally good, this was, without a doubt, the worst run Budget Rental car location in the country. I will never rent from this location again. It took over 1 hour to get my car and I am a Fastbreak member. To make matters worse, the lady handling customer service was rude and completely befuddled as the whole day appeared to be a disaster. I wondered where a Manager was in the place as they had a lot of Budget people running around in what appeared to be complete and utter chaos. Finally, they must have rented me the wrong car according to waht had been set up in advance as I was assessed a toll violation for someone driving my car in Newark, NJ while I had never left the Providence area.

    Way to add insult to injury Budget!

  2. I rented a car from Budget Ireland this summer. The reservation counter had given me a special price because I am using a Amex Gold card. But the guy at Shannon Airport did not accept it and I had to pay twice the amount. Any other rental company could have done a better deal. Be careful when renting car at Budget Shannon Airport!!!

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