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Car Rental Savings
Date: November 21, 2007
Author: David Smidt, SeniorDiscounts
Virtually all major car rental agencies offer some form of senior discount. Discounts can range anywhere from 5% to 20% off the rental companies standard rates and most of the discounts offered are good for those 50 years of age and older.
While some rental agencies may require membership in a senior association, most will typically extend the same discount to non-members; you just have to ask for it.
Car rental agencies are continually offering special offers and promotions, and although most guarantee they will provide you with the best deal available, it is always smart to compare the rates of the current special with those of the senior discount.
You should also compare rates among two or three different car rental agencies. Although many car rental agencies are now owned by the same parent companies, the prices can vary by as much as 20%. Comparing prices has become much easier with their online reservation systems, as many car rental web sites will provide the final rental price with any associated discounts already applied.
If you can not locate their senior rates or senior discount information on their web sites, you may have to have a promotional/coupon code to receive the discount. We have many of these codes listed in the search area on the SeniorDiscounts.com's web site.
Below, we have highlighted some of the companies that provide senior discounts. You can see more details and other car rental discounts in the search area on the SeniorDiscounts.com's web site.
Alamo - Alamo offers SeniorDiscounts members unlimited mileage and year-round discounts of up to 10% off Alamo's rates. Request I.D. Number 706768. (50+)
Avis - SeniorDiscounts Members receive up to a 10% discount. Use Promotional Code D897500 when making a reservation online. Visit the SeniorDiscounts.com web site for restrictions and web site links. (50+)
Budget - SeniorDiscounts members receive up to a 10% discount. Use Promotional Code Y620600 when making a reservation online. Visit the SeniorDiscounts.com web site for restrictions and web site links. (50+)
Dollar - Drivers 50 years and older can save up to 10% on most rentals with Dollar's Silver Dollar Club. Members also receive unlimited rental car mileage, and there is no charge for additional drivers listed on the car rental agreement. Membership is free. (50+)
Enterprise - Enterprise offers a free upgrade to people over the age of 50. The upgrade is valid on all vehicles up to a full size car and is subject to availability. You must mention that you are 50 years or older when picking up the vehicle. (50+)
Hertz - AARP members receive discounts up to 15%. Hertz recommends comparing the AARP rates with other rates, as lower prices may be available. (50+)
National Car Rental - Members of SeniorDiscounts can enjoy the benefits of National's Business Partner Program. Members receive complimentary membership in National's Emerald Club (a $50 value). Their "Best Rating" ensures you receive the lowest available rate. (50+)
Thrifty - Receive 5% or more on regular rental rates. Call the reservations department to receive this discount. (55+)
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