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Old Feb 4, 12, 9:24 am   #1
 
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budget Wendie's Special Offer - budget rental car

http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/html...wendie_sp_2012
these are the weekly rates before taxes and fees:
economy 2- or 4-door 119.00
compact 2- or 4-door 119.00
intermediate 2- or 4-door 139.00
intermediate SUV pay at counter 139.00
premium 2- or 4-door 139.00
standard 2- or 4-door 149.00
full-size 2- or 4-door 149.00
standard SUV 159.00

i got a ford edge for $247.91 TOTAL
for a week in mia in may - june. now i have to figure out if i want this or the Avis deal. i also applied coupon code MUWZ023 which is supposed to get me $25 off, but fine print says no coupons so it may not allow it.

my Avis deal (Avis discount AWD S767700) was
Standard SUV Chevrolet Equinox or similar,
$259.67 USD for a week - $35 coupon (if they apply it) = $224.67
budget deal was
ford edge for $247.91 for a week - $25 coupon (if they apply it) = $222.91
so they are about the same.
think i might light the edge better than the Equinox, but still not sure.
they both have the same sunpass rates for fla.
i was really wanted a convertible so i have these as a backup plan and will see what i can find for last minute deals. i wonder if i called a few days ahead, if they would switch me to something else since the standard rate for these suv's are higher are about the same as a premium or standard convertible. also been looking at sixt, they are only in fla, but have more upscale cars like bmw or mb, just their reviews are either 10's or 0's with no middle ground.

the fine print:
Nationwide Offer


economy or compact - $17/weekend day or as low as $119/week
intermediate SUV - $22/weekend day or as low as $139/week

terms and conditions:

•Offer can be reserved now for pick-up between now and June 15, 2012.
•Offer valid at participating corporate owned Budget airport locations in the U.S. (excluding but not limited to New York metro area; Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii).
•Offer valid on the following car classes: economy (class A), compact (class B) & intermediate SUV (class F).
•Weekend rental period begins Thursday at noon and car must be returned by Monday 11:59 p.m. or higher rate may apply. A minimum one day rental is required. A Friday night keep is required.
•To use this offer, reservation must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of pickup.
•Use offer code (BCD) D454300 to take advantage of this offer.
•Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times, including some online rates at Budget.com.
•Offers may not be available during holiday and other blackout periods; rate surcharges during peak periods may apply. Blackouts include, but may not be limited to the following:
February 1-5: Indianapolis, IN (08084);
February 9-15, 2012: Portland Intl Airport (PDX), Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA), and Seattle Downtown;
February 9- March 18, 2012: Denver Intl. Airport (DEN), Eagle County Airport (EGE), Colorado Springs Airport (COS), Aspen-Sardy Field Airport (ASE), Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN), Boise Airport (BOI), Idaho Falls Municipal Airport (IDA), Pocatello Regional Airport, Idaho (PIH), Magic Valley Regional Airport, Idaho (TWF), Friedman Memorial Airport, Idaho (SUN), Bozeman Airport, Montana (BZN), Bert Mooney Airport, Montana (BTM), Helena Regional Airport, Montana (HLN), Albuquerque Airport (ABQ), Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO), and Denver Downtown;
February 16–27, 2012: Arizona;
February 22–26, 2012: Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO), Daytona Beach Airport (DAB), Melbourne Intl. Airport (MLB);
February 16–21, 2012enver (08052), Salt Lake City (08262), Reno (09921);
March 1–31, 2012: Sky Harbor Intl Airport (PHX); March 29 - April 2, 2012: New Orleans, LA (08515);
March 29 – April 8, 2012: Florida and Arizona;
April 5 – 8, 2012: Florida (excluding Pensacola) (07834, 07927, 08236, 08237, 08239, 08240, 08241, 08242, 08244);
April 16 – 26, 2012: Raleigh (08983);
May 3-5, 2012: Louisville Dist (08043, 07585);
May 24-27, 2012: Indianapolis Dist (08084);
May 24–28; 2012: NY OPS (8016), Boston OPS (08119), Indianapolis Dist (08084), Charleston Dist (08984).
•Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other discount number, coupon, promotion or offer and is subject to change without notice.
•Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, and customer facility charges ($10/contract in California) may apply and are extra.
•Optional items such as LDW ($29.99/day or less) are extra.
•Renter must meet Budget age, driver and credit requirements.
•Minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years of age.
•Rate surcharges apply during peak periods.
•Fuel charges are extra.
•Offer based on U.S. currency.
•Offer applies to round-trip rentals only. Car must be returned to renting location.

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Old Feb 4, 12, 10:07 am   #2
 
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Thanks mtbmtb01

Your Wendies tip saved me about $50.00 in FLL for February 22 - 28
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Old Feb 4, 12, 7:54 pm   #3
 
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Good find.
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Old Feb 5, 12, 1:23 am   #4
 
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Very helpful, the offer cut the cost of a week long rental from SFO in half.
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Old Feb 5, 12, 1:25 pm   #5
 
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The really good part about these codes is they work at many of the Budget licensees.
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Old Feb 7, 12, 10:36 am   #6
 
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friday night keep is required for BOTH weekend and weekly or just weekend? i tried a sunday thru thursday and didn't get the low rates
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Old Feb 7, 12, 12:30 pm   #7
 
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friday night keep is required for BOTH weekend and weekly or just weekend? i tried a sunday thru thursday and didn't get the low rates
Click on the Wendies link in the first post and read the T&C's
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Old Feb 7, 12, 12:43 pm   #8
 
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Click on the Wendies link in the first post and read the T&C's
i did that, which is why i asked the question. the friday night required appears on the line that discusses the WEEKEND rental.
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Old Feb 7, 12, 4:41 pm   #9
 
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I see but thank you for pointing out the fact. Strangely while I was checking out the facts on Budgets website my rate dropped $25.00 more. I do not know how or why but it did so I owe you a

THANK YOU!!
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Old Feb 8, 12, 12:43 pm   #10
 
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thank you for posting

long time lurker 1st time poster.........thank you I thought I knew all codes saved 1/2 of original DEN minivan reservation to mid size suv. thanks again.

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Old Feb 17, 12, 5:02 pm   #11
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This rate has helped my friends renting in Arizona April, cutting big bucks ($100s) off weekly rentals for SUVs. Unfortunately, won't work next week for me due to blackout in Arizona then.

Another rate (for AVIS) S767700 if you must travel in March does work to bring prices down on intermediate SUVs

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Old Feb 17, 12, 5:37 pm   #12
 
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This rate has helped my friends renting in Arizona April, cutting big bucks ($100s) off weekly rentals for SUVs. Unfortunately, won't work next week for me due to blackout in Arizona then.

Another rate (for AVIS) S767700 if you must travel in March does work to bring prices down on intermediate SUVs
the avis deal works for Standard SUV too.
mine in mia came up :
Standard SUV Chevrolet Equinox or similar.

i have also noticed that the budget deal includes standard elite SUV -
FORD EXPLORER 2WD or similar .
for only $169/week ($10 more than the edge for me)
this was what it worked out to be, but i think i would just as soon have the edge:
Rate ( USD )
169.00 car
0.00 options 0.00 equipment & services 0.00 protections
90.67 taxes & fees 16.99 total taxes73.68 total fees
$ 259.67 TOTAL
DW rate terms
6 day 18 hour rental unlimited free miles 4 day 3 hour minimum rental required 14 day maximum rental allowed

does anyone know how likely i would get an edge if i request it, or will i get the "or similar"?
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Old Feb 21, 12, 3:56 am   #13
 
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This offer is amazing!!

It saves me over $700 on a BMW 5-series two week rental and LDW and SLI are both included.

A couple of weeks back when I checked the prices, I had to pay $1800 for a two week rental.

Now it's down to $1100 using this BCD.
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Old Mar 1, 12, 3:35 pm   #14
 
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Do they ever ask for fine print? or I should have some alternate plans in case if they reject?
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Old Mar 4, 12, 7:33 pm   #15
 
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can this be combined with coupon codes?
Does anyone have a good coupon code?
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