No discount code required to take advantage of these low rates.Reserve and pick up a one-way car rental Thursday – Friday at a participating airport location and drop off at a participating downtown location within 12 hours.Reserve and pick up a one-way car rental Sunday – Monday at a participating downtown and drop off at a participating airport location within 12 hours.
Car Class Rate   Route Day(s)
Economy $9.99   Airport to Downtown Thursday, Friday
Compact $9.99   Downtown to Airport Sunday, Monday

https://www.budget.com/en/offers/us-offers/one-way-airport-car-rentals
Intermediate $9.99      
Standard $9.99      
Full-Size $9.99


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Nice find OP.

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Extra fees....still may save some $$$

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nightowlrn said:   Extra fees....still may save some $$$
  

what extra fees? Gas is included, you decline the insurance. tax is extra on all taxable items.

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Nice deal. Most major cities are participating too.

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Most people aren't heading to Downtown

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This is interesting, but it looks like there are very specific downtown locations where you need to drop the car (not just any downtown Budget location). If that's correct, that makes this much less appealing.

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Have to appreciate the rental's marketing strategy vs crowd-sourced ride sharing.

Of course... if you drop the car off in said downtown spot, then uber to your actual destination.... oh the irony.

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I have a trip in November that I could definitively take advantage of this for (Monday midday flight and listed Budget location 3 blocks from hotel) and it's cheaper than Lyft's estimate for a ride back to the airport even with taxes.

Budget would probably pay their employees to move these cars anyways so they're saving money and gaining revenue.

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Big thank you OP! I have a trip next month and this lead saved me some money.

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I am getting $14.99, not $9.99

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This is perfect for me on an upcoming weekend trip.  It gets me to sight see for the day and I can dump the car before picking up a different on the next morning for the rest of my trip. 

Although I do have to laugh that the Toyota Prius is only $499 for the same time that other cars are $9.99.  

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They will likely add in:

Airport recovery fee
Concession fee recovery
Tourism Assessment
Vehicle License Fee
State Tax

and a bunch of other jibberish that lets them charge 40% more than what they quote... I rent 40-50 times per year

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jd2010 said:   They will likely add in:

Airport recovery fee
Concession fee recovery
Tourism Assessment
Vehicle License Fee
State Tax

and a bunch of other jibberish that lets them charge 40% more than what they quote... I rent 40-50 times per year

  
Per my reservation, I'm only being charged Vehicle License Fee and State Tax. This is in Charleston, SC.

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I've tried LAX to LG1 (Union Station) and all the other DTLA locations for about 8 different Thurs/Fri dates in Sept and Oct and the lowest I see is $35.10+.
The FlyAway bus to/from LAX to/from Union Station is $9.75/ea so the $9.99 would be cheaper than having 2 or more people pay for the FlyAway bus, but I couldn't find any dates that worked for LAX to anywhere in DTLA.. 

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devyanks90 said:   
jd2010 said:   They will likely add in:

Airport recovery fee
Concession fee recovery
Tourism Assessment
Vehicle License Fee
State Tax

and a bunch of other jibberish that lets them charge 40% more than what they quote... I rent 40-50 times per year

  
Per my reservation, I'm only being charged Vehicle License Fee and State Tax. This is in Charleston, SC.

  
Agree with you on this.But Uber is catching up as well with booking fee,cancellation fee.Just the name of the fees are different.Personally I still prefer ride sharing services like Uber/Lyft etc in unknown downtown locations just purely parking/finding your way in narrow streets etc.But yes overall this is a great deal.

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I've done this before. If you do it to an airport make sure to give yourself an extra half hour, especially if the rental car return lot is off-site.

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jerosen said:   Nice deal. Most major cities are participating too.
  how do u know? do they have a list of what airports that participates? i tried my 2 near and major airports but they all charge $24 or more. (i tried both thursday-friday and sunday-monday days).

how do we know if the airport is participating in this deal besides the price? does it have some special red stick labeled 12 hr rentals or something?
 

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Thanks OP

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microkelvin said:   
  how do u know? do they have a list of what airports that participates? i tried my 2 near and major airports but they all charge $24 or more. (i tried both thursday-friday and sunday-monday days).

how do we know if the airport is participating in this deal besides the price? does it have some special red stick labeled 12 hr rentals or something?

  
The list, taken from Budget's website:
City Description Airport Downtown
Austin AUS APO Austin, TX DT
    Round Rock, TX
     
Baltimore BALTIMORE, MD APO LANHAM, MD
    UNION STN,WASH,DC
    ARLINGTON VA
    COLLGE PK HOL INN
    CONN AVE WASH DC
    M ST WASHINGTON
     
Boston LOGAN APO BOSTON CAMBRIDGE, MA DTN
     
Charleston CHS APO CHARLESTON,SC DTN
     
Charlotte CLT APO HILTON CHARLOTTE
     
Chicago ORD APO GURNEE IL Sears
Chicago MDW APO HIGHLAND PARK IL
    ROCKFORD APO IL
    ROMEOVILLE, IL
    SKOKIE IL
    STREAMWOOD IL
    CHERRY VALE Sears
    LINCOLNWOOD, IL
    OAK LAWN,IL
    ORLAND PARK,IL
    SKOKIE,IL DTN
    EVANSTON,IL DTN
    AURORA, IL
    ST.CHARLES, IL
    AURORA, IL Sears
    OAK BROOK Sears
    OAK PARK,IL
    NAPERVILLE,IL
    LIBERTYVILLE, IL
    CHICAGO, IL
    LOMBARD,IL
    LISLE IL
    SCHAUMBURG,IL
    ADDISON, IL
    NL IN PROGRESS
    ELMWOOD PARK, IL
    HYATT WOODFIELD
    LIBERTYVILLE IL
    CHICAGO RIDGE SRS
    DOWNERS GROVE IL
    ELK GROVE VILLAGE
    LAKE ZURICH IL
    NAPERVILLE, IL
    CRYSTAL LAKE IL
    NILES IL Sears
    LOGAN SQUARE
    JOLIET IL Sears
    WEST DUNDEE Sears
    MERRILLVILLE
    North Loop, Chicago, IL
    Wabash, Chicago, IL
    Lakeview, Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Logan Square
    South Wabash
     
Cincinnati CVG APO Fairfield, OH
    Mason, OH
    West Chester, OH
    Sharonville, OH
     
Cleveland CLE APO Shaker Heights, OH
Cleveland CAK APO Beachwood, OH
    Cleveland, OH DT
    Akron, OH DT
    Akron/Fairlawn, OH
     
Columbus CMH APO Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH
    Busch Blvd, Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ohio
     
Dallas DFW APO GRAPEVINE TX DTN
Dallas DAL APO ADDISON TX
    DOWNTOWN DALLAS
    G. PRAIRIE/N. ARL
    GRAND PRAIRIE S
    LEWISVILLE, TX
    S FORT WORTH
    THE COLONY TX DT
    CEDAR HILL, TX
    PLANO S/ N DALLAS
    DT FORTH WORTH
    FT WORTH NORTH
    N. ARLINGTON TX
    LEWISVILLE TX
    ARLNGTON TX
    Sears HURST TX
    IRVING TX Sears
    VV Sears AUTO
    FT WORTH DTWN TX
    DUNCANVILLE
    IRVING, TX
    FT WORTH Sears
    S ARLINGTON TX
    DUNCANVILLE TX
    IRVING TX
    FRISCO TX Sears
    W FT WORTH SRS BG
    FRISCO MAIN
     
Dayton DAY APO Springfield, OH
    Dayton, OH DT
     
Denver DEN APO DT Denver, 20th and Welton
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder, CO East
    Aurora, CO
    Quebec, Denver
     
Detroit DTW Airport JXN Airport
    LAN Airport
    GRR Airport
    TROY MI
    FARMINGTON MI
    PONTIAC BUDGET
    MACOMB TWP
    ROYAL OAK MI
    WESTLAND MICHIGAN
    Waterford,MI
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS
    DEARBORN,MI Sears
    BRIGHTON MI BG
    CLAWSON Sears
    STERLING HEIGHTS
    BIRMINGHAM, MI
    ANN ARBOR MI
    LIVONIA
    SOUTHFIELD,MI
     
Fayetteville XNA APO Fayetteville, AR Sears
     
Houston IAH APO WEST RD I45 NORTH
Houston HOU APO THE WOODLANDS
    WEST HOUSTON
    RICHEY ROAD
    BAYTOWN Sears
    Spring TX BUDGET
    CYPRESS TX
    MED CTR
    HWY 6
    CINCO
    ELDRIDGE
    CLEARLAKE
    MISSOURI CITY TX
    TEXAS CITY Sears
    ATASCOSITA
    SAM HOUSTON PKWY
    WALLISVILLE
    PASADENA Pep Boys
    MAGNOLIA TX BG
    TOMBALL
    CONROE
    RELIANT CENTER
    WEST CHASE HOUSTN
    SUGAR LAND TX
    CHAMPIONS
    MEMORIAL CITY SRS
    NW EXP HOUSTON TX
    Sears WILLOWBROOK
    PEARLAND TX
    BRAZORIA CNTY/DOW
    DOWNTOWN
    NORTH LOOP
    RICHMOND
    SOUTHWEST FREEWAY
    WESTHEIMER
    FRY RD
     
Indianapolis IND APO MUNCIE IN Sears
    LAFAYETTE IN
    BLOOMINGTON,IN
    TERRE HAUTE,IN
    ANDERSON, IN DTN
    COLUMBUS, IN
    KOKOMO, IN
     
Knoxville TYS APO Kingston Pike
     
Minneapolis MSP APO St. Paul, MN DT
    Minneapolis, MN DT
    Brooklyn Center
     
Nashville BNA APO NASHVILLE, TN DTN
    NORTH FIRST ST
    MURFREESBORO, TN
    COOL SPRINGS TN
     
New Orleans MSY APO NEW ORLEANS, LA
     
New York NEWARK, NJ APO E 31 NYC
New York JFK APO/JAMAICA W 49 NYC
New York LAGUARDIA APO E 87TH NYC
    E9TH NYC
    BROOKLYN NY
     
Oklahoma City OKC APO OKLAHOMA CITY,OK
    NORMAN Sears BDGT
    NORTH OKLA CITY
     
Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, PA RACE ST PHILA
    30TH ST, PHL, PA
    HILTON HTL PHILA
     
Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH APO,PA PENN HILLS PA
    OAKLAND,PA BUDGET
    STANWIX ST. PA
     
Portland PDX APO PORTLAND, OR DTN
     
Providence TF GREEN APO DT PROVIDENCE, RI
     
     
Raleigh RDU APO DURHAM, NC DTN
     
St. Louis STL APO COLLINSVILLE IL
    ST. PETERS MO
    ARNOLD MO
    MANCHESTER/STL
    CHESTERFIELD,MO
    Columbia MO
    JEFFERSON CITY MO
    WEBSTER GROVES,MO
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    SWANSEA BUDGET
    OFALLON
    CLAYTON
    CITY CENTER HTL
     
San Francisco SFO APO SF-POST STREET
    SF-FISHERMAN'S WHARF
    SF- HYATT REGENCY
    SF-HOWARD STREET
     
Savannah SAV APO SAVANNAH, GA DTN
     
Seattle SEA APO SEATTLE, WA
    FINANCIAL,SEATTLE
    4TH AVENUE
     
Tulsa TUL APO TULSA, OK
    BROKEN ARROW OK
    TULSA OK DOWNTOWN
     
Washington DC WASHINGTON DC LANHAM, MD
Washington DC DULLES AIRPORT UNION STN,WASH,DC
    ARLINGTON VA
    COLLGE PK HOL INN
    CONN AVE WASH DC
    M ST WASHINGTON

  

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Thank you, I did not know about this. It sure is cheaper than paying parking.

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I'm possibly looking for a one way rental from Ohio to Florida around Christmas. I was going to try to string 2 of these deals together (first day to Knoxville/Chattanooga/Atlanta, then pickup a second car on second day to Tampa), but the 150 mile limit kills it. Usually when we get closer to Christmas the car rental places need extra vehicles down in FL and will offer some great deals, so I'll wait a little while. Right now Enterprise wants $500 for one-way one-day rental. I was able to get a one-day one-way for about $100 for the same route a couple years ago.

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not bad. thanks op

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Cancelled existing reservation with National and re-booked with Budget, Saved $71. Thanks Op!

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I could have used this last week. To save my family the hassle, I took Lyft in Detroit from the airport to a suburb of Warren. It cost me $51 including tip one way. This was right by the hotel we were staying at, it would have been $15.01. I'll try this in the future. Thanks OP!

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Anybody actually used this yet? When you reserve, the reservation rates unlimited miles instead of 150 miles and no mention of free gas when picking up from city to airport.

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Closing this out. Despite rental agreement stating fuel surcharge if not return same level, return agent confirmed gas is included.

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Nice find. Saved this deal for my next trip

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