budget intermediate SUV - $22/weekend day or as low as $139/week

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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.


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, 2012:Denver (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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Avis's seems better; everyone applies coupons of $30-35, fine print notwithstanding

Can someone please link to the Avis deal. I can't get close to that price on their site.

SinglePapa said:   Avis's seems better; everyone applies coupons of $30-35, fine print notwithstanding
my Avis deal 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.

Great posts my friend! The only thing, it seems, you're taking "car group" too literally. I don't know Budget, but when Avis group indicates Equinox - you in fact may be getting any SUV but Chev Equinox, depending on location/day

Thanks OP. I have been looking for a decent Rate at TPA. This is the best deal I've seen so far.

TPA what dates? how much all-in?

Holy crap. This is a great deal. Reserved an SUV at LAX for $139.00/week ($184 total w/ taxes and fees). Compared with $400-500 anywhere else.

isn't Avis offer $10 lower?

I'm assuming you can't, but does anyone know if there's a way to combine this with the USAA BCD? I'm 24 until next month, and as a USAA member, was planning on using that to waive the underage fee, but the prices still aren't great.

For a week out of Seattle, intermediate SUV, I'm getting:
With USAA Code: $584.30
With Offer: $242.15 (plus $27/day fee = $431.15 - still better, but not great)

Similar scenario with the Avis deal:
With USAA Code: $553.27
With Offer: $268.19 (plus $27/day fee = $457.19)

Budget Receipt
GREAT find OP!

I just returned my Budget Dodge Avenger week rental from Dallas Love Field for $139.34 TOTAL, including all taxes and high airport fee, + got 350 airline miles + 1YR Free Budget Travel magazine + CB

Note: I wanted to return in 97 hours, but agreement stated minimum rental of 99 hours, and their phone CSR ran that scenario and found the $25 coupon code would have been removed. So, I parked it for a couple more days then returned it.

See attached receipt.

BCD: D454300
Don't forget CB + your Budget RapidRez #!

Thank you, just booked an explorer for 9 days for$357. Standard cars were $450 for same period.

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