How to Save Money on
Weekend Car Rentals

I want to give you some tips to save money on weekend car rentals.

The first basic tip is to look for car rental specials that are offered by your favorite providers -- start there!

If you go to car rental company websites you will often see a tab for deals or specials, and they often have their best or current offers advertised right on the home page.

When you're looking to get a lower price quote, you'll want to do some research to make sure that that special or deal will work with the rental that you want to do.

    Some weekend specials are location specific. The offer may only be available at an airport car rental, some only at off airport or neighborhood locations. Many weekend specials will only be available in certain cities or at participating locations in certain states.

    Make sure to verify exactly what is required to qualify for a weekend rate for that particular company. For some companies you can pick up as early as Thursday, while some will only allow pick up on Friday or Saturday.

    For all weekend car rental deals there will be a restriction as to when the vehicle must be returned; this is usually on Mondays. If you return the vehicle later than Monday, you will be charged a higher rate.

    Most weekend deals will only be offered on certain size or classes of vehicles. Make sure that your vehicle preference is included.

    Lastly, make sure to carefully read all terms and conditions listed with any specials that you're looking to book. Look for any blackout dates, advanced booking requirements and the expiration date.

Remember, if you can't find a weekend car rental special to meet your needs, make sure to check to see if you qualify for a car rental discount code from an association or professional membership that will help lower your rate. And, as always, do a lot of comparison shopping and book your rental as far in advance as you can!

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