I want to give you some tips to save money on weekly car rentals.
The first tip is to look for car rental specials that are advertised by the popular rental companies - it's as easy as checking their websites.
Quite often there will be a list of specials right on their site's homepage or you can also look for a tab for special offers or deals.
When you're looking to get the cheap weekly car rentals, you'll want to do some research to make sure that that promotional offer will work with the your particular requirements.
Some offers are location specific. The offer may only be available at an airport car rental, some only at off airport or neighborhood locations. Many weekly specials will only be available in certain cities or at participating locations in certain states.
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Make sure to verify exactly what is required to qualify for a weekly rate for that particular car rental company. As a general rule, a weekly car rental will require a 5 day minimum and usually must include a Saturday night overstay.
Keep in mind that with most deals on weekly car rentals, the value may only apply to the first 7 days. For example, if you see a special that advertised $35 off a weekly rental and you want to rent a car for 2 weeks, the $35 will only come off once, not for each week. However if the special includes a percentage off a weekly rental, the percentage savings will generally apply to the full period of the rental, as long as the vehicle is returned before the maximum rental period that is specified.
Many types of deals will only be offerred 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. Make sure to check if the expiration date is the date that the rental must be picked up by, or if it is the date by which the vehicle must be returned.
Remember, if you can't find a cheap weekly 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 when looking to save money on weekly car rentals... or any rental!