Discount for any car rental in PHX

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  1. jakem4800

    jakem4800 Silver Member

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    The cheapest I see is $88/day after taxes, any better deal or discount codes? I may just have to call the car my hotel for the one night I'll be there... Jeez
     
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    Have you looked at the Entertainment Book rates -- they're usually pretty good and include things like a percentage off, or a free day, or dollars off etc

    I would expect cars at PHX to be hard to come by for Superbowl weekend, to say nothing of rates.

    Bob H
     
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    A free day on a one day rental means the rental company loses money on each sale, but makes up for it in volume. ;)

    (Usually the Entertainment rates and discounts require more than one day, weekend stays, etc., as they are leisure rates. Business travelers doing one day rentals tend to be soakable, as it were.)

    OP: Try Priceline/Hotwire?
     
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    You might look at some 2nd tier providers like Fox Rent a car or Advantage. Sometimes they have better deals locally than the majors. Usually at a trade off for more time checking in and the location might be worse, etc.
     
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  5. jakem4800

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    I was able to call national who I have executive status with and they gave me a rate of $95 total.. I guess I'd rather give them the $ rather then Payless car rental which was the $88.. Hotwire and Priceline came up short.. The last option is to watch the prices as the time gets closer maybe they won't be in as high demand as they think they will be
     
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    This would be a good time to burn Hertz points, or a free National 1-2-Free day. ;)

    Also, Zipcar has Phoenix-based cars. Might work if you only need it briefly. Silvercar is running a $59/day special through February (though you are probably SOL if your trip overlaps the Super Bowl).
     
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    One night tends to often mean 2 days....
     
  8. jakem4800

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    I see what you mean but 1pm-1pm is my day rental which makes it 24 hours ;)
     
  9. flyforawg

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    What day are you looking for?
     
  10. jakem4800

    jakem4800 Silver Member

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    Feb 1 - return February 2
     
  11. flyforawg

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    68.36 with Payless is the cheapest I saw. That includes taxes and fees.
    http://www.carrentals.com/us/search/phx/2015-02-01-13-00/phx/2015-02-02-13-00
    I'd check back at the link daily. Sometimes you get lucky just a few days before. One of the companies might try to move a car for cheaper if they aren't renting as many as they think they could be.
     
  12. miles and smiles
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    try autoslash
     
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