I have a two week rental in the $1,000 range coming up in Italy. I found a very good publicly available rate through Budget and made a (non-pre-paid) reservation. None of the other majors has a rate anywhere near this one. I'm curious as to whether anyone has advice on getting the rate lower, or how to earn the maximum number of points in any program for this rental. I did try to searching through CostCo and their "lowest price finder" only found a more expensive rate at Avis. They did have some coupons for Budget, but not applied to Italy where I presume the operation is run by a concessionaire.