What are some ways to get cheap car rentals?


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Ways to get cheaper car rentals include using discount codes, bundling a car rental with other parts of the trip, and testing different rental dates to compare rates. To find the best deals, the renter should compare rates using a variety of services, including the car rental company websites and other travel booking sites, such as Expedia.com, Travelocity.com and Orbitz.com.

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Car rental companies usually allow renters to enter a discount or promo code to lower the price of a car rental. If the renter doesn't have a discount code, he can check sites that collect these codes, such as KeyCode.com and RetailMeNot.com as of 2015.

Purchasing a vacation package often results in a lower rate than if the renter purchases each item separately. These packages typically bundle the renter's car rental, hotel room and flight, although packages are available that bundle two out of three of these services. These packages are available on travel booking sites.

Car rental companies charge different rates per day. Popular days, such as weekends, typically cost more than other days. Renters can sometimes save money by renting a car for a week to get the weekly rate instead of renting it for fewer days at the daily rate.

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