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I found the Costco code to be pretty good for the dates i was checking. But of course there is no rule

Coupon Codes
(There are way more out there I just personally found these to be most helpful)

$10                                          MUWZ164
Free weekend day                     TUFZ015 or TUGZ022
20$ off min 4 day rental            MUWZ166
Upgrade                                   UUCZ002
$35 Off weekly Rental               MUGZ165


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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2017, 12:14:52 AM »
Extra 3 days.
I returned the car on the 4th, the receipt (which was generated on Sept 14) shows I had the car till the 7th.
Wow. Classic car rental horror story. You should be able to fight it easily, though. Especially, if you could show them you flew back that day.

I had two very good experiences with Budget. In general, I've noticed that, at least, with the national car rental agencies, these types of stories, are branch specific, and are not a result of corporate policy and outlook. Certain branches are more likely to mess up and/or treat customers like garbage.

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: September 29, 2017, 02:50:29 PM »
Rented twice with budget, two terrible experiences.

1. Arrived at 2.30 am as per RSVP and no car available, even though prepaid. Refused initially to give us any other car besides our RSVP even though there were none (SUV). They told us to wait in cold in middle of night with 3 kids, after half hour the agent agreed to give us another class car.
This was a 7 months  ago, received $50 voucher and $25 return to CC

2. A couple weeks ago, returned car at 6am... No body to check in, only agent by the desk... Just looked at CC statement and online... The car wasn't 'checked in' for three days and I got a charge of >$400.
CS is not open now, anyone have experience with this?
I did mention this today on review and email to CS.
2. Resolved, received an updated e-receipt.
    Just don't understand how they did that. According to customer service, they only checked in the car 10 days after I dropped it off and manually entered an extra three days.

Checked in by Fabio..
fabio.rivas@avisbudget.com
Who of course responded to a poor survey but fails to respond to further emails.

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2018, 05:15:14 PM »
One way rentals:

https://www.budget.com/en/offers/us-offers/one-way-airport-car-rentals?ICID=bg-all-170830-op-s2-onewayairport

See the details below on the site.
up to 12 hours. 150 Free miles.

Sample Cities;
BWI - Baltimore Boston St.
IAD - Baltimore Boston St.
LGA - Brooklyn.

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: June 04, 2018, 04:03:39 PM »
how does it work by budget? if i make a rental for 2 months will i have to go down after 30 days or they renew it themselves?

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
have to go down
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2018, 08:47:21 AM »
any way to get a one way rental for cheaper?

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 16, 2018, 05:17:03 PM »
Rented twice with budget, two terrible experiences.

1. Arrived at 2.30 am as per RSVP and no car available, even though prepaid. Refused initially to give us any other car besides our RSVP even though there were none (SUV). They told us to wait in cold in middle of night with 3 kids, after half hour the agent agreed to give us another class car.
This was a 7 months  ago, received $50 voucher and $25 return to CC

2. A couple weeks ago, returned car at 6am... No body to check in, only agent by the desk... Just looked at CC statement and online... The car wasn't 'checked in' for three days and I got a charge of >$400.
CS is not open now, anyone have experience with this?
I did mention this today on review and email to CS.
massage me if you want a email add of supervisor that was very helpful to me
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2018, 01:02:28 AM »
Has anyone rented with budget from denver airport
Am reading horrible reviews bout their service

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: August 02, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
Anyone ever had luck adding windshield insurance during the rental?
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2018, 04:06:44 PM »
Anyone ever had luck adding windshield insurance during the rental?
Windshield insurance has to be done separate?
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2018, 04:12:04 PM »
Windshield insurance has to be done separate?
I rented with my CSR. not sure if they will cover windshield.
I know with regular car insurance, glass is a separate coverage.
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 02, 2018, 05:39:50 PM »
I rented with my CSR. not sure if they will cover windshield.
I know with regular car insurance, glass is a separate coverage.
Not by all insurance companies.

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2018, 02:47:35 AM »
I rented with my CSR. not sure if they will cover windshield.
I know with regular car insurance, glass is a separate coverage.
My regular car insurance does cover glass, maybe differs from company to company.
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 04, 2018, 10:46:06 AM »
Windshield insurance has to be done separate?
Israel.

AFAIK CSR covers windshield, it's only the Israeli car rental providers who like to exclude it so they can make more money.
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 04, 2018, 03:20:55 PM »
Thanks,
Should I bother paying $25 to try and fix it before I return
Rather not have the hassle with the insurance
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 04, 2018, 11:25:13 PM »
Israel.

AFAIK CSR covers windshield, it's only the Israeli car rental providers who like to exclude it so they can make more money.
Well said, only in Israel!!!
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: August 06, 2018, 01:30:56 PM »
Thanks,
Should I bother paying $25 to try and fix it before I return
Rather not have the hassle with the insurance
update.
I went to get a qoute from a glass shop nearby and turns out the chip in the window has already been repaired! meaning it was there before I picked up the car (he pointed out the drill mark) so I called budget who said it's not in their records, then I called the location where I picked up the car to try my luck again
I got the agent who gave me the car( I had purchased lunch for her, and got a $150 discount)
And she went through the past few rentals with this car and found the check in sheet which has the chip maroed on it.
I now have it in my email, hopefully it'll be good enough?
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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: May 21, 2019, 10:02:26 PM »
Rented a car today for 3 hours in CLE. Drove 13 miles total for the day. Booked through Priceline. Drove the car off the lot with a Full tank and returned with a Full tank. Somehow they clocked me out at 30.9 gallons and returned at 29.9 gallons.
1. How the heck can they know how many gallons are in the tank?
2. How am I supposed to know how many gallons are in it?
3. They charged a minimum Fuel Service Charge of $15.99 and I ended up with a $35+ charge for allegedly bringing it back 1 gallon below full.

I think this is a racket they are running for those people that dont prepay for gas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  >:(   

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: January 19, 2020, 01:56:43 PM »
Hi has anyone tried lately to use the USAA code for Budget to waive the underage fee in the Brooklyn (Adams St) location or the JFK location without having a USAA card? how was your experience with that?

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Re: Budget Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2020, 03:32:35 AM »
One way rentals for 49.99 through April 30th.

https://www.budget.com/en/offers/us-offers/one-way-car-rentals