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Hi and welcome to the USA Rental Car Master thread!

This thread is designated to help members find the best available rate for their car rental. As with all things if you don't want to help yourself others will not help you. It is always best that you do some research with each individual company before asking for help.

All companies have corporate discounts that lower standard internet rates here is a roundup of them.
Here are the links to some of them
             

Please ensure that you have posted using the format below. Leaving anything blank may result in no response.

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[b]Pickup location[/b]:
[b]Drop Off location[/b]:
[b]Pickup date & time[/b]:
[b]Drop Off Date & Time[/b]
[b]Preferred Car Size[/b]:
[b]Age[/b] (if under 25):
[b]Best quote[/b]:

After you have rented please share you experience with others in the What did you reserve? What did you get? thread.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3315 on: August 13, 2014, 01:18:11 AM »
Pickup location: YYC (Calgary Airport)
Drop Off location: YYC (Calgary Airport
Pickup date & time: August 15, 2014 - Noon
Drop Off Date & Time: August 17, 2014 - Noon
Preferred Car Size: Intermediate (cheapest with A/C)
Age (if under 25): 27
Best quote: $ 59.75 CAD Total with Enterprise

is it possible to do better?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3316 on: August 13, 2014, 08:13:45 AM »
Pickup location: PHL
Drop Off location: JFK
Pickup date & time: 08/14/2014 - 3:30 PM
Drop Off Date & Time 08/31/2014 - 9:30 PM
Preferred Car Size: Full Size
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $2,730

I have a AMEX Business Platinum So i think I get a auto upgrade?

Thanks!

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3317 on: August 13, 2014, 09:10:05 AM »
Pickup location: PHL
Drop Off location: JFK
Pickup date & time: 08/14/2014 - 3:30 PM
Drop Off Date & Time 08/31/2014 - 9:30 PM
Preferred Car Size: Full Size
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $2,730

I have a AMEX Business Platinum So i think I get a auto upgrade?

Thanks!
$2730? Where are you looking?

I just checked Hertz and got quoted $1332 for a full size.
Use USAA CDP.

Or use National with Contract ID 5000491 and you can get a Mid Size SUV for $1242 or a Premium Car for $1332.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3318 on: August 13, 2014, 09:45:08 AM »
$2730? Where are you looking?

I just checked Hertz and got quoted $1332 for a full size.
Use USAA CDP.

Or use National with Contract ID 5000491 and you can get a Mid Size SUV for $1242 or a Premium Car for $1332.

Wow, I have a lot to learn :-)

Excuse my "newbyness" but if I use USAA CDP do I need to have ID from them? Or with the national Contract ID? Is there a risk with that?

Thanks a million

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3319 on: August 13, 2014, 09:47:27 AM »
Wow, I have a lot to learn :-)

Excuse my "newbyness" but if I use USAA CDP do I need to have ID from them? Or with the national Contract ID? Is there a risk with that?

Thanks a million
I've rented from hertz in PHL numerous times and I'm under 25 and they never asked me for proof of USAA. But I can't answer for national

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3320 on: August 13, 2014, 10:50:44 AM »
Wow, I have a lot to learn :-)

Excuse my "newbyness" but if I use USAA CDP do I need to have ID from them? Or with the national Contract ID? Is there a risk with that?

Thanks a million
I've never been asked for ID using either of those codes. It's one of those YMMV situations, most people don't have problems with them.
You can make a USAA account online, all you'll get is a welcome email with an account number, that should be enough if you get asked for anything.

If you're using Hertz, sign up for Hertz Gold. If using National, sign up for the Emerald Club.
That way you earn points on the rentals (useful towards future rentals) and you can usually bypass the counter and just go straight to the car that's waiting for you.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3321 on: August 13, 2014, 01:00:56 PM »
Pickup location: PHL
Drop Off location: JFK
Pickup date & time: 08/14/2014 - 3:30 PM
Drop Off Date & Time 08/31/2014 - 9:30 PM
Preferred Car Size: Full Size
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $2,730

I have a AMEX Business Platinum So i think I get a auto upgrade?

Thanks!
Yes. You should not be getting a rate of more than 1332. With USAA it is hit or miss if u will be asked. Most times there is no problem but if know somebody who just got asked for it in LA and they didn't rent to him since he didn't have proof. You could use a dIfferent CDP like 2044624 which will get u the same rate but does not require identification.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3322 on: August 13, 2014, 01:07:01 PM »
Pickup location: PHL
Drop Off location: JFK
Pickup date & time: 08/14/2014 - 3:30 PM
Drop Off Date & Time 08/31/2014 - 9:30 PM
Preferred Car Size: Full Size
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $2,730

I have a AMEX Business Platinum So i think I get a auto upgrade?

Thanks!
For that price I can get you a used car to keep!

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3323 on: August 13, 2014, 01:09:34 PM »


Wow, I have a lot to learn :-)

Excuse my "newbyness" but if I use USAA CDP do I need to have ID from them? Or with the national Contract ID? Is there a risk with that?

Thanks a million



Yes. You should not be getting a rate of more than 1332. With USAA it is hit or miss if u will be asked. Most times there is no problem but if know somebody who just got asked for it in LA and they didn't rent to him since he didn't have proof. You could use a dIfferent CDP like 2044624 which will get u the same rate but does not require identification.

LA is known to be tough. If you actually signup for USAA then even If you get asked for id you can get someone From USAA to verify with hertz over the Phone.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3324 on: August 13, 2014, 01:12:15 PM »



LA is known to be tough. If you actually signup for USAA then even If you get asked for id you can get someone From USAA to verify with hertz over the Phone.
La is a recent thing that they started cracking down bc they realized they got scammed many times over with the free day coupons etc. but I have gotten asked at locations in NJ and the like. It really all depends on the person sitting behind the counter but why take chances.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3325 on: August 13, 2014, 01:16:42 PM »
La is a recent thing that they started cracking down bc they realized they got scammed many times over with the free day coupons etc. but I have gotten asked at locations in NJ and the like. It really all depends on the person sitting behind the counter but why take chances.
Officially you need id for any corporate

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3326 on: August 13, 2014, 10:40:12 PM »
Pickup location: Brooklyn
Drop Off location: brooklyn
Pickup date & time: 08/15/2014 1:00pm
Drop Off Date & Time08/17/2014 1:00pm
Preferred Car Size:any
Age (if under 25): 24
Best quote

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3327 on: August 13, 2014, 10:51:27 PM »
Pickup location: Brooklyn
Drop Off location: brooklyn
Pickup date & time: 08/15/2014 1:00pm
Drop Off Date & Time08/17/2014 1:00pm
Preferred Car Size:any
Age (if under 25): 24
Best quote
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3328 on: August 14, 2014, 02:57:45 PM »
NEED HELP!
The price jumped up astronomically! Went from $17/day to $69/day

Pickup location: YYC (Calgary Airport)
Drop Off location: YYC (Calgary Airport
Pickup date & time: August 15, 2014 - Noon
Drop Off Date & Time: August 17, 2014 - Noon
Preferred Car Size: Intermediate (cheapest with A/C)
Age (if under 25): 27
Best quote: $185 CAD Total with Enterprise

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3329 on: August 14, 2014, 03:30:57 PM »
Officially you need id for any corporate
That is just simply not true.
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