Car Rental Military Discounts for Your Next Vacation
If you are planning a vacation, and need to rent a car, make sure to see if you can get a military discount. Here is a list of companies and what they offer for you to use on your next vacation, or anytime you need to rent a vehicle. Most car rental companies do offer some type of military discount.
Military Discounts on Car Rentals
At Alamo Rent a Car, you can find a military discount with leisure travel for members of the military and veterans. They also offer frequent traveler benefits with Alamo’s major travel partners, with over 550 participating locations worldwide. Dependents are also eligible for this discount.
With Veterans Advantage, US military veterans, active duty, national guard and reserves, and their families can save up to 25% with Avis Car Rental. The discount applies to Avis leisure rates for time and mileage charges. You would use a code when booking your vehicle.
At Budget Rent a Car, active duty military, national guard, and reserves, and their families can receive a 25% military discount through Veterans Advantage. The discount applies to their Budget leisure rates and is applicable to time and mileage charges. You would enter a code to get the discount.
Dollar Rent a Car offers a preferential government leisure rate of 5% off the retail rates. They also offer a free car-class upgrade, unlimited mileage allowance, on-airport convenience at most major locations, frequent flyer miles or credits with participating airlines, and complimentary membership to their Dollar Express Rewards Program. You would use a code to book your rental.
Enterprise Rent a Car has relationships with companies such as USAA and VFW and you can find discounts with them through those companies. In addition to that they do offer a military leisure rate and have a presence on military installations.
Hertz Car Rentals offers discounted rates, space-available upgrades, and complimentary membership in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards for members of the military. You would use a discount code when booking your rental.
National Car Rental offers a 20% military discount through Veterans Advantage for military members, veterans, and their families. You can choose from rental cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks with their discount.
Thrifty Car Rental offers a few perks for members of the military and their families. They offer no fees to join their Blue Chips Rewards Program, you can enjoy convenient and well-lit airport parking at all locations worldwide, and a corporate rate for leisure travel. The rate is good for economy, compact, mid-size, full-size, and luxury cars as well as minivans.
Sixt Rent a Car offers active members of the military as well as veterans a military discount. The discount is good on their extensive fleet of luxury rental cars. The discount is for 5% off and you would just need to click on “book discount now” to get the discount.
Whenever you plan to travel, make sure to check for military discounts for every part of your trip. Even saving a few dollars here and there can add up to save you some money on your next vacation.
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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.