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    8 Of The Best Places To Reserve A Rental Car Online

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    1. Amazon account holders, rejoice! Avis will offer you 30% off rental base rates AND when your trip is done? You'll get 10% back in the form of an Amazon gift card.

    Avis

    And if you order your rental through Amazon Alexa? You get 20% (!!!!) back in an Amazon gift card — all you have to do is login with your Amazon account. PLUS! You can download the Avis app for easy access to all your rental info. Need to make a reservation? Sure! Need to modify or cancel a reservation? Sure! Need to choose your car at pick-up, find the nearest gas station, or change your plan? SURE SURE SURE, all thanks to the handy Avis app.

    Check out all the great deals at Avis.

    2. "Best prices guaranteed" is the Priceline motto — and boy oh boy, they are NOT exaggerating. We're talking deals as low as $10.95 a day, baby!

    Priceline

    Priceline works with over 290 partners (including Hertz and Sixt), finds savings of up to 40% off, and has over 18,500 rental car locations all over the darn globe. PLUS, this budget-accommodating site has been used (and loved) by over eight million travelers. Can you say da-da-damn?

    Check out all the great deals at Priceline.

    3. Alamo offers affordable last-minute specials for two types of people. 1) Procrastinators, and 2) Spontaneous folks who think "hmm, where should I go this weekend?"

    Alamo

    Alamo has a special landing page with a ton of last- minute car rental specials, which means that planning a spontaneous weekend getaway doesn't have to cost an arm, a leg, and an additional vital organ. And we're talking seriously last-minute — like, rental deals that can be booked with as little as one hour’s notice.

    Check out all the great deals at Alamo.

    4. Zipcar allows you to rent by the hour or day. For example, need to run a one-hour errand in New York? With an economy car, that will cost you about $12 — gas and insurance INCLUDED. Seriously.

    Zipcar

    Zipcar also has commuter memberships, where you can get exclusive access to a Zipcar and parking spot from Monday through Friday. They also work with over 600 campuses to help out University students in need of some (affordable) wheels!

    Check out all the great deals at Zipcar.

    5. Looking to book a flight, get a room, and rent a car in one shot? Then wave a warm hello to Expedia, which offers bundle packages and (cha ching) major savings.

    Expedia

    Expedia allows you to book your entire vacation (ALL OF IT) in one easy peasy process! Just pick the flight + hotel + car option. And if you only need a hotel or car for part of your stay? No problem! You can customize the bundle to suit your exact needs.

    Check out all the great deals at Expedia.

    6. Hotwire works with brand-name rental agencies to offer allllll kinds of cars, from inexpensive to luxury (for those of us who are #bougie).

    Hotwire

    Hotwire also has an awesome mobile app that lets you book on-the-go. You can also checkout with Apple Pay, Touch ID, or Google Smart Lock and unlock savings that are exclusive to mobile. HAPPY SAVINGS!

    Check out all the great deals at Hotwire.

    7. Skyscanner actually ~scans~ the web to find the best deals possible. Once you pick your favorite deal? CLICK. You'll be taken directly to the rental company — and nope, Skyscanner won't charge you a booking fee.

    Skyscanner

    Skyscanner also helps you search for flights and hotels! And let me tell you, dear readers, I have used Skyscanner for booking several flights — it is truly a miracle. I once found a ticket to Dublin from New York for $232. Yeah.

    ALSO! Skyscanner offers airport shuttle prices and schedules, and helps you figure out how to go from destination to destination via shuttle bus! Pretty darn neat, if you ask me.

    Check out all the great deals at Skyscanner.

    8. With car2go, you can rent a car for anywhere from 30 minutes, three hours, or up to two days. And the real "holy crap, where has this been all my life?" Fuel, parking, insurance, and maintenance are all included in the price.

    Car2Go

    So here's how it works: Download the car2go app, locate and reserve a car in your area, and unlock the car through your phone. Do you have to return said car to the exact location you found it? NOPE! You can totally use this service for one-way trips — just be sure to drop it off in a car2go "home" area AKA a designated car2go spot.

    Example time! Want to go on an apple picking trip for a few hours? car2go will be less expensive than renting a car for, say, a whole darn day.

    Check out all the great deals at car2go.

    ROAD TRIP TIME. EXCELLENT.

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