BChanV - Your Costco Card Can Rating a Low-cost Car Rental http://bchanv.org/News/your-costco-card-can-rating-a-low-cost-car-rental/ Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Jonathan Looking for a cheap car rental? Your Costco card—the one you use to buy 36-pack rolls of toilet paper and boxes of breakfast cereal large enough to feed your high school graduating class—can also be a passport to car rental discounts. Costco Deserves Its Reputation for Car Rental Deals At AutoSlash, we spend a lot of time analyzing car rental pricing. We compare rates, factor in memberships, and crunch the numbers on discounts and deals. Our conclusion: If you’re not a Costco member, you’re missing out on a wealth Read More of great car rental discount codes that very often beat every other rate out there. Ask AutoSlash for a Quote on a Cheap Car Rental We recently pricechecked a rental car with a pickup in New York City at a major car rental company on a summer weekend from Friday to Monday. The price for an economy vehicle? A whopping $413.97. Then we took that same weekend rental and applied the Costco discount code. Poof!—the rate magically dropped to $313.29. That’s a savings of more than $100 just for entering a little discount code. Even if you never shop at Costco, you should strongly consider joining the club, since the $60 annual membership fee could easily pay for itself after just one car rental. Sometimes Costco’s Best Car Rental Deal Can Be Beaten Costco has partnerships with Avis, Alamo, Budget and Enterprise—so it often delivers multiple deals for you to compare. But Costco does not have partnerships with other major brands like Hertz, Dollar, Payless, Thrifty and National. It also does not support reputable discount brands like Sixt or Advantage. In addition, Costco does not support prepaid rates, which may be significantly lower than the “Pay Later” rates offered. To know for sure if you’re getting the best price, you would need to do a bigger search—or better yet, ask AutoSlash to do it for you. The bottom line is that Costco offers fantastic deals but there’s a caveat: If you rely exclusively on Costco, you’re never going to be 100-percent sure you’re getting the best deal because there is a limited pool of rental car brands and types of bookings. Why limit yourself? It always makes sense to comparison shop before you book. When you ask AutoSlash for a quote, we will always search for the best rates and factor in memberships you have at organizations like AAA and shopping clubs like Costco not to mention all the publicly availab Tue, 16 Aug 2022 07:10:22 UTC en