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Cheapest Way to Rent a Car for Two Months
Save money when renting a car for two months by shopping around for the best price. (Photo: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images )
Renting a car can put a huge dent in your wallet, especially if you plan on holding onto the vehicle for more than a couple of days. If you’re organizing a lengthy holiday or need a car for a two-month-long business trip, forget about booking the first rental car you find. Take time to do some market research and then book your rental car knowing you got the best deal possible.
Visit Third-Party Travel Sites
Become a Loyal Customer
Some of the major car rental companies send out email promotions to customers who sign up for club membership, where new promotions are offered every month. If you sign up for membership, you might also be able to skip the lines and all the paperwork when renting a car.
Search for Coupons and Promo Codes
Search online for car rental coupons and promotion codes for discounts. Also look for coupons in car magazines and entertainment guides. It’s also worth visiting the social networking pages of the major car rental companies to see if they’re offering monthly promotions — post questions about two-month discounts while on these sites.
Use Your Frequent Flier Miles
If you’re earning air miles with an airline, you can apply those well-earned frequent flier points to booking a rental car for two months. Airlines offer their loyal customers air miles that can not only be redeemed for future flights, but for car rentals. You might not get the miles to pay for the entire reservation, but if you’ve racked up enough points, it will definitely make a big difference.