If you’ve looked to book a trip lately you’ve no doubt experienced sticker shock on the cost of a rental car. But there is a new promo out from Fox Rent A Car that could save up to 45% off all weekly rentals. The deal is valid at all U.S. corporate locations (that’s most locations) for all vehicle classes picked up between April 1 to May 31.
Use code WKLSPRG23 and book by May 31. Start here to see all Fox locations.
Fox offers a wide selection of vehicles ranging from economy to family-size, to SUVs or vans and sports or luxury vehicles. Vehicles are based on availability and not all locations have the same inventory of rental cars.
Is this a good deal? Really depends on location and of course, demand. I compared rates on vehicles picked up and returned to DFW – Dallas Ft Worth Airport. Fox was, hands down, the least expensive with weekly rates from $300 to $360 and all prices in between depending on car size and if you want to pre-pay or pay later. Then I compare the identical rental dates/times and found that the biggies of the car rental industry – Hertz, Avis, Nationa, Budget and others – publish rates averaging $600 and up for the weekly rental (Avis rates were $800!).
So yes — it’s a good deal and not a loss leader sale. But it will take patience to get to the Fox rental counter (via airport shuttle) and then wait and wait some more. Fox does not offer a member club to speed the pickup and drop-off process.
All rental car companies now offer the most significant savings if you pre-pay for the rental. That’s probably not the best idea as travel is fraught with surprise and change!
If you book rental wheels from Fox, here’s what to do next to ensure that you’re getting the best deal right up until the time of rental pick-up.
And remember that rental car employees will attempt to wring out your last dollar at the counter with add-ons such as class upgrade, fuel options (fill your own!), insurances and other liability coverage. Be prepared and resist! Follow tips from Clark here.
Some Fine print:
- Valid on all rental lengths of 7 to 28 days.
- Reservation must be booked 24 hours in advance of pickup.
- Discount applies to PAY NOW and PAY LATER rates.
- Renter must meet age, driver and credit requirements.
- Minimum age is 19, but may vary by location.
- Additional daily surcharge applies for renters under 25 years old.
- Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, and customer facility charges may apply and are extra.
- Optional coverage products such as LDW and ancillary products like refueling are extra.
See Clark’s Travel Planning and Booking Guide for the best tips on stress-free travel, and check out InsureMyTrip.com for travel insurance.
Why I Dig this Deal:You'll save nearly half on your Spring road trips with a nice wheel deal from Fox.