Are you a Costco member? Have you tried looking at Costco Travel for car rental discounts?
We’ll be traveling for the upcoming Spring Break and will need a rental car. As you well know, nothing drives up the cost of a vacation like rental car expenses.
Did you know you can use the Costco low price finder to compare prices between four car rental agencies: Alamo, Avis, Budget and Enterprise?
To be able to book a rental car through Costco, you must have a membership ID number and register on the site. Costco Travel operates separately from Costco.com, so you will need a separate log-in just for Costco Travel.
So how good are the rental car discounts? Costco Travel asserts they are able to use their buying authority to negotiate the best price, which they then pass on to Costco members. Since you can access the Costco Travel Rental Car website without any obligation, you can compare the prices for yourself. Of course, the amount of discount will vary from location and time of year. So your savings will vary dependent on your travel plans.
The good news is, you can get a price BEFORE you hand over your membership number or log-in. Prices can be viewed without registering, but before confirming a rental you will be required to register by providing your membership number, last name and email address, and you will need to create a password.
Another factor to consider if you are looking to use Costco car rental discounts: If you have the Costco American Express card and use it when you book your travel, you will receive 2% cash back on eligible travel purchases.
So the next time you need to rent a car, don’t forget to check out the prices from Costco!
And if you are traveling, you might want to see: Costco Gift Cards: 5 Ways This Discount Pays