Save $50 on rental cars with Budget Amex Offer (targeted)


There is a new Amex Offer out for Budget Car Rental that gives a $50 statement credit when you spend a minimum of $250 on car rentals.

The spending can be done in more than one transaction, but the $250 must be paid for by 7/24/24. Note that the offer can be applied to prepaid rentals later in the year, so long as you pay by July 24th.

The Deal

  • There is a new Amex Offer out that gives a $50 statement credit for spending $250+ directly with Budget in one or more purchases.
    • Enrollment required

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer valid only for vehicle rentals made directly with participating Budget Car Rental corporate-owned locations in the US.
  • Rentals can be made through the US website, the Budget mobile app, Budget US phone reservations, or in-person at participating Budget corporate-owned locations in the US.
  • Eligible rentals must be paid by 7/24/2024 in order to qualify.
  • Must pick up and return rental to Budget corporate-owned US locations only.
  • Not valid for bookings made through travel agents, third parties, or affiliate booking sites.
  • Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Drivers under age 25 may have to pay higher rates.

Quick Thoughts

This is a decent offer, especially since you can trigger it with multiple purchases and it’s valid for prepaid reservations later in the year (so long is it’s paid for by 7/24). The terms don’t mention anything about not being able to use corporate or organizational discount codes, so those should stack.

One thing to keep in mind is rental car insurance. I put all of my car rentals on my Chase Sapphire Reserve or my wife’s Sapphire Preferred as they both provide very good primary rental car insurance (ie, it pays for damage to the car without it having to go to your personal policy first).

Amex’s rental car coverage is secondary unless you purchase “premium” insurance for the card at ~$25/rental that then turns it into primary. Not a deal-killer, but many folks would want to pay the extra $25, turning this into a $25 win over using cards that already include primary rental car insurance.

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