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Budget and After-School All-Stars Work to Give Kids a Break
Parsippany, NJ Jan 9, 2006 -

Travelers looking to save money on car rentals can now do so while supporting a great cause.  Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced an offer that saves people money while supporting After-School All-Stars (ASAS), an organization that provides comprehensive out-of-school programs to keep children safe and give them a chance at a brighter future.

 Now through March 15, customers who donate $10 or more to ASAS via www.budget.com/afterschoolallstars will receive a coupon worth up to $35 off a future Budget rental.  The coupon can be applied as follows:    

  • $25 off a weekly rental of a compact through premium vehicle; or
  • $35 off a weekly rental of a standard SUV, luxury vehicle or mini van
In addition, Budget will match total donations generated from the campaign up to $10,000.

 “As a brand that has long served families, Budget is proud to join forces with After-School All-Stars to provide after-school activities for families in need,” said Scott Deaver, executive vice president of marketing for Cendant Car Rental Group, parent of Budget.  “We hope to raise awareness for this worthy organization and assist them in helping middle school kids across the country.”

 “We’re so happy to have the support of Budget Rent A Car,” said Frank Donaghue, president and CEO of After-School All-Stars.  “We hope that this extra incentive will spur more people to get involved in expanding after-school programming nationwide.”

 For more information or to make a donation to After-School All-Stars, visit www.budget.com/afterschoolallstars.


About ASAS
The mission of After-School All-Stars is to provide comprehensive out-of-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and in life. To this end, After-School All-Stars engages middle-school children in activities and ongoing relationships that increase confidence and encourage success. After-School All-Stars programs combine sports & recreation, educational programs, technology training, arts & culture, and life skills & service learning.
After-School All-Stars currently has programs in 15 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose and South Florida. For more information on After-School All-Stars, visit www.AfterSchoolAllStars.org or call 1-310-275-3232.

About Budget
Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world's best-known car rental brands with more than 1,800 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.  The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and is part of Cendant Car Rental Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), a diversified global provider of business and consumer services primarily within the travel and real estate sectors. For further information visit www.budget.com or www.cendant.com/media.

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