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Budget Launches $10,000 Adventure Sweepstakes For Travel Professionals Who Use Sabre

Unlimited Budget® Members Also Earn Double Points

Parsippany, NJ Apr 11, 2006 -

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced the launch of the “Budget Unlimited Adventure!” Sweepstakes.  Now through April 30, 2006, travel professionals who book Budget via the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) have a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 towards a National Geographic Expedition or adventure of their choice as well as weekly cash prizes.  Travel professionals earn one sweepstakes entry for every rental day they book with Budget.  In addition, travel professionals who book Budget via Sabre and are members of Unlimited Budget®, the company’s loyalty program, will also receive double points for each completed qualified rental of five days or longer. 

Sweepstakes winners will be selected at random.  Each week, Budget will award five lucky travel professionals with a $100 gift cheque.  The grand-prize winner will be chosen on or around May 7, 2006.  To enter, travel professionals must book Budget via Sabre and include their first initial and last name or a valid Unlimited Budget number in the /SI-Field followed by a space and the word TRIP.

Travel professionals who utilize the Sabre GDS can also participate in a separate giveaway from now through April 30, 2006 as part of the Budget / National Geographic Kids consumer promotion.  To enter the giveaway, travel professionals must register at www.zdpromotions.com.  Two lucky first-place winners will receive an expandable rolling suitcase.  Five second-place winners will receive a Sherpani Alpine Day Pack.  Ten third-place winners will receive a National Geographic Back Roads Explorer CD-ROM; 10 fourth-place winners will receive a National Geographic National Parks Trail Guides CD-ROM; and 10 fifth-place winners will receive a National Geographic Photo Gallery CD-ROM.  Winners will be chosen at random on or around May 7, 2006.  

The sweepstakes and giveaway are open to travel professional who utilize the Sabre GDS in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  To learn more about each of these, travel professionals can visit www.zdpromotions.com

About Unlimited Budget

Unlimited Budget is the premier travel agency loyalty program for Budget Rent A Car through which members can earn valuable reward points on all completed business and leisure car rental transactions in the United States. Members can also earn points for completed bookings with Budget hotel partners, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn® and Homewood Suites® by Hilton hotels.

With each booking, points are deposited in a special account in the travel professional’s name. Once a member has accumulated 25 points, the agent receives an Unlimited Budget stored-value MasterCard® card loaded with $25 that can be used to make purchases anywhere MasterCard debit card is accepted, including ATMs.  Additional credits are automatically deposited with each completed booking.

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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