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Budget Offers Car Rental Savings for 37 Million AARP Members
Parsippany, NJ Oct 31, 2006 -

AARP Services and Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced that the organizations have teamed up to offer AARP members a money-saving benefit on car rentals.  AARP members will receive up to 20 percent off car rental rates as well as bonus offers such as free upgrades, free weekend days and dollars off weekly rentals.  Coupons for bonus offers can be found at www.aarp.org/budget.    

“This is a great addition to AARP’s extensive array of member benefits.  Our members are active travelers and travel perks are one of the most requested benefits among our membership,” said Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of AARP Services.

“Budget customers appreciate value, quality and the satisfaction that comes with getting a great deal,” said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, Inc., parent of Budget.  “We’re proud to offer the same experience to the smart shoppers that comprise the AARP community.”

Additional information, including the special AARP Member-Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number can be found in the November / December issue of AARP The Magazine as well as on the AARP Website at www.aarp.org/budget.  To make a reservation, AARP members can visit www.aarp.org/budget or call 1-800-733-9092.  Proof of valid AARP membership must be provided at rental pickup.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About AARP Services
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the wide range of products and services that are offered as benefits to AARP’s 36+ million members. The offers span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services founded AARP Financial Incorporated, a subsidiary that manages AARP-endorsed financial products including AARP Funds; AARP Services develops new products, manages and markets products and services, creates and maintains partnership and sponsorship relationships, and develops and manages AARP’s award-winning Web site, AARP.org. 

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, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.  The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR).  For further information, visit www.budget.com.

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