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Budget Offers Local Deal With Rates Starting as Low as $18
Parsippany, NJ Aug 18, 2004 -

Planning on moving your kid back to school? Heading to homecoming at your alma mater? Planning a fall weekend getaway? Budget is here to help. Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced a fall savings promotion at local Budget locations. From August 15 th through November 15 th, customers can rent a compact car (Ford Focus or similar) for just $18 a weekend day or $129 a week. A mid-size vehicle (Ford Mustang Sedan or similar) is $24 a weekend day or $159 a week, and a full-size (Ford Taurus or similar), is just $27 a weekend day or $179 a week.

From August 22, 2004 through November 15, 2004, Budget is also offering customers discounted rates on larger vehicles – minivans (Ford Freestar or similar) and SUVs (Ford Explorer or similar). Customers can rent a minivan or standard SUV for $37.99 a weekend day or $209 a week for a mini van, and $219 a week for the standard SUV.

These rates are available on Budget.com; by calling 800-BUDGET-7 (800-283-4387); or through a local travel agent. At the time of reservation, customers must mention Budget Customer Discount (BCD) U030133 for the weekend day rates or BCD U030126 for the weekly rates. Compact, mid-size and full-size rates are valid for pickup from August 15, 2004 through November 15, 2004. Minivan and standard SUV rates are valid for pickup from August 22, 2004 through November 15, 2004 and a five-day advanced reservation is required. Offer valid at participating local Budget locations in the U.S. and are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. For complete details, including the terms and conditions of this promotion, visit budget.com/fallsavings.

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 1,900 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The company is 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 budget.com or cendant.com/media.

Alice Pereira
Senior Associate, Public Relations
Cendant Car Rental Group
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054

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