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Budget Puts Renters in the Fastbreak Winner's Circle

Tell Us Your Time-Saving Tips; Win A Free Trip to the Track

Parsippany, NJ Mar 8, 2006 -

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., the official rental car company of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders’ Cup, today announced the launch of the Fastbreak® Winner’s Circle contest.  NTRA and Budget are awarding the Budget Fastbreak Winner’s Circle Prize Package to one savvy Fastbreak member who submits the most innovative time-saving travel tips.  The winner will receive two VIP tickets to an NTRA racetrack event of the winner’s choice held between May 1, 2006 and September 30, 2006, along with roundtrip airfare, a Budget car rental, accommodations and more.   

To enter the Fastbreak Winner’s Circle contest, interested participants must describe their “Top Three” tried-and-true, time-saving travel tips in fewer than 100 words (maximum of 30 words per travel tip).  Participants must be registered members of Budget Fastbreak, the express rental service, and must enter their Fastbreak number on the entry form.  Entries will be reviewed by a panel of NTRA judges and must be received no later than March 24, 2006.

“Fastbreak is about saving time – skipping the lines and paperwork and getting our members to their vehicle as quickly as possible,” said Scott Deaver, executive vice president of marketing for Cendant Car Rental Group, parent of Budget.  “We’re proud to offer Fastbreak members a chance to attend a great thoroughbred racing event for telling us their best real-life, time-saving travel tips.” 

For more information on the contest or to enter, visit www.budget.com/fastbreak/ntra.  To reserve a vehicle, visit www.budget.com or call 1-800-BUDGET- 7. 

About the NTRA

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horse racing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horse racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Limited also administer the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $14 million in purses and awards, and the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com.

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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