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Budget Continues Support for Minority Education
Parsippany, NJ Apr 17, 2007 -

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of the Tom Joyner Morning Show Sky Shows, a series of live remote broadcasts of the nation’s #1 syndicated urban morning radio program.   In support of the sponsorship, Budget will distribute Budget Value Cards to attendees at each of the 10 Sky Shows this year.  The Budget Value Cards offer Sky Show attendees a discount on weekly and weekend rates while raising money for the Tom Joyner Foundation which helps students continue their education by providing money directly to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For every completed rental made in connection with the Tom Joyner Sky Show discount promotion, Budget will donate $1.00 to the Tom Joyner Foundation.
In addition, Budget is launching the Budget Family Vacation Sweepstakes.  Now through December 31, 2007, Budget customers and Tom Joyner fans can enter to win a trip for four to sunny Orlando, Florida.  The prize includes round-trip air transportation, hotel accommodations for three nights, a Budget car rental and four admissions passes to a top Orlando theme park. 

“Budget is committed to providing customers with great deals and added value,” said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, parent of Budget.  “We’re proud to continue our commitment to the African-American community while extending our support of the Tom Joyner Foundation and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”

For complete details, including terms and conditions, or to enter the sweepstakes, visit budget.com/skyshow

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). 

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