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Budget and American Express team up to support After-School All-Stars
Parsippany, NJ Aug 14, 2007 -

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. and American Express are offering travelers a way to save money on car rentals while helping America’s inner-city youth.

Through August 31, 2007, each time customers pay for a Budget rental with any American Express Card® they will receive up to a $15 discount off of that rental. At the same time, Budget and American Express will donate $1 to After-School All Stars (ASAS), the leading provider of comprehensive school-based after-school programs.

“At Budget, we pride ourselves on providing customers with great deals on quality vehicles while also giving back to our communities,” said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, parent of Budget. “We’re proud to join forces with American Express to save Budget renters money and help provide after-school programs for the estimated 15 million children in America who leave school at the end of the day with no place to go.”

“We are so pleased that companies like Budget and American Express are willing to publicly support the important issue of after-school education for our most vulnerable communities,” said Ben Paul, president and chief executive officer of After-School All-Stars. “The support of the companies and their customers is vital to fulfilling our mission of keeping kids safe and helping them succeed in life.”

“American Express is delighted to join with Budget in support of After-School All-Stars. Through this program we are able to provide value to Cardmembers while at the same time benefiting a program that aids the communities in which we live and work,” said Vincent Campana, vice president, travel and entertainment industries of American Express Merchant Services.

Terms and conditions apply. To receive a discount, customers must mention the corresponding coupon number below at the time of reservation:

· $5 off a minimum one-day rental - Mention Coupon Number MUFZ043
· $10 off a minimum two-day weekend rental - Mention Coupon Number MUFZ035
· $15 off a minimum five-day rental - Mention Coupon Number MUFZ034

For more information on this offer or to make a reservation, visit www.budget.com/afterschool.

About After-School All-Stars
Founded by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992, After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive out-of-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and in life. Nationwide, approximately 60,000 high-risk youth benefit from these programs in: Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose and South Florida. For more information, visit www.afterschoolallstars.org.

About American Express
Merchant Services is the merchant network of American Express, which acquires and maintains relationships with millions of merchants around the globe, which welcome American Express-branded Cards. American Express Company is a leading global payments, network, travel and banking company founded in 1850.

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 budget.com.

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