Budget Car Rental USA Affiliate FAQ | Budget Car Rental

These frequently-asked questions were assembled to help you understand Budget’s fast and friendly car rental process. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us.


The Budget Rent A Car Online Affiliate Program is a fast and easy way for your Web site to generate extra revenue. Once a member, you earn money by promoting Budget car rental through the approved links that we provide for you. Each time one of your visitors clicks on one of these links and completes the car rental reservation process at budget.com, you earn commission!

Budget pays all new car rental Affiliates 4% commission (based on time and mileage) for each completed car rental reservation referred from your Affiliate link. Higher commission rates are negotiable for high performers. As the number of completed car rentals that your site refers to our site increases, so can your commission.

It's simple. Once you advertise the Budget approved link on your site, you'll be paid a commission percentage each time a customer clicks on the link, reserves a car, and pays for their rental. We monitor all attribution and transactions through Partnerize, where as an affiliate you will have full access to promotional material, resources etc.

No, it's absolutely free to join the program!

You are responsible for promoting budget.com and our offers to your audience and for providing them with a link to visit our site. You may set up as many links to pages within budget.com on your site as you like and can promote budget.com to your opt-in- e-mail list or through search engine results. However, you may not purchase the word Budget, Budget car rental or other Budget-related search terms that incorporate the Budget name from search engines. All creative elements that we provide, such as logos, banners and text links, cannot be altered in any way.

By working with the Partnerize network, Budget will provide customer support and will process all reservations and car rentals that your site generates, and pay your affiliate commissions.

Becoming a member

If you’re already a publisher on the Partnerize (formerly known as Performance Horizon) network then you should contact the email below to be guested to the Avis Network. 

Once invited you just need to log in, navigate to ‘Admin > Campaign’, look for ‘Avis US’ and press ‘Join’. You’ll be approved and get access to all the new information, offers and creative.

If you need to sign up to the Partnerize network, click here to join.

Once you have successfully signed up, you will receive an automated email confirming your credentials and a link to log into the platform. Within the console navigate to ‘Admin > Campaign’ and search for Avis select the campaign you wish to join and hit ‘Join’ & accept the T&Cs.

Budget invites aesthetically pleasing sites that are interested in promoting our brand. We do not accept personal home pages or personal Web sites that incorporate images or content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable in any way. Or sites that depict sexually-explicit images, promote violence, illegal activities, or unlawful discrimination of any kind. A full list of restrictions to our program are listed in the terms and conditions for the program.

No. As part of the application process we must be able to review your Web site, so it must be live at that time.

Currently we are accepting sites based in the U.S. and Canada. 

Yes, you can have multiple sites under one Affiliate Account as long as they are different sites with separate URLs. Once in the program through Partnerize, you will have access to full setup and technical support.

After you are enrolled

Position the links in a highly visible spot such as your homepage and/or all other high-traffic areas. When your links are placed in an easily accessible location, your visitors are more likely to click on them, which will lead to higher numbers of completed car rentals, and more commission opportunities for you!

Through the Partnerize platform, you will be able to run reporting to track the reservations, sales, and commissions you have earned through the Budget Affiliate program.

Once approved via the online enrollment process, each Affiliate is assigned an individual Affiliate ID and given approved links that contain a unique identifier. Every time your customer follows one of those links to budget.com, your unique URL is detected and we credit you with sending the customer to us. To ensure proper tracking, its important that you don't make any modifications to these links.

If you’d like to discuss the affiliate strategy for Budget, how you can get more involved in the Budget Affiliate program, or if you have any questions about the Partnerize platform, signing up or getting setupany opportunities that Budget may be interested in; please contact the Budget team at ABGAffiliateProgram@avisbudget.com

Please allow two to three days for a response during peak times.