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Grab $5 One-Way Rental Cars from Arizona While the Deal is On

March 12, 2012 at 1:24 PM | by | ()

There’s already a few rental car deals kicking around the Sunshine State—we’re still waiting to hear from Hertz—but it looks like it’s also the season to depart Arizona as well. The rental car companies are slowly but surely releasing deals here and there. So if you’ve always wanted to go on a road trip across the Southwest now is the time to do it. There’s probably a one-way rental car deal to meet you budget and needs, and this is especially true if you’re able to swing $5 per day.

Hertz is leading the pack when it comes to these rental car drive out deals. The rental car company is offering rental cars for as low as $5 per day as long as you’re willing to pick up your car in Arizona and then return it somewhere else. There’s unlimited mileage, no drop off fees, and plenty of places to pick up and return your car. Return options include states like California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. The deals are available now thanks to rate code DRV5—for economy and compact cars—but you have to travel between April 4 and June 30. The deal is good for like 14 days, so just make sure your road trip doesn’t take too long.

Budget is also offering a similar deal, but their options are kind of worse. The best rates are around $16 per day, but most of the return locations are in Arizona. So unless you wanted to do some kind of grand circle tour of Arizona, we’d probably recommend checking out Hertz. Head right here if you want to go with Budget for your rental car needs, and just be sure to enter BCD #D507200 as the secret booking code. We appreciate the offer Budget—it’s the thought that counts—but we’ll hope for something better in 2013.

If Hertz and Budget aren’t quite doing it for you this year there might eventually be a couple other options as well. Avis offered up a similar deal last year, but they’re still advertising 2011 pricing and dates. We’re thinking at some point things will switch over and become bookable for 2012, so keep your eye on their website if they’re your preferred rental car company. However, we doubt anyone is going to go lower than $5 per day, so maybe just go with Hertz and start planning.

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Archived Comments:

Good deal!

$5 is a good deal. Getting a good rental car is definitely not a cakewalk. In fact, I've also been trying to read up some tips to get one at a sensible cost at http://www.unocardealers.com/blog/tips-rental-car-deal/ . It is an advantage that Hertz allows different pick up and drop points