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Earlier this moth, the high end car rental company Silvercar was offering new customers a promotion for 40% off reservations. This promotion was originally scheduled to end June 15th, but has been extended until June 30, 2016. This means if you are looking for a car rental at many airport locations through the end of the month, you might be in luck! To receive the 40% discount, enter code FIRST40. You can check out prices and make a reservation here.
The unique thing about Silvercar is that you are renting one type of vehicle, a Audi A4’s. Renting a car with them is seamless as there is no paperwork to fill out (you complete your profile ahead of time), an employee will pick you up at the airport in your car as well as and drop you off at the airport – no car rental shuttles. Currently, Silvercar is at the following airports locations: Austin, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Dallas Fr. Worth (closing July 1, 2016), Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
Silvercar is competing in the high end car rental market and while their rates are definitely more expensive, you are essentially paying more for the experience and convenience. Me personally, I typically will only pay a slight premium for that, but it all depends on how you like to roll! Where I really see value is if you are looking for a one day rental. If you are new to Silvercar, after you complete first rental you’ll get $25 back from Silvercar – within 24 hours after you complete the reservation you’ll receive an email from Silvercar and will be paid $25 via a gift card. To receive this credit you must sign up through another members referral.
Overall, a nice way to save money on a car rental if you were going to rent with Silvercar anyways. If you are comparing the rates against another car rental company, i.e., Avis, Budget, etc. you’ll typically find Silvercar to be much more expensive, but it really depends on the location and what you are looking for.
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