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Name Your Price Rental Car

* The Name Your Own Price® Winning Bid examples shown above are typical of accepted customer bids for these areas and car classes. They are actual bids offered by Priceline Name Your Own Price® customers and accepted by Priceline for reservations made in the last 21 days of the email send date. Winning bids are suggested offer amounts only, and there is no guarantee that your bid will be accepted. Bids do not include taxes and fees. Savings claim based on a comparison of Priceline Name Your Own Price® accepted offers to the lowest available retail rate on leading online travel websites for the same location, car class and pick up and drop off dates and for rates available on the same day as the Name Your Own Price offer. Savings are not guaranteed. Priceline’s Name Your Own Price® reservation service is different from fixed price travel sites. With Priceline’s Name Your Own Price® reservation service, the exact rental car company is shown only after purchase. All sales final. There is no guarantee that specific rental cars, dates or prices will be available.
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Name Your Price Rental Car

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Name Your Price Rental Car

Looking for a sweet deal on a car rental? Look no further. Rent a car with Hotwire and see more savings. We work with brand-name rental agencies to help you find the car rental for your trip with a variety of car sizes and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations at the airport and in town. From online reservations you can easily change, to dedicated customer service, to less expensive insurance and cheap car rentals—Hotwire is trusted by over 5 million customers to make car rental a snap. Need to rent a car with lower fuel costs? Hotwire offers economy car rentals for as low as $11.20 per day†. Round trip or one-way, luxury or cheap car rentals, Hotwire has your ride!
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Name Your Price Rental Car

I hate booking rental cars.  Prices change all the time and coupon/contract codes vary from city to city, month to month, and what you may or may not qualify for.  The lack of transparency in what a rental car “should” cost makes this frustrating!
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Name Your Price Rental Car

In my experience, Priceline rental cars don’t have the same sizable discount that hotels do, but you can consistently save 10-20% compared to booking directly if you name your own price last-minute.  At that point, my plans are solid and I don’t mind prepaying a nonrefundable reservation, so even saving $20 is worth the three minutes it takes to bid on a car.
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Name Your Price Rental Car

6 comments… add one Noel 2 years agoExcellent article, esp. for a first timer. Screenshots help a lot.One question, What if my bid is rejected and I don’t want to bid any further, because I found reasonable price through other website like airportrentalcars.comI am traveling in 2 days, is it too late to bid? Reply Kevin 2 years agoIf your bid is rejected that’s it, you can move on. If you’re traveling in 2 days it can’t hurt to try – companies may be dropping prices because a car sitting on the lot makes them $0. Reply Darlene 2 years agoI’m not happy because I tried booking a. Rental car for October 10. & drop off October 17.everthing went through but when I got confirmation. It was for October 8 so I cancled. The reservation. And now it won’t let me book again. Reply Veronica Dominguez 2 years agoHi, once I enter my payment for bid, I get charged? and what if I get rejected after I enter all my credit card info. do I still get charged? Hope I’m understood
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Name Your Price Rental Car

50% total price compared to the rack rate. The 50% number is an average. I have saved as much as 60% and as little as 35-40%, but more often then not I am around the 50% mark. How much I save largely depends on the demand for rental cars in the market I am traveling to. I try to travel during shoulder season, for the most part, which is probably why I do so well with Priceline.
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Name Your Price Rental Car

I used Priceline a few weeks ago, I didnt even bid, just took the rate they offered, I paid $397.00 total (fees etc.) for a two week rental of a loaded GMC Acadia. I couldnt touch this price using costco or anyone else, including discount codes etc!
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However, it takes a bit of work to determine the best price to bid for Priceline, but more importantly, you can’t cancel or modify a Priceline “Name Your Own Price” reservation.   So this is useful only if you know that your plans won’t change.
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My process over the past year or so has been to look for a decent price on Kayak, add my reservation to Autoslash, and then re-check rates manually 24 hours before my trip.  Why?  Because Autoslash always misses those last-minute price drops (I’m assuming because most customers don’t want to rebook plans that close to travel).  If there aren’t any price drops, I’m back to Priceline.
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If your bid is accepted, great!  Otherwise, you have to wait 24 hours to make another bid, unless you change the car category for which you’re bidding.  So it helps to start with the smallest car category and work your way to the largest category which you’d consider renting.
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Often I get this message in my many attempts to bid: Name Your Own Price is not available for the itinerary you requested. The best available rates are shown below. Strangely, Livechat CSRs, even people at PL when you can talk with a live person, cannot help to explain what it means. “I do not have the ability to see what you are talking about,” is about the best answer I get.
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Often I get this message in my many attempts to bid: Name Your Own Price is not available for the itinerary you requested. The best available rates are shown below. Strangely, Livechat CSRs, even people at PL when you can talk with a live person, cannot help to explain what it means. “I do not have the ability to see what you are talking about,” is about the best answer I get.Columbus, Ohio
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Scott’s blog post has some good further advice regarding priceline car bidding. Frankly, though, if you’re willing to devote another 15 minutes to the effort, you can usually (but not always) do better by employing the various discount codes found on the web (I usually go to Flyertalk for them). Some of those codes can be a bit sketchy, so use your own discretion, but the advantage is usually a cheaper rate and one that is changeable without penalty. You also get the benefits of the frequent renter programs, which are considerable (if you’re an Emerald Aisle member, you’ll know what I’m talking about). If you don’t want to spend the extra minutes, Priceline is usually a good alternative. And, occasionally, the Priceline rates beat the code rates (although infrequently).
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At Hotwire, you don’t have to rent from a no-name company to get low rates. When you book a reservation on Hotwire, you’re always guaranteed to rent with one of the following companies: AVISHertzBudget The names and logos listed above are the registered marks of their respective companies.
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Helpful Tips The airline lets us reveal their name immediately after you book. When you use Hotwire to book a flight within the US, or between the US and Canada, you’re guaranteed to fly with one of the following airlines: Delta Air Lines, US Airways, United, Virgin America, or their codeshare partners. Major airlines use Hotwire to fill their unsold seats at deep discounts.
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The airline lets us reveal their name immediately after you book. When you use Hotwire to book a flight within the US, or between the US and Canada, you’re guaranteed to fly with one of the following airlines: Delta Air Lines, US Airways, United, Virgin America, or their codeshare partners. Major airlines use Hotwire to fill their unsold seats at deep discounts.
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Helpful Tips At Hotwire, you don’t have to rent from a no-name company to get low rates. When you book a reservation on Hotwire, you’re always guaranteed to rent with one of the following companies: AVISHertzBudget The names and logos listed above are the registered marks of their respective companies.

Published on May 11, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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