Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Kristin
Do you shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club? You already know that membership can help you save bucks when stocking the fridge and pantry, but did you know it can also be your ticket to great rental car deals? Here’s how you can score discounts on your next reservation.
At AutoSlash, we know a thing or two about finding car rental deals. We compare rates, factor in your memberships and crunch the numbers on discounts to locate the best possible rates. A no-brainer rule of thumb is that membership comes with perks. Just like Costco offers discounts to major rental car companies, BJ’s also brings travel savings to its members.
A basic BJ’s membership starts at $55 per year. You can often recoup this fee after a single car rental, and if you rent a car a few times a year, you’re guaranteed to save money with your membershiop—and that’s in addition to all the other discounts and benefits on everyday services offered through BJ’s.
Rental Car Companies with BJ’s Discounts
BJ’s has a deserved reputation for offering some of the lowest deals in town on everyday items like food, cleaning supplies and electronics at its warehouses. But don’t forget that it also has a travel division that provides members with incredible deals on cruises, hotels, vacation packages and, yes, car rentals.
BJ’s partners with eight major rental car brands: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Payless. Some rental car brands offer BJ’s member discounts, others offer free upgrades, and some brands offer both.
BJ’s Discount with Avis and Budget
Two standout partners for BJ’s discounts are Avis and Budget, which offer an identical discount of 25% for all BJ’s members and up to 35% at select locations.
BJ’s Discount with Dollar
Save up to 25% off base rates at some Dollar locations.
BJ’s Discount with Hertz
Save up to 25% off base rates with Hertz.
BJ’s Discount with Payless
There are also discounts with the budget rental brand Payless, which already has low prices to begin with. The discount isn’t as deep as offered by some other brands; Payless only offers 5% off for BJ’s members—but it still adds up when considering the total rental cost.
Tips for Booking a BJ’s Discount on a Rental Car
Ask AutoSlash for a quote.
The only way to know for sure if a BJ’s discount is in fact the best possible deal is to do your due diligence and comparison shop. You can do this research yourself, or let AutoSlash crunch the numbers for you. We scour the internet for discounts and coupons and factor in your memberships to groups such as Costco, AAA and AARP, so you always know all the bases were covered. Best of all, our service is free.
Book the “Pay Later” rate.
BJ’s does not support prepaid rates, which can sometimes be significantly lower than the “Pay Later” rates offered.
Remember, we factor in your BJ’s membership plus all other available deals and promotional rates so you always know you’re getting the lowest price. Even though BJ’s often has excellent deals with the companies they partner with, the best deal may actually be with a company they don’t partner with.
Track your reservation.
Rental car rates go up and down. New discounts pop up all the time. AutoSlash can track your reservation and let you know of any price drops so you can rebook at the lower rate. With this service, renters save an additional 30 percent, on average.