Last Updated on January 31, 2021 by Michael


Like free money? When you rent twice from Budget Rent a Car, you get $25 in Budget Bucks to spend on a future rental. This rinse-and-repeat promo has no limit to how many of these rewards you can earn.

How Budget Bucks Work

In a nutshell, there are four steps to taking advantage of this promotion:

  1. Register for the Budget Fastbreak loyalty program.
  2. Register for the Budget Bucks promo.
  3. Complete two qualifying rentals.
  4. Wait for Budget to mail you a $25 certificate.

Earning Your Rewards

The promo runs through December 31, 2020.

The driver must meet Budget Rent a Car’s age, driver and credit requirements. The minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge will apply for renters under 25 years old.

To qualify for the promo, the reservation must be made at least 24 hours prior to pick up.

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If you use a Budget Bucks $25 rental coupon to rent a car, that transaction will not qualify as a rental for another certificate.

Rentals made with the following discount codes or profile types will not qualify for the promotion: Budget Pay Now, corporate accounts that do not allow employees to participate in reward programs, Budget direct bill accounts, employee rates for Budget or any affiliated company or licensee, government, travel industry, tour, opaque (i.e. Priceline “Name Your Own Price”), wholesale or convention rates.

Your coupon will arrive approximately one to two weeks after the completion of your second qualifying rental.

Redeeming Your Bucks

You can only use one $25 coupon per rental. In other words, no stockpiling.

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A Budget Bucks coupon will not be replaced if lost or stolen.

Your Budget Bucks must be used before the date listed on the coupon.

The list of non-participating locations includes the expected (e.g. most of Alaska) as well as numerous surprises, such as many airports and neighborhood locations in the lower 48.