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Picking up and turning in a rental car is consistently one of my absolute very least favorite parts of family travel, but using Silvercar has the potential to make the rental car experience a bit less stressful – especially for families who have more people and more bags to deal with.
We used Silvercar as a family in Phoenix a couple months ago, and not only did the rental include a very nice high quality car seat, and of course a nice Audi (the only car Silvercar uses), but they also drove us back to the terminal and dropped us off when we went to turn the car in. That was so fantastic over doing the rental car shuttle bus shuffle at the end of a trip!
The only real downside to Silvercar is that that per day cost can be higher than the bargain basement rental prices you can sometimes score from other companies. Many Silvercar rental days are around $59/day, though I have seen that go as low as $39/day. During the week in a metropolitan area that may actually cheaper than standard cars at other agencies, but on the weekend it can be pricier than the other big agencies.
Thankfully for deal hunters, Silvercar is pretty generous with discounts, especially for first time renters (probably because they know they may win you over!). My first weekend rental broke down to around $3 out of pocket after all the discounts and new customer bonuses went through. That is $1.50 per day for an Audi rental and nice car seat!
Right now there is a new promo code ELEVATE75 that will save you $75 off or a two day or longer Silvercar reservation for first time renters. This should stack with the new customer $25 bonus that is paid to you via Paypal when you are referred by an existing Silvercar customer and complete your rental (the referrer also gets $25). My referral code is referral code is SHULL , or feel free to leave/use one in the comments section.
On top of the $75 saved with the code ELEVATE75, Virgin America Elevate members also can earn 500, 1,000, 2,000 points on their 1st, 2nd & 3rd rentals, and four points for every $1 spent on additional rentals.
If you have used Silvercar I’d love to know how it went for you and your family. Thanks to ‘Dem Flyers for sharing news of this new promo code.
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