How to Rent a Car for $112 a week when you’re 18–24

Renting a car when you’re underage generally takes a massive dent out of your wallet. Luckily for you it no longer will if you follow the 3 steps below!

To get these deals you will be joining USAA to receive their discounts as well as printing out a member card.

If you want to see the savings you’ll see by following these steps this go to Hertz.com, look at rental car from you neighborhood and use the CDP: 77694

I’ve gotten as low as $112 per week with fees

1. Sign up for a Free Membership with USAA

Signing up is free and you do not need to be affiliated with the military. With a USAA membership drivers who are 18 to 24, typically saves $25 to $30 per day.

Now technically you are supposed to show proof of your USAA membership when picking up the vehicle, but only some places ask. They generally ask for your “USAA Card” which refers to the USAA debit card. Instead, I just show them a printed card of my account info. Which has worked every time for me.

2. Print out a USAA Card

Go to your USAA online homepage, then take a screenshot of this view and print it off. I used card stock and laminated it so it doesn’t get too damaged in my wallet, but that is optional. Then cut out the section that has the green box around it and you got yourself a USAA Card! I also recommend printing out your profile view (which is found under the yellow arrow on the right) on a piece of paper, just in case.

3. Book an ultra cheap rental car with these 5 tips for finding the cheapest rental cars:

Shop different locations for rental cars.

I’ve seen an airport with $50 a day cars with a location 2 miles away with ones for $15 a day

Don’t rent from airports, if possible.

It is generally more expensive with airport fees and high demand

Use free pickup services, if possible.

Have Hertz HLE or Enterprise pick you up a couple blocks away from an airport (they wont pick you up from an airport) or just Uber there

Try not to rent one way,

It always ends up being at least 3x as more expensive

Book for a week, if possible.

Booking a week generally lowers the price to an even lower rate than having 4–5 daily rates.

Use these promo codes exclusively for USAA members.

They all have different benefits to each of them. I find that Hertz generally is the cheapest and has the best service.

Hertz

CODE: CDP 77694
Also allows you to stack Hertz coupons and promotional codes
Free Membership into the Hertz #1 Gold Club
Up to 25% off rental rates
Weekend Days Start on Thursday and End on Tuesday
Unlimited Mileage
No additional driver Fees for spouses and family members — $9 per day
Waives the young driver fee 9 18 to 24) — $25 per day
Waives loss of use fee
Included — $25,000 bodily injury or death per person — $50,000 bodily injury or death per accident — $10,000 property damage (member or insurance is responsible for the first $5,000)

Avis

CODE: A177232
Up to 25% off rental rates
Unlimited Mileage
No additional driver Fees for spouses and family members — $13 per day
Waives the young driver fee 9 18 to 24) — $27 per day
Waives loss of use fee
Included — $100,000 bodily injury or death per person — $300,000 bodily injury or death per accident — $25,000 property damage (member or insurance is responsible for the first $5,000)

Budget

CODE: Y126501 also enter your USAA number. (36542253)
Up to 20% off rental rates
Unlimited Mileage
No additional driver Fees for spouses and family members — $13 per day
Waives the young driver fee 9 18 to 24) — $27 per day
Waives loss of use fee
Included — $25,000 bodily injury or death per person — $300,000 bodily injury or death per accident — $10,000 property damage (member or insurance is responsible for the first $5,000)

Enterprise

CODE: ALNCGEN
Up to 5% off rental rates
Unlimited Mileage
No additional driver Fees for spouses and family members — $10 per day
Waives the young driver fee 9 18 to 24) — $30 per day
Waives loss of use fee
Included — $25,000 bodily injury or death per person — $50,000 bodily injury or death per accident — $10,000 property damage (member or insurance is responsible for the first $5,000)

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: Use these at your own risk, times change and so do deals. The material and information contained in this article is for general information purposes only.