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Looking to save on your next Enterprise Car Rental? It’s easy, you just have to find and apply the best Enterprise Car Rental Promo Code, Corporate Code or Discount Code to your next rental.
All major car rental companies offer deals, promotions, and discounts. But they all do it a little differently, with different codes and they don’t make the best discounts publicly available.
Don’t worry, we did a little research to help you out. Here’s your guide to saving a bunch of money on your next Enterprise Car Rental.
Enterprise Promo Code vs. Corporate Code?
The Enterprise Promotion Code (“Promo Code”) is a code used to identify a special rate for a corporate contract, association, coupon, or another special rate. It’s the same thing as an Enterprise Discount Code or Coupon Code, so you may hear the words used interchangeably.
Enterprise Corporate Codes
Corporate codes are heavily discounted rates negotiated between a company and Enterprise. These are a great way to save on car rentals, but you need to be very careful when using them.
Specifically, you need to make sure you’re eligible to use a corporate code before applying it to your next car rental. There are a lot of risks associated with using a code that you don’t qualify for. To begin with, you’ll most likely be asked for identification to prove you’re associated with the company whose code you’re using. If you can’t prove you are associated with that organization, there’s a good chance your rental will be denied.
Even more important, if you get into a car accident, you could have a big issue with your insurance claim if the rental is tied to a corporate account and their business insurance. Often times the claim will go back to the company with the negotiated rate, not to you. This could mean huge delays in getting reimbursement and possibly a claim denial.
If you work for a major corporation, especially one that has a lot of travelers (IBM, Deloitte, E&Y, Accenture, etc..), make sure you contact your Human Resources or Corporate Travel Department as the savings can be huge when using these codes. Please just make sure you are associated with the company and qualified to use them.
Here are a couple of examples of Enterprise corporate codes that are currently available:
|Ernst & Young (EY Business)
|Ernst & Young (EY Leisure)
|Honeywell Personal Use
Detailed instructions for entering the code are below.
How to apply an Enterprise Promo Code
When making your reservation you’ll see that Enterprise has a separate field for the “Corporate Account Number or Promotion Code”. This is where you enter your enterprise promo code or corporate code. Just enter or paste the code number in the box and the discount and offer will automatically be applied to your reservation.
Student and Alumni Discounts
Another way to get a discounted corporate code with Enterprise is to check and see if your College or University has either an alumni deals page or a student benefits page that offers car rental discounts. As an MSU Spartan alumni, I have access to discounts with Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National – the discounts can range from 10-30%.
The MSU Corporate code provides a very good discount, close to what some of the best corporate codes offer.
Do a quick google search on your university and see what discounts you can come up with.
Before using one of these codes, double-check and make sure you are allowed to use these University Discount Codes on personal rentals. Some codes are published for business travel only, while others can be used for personal rentals. In some cases, the rental car company provides a separate code for personal use and business use.
Enterprise Loyalty Program
The Enterprise Car Rental Loyalty Program is called Enterprise Plus.
With Enterprise Plus, the more you rent, the more rewards you’ll earn. For every qualifying rental dollar spent at participating Enterprise locations worldwide, you’ll earn a point. Points never expire as long as you remain an active member with at least one qualifying rental every three years.
You can redeem points for free rental days on any available car on any day — with no blackout dates — at thousands of participating locations worldwide.
Other Ways to Save on Your Next Rental
Car Rental Discount Codes aren’t the only way to save when you rent a car. Here are a couple of other tips to consider when renting your next car.
Join the Loyalty Club
This is a no-brainer. Joining the Enterprise loyalty program is free and only takes a couple of minutes to sign up. Once you are a member, you can get great perks, free rental days, and free upgrades.
Rental with a Premium Credit Card
Premier credit cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Reserve card, have rental car insurance benefits include which will allow you to bypass the added insurance fees the car companies will try to get you to purchase. Make sure your credit card offers “primary” rental car insurance coverage. My Sapphire Preferred Card saved me when I had an accident in Italy.
Rent Off Airport
I’m not a huge fan of this option, since it can be quite inconvenient. However, you can save quite a bit by renting outside of the airport and avoiding all of the added fees that come with renting at the airport (such as airport concession fees, tourism fees, and other surcharges). Neighborhood locations often have Enterprise Weekend Specials that are not offered at airport locations.
Don’t prepay for Gas
It’s easy to get sucked into thinking that the lower-priced prepaid gas is a good deal. It isn’t. When you prepay for gas you are paying for a full tank. The odds of you using every last bit of gas before you return are very low. Fill the tank up several miles outside the airport and you will be much better off.
Consider booking through an airline portal
Many major airlines have partnerships with rental car companies, offering drivers discounts, the ability to earn miles, and more when you book the car rental through their portal.
You can also book a vacation package through your airline. Any time you can package your flight with a car rental and/or hotel stay, there is an opportunity for additional savings.
Enterprise Rental Car “Rack Rates” are extremely expensive. Hopefully, this article gave you some good ideas to save on your next trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Enterprise Car Rental Promo Codes and Discount Codes:
No. Surprisingly Enterprise does not have a partnership agreement with AARP to receive a discount
Yes. Enterprise is rumored to offer 55% off employee reservations. However, they do not publish the figure on their employee benefits page.
Yes. Current federal employees of the U.S. government, active-duty members, retired employees, and veterans of the following military branches are eligible to receive discounted rates when reserving cars from Enterprise for leisure and/or government official travel.
Enterprise is a participating vendor for the U.S. Government Car Rental Agreement. Federal government renters traveling on official government business receive rates and mileage packages that extend all the benefits of this agreement.
Learn more here.
No. Surprisingly Enterprise does not have a partnership agreement with AAA to receive a discount. They are offered by Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar.
Ways to Save with Other Rental Car Companies
If you don’t want to rent from Enterprise, here are some ways to save with the other major rental car companies:
- Avis – The Best AWD Codes to Save with Avis
- Alamo – The Best Alamo Discount Codes
- Budget – The Best BCD Codes to Save with Budget
- Hertz – The Best CDP Codes to Save with Hertz
- National – The Best National Discount Codes
Tim is a business road warrior and avid leisure traveler who has flown over two million miles in the air and spent well over a thousand nights in hotels. He enjoys sharing tips, tricks, and hacks to help readers get the most out of their travel experience and learn how to “travel like a pro”!