Yes, You Can Get Budget Rental Car Free Upgrades—Here's How

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Yes, You Can Get Budget Rental Car Free Upgrades—Here's How

When you're traveling, a good rental car can make your trip much more comfortable. If you follow the right steps, it is possible to get a . DoNotPay makes securing a model upgrade at Budget simple and straightforward.

How to Get a Budget Rental Car Upgrade

To get a , you will need to be part of Budget's loyalty program, a member of a preferred group, have a coupon, or find a sale.

Fastbreak Loyalty ProgramMembers of Budget's loyalty program often get deals and special upgrades. Enrollment in the program is free and makes you eligible for exclusive deals.
Preferred GroupsBudget often has special upgrade deals for members of groups like AARP, veterans, and union members.
SalesBudget offers sales throughout the year. For example, the company might offer a free upgrade if you book your rental at the last-minute or during slower travel periods during the year. You will need to search for these deals yourself.
CouponsIn addition to deals offered directly through Budget, other companies also offer occasional coupons. For example, you might be able to find a coupon through companies like GroupOn or Rakuten.

If none of the above work for you, your best bet is to speak to an agent, treat them courteously, and politely request an upgrade.

How to Get a Free Budget Rental Car Upgrade on Your Own

Securing a free Budget Rental Car upgrade on your own can be time-consuming and frustrating. Try the following steps:

  1. Be sure you are enrolled in Budget's Fastbreak loyalty program. You might be surprised and find there is an exclusive deal available.
  2. If the Fastbreak program doesn't result in a deal, determine whether you are a member of one of the group's who receive special deals on Budget rentals.
  3. If not, look at Budget's website to see if there are any qualifying sales or discounts.
  4. If you can't find a deal through Budget directly, try searching other deal and discount websites.

Finding a route to a free upgrade might take some time, but it will make your trip more comfortable.

Here are the benefits of the Fastbreak Loyalty Program:

Discounted RatesConvenient Service
For every two rentals you earn $25 in credit. Members can earn up to 52 coupons per year ($1,000 in credit).Bypass long lines at check-out by flashing a valid photo ID and breeze through returns with special designated lanes.

Next Steps for a Free Budget Rental Upgrade if You Can't Do It Yourself

If you aren't able to secure a free upgrade while booking your rental using any of the above steps, or you found a coupon but already have a reservation, your best option is to simply contact Budget Car Rental and ask!

  • If you found a coupon after booking your rental, call Budget and say "Hi, I have a car reservation through Budget, and my confirmation number is [confirmation number]. I saw on your website that Budget is running a free upgrade promotion that I could used for my reservation. Because the promotion is still happening, could you please apply it to my reservation? The promo code is [promo code]."
  • If you discover Budget offers upgrades to members of a certain group you are included in, call Budget and say "Hi, I recently booked a reservation for a Budget rental car. After booking, I saw on your website that you offer free upgrades to members of [name group]. I am happy to provide proof of my membership in [name group]. Could you please apply the upgrade to my reservation?"
  • If you don't have a specific basis for an upgrade, call Budget and say "Hi, I made a rental car reservation for [date] for my father's birthday. I recently found out additional family members will be joining. Would it be possible to get a free upgrade for my rental? It would really mean a lot."

Doing all the work of securing a free rental upgrade on your own will take some time and might be frustrating. Fortunately, DoNotPay takes the time and stress out of the hunt for an upgrade.

Get a Free Budget Rental Upgrade With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay's Rental Car Upgrade product will help you secure a model upgrade for your rental car reservation without the time and hassle of hunting for one on your own.

How to get a free upgrade on your reservation using DoNotPay:

If you want to get a free upgrade on your reservation but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:

  1. Choose which rental company you booked with.

  2. Enter your reservation confirmation number.

  3. Tell us the details of your reservation, such as the pick-up date, pick-up location, car model, etc.*

  4. Indicate whether you are a rewards member or special credit card holder.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Free Rental Car Upgrade

Who wants to deal with extra hassles and wasting time on getting a rental car upgrade when there is a way to do it faster? DoNotPay makes searching for and requesting a Budget Rental Car upgrade fast and easy.

DoNotPay Works Across All Rental Companies With the Click of a Button

Budget Rental Car isn't the only company where DoNotPay can help. DoNotPay works across companies to help get you the best upgrades on your rental car reservations. Check out these offerings:

DoNotPay can also help you secure additional perks through their other offerings, like getting a free additional driver.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

At DoNotPay, we know the stresses of life extend beyond rental car upgrades. That's why we offer a variety of services to help streamline your life. Check out our other services, like:

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