AAA Car Rental Discount: Alamo? Avis? Hertz? etc Answered

Short Answer: There are several companies that offer a AAA car rental discount, including Avis, Hertz, and Dollar. The average discount is around 10% on the base rental rate. Below, we have the details on where to get a AAA car rental discount. We also have the list of car rental companies that don’t offer a AAA discount.

Where Can I Get a AAA Car Rental Discount?

AAA partners with multiple car rental companies to offer discounts to members. The amount of the discount varies by rental company and other factors such as location, length of the rental, and the vehicle. The average AAA discount is usually around 10% on the base rental rate. Taxes and fees are not included in the discount.

Most car rental companies will let you apply the AAA discount when booking a reservation online; however, some companies, such as Sixt, require that you book over the phone or in person at a rental counter.

To conduct our research, we read the online policies and contacted customer service representatives for the car rental companies listed below.

Advantage Rent A Car

  • Discount: 10% on the base rental rate
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • How to use the discount: Provide the discount code from your AAA membership card when booking online or over the phone.
  • Book a rental car with Advantage Rent A Car

Our article also has the details on the Advantage Rent A Car military discount.

Avis

  • Discount: Varies by location, vehicle type, and length of rental. You can typically expect to save around 10% on the base rate.
  • Restrictions: Restrictions depend on the location and date. You can initiate a rental on the Avis website or speak with an Avis representative over the phone in order to learn about any restrictions for your specific dates and location.
  • How to use the discount: Provide the discount code from your AAA membership card when booking online or over the phone with an Avis representative.
  • Book a rental car with Avis

Budget

  • Discount: Varies by location but is usually around five to 10% on the base rate
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • How to use the discount: Provide the discount code from your AAA membership card when booking online or over the phone.
  • Book a rental car with Budget

Dollar Rent A Car

Hertz

  • Discount: Varies by location, date, and vehicle type but is usually around 15 or 20% on the base rate. See the Hertz AAA Member Deals page for more information.
  • Restrictions: There are no restrictions on when the AAA member discount may be used or the type of vehicle that may be rented.
  • How to use the discount: Provide the discount code from your AAA membership card when booking online or over the phone with a Hertz representative.
  • Book a rental car with Hertz

Note: If you rent a car through Hertz with a debit card, Hertz will do a credit check. See our article to learn more about this policy.

Sixt

  • Discount: Varies by location but is usually around five to 10% on the base rate
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • How to use the discount: Reservations with the AAA discount cannot be booked online. You must either book over the phone by calling (888) 749-8227 or book in person at a Sixt rental counter. Make sure to have your AAA membership card available.
  • Book a rental car with Sixt

Thrifty Car Rental

Car Rental Companies That Don’t Offer a AAA Discount

During our research, some of the customer service representatives we spoke with said that their companies do not partner with AAA. We’ve included the list below.

In Summary

Several car rental companies offer a discounted rental rate for AAA members. These companies include Advantage Rent A Car, Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent A Car, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty Car Rental. The average AAA discount is around 10% on the base rental rate but varies by company, location, the length of the rental, and the vehicle. Popular rental companies that do not offer a AAA discount include ACE Rent A Car, Alamo, Enterprise, EZ Rent-A-Car, Fox Rent A Car, National Car Rental, and Payless Car Rental.

If you frequently rent vehicles, you might also be interested in our articles about rental car late- and no-show fees and returning a rental car early. We also have the details comparing roadside assistance services between AAA and MCA.

Leave a Comment

We respond within 24 hours.

Terms of Use