Short answer: Stop & Shop rents out Rug Doctor carpet cleaners. The rental fee is generally around $25 to $35 for a 24-hour rental. Rentals do not include cleaning solution, which you’ll need to buy separately. You’ll also need to provide two forms of ID.
Stop & Shop Carpet Cleaner Rental Policy
Stop & Shop offers Rug Doctor carpet cleaners for rent starting at about $25 for a 24-hour rental, customer service representatives said.
To confirm this information, we contacted Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York; 100% of the stores we called said that they had Rug Doctor carpet cleaners for rent.
Rug Doctor offers three rental carpet cleaner models: the Pro Portable Detailer & Spot Cleaner, the Pro Deep Cleaner, and the X3 Carpet Cleaner.
Most of the Stop & Shop locations we called had Pro Portable or X3 machines available, though one store did also offer the Pro Deep Cleaner.
Stop & Shop associates quoted the following prices for a 24-hour rental:
- About $25 for the Pro Portable machine
- About $30 for the X3 Carpet Cleaner
- About $35 for the Pro Deep Cleaner
Models and current availability vary by location, so it’s best to contact your local Stop & Shop to see which machines are in stock.
There is no deposit to rent a Rug Doctor from Stop & Shop, customer service associates said; you’ll pay the full fee for your rental upfront.
You’ll also need to purchase cleaning solution separately to use a Rug Doctor. Rug Doctor’s own cleaning solutions are for sale at Stop & Shop starting at around $7.
Stop & Shop may charge a late fee up to the initial rental amount if you return your Rug Doctor past its rental period. If you think you’ll need the machine for longer than 24 hours, you can choose a 48-hour rental instead. A 48-hour rental generally costs about $10 more.
To rent a Rug Doctor you’ll need to show two forms of ID, including a photo ID. One associate at a Stop & Shop in New York said a credit card could serve as the second form of ID, though this requirement may vary by location.
If your local Stop & Shop doesn’t have the machine you’d like to rent, our related research has the details on carpet cleaner rentals at Albertsons, Food Lion, Safeway, Kroger, and Walmart. We also detail the cost to rent a carpet cleaner at each store.