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Budget Offers Low $19.99 Per Day Car Rentals for Consumers Who Plan Ahead

LISLE, Ill., July 18 Budget Rent a Car Corporation has launched a series of special weekend and weekly rates for consumers who reserve their car rentals early. Consumers who book online at at least three weeks in advance can take advantage of Plan Ahead rates as low as $19.99 per day on rentals between August 18, 2002 and September 30, 2002. Budget is offering compact cars for $19.99 per weekend day and premium cars, minivans and standard SUVs for $249.99 per week nationwide.

"We always encourage customers to book early, especially with more people traveling by car this year," said Mike Gavelek, Budget's vice president of Marketing. "Budget's Plan Ahead rates reward early birds with great cars at super low prices. Customers can always get the best deals at , and find rates that are lower than those accessed through other electronic travel sites or our 800 number."

At , consumers can visit the company's Specials section and sign up to receive notice of discounts and promotions on a regular basis. Consumers can also check out Budget's new Last Minute Deals section, featuring special rates for those who like to travel on impulse.

This is a limited time offer at participating U.S. Budget airport locations. Offer is not available in New York metro area or Martha's Vineyard. See for details. Blackout dates do apply and rates are subject to vehicle availability. Rates may not be combined with any other promotional offer. Taxes, surcharges, concession fees, refueling and optional items are extra. Local rental and age requirements apply. Optional LDW not to exceed $25.99 per day. Customers should check their automobile insurance policies for rental vehicle coverage. Weekend rentals require a two consecutive day minimum, five-day maximum with pickups allowed Thursday noon to Sunday noon and returns anytime Saturday through Monday night at midnight. Weekly rentals require a six-day minimum, 14-day maximum. Weekly rate valid for six or seven consecutive days, additional days are extra at $59.99 per day.