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Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

$59.99 Per Day One Way For a Rental Car a Deal?!? Whoopee. Welcome to 2021.

This “deal” was as low as $7.59 per day one way only three years ago.

How times have changed.

How does a rental rate of as “low” as $59.99 per day one way sound to you to rent a car from much of the northeastern United States — such as New York or Boston, for example — and drive it to Florida, Alabama, Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans, and select destinations in Tennessee and North Carolina this fall?

$59.99 Per Day One Way For a Rental Car a Deal?!? Whoopee. Welcome to 2021.

If you are able to position yourself to do so, Avis currently offers this promotion with which you can do just that, with “great deals” on sedans starting at $59.99 per day one way and sport utility vehicles starting at $69.99 per day one way through Sunday, October 31, 2021.

This discount code of Q350200 is applied to the reservation form which is found here. Simply input a pickup and drop-off location from the qualifying regions listed below.

 Pick Up Locations  Drop Off Locations
  • New York operations
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Hartford
  • Philadelphia
  • WABO
  • Richmond
  • Pittsburgh
  • The state of Florida
  • The state of Alabama
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Raleigh
  • Charleston
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • Knoxville
  • New Orleans

The rates for each vehicle class are listed based on United States currency below.

 Economy Car  $59.99 per day  $359.99 per week
 Compact Car  $59.99 per day  $359.99 per week
 Midsize Car  $62.99 per day  $364.99 per week
 Standard Car  $64.99 per day  $369.99 per week
 Full-Size Car  $64.99 per day  $369.99 per week
 Premium Car  $64.99 per day  $369.99 per week
 Luxury Car  $84.99 per day  $419.99 per week
 Intermediate SUV  $69.99 per day  $389.99 per week
 Standard SUV  $75.99 per day  $399.99 per week
 Standard Elite SUV  $79.99 per day  $409.99 per week
 Minivan  $79.99 per day  $409.99 per week
 Full-Size SUV  $149.99 per day  $580.99 per week
 Premium Full-Size SUV  $175.99 per day  $615.99 per week
 Convertible  $115.99 per day  $450.99 per week

Select Terms and Conditions

Vehicle must be picked up at a participating Northeast location and returned to a different participating Southeast location.

This offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of reservation and may not be available on some rates at some times; may not be available during holiday periods and other blackout periods; and rate surcharges during peak periods may apply.

Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.

Rates are non-discountable; they may not be combined with any other AWD number, coupon, promotion or offer. Please use AWD: Q350200 to take advantage of this offer.

Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges may apply and are extra. Optional products such as LDW and refueling are extra.

Other terms and conditions may apply.

Final Boarding Call

Such a deal. Yawn.

To be fair, renting a vehicle one way has almost always been an expensive proposition, as a destination fee or some similar fee is typically added…

…but back in the autumn of 2018 — which was only three years ago — you could rent a car from much of the northeastern United States and drive it to ten destinations in Florida for as low as $7.59 per day one way.

A shortage of semiconductor chips for new automobiles has been chiefly responsible for the astronomic increase in rental car rates worldwide — especially in Hawaii, Alaska, and other popular vacation destinations as people scramble to travel after being locked down, isolated, or quarantined for greater than a year — but this issue was already occurring prior to the pandemic.

Now that demand has been spiking, fewer vehicles are currently available to rent — and because rental car companies cannot simply just order thousands of new vehicles at a time and have them immediately delivered to meet that demand, rates to rent vehicles have increased significantly, as demonstrated by this “sale”.

As for what can you do to mitigate the pain — whether or not the rates of rental cars actually do increase in 2021 — consider these 15 ways you can rent vehicles for less money, which can be combined…

…and watch out for what has come to be known as “class creep” with rental car companies in 2021 — and do not pay for a fuel shortfall in your rental car

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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