Extended: One Way Rentals $9.99 West to East Winter 2021 — But Hurry

If you are able to position yourself to rent a car from the western United States and drive it east one way, now is the time to do so: how about a rental rate of as low as $9.99 per day for rental cars leaving nine select metropolitan areas one way to be dropped off in your choice of eight states and the District of Columbia?

Extended: One Way Rentals $9.99 West to East Winter 2021 — But Hurry

Snow road

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

That is exactly what Hertz Corporation is offering when you rent your choice of vehicle at select corporate locations by Tuesday, February 16, 2021 — this has been extended from the original date of Sunday, January 31, 2021 — for a minimum of one day and a maximum of ten days…

…but you must book your rental car reservation at least 24 hours in advance of picking up the vehicle.

Identical offers are also available through Dollar Car Rental and Thrifty Car Rental — although the terms and conditions of their versions of this offer may vary.

Click on the image for an enlarged version. Source: Hertz Corporation.

As an example, I was able to find a small sedan to rent from a Hertz rental car facility in Beverly Hills in the Los Angeles metropolitan area on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to drop off in Wilmington in North Carolina on Sunday, January 31, 2021 for a grand total of $43.85 for four full days — that includes all taxes and fees — and that was at a base rate of only $8.99 per day.

Renting the same car for ten days — that is, through Saturday, February 6, 2021 — would have cost a grand total of $109.62 to drive completely across the United States.

Eligible Classes of Cars


Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

The eligible classes of cars which are available for as low as $9.99 per day — for a maximum duration of ten days — plus taxes and fees are as follows:

  • Economy Group A
  • Compact Group B
  • Intermediate Group C
  • Standard Group D
  • Full Size Group E

Participating Rental Locations — Including Surrounding Areas

Nevada state line Clark County signs

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Participating airport and neighborhood locations where you can pick up a rental car for this offer include — but may not be limited to:

  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • San Diego
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Fresno
  • Seattle
  • Portland

Eligible Locations to Drop Off Your Rental Car

Texas sign

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Eligible airport and neighborhood locations where you can drop off a rental car for this offer include — but may not be limited to:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington in the District of Columbia

Select Terms and Conditions


Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Rate advertised is the base rate only. Additional mandatory charges may be imposed — including, but not limited to, airport fees, tourism fees, vehicle license recovery fees, and any other government imposed taxes or fees. Additionally, charges may apply if optional goods or services such as damage waiver or refueling are purchased. Subject to availability, this one-way offer is redeemable at select markets.

Age, driver, credit and qualifying rate restrictions for the renting location apply. Offer not valid and rate change or additional fees may apply in the event of reservation modification, early/late vehicle return or if not returning vehicle to the designated location. Offer has no cash value, and may not be used with other discounts, promotions or special rates.

Other terms and conditions apply.


West road highway

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

If you can position yourself either to the origination locations or from the destination locations inexpensively, this is a great deal of which to take advantage and score a bargain while enjoying a potentially amazing road trip — but you only have until the end of the month to book your rental car reservations.

All photographs ©2017 and ©2020 by Brian Cohen.


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One thought on “Extended: One Way Rentals $9.99 West to East Winter 2021 — But Hurry”

  1. Tyrone Willingham says:

    Yup… people want to leave the progressive, radical places anyway they can

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