Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental—citing an extraordinarily positive customer response to their “Florida Drive-Out” promotions—announced that they have ended the program several weeks earlier than planned.
“This seasonal promotion is a winner every year, but demand in June exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Rob Hibbard, vice president for Alamo and National. “So many customers flocked to this offer that the volume of reservations simply exceeded our fleet capacity. We want to thank everyone who made this program such a huge success this year.”
The program, which offered travelers low one-way rates, no drop charges and unlimited mileage, had been scheduled to run through July 18. Hibbard noted that Alamo and National customers can continue to take advantage of a number of other promotions, including $15-off three-day weekend rates (good through Dec. 15, 2009) and last-minute online specials.
Cost-conscious renters also are able to take advantage of Alamo’s and National’s consumer-friendly refueling policy (at all corporate-owned locations and participating franchises). Under the policy, the per-gallon refueling charge is based on the local-market price of self-serve gasoline, plus a mark-up not to exceed 50 percent of the fuel cost. This means Alamo and National customers pay only about $4 per gallon when they bring a car back to the airport without a full tank of gas (depending on market pricing)—or approximately 40 percent less than what some other major car rental brands charge.