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Discount Car Rental Deals

Up to 25% Discount on Car Rental Deals
with Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar & Thrifty

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Car Rental

Need a rental car? Enjoy up to 25% discount

  • Save up to 25%
  • Union families get discount car rental rate quotes and can make rental car reservations online or over the phone.
  • Save even more when you choose to "pay now" when you reserve online at Avis, Budget and Hertz
  • Support your fellow union members who work for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.

Whether it's a car, van, SUV or truck rental, working families can get good rental car deals and drive in style for less. Discount rental car rates and savings vary depending on the type of car or vehicle, time of year, location and length of car rental reservation.


  • In a typical year, you could save an average of $43.20  if you use the Union Plus Rental Car Discounts.
  • When you book your discount car rental online, you can also print out your rental car reservation confirmation for your records and to reference when you pick up your car.
  • Calling or ordering your rental cars online in advance may also mean you pay less than at the counter.
  • Union members can choose to use their Union Plus Credit Card when they make their reservations for Avis or Budget rental cars and automatically get the discount car rental rates. This automatic Union Plus Credit Card discount applies to Avis and Budget car rentals only.
  • Union members may be able to rent American-made and environmentally-friendly cars or trucks.  You can also choose a GPS in your rental car to assist with directions.
  • Instead of waiting in long toll lines, if you rent a car with an E-ZPass or I-Pass, you can pay your toll electronically by driving through a designated  lane. State restrictions and terms and conditions may apply.
  • If you're not already, consider joining the car rental company's loyalty program when you make your discount rental car reservation, including Alamo Insiders, Avis Preferred Service, Budget® Fastbreak®, Enterprise Plus, Hertz #1 Club and The Emerald Club® by National Car Rental.

These programs vary by company, but they're typically free and entitle you to certain privileges when picking up your vehicle, including faster car rental reservations without filling out forms or waiting in line since your information will be on file ahead of time. You could also be eligible for additional special offers, upgrades, directions and more. 



How many miles should you plan on driving your rental car in a single day?
Under optimum driving conditions, the maximum number of miles you should drive is about 350 miles per day. Many things can affect the road travel - including weather, traffic, road conditions, terrain (hilly or flat) and driver fatigue. Take these factors into account when planning your trip.

Share your flight information with your rental car company. For airport car rentals, be sure to give the car rental customer service representative your flight number and scheduled arrival time. This will usually protect your reservation if the flight is delayed.

If you have personal auto insurance or charge the rental to a major credit card, you may be covered at least for collision damage -- so you shouldn't have to purchase the car rental company's collision or loss damage waiver (CDW or LDW) insurance. Make sure to ask your insurance agent or credit card issuer before you decline this coverage.  NOTE: The Union Plus Auto Insurance offers coverage for rental car collision damage for personal travel (not business travel).

Before you drive away from the rental car pick-up station, inspect the car carefully for body damage. Be sure the lights and turn signals are working properly, and check the mileage odometer. Report any defects immediately.

Be wary of prepaid gasoline plans. Always fill the tank yourself before returning the vehicle so that you're only paying for the amount of gas you actually used. Try to avoid the gas stations right near the airport where you're dropping off your car -- the prices tend to be highest there. Instead, fill up a few miles away. Even better: Check before your trip to find out where the cheapest gas stations are in your area.

Time your car rental return to get the best discount car rental rates. It may seem counterintuitive, but returning your car too early may actually cost you money. You'll sometimes pay an early return fee, but even worse, your rate structure will most likely change and you'll be responsible for the difference. Of course, returning the car late could cost you too -- many car rental companies only give you a 30-minute grace period before beginning to charge late fees.

What are the cell phone usage law in the states you'll be driving in?  Here's a handy chart of cell phone laws by state (keep in mind that this information can change at any time). Remember that even if it's legal to talk on a cell phone, it's usually safest to use a hands-free device. 


The Union Plus Rental Car Discounts are available in participating locations in the Unites States and Canada.  The program is not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

Who is eligible?

  • Dues-paying labor union members of participating unions
  • Retired union members
  • Spouse, domestic partners, and children of union members
  • Widows/widowers of union members
  • Union Plus credit cardholders

Customer Service

  • Alamo Rent A Car

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Alamo rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-462-5266
    (reference contract I.D. # 7015700)
    Alamo customer service information
  • Avis Car Rental

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Avis rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-698-5685
    (reference union I.D. # B723700)
    Avis customer service information
  • Budget Car Rental

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Budget rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-455-2848
    (reference union I.D. # V816100)
    Budget customer service information
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Enterprise rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-877-222-9711 (no code necessary)
    Enterprise customer service information
    Request a receipt
  • Hertz Car Rental

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Hertz rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-654-2200
    (reference union I.D. # 205666)
    Hertz customer service information
    Request a receipt
  • National Car Rental

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for National rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-227-7368
    (reference contract I.D. # 5029562)
    National customer service information

  • Dollar Car Rental

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Dollar rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-800-4000
    (reference CD# 3042236)
    Dollar customer service information

  • Thrifty Car Rental

    Get discount rental car quotes and make reservations online for Thrifty rental cars with your Union Plus discount

    By phone: 1-800-847-4389
    (reference CD# 3042238)
    Thrifty customer service information


We realize that sometimes you may need help with a concern about using a Union Plus program. The Union Plus Member Advocacy Program, staffed by OPEIU Local 2 members, is here to help you resolve any problems. Contact us at 1-800-472-2005 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET, weekdays) or online at

Member Comments

On 09/04/16 Marie said:

I saved money when using IATSE Union Plus credit card for car rental, while traveling! I would highly recommend it to others. Check with your insurance company. If you have auto insurance, you most likely do NOT have to pay rental car insurance, which they are going to try to add to bill. Also, if you are someone covered by ADA, you might be able to add a second driver for free. UNION = U 'n I ON the same team, working for better benefits and helping each other save!

On 06/22/16 anonymous said:


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On 06/04/16 anonymous said:

help me save my family some money

On 05/31/16 Lorraine said:

What great savings I got using union plus. I already told all my friends about it.

On 04/04/16 NATASHA said:

I use the car rental discounts from Union Plus quite often and always get a phenomenal deal! You can even use other coupon code and offers when booking online to maximize your savings! Love love love!

On 03/09/16 Jamese said:

Use for the first time and got a great discount.

On 03/02/16 MARK said:

Very helpful...we just had multiple rentals for our honeymoon..Thank You

On 12/25/15 anonymous said:

saved soooo much money using my union plus card. not even AAA can beat these prices.

On 07/08/15 Sitafia said:

Thanks for the discounts..I've gotten free rentals & upgrades with Enterprise..:-)

On 06/30/15 LEO said:

used it several times and saved money

On 05/07/15 Aleisha said:

Excellent resource for me with all of the medical travel I do with my children. Thank you union plus for giving us a option!

On 11/30/14 anonymous said:

the savings are pretty nice and the process to redeem is easy

On 10/31/14 Kathryn said:

best discounts on car rentals. for real!

On 09/17/14 anonymous said:

We live in NYC without a car and we have used this discount often for weekend trips. If you're in the NYC area be sure to look at rental locations in Jersey City and Hoboken. The rates are significantly lower and there are several locations convenient to the PATH train.

On 09/02/14 Erin said:


On 08/28/14 Elizabeth said:

I used Hertz for my rental car, and the company gave me a $110 discount! This is a fantastic discount! I use it everytime!

On 08/20/14 Mokebe said:

I got a better discount than from any of my other affiliation discounts.

On 08/11/14 Mike said:

It works pretty good, we have a local Enterprise and got a free upgrade and a slight discount. Well worth the time.

On 07/18/14 anonymous said:

Prices were so great!

On 06/03/14 anonymous said:

thank you

On 04/23/14 aquanetta said:

Thanks for the discounts I can use all I can get. It would be nice to just show your ID and get discounts.

On 03/07/14 Kevin said:

Very cut and dried! Simple as any and the costs were better than other rental specials.

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