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Loophole to get around the Under 25 Car Rental fee?

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Loophole to get around the Under 25 Car Rental fee?

Going to the States for a while and I need to rent a car.

Was looking up rates and noticed that they all tack on an extra free if you're under 25. I am 24. The estimates are almost doubled because of the fee.

Any way I can get this waived or find a loophole?

Tried this http://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/com ... ent_a_car/ but only for US residents..

help?
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Many corporate plans waive the under 25 fee.. Check your employers deal with their preferred rental company... Typically you can often rent with employer discount even if for personal use. The only exception I have seen to that so far is when it is a rate that includes LDW/CDW.
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Good news is I get corporate codes from a) my employer, b) my university, c) a professional institution i'm part of. Bad news is that none of em waive the underage fee.


I found some corporate codes online that waive it, but I don't know if its risky..
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I went to Budget and showed my Costco executive membership a few years ago and they waived the under 25 fee. This was about 3 years ago I rented an Elantra for a few days.
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yeah, tried that first. they require proof that you live in the states.
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4 years ago I rented a minivan with Avis in Florida when I was under 25. They had no choice but to waive the fee because people under 25 weren't allowed to rent minivans (they made an exception). lol dont know if that would work for anyone again but maybe
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I booked on enterprise using a University of California Berkeley corporate code - waived the under 25 fee and gave 10% discount. Was much cheaper than the Hertz way.

Fingers crossed I have no issues.
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jmatheson64 wrote: Fake ID
not a bad idea but sometimes they ask for passport as well if you have an international license.
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Canuckavelli wrote: I booked on enterprise using a University of California Berkeley corporate code - waived the under 25 fee and gave 10% discount. Was much cheaper than the Hertz way.

Fingers crossed I have no issues.
I used to work for Hertz and Enterprise, and we were way stricter at asking for ID for corporate rates with Enterprise than we were with Hertz... may depend on the size of the location...
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My confirmation never mentioned anything. The code is for alumni's, how would an alumni even prove this on the spot? Most don't carry around an alumni card. I know I never bothered to get my uoft alumni card.
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tiggrrrrr75 wrote: I used to work for Hertz and Enterprise, and we were way stricter at asking for ID for corporate rates with Enterprise than we were with Hertz... may depend on the size of the location...
My confirmation never mentioned anything. The code is for alumni's, how would an alumni even prove this on the spot? Most don't carry around an alumni card. I know I never bothered to get my uoft alumni card.


Location is LAX btw lol
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Get one of your parents to rent it maybe?
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Family friend waived my fees :lol:
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What I recall from the last time I rented a vehicle, if you lie on your rental agreement and anything happens you will we responsible for any damages. Also ALL drivers must be listed on the rental contract to be able to drive the car. Not worth the risk.

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