If you’re here, you’re probably looking for a way to save money on your car rental from Enterprise. Well you’re in luck! This article is the latest update on the best Enterprise promo code which you might also think of as a coupon code.
The goal is to get you as quickly as possible to the best car rental price whether using either Enterprise’s official deals or corporate codes with a handy table to see all the information you need in one place and a button to take you there with one click.
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Table of Contents
Here's what we're covering:
- What is an Enterprise promo code or corporate account number?
- Observation about Enterprise prices and locations
- Compilation of Enterprise promo codes and coupon codes
- Which promo code will save you the most money?
- How to apply Enterprise promo code or corporate account number
- Does Enterprise offer discounts for AAA members?
- Other tips on saving money with Enterprise
- Are there any codes for underage drivers (under 25)
- How do one-ways work?
- Disclaimer on using corporate codes
What is an Enterprise promo code or corporate account number?
When it comes to discounts for Enterprise, it really comes down to entering one special number and this is what they either call a promo code or corporate account number. For all intents and purposes, they are one and the same because when you fill out the form, there’s only one box.
These are essentially Enterprise coupon codes and they range from either special codes issued by Enterprise for public use or as corporate codes for companies or organizations.
One of the disadvantages of this simplicity is that you can only enter in one number as your promo code. Unlike the account number and coupon code system of National, there is no opportunity of stacking discounts.
Whether you agree with it or not, codes in the form of corporate account numbers are the best way to save money on car rentals which is contrary to what some other platforms want you to believe such as Discover Cars and RentalCars.com. Just make sure you read the disclaimer on using corporate codes before you leave.
Observation about Enterprise prices and locations
You might not know this but Enterprise acquired National and Alamo car rental companies in 2007. The companies operate more-or-less independently as each one has it’s own loyal customers, marketing strategy, and different branch footprints.
Similar to National, I’ve noticed that regular car rental rates without the use of promo codes is quite high.
Something I’ve noticed about National’s pricing strategy is that without codes, their pricing is quite high compared to say Budget which starts off really low even when you don’t use a BCD code.
However, when you plug in an account number, the prices fall dramatically to 1/3 of the original price or more.
Lastly, I’ve noticed that through the online portal, you cannot purchase supplemental liability, personal accident insurance, roadside protection, or personal effects coverage. All of those are offered at time of rental (at the counter) and the prices vary from location to location.
One of the big advantages Enterprise has is not only their large footprint in US and Canada but really around the world. In most big cities, you’ll find car rental stores at the airport and in the city. There are some gaps in say South America, Africa, and Asia but in their family, I’d say Enterprise has the biggest foothold when compared to National and Alamo.
Sure there’s some overlap but another advantage of Enterprise is that they service a lot more locations outside of the airport which means it gives you more options when it comes to pick up and drop off.
In case you’re wondering, you can’t cross car rentals between companies. This means you can’t rent from Enterprise and return it at a National depot.
Compilation of Enterprise promo codes and coupon codes
Now this is why you came here. As loyal users of Enterprise, this is the complete listing of current and tested promo codes. I’ve broken them down between the official discounts offered by Enterprise and also the corporate account numbers.
Making it easy
To use the codes, simply click on the button on the right side of the table. Not only does this copy the code to your computer so you can paste it if you need to, the new tab it opens already has the promo code entered in so you don’t have to do any extra work.
Official Enterprise deals and discounts
For those that are worried about using corporate codes and want to go the safe route, these are the current deals offered by Enterprise. They change roughly every quarter or half year.
Enterprise corporate promo codes
The best deals are undoubtedly from this set of promo codes. These are ordered in descending order
Since the codes don’t actually tell you the explicit savings or how they’re calculated, I’ve done my own calculations. Starting with a baseline booking, I’ve figured out how much discount I’m seeing for each code. That said, don’t take these as definitive discounts as I can see it varying.
There are many corporate account numbers that are at the 5% discount level. I found countless numbers of these so instead of showing them all, I’ve picked a selection of them. You’ll notice that the discount is identical for a number of them and I believe these are meant to be the generic discounts they offer small to medium sized businesses.
These offer pretty significant codes but the caveat is the disclaimer which I explain below.
For transparency, I’ve added the companies and organizations some of these codes belong to.
Which promo code will save you the most money?
For those wanting the best deal, the truth is that “it depends” because it’ll depend on whether you’re an underage driver, doing a one-way rental, country, and overall length of rental. That said, if you take a look at the tables below, it’s pretty clear how big the discounts can potentially be.
I’ve ranked the above by discount so it’s easy to decide which one of the best for you.
However if you’re asking about the absolute best Enterprise promo code, it has to be XZ08K41 which might not have the deepest discount but doesn’t have any underage or one-way fees. It also doesn’t have any coverage included so you don’t have to worry as much about having it nulled if you do get into an accident and they find out you’re not an employee.
I recommend that you pick a selection of them to try on your own because your trip requirements may affect the actual savings offered by each discount code.
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How to apply Enterprise promo code or corporate account number
Entering the Enterprise promotion code or corporate account number is actually quite easy. Let me walk you through it.
When you land on the reservation page, once you start entering details for your rental including pick-up location and dates, you’ll see a box revealed labelled as “Corporate account number of promotion code”. This is where you paste in the coupon code and when you’re done, hit “Continue”. After this, the code’s discounts will be applied to all of the proceeding screens and in fact you’ll see what code it is and for what organization it’s for at the top of your screen.
Does Enterprise offer discounts for AAA members?
Sadly, they discontinued their program with AAA quite a number of years back. That said, their relationship with their Canadian counterpart is still alive and so if you have a CAA membership, make sure to get 5% discount.
Other tips on saving money with Enterprise
Here are a couple of basic tips on car rental savings with Enterprise.
- Register for Enterprise Plus or Emerald Club – Interestingly enough, Enterprise allows you to accrue points with their home program which is Enterprise Plus or National’s Emerald Club. With Enterprise Plus, you essentially earn points that you can convert to free rentals. If you plan on using both National and Enterprise, I recommend that you stick to Emerald Club so you can build up points in one place instead of two. The explanation of the cross-over can be found here (with exceptions listed).
- Try ‘You Click We Pick’ – This is unique to Enterprise. Instead of picking a class of car, you let Enterprise do it based on availability. It’s a bit of a spin of the dice but you could get a pretty sweet upgrade this way.
- If possible, rent from in the city – For cities where it’s possible, those airport fees add up. They sneakily call it something ambiguous which is why you’ll see Concession Recoupment Fee (11.11%), License Cost Recovery Fee ($1.05/day), Customer Facility Charge ($5/day), MV Rental/Tourism Tax (9.5%). In parenthesis are examples of the fees at SLC airport. In this example you’re looking at $88.14 vs $27.42 in extra fees for a one-week rental. That’s massive!
- Week rentals sometimes cheaper than 5 or 6 days – Discounts often kick in when you hit a full week so if you’re close to that, try getting a quote for 7 days.
- Use credit card for car rental insurance – Instead of purchasing LDW, leverage your credit card for insurance. Make sure you read your policy beforehand to know what and how you’re covered.
- Refueling service is never a good idea – Unless you think you’re going to be in a crazy time crunch, always fill up the tank before you return the car. Even if they offer you a temping fuel plan, it’ll always be more expensive than you filling it up by yourself.
Are there any codes for underage drivers (under 25)
Enterprise is a good car rental company to go with if you’re between 21 or older and under 25. Normally there are young driver fees added (i.e. $140 for one week) but for all the corporate codes that have “no” under the ‘Underage Fee?’ column, you won’t need to pay this.
How do one-ways work?
For Enterprise, one-way rentals are allowed however this usually comes at a price in 2 forms:
- Drop fee
- Increase on rate
Normally, the drop fee is reasonable (i.e. $166.54 for SLC to LAS). Where they really ding you though is when they build it into the base rate of the rental. I’ve seen base rates jump to near double the price for one-way rentals.
In order to avoid exorbitant one-way rental charges, look for Enterprise promo codes where I’ve indicated ‘One-way fee?’ as “no”.
Can I do one way rentals between Canada, USA, and Mexico?
If you’re looking to drive across borders, here’s what you need to know:
Rentals Originating in Canada:
- Vehicles rented in Canada can be driven throughout Canada and the US.
- Vehicles cannot be driven into Mexico.
Rentals Originating in the United States:
- Rentals originating in the United States: Most vehicles rented in the US can be driven throughout US and Canada. Some vehicle classes like Exotics, Large Passenger or Cargo Vans, and other specialty vehicles may not be allowed to travel outside of the US. Please reach to the renting location directly for details on cross-border restrictions.
- Most locations do not allow travel into Mexico. If you wish to travel into Mexico, you will be required to purchase additional insurance to cover the vehicle while in Mexico. Please contact the branch directly to determine limitations and availability.
Disclaimer on using corporate codes
As I talk about in the complete guide to car rental coupon codes, one thing you need to be aware of is that codes from the corporate section belong to corporations generated for their employees or are for members of big box stores.
Using these codes without being an employee or member is outside of their rate terms. If you do get into an accident, your own insurance may be void coverage if your misuse gets surfaced. It’s also possible that car rental companies may change your rate during your rental if they find out. It is also unclear whether if you purchase additional coverage (Damage Waiver, Roadside Protection, PAI, etc.), whether that will be nulled if they find out.
You have to be okay with these uncertain risks if you decide to use one of the corporate codes. If you don’t feel comfortable, you should just stick with the official Enterprise car rental discount codes.
Here’s a perspective on using corporate codes that will give you more food for thought on the ethics behind using them.
Does Enterprise check for ID?
From all of my personal experience, I’ve never had my ID checked unless it’s CAA or Costco which I’ve indicated in the above tables.
I’ve heard some stories of people getting asked for ID but you can always say that you’ve forgotten to bring it on your trip.
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