Forego The Brand-Name Car Rentals
Check out lesser-known car rental companies, like Payless. “Because of lower operating costs, their cars, which can be found at Web sites like CarRentals.com and CarRentalExpress.com, typically cost 15 to 30 percent less than rentals from mainstream agencies,” reports The New York Times. Also consider the German agency Sixt, which has branches in Atlanta, Miami and Orlando. They even offer BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes at deep discounts. Off-airport locations are usually cheaper by 30 percent or more.