WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP members looking to save money on the road now can include Payless Car Rental as an option. As part of an expanded agreement with parent company Avis Budget Group, members who choose Payless Car Rental will receive a free upgrade on compact through full-size car rentals, a five percent discount, and waiver of the additional-driver fee at participating U.S. Payless locations.
Payless Car Rental joins Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental and Budget Truck Rental as the latest brand under the Avis Budget Group umbrella to offer discounts to AARP members.
"When we choose our partners, we really look at what value our members want as well as where they want to spend their money," said Clay Buckley, vice president, lifestyle, at AARP Services, Inc. "Payless Car Rental provides valuable, hassle-free savings that will help AARP members save on their next trip. They and the entire Avis Budget Group family exemplify the high standard of quality that is important to our members."
According to an AARP analysis, Americans 50 and older are taking more weekend trips – approximately 10 a year – closer to home rather than one long annual vacation farther away, and many are renting a car to do so."AARP members love to travel, and we're pleased to help them get to their destination reliably, with a little extra money left in their pockets," said Beth Kinerk, senior vice president of sales, at Avis Budget Group. "We're happy to offer Payless Car Rental as another choice for AARP members when they make their next travel arrangements." For more information on the travel services and discounts available to AARP members, visit aarpdiscounts.com. ABOUT PAYLESS CAR RENTALPayless Car Rental was founded in 1971 in Spokane, Washington. Today, Payless Car Rental operates approximately 120 rental locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America, including many in major airports. Payless Car Rental serves price-conscious leisure and business travelers and operates with a hybrid model of corporately operated locations along with locations operated by franchisees. Payless Car Rental is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. For more information, visit paylesscar.com. ABOUT AARP SERVICES, INC.AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies. SOURCE AARP Services, Inc.