Silvercard will be offering 50% off car rentals in all of their markets between November 12 – 21, 2014. Simply use promo code GIVETHANKS during the booking process and receive 50% off. For those who aren’t familiar with Silvercar, it’s a premium car rental service that offers a fleet of Audi A4 and Q5 vehicles. These cars come equipped with a navigation system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Wifi hot spot, and toll tracking, to name a few. The entire car rental process is operated wirelessly through their mobile app. This includes booking and all the usual paperwork associated with pickup and drop-off. Another bonus is that they have a simple refueling policy: You get charged for the amount of fuel used, based on local rates plus a $5 fill-up fee.
If you don’t like paper trails, exchanging false pleasantries with customer service agents, or getting fleeced for forgetting to refuel, Silvercar is worth looking into. Currently, they are available in just eight airports:
- Austin (AUS)
- Dallas Love Field (DAL)
- Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
- Denver (DEN)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Miami (MIA)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- San Francisco (SFO)
This promotion is well timed with the $100 referral credit they’re currently offering. Members get $100 for every friend they refer who ends up booking a rental for two days or more. There is no earnings cap. Referring five people by the end of the year will trigger a $500 cash bonus. New members get $50 off first time rentals (the code is found in the mobile app message center) and another $50 cash after the rental is complete. If you’re a new member and want to sign-up, consider using my referral link.
I did a few random searches for rentals out of SFO and they were normally much higher than your standard rental. However, with the 50% off promo code, the rate dropped well below what other rental agencies are charging. The rates for a 2-day mid-week rental through Silvercar came to $130 with taxes. A premium car rental search on Kayak turned up rates of $72 per day, which is higher than the discounted rate offered by Silvercar.
Factoring in the $100 discount ($50 off booking and $50 cash when the rental is complete), the Silvercar rate comes down to $30. It’s always best to compare Silvercar prices (and the features included) with other rental agencies. If you’ve wanted to give Silvercar a try, due to weariness of car rental agency drama or just because their cars look cool, then this is the perfect time to do it.
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