Looking for a Budget discount code?
If you’re planning a long-distance move, it’s a good idea to shop around to compare costs and services. And you may also want to search for deals to get the best price. But before you rent a truck from Budget®, make sure you understand what coupons are available and how they’re applied to your move. Plus, there’s a better solution to move out of state with U-Pack, where you can save money and won’t have to drive bulky moving equipment.
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Saving money on Budget trucks
Here are the coupons Budget’s website listed for one-way truck rental. These deals were accurate at the time of posting in April 2023 and are subject to change at any time. They are only available at participating locations.
- Limited-time 20% discount on truck rentals with code 20DIS (blackout dates may apply and can vary by location)
- 20% off for U.S. military personnel traveling with orders with code USMIO
- AARP members can get 20% off for rentals picked up Sunday through Thursday or 10% off for rentals picked up Friday through Saturday, and the Physical Damage Waiver at a reduced rate of $10 per day. Members must call or click through the AARP page on Budget’s website to get the discount.
- 15% off one-way moves for police, firefighters and EMT with code SERVICE
- 15% off one-way moves for students with code TRUKU
- 15% off one-way moves for Motor Club members with code MOTRC
According to Budget, renters must enter the code online or mention it to a representative to get the deal. The coupons can’t be combined and only apply to the truck’s base rate, meaning they won’t be applied to taxes, towing, damage coverage, moving supplies or additional rental days. And keep in mind that the cost of fuel is not included in your quote.
Suggested reading: Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental.
Compare Budget coupons to U-Pack prices
To help you compare the costs of moving with Budget and moving with U-Pack, we looked at an example move for a 3-bedroom home from Dallas, TX, to Missoula, MT, in May 2023. The prices were accurate at time of posting for each company’s recommended equipment. Actual moving costs will vary based on home size, location and equipment availability.
For the example move, we used the 20% discount from Budget’s website. Here’s the breakdown with estimated fuel costs:
|26’ moving truck for 7 days (included the 20% discount)||$6,653|
|Supplemental liability and damage waiver (includes personal accident & cargo, Roadside Safety Net)||$464.66|
|Taxes and fees||$730.63|
|Estimated fuel (diesel) for approx. 1,700 miles||$877.63*|
*Based on $4.13 per gallon average diesel price at time of posting according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration Gas and Diesel Fuel Update and Budget’s estimated 8 MPG for the truck according to their website.
What was U-Pack’s price? For the same 3-bedroom home move from Dallas to Missoula, U-Pack recommended 17 linear feet in a moving trailer for the cost of $7,826. This price included equipment, transportation, taxes, fuel and liability coverage.
And Budget isn’t the only company to offer moving coupons. You can use these stackable savings from U-Pack to save more:
- $25 off automatically for booking online
- $25 off with code BLOG25
The discounts would bring the example move to $7,776.
Ready to check your moving price?
At U-Pack, you handle the packing, loading and unloading, and then we take care of all the driving. Get your free, no-obligation quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. If you have any questions about how U-Pack services and prices compare to Budget, let us know in the comments. We’re always happy to help!
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