Free One Day Silvercar Rental With Promo Code (Minimum 2 Day Rental)

I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available at close to a dozen airports, with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4.

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Each A4 is equipped with free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio, and Silvercar has a fair fuel plan, whereby they’ll fill up your tank for the “market price” plus a $5 refueling fee.

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I feel like they charge a reasonable premium for what they offer, though admittedly everyone values things like this differently.

Silvercar frequently offers promotions for discounted rentals. For example, through the end of the year they’re offering both new and existing users a $50 discount off a rental of at least two days, using promo code FTU50.

But Silvercar also has a new promotion for first time renters, which will probably be especially interesting to many of you (especially since you can always use the $50 discount code on a subsequent rental). They’re offering one free rental day on a rental of at least two days when using promotion code LOUNGEBUDDY (this can be stacked with the referral promotion, which I’ll discuss below, though not with any other promotions).

This promotion will net you the greatest savings when your rental would be most expensive, which will typically be on weekdays.

For example, a weekday rental at LAX can cost as much as $89 per day plus taxes and fees:

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So with your free day, you can knock the cost of a two day rental to $50 per day, including all taxes and fees:

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Keep in mind that in addition to being able to use a promotion code, Silvercar has a great referral program, which they improved earlier in the year. If you’re referred to Silvercar and make your first rental, both the person referring and person being referred will receive $25 in cash.

If you haven’t yet rented from Silvercar, simply go to the sign-up page on silvercar.com, and enter the “Referral Code” at the bottom of the page. If you’d like to use my code (which I’d of course be incredibly grateful for) it’s BSCHLAPPIG, though feel free to post yours below as well, and someone else can use it.

Bottom line

If you’re the type of person who says “a car is a car, I don’t care what I drive,” then Silvercar probably isn’t for you. But if you’re looking to pay a reasonable premium for a car which is actually pleasant to drive, then Silvercar is for you.

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And even if you don’t think you value the experience all that much, it’s worth giving them a shot at least once, given how much value you can get out of your first rental. In the above example, you pay $100 for a two day rental, and then get $25 upon completion of your first rental. That’s ~$38 per day, which is pretty darn good for a weekday rental at LAX.

Comments

  1. Hi there,

    I think above you mean a weekend costs…. not a weekday. that would be pretty high for a day. They dont even offer that high of a rate 😉

  2. @ Peter — Hmmm, I could be missing something, but best I can tell weekday rentals are more expensive, and not weekend rentals.

  3. Rented a SILVERCAR in Denver recently, (yes Ben got the credit). Thought the car was in nice shape and the service was great. I was so disappointed with how gutless the car was. I’ll pass in th further. Now find me an all Tesla rental agency and I’m in!

  4. Would appreciate any new sign-ups using referral code SMOONEY1

    My wife and I used SilverCar in Denver last weekend, and while the service was great… The pickup and drop off requires taking a long shuttle trip; not quite as simple as other locations I’ve read about.

  5. I used SMOONEY1 to signup, now please use my ref code to signup 🙂 thanks:

    my code: TMAEDEL

    and good post ben!

  6. Just reserved for ORD in Aug with your code, Lucky. Would appreciate anyone using DKENEIPP. Thanks.

  7. Just finished our first silvercar rental – I’m hooked. Loved our Audi and love the company concept. The lounge buddy code saved us some cash (and thanks to Ben for the link – used his referral code so we both get the $25.

    If any new users would want to use my code on their first rental id appreciate the referral!

    MMorrison6

  8. I just Used: BSCHLAPPIG
    Feel free to use my code: MBALDWIN3

    Thank you in advance!! I am looking forward to my 1st Silvercar experience. Will report back when it happens in December!

  9. I used your referral, Ben S. Pay it forward 🙂 Hopefully the next reader uses mine: “JDINH1”. Cheers, all.

  10. How do I generate my own buddy code, or when will I get one? I just reserved and used BSCHLAPPIG.

    Thanks
    dennis

  11. Used Silvercar in San Francisco and it was great. Referral code worked and I got my $25 as soon as I finished the rental. Would appreciate it if you used referral code: LFRAWLEY on your rental.

  12. Anyone else being asked by Silvercar for the email address of the buddy who referred you to Silvercar in order to receive the $25 referral promo? Here’s what they wrote:

    Thank you for contacting Silvercar. You will need to contact our partner who distributes the referral bonus by emailing support@extole.com with the email address and referral code of the friend who referred you for the program. From there they will give you instructions on how to retrieve the bonus.

  13. Sweet!

    Use my referral code CBRIGDEN and get $25 off. Thanks!

    I just used CF so hopefully you will get it.

  14. Thanks Charlie! I just used your code CBRIGDEN.

    Please use my code SPANG for your rental to get $25 off!

  15. Signed up with your code, Stan, and I’m about to make my reservation.

    Please use my referral code DAXMANN for $25 off.

  16. Thank you for the article BSCHLAPPIG. I signed up with yours.

    My referral code for $25 off is DDELROSARIO.

  17. LOUNGEBUDDY is still working for a free day on a 2 day rental as of 1/14/16.

    I used DDELROSARIO

    Please use my referral code JMAUNEY for $25 off

  18. Gaurav – go to “My Account” -> “Refer a Friend”, you should be able to enter the referral code there.

  19. Thanks Victor, I was hunting on the sign up page. You’ll have an extra $25 in May :). My code is ZYGFQLPN if there is anyone left who hasn’t signed up yet :).

  20. Thanks Nicky, expect $25 to be credited to your account!

    Please use my referral code for 25$ off:

    NGFSDAIZ

    Thank you!!

  21. I just reserved for LAX and used your code! It all worked perfectly. Looking forward to this rental. Thanks for the info!

  22. I just made a reservation in NY with AJ’s. Thank you very much.

    Here is my referral code. WDLPCVHS

    Thanks in advance.

  23. Thanks Joseph!
    I used your referral code.

    Much appreciation to anyone who would like to use my code:
    YCOBWUZK

    Thanks!!!

  24. Thanks Dave!

    I used your code.
    If anyone wants to keep this wonderful thing going, my code is:

    QPJZXAOR

    Thanks!!!

  25. Used your code for a Silvercar booking at LAX, Matt!
    All are welcome to use code MOUNIXPH for 25 off!

    MOUNIXPH

    Cheers!

  26. Steve.. I used your code today. If anyone would like to use mine for $25 off, it is VSRXGFBI

    Thanks!
    Paul

  27. Chris, just used your code. If you’d like to use mine for $25 off, it is BCERGMIS

    Thanks,
    David

  28. Problem with Silvercar rental today.

    We rented from LAX, upon Ben’s recommendation, for 2 days. The “loungebuddy one day free” credit was revoked because we returned the car early. So, we got charged for the day we were promised for free and Silvercar got the vehicle back to rent on our dime. When I called the LAX location to ask for a refund on the charge, the employee simply hung up on me. We are now waiting for a call from the manager Michael Kaa to see if we will receive the credit. Even if we do get our money back, having an employee hang up on us, doesn’t instill confidence in this company.

    We rented the car from Friday to Sunday but returned it Saturday afternoon.

    I’m curious if anyone else has had a problem with a Silvercar rental and if it was resolved well.

  29. @Denise–the promo clearly says that you get one free day on a two day rental. I’m not sure why you would expect them to give you a free day if you returned the car early and are only paying for one day. You’d have better luck asking for the promo to be applied to a future multi day rental than trying to grab things you are not entitled to. Rented from Silvercar twice last week and had nothing but great service.

  30. The way I read it is you get the one day free on 2 day rental. Your situation is a bit different; you rented the car for one day but were charged for two days. Because you paid for two days….seems the lounge buddy discount should apply. Hope everything works out for you.

  31. In case others get confused like Gaurev did by my post, if you use the loungebuddy code on a two day rental and have to return the car early, Silvercar revokes the free day credit and charges the renter for two days. Just a heads up for anyone planning to use the loungebuddy code. My husband and I were not, as Gaurev stated “trying to grab things you are not entitled to.”

    Thank you, Dennis for getting what I was explaining.

  32. My apologies Denise. One of my rentals last week was from LAS, similar to yours, Thursday noon pick up, Friday evening return, so two days were charged and the loungebuddy code worked to get the first day free. Not sure why it did not work for you.

  33. Follow up e.mail regarding Silvercar rental. The employee who hung up on me called back to apologize. The manager of the LAX location named Michael was very helpful. Silvercar gave us a full refund for our trouble. I feel they handled our problem very well. I can recommend this company based on this follow-up. Will give them a try in a couple of months when I land at Newark Airport.

    Our referral code is:
    OEGTLKFC

  34. @Victor–if you are subscribed to this thread could you please contact me at gcraigs at gmail? Never received my credit for using your code and Silvercar needs some more information Thanks.

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