Silvercar by Audi, the car company’s app-based car-rental service, is going big with a major Leap Year 2020 travel promotion. For all cars booked during the last week of February, customers are eligible to receive a free Audi rental for one day.
For the deal to work, you must make a reservation for at least two days and enter the promo code LEAPDAY2020 online or on the Silvercar by Audi app. The promotions will run from February 23rd to 29th, but know that this isn’t your average car rental service. In addition to offering a premium fleet of luxury Audi vehicles, it’s all app-based to keep in mind the modern traveler, meaning there are no lines, paperwork or hassle.
When I used the service at D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, a representative met me with the car, checked me into the app and I was on my way. I zipped past my colleagues stuck in a crowd of people waiting for their rentals alongside baggage claim.
At the end of the day, the convenience is reflected in the price tag, as an average car rental can be more than $60 per day. If there’s ever a time to elevate your car-rental game, do it next week when you can get a day for free.
One more thing to note: Silvercar by Audi is only available in 26 locations across the country. But, it tends to be available in major metropolitan areas like Chicago, Miami, Denver, NYC and L.A. If you’re in these areas or any of the others (you can check the full list here), scroll through below for some tips on how to score last-minute accommodations.
How to Find Last-Minute Hotel Deals
Hostels are Cool Now
Hostels, especially in Chicago, aren’t at all what they used to be. After all, it is 2020. Now, you can find elevated living experiences with stylish private or shared dormitories and chic common spaces designed to encourage guests to mingle. In Chi-Town, a night at the popular Freehand Chicago can be as low as $79 a night.
Hit up HotelTonight
The app’s mission is to get you extremely discounted day-of bookings, so I often wait until the last possible minute to move forward with any reservations as it can make all the difference. Since you likely just found out about this Audi deal and will be putting together a getaway in a matter of days, downloading this app is a smart move.
Opt for One Night
Unlike HotelTonight, where you can reserve multiple nights, One Night is strictly for same-day, single-night bookings. There’s plenty of overlap between the select Silvercar by Audi locations and One Night. Do some research, see which places match up and snag huge savings.
Deal Value: Free car rental for the day at SilverCar by Audi during the last week of February.
Timeframe: February 23rd through 29th
Things to Remember: You must use the promo code LEAPDAY2020 and select at least two days for your car rental. Silvercar by Audi is only available in 26 locations across the country.