SAMSI Car Rental Recommendations

Announcing The New Rental Car Program For SAMSI Employees and Guests

All SAMSI employees and guests can now receive discounted rates on rental vehicles through Enterprise Rent-A-Car! Please remember to use the SAMSI Corporate ID number 53E4296 to receive discounted pricing on all of your rental vehicles. For rentals that originate in North Carolina you will be entitled to the guaranteed rate structure outlined in the table below. On all of your rentals outside of North Carolina, simply book your reservations using the same Corporate ID number 53E4296 and receive discounts off of the lowest posted rates for whatever time you are traveling. If you have any questions regarding this account please contact:

Fred C. Black
Regional Corporate Sales Manager
Enterprise Rent A Car
2860 Slater Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
919-657-8927 office or 919-306-6585 cell
919-657-8998 fax
Fred.C.Black@erac.com

Reservations can be booked at www.enterprise.com using the customer number and pin number — (THE)
or call 1-800-Rent-A-Car

Please reference Corporate ID number 53E4296 to obtain the following discounted rates in North Carolina:
Car Class Daily Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
Compact $35.99 $169.99 $569.99
Intermediate $37.99 $179.99 $639.99
Standard $39.99 $204.99 $699.99
Full-size $41.99 $224.99 $719.99
Premium $50.99 $234.99 $759.99
Luxury $64.99 $319.99 $1,199.99
Cargo Van $55.99 $299.99 $1,099.99
7 Passenger Minivan $64.99 $319.99 $1,199.99
Mid-size SUV $57.99 $299.99 $929.99
Large SUV $79.99 $429.99 $1,449.99
Full-size Pick-up Truck $54.99 $259.99 $1,099.99
15 Passenger Vans $89.99 $439.99 $1,469.99

Monthly rentals are limited to 3000 miles free per month. Excess mileage will be charged at a rate of $.20/mile.
All other vehicles include unlimited mileage in NC and surrounding states.

For international guests working or studying in the U.S. – First Choice Leasing

Special Note for Overseas SAMSI Visitors

Cars booked from overseas can be much cheaper! Please investigate with your travel agent. Some of the many choices follow. Best rate found so far: From Austria: Alamo, $510 for 3 weeks with all insurance included

National Companies

(Note: The OAG code for the Raleigh-Durham Airport, the most common pickup point, is “RDU”)

Alamo
http://www.alamo.com/
(Nationwide: 800-327-9633, RDU: 919-840-0132)

Avis
http://www.avis.com/
(Nationwide: 800-831-2847, RDU: 919-840-4750)

Budget
http://www.budget.com/
(Nationwide: 800-527-7000, RDU: 919-876-8715)

Dollar
http://www.dollar.com/
(Nationwide: 800-800-4000)

Enterprise
http://www.enterprise.com/
(Nationwide: 800-736-8222, RDU: 919-840-9555)

Hertz
http://www.hertz.com/
(Nationwide: 800-654-3131)

National
http://www.nationalcar.com/
(Nationwide: 800-227-7368, RDU: 919-840-4350)

Thrifty
http://www.thrifty.com/
(Nationwide: 800-847-4389, RDU: 919-890-4502)

Generic Web Sites

(automatic “searches for best rates”)

BreezeNet
http://www.bnm.com/rcar.htm

Discount U. S. Car Rental Network
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/travel4u/rental_cars.html

4-Cheap-Car-Rentals
http://www.4-cheap-car-rentals.com/

iCheapCarRentals
http://www.icheapcarrentals.com/

Orbitz
http://www.orbitz.com/

The Car Reservations Desk
http://www.the-car-reservations-desk.com/

Travel Now
http://www.travelnow.com/cars/