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Budget

Budget Car Rental was founded in 1958 as a car rental company for the “budget-minded” renter. Today, with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries, Budget is a leading rental car supplier offering quality vehicles and a rewarding rental experience. Budget combines the strength of one of the world’s largest car rental brands together with the detailed local knowledge, flexibility and great value for money you need.

Take Advantage Today

Have your choice of the latest models of vehicles and earn Skywards Miles two ways.

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Earn Miles

Earn up to 7 Skywards Miles per USD 1 spent based on your membership status. And if you pay with an Emirates Skywards co-branded credit card you will earn up to 8 Skywards Miles per USD 1 spent.

Membership tier Skywards Miles earned per USD spent  Skywards Miles earned per USD spent using Emirates Skywards co-branded credit card 
Blue 4 5
Silver 5 6
Gold 6 7
Platinum 7 8

How to earn

Book with Budget online and select your Emirates Skywards membership tier. To be eligible to earn Skywards Miles you’ll need to add your Emirates Skywards membership number to your booking and provide proof of your Emirates Skywards membership to Budget when picking up the car at the rental location.

Important Information

  • Emirates Skywards members can earn Skywards Miles on eligible rentals at all Budget retail locations worldwide, excluding all locations in Alaska, USA.
  • Emirates Skywards members will be eligible to earn Skywards miles for every USD 1 or foreign equivalent spent based on their membership tier at the time of vehicle pick-up.
  • Emirates Skywards members will earn up to 7 Skywards Miles per USD spent on each rental only when making your reservation via Budget/Emirates Skywards dedicated website.
  • Earning of Skywards Miles vary, subject to your Emirates Skywards membership tier:
    • Blue Member: 4 Miles per USD spent
    • Silver Member: 5 Miles per USD spent
    • Gold Member: 6 Miles per USD spent
    • Platinum Member: 7 Miles per USD spent
  • Emirates Skywards members who book and pay with an Emirates Skywards co-branded credit card will earn 1 additional Mile based on their membership tier for every USD 1 or foreign equivalent spent, only when making your reservation via Budget/Emirates Skywards dedicated website.
  • If you book via any of other Budget websites directly or call centres, you will earn 2 Skywards Miles regardless of your membership tier and may not receive your partnership benefits in addition.
  • To take part of any promotions or any of your Emirates Skywards benefits, please make sure all reservations are made on Budget/Emirates Skywards dedicated website.
  • Miles cannot be earned on Budget contracted (corporate/government) rates/BCDs, chauffeur-drive services, van and truck rentals, travel industry discounts, wholesale tour packages, nett rate programmes, replacement/insurance rates, long term rentals, selected association programmes, complimentary rentals and award rentals.
  • Miles will be awarded on rentals made for a maximum length of 28 consecutive days. Any additional days will not be eligible to earn Miles.
  • Miles will be awarded on the base rental rate and not on taxes, fuel or additional fees.
  • Miles can only be earned on one frequent flyer program for each qualifying self-drive rental at participating locations worldwide.
  • Renters can only claim Miles for their own rentals, i.e. only one rental at a time.
  • Emirates Skywards members must enter their membership number and membership tier at the time of booking and present proof of their Emirates Skywards membership at the Budget counter when picking up the car to be eligible to earn Skywards Miles.
  • In the event of a change in Emirates Skywards member’s tier status from the booking to rental pick-up, Budget will honour the tier status at the time of rental pick-up. Proof of the new tier status must be presented in order for the reservation to be updated.
  • Emirates Skywards members will be eligible to earn Miles only if the full name in the rental agreement matches the full name in the membership account.
  • The correct Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number will be automatically embedded if the reservation is made on Budget/Emirates Skywards dedicated website (with membership tier selected).
  • If any other Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number is present in the rental booking or in a customer’s Fastbreak profile, no Miles will be awarded and once booked this cannot be reversed.
  • Consecutive or conjunctive rentals at the same location will not qualify for mileage awards – only the first qualifying rental in such situations will be awarded Miles.
  • Miles will be credited to your Emirates Skywards membership account within 6 to 8 weeks after the completion of an eligible car rental.
  • To claim Missing Skywards Miles, for rentals made within the last 180 days visit the Budget website. The original Car Rental Agreement copy is required.
  • Offers may not be used in conjunction with any other discount, promotion or offer other than those valid on the Budget/Emirates Skywards dedicated website and are subject to availability.
  • Standard Budget Terms and Conditions.