Budget-Friendly Tips to Help You Navigate Road Tripping


As the weather starts warming up, it’s the perfect time to start planning your next family road trip. Will you explore the mountains, enjoy the coastline, or maybe drive cross-country? No matter where you go, it is no secret that traveling can sometimes be overwhelming and get expensive. But no worries, we’re here to provide you with some Budget-Friendly Travel Tips to help you make the most out of your road trip!

1. Pack snacks for the car – it is cheaper then stopping for fast-food or other meals during your drive.

2. Rent an economy or fuel-efficient vehicle so that you can save on gas.

3. Look up free local events happening along your way, they are a great way to learn about local culture and it will not cost you a dime.

4. Pack your liquids in a plastic bag, you do not want your clothes getting stained.

5. Roll your clothes. It will prevent wrinkles and save you space in your suitcase.

6. Always pack a pair of sunglasses, to enjoy sunny days and not strain your eyes.

7. Keep a pair of cheap flip flops handy. You never know when you’ll need to stop and shower at a rest stop.

8. Plan your stops for food and overnight stays ahead of time, this way you save time by not driving around endlessly.

9. Always ask a local for advice on where to go, they will have the best insights to the area.

10. Reserve your vehicle through Budget with your CARP discount and receive up to 25% off plus an additional $10 to $15 off your rental by using BCD Number: A668600.

As you start planning and packing for your next family adventure, remember these travel tips as it can help provide for a smoother trip. And be sure to use our special discount provided to CARP Members so that you can save big and spend more on souvenirs. Here at Budget, we have a wide selection of cars and SUV’s to choose from and suit the destination you choose. Traveling through the mountains? Take a jeep! Driving along the beaches of the west coast? A convertible will suit you just fine! No matter the destination you choose, having your friends and family in tow, any road trip will be perfect no matter where you go.

Be sure to join Fastbreak® for even more rental perks at www.budget.ca/Fastbreak, and take advantage of the special offers below:

AIR MILES Collectors can get AIR MILES® Reward Miles at participating Budget locations in Canada and the U.S.
Aeroplan® members can earn Aeroplan Miles at participating Budget locations, worldwide.
Additional money saving coupon offers can be combined with your CARP discount.

To book your reservation today and see what additional offers may be available, visit budget.ca/carp or call 1-800- 268-8900 and quote your BCD number. Remember to show your CARP membership card when it’s time to pick up your car.​

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