Everyone is looking to save a buck these days. Still, there are expenses that you just can't avoid, and whether traveling for business or pleasure, a rental car is often included in the budget. According to USA Today, an Atlanta Budget car rental office is trying a new tactic to help bring down the cost of renting a vehicle, and it involves you becoming a mobile billboard.

A handful of cars in the fleet are getting the vinyl wrap treatment courtesy of Wrap Media Group, and the result is a rolling advertisement available to customers at a greatly discounted daily rate. How much of a discount? One customer secured a weekly rental that usually costs $400 for a mere $88.

That's $312 off for you bean counters at home. Quite a bargain as long as they don't get pushy with the insurance options too. So, would you be interested in saving some bucks in exchange for turning the car you're renting into a rolling billboard? Have your say in our poll below.


Would you rent a wrapped vehicle to save money?
Yes, absolutely 4572 (34.7%)
Yes, but only if it saved me more than 50% on the rental 6382 (48.4%)
No, I'm not interested 1812 (13.7%)
I'm not sure 428 (3.2%)


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      ack154
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm actually surprised that it's taken this long for someone to actually do this. I'd be up for a discounted rental... but I think I'd give some thought to what it was actually advertising and how gaudy/ridiculous it really is. I love saving money - but there are limitations. If I could only save 15% by driving around in a pink Disney Hannah Montana mobile for a week, I think I'd skip it.
      Christopher
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take the Trojan car. Someone else can have the Viagra one...
      • 4 Years Ago
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      Shotgunner
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree that I'd only have a problem with this if the ad was potentially embarrassing. But while being able to approve of the wrap before making the reservation could solve this problem, I can't imagine rental car companies would be able to offer that option. Even getting a car roughly the same size as what you reserved is already a crap shoot. Actually, this would probably appeal to NASCAR fans. A car covered in ads would be more like those race cars than anything else on the road. (Sorry, couldn't resist a jab at NASCAR.)
      • 4 Years Ago
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      4 String
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personal car, nah. Rental, hell yes! I couldn't give a flying f*ck what you put on the car, unless it's something embarrassing like Cialis or something.
      kool350z
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fast forward 5 years and we will be paying a premium for rental cars without ads.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Only if I'm sponsored by Larsen's Biscuits.
      Mike F
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take a Porsche with GT3 RS stickers on it.
      Ducman69
      • 4 Years Ago
      Would I know in advance what I'm advertising? I wouldn't mind driving around town with the windows down in a Coca Cola red and white Mustang. But it would be less fun if it were a pink Tampax maximum flow tampon Prius.
      Sims
      • 4 Years Ago
      86.9% of you are sellouts. We don't need more billboard advertising.
        Tolitz Rosel
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Sims
        ... desperate times call for desperate measures, mister trump ....
        EnzoHonda
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Sims
        Sellout? If I'm driving a Sebring that I had to rent to get around during a trip why wouldn't I want to save a few bucks? I'm already driving a Sebring; it can't get worse.
      • 4 Years Ago
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