Silvercar Opening at Newark Airport, Doubles Referral Bonus

Silvercar is opening at Newark May 9 at Wally Park. I never rent cars in New York, but if I were headed somewhere other than Manhattan I probably would. I love Silvercar and am always thrilled to see them expanding to key markets.

First time Silvercar users get $25 when referred by someone (for a limited time the referrer gets $50 — double the previous amount). This is my referral link, feel free to leave yours in the comments if you’d like.

Referral credits stack with discount codes.

Mommy Points reminds that first time users can try code LOUNGEBUDDY for a free day on a two day rental and FACEBOOK50 for $50 off.

I’m always on the lookout for Silvercar discounts, especially those that can be used by existing customers, because I really have come to prefer renting from them. SPRING20 is valid through May 15 for 20% off.

Virgin America also offers miles.

Get 500 bonus points on your first rental, 1,000 points on your second rental, and 2,000 points on your third rental. Earn four points per $1 spent on each subsequent rental, now through May 6, 2016.

When you rent from Silvercar, their all-inclusive model comes with free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio. You pay only actual tolls (no administrative charges) and can pay a flat $5 and they’ll refuel your car at market rate.

No $9.79 per gallon charges, and no filling up at the gas station near rental car return charging nearly $5 a gallon.

These aren’t cheap rentals, they start at $49 a day in some locations but that’s often cheaper than I can get midweek airport rentals and it’s not that much more than rental agencies charge much of the rest of the time — plus you get a nice car and nice set of features.

Silvercar also has locations in:

  • Austin
  • Chicago O’Hare
  • Dallas Love Field
  • Dallas Ft. Worth
  • Denver
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • New York City (non-airport locations, Silver Towers in Manhattan and McCarren Hotel in Brooklyn)
  • Phoenix
  • San Francisco

I only wish they were in more cities. Oddly enough their core customers apparently aren’t elite business travelers — perhaps they have something of a hipster demographic, but that’s likely a function of early adopters, and that they aren’t yet widespread enough to bulk up on corporate contracts.

About Gary Leff

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Comments

  1. Keep in mind in New York sometimes you get rerouted to a different one of the three airports. With silvercar this becomes impossible. Still a great place to rent a car, but just keep in mind that this locks you to Newark no matter what even if weather or other problems cause you to be rerouted to JFK or LaGuardia.

  2. I too tried Silvercar in Denver last year and it was an amazing experience. Good service, all inclusive, a gas refill option that’s not offensive or stupid, and a great car. I travel to EWR at least a couple times a year and the rental car prices there are ridiculous (although the last time I was there in March there was a deal with Dollar where the rental turned out to be about $100 for 4 days!).

    If you’re a Visa Infinite cardholder (which I am through City National Bank), you can get 30% off at SilverCar. I was just pricing cars for an upcoming trip in July and with the 30% off it’s cheaper than several other companies. Knowing that it’ll be a good car with (hopefully) good service makes this a no-brainer for me. They’ve got my business.

    Another referral code: https://www.silvercar.com/users/sign_in?referrer_code=PMARCOS

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