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Yesterday, I posted an Amazing Deal Alert: Free Weekend Rentals From Avis which offered customers two free weekend days with no minimum rental. The code is valid for rentals through June 30, 2013 at participating locations in the U.S.

This coupon code is no longer valid for bookings on the Avis site.
This coupon code is no longer valid for bookings on the Avis site.

Well as luck will have it, the deal is now dead and is no longer bookable through the Avis site. However, currently one workaround is to head over to United’s site and book the car rental there. United allows customers to enter coupon codes for their car rental partners. So I was able to still get this to work there. The rate showed on United’s site will be the regular rate, but once I made the reservation, I was given an Avis confirmation number which I was able to check on their site and the price showed up as $0. In fact, this might be an even better to book this, since its through a 3rd party, so all Avis will see is that this is booked through United.

This deal is still bookable on Select Cars, then sdvanced search and enter TUEA002 for the Avis promotional code.
This deal is still bookable on Choose the “Car” tab, then hit “Advanced Search” and be sure to enter TUEA002 for the Avis promotional code.

However, some people have reported being asked for a paper coupon when picking up their vehicle or that Avis is saying it will not being honored, so if you did make a reservation through this promo, just beware that this is a possibility. I haven’t personally rented a vehicle using this code, but I figured it was worth a shot so I wanted to share these deals. Hopefully Avis will honor these bookings, but be sure to make other refundable options to be safe. Most car rentals are refundable so this shouldn’t be too hard to do. Check out this post on maximizing car rental programs for more information.

A few TPG Readers have tweeted me:

@suijuris writes “Still works – book through”

@SorabBhardwaj writes “This coupon is for Amex Platinum members only and will be denied at the counter without the paper coupon.”

I would love to hear your personal experiences on this deal on if this is being honored or if Avis is asking for a paper coupon. Feel free to tweet me @thepointsguy or comment below.

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