Flying our family of four down South to visit my in-laws is not cheap. And when you tack on a rental car when we get down there, we’re already out close to 2k. Not fun. But the 20 hour drive in a sedan (that already has 170k miles on it from the dozens of other drives to the South…) with two dramatic little girls is not fun. It’s borderline torture, especially considering my hubs and I are both over 6 ft tall. Leg room is a premium. It’s almost impossible to have things accessible, but out of reach of the little people who like to make messes.
Most rental car companies have a couple different types of discount codes, and many of them can be used together. Check with your credit card, bank, insurance company, employee benefits, and other affiliations to see if they have rental car discounts available, and write down the codes/deals. Google things like “Hertz rental car promo code” and write down the codes and what the deal is. You can put the codes in when you book the reservation, or you can call the location you booked at and ask to add the codes onto your reservation, or you can also wait and have the person at the counter add the codes when you’re there to pick up the car.