Travel Agents Can Win Big Cash Rewards With Budget`s Latin America And Caribbean Sweepstakes

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/—Budget Rent a Car announced today
the return of its semi-annual Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Sweepstakes,
an international contest offering U.S. travel agents cash rewards up to $1500.
Travel agents who are members of Unlimited Budget(SM), Budget`s travel agency
rewards program, can win cash prizes by booking qualifying car rentals now
through November 15, 2002 in the Latin America and Caribbean region (excluding
San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Budget is awarding first, second and third place prizes, with respective
monetary values of $1500, $750 and $375, to agents who book the greatest
number of reservations for the LAC region in the specified time.  Budget will
deposit the rewarded amounts for each winner on his/her Unlimited Budget debit
MasterCard(R) Card to purchase anything he/she chooses.

“The Unlimited Budget Sweepstakes provides a rewarding means to
acknowledge and thank travel agents for the important role they play in our
industry,” said Mike Blakey, Budget`s director of loyalty marketing.  “The
response we received from veterans and newcomers to the Unlimited Budget
program has been remarkable.”

The winners of the Spring Unlimited Budget LAC Sweepstakes have already
experienced the opportunity to earn more with Budget.  Karey Gold of Portland,
OR took home the grand prize of $1,500.  “I was so excited when I heard the
news that I had won,” said Gold.  “I`ve earned quite a bit since joining the
Unlimited Budget program in the fall of 2000 and this is just the topping on
the cake.  I think I`m going to take my husband to Hawaii.”

The second place winner, Ana Martinez of Chicago, IL, said she cannot wait
to treat herself to a shopping spree with her $750 winnings.  “I really
appreciate the incentives and promotions Budget provides for travel agents,”
said Martinez.  “Booking Budget is very easy for me and the feedback from
clients has been wonderful.”


Kevin Hoff of Aurora, CO, placed third place with a cash prize of $375.
“I plan to use the money to take some time off from planning others` vacations
and do some traveling myself,” said Hoff.  “Working with Budget really pays.”

In addition to the sweepstakes, travel agents can now earn triple
Unlimited Budget(SM) points on weekly leisure rentals that take place through
December 17, 2002.  This translates to $15 for every qualifying reservation on
all car classes, including Budget`s wide selection of luxury and specialty

To sign up for Unlimited Budget and join the more than 75,000 members who
have already experienced the opportunity to earn thousands, agents should
visit  Registration is quick, free and easy.  Agents
immediately begin earning points on rentals and can participate in the LAC
Sweepstakes the minute they join.  In addition, agents can enjoy the
convenience of checking their balance online and view Hot Deals available only
to Unlimited Budget members and their clients.

About Unlimited Budget
  Unlimited Budget is Budget Rent a Car`s premier travel agency loyalty
program through which members can earn valuable reward points on all completed
business and leisure car rental transactions worldwide.  Members can also earn
points for completed bookings with Budget`s hotel partners Doubletree(R),
Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), and
Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.

With each booking, points are deposited in a special account in the travel
agent`s name.  Once a member has accumulated 25 points, the agent receives a
free Unlimited Budget debit MasterCard(R) Card loaded with $25 that can be
used to make purchases anywhere MasterCard is accepted (excluding ATM
withdrawals).  Additional points are automatically deposited with each
completed booking.