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Can I use U-Haul Coupons with U-Pack?

June 23rd, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Looking for U-Haul coupons? Find out to save money on your move!

If you’re trying to track down a U-Haul coupon, you’re probably looking to save on your move. I don’t blame you – moving can be expensive! While U-Haul coupons can take a small portion off your rental cost, it’s important to remember the total cost of using a U-Haul. There are extra costs you may not consider when deciding on a moving company. These extra costs like fuel, meals, hotel stays, and road tolls are all expenses that can take a chunk out of your moving budget, especially the cost of fuel. What if there was a way to move on budget without using a U-Haul coupon?

Don’t assume a U-Haul coupon will make your move affordable. Check out U-Pack too!

How to move without coupons

You might be able to move long distance on a budget without a U-Haul coupon (or paying for fuel!). U-Pack is a moving service where you pack and load your stuff (like U-Haul) but you don’t have to drive. U-Pack delivers your stuff to your new home, so you don’t have to pay for fuel, travel costs, or spend all that time driving. When moving long distance, U-Pack actually compares in cost to renting a U-Haul, so you can save money without having to drive.

U-Pack Savings compared to U-Haul Coupons

When you get a moving quote from U-Pack, you'll find that fuel, taxes, road tolls, and driver are already included in the quoted price— and U-Pack takes care of the driving. That's a big deal when you consider the fuel cost alone: most rental trucks average 6 to 10 miles per gallon, pushing the gas cost to at least $600 for a 1,500 mile move at current gas prices. Even with U-Haul coupons, you'll still save more with U-Pack when it comes to making a long distance move.

Let’s take a look at an example move with a 2 bedroom apartment from Memphis, TN to Phoenix, AZ – 1,424 miles. (Keep in mind that that rates may differ based on seasonality, day of week, where you’re moving to and from, and how much you’re moving).  

  • The cost to rent a 14’ U-Haul is about $1,500.  Let’s image you found a U-Haul coupon that takes $25 off your move for a total of $1,475.
  • If you have to tow your car, add $155.00
  • According to the rental truck fuel calculator, fuel for a 1,400 mile move will cost you about $752.
  • U-Haul’s Safemove Plus® protection plan will add $203, and the trailer rental coverage is $56, for a total of $259.
  • Then, add on the hotel, food, and toll costs you’ll encounter.

Before taxes, it would cost more than $2,600 to rent a U-Haul and drive it yourself—even with a coupon code.  

Or, you could move with U-Pack.

This same move, using two ReloCubes would cost about $2,300.00. That includes fuel, tolls, and a driver who will drop off and pick up the equipment, and drive it across the country. In this case, even with a U-Haul coupon, U-Pack is cheaper (and did I mention that you don’t have to drive?)

If you’re moving locally or a short distance (under 300 miles), you can usually expect rental trucks to be the lower cost option. But, if you’re moving long distance, check out U-Pack! You can even use coupon code “BLOG25” to get $25 off your U-Pack move!

You can get an online quote to compare U-Pack prices to U-Haul prices for your specific move. Just enter the basic info about your move, and you can see the price instantly.

Have questions how U-Pack compares to truck rental? Call us at 800-413-4799 or leave a comment below. We look forward to helping.

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