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Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

March 27th, 2013 - 9:37 AM

Will my coupons from Penske save me money?

I’ll be the first person to say that I LOVE shopping when I have a coupon to use. But often, one thing that most of us don’t consider when we have a coupon is whether or not the original price is reasonable or not. I know what you’re thinking – “but it’s 10% off!” I’m just like you – the item we want or need may be a little pricey, but we always think it’s better to make the transaction when we get a discount, right?

When it comes to moving long distance, that scenario doesn’t always work out best for your budget. Take Penske coupons as an example – you’re thinking about driving a rental truck, and you plan on using one of the coupon codes you came across online. But before you turn in those Penske coupon codes, consider the ‘soft costs’ associated with truck rentals that most people aren’t aware of. Here are some of the most common costs you’ll have to shell out extra cash for:

  • Gas cost. Did you know that most rental trucks only get 6-10 miles per gallon? (No really – it even says so on the paperwork). At current gas prices, a 1,500 mile move would cost well over $800 just for fuel. Use this rental truck fuel calculator to see how much you could potentially spend on gas.
  • Hotel stays. If you’re driving a rental truck, you’ll likely be stopping in a hotel for the night during travel to your new home. To be fair, you may have to stay in a hotel with U-Pack, too – but considering that the maximum recommended speed for driving a rental truck is 55 MPH (when towing a trailer or car), that means longer travel time and more frequent stops for sleep. Penske coupons won’t cover extra nights in a hotel.
  • Meals on the road. Just like hotel stays, slower travel speeds in a rental mean more meals on the road. With just a family of four, extra days of dining out can add up quickly.
  • Insurance. Since you’re behind the wheel, it’s important to find out what is and isn’t covered if there’s an accident in the rental. Purchasing insurance coverage ‘just in case’ is one more cost of driving a rental truck.

Before you decide to go with Penske coupons or use a Penske promo code, get a free moving quote with U-Pack. It includes fuel, liability coverage, an experienced driver, and there’s no additional charge for sales tax. When you compare the true moving costs for all the options, you’ll see why so many people go with U-Pack. In fact, 68% of U-Pack customers considered truck rental as their first option, but went with U-Pack instead because of price. If you have questions, just leave a comment below.

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