Car Rental Affiliate Partner Program

 
Answers to Affiliates' most commonly-asked questions  
In Summary:  Frequently-asked questions about our Budget Rent A Car's Online Affiliate Partner Program. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact budget.affiliateprogram@avisbudget.com  

Overview
What is the Budget Rent A Car Online Affiliate Program?
How much commission can I earn?
How does the program work?
Does it cost anything to join?
What is my responsibility as an online Affiliate?
What is Budget's responsibility?

Becoming a member
How do I get started?
Who does Budget invite to be an Affiliate?
I don't have a Web site yet. Can I apply to be an Affiliate? 
Can I become an Affiliate if my Web site is based outside the United States?
 
Can I sign up more than one Web site as an Affiliate?

After you are enrolled
Where should I place the links on my site?
How do I monitor my sales and calculate how much commission Ive earned? 
How does Budget track rentals originating from my site?
 
When will I be paid?
 
After I enroll, whom do I contact if I have questions?

What is the Budget Online Affiliate Program?
The Budget Rent A Car Online Affiliate Program is a fast and easy way for your Web site to generate extra revenue. Once a member, you earn money by promoting Budget car rental through the approved links that we provide for you. Each time one of your visitors clicks on one of these links and completes the car rental reservation process at budget.com, you earn commission!

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How much commission can I earn?
Budget pays all new car rental Affiliates 3% commission (based on time and mileage) for each completed car rental reservation referred from your Affiliate link. Higher commission rates are negotiable for high performers. As the number of completed car rentals that your site refers to our site increases, so can your commission.

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How does the program work?
It's simple. Once you advertise the Budget approved link on your site, youll be paid a commission percentage each time a customer clicks on the link, reserves a car, and pays for their rental. We monitor all attribution and transactions through Commission Junction, where as an affiliate you will have full access to promotional material, resources etc.

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Does it cost anything to join?
No, it's absolutely free to join the program!

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What is my responsibility as a Budget Online Affiliate?
You are responsible for promoting budget.com and our offers to your audience and for providing them with a link to visit our site. You may set up as many links to pages within budget.com on your site as you like and can promote budget.com to your opt-in- e-mail list or through search engine results. However, you may not purchase the word Budget, Budget car rental or other Budget-related search terms that incorporate the Budget name from search engines. All creative elements that we provide, such as logos, banners and text links, cannot be altered in any way.

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What is Budget's responsibility?
By working with the Commission Junction network, Budget will provide customer support and will process all reservations and car rentals that your site generates, and pay your affiliate commissions.

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How do I get started?
Do you have an affiliate account on Commission Junction?  If not, register today for an affiliate account – it’s fast & free!
If you already have an affiliate account on Commission Junction, simply apply to the Budget Affiliate program.  Within five to seven business days, you’ll be notified via e-mail of your acceptance into the program.

 

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Who does Budget invite to be an Online Affiliate?
Budget invites aesthetically pleasing sites that are interested in promoting our brand. We do not accept personal home pages or personal Web sites that incorporate images or content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable in any way. Or sites that depict sexually-explicit images, promote violence, illegal activities, or unlawful discrimination of any kind.

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I don't have a Web site yet. Can I apply to be an Affiliate?
No. As part of the application process we must be able to review your Web site, so it must be live at that time.

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Can I become an Affiliate if my Web site is based outside of the United States?
Currently we are accepting sites based in the U.S. and Canada. 

 

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Can I sign up more than one Web site?
Yes, you can have multiple sites under one Affiliate Account as long as they are different sites with separate URLs. Once in the program through Commission Junction, you will have access to full setup and technical support.

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Where on my site should I place the links?
Position the links in a highly visible spot such as your homepage and/or all other high-traffic areas. When your links are placed in an easily accessible location, your visitors are more likely to click on them, which will lead to higher numbers of completed car rentals, and more commission opportunities for you!

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How do I monitor my sales and calculate how much commission Ive earned?
Through the Commission Junction Account Manager, you will be able to run reporting to track the reservations, sales, and commissions you have earned through the Budget Affiliate program.

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How does Budget track reservations originating from my site?
Once approved via the online enrollment process, each Affiliate is assigned an individual Affiliate ID and given approved links that contain a unique identifier. Every time your customer follows one of those links to budget.com, your unique URL is detected and we credit you with sending the customer to us. To ensure proper tracking, its important that you don't make any modifications to these links.

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When will I be paid?
Commission checks are mailed out from Commission Junction once a month.  You must have a minimum account balance of $50 if using Direct Deposit and $100 if payment by check in order to receive payment.

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After I enroll, who do I contact if I have questions?

Marketing & Technical Questions:

e-mail: budgetaffiliates@cj.com


 

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