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    Book for 3+ days and get $50 off, plus a 2-for-1 Cardrona lift pass and a $25 Macpac voucher
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Earlybird Ski Offer

Book for 3+ days and get $50 off, plus a 2-for-1 Cardrona lift pass and a $25 Macpac voucher

 

South Island Earlybird Ski Offer  |  North Island Earlybird Ski Offer   

Book for 3 or more days in duration and get $50 off, plus a 2-for-1 Cardrona lift pass and a $25 Macpac voucher. Blackout dates apply. Limited vouchers available, don’t miss out!

This offer is valid for travel between the 10th June and 2nd July 2017 and 22nd July to the 15th October 2017 (snow and weather permitting).

Please note that the 2-for-1 lift pass can only be redeemed while the vehicle is being rented. See full Terms and Conditions below.

To take advantage of this special offer, please use coupon number MPNZ001 on your reservation.

Offer is available on Sub Compact Hatch (Group A), Compact Hatch Manual (B), Compact Hatch Auto (C), Compact SUV (G), Intermediate Sedan (D), Full Size (E), Hybrid Eco Friendly Sedan (K), Full Size Elite (H), Intermediate SUV (P), Standard SUV (S), Full Size SUV (F) and Premium 4WD (W) vehicles only, subject to availability.

New Zealand Fly Buys members earn one Fly Buys point for every $20 spent on rental charges or earn 2.5 Air New Zealand Airpoints dollars for every rental day.*


Terms and Conditions

    • You must apply Coupon Code MPNZ001 to your reservation.
    • Offer is available on A, B, C, G, D, K, E, H, P, S, F & W vehicle groups only, subject to availability.
    • Offer only available at participating Christchurch and Queenstown branches locations.
    • Offer not available on corporate, travel industry, net and non-discountable rates.
    • May not be used in conjunction with any other promotional, coupon or discounted offer.
    • Offer is non-transferable and non-refundable.
    • Budget standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
    • $50 discount is applicable on time and kilometre charges only. Airport and wharf fees, one way rental fees, fuel and any selected additional insurances and optional extras are not included.
    • A minimum of 3 consecutive rental days is required
    • Offer applies to rentals commenced by 15 October, 2017
    • Blackout dates: 3 July 2017 to 21 July 2017
    • An advance reservation is required.
    • All prices exclude GST.
    • Standard Budget New Zealand Rental Terms & Conditions apply.
    • For further details, please contact Budget Rent a Car on 0800 283 438.

    Cardrona 2-for-1 Lift Pass redemption terms and conditions:

    • The 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass voucher will be issued at time of rental and is available with rentals departing Budget Queenstown or Christchurch branches only.
    • The voucher is valid for redemption between the 10th June and 2nd July 2017 and 22nd July to the 15th October 2017 (snow and weather permitting).
    • A maximum of 1000 vouchers will be made available.
    • Purchase a single day adult lift pass at Cardrona Alpine Resort and receive another adult single day lift pass for free.
    • The FREE Lift Voucher is valued at $99 during June, September and October and $110 during July and August and cannot be on-sold, returned or exchanged for cash.
    • The offer is available to Budget customers and is limited to one per active Budget Rental Agreement, and can only be used while the vehicle is being rented with Budget.
    • This promotional offer can be withdrawn at any time and without notice.

    • To take advantage of this offer:
      1. You will be issued with a Budget 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass voucher when picking up your vehicle.
      2. Complete the voucher with the required details (rental agreement number and licence plate number), which can be located on your Budget rental agreement.
      3. Present this voucher along with your Budget Rental Agreement and Key Tag at one of the following Cardrona Ticket Offices to redeem: 37 Camp St, Queenstown; 20 Helwick Street, Wanaka; or Cardrona Alpine Resort.
    • If you arrive at the ski field without your Budget Rental Agreement, Key Tag and completed 2-for-1 voucher you will be required to purchase a full price lift pass in order to ski. The pass will not be refunded upon later presentation of the Budget Rental Agreement or 2-for-1 voucher.
    • The Cardrona Alpine Resort lift pass is a reloadable, reusable RFID Card. The lift pass is issued to named individuals; a photo will be taken at the time of redemption. You will be identified using your photo every time you access the lifts. Once lift passes are issued they cannot be transferred to another person.
    • Standard Full Day Lift Pass Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.cardrona.com for further details.

    Macpac $25 Voucher redemption terms and conditions:

    • Macpac voucher entitles the bearer to $25 off at all Macpac New Zealand stores on Macpac branded purchases totalling over $200.
    • A minimum purchase of $200 (two hundred dollars) is required.
    • Voucher is valid on all Macpac products including sale and clearance items, and excludes third party brands.
    • Voucher will be issued at time of rental, and is valid until 5.00pm, Tuesday, October 31st.
    • The vouchers can only be redeemed instore and cannot be redeemed online.
    • Voucher must be surrendered to the customer service representative instore at time of purchase.

If you have a Budget Fastbreak or Rapidrez account, please enter your six-character number and surname in this field. Corporate Fastbreak members should also enter there six-character number and surname in this field.

If you're a member of an organisation or company that partners with Budget you may have a one of the following:

  • Direct PIN Number
  • OTTO Number
  • ACTO Number
  • BCN Number
  • BCD Number

Add this number into the field shown to receive your discount.

If you're a member of Air New Zealand Airpoints™, Qantas Frequent Flyer, or FlyBuys New Zealand you may earn points on your rental charges. Select the program you are a member of and enter your membership number and we will automatically credit membership account with the applicable points after your rental has been completed.

If you have a Coupon or Discount Number it can be entered here. The value of the coupon, where applicable, will be reflected in Estimated Total.

Enter your travel agency IATA number or Budget Assigned Number (BAN) in this field.

The minimum age for drivers is 21 years old for all car groups. A Young Driver Surcharge of NZ$25.00 (plus GST) per day per driver will apply to drivers under 25 years of age.

The 'Estimated Total' displayed on your reservation includes; base daily rate, taxes, coupon discounts, and surcharges. Items such as credit/debit card transaction fees and petrol are NOT included in the Estimated Total.

Please Note: The Estimated Total is subject to change based upon exchange rates at the time of rental.

Payment of the rental must be made by credit card and the credit card holder must be present when the vehicle is collected. When you collect your vehicle a pre-authorisation will be made on your credit card for the estimated value of the rental and any applicable security bond. Provided the vehicle is returned undamaged and no additional charges apply (e.g. fuel), the pre-authorisation is cancelled.

Budget accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa.

Debit Cards are accepted provided that the card displays the Visa or Mastercard logo, has been issued by a bank, has the customer's name and card number on the card, and the funds are being debited from a cheque/current account. Prepaid and Reloadable debit cards and gift cards, as well as Travel Cards and EFTPOS cards are not accepted.

Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance (MVI) is mandatory and included in the rate.

Optional Budget Driver & Passenger Protection can be purchased for NZ$28* (plus GST) per day. The purchase of this optional insurance package reduces the renter's liability to NZ$300.00* (plus GST) for all car groups. In addition, Budget Driver & Passenger Protection provides cover for personal injury.

If Budget Driver & Passenger Protection is not purchased, the Renter will be liable for an amount ranging from NZ$3000.00* (plus GST) to NZ$3750.00* (plus GST), depending on the car group rented.

*Applicable to standard leisure rentals; subject to change.

If you are making a corporate reservation using a BCD or Fastbreak number, please check your company's rates and insurance coverage before booking. Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance is mandatory on all Budget leisure rentals, but corporate rates and insurance coverages may differ.

All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age & drivers license requirements as the renter. All additional drivers must be present at the start of the rental. If the additional drivers are not present at time of rental pick-up, they must present themselves to a Budget rental location at their earliest convenience to complete the Additional Driver Form.

Vehicles displayed on the website are for demonstration purposes only. Brands and models may vary by location and all vehicles are subject to availability at the time of rental.

You must present a full and valid, unrestricted, Driver's Licence at the time of rental. Licences issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an International Driver's Licence.

Budget holds your GPS request with your reservation, however we cannot guarantee availability.

Please Note: If the drop off / return location is not within the same city as the pick-up / renting location, a one-way GPS drop off charge of NZ$50.00 (plus GST) may apply to the rental. This is in addition to any one way charges that may apply for the rental of the vehicle.

One way rentals to non participating locations are subject to availability.

The minimum age is 21 for all car groups. A Young Driver Surcharge of NZ$25.00 (plus GST) per day per driver will apply to drivers under 25 years of age.

Customers wishing to travel between the North and South Islands are not permitted to take Budget rental vehicles on the Inter-island Ferry across Cook Strait.

To allow for this type of inter-island travel Budget has introduced a special rental system called a Multi-Island Hire which creates one continuous rental. If you require a Multi-Island Hire, the following rental conditions apply:

  • For cars there is a minimum of 3 days consecutive rental required in each island (a minimum total rental of 6 days across both islands).
  • If you are traveling more than once between the two islands, the third (and subsequent) rental period has no minimum length of rental requirement.
  • The rental can start and finish at any Budget location in New Zealand (subject to vehicle availability).
  • You can cross between the two islands using the Picton Ferry Terminal and the Wellington Ferry Terminal, or you can fly into cities where Budget is located. Note: this policy only applies if you are traveling to the other island, not to a location within the same island.
  • A maximum of 5 hours is allowed between the drop off of the vehicle in one island and the pick up of the next vehicle.
  • A minimum of 72 hours notice is required of the renter's intention to cross between the North & South islands, if a crossover booking has not been previously made. If not enough notice is given, we cannot guarantee a vehicle will be available on the other side.

Please Note: No Budget vehicle is allowed to cross Cook Strait between the North and South Islands. If you take a vehicle across Cook Strait on an Inter-island ferry (i.e. if you pick-up a rental vehicle on one island and leave the vehicle on the other island) without Budget authorisation, you will be charged an automatic relocation fee of NZ$450.00 (incl. GST).

Full Budget Rental Terms & Conditions apply.