Our blog has discussed peer-to-peer car sharing company Turo in the past. Although AutoSlash can only help with booking "traditional" rental cars, we recognize (and promote) all forms of cost-effective transportation! For instance, we had mentioned that Turo is great when local rental car companies are sold out, those sites are closed, one lives in a community without a rental car company, or when looking for a hard-to-rent vehicle (lots of Teslas listed on Turo). And in addition to referral discounts for new users, there is a limited time offer for a $25 credit when using Apple Pay.
The promotion isn't available on Turo's homepage -- it's listed when downloading the Apple Pay app from iTunes. The discount is one-time only but for already approved Turo and Apple Pay users, a quick $25 saved on a needed vehicle a pretty easy sell!
The one major downfall of Apple Pay? It is firmly part of the Apple ecosystem and requires running iOS 10 or higher on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. And Apple Pay has pushed out a number of promotions recently -- the AutoSlash team members with non-iOS phones are really missing out on many promotions at the moment, including one valid for five distinct purchase made using an American Express enrolled in Apple Pay.
The Terms and Conditions state that the offer is valid for trips booked before midnight PDT on April 18, 2018. As midnight itself is an ambiguous term that can mean either the beginning or end of a day, we would book no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 17, 2018. There's a reason insurance contracts state either 11:59 p.m. or 12:01 a.m.!
Offer valid only for Turo users in the United States paying with Apple Pay for trips booked between April 5, 2018 until midnight PDT on April 18, 2018. Offer cannot be applied retroactively. In order to take advantage of this offer, customers must have a Turo account in good standing (not suspended or closed). This offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offers and may only be redeemed once. Only one Offer per household. Turo reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time. Offer may not be sold, copied, modified, or transferred. Offer has no cash value. Void where restricted or prohibited by law. If you are entitled to a refund due to cancellation, it may take up to 30 days to receive refunds for Apple Pay transactions. Turo reserves the right to any remedy, including denial of the discount or cancellation of your account or reservations if fraud, tampering, violations of the Terms of Service or technical errors are suspected. Apple, the Apple logo, and Apple Pay are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
My hometown still doesn't have a rental car company but one can rent a vehicle from multiple Turo suppliers there; an offer for a $25 discount simply by using Apple Pay could come in handy. And given the choice between "no rental cars available" or using Turo with an additional $25 discount, I'm sure multiple family members will be scoping out the $31/day Nissan available for instant booking near our childhood home!