Below are frequently-asked questions about our Online Affiliate Program. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Budget Truck 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 a Budget Truck Online Affiliate?
What is Budget Truck’s responsibility?
How do I get started?
Who does Budget Truck 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?
Where should I place the links on my site?
How do I monitor my sales and calculate how much commission I’ve earned?
How does Budget Truck track track reservations originating from my site?
When will I be paid?
The Budget Truck 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 Truck through the approved links that we provide for you. Each time one of your visitors clicks on one of these links and completes the rental reservation process at budget.com, you earn commission!
Budget Truck pays all new Affiliates 3% commission (based on time and mileage) for each completed rental reservation referred from your Affiliate link. As the number of completed rentals that your site refers to our site increases, so can your commission.
It's simple. Once you advertise the Budget Truck approved link on your site, you’ll be paid a commission percentage each time a customer clicks on the link, reserves a truck, and pays for their rental.
No, it's absolutely free to join the program!
You are responsible for promoting budgettruck.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 budgettruck.com on your site as you like and can promote budgettruck.com to your opt-in- e-mail list or through search engine results. However, you may not purchase the word Budget, Budget Truck or other Budget Truck related search terms that incorporate the Budget name from search engines. In addition, creative elements that we provide, such as logos, banners and text links, may not be altered in any way.
Budget Truck will provide you with an Affiliate Toolbox, customer support, and fulfillment to make the most of your partnership with us. We will process all reservations and rentals that your site generates, and pay your Affiliate commission.
The Budget Truck Affiliate Program is administered by Commission Junction. Get more information or register online.
After you have signed up as a publisher of Commission Junction and registered to become a publisher for Budget Truck you should receive a response within 2-3 days, you'll be notified via e-mail of your acceptance into the program.
Budget Truck 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.
No. As part of the application process we must be able to review your Web site, so it must be live at that time.
Currently we are accepting sites based in the United States.
Yes, you can have multiple sites under one Affiliate Account as long as they are different sites with separate URLs.
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!
Once approved, you’ll be given a user name and password to access the Budget Truck Online Affiliate Toolbox. There you’ll be able to check your reports, including click-through numbers, quotes and reservations. Commission Junction provides you with information on your commissions earned.
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 budgettruck.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.
10 days after month end the transactions are calculated for the past month. Commission checks will be mailed to the main contact listed on your publisher application in approximately 2 weeks. Commission is based on completed rentals that occurred during the month.
A reservation only guarantees the rate once confirmed with a credit card deposit, and shows a customer's preferences for a pick-up location, drop-off location, time of rental, date of rental and equipment type.
The pick-up location, drop-off location, time of rental and date of rental selected in a reservation is a preference only and, if a preference selected is not available, Budget Truck Rental ("BTR") reserves the right to offer a customer alternatives.
All equipment selected in a reservation is subject to availability at time of pickup. If the equipment requested is not available, BTR reserves the right to substitute equipment at no additional charge to the customer.
Rates reserved online do not include applicable taxes, fees, surcharges, additional accessories, protection plans purchased at time of rental, the required refundable deposit, moving supplies or other applicable charges. Charges will be provided at time of pickup.
If a customer needs to cancel or modify a reservation in any way, he/she must contact BTR at least 48 hours before the pick-up date and time listed on the Thank You page and in the confirmation email. A customer must contact either the BTR pick-up location provided on the Thank You page and in the confirmation email or call 1-800-462-8343. Failure to notify BTR in this time frame may result in a $50 Cancellation Fee being charged to the customer's credit/debit card. With a request to modify the pick-up location, drop-off location, time of rental, date of rental and/or type of equipment, the reservation rate may be subject to change.
A customer will be charged a $50 No Show Fee that fails to result in an open rental agreement within 24 hours after the proposed pick up time.
In the online reservation system, Budget provides one-way customers with ample time to complete their move safely. Trip duration estimates for one-way rentals are estimates only. Mileage and trip duration may vary from Budget estimates. Budget will allow customers to purchase additional days or miles by directly contacting the Budget Truck Rental pick up location shown on the Thank You page. During regular business hours and prior to pick up, a customer can add days at the rate of $70 per day and miles at the rate of $0.70 per mile. If a customer reserves additional days and/or miles at the time of pick up or after pick up, $85 per day will be charged for additional days and $0.85 per mile for additional miles. Additional days and miles paid in advance are non-refundable including those purchased but not used.
For local rentals, customers will be charged for the actual miles and days he/she uses the equipment.
Any online discount may not be combined with any other discounted rate, promotion or offer.
For one-way rentals, the average deposit amount is $150. For local rentals, average deposit amount is the greater of $150 or 1.5 times your total estimated rental charges, but may be higher in certain metropolitan areas.
If a customer chooses to pay for a rental with a credit card or debit card, the cardholder must be present with his/her credit/debit card at the time of rental.
At the time of rental, Budget will require two forms of current, valid identification from the individual signing the rental contract. Acceptable forms of identification include: a valid U.S. issued Driver's License, State Issued Identification, Passport, Social Security Card, Vehicle Registrations, Phone Bill and/or Military ID, place of business photo ID, major credit card and paycheck or pay stub. Budget will also require a valid U.S. issued Driver's License from all drivers of rental equipment.
All towing equipment is recommended based on the towing manufacturer's guidelines and the specific vehicle information the customer provided. Different vehicles may require different towing equipment. Some vehicles may not be suitable for towing and should not be attempted if they exceed the towing manufacturer's guidelines. Budget is not responsible or liable for damages incurred while towing equipment is in use, and does not guarantee or warrant that such equipment is fit for the particular use. Budget Truck will attached the towing equipment to the rental truck at the time of pick up, but cannot drive the tow vehicle onto the towing equipment. This will be the customer's responsibility. Budget Truck will provide an instruction sheet explaining the proper way to drive a vehicle onto our towing equipment.
Local rentals returned late are subject to the following fees: