Struggling with the car rental (red, white &) blues? You’re not alone. Whether you’re planning a drive through purple mountain majesties or across the fruited plains, rental car prices and demand in the first two weeks of June in the US are up more than 70% for July 4th weekend compared to 2019*. This is leaving many US cities with car rental shortages and many Americans without affordable options to choose from.
Enter KAYAK. We’re partnering with Turo, the leading car sharing marketplace, to give away four cars from June 22nd to June 23rd for use over the July Fourth weekend (7/2 – 7/5) in the U.S. cities where demand is highest. And these aren’t just your mom’s sedan – we’re offering up two of the new C8 Corvettes, a Porsche Panamera, and a Ford Mustang Mach-E.
After many car rental agencies downsized their supply in 2020 in response to COVID-19, 2021 is looking especially price-y as agencies struggle to ramp back up due to shortages in the car industry and a huge uptick in demand for rental vehicles. Turo (and car-sharing in general) is uniquely positioned to alleviate the rental car crunch because they leverage existing, underutilized cars. It is a win-win for both guests looking for cars to be reunited with friends and family and hosts looking to earn extra income. And when you search on KAYAK, you’re able to compare all your options in one place, whether you’re interested in car shares or traditional rentals, so you’re always guaranteed to find the best price.
So how can you win one of these national treasures? The sweepstakes will be hosted on our Instagram channel on June 22 and June 23 for Turo cars from July 2 through July 5. To enter, users will need to follow @KAYAK on Instagram and comment which of the four cities (San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas or Chicago) they’re interested in winning a car in on the official #KAYAKSavesTheFourth Instagram post. Users will need to be approved to drive through the Turo app to be eligible to win and will only be eligible to win a Turo car in one city. See here for the official sweepstakes rules.
We hold this truth to be self-evident, that entering this giveaway is a no-brainer. Looking for a car in another city? We can help with that too.
*Methodology: Car searches on KAYAK US for search dates of 6/2/2021-6/15/2021 for travel dates of 7/1/2021-7/5/2021 compared to 2019.