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Priceline.com Launches Rental Car Freebies Service, Giving Customers Automatic Access to Money-Saving Coupons and Discounts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Priceline.com Launches Rental Car Freebies Service, Giving Customers Automatic Access to Money-Saving Coupons and Discounts16:01 EST Tuesday, January 25, 2011NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hey rental car customers ? how would you like to get instant discounts and money-saving coupons on your car rentals without having to belong to some special group or club?  Today, priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) officially launched Rental Car Freebies, a new service that automatically looks for rental car company coupons and discounts that are available to Priceline and then applies them to your rental rate.  All you have to do is enter your pickup and dropoff information. To test-drive Rental Car Freebies, visit www.priceline.com/carfreebies.Earlier this year, Priceline launched Hotel Freebies www.priceline.com/freebies, a free service that searches, by city or category, for all the hotels offering freebies such as free breakfast, kids stay free, spa credits, free golf, limited-time room discounts and more. "Rental Car Freebies is a big time-saver for customers who want to see all of Priceline's specially available coupons and discounts in one place so they can instantly compare rental car companies and choose the rate they want," said Brett Keller, priceline.com's Chief Marketing Officer.  "Because we automatically apply the coupon savings or special discount to the rate, there are no codes for our customers to enter.  We do it all for them."Priceline's Rental Car Freebies is very easy to use.  You can search for special Priceline coupons and discounts at airports, cities or specific off-airport addresses.  Rentals can be round-trip, one-way, and even different pick-up and drop-off points. You can set a mileage radius for Rental Car Freebies to search.  Once the dates and pick-up/drop-off times are entered, Priceline will sort through the major rental car partners participating in Rental Car Freebies and show all the coupons and special discounts that it has, sorted by rental car company.  It also will automatically apply those savings and show you the final, bookable rental rate.  If no discounts or coupons are available for your trip, Rental Car Freebies will suggest that you try priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® rental car service ? and will show you a sampling of recent successful rental car bids for your desired city.About The Priceline Group of CompaniesThe Priceline Group of Companies (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with approximately 61 million room nights booked in 2009.  The Group is composed of four primary brands ? Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and TravelJigsaw. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in 38 languages in 100 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Based in Amsterdam, Booking.com is a leading international online hotel reservation service operating in 92 countries in 38 languages.  Booking.com offers its customers access to over 105,000 participating hotels worldwide.In the U.S., priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available. Priceline.com also operates the following travel websites: Travelweb.com, Lowestfare.com, RentalCars.com and BreezeNet.com.Singapore-based Agoda.com is an Asian online hotel reservation service that offers hotel rooms around the world and is available in 32 languages.  With headquarters in Manchester, UK, TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in more than 4,000 locations in 80 countries.  Customer support is provided in 20 languages.SOURCE Priceline.comFor further information: Press: Brian Ek, +1-203-299-8167, brian.ek@priceline.com, or Investors: Matthew Tynan, +1-203-299-8487, matt.tynan@priceline.com