Advantage Rent A Car Launches Hurricane Ike Houston Relief Programs

Minneapolis, MN--(Marketwire - October 6, 2008) - With the Greater Houston area still reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Ike, Advantage Rent A Car has launched two hurricane relief car rental programs featuring special low rates aimed at helping area residents, travelers and relief workers travel in and out of the Houston metropolitan area.

"Advantage is Texas born, and we care about our coastal neighbors, especially those affected by the recent hurricane," said Denny Hecker, Chairman at Advantage. "We've moved cars into Houston to help. Choose any car, from economy through minivan size classes, and you'll pay the same low rate, regardless of the vehicle you choose. We're also offering special low weekly rates, because at this time, getting around should be the least of your worries."

Now through October 31, 2008, customers can choose between two car rental programs that best suit their transportation needs. Advantage is offering a "Take Your Pick" program that allows customers to pick the rental car they need, ranging from economy cars through full size and minivans for only $15 per day on weekends and $25 per day on weekdays.

Another Advantage car rental program being offered to the Greater Houston area is great value on one-way rentals originating from George Bush International Airport to any Advantage location in or outside the state of Texas. Car rentals for economy cars through full size and minivans are $30 daily/$150 weekly for all Texas destinations, and $60 daily/$240 weekly for all designated cities outside of Texas.

To reserve a car now, call the Advantage Reservation Center at 800-777-5500 or visit the "Specials Page" at www.advantage.com.

About Advantage Rent A Car

Advantage Rent A Car is privately held by Denny Hecker Family Ventures, with executive offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and whose principal business location is in San Antonio, Texas. Advantage serves travel and leisure, lifestyle, business, government and insurance replacement rentals in more than 50 U.S. locations and 36 affiliates internationally. Advantage is America's first major car rental company committed to going 100 percent green and providing environmentally conscientious travelers with a fleet of 100 percent fuel efficient vehicles by the end of 2010. The Advantage brand stands for friendly, fast and affordable experiences every time you rent from us. For a complete list of car rentals, locations, franchise opportunities, promotions and other information, please visit www.advantage.com.

About Denny Hecker Family Ventures

The Hecker group of companies includes more than 200 companies with operations in automobile dealerships, fleet sales and leasing, daily automobile and motorcycle rental, mortgage and real estate, commercial and residential real estate development, aviation, hospitality, and technology. For more information, please visit www.dennyhecker.com.

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