Press Release


Renters Receive Free Audiobook and 10 Free Songs From eMusic

Parsippany, NJ Jul 8, 2008 - Avis Rent A Car today announced that it is helping customers enjoy the ride with the very best of summer literature and music available free, just for renting from Avis. Now through September 30, 2008, customers who rent for five or more days can download a free eMusic audiobook in addition to 10 free songs. Renters can choose from books by popular authors, including John Grisham, Elizabeth Gilbert and David Sedaris, or classics from Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Jane Austen, or select from more than 3.5 million music tracks.

Avis will also distribute free "Avis Music Cables" to renters which will enable customers to listen to their MP3 players through the sound system in most rental vehicles. The cords plug into any standard portable audio player headphone jack and work on most MP3 players. The cables will be available at select airport locations in the United States through September 30, 2008, while supplies last.

"Cruising with the sounds of summer and enjoying a good book are two great ways to enjoy the ride while traveling," said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. "Offering free downloads to our many loyal customers is just another way that 'We Try Harder' to make each Avis rental experience as enjoyable as possible."

To receive free audiobook and music downloads, customers must enroll in the Avis eMusic Giveaway at or through the Avis reservation center at 1-888-777-AVIS. Car rental reservations must be made through or through the Avis reservation center at 1-888-777-AVIS. An e-mail containing eMusic download codes will be automatically sent after customers complete each qualifying rental. For more information, visit

About Avis

Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at more than 2,100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, as ranked in the 2008 Brand Keys« Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit