Car rentals for $10 a day every weekend through next spring

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The latest car rental deal from Enterprise is a doozy, with daily rates of just $9.99 at more than 6,000 U.S. locations.

Now and all the way through May 23, 2012, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is hosting a discounted weekend rental promotion in which rates at thousands of locations around the country start at a smidge under $10 per day. That's the rate for economy/compact vehicles, and larger cars are available for a bit more: $14.99 for intermediates, $17.99 for standards, and $19.99 for full-size automobiles.

Before getting too-too exciting, note that the main bummer is that these special prices are not available at airport locations. This promotion is strictly available at neighborhood (non-airport) Enterprise lots.

There are a couple of other restrictions as well. This is a weekend-only deal, and the best rates are for rentals during Friday-Monday periods. Also, while most car rentals come with unlimited miles, there's a limit of 100 miles per day with this special. Drive over the limit and you'll be hit with an additional charge, probably in the neighborhood of 20 cents per mile.

Even so, the deal's pretty fantastic. A three-day weekend special on a compact at a neighborhood Enterprise location in the Fort Myers, Fla., area, for example, would come to an estimated total of $40.02 after mandatory taxes and fees. That same vehicle, rented for the same three-day time period, would total over $140 if the traveler instead rented out of Enterprise's Fort Myers airport location. Similar deals are available all over the country.

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