How to Do a Car Rental Without a Credit Card

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Helpful information and tips on how to do a car rental without a credit card, with little or no credit and a debit card.

Planning on a family road trip for a vacation, to visit friends or family…or move to a more affordable area? (These days, with this economy, I think we all need to do that!)

But, you have a couple of obstacles.

  • no credit card
  • no car (or a car you don’t trust to take you where you want to go)

Car Rental without a Credit Card

Having a car would help you make your plans possible, but how to get one to take you from here to there? You don’t own a credit card which is, more often than not, needed to rent a car.

You can reserve a car rental without a credit card, but you’ll need one when you show up at the rental company. If you don’t, then you’ll be considered as a credit risk and end up leaving without a car.

Car rental companies want you to present a credit card to cover the cost of the rental and as one form of identity documentation. The credit card is also a form of protection for the company to cover additional expenses that might be accrued such as damages beyond the minor normal wear and tear caused by careless care of the car’s interior or exterior. And, as in many cases, to put gas in the tank for the next customer if the car is returned with less gas than was provided when the car left the lot. Stopping at a gas station to replenish the gas supply is a must to do before the car is returned!

Car Rental with a Debit Card

Some car rental companies may let you rent a car with a debit card, but it won’t be quick or easy.

To prepare for this article to help you, I did some research on my own. My advice is: Do your own research after reading this. Call each car rental agency and ask what their policies are. They vary by company and even then by locality. Learn more…

car rental Without a credit cardSo…you have a debit card with a major credit card company logo (i.e., MasterCard or Visa) with plenty of cash in your checking account to cover your car rental, gas, tolls, food, and lodging along the way.
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Georgia Families Need Christmas HelpChristmas is coming and families in need are reaching out for Christmas help. You can find a family below that needs you.

I’ve been receiving help requests from families in need in response to various posts on Instead of having them scattered and difficult to be noticed, I’ll be adding them to this post as I receive them. If you find a family you might be interested in helping, please leave a comment below. It will not be public for others to see. All comments remain private unless I approve them. There may be families from Christmas 2014 who may still need help.  Please take time to read and consider these simple requests for helping children have a Christmas. You may be their only hope.

I am not a charity and cannot personally help others. I try to help by attempting to connect families in need with “angels” who wish to help. There should be no guarantees or obligations assumed. Once I am given permission by the parties involved to share email addresses and do so, I am no longer involved.

Help Families in Need Christmas 2015 Requests

48 families in need of Christmas help as of 12/17/15  —-  Please do not post more than once per page. You will not see it here until I post it.

Family in Need Request for Christmas Help #1:

My family would like to get adopted for Christmas,because we were homeless last year so we didn’t get to have Christmas nor no we would like help.
Thank you, the Miller family
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Families Need Christmas Help Requests 2015

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Families Need Christmas Help Requests 2015

families in need request helpFamilies need Christmas help requests 2015:  submit your requests with as many details as you can (needs, sizes, etc.). The requests for Christmas help should be reasonable and not expensive. Christmas help requests for ipads, cell phones, computers, cars, living room furniture, new bikes, leather jackets and travel expenses are not reasonable. Requests for socks, jeans, shirts, sweaters, books, dolls, games, and not expensive toys are some examples of reasonable needs and wants.

Submit Your Families Need Christmas Help Requests

Submit your request for Christmas help in the comment box below. I will copy and paste it to another post focused on the requests. If I receive someone interested in helping you with your Christmas request for help, I will send you an email. After you reply to confirm your email address, I will send your email address, with permission, to your potential “angel”. At that point, the arrangement for help is between the two of you. I will no longer be involved.

Please note:  I am not a charity or in a position to personally help families in need. I cannot guarantee that you will receive an offer of help from others.

Families need of Christmas help should provide:

Town, State
Children’s ages, needs, sizes and preferences

It is very difficult for “angels” to decide if they want to help without knowing what your children need and want for Christmas. The simpler, less costly, the better.

I wish you all an Angel this Christmas,

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