In January, I found myself stranded in the Salt Lake City (SLC) airport. My flight was massively delayed, and I had free time on a snowy day. I wanted to get up to the mountains, so a four wheel drive rental car was in order.
I have often snagged great last-minute hotel deals bidding on Priceline, but had never tried for a car at the last minute. With “name your own price” hotel rooms, you can bid up until 11:59 pm on the night you want to stay. I have literally placed late night bids from the parking lot of a hotel and even from the business center in the lobby.