The Best Moving Discounts and Deals of 2024

Moving isn’t cheap—and your best bet for not blowing your budget is to score a deal. While shopping around for the best prices on moving services is a great place to start, there are other savvy saving techniques.

Move.org has scoured the web to find the best discounts and coupons for moving, storage, truck rental, internet, and more.

The Best Moving Discounts and Deals of 2024

Moving isn’t cheap—and your best bet for not blowing your budget is to score a deal. Move.org has scoured the web to find the best discounts and coupons for moving, storage, truck rental, internet, and more.

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Moving deals and discounts

To help you save money on your move, we've tracked down some of the moving industry's best deals and discounts, including some from our favorite moving companies.

We’re here to help you get all the hidden and not-so-hidden discounts on moving services. Use this deals guide to find a wide variety of moving discounts—all in one place. Whether you’re a firefighter, a teacher, or a AAA member, we’ve tracked down special deals to cut the cost of your relocation.

Moving deals and discounts

We've tracked down some of the moving industry's best deals and discounts, including some from our favorite moving companies.

Use this deals guide to find a wide variety of moving discounts—all in one place. Whether you’re a firefighter, a teacher, or a AAA member, we’ve tracked down special deals to cut the cost of your relocation.

Moving discounts

Discount type
Company
Move.org rating
Discount
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Seniors
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Up to 15% off
Students Teachers
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
Up to 20% off
Memberships
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
20%-25% off with AARP, Union or Costco
Law enforcement First responders
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
$35 off car shipping

Senior discounts

The golden years come with plenty of perks, including reduced moving prices. Whether you’re downsizing from your family home or flying south for warmer winters, there are plenty of opportunities to save on relocation costs.

Most moving companies that specialize in helping older adults relocate offer discounted rates, but if you don’t see a discount listed on the company’s website, call and ask.

Some companies also offer deals for membership organizations.

15% discount
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
While exact discounts vary by location, International Van Lines typically offers a 15% discount to senior citizens.
$25 off
amerifreight
AmeriFreight
$25 off car shipping for senior citizens.
10% off
1800packrat
1-800-PACK-RAT
Up to 10% off for senior citizens.
Pin
Helpful moving hints

U-Pack has a moving guide to help you or a family member transition to a smaller home or an assisted living facility.

Membership discounts

Don’t let a membership card go unused in your pocket. Take full advantage of a club or organization’s perks to make your move for less money.

AAA discounts

You may think of using AAA when your car breaks down on the highway, but did you know its membership also nets you moving discounts? 

Get all the details on member deals in our AAA moving discount guide.

AARP discounts

Save up to 20% on truck rentals
budget
Budget
Save up to 20% on Sunday–Thursday truck rentals and 10% on Friday–Saturday reservations with your AARP membership number.

Unfortunately, no other large moving truck companies—like Penske and U-Haul—or self-storage companies offer discounts to AARP members.

Union discounts

Save up to 20% on vehicle rentals
budget
Budget
Save 20% on local and one-way Budget truck and van rentals through Union Plus. The discount is also valid for retired union members.

Costco discounts

Save 25% on truck rentals
budget
Budget
Costco members save 25% on Budget truck rentals. Start your reservation through Budget’s Costco partnership page, and your member discount code will be automatically applied to your rental.

Off-season discounts

Moving industry data shows that people are much more likely to move during the summer than in any other season. During less busy times of the year, many moving companies offer discounts.

Prices vary based on the company and region, but if you’re moving in the off-season (October–April) or mid-week, you can typically nab a better rate.

Student discounts

A big move isn’t always affordable on a college student’s budget. Some moving companies totally get this and offer student discounts to help ease the financial burden. Just make sure you have your valid student ID ready—you’ll need it to qualify for these deals:

Save up to 20%
budget
Budget
Save 20% on local moves and 15% on one-way moves—valid any day of the week—with code TRUKU.
$25 off
amerifreight
AmeriFreight
$25 off car shipping for students.
Money
College student moving checklist

If you’re just starting out your student journey, chances are you’re on a tight budget. Use this college moving guide for affordable ways to move your household goods into your dorm or apartment, finding boxes and supplies, packing tips, and other important moving day essentials.

Teacher discounts

Save up to 20%
budget
Budget
Budget offers 20% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves to current teachers. Use discount code TEACH.

Law enforcement and first responder discounts

Save up to 20%
budget
Budget
Police, firefighters, and EMTs receive 20% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves with Budget. This promotion is valid every day of the week—use coupon code SERVICE when you book.
$35 off
amerifreight
AmeriFreight
$35 off car shipping for first responders.
Money
Military moving discounts

No matter which branch of the armed forces you serve in, you may be able to save big on moving costs if you’re moving yourself to your next duty station.

Read our guide to moving companies with military discounts to maximize your savings.



Moving freebies

Free self-storage

One month of free storage
uhaul
U-Haul
Get a month of free storage with a one-way truck or trailer rental at participating locations.

Free moving truck rentals

Free local moving truck for up to four hours
cubesmart
CubeSmart
CubeSmart offers a free moving truck up to four hours for storage customers (select units apply). It also offers up to two hours of moving services (truck and transport) to select New York City locations. All you have to do is load and unload the truck!

Mini U Storage: This smaller local storage company offers free moving trucks to new tenants. Since this perk is popular, make a truck reservation as soon as you know your moving date. The first 50 miles are free, and you’ll pay $0.99 per mile after that. Moves between Monday and Thursday get six-hour truck rentals, while on Fridays and Saturdays, free rentals last for four hours.


Moving coupons

Groupon

While Groupon is better known for discounts on laser hair removal and fitness classes, you can also use it to find lower rates from moving companies in your area. These discounts are always changing, so visit Groupon’s website to find current deals—and be sure to check expiration and blackout dates before buying.

RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot is another excellent source for moving coupons. You’ll find discounts ranging from 10% to 25% off big brands like U-Haul and Penske as well as deals on self-storage units and moving supplies. These deals change often, so it’s best to check for one around the time you plan to relocate.


Internet deals

Your move is the perfect time to start internet service with a new provider, but this can also be an added cost for your move. These deals and discounts on internet service can help with that:

$100 Visa® Prepaid Card
Xfinity
Xfinity
Students Get up to a $100 Visa® Prepaid Card with fast Internet
Contract buyout
Spectrum
Spectrum
Contract buyout for select plans.
AT&T Visa® Reward Card
ATT
AT&T
Get an AT&T Visa® REWARD CARD when you purchase qualifying AT&T Internet.

Moving discounts and deals FAQ

There are several ways to reduce moving costs, if you can help it:

  1. Get multiple quotes before choosing a mover and avoid brokerages when possible
  2. Hire movers during non-peak seasons (fall and winter months)
  3. Sell or donate things you don't need
  4. Look for free moving supplies
  5. Purchase the moving insurance
  6. Deduct moving expenses from your annual taxes

 

And remember: DIY moves will always be most cost-effective, so choosing an option like renting a moving truck and doing all the work yourself is usually the cheapest way to move.

The amount that you should tip will ultimately depend on the type of move you choose and the level of professionalism you receive. However, as a a general rule, we recommend $5 per hour for each worker. You could also choose to tip up to 15% of the overall cost of your move if you receive exceptional service.

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Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.