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jlcd
03-30-2008, 07:27 PM
My Alamo rate just dropped. I have been looking almost daily. Tonight I was able to book a standard SUV for 4/11-1/19 for $202.48! I used the Walmart code 430710 and printable coupon AD1336ADK available on thier website.

kddlm
03-30-2008, 07:37 PM
I know! I just rebooked mine as well - 4/21 (9:00 am) - 4/26 (6:30 pm) Standard size SUV through the costco website. After all taxes/fees, total is $150.48! Costco savings alone were close to $35! My other rate was $190 after all fees.

Echo queen
03-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Where do you find the codes on the website? Thanks

jlcd
03-30-2008, 08:19 PM
Where do you find the codes on the website? Thanks

Click on the "Hot Deals" tab at the top of the main page.

dancin Disney style
03-31-2008, 08:34 AM
I discovered that by changing the pick up time and drop off time it changed the rate by about $65.

I used the walmart code 430710 and coupon AD3829MRB

jlcd
03-31-2008, 08:50 AM
I discovered that by changing the pick up time and drop off time it changed the rate by about $65.

I used the walmart code 430710 and coupon AD3829MRB


Where is that coupon from? It says you need to print it and have it with you at pick up.

dancin Disney style
03-31-2008, 10:19 AM
Where is that coupon from? It says you need to print it and have it with you at pick up.

I got it from www.retailmenot.com

The site doesn't go into much detail about where the coupons come from. On the reservation it says 'might' be required to show it.

I'm willing to take a chance. If someone knows where this ones from I'd love to know.

mmmgood
03-31-2008, 11:52 AM
I found that coupon here:
http://www.carrentalsavers.com/alamo
Also, if you look on your confirmation email it gives a description of the coupon code. This one says something like Internet coupon. Many people on these boards have used it without having a printout.

dopeyfanatic
03-31-2008, 12:57 PM
Thanks! I just saved $75! The annoying thing is if I want to just modify my existing reservation it still shows the same price, even though I can do a new reservation and get a lower rate! Oh well. Maybe it will go down even more since I don't leave until June! :D

jlcd
03-31-2008, 01:44 PM
I just used the link to the VISA coupon posted in the "April Car Rates..Post Your Best deal" thread and my rate dropped to $196.63. Not a huge drop, but I will take it!

CrazyDisneyMommy1
03-31-2008, 02:53 PM
Thank you, Thank you. I am trying to convince my DH to go to WDW this summer and I just saved $135 on the Midsize SUV, so every $$$ I save makes it sound better and better to him. I used these codes together: I.D. # 675899 (Costco), Rate/Product code : MCA8 (Costco), Coupon AD3469FJD (off the Dis here) !!!!! Plus it gave me an additional driver for free. We have never needed it, but great to have in case. :cheer2: :rotfl: :cheer2:

Raysplus1
03-31-2008, 08:37 PM
Thanks for the info. I just saved $55 on our SUV rental in July. :cool1: :cool1:

Angie_60
03-31-2008, 10:03 PM
My Alamo rate just dropped. I have been looking almost daily. Tonight I was able to book a standard SUV for 4/11-1/19 for $202.48! I used the Walmart code 430710 and printable coupon AD1336ADK available on thier website.
Where do you go on the Walmart web site to get a printable cupon?

Angie_60
03-31-2008, 10:04 PM
Where do you go on Walmart.com to print the cupon?

dg39
04-01-2008, 05:39 AM
Thank you, Thank you. I am trying to convince my DH to go to WDW this summer and I just saved $135 on the Midsize SUV, so every $$$ I save makes it sound better and better to him. I used these codes together: I.D. # 675899 (Costco), Rate/Product code : MCA8 (Costco), Coupon AD3469FJD (off the Dis here) !!!!! Plus it gave me an additional driver for free. We have never needed it, but great to have in case. :cheer2: :rotfl: :cheer2:

Using your codes, I'm getting a great price for an SUV. We have a costco card, but, can you tell me where you got the discounts from and do we need any coupons to show at pickup. I'm assuming that all we need is the costco card, but, I'm unsure about the coupon AD3469FJD. Is there a printout for that.

Thanks so much for posting these codes. I'm getting great rates with them.

jlcd
04-01-2008, 07:59 AM
Where do you go on Walmart.com to print the cupon?

You don't need a coupon for the Walmart code. It is one of the codes listed on Mousesavers.

moxiecola
04-01-2008, 08:56 AM
The last time we had gone to Disney we stayed at AKL and rented a car inside the park. Does anyone know which rental car company this is?

boomhauer
04-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the info. I just saved $55 on our SUV rental in July. :cool1: :cool1:

Coupon didn't work for me for July. The rate I'm getting for an SUV for 14 days in July is over $500. Thanks, but no thanks.

kalaim@charter.net
04-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks! I'm only getting a car for one day and it went down 20 dollars!!

:cool1:

kddlm
04-01-2008, 04:44 PM
If you have any type of visa card, try the below link. My SUV rental came out even cheaper than the costco promotion. You will need to print out the visa coupon in the attached link and bring it with you. My rental is 4/21-4/26, SUV for $144.55!

http://usa.visa.com/personal/discounts/detail/AlamoRentaCar/vro_details.jsp?merchantName=AlamoRentaCar&merchantId=152&pageId=197

Good Luck!

CrazyDisneyMommy1
04-01-2008, 05:16 PM
Using your codes, I'm getting a great price for an SUV. We have a costco card, but, can you tell me where you got the discounts from and do we need any coupons to show at pickup. I'm assuming that all we need is the costco card, but, I'm unsure about the coupon AD3469FJD. Is there a printout for that.

Thanks so much for posting these codes. I'm getting great rates with them.

It is a Entertainment book e-coupon. Go online and you can print it out. I have never had to give my coupons to any rental car company, but good to have incase.

madge
04-01-2008, 07:57 PM
I actually had better luck with an AmEx code and the $25 off coupon :) $98 for April 7-12, full size car.

details here:
http://www.americanexpressofferzone.com/selects/OfferDetail.aspx?oid=53951&searchtype=keyword&countrycd=us&searchfor=

Dan Murphy
04-01-2008, 08:31 PM
I redid with Madge's AMEX and the 25 coupon, now $114 for 8 days, full size, 4/29-5/6. :cool1:

Angie_60
04-01-2008, 09:28 PM
You don't need a coupon for the Walmart code. It is one of the codes listed on Mousesavers.

Thanks !!!!!!!!!!

AllyBri
04-01-2008, 09:37 PM
I actually had better luck with an AmEx code and the $25 off coupon :) $98 for April 7-12, full size car.

details here:
http://www.americanexpressofferzone.com/selects/OfferDetail.aspx?oid=53951&searchtype=keyword&countrycd=us&searchfor=


Under the terms and conditions (AX.Code) it says not valid with any other discounts. I'm wondering if that would be a problem using the $25. coupon also?

EpcotKilterFan
04-01-2008, 10:36 PM
Wow! Thanks

I just used Costco codes for 4/29 - 5/5 11 am pickup and 3 pm drop off and total was $98.48 for a midsize car!:banana: :banana:

What I had before was a compact for $214!!!

Debbie

miss missy
04-02-2008, 03:30 AM
still good rates today, I just got mine down from 222 to 178 :cool1: 10 day compact rental mid may

angiepangie8
04-02-2008, 08:28 AM
Thank you, Thank you. I am trying to convince my DH to go to WDW this summer and I just saved $135 on the Midsize SUV, so every $$$ I save makes it sound better and better to him. I used these codes together: I.D. # 675899 (Costco), Rate/Product code : MCA8 (Costco), Coupon AD3469FJD (off the Dis here) !!!!! Plus it gave me an additional driver for free. We have never needed it, but great to have in case. :cheer2: :rotfl: :cheer2:

Ok how did you get it to take more than one coupon code???? I've got the Costco one but am not sure about the next one.
:confused3
Help!

mom2aredhead
04-02-2008, 08:44 AM
I have saved about $30.

But I have a question - why would my rental be $20.00 more to pick up at 10:30 am on Thursday and drop off at 3:30 pm the following Thursday
versus
10:00 am on Thursday and drop off at 3:00 pm the following Thursday

What is with that 1/2 hour?????

And more importantly, what happens if I don't get there in time.

RETIREDHOGHEAD
04-02-2008, 09:04 AM
I have saved about $30.

But I have a question - why would my rental be $20.00 more to pick up at 10:30 am on Thursday and drop off at 3:30 pm the following Thursday
versus
10:00 am on Thursday and drop off at 3:00 pm the following Thursday

What is with that 1/2 hour?????

And more importantly, what happens if I don't get there in time.

Alamo web site charges more for 1/2 hour rentals than exact hour rentals. Just pick-up and turn-in earlier or later. National site is about the same way.

angiepangie8
04-02-2008, 09:15 AM
So far I am getting a little bit cheaper rate with Avis for 8days
a midsize with alamo is showing up as $281
and a full size with avis is $272
however it looks like avis doesn't have a drop off at the Disney Car Care Center place ~it looks like the closest location is the Hilton Hotel for drop off

plus on the Avis site it says Note: Coupon discounts are not included in the estimated total and are calculated at the rental counter. so i guess that doesn't include my AAA coupon code B900000

so then maybe i would save more (but I would like to know what the discount is so that is annoying!)


Also I am still wondering about how to use more than one coupon code with Alamo

angiepangie8
04-02-2008, 10:09 AM
So far I am getting a little bit cheaper rate with Avis for 8days
a midsize with alamo is showing up as $281
and a full size with avis is $272
however it looks like avis doesn't have a drop off at the Disney Car Care Center place ~it looks like the closest location is the Hilton Hotel for drop off

plus on the Avis site it says so i guess that doesn't include my AAA coupon code B900000

so then maybe i would save more (but I would like to know what the discount is so that is annoying!)

Also I am still wondering about how to use more than one coupon code with Alamo

Ok I finally figured it out! I put in 3 different codes (i tried all the diff combinations and they all came out the same) That is a good deal!
Midsize is now $215 Full size is $220 and if we want to save we could go with an economy car for 171 or Compact for 191!

Thanks great deal!

I tried the Am EX and I'm not sure if I did that right but it just came out the same and I don't have AM EX so I would have to get one in order to use that code.

madge
04-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Under the terms and conditions (AX.Code) it says not valid with any other discounts. I'm wondering if that would be a problem using the $25. coupon also?

no idea, I've never rented with Alamo before. Only National. SOmething to look into, though. ack.

Fall1
04-02-2008, 11:58 AM
Thank you so much for posting this!! I've been checking over the past 2 weeks and today I was able to get an SUV for 10/20-28 for $313 including taxes with Costco codes. That's about $100 less than it's been!! WOO HOO!

mom2aredhead
04-02-2008, 12:04 PM
Alamo web site charges more for 1/2 hour rentals than exact hour rentals. Just pick-up and turn-in earlier or later. National site is about the same way.

Thank you! I cannot imagine how they benefit from making everyone commit to showing up on the hour instead of staggered throughout the day. They do have quite the racket going, so nothing surprises me.

My flight is scheduled to land at 10:10, so I guess I'll make the reservation for 10:00 am though I'm sure I won't be there until 10:30 and I'll return it at 4:00 instead of 3:30 to save $20.00. How dumb!

Goofygirl17
04-02-2008, 12:19 PM
I just rebooked a full size for 4/11-4/19 (again) and got it for $141.05. All I did was go to hot deals and click on the ecoupon for weekly rentals. It started at $292 a few weeks ago! I've booked and cancelled three times now! This time I saved another $15:)

Goofygirl

PS- A thing came up that said I chose a coupon that might need to be presented at the time of rental but I called the tech support at Alamo (they gave me the #when I called the regular #) and he said that is a generic thing that comes up all the time. You don't need to show anything for the ecoupon code.

mom2aredhead
04-02-2008, 12:41 PM
I have spent much more time than I am willing to admit combining discount and coupon codes for Alamo, National and Dollar. The good news is that thanks to all here on this thread :worship: I was able to use the Costco code and an e-coupon for Alamo, and am now paying a much more reasonable $148 for a mid-size for 8 days in May.
I'm feeling much better about that. I could not get anything under $195 before. Now we just have to play the "modify and rebook" game for the next 6 weeks since they usually lower their rates closer to travel date, but it seems like its about a dollar at a time. :headache:

lindsmom
04-02-2008, 01:04 PM
I've rebooked, I think 3 times just today!

We're going 4/18 - 4/25.

BJ's contract ID # 7014186

Coupon # AD3829MRB ($25)

total 108.30 includes all plus additional driver, fullsize car.

Coupon is from http://www.couponshare.com:80/coupons/Alamo.asp

And it doesn't say you have to show a BJ's card for the base rate.

lindsmom
04-02-2008, 01:08 PM
I just rebooked a full size for 4/11-4/19 (again) and got it for $141.05. All I did was go to hot deals and click on the ecoupon for weekly rentals. It started at $292 a few weeks ago! I've booked and cancelled three times now! This time I saved another $15:)

Goofygirl



Hi Goofygirl - I just posted with a contract ID and coupon # that you may want to try for your dates. I'm seeing $128 for your dates (although that used my pickup / drop off times - 1:00pm pickup and 11:00am dropoff). Noon and Noon = $135. Good Luck!

jlcd
04-02-2008, 01:25 PM
Does anyone have any experience with using the Kiosk to check in at Alamo? It sounds simple and I would love to avoid the line. I would do the online check in, but their website says it can not be used with a coupon.

CrazyDisneyMommy1
04-02-2008, 02:23 PM
We did the Kiosk at Christmas with National and it was great. Scanned the number in swiped your card and off to the lot to pick the vehicle. :banana:

Maine-iac
04-02-2008, 02:53 PM
It is a Entertainment book e-coupon. Go online and you can print it out. I have never had to give my coupons to any rental car company, but good to have incase.

Could you post a link to where you can print out the coupon? I can't find anyplace.

Goofygirl17
04-02-2008, 03:36 PM
Lindsmom- Thanks, I'll check it out! We're renting for 8 days so it might be coming out a little higher because of the extra day but it's worth a try! DH says pretty soon they'll be paying me to rent a car.

Goofygirl

Goofygirl17
04-02-2008, 03:44 PM
Thanks Lindsmom!!! I just rebooked for $128.09 :cool1: Now I need to cancel the other one! We all must keep their computers busy!!


The information from all of you on this board has saved me $164 on car rental alone never mind all of the other savings I've learned about!!

Thanks!!
Goofygirl

lindsmom
04-02-2008, 03:56 PM
Thanks Lindsmom!!! I just rebooked for $128.09 :cool1: Now I need to cancel the other one!

Thanks!!
Goofygirl

You are so welcome! Happy to spread a little pixiedust:

CrazyDisneyMommy1
04-02-2008, 06:00 PM
Could you post a link to where you can print out the coupon? I can't find anyplace.

It is a e-coupon so you will probably not need to print it off.

here is the link:
http://www.alamo.com/index.do?action=/hotDealsTemplate&msg=AL_EntertainmentCom_25OffCoupon_2008

mom2aredhead
04-03-2008, 07:14 AM
Today it went up by about $20.00

I hate this game.

Grumpy's_Gal
04-03-2008, 10:56 AM
Today it went up by about $20.00

I hate this game.

Me too!!

But thanks to CrazyDisneyMommy, yesterday I used her code combinations to save $50 over the reservation we had for an SUV. I came back to try different combinations today but also noticed the prices were higher again.

Lori

jlcd
04-03-2008, 11:12 AM
Wow, mine is up $76 today. Glad I jumped on the other rate when I did!

miss missy
04-03-2008, 06:11 PM
I did mine again at about 3am today 4-3 and it was down a bit again. I did great this trip, best rate I ever got!

wdwlvr629
04-03-2008, 08:59 PM
I rebooked mine yesterday and I got it (compact) for $79.92 for 4/11-4/17. That is cheaper than what I paid for a 5day stay last April...they'll be paying me to drive their car pretty soon!!!

mom2aredhead
04-04-2008, 08:30 AM
same as yesterday

Maine-iac
04-05-2008, 02:53 PM
The minivans do not seem to be going down.:guilty:

wdwgypsy
04-05-2008, 05:01 PM
my 12 pax van with thrifty is still $67 a day I don't think I am going to find one much lower than that.:confused3

Maine- iac the cheapest I have found Mini-Vans for is 39 a day. At the end of May

angiepangie8
04-07-2008, 01:27 AM
http://www.aft.org/aftplus/travel/carrental.htm

The American Federation of Teachers also offers some rental savings for alamo and others.

At Alamo, your membership means savings!

Your American Federation of Teachers membership provides terrific benefits including great deals for all your car rental needs. Choose from our wide selection of quality vehicles, and take advantage of great savings and benefits. Please remember to request ID# 93643.

Your benefits with Alamo include:

Free unlimited mileage!

Up to 15% off standard rates!

Availability of online check-in!

24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance!

Express rental returns!

coupon code : AU4685ODL
One Car Class Upgrade - US!
Reserve a compact through midsize car in the United States or Canada.

Valid through 12/31/08.


Coupon Code: AD1684ODS $25 Off a Rental!
Reserve a convertible, minivan, or SUV in the United States.

Valid for a rental of at least 3 days.

Valid through 12/31/08.


I still haven't booked yet! I'm still searching for the cheapest offer!

bgsnmky
04-07-2008, 07:53 AM
are all of you picking up the car for alamo at the airport.

I am looking for one onsite at Disney as I need it in between a stay at WDW to go to Vero beach.

Thanks.

angiepangie8
04-07-2008, 09:14 AM
I need a car for June 13 (1am ) to either June 14 (5pm) or if I can find a nice rate for an extra day or to I may add a day or two.

It looks like the cheapest I am going to get is $68.22 before fees and taxes and $85.16 for my June 13 -June 14 times
It's that rate using the AFT code AU4685ODL. Anyone know of a way I can get this down more?????

If I add a day and use the AD1684ODS code so June 13 1am to June 15 5pm then I could get an Equinox for $88.70 B4 taxes and fees and $111.79 so about $26 to add the extra day.

Are these probably the best deals I will find or should I keep looking?:confused3

angiepangie8
04-07-2008, 09:15 AM
I rebooked mine yesterday and I got it (compact) for $79.92 for 4/11-4/17. That is cheaper than what I paid for a 5day stay last April...they'll be paying me to drive their car pretty soon!!!

Wow what codes did you use I would keep my car longer if I could get that rate?!

pbharris4
04-07-2008, 09:19 AM
I check the rates every day and mine went down by another $26. It can pay off to keep checking. Last year I started out at $300+ for 10 days with a Chevy Trailblazer. I kept checking and eventually I got it down to about $150if I recall correctly. For an SUV for 10 days...not too bad. Lucked out with airfar last year too...$29/each way pp. For 4 of us r/t and non stop: $314.00 total..doubt we'll see that again for a long time!

mom2aredhead
04-07-2008, 09:28 AM
I kept checking and eventually I got it down to about $150if I recall correctly. For an SUV for 10 days...not too bad.
Lucked out with airfar last year too...$29/each way pp. For 4 of us r/t and non stop: $314.00 total..doubt we'll see that again for a long time!

I did the same thing for my trip in December.,,checked almost every day. By the time I was done, it was about $100 for the whole week including taxes etc. I think the base rate was about $84.00.

Now as far as the airfatre...that's just gloating! I've never been able to take advantage of those crazy low fares. Our Dec trip was about the lowest - $79 there, $59 back. This trip (next month) we're paying $99 each way, which is about average, but it still bugs me.

angiepangie8
04-07-2008, 09:30 AM
I check the rates every day and mine went down by another $26. It can pay off to keep checking. Last year I started out at $300+ for 10 days with a Chevy Trailblazer. I kept checking and eventually I got it down to about $150if I recall correctly. For an SUV for 10 days...not too bad. Lucked out with airfar last year too...$29/each way pp. For 4 of us r/t and non stop: $314.00 total..doubt we'll see that again for a long time!

Do you try different codes or do you recheck the same codes you already entered? Just wondering if the same codes could bring a lesser price later.

Also wondering if the jack the rates up in JUNE! I havent' seen the awesome rates others have yet.


I was happy to book Southwest flight to Orlando for $79 but not as lucky for our flight home ~that was $169!

angiepangie8
04-07-2008, 09:32 AM
I did the same thing for my trip in December.,,checked almost every day. By the time I was done, it was about $100 for the whole week including taxes etc. I think the base rate was about $84.00.

Now as far as the airfatre...that's just gloating! I've never been able to take advantage of those crazy low fares. Our Dec trip was about the lowest - $79 there, $59 back. This trip (next month) we're paying $99 each way, which is about average, but it still bugs me.

Wow maybe I should have held up on my return flight. You got some great deals!

angiepangie8
04-07-2008, 09:47 AM
I found that coupon here:
http://www.carrentalsavers.com/alamo
Also, if you look on your confirmation email it gives a description of the coupon code. This one says something like Internet coupon. Many people on these boards have used it without having a printout.

Has anyone ever used this service to book their car rental?

mom2aredhead
04-07-2008, 09:54 AM
Wow maybe I should have held up on my return flight. You got some great deals!

We fly out of Newark...I think because there are several airports within 90 minutes of each other (Newark, laguardia, Kennedy, Philly, Atlantic City and I think even Westchester) and several airlines that make a ton of money doing the NY to FL routes, the prices are generally competitive.

Of course, holidays like Christmas week, Thanksgiving week, and the all-new pseudo holiday "Jersey Week" the prices are way higher. I'm sure the airlines check school calendars and price things higher during that time :mad:
But generally we can find $199 r/t pretty regularly for most of Florida.

JulieNMM
04-07-2008, 02:29 PM
THANK YOU!!!!!! (Yes, I'm shouting!)

I booked my car with Alamo this morning after researching and finding that they are the cheapest. I booked it to pick up at 6:30pm and got a rate of $340. Then I read the thread here that said not to book in a half hour increment so I redid it with picking up the car at 6pm (half an hour EARLIER) and my rate went down to $262. That's a savings of $78 and I get the car for 30 more minutes!!!!!!!

So to whomever posted that and/or figured it out, THANK YOU!

JULIE

dopeyfanatic
04-07-2008, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the tip on the time. I went and re-booked ours using o'clock times and it went down another $25!

madthemouse
04-07-2008, 03:34 PM
You just need to keep checking the rates a couple of times a week. I tried many different combinations of codes & coupons, for my May rental (5/17-5/24, Midsize), with the price always coming back higher then the $180 rate I booked in January. Then last Wednesday my rate was down to $150. And then on Thursday it was $128 with everything included.

The rate I have now is very consistent with the same pricing over the last four or so years.

Just hang in there. The rate should get better.

bgsnmky
04-07-2008, 04:25 PM
You just need to keep checking the rates a couple of times a week. I tried many different combinations of codes & coupons, for my May rental (5/17-5/24, Midsize), with the price always coming back higher then the $180 rate I booked in January. Then last Wednesday my rate was down to $150. And then on Thursday it was $128 with everything included.

The rate I have now is very consistent with the same pricing over the last four or so years.

Just hang in there. The rate should get better.

Just curious - do you have to rebook a new reservation or do you pull yours up and then do reprice or something.

wdwgypsy
04-07-2008, 04:34 PM
If your not stuck on Alamo you can get a dodge durango for 44 a day with Dollar using the promo code BOD

madthemouse
04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
BGSNMKY - In response to your question, you would have to enter the new codes & coupons as a new reservation.

If you're able to lower your rate, just keep that one and cancel your old reservation.

miss missy
04-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Just curious - do you have to rebook a new reservation or do you pull yours up and then do reprice or something.

Rebook the new one FIRST to be sure you get the rate locked in with the codes your using, then cancel the old one. You cant change the ressie, it wont work.

angiepangie8
04-08-2008, 08:12 AM
Rebook the new one FIRST to be sure you get the rate locked in with the codes your using, then cancel the old one. You cant change the ressie, it wont work.

Are they actually charging your credit card at the time you reserve or is your card charged when you go and pick up the car?

jlcd
04-08-2008, 08:47 AM
You don't need to give them a credit card until you pick up the car. Not sure if it charged at that time or when you return it.

angiepangie8
04-08-2008, 08:58 AM
I actually had better luck with an AmEx code and the $25 off coupon :) $98 for April 7-12, full size car.

details here:
http://www.americanexpressofferzone.com/selects/OfferDetail.aspx?oid=53951&searchtype=keyword&countrycd=us&searchfor=

I'm actually finding my best rate using the AMEX code but I don't have an AMEX card. I'm not sure that saving $4 is worth getting one. Isn't there an annual fee with the AMEX?


It looks like $85.16 is my best rate otherwise for 6/13 1am to 6/14 6pm So far I'm going to use the AFT codes since DH is a teacher.

If I book it now then will I be charged anything if I find a better deal and cancel?

mom2aredhead
04-08-2008, 01:49 PM
I guess I have to play the game a little while longer...

jenn-n-okla
04-08-2008, 02:45 PM
It looks like $85.16 is my best rate otherwise for 6/13 1am to 6/14 6pm So far I'm going to use the AFT codes since DH is a teacher.

If I book it now then will I be charged anything if I find a better deal and cancel?[/QUOTE]

I too am a teacher but can you tell me about this teacher code, which company is it for? Please say Alamo....we plan on getting one at the Disney Car Care Center.

madthemouse
04-08-2008, 03:38 PM
Your CC will be charged upon returning the vehicle, not when you make the reservation (unless you pre-paid), and not when you pick it up.

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 08:08 AM
http://www.aft.org/aftplus/travel/carrental.htm

The American Federation of Teachers also offers some rental savings for alamo and others.93643



coupon code : AU4685ODL
One Car Class Upgrade - US!
Reserve a compact through midsize car in the United States or Canada.

Valid through 12/31/08.


Coupon Code: AD1684ODS $25 Off a Rental!
Reserve a convertible, minivan, or SUV in the United States.

Valid for a rental of at least 3 days.

Valid through 12/31/08.


I still haven't booked yet! I'm still searching for the cheapest offer!




It looks like $85.16 for a midsize is my best rate for 6/13 1am to 6/14 6pm So far I'm going to use the AFT codes since DH is a teacher.



I too am a teacher but can you tell me about this teacher code, which company is it for? Please say Alamo....we plan on getting one at the Disney Car Care Center.

Yes it is for Alamo! If you go to the link above I believe National Codes are also provided which I think is also at the Car Care Center.

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 08:09 AM
Your CC will be charged upon returning the vehicle, not when you make the reservation (unless you pre-paid), and not when you pick it up.

Thanks!:flower3:

mom2aredhead
04-09-2008, 09:09 AM
Re-check your reservations everyone - I'm down to $125 for a mid-size for 8 days using the Costco rate and $20.00 e-coupon.

n2mm
04-09-2008, 09:12 AM
I just got an intermediate car for my daughter for one week at the price of $106 total!! Used = 430710 and coupon = AD3829MRB. Her dates are May 3 @ 11:00AM and drop off May 9 @ 1:00PM. (Really 6 days, but got the week rate, which was better than the daily rate).

tbrenk73
04-09-2008, 09:18 AM
I just got an intermediate car for my daughter for one week at the price of $106 total!! Used = 430710 and coupon = AD3829MRB. Her dates are May 3 @ 11:00AM and drop off May 9 @ 1:00PM. (Really 6 days, but got the week rate, which was better than the daily rate).

Do you have to show anything to use the Wal Mart code? I was told by a phone agent today at Alamo that I did.

n2mm
04-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Do you have to show anything to use the Wal Mart code? I was told by a phone agent today at Alamo that I did.

The walmart code (listed on Mary's site, mousesavers) is a general public code. We have used it many times with no problems. Mary is very good at letting you know which of the codes listed require membership or not. Actually I also put in my daughter's United Airline code as a test and the price was the same. You can check mousesavers for a list of previously tested good codes that can be used by all.

tbrenk73
04-09-2008, 09:30 AM
The walmart code (listed on Mary's site, mousesavers) is a general public code. We have used it many times with no problems. Mary is very good at letting you know which of the codes listed require membership or not. Actually I also put in my daughter's United Airline code as a test and the price was the same. You can check mousesavers for a list of previously tested good codes that can be used by all.

I have seen it on mousesavers and have seen alot of people here use it. I wam just confused as to why the Alamo rep said I needed documentation of the code.

miss missy
04-09-2008, 09:32 AM
Do you have to show anything to use the Wal Mart code? I was told by a phone agent today at Alamo that I did.

I have used it many times with no questions asked.

tbrenk73
04-09-2008, 09:36 AM
I have used it many times with no questions asked.

Thanks. Perhaps I was lucky enough to get one of Alamo's many mis-informed agents.

miss missy
04-09-2008, 09:49 AM
last night I got my 10 day compact in mid may down from 161 to 146, today it is 116 :cool1: :banana: :yay: :woohoo: this is sick!! I usually pay 220 with these same type codes!

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 09:53 AM
Here are some coupons (http://www.bjsvacations.com/promotion/bjs/carrental/BJ_alamo.pdf)that could be printed out for the following codes: These are through bjsvacations.com


ID# 7014186 and Coupon Code # AD4603JDW for $15 OFF
In addition to your Member discount!
Reserve a compact through fullsize car, minivan or SUV
in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean or Asia
Pacific. Requires a 3-day minimum rental.



ID# 7014186 and Coupon Code # AF1915UOC for FREE DAY
In addition to your Member discount!
Reserve a compact through fullsize car in the
United States, Canada, Latin America, Caribbean
or Asia Pacific. Requires a 5-day minimum rental

ID Number# 7014186, Coupon Code AD60914FS for
$25 OFF
In addition to your Member discount!
Reserve a convertible, minivan, or sport utility vehicle in
the United States. Requires a 3-day minimum rental.

just in case anyone could use these


If anyone sees any additional codes especially those for rentals that are less than 3days please post them.

I guess I might as well reserve since I can always cancel.

mom2aredhead
04-09-2008, 09:56 AM
last night I got my 10 day in mid may down from 161 to 146, today it is 116 :cool1: :banana: :yay: :woohoo: this is sick!! I usually pay 220 with these same type codes!

Which codes are you using?

miss missy
04-09-2008, 10:22 AM
Which codes are you using?

walmart code 430710 and coupon AD3829MRB both need nothing printed, internet only

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 10:24 AM
If you are going right now then look here (http://leisure.travelocity.com/Promotions/0,,TRAVELOCITY%7C4076%7Ccars_main,00.html): Book your rental by April 14, 2008 for travel ending by April 22, 2008 for the lowest available price on weekend and weekly rates in the following locations: orlando is listed


lowest rate shown here is $18.95 for a weekend day



I really need to stop searching for a better deal (which it doesn't look like I am gonna find!) and go get some stuff done!

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 10:27 AM
last night I got my 10 day compact in mid may down from 161 to 146, today it is 116 :cool1: :banana: :yay: :woohoo: this is sick!! I usually pay 220 with these same type codes!

walmart code 430710 and coupon AD3829MRB both need nothing printed, internet only

Congrats!!! That is incredible! I am seeing nothing like that for June ~maybe when it gets closer to my dates. ~that would be so Sweet!

lindsmom
04-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Whoa! First, in the interest of full disclosure, we booked a fullsize car for 4/18 - 25, ended up $108 includes add'l driver. I was VERY happy. :goodvibes

On the off chance that Alamo would completely lose their mind and drop rates even more, I've been checked somewhat ;) obsessively. Checked this a.m. (maybe 9:00) and it had gone up $4. Okay, cool...

I just checked. Fullsize has DOUBLED in a couple hours! HOLY COW! :eek:

Apparently the window for a good deal is around 14 days away. I realize this can vary from week to week, but that window for 18 -25 has apparently slammed shut. Wow!

Now I appreciate our car even more! :thumbsup2

mom2aredhead
04-09-2008, 11:36 AM
So apparently I can save another $20.00 by using the PREPAY code and the $20.00 online coupon. But I'm not sure I'm ready to lock in yet...BTW, I didn't read all of the cancellation policies, etc that go along with the pre-pay deal.
Just another option for anyone ready to commit if you're going soon.

cutedisney
04-09-2008, 11:40 AM
I cant find anything great for May 10 to 12. The best I see is midsize from alamo for 78. Is that a good deal?

FoggyToad
04-09-2008, 11:57 AM
Doing the happy dance here! :cool1: Made a reservation for a compact 6/24-7/1 about two weeks ago for $162.04. The rate dropped to the 150's over the weekend. I kept checking back and this morning it dropped to $152.60. Well, on a whim I just checked again at noon and it had fallen to $81.04!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: I love ALAMO! Just for the heck of it, I priced a midsize and that was only $87.00 for the week. Hey, did I say I LOVE ALAMO???? :woohoo:

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Doing the happy dance here! :cool1: Made a reservation for a compact 6/24-7/1 about two weeks ago for $162.04. The rate dropped to the 150's over the weekend. I kept checking back and this morning it dropped to $152.60. Well, on a whim I just checked again at noon and it had fallen to $81.04!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: I love ALAMO! Just for the heck of it, I priced a midsize and that was only $87.00 for the week. Hey, did I say I LOVE ALAMO???? :woohoo:

ok which codes did you use?!!! Hey you are coming into my month :rotfl: (JUNE) and i haven't seen that kind of rate!!!!!

cutedisney
04-09-2008, 12:16 PM
is there a penalty if you bring the car back a few days early?

lindsmom
04-09-2008, 12:32 PM
I cant find anything great for May 10 to 12. The best I see is midsize from alamo for 78. Is that a good deal?

The only thing you might want to try is coupon AU2729MJW, which upgrades you. Select a compact, (which at the moment is $65.98 with a BJ's / costco / walmart code) and you'll get upgraded to midsize.

I believe short term rentals are tougher because you don't have the advantage of lots of coupons that week long rentals offer.

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 12:32 PM
Doing the happy dance here! :cool1: Made a reservation for a compact 6/24-7/1 about two weeks ago for $162.04. The rate dropped to the 150's over the weekend. I kept checking back and this morning it dropped to $152.60. Well, on a whim I just checked again at noon and it had fallen to $81.04!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: I love ALAMO! Just for the heck of it, I priced a midsize and that was only $87.00 for the week. Hey, did I say I LOVE ALAMO???? :woohoo:

Thanks FroggyToad you inspired me to check my codes again! This time I just tried for a whole week and changed my drop off location to MCO (this made a HUGE difference by the way) and now I'm doing the Happy Dance too!!!!:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :yay: :yay: :dance3: :dance3: :banana: :banana: :banana:

For $10 more than I was gonna pay for 2 days ~ I get a whole week plus one day!!!!!!

I used the AFT code 93643and the AD3829MRB coupon.
June 13 1am to June 20 9pm for a rate of $97.96 for a Compact.

lcadkins2007
04-09-2008, 12:34 PM
Just as an fyi - we booked thru Alamo 2/24-3/1 and I kept 'playing' with my coupon codes (the Walmart code and one that started w/ADK...) right up until 3 days before our trip! On the Thursday before we left, I got a mid size car for the dates listed above for a total of $95 (that included taxes!!!) Plus the add'tl driver was free as well!

I was very happy w/that rate and the Alamo service.

Happy travels everyone!

Dedejf
04-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Thanks FroggyToad you inspired me to check my codes again! This time I just tried for a whole week and changed my drop off location to MCO (this made a HUGE difference by the way) and now I'm doing the Happy Dance too!!!!:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :yay: :yay: :dance3: :dance3: :banana: :banana: :banana:

For $10 more than I was gonna pay for 2 days ~ I get a whole week!!!!!!

I used the AFT code and the MRB code.

Ahem!!! FOGGYTOAD please! ;) I used the following codes 7014291 and AD3829ADK. If you don't have AMEX card then use 430710 instead of 7014291. I applied for AMEX blue card (no annual fee) just so I could use their discounted rate codes with Alamo. I don't use it for anything else unless they have a cash back promotion or something similar. The Foggytoad was pleased to help out! :thumbsup2

ProudMomTo3Boys
04-09-2008, 12:46 PM
I have been checking everyday and today my rate went down another 5.00. I now have a full size for 8 days for 117.49 total.

anabelle
04-09-2008, 12:46 PM
is there a penalty if you bring the car back a few days early?


I have brought a car back early in the past and been charged a daily vs a weekly rate. It ended up being more expensive

n2mm
04-09-2008, 01:15 PM
I just got an intermediate car for my daughter for one week at the price of $106 total!! Used = 430710 and coupon = AD3829MRB. Her dates are May 3 @ 11:00AM and drop off May 9 @ 1:00PM. (Really 6 days, but got the week rate, which was better than the daily rate).

I just posted this this morning and my rate dropped AGAIN today (twice in one day). The rate is now $91 TOTAL. Wow. How much lower can it go??

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 01:36 PM
Ahem!!! FOGGYTOAD please! ;) I used the following codes 7014291 and AD3829ADK. If you don't have AMEX card then use 430710 instead of 7014291. I applied for AMEX blue card (no annual fee) just so I could use their discounted rate codes with Alamo. I don't use it for anything else unless they have a cash back promotion or something similar. The Foggytoad was pleased to help out! :thumbsup2

and thanks to dedejf and everyone!!!!!:flower3:

I was tempted to put in the amex code for less but I won't do it til I actually get the card as they may need to see it.

Also with the BJs~ I wasn't sure if just the coupon would be sufficient or if you would need to show them some kind of membership card which I don't have.

angiepangie8
04-09-2008, 01:39 PM
There was like a hundred dollar difference between dropping off at the Car care center than when I selected to take it back to MCO! I think that was my problem with finding the really great rates at first.

Maine-iac
04-09-2008, 02:05 PM
Grrrrr why aren't the van rates dropping at Alamo?

heidia
04-09-2008, 02:36 PM
Grrrrr why aren't the van rates dropping at Alamo?

I feel your pain. Ugh.

rlduvall
04-09-2008, 03:58 PM
I'm a little jealous. I'm at $175. for a compact for a 10 day rental. Please send me some pixie dust. My dates (5/31 - 6/9) seem to be around all of the incredible rates.

Angie_60
04-09-2008, 04:05 PM
I just went to Alamo web site and clicked on the Northwest Airlines - Triple Miles + Upgrade! link... I got a 10 day rental June 2-12 with all taxes for 197.76 for a full size car!!!!

Tigger24U
04-09-2008, 07:40 PM
Our rental for a mid-size has gone from almost $300 down to a low right now of $113!

We used the Amex code and the $25 off code and we reserved 5/16 through 5/24.

Keep an eye out, the rates have really dropped.

TTFN

:cheer2:

vellamint
04-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Grrrrr why aren't the van rates dropping at Alamo?

I know I agree - I am waiting for August.....

I feel your pain. Ugh.

I am right there with you .... I have a reservation at a decent rate for a minivan at Dollar right now but once I add on 9.99 per day for my husband for 15 days it kind of wipes out my good deal.

AllyBri
04-09-2008, 08:02 PM
This morning my May 5-15 went down to $129. (Am. Exp. & AD3829MRB)
May 19-June 4 went down to $230.
Had to leave for Aquatica, get a call on my cell, the rates are down again.
But I'll take these and be happy.

tbrenk73
04-10-2008, 06:51 AM
This morning my May 5-15 went down to $129. (Am. Exp. & AD3829MRB)
May 19-June 4 went down to $230.
Had to leave for Aquatica, get a call on my cell, the rates are down again.
But I'll take these and be happy.

I am jealous!! I wish these mini van rates would start coming down!

wdwrunner
04-10-2008, 08:09 AM
Have you tried to use ID Code TZPROMO and then Coupon Code ad3829mrb
for a minivan rental?

I got a total of $305.07 for May 20 - 31st for a minivan on Alamo.
I thought that was pretty good.

Kris

miss missy
04-11-2008, 01:14 AM
and now its going back up...

mom2aredhead
04-11-2008, 07:59 AM
and now its going back up...

Skyrocketing back up...

What I have reserved at $109 is now $194

Ridiculous.

angiepangie8
04-11-2008, 08:13 AM
Skyrocketing back up...

What I have reserved at $109 is now $194

Ridiculous.


Wow glad I got in on the good rate while it lasted!!!!

angiepangie8
04-11-2008, 08:22 AM
I used the AFT code 93643and the AD3829MRB coupon.
June 13 1am to June 20 9pm for a rate of $97.96 for a Compact.

I put in the same info and now it is 228.91!!!!!!:scared1: :scared1:

Glad I got mine reserved I just hope they don't decide they made a mistake and I can't get that rate!!!

Good Gosh how could it go up $130.95!

Geeze I had to go back and look at my hard copy with the confirmation # to make sure I put in the right dates! Yep everything seems to be good. They better not back out on my $97.96 rate!

Maine-iac
04-11-2008, 10:29 AM
Have you tried to use ID Code TZPROMO and then Coupon Code ad3829mrb
for a minivan rental?

I got a total of $305.07 for May 20 - 31st for a minivan on Alamo.
I thought that was pretty good.

Kris

I used TZPROMO and ad3469fjd and got $229.68 for 4/17-4/25. I need to add $9.99 per day for 8 days for an additional driver but it is still cheaper than the WalMart code 430710 (free additional driver) and ad3469fjd which totals $348.21.

LSchrow
04-11-2008, 12:10 PM
I used TZPROMO and ad3469fjd and got $229.68 for 4/17-4/25. I need to add $9.99 per day for 8 days for an additional driver but it is still cheaper than the WalMart code 430710 (free additional driver) and ad3469fjd which totals $348.21.

fyi: sign up for alamo's QS (frequent driver program) from mousesavers link (free). the additional driver fee is waived with QS membership.
hth
laurie s :)

dopeyfanatic
04-11-2008, 03:11 PM
I tried that TZPROMO code and my ressie was more. With the Wal Mart number and their $25 off code my rate is $241, and it includes an addl driver. The TZPROMO code gives me $279 with no extra driver. I'm happy with what I'm getting since it's already down $100 from my first quote. And it went down $3 today, so maybe it will go down more!

Debbie6221
05-18-2008, 06:39 PM
Forgive me if this has been asked but do we know where the TZPROMO code is from? It's giving me a great rate in Ft Myers for June along with using an Entertainment book coupon.

BellaBaby
05-19-2008, 09:33 AM
Yes, it is from Travelzoo.com. It is a public code for anyone's use.;)

msminniemouse
05-19-2008, 05:34 PM
Does anyone know where coupon code #AD3829mrb came from? Is there any way to print out a copy of this coupon? I am renting from car care center and am afraid they will ask for coupon, so I don't know if I should go through with reservation if I don't have coupon.

Debbie6221
05-19-2008, 08:08 PM
Yes, it is from Travelzoo.com. It is a public code for anyone's use.;)

Thank you!!!!