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kitkatsmom
01-02-2009, 08:46 AM
Even though may is still 4 months away I have been checking rental car prices for a few weeks now.

The best price I could find so far (after they add in taxes and fees) was with dollar.
I was able to get a midsized car for 250.00
That was for the dates May 2 to May 10

The price for the week was 174.00 but it bumped up to 250. with all the crazy taxes and fees they add on there.

I also have a coupon for a free upgrade.
I need at least a midsized car but am hoping to find something a bit bigger since we have 5 people. (no carseats)

Let me know if anyone finds anything better.
I used the code OOAG found at mousesavers, which gave me the best price of any of the other deals.

but I know prices change all the time.
So please post if you got something better.

kitkatsmom
01-03-2009, 03:11 PM
Bumping this up. Someone has to be renting in may?
:guilty:

kgle
01-03-2009, 04:25 PM
I made reservations through Enterprise for a 7 day rental standard size (I have a free upgrade coupon and will upgrade to full size) and the total is around $150. Are you renting at an airport location?

This is May 12-19th.

kitkatsmom
01-03-2009, 06:50 PM
I made reservations through Enterprise for a 7 day rental standard size (I have a free upgrade coupon and will upgrade to full size) and the total is around $150. Are you renting at an airport location?

This is May 12-19th.

I get a price of 241.98 for a standard size through enterprise and that's before taxes and fees. Are you using a coupon code? I am renting from orlando airport.

cheerful chickadee
01-03-2009, 07:05 PM
we're renting in may too but have had no luck in codes/dicsounts, the lowest I've gotten is $409 for a full size SUV for 11 days. Last trip I got the midsize suv for 11 days at $250, I don't think I'll be lucky enough to get that again :(

tooncanator
01-04-2009, 08:56 AM
Yesterday I used code OOAG from Mousesavers @ Dollar rental car at MCO. May 9th to May 23rd, 14 days, and recieved a mini van for $199 per week and they had a midsize car for $150 per week. Total with all fees and taxes, mini van $548.02 and midsize $433.41. Not bad, but i'm hoping the National rental car rates drop, We like the Emerald Isle choices. Toon

kgle
01-04-2009, 09:32 AM
I get a price of 241.98 for a standard size through enterprise and that's before taxes and fees. Are you using a coupon code? I am renting from orlando airport.


No, I am not renting at the airport though, I am renting at a site close to Disney. You are not going to find much cheaper at an airport location, they are ALWAYS more expensive due to airport concession fees, etc.

cheerful chickadee
01-04-2009, 01:40 PM
we're renting May 3rd to may 13th and got $428 total on dollar.com using the OOAG code. I got a rate of $409 on alamo for a full size SUV using the pre-pay feature. That's all I got so far! :)

is dollar on site?

pooh136
01-04-2009, 10:37 PM
Yesterday I used code OOAG from Mousesavers @ Dollar rental car at MCO. May 9th to May 23rd, 14 days, and recieved a mini van for $199 per week and they had a midsize car for $150 per week. Total with all fees and taxes, mini van $548.02 and midsize $433.41. Not bad, but i'm hoping the National rental car rates drop, We like the Emerald Isle choices. Toon

Thanks for this info, we just reserved a minivan for the $199/week using this code from April 25-May 2. We tried combining it with the Southwest code and it went up to $258 :confused3 (which was the original code/price we had found). It went back down after we removed the Southwest code though, so it's all good!

Thanks, Allison

DianaPrincessofWales
01-05-2009, 07:15 AM
I've been searching for great rental rates for 2 weeks solid now and....

I agree the very best I could get was through Dollar using the OOAG code. It was $160 base rate for a compact (any free upgrade for me is useless-don't need it and it seems you can kind of pick what you want to drive anyway?) for my dates of March 7-14. I also may have to add a day onto this. Wow, really hoping these high rates will be taking a dive soon!! :surfweb:

kitkatsmom
01-05-2009, 12:38 PM
I hope the rates drop soon.
I keep checking in each day.

I know its cheaper to rent from a NON airport location, but with kids and all I need the ease of getting the car right at the airport.

kgle
01-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Is taking the ME not an option? You could always take it to the resort and have a rental company on Disney pick you up...

DisMomAmy
01-05-2009, 06:44 PM
Is dollar right at the airport or do you need to take a shuttle?

We usually use Alamo and have had great luck with them. Alamo also has the $199/week minivan, but right now that special only runs through January. Hopefully they'll have it again because you can walk right up to a minivan, drive up to the window and leave. It's so convenient!! For now I have reserved the $199/week minivan through Dollar.

BellaBaby
01-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Is dollar right at the airport or do you need to take a shuttle?

We usually use Alamo and have had great luck with them. Alamo also has the $199/week minivan, but right now that special only runs through January. Hopefully they'll have it again because you can walk right up to a minivan, drive up to the window and leave. It's so convenient!! For now I have reserved the $199/week minivan through Dollar.

Dollar is right at the airport. My experience has been, the closer you get to your trip, the lower the price will fall. But keep your ressies until you find something lower!!;)

cheerful chickadee
01-05-2009, 10:46 PM
The best I'm getting right now is $409 total with prepay at alamo on an SUV for may 3rd - May 13th. The OOAG ID is giving me $428 for the mini-van. We don't necessarily need a mini-van so I'll probably end up going with alamo but still check for new deals daily.

None of the mousesavers codes worked for me, not sure if they have blackout dates or what but not even the walmart atlas 20% off code worked.

kitkatsmom
01-06-2009, 05:17 AM
The best I'm getting right now is $409 total with prepay at alamo on an SUV for may 3rd - May 13th. The OOAG ID is giving me $428 for the mini-van. We don't necessarily need a mini-van so I'll probably end up going with alamo but still check for new deals daily.

None of the mousesavers codes worked for me, not sure if they have blackout dates or what but not even the walmart atlas 20% off code worked.

At dollar I get the the minivan for a total of 358.00 (with tax) using the OOAG code

DisMomAmy
01-06-2009, 05:29 AM
I didn't have any luck with the mousesavers codes either - I think most of those specials were Jan/Feb/March. I don't know why the Walmart codes didn't work though...

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Alamo too - but I feel better knowing that I at least have something reserved. I'm in the same boat as you cheeful chickadee - I don't need a van so we'll see what ends up with the best rate. However, the Dollar van rate is good right now. I got the minivan for 9 days for $400. (I got the $199/week rate plus 2 days at $39 plus $100 in fees.)

cheerful chickadee
01-06-2009, 10:47 AM
This is what I'm getting on dollar using the OOAG minivan code:


Mini Van Dodge Caravan (or similar)

Rental Time:
1 Week at $199.00 per week.
Unlimited mileage.
3 Extra Days at $39.00 per day.

Total Base Rate $316.00
Apt Conc Recov Fee $31.87
Facility Charge $25.00
Energy Recovery Fee $4.50 State Transact Tax $20.30 State Tax $26.15 Vehicle License Fee $4.70 Total Est. Mandatory Charges $112.52 Est.

Grand Total $428.52


I'll probably go with alamo for right now just to have something reserved and hope for more codes between now and then

tooncanator
01-07-2009, 05:14 PM
Try corporate code 004m001010 @ Thrifty at MCO and get a Dodge caliber for $125 a week.

kitkatsmom
01-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Try corporate code 004m001010 @ Thrifty at MCO and get a Dodge caliber for $125 a week.


I get a rate a few dollars more than the rate I got with dollar, plus thrifty is offsite so we'd have to shuttle over.
But thanks.
Hopefully the prices will go down as we get closer. I can't wait till disney posts may's hours at the parks.

kgle
01-07-2009, 06:37 PM
So is DME not an option?

kitkatsmom
01-07-2009, 06:56 PM
So is DME not an option?

No.
Hubby wants car rental right from airport. With the 3 kids and bags he doesn't want to wait for anyone or take shuttles or be with other people in the same car waiting for them to be dropped off etc.

and I like the freedom of the car too.

kgle
01-07-2009, 07:09 PM
Ugh well that sucks...you could probably shave about 1/2 off of your rental if you took DME, considering they handle all of your luggage as well. Hopefully the price comes down for you though!

kitkatsmom
02-02-2009, 04:28 PM
Just bumping this up.

Has anyone seen any better deals then what has been out for a while now?

I am hoping to see something soon. Most specials seem to end in march.

dort
02-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Here's what I have for May 3rd to 13th -

Alamo Midsized being picked up at the airport using contract id #430710 and an ecoupon from Alamo's site for $25 off a weekly rate, my estimated total with taxes is $231. I didn't think that was too bad considering it was almost $500 when I first starting checking prices. I have to check in at one of the kiosks with the ecoupon but for that savings I can do that. :)

cheerful chickadee
02-02-2009, 11:53 PM
I'm still getting HUGE rates even with some of the codes and coupons listed. I have 2 reservations already, one at alamo for a standard suv for $411 and one with dollar for a minivan for $415. When trying new codes on alamo I was getting $600+ for the same class, same dates and etc. Odd.

The $25 off e-coupon says valid for rentals through March 31, 2009 so I don't know if they will honor that if your dates don't match up.

Scott R. Scherr
02-03-2009, 05:02 AM
Try Dollar and code OOAG. I reserved a mid-size for 6/19-27 (8 day rental) for $242.00 including taxes and fees.

Scott

dort
02-03-2009, 05:28 AM
I'm still getting HUGE rates even with some of the codes and coupons listed. I have 2 reservations already, one at alamo for a standard suv for $411 and one with dollar for a minivan for $415. When trying new codes on alamo I was getting $600+ for the same class, same dates and etc. Odd.

The $25 off e-coupon says valid for rentals through March 31, 2009 so I don't know if they will honor that if your dates don't match up.

I used the ecoupon with my dates for May and it took them. I emailed Alamo because I wanted to know if I would be able to check in at home on line with this reservation but unfortunately I can't, but can use the kiosk so we don't have to be hassled with the counter reps. They reviewed my reservation and said nothing about the coupon not working for that date, just that I couldnt check in at home.

It looks like you are reserving the same dates as me; 5/ 3 to 5/13? :confused My reservation is for a midsized maybe thata could be part of it?

laura001
02-03-2009, 07:08 AM
Here's what I have for May 3rd to 13th -

Alamo Midsized being picked up at the airport using contract id #430710 and an ecoupon from Alamo's site for $25 off a weekly rate, my estimated total with taxes is $231. I didn't think that was too bad considering it was almost $500 when I first starting checking prices. I have to check in at one of the kiosks with the ecoupon but for that savings I can do that. :)

That is totally weird because I too am looking for 10 days, April 29 to May 10, using the same code and coupon and I am getting $377.00 for a mid size and that same price of $377 punching in your dates...what the heck am I doing wrong?

Actually, I just booked using dollar for 3 days only and the code of OOAG and got a midsize for 24.00/day!!! woohoo!!!

cheerful chickadee
02-03-2009, 11:23 AM
I think the reason mine is higher is that we're staying for 10 days and we're renting a minivan or standard SUV, we need the room for the stroller, car seat and luggage. I noticed that the rates have gone waaaay up so even with these codes and coupons it's bringing me to a total a little bit higher than the ones I already have reserved.

The minivan I have reserved with dollar IS using the OOAG code for $199 a week but we have 3 extra days plus all the taxes and fees which makes it come to over $400.

cheerful chickadee
02-03-2009, 12:47 PM
I just checked alamo again without any codes whatsoever, just using the prepay option it's $799.34 for a SUV for May 3 - 13th. Using the 430710 code it's $775.

eeek! I'll stick with my $411 I got a month ago for an SUV using the 430710

dort
02-03-2009, 03:52 PM
I checked my reservation again for my dates using the same codes and it was way up in price. I'm going to leave mine alone and just do the kiosk check in. :drive:

georgina
02-03-2009, 05:15 PM
I noticed mine was up too - I made the most recent ressie on Jan 16 for $222, now it's $270! Same dates, codes, everything.