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CoreyB
02-13-2012, 06:15 PM
ok I have seen people renting cars for little of nothing. I am flying in the day before a cruise and was going to rent a car but everyone wants to charge an $80 one way fee. I was also going to rent a car for the trip back to the airport after the cruise so it doesnt really make since to me to pay to rent a car if I am going to have to pay one way fees on each side. Any Ideas would be appreciated.:confused::headache:

megalyce
02-13-2012, 06:18 PM
I'm pretty sure if you use Budget they won't charge you a fee. There is one onsite at MCO and one nearby Port Canaveral (with a shuttle).

4butlers
02-13-2012, 06:25 PM
I'm pretty sure if you use Budget they won't charge you a fee. There is one onsite at MCO and one nearby Port Canaveral (with a shuttle).

I second this. We've used Budget and they were great. Shouldn't be more than $55 each way, or less.

lark
02-13-2012, 06:28 PM
I see people talk about $25 or $30 fares too, but all I can find from one of the agencies with a shuttle is $70 to $80 for our cruise. I'm pretty good at using codes and getting rental car discounts too. I think it all just depends on your timing.

CoreyB
02-13-2012, 06:29 PM
just looked at budget and it is $135 to pick up at mco and drop off at pc.

4butlers
02-13-2012, 06:45 PM
just looked at budget and it is $135 to pick up at mco and drop off at pc.

What are your dates and what kind of car do you need? Are you using any discount codes?

firsttimemom
02-13-2012, 06:48 PM
if you go to www.mousesavers.com (http://www.mousesavers.com) you will find lots of codes. We've used national and never paid a one way fee.

Good luck!

CoreyB
02-13-2012, 06:49 PM
our cruise is May 12 2012 we wanted to get a car for the day before when our flight arrives until time to go to the ship and we want one after our flight out at 6 pm. Just about any car would work for us it is myself DW DD6 DS2 and 4 small bags.

finalwish
02-13-2012, 06:56 PM
our cruise is May 12 2012 we wanted to get a car for the day before when our flight arrives until time to go to the ship and we want one after our flight out at 6 pm. Just about any car would work for us it is myself DW DD6 DS2 and 4 small bags.

Try this code for Budget. S208200

Also make sure you pick up and return is within 24 hours, otherwise if you go over 24 hrs, they will charge you an extra day.

4butlers
02-13-2012, 06:59 PM
our cruise is May 12 2012 we wanted to get a car for the day before when our flight arrives until time to go to the ship and we want one after our flight out at 6 pm. Just about any car would work for us it is myself DW DD6 DS2 and 4 small bags.

I just quickly punched in a pick up on May 11 at MCO with a drop off on May 12 at PC. I used BCD code Y937800 and it pulled up an Economy or Compact for $53.23 with tax. :confused3
Are you planning to stay at WDW the night before? If so, a rental pick up from the Doubletree location near DTD gives me a rate of $38.52 for an Economy.

But like PP says, you can find other discount codes on Mousesavers too.

pdwimmer
02-13-2012, 07:04 PM
our cruise is May 12 2012 we wanted to get a car for the day before when our flight arrives until time to go to the ship and we want one after our flight out at 6 pm. Just about any car would work for us it is myself DW DD6 DS2 and 4 small bags.

Hi Corey:
The number for Avis (located at the airport, no shuttle necessary) is B389700. For picking up at MCO and dropping off at Avis in Cape Canaveral is $40. The return trip, I'm guessing is May 17th, is a little more at $47. (You have to pay more during normal work week unfortunately because they like to mess with us business travelers.) If you have any problems booking private message me.

The Wimmers
Trish

CoreyB
02-13-2012, 07:09 PM
WOW thanks put the codes in and now I can get the car both ways for about 100. Thanks a ton!!

pdwimmer
02-13-2012, 07:14 PM
WOW thanks put the codes in and now I can get the car both ways for about 100. Thanks a ton!!

I'm always curious what the best deal is. Who did you go with, Avis or Budget? I am a die hard Avis fan for the past 16 years. But always willing to change for a better deal.

The Wimmers

Trish

pdwimmer
02-13-2012, 07:28 PM
Oh also, bring your own car seats. It will cost more than they are worth to rent them. I know Avis will store them for you at the port without charging. I don't know about the other companies.

mmouse37
02-13-2012, 07:58 PM
I have been putting in codes for weeks trying to get a decent price on a 12-14 pax van for our post cruise stay at WDW (We will be picking up near the port and dropping off 4 days later at MCO).

Every quote was between $650-$800.....put in the code above S208200 and it brought it down to under $400....then I put in the Disboard code of Y937800 and it brought it down another $8.00....I am very happy...we are splitting cost with another family. This was for Budget.

I will also keep checking as prices change all the time!!!

MJ

Billinaz
02-13-2012, 08:30 PM
I have a minivan MCO-CC5 reserved from Budget for $45.

If you really need more room than that and you have 2 adults, why not rent 2 of them?

Ive found that Budget consistently has a better price than Avis. I also use codes found on flyertalk.

mkmommy
02-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Try this code for Budget. S208200

Also make sure you pick up and return is within 24 hours, otherwise if you go over 24 hrs, they will charge you an extra day.

What is this code and can anyone use it? For dates I was looking the rate came down from $80 to $40

mmouse37
02-13-2012, 08:36 PM
I have a minivan MCO-CC5 reserved from Budget for $45.

If you really need more room than that and you have 2 adults, why not rent 2 of them?

Ive found that Budget consistently has a better price than Avis. I also use codes found on flyertalk.

We have 10 people so even with 2 minivans we will have luggage space issues plus the other family didn't want to drive. I will keep looking though!!! My rental is for 4 days. cc5 to MCO (with WDW in between).

MJ

kcashner
02-13-2012, 08:37 PM
The only trick I know is to check all the codes at rentalcodes.com and mousesavers.com. Sometimes you have to join a hotel loyalty program for a code to be valid (I've never been asked to show a card though). It is a pain, but it can save a lot of money.:goodvibes

Only the non-Disers pay retail.:rotfl:

Ariel224
02-13-2012, 08:37 PM
Budget code X474200 can be really helpful. I'm looking at a minivan for Nov 8-10. Without code was $188. With code $90 for the 2 days.

Billinaz
02-13-2012, 08:41 PM
U341012

economy 2- or 4-door 40.00
compact 2- or 4-door 40.00
intermediate 2- or 4-door 42.00
standard 2- or 4-door 44.00
full-size 2- or 4-door 46.00
intermediate SUV 50.00
premium 2- or 4-door 51.00
standard SUV 62.00
mini passenger van 68.00
standard elite SUV 82.79
standard convertible 101.69
luxury 2- or 4-door 102.59
full-size SUV 116.99
full-size passenger van 188.99
premium SUV 220.49

Billinaz
02-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Hi Corey:
The number for Avis (located at the airport, no shuttle necessary) is B389700. For picking up at MCO and dropping off at Avis in Cape Canaveral is $40. The return trip, I'm guessing is May 17th, is a little more at $47. (You have to pay more during normal work week unfortunately because they like to mess with us business travelers.) If you have any problems booking private message me.

The Wimmers
Trish



A drop off fee with Avis? Ive never had that happen when I rented from them....

mmouse37
02-13-2012, 08:44 PM
I tried that code...for my rental it comes to $360 plus tax...

MJ

buckeyefam
02-13-2012, 09:56 PM
What is this code and can anyone use it? For dates I was looking the rate came down from $80 to $40

I just used this code and it is a great discount... but when I googled it, it came up as a code you must use with your American Express card. I don't have one of those. :( Anyone know if you "really" need it? I guess I could always apply for one, but not worth it to only save $60.

buckeyefam
02-13-2012, 09:58 PM
I just used this code and it is a great discount... but when I googled it, it came up as a code you must use with your American Express card. I don't have one of those. :( Anyone know if you "really" need it? I guess I could always apply for one, but not worth it to only save $60.

OPS! I guess it doesn't quote quotes within quotes. ;) It was this one for Budget: S208200 ;)


Thanks everyone for sharing these!!!

finalwish
02-13-2012, 10:14 PM
OPS! I guess it doesn't quote quotes within quotes. ;) It was this one for Budget: S208200 ;)


Thanks everyone for sharing these!!!

I used it several times for other rentals, and never had to show my amex card, and I always used visa to pay with.

buckeyefam
02-13-2012, 10:20 PM
I used it several times for other rentals, and never had to show my amex card, and I always used visa to pay with.

That is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!! I just booked 2 one way rentals! I also clicked a few more links on my google search and found it on another site. retailmenot It didn't say anything about the Am Exp... and the Am. Exp. link says it expired in 2009. ;) :cool1: THANKS SO MUCH!!!

MrsPMC00
02-14-2012, 10:23 AM
Thanks for posting the Budget codes! I saved a few bucks and got a bigger car - just in case I over-pack!!! :lmao:

JennyT2
02-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Pdwimmer gave me that code as well and it did wonders! We are on the May 12 th sailing as well!!! We are using Avis.

DisneyOHFan
02-14-2012, 12:33 PM
S208200 with Budget worked like a charm. Thank you, thank you.

lark
02-14-2012, 12:56 PM
The budget code is great. I think we'd probably need a slightly bigger vehicle, though, to deal with our luggage, and by the time we get up to higher classes, it's about the same everywhere. Still cheaper than disney transfers though. Thanks for posting!

The Avis code above that someone posted gives us great rates, but it's a funky code -- when I try to put my avis wizard number in, it kicks out the code. I think it must be some type of special contract rate for a particular group or something, which always makes me a little nervous.

sararoonie
02-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Thank you so much for the codes! My husband had tried some on mousesavers but not all of them -- but the ones he tried didn't help much. Y937800 for budget gave us the best rate! Thanks so much!

IrenicMom
02-14-2012, 09:08 PM
I get a little wiggy driving a compact on the highway, so I usually go for an intermediate level when it's just two or three folks.

I was able to get $55.57 with taxes, etc MCO - port with Budget. (Compact was only $2 cheaper). This was a weekday rate, less than 24 hours.

On the return, port - MCO, weekend rate, less than 24 hours, was $39.64 with taxes, etc.

Gotta love "business" rates! Same car, same length of rental, and in reality, same number of miles, $20 price difference.

Sunshineminnie
02-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Thank you so much for this post. I too was having a hard time finding good rates. I am thrilled with the prices I got!

4 day rental Wed - Sat for the beginning of our cruise Aug 1 Standard SUV total -
USD177.26

1 day on our return
intermediate
USD39.64

Spring break 6 days
Full size in Portland
USD314.48

Thanks!

Pappert
02-15-2012, 11:00 AM
How do you get from Budget to the ship and from the ship to Budget? Do they have a shuttle? :confused3

DisneyOHFan
02-15-2012, 11:01 AM
How do you get from Budget to the ship and from the ship to Budget? Do they have a shuttle? :confused3

Yes, there is a shuttle.

Cobrastrike
02-17-2012, 06:30 PM
MCO to Port Canaveral one way using Hertz. Taxes not included. Here's my rate for the three classes most families would use:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c268/Cobrastrike_188/7e982694.jpg

PM me if you want the CDP#.

Billinaz
02-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Does Hertz have a shuttle to/from the port?

Can I get the CDP number!

Cobrastrike
02-17-2012, 09:48 PM
Hertz has multiple shuttles that run to the terminal at no charge; from full size vans to mini buses. When we arrived, a bus and van were leaving, another van was just getting ready to leave, and another bus was turning into the lot. In the time it took to drop off the keys, our luggage had already been loaded into an empty van. Shuttle driver was very friendly and chatty. Great service that day.

mmouse37
02-17-2012, 10:12 PM
Hertz is also basically in the parking lot of the Marriott Residence Inn so if staying at Country Inn and Suites or the Marriott Residence Inn it is VERY convenient.

MJ