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erbeaman
02-26-2012, 02:42 PM
and how did you do it?

Hoping to find a good deal from Sanford for 10 days in August. I can't find anything for less than $400ish right now, and since our flights are only $696 for 5 of us, I just can't justify spending almost as much on a car (we were going to drive in the first place).

3pletprincesses
02-26-2012, 02:59 PM
It is still too early for any good deals for August. Last year my rate from MCO was over $800 fora week for a minivan until the end of July then I was able to reduce it to $198 including tax. Keep looking and I'm sure it will come down in price the closer you get to August.

ain0004
02-26-2012, 03:08 PM
Best car rate we ever received. Was for a minivan for 170.00 with tax for 7 days

dishguy1977
02-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Last May got a minivan off the Emerald aisle for $93/week. We were really hoping for a minivan but would have been ok with an Impala!

GEB@okw
02-26-2012, 05:05 PM
I got a premium car picked up Feb 15, 10pm at MCO and returned it yesterday Feb 25, 10am to FLL, 10 days $76 including all taxes. Yes $7.60 a day with tax.

erbeaman
02-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Wow! Those are some good deals! You give me hope :goodvibes that I can find a good deal if I wait a while longer.

Question, what companies tend to have the best deals? How far in advance is best without taking the chance that no cars will be available?
Ideally, I want an 8 passenger minivan. Not a lot of rental companies have them. I'm open to two cars though.

the4fishes
02-26-2012, 05:32 PM
I got a premium car picked up Feb 15, 10pm at MCO and returned it yesterday Feb 25, 10am to FLL, 10 days $76 including all taxes. Yes $7.60 a day with tax.

Wow - that's amazing! Was that a last minute deal?

sjerrott
02-26-2012, 06:03 PM
Got a one week rental for 209 Canadian (taxes included) by finding a good code on DIS.

Susan

Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
02-26-2012, 06:29 PM
We got a compact with Alamo (vehicle we had was a Chevy HHN) for $68 all taxes and fees included for a week this past January. Used my Alamo Insiders number and a $35 coupon.

MariDisney
02-26-2012, 06:34 PM
Best I've ever done was a minivan for $125 a few years ago. I always try every possible coupon and code combination and mess with the reservations pretty regularly until right before a trip.