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HeatherC
03-28-2012, 07:27 AM
I just rebooked for the zillionth time with Alamo. Rates keep dropping! Very happy!

Full Size...April 12-21 $143.74 TOTAL with all taxes!!! Cannot believe this rate for 10 and a half days.:cool1:

Hope someone else can save too!!

DISNEYGAMMIE
03-28-2012, 07:35 AM
Can I ask what codes you used please?

ccgirl
03-28-2012, 08:40 AM
I just rebooked for the zillionth time with Alamo. Rates keep dropping! Very happy!

Full Size...April 12-21 $143.74 TOTAL with all taxes!!! Cannot believe this rate for 10 and a half days.:cool1:

Hope someone else can save too!!

Can I ask what codes you used please?

Was wondering the same thing. I believe I am at $175 for 10 days and I thought that was a good rate. This one would put me over the moon! The money saved between what I initially budgeted and that rate are enough for food for the week for us!

antmaril
03-28-2012, 08:57 AM
Got my mid-April rate down to $144 for a ten day mid-sized rental using the Costco website. WooHoo!

HeatherC
03-28-2012, 09:11 AM
Sure! I used my insiders number and travelocity coupon code AD2359FDF. you can also use BJ or Costco code if you are a member. Same rates came up for them.

I was also at $174 yesterday....saved another $30 today.

When I first booked, i had a minivan for $478! So I am beyond thrilled with this rate. Full size is fine for us too.

Hope this helps!

coinkc
03-28-2012, 09:34 AM
Sure! I used my insiders number and travelocity coupon code AD2359FDF. you can also use BJ or Costco code if you are a member. Same rates came up for them.

I was also at $174 yesterday....saved another $30 today.

When I first booked, i had a minivan for $478! So I am beyond thrilled with this rate. Full size is fine for us too.

Hope this helps!

Thanks for sharing the info! Where is the travelocity coupon from? Do you have to have an acutal coupon?

Just want to make sure we qualify to use it.

ccgirl
03-28-2012, 09:54 AM
Thank you HeatherC!! I used my Alamo Insiders Member number with the BJ's coupon for $40 off (AD8Z21SDB) and got a Full size for $141.17 for 10 days. That's crazy good!

Now I just have to decide to keep that one or my Premium car for $177. Hmmmm....not sure if there is a huge difference in size. The Premium is a Toyota Avalon or similar and the Full Size is Chevrolet Impala or similar. Decision...decisions.....It will be myself, my DH and two children (one car seat).

HeatherC
03-28-2012, 10:11 AM
CCGirl...We have three kids and have rented full size in the past and had enough room.

I had also reserved the Premium, but then a couple people mentioned that they weren't seeing any Avalons there anyway. I know the Impala has big enough trunk space, so I figured I would use my $30 saved for fun stuff at Disney!

Oh...the travelocity coupon was on their website a while back and said you didn't need to show it. If you are nervous, book through Costco or BJs and print out actual coupon.

k&a&c'smom
03-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Thanks for this post, I was able to re-book my mid-sz for early May @ $133/week! Just yesterday, I booked with Alamo for $151, so $18 savings!

For those wondering about the coupon code - whenever we use a common coupon, not attached to membership in a special group, we have not had to provide an actual paper coupon with Alamo. On several occasions I've printed one out and taken it along, but they never need it.:thumbsup2

gmeh1
03-28-2012, 11:07 AM
Thank you HeatherC!! I used my Alamo Insiders Member number with the BJ's coupon for $40 off (AD8Z21SDB) and got a Full size for $141.17 for 10 days. That's crazy good!

Now I just have to decide to keep that one or my Premium car for $177. Hmmmm....not sure if there is a huge difference in size. The Premium is a Toyota Avalon or similar and the Full Size is Chevrolet Impala or similar. Decision...decisions.....It will be myself, my DH and two children (one car seat).

Just to help you here. You will not find an Avalon at Alamo in Orlando.

Rosebud123
03-28-2012, 11:12 AM
Thanks so much!!
$350.50 for a minivan, April 12th - noon pick up, April 22nd - 5:00 drop off.

Maxwell
03-28-2012, 11:13 AM
April 11-21 with BJs $40 coupon $275 for a minivan. Awesome. How does Alamo Insiders work? Never used Alamo, always use National but this price is too good.

gmeh1
03-28-2012, 11:16 AM
April 11-21 with BJs $40 coupon $275 for a minivan. Awesome. How does Alamo Insiders work? Never used Alamo, always use National but this price is too good.

It is easier to refer you to the Alamo site. click on the Insiders tab and read the terms and conditions.

mommy.foster.6
03-28-2012, 11:36 AM
I had just rebooked last night for a better rate but checked again after reading on here and went down even more! I'm getting an economy car (just dh and i on this trip) for 85 including taxes and fees! WOW!!! this is for 6 nights mid april .

coinkc
03-28-2012, 11:41 AM
I put in the travelocity code from above and my Insider's number. For some reason, a mid-size SUV came up with a rate of $157 including taxes for a week's rental. It was cheaper than any other car (including an economy). I booked it right away but am now wondering if it was a glitch in the system and whether they will honor it or not.

I put in the same codes again and the rental was over $300 for the same car. Did I just get lucky and hit enter at the right time? Or do you suppose it was a computer error and we might have trouble when we pick up the car?

We need to transport 5 people plus luggage. I had planned on getting a full size car but if this SUV will work it was much cheaper.

ccgirl
03-28-2012, 11:48 AM
It is easier to refer you to the Alamo site. click on the Insiders tab and read the terms and conditions.

Thank you! You provide very helpful car rental information! What do you think the biggest difference between a full size and premium car are? I would imagine, maybe the features??? Just trying to think if the extra $36 is actually worth it. My DH says yes but I'm not quite sure.

ccgirl
03-28-2012, 11:52 AM
CCGirl...We have three kids and have rented full size in the past and had enough room.

I had also reserved the Premium, but then a couple people mentioned that they weren't seeing any Avalons there anyway. I know the Impala has big enough trunk space, so I figured I would use my $30 saved for fun stuff at Disney!

Oh...the travelocity coupon was on their website a while back and said you didn't need to show it. If you are nervous, book through Costco or BJs and print out actual coupon.

Thanks again. It was actually $6 cheaper to use the BJ's coupon so that's the one I used. Exactly, that's what I said to DH, $36 is a lunch somewhere.

Maxwell
03-28-2012, 11:54 AM
Thank you! You provide very helpful car rental information! What do you think the biggest difference between a full size and premium car are? I would imagine, maybe the features??? Just trying to think if the extra $36 is actually worth it. My DH says yes but I'm not quite sure.

I couldn't find the procedures though once you get to the airport. Do you have to go to the counter? Straight to the garage?

ccgirl
03-28-2012, 12:22 PM
I couldn't find the procedures though once you get to the airport. Do you have to go to the counter? Straight to the garage?

If you are referring to the Alamo Insiders....

Do I get to by-pass the counter with Alamo Insiders?
Alamo Insiders offers members two different ways to skip the traditional rental counter process. Our Online Check-in process allows you to complete your rental prior to leaving on your trip and go straight to your vehicle upon arrival at the rental location. Alamo also offers a self-service kiosk to complete your rental upon arrival.

dancin Disney style
03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
If you are referring to the Alamo Insiders....

Do I get to by-pass the counter with Alamo Insiders?
Alamo Insiders offers members two different ways to skip the traditional rental counter process. Our Online Check-in process allows you to complete your rental prior to leaving on your trip and go straight to your vehicle upon arrival at the rental location. Alamo also offers a self-service kiosk to complete your rental upon arrival.

I'm pretty sure that if you use a coupon you have to go to the counter regardless of being an Insider member.

k&a&c'smom
03-28-2012, 02:41 PM
coinkc - I have had this happen to me a couple times, and wondered whether I got a valid deal. Once, I booked the fantastic quote, then accidentally deleted/canceled it and when I tried again minutes later, it was much higher! Argh.

If you look at your confirmation email, you should be able to scroll down and see all the details for your reservation. Within those details, it will say things like "Base rate...$XX...Contact ID - Alamo Insider's...Discounts - Visa coupon ($30)..." etc. If everything is legit, I think you are good to go.:thumbsup2

BTW - when I looked at these details yesterday, the description of my coupon said something like "Visa discount 2010" - but it has been extended through the end of this year, so still good.

k&a&c'smom
03-28-2012, 02:45 PM
I'm pretty sure that if you use a coupon you have to go to the counter regardless of being an Insider member.

I always use coupons, and usually go to the kiosk. ?? Not sure if that counts as going to the counter.

TamaraQT
03-28-2012, 02:56 PM
I always use coupons, and usually go to the kiosk. ?? Not sure if that counts as going to the counter.

I always have coupons and have always been able to use the kiosk without problem or incidents. I just love Alamo for that!! :goodvibes. I know with coupons/coupon codes you cannot do the online check-in. I am so thankful for the kiosks, because avoiding the counter is always my goal.

Congrats to all with all those low rates for your upcoming trips. I am going in July and I am really hoping and praying for a price drop soon. It's killing me. So far the lowest I have seen for full size is over $500!!! I am hoping to get the rates that all of you are seeing now!!! :laughing:

nascargirl
03-28-2012, 03:28 PM
I am really doing the happy dance now:banana: I now have a full size car for 4/26-30th for the low, low price of $92.32. When I first booked the car the starting rate was $325.00

coinkc
03-28-2012, 04:38 PM
coinkc - I have had this happen to me a couple times, and wondered whether I got a valid deal. Once, I booked the fantastic quote, then accidentally deleted/canceled it and when I tried again minutes later, it was much higher! Argh.

If you look at your confirmation email, you should be able to scroll down and see all the details for your reservation. Within those details, it will say things like "Base rate...$XX...Contact ID - Alamo Insider's...Discounts - Visa coupon ($30)..." etc. If everything is legit, I think you are good to go.:thumbsup2

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Thanks for the info. Mine says Alamo Insiders (which I have) then the "American Airlines Valley Discount" which I googled and is a code for the general public.

I'm just going to make sure I have the printed confirmation with the rate and cross my fingers!

now - does anybody know if a mid-size SUV will hold 5 people and 3 suitcases comfortably? We aren't worried about the seating but moreso the back storage space for luggage.

k&a&c'smom
03-28-2012, 06:06 PM
coinkc - This is exactly what mine says, so I think you are good!:goodvibes Sorry, can't answer the question regarding size, except to say my CR-V is a small SUV, and we have had 5 adults and numerous suitcases in it. The adults didn't have a ton of room, but for driving around town it works.

BTW - howdy, neighbor.:wave:

CaFeeney
03-28-2012, 08:14 PM
WOW, down to $89 including taxes for a standard April 11-18th... Thanks Guys!

DCbride
03-28-2012, 08:25 PM
UGH!! I can not get my rental down under $300. I currently have a minivan through Budget for that amount. I need April 6-12, I guess the Easter weekend is what is killing the deals for me. Thanks for posting and I will keep trying- you guys are giving me hope!

LorieR
03-28-2012, 08:29 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I had originally reserved with Budget for $281 for 4/17 to 4/24. I then used the "wendy" code and was down to $210. Yesterday with Alamo down to $184 for a compact car. I just checked again and now have a midsize car reserved with Alamo at $124.80!!!!! :cool1:

gmeh1
03-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Thank you! You provide very helpful car rental information! What do you think the biggest difference between a full size and premium car are? I would imagine, maybe the features??? Just trying to think if the extra $36 is actually worth it. My DH says yes but I'm not quite sure.

In all honesty, if given the choice of a full size or paying 36.00 more for a Premium, I would stay with the full size car. The biggest difference from what I have seen recently is mostly a few features, none worth getting excited about. A Mercury Marquis or a Crown Vic does not do a thing for me. The Chrysler 300 is nice, but, nothing I would trade the full size for. About the only car I would opt for in the Premium class is the Accord and those are far and few between and I would only opt for it because I own an Accord and would like to see what the new ones are like. Now, if they put the "baby" Infiniti on the Premium side, I would get excited. I rented one earlier this month. Wonderful car.

gmeh1
03-29-2012, 12:41 AM
I couldn't find the procedures though once you get to the airport. Do you have to go to the counter? Straight to the garage?

You can sign in online, if you don't have coupons. Or, you can go to the kiosk if you do have coupons, they are not in the garage, they are near the counter. Or, you can go to the counter.
You MAY not go to the garage without checking in in one of the ways described above. There are no kiosks in the garage and no counter service.

gmeh1
03-29-2012, 12:44 AM
I put in the travelocity code from above and my Insider's number. For some reason, a mid-size SUV came up with a rate of $157 including taxes for a week's rental. It was cheaper than any other car (including an economy). I booked it right away but am now wondering if it was a glitch in the system and whether they will honor it or not.

I put in the same codes again and the rental was over $300 for the same car. Did I just get lucky and hit enter at the right time? Or do you suppose it was a computer error and we might have trouble when we pick up the car?

We need to transport 5 people plus luggage. I had planned on getting a full size car but if this SUV will work it was much cheaper.

Make sure you print the reservation. If it is printed and confirmed, they will honor it.

HelenParr
03-29-2012, 08:17 AM
You guys are awesome!!! I always forget to check Alamo website, but I always find time for the DIS, and I was able to cut my April Alamo rental in half. :cool1:

Had to play around with the codes to modify -- the Alamo computer is good at adding coded info that locks in the price. But a couple of tries and it worked.

Thanks again!