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disneynewman
04-08-2012, 08:47 AM
Okay, maybe not a great deal in terms of what I have gotten in the past but considering how high rentals have been for June I am very excited!

June 22 to July 1 picking up at MCO and returning at FLL

a midsize SUV for $268:banana::banana::banana:

Looks like they are having a deal right now on this car class as it was far cheaper than even an economy

pigletto
04-08-2012, 08:52 AM
Awesome!!
I was up late last night playing around on the car rental savers site and Alamo's rates went lower in the hour I was checking. I ended up with a full size for 168.00 for a 9 day rental! It's back up a bit this morning.

So keep checking it might go even lower:)

dancin Disney style
04-08-2012, 09:34 AM
I need a car for 2 weeks starting June 30th....the rates haven't changed for me at all.

I have a reservation with Budget (booked it last Nov.) but when I booked it I thought I was coming home 2 days earlier than what 'm now booked for. My 12 day reservation is only $230 all incl. So I'm going to keep that and hope that if prices don't come down it won't cost too much to keep it for the extra 2 days. I'm really hoping that I can find a midsize for at the most $250....I'm usually pretty lucky with getting the good deals.

pigletto
04-08-2012, 09:52 AM
I need a car for 2 weeks starting June 30th....the rates haven't changed for me at all.

I have a reservation with Budget (booked it last Nov.) but when I booked it I thought I was coming home 2 days earlier than what 'm now booked for. My 12 day reservation is only $230 all incl. So I'm going to keep that and hope that if prices don't come down it won't cost too much to keep it for the extra 2 days. I'm really hoping that I can find a midsize for at the most $250....I'm usually pretty lucky with getting the good deals.

I bet you'll have some luck. I am just seeing the prices start to come down for my May rental now, while people who are going other times in May have had them for awhile. So keep checking. :)

Chris2597
04-08-2012, 03:03 PM
Okay, maybe not a great deal in terms of what I have gotten in the past but considering how high rentals have been for June I am very excited!

June 22 to July 1 picking up at MCO and returning at FLL

a midsize SUV for $268:banana::banana::banana:

Looks like they are having a deal right now on this car class as it was far cheaper than even an economy

Is that total price with fees and taxes?
We have been looking for pickup from Shades of Green and dropping off at Fll and the lowest rate for a Corolla is 290.00 for the week.

wed100105
04-09-2012, 12:18 AM
Would you please share what codes you used? Thanks!

webworm
04-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Okay, maybe not a great deal in terms of what I have gotten in the past but considering how high rentals have been for June I am very excited!

June 22 to July 1 picking up at MCO and returning at FLL

a midsize SUV for $268:banana::banana::banana:

Looks like they are having a deal right now on this car class as it was far cheaper than even an economy

Using Costco ID 7014627 and E-Coupon AD2359FDF for $35 off I get $193.38 inc taxes for an intermediate SUV.

Chris2597
04-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Thank you for the codes. I will give them a try. I think what is hurting us is picking up at a hotel. The hotel charges a concession fee. I think it was 34.29. I have a car booked at the Hilton in DTD for 276.00 with a 35.00 off coupon that will be applied at the rental desk. We may have to take the bus to DTD and pick it up there...That would be a savings of close to 60.00.
I am still hoping for a drop as the date approaches.

Chris2597
04-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Thank you for the info. I priced picking the car up at the Disneyworld car center and got a Ford Escape for the week for 130.00 total. Alamo will pick us up at the Shades of Green to go to the car center.
Do the rental agencies typically ask to see the Costco card?

kiki02
04-10-2012, 07:19 AM
costco codes are only for coscto members (not) , right? thanks

Shelly F - Ohio
04-10-2012, 09:58 AM
Alamo has in the past asked to see Costco membership cards. So dont chance it. If you are asked and dont have one you will be charge the walk up rate which can be very very high.

dancin Disney style
04-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Alamo has in the past asked to see Costco membership cards. So dont chance it. If you are asked and dont have one you will be charge the walk up rate which can be very very high.

Yes, I second that.

ceecee
04-10-2012, 06:22 PM
We have priced renting with pick up at MCO and drop off at the Doubletree and it was double the price. It seems they want the cars returned to the same place.

Chris2597
04-10-2012, 10:04 PM
I have a Costco membership so it won't be a problem for DH and I. However, my oldest daughter and her family are also renting a car. We booked a ressie for her with the Costco codes but also booked a reservation under the Visa codes and got the same rate, less the discount coupon, which made the price 30.00 more. I figured we would have a back up plan if they required a code from her.

gmeh1
04-11-2012, 12:57 AM
Thank you for the info. I priced picking the car up at the Disneyworld car center and got a Ford Escape for the week for 130.00 total. Alamo will pick us up at the Shades of Green to go to the car center.
Do the rental agencies typically ask to see the Costco card?

They have a rental desk at SOG, why go to the CCC? No, they don't usually ask for the Costco card.

Mister Skellington
04-11-2012, 09:17 AM
I just picked up a midsize car (economy was the same cost) via expedia for June 10-17 for $136 taxes included. The company is Enterprise. Looks like rates are starting to drop a little for June!

Michael623
04-11-2012, 11:44 AM
Just check-in at the kiosk. There is no one to ask you for a Costco card.

kiki02
04-11-2012, 12:24 PM
Just check-in at the kiosk. There is no one to ask you for a Costco card.


honestly, would not risk that.

gmeh1
04-11-2012, 01:02 PM
Just check-in at the kiosk. There is no one to ask you for a Costco card.

The exit agent can ask for the card. While they rarely ask for the card, it is best, as another poster stated, not to "tempt fate".

Michael623
04-11-2012, 01:13 PM
The exit agent can ask for the card. While they rarely ask for the card, it is best, as another poster stated, not to "tempt fate".

I have never been asked for anything at the gate and I've used questionable codes on many occasions, that being said a little digging you can find "public" codes that get the rate at least as low as Costco. I've found that signing up for the Insiders will get you just about the best rate.

niene0319
04-11-2012, 01:43 PM
I'm so lost..I haven't rented a car before. Anyway I am looking to rent from June29th at 11am till July 7th at 7pm. I joined Alamo insiders and I can't get anything less than 500.00. I have 2 in car seats so I need at least a mid suv or bigger. Also I am a Costco member, do you book on their site? Any help would be great!

gmeh1
04-11-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm so lost..I haven't rented a car before. Anyway I am looking to rent from June29th at 11am till July 7th at 7pm. I joined Alamo insiders and I can't get anything less than 500.00. I have 2 in car seats so I need at least a mid suv or bigger. Also I am a Costco member, do you book on their site? Any help would be great!

Full size cars accomodate 5 people, many people with 2 car seats are able to use a mid or full size car without a hassle. I would use the Costco codes via the insiders web site. Also, you are a bit early for a late June rental. Prices tend to drop the closer you get to your dates.

gmeh1
04-11-2012, 01:55 PM
I have never been asked for anything at the gate and I've used questionable codes on many occasions, that being said a little digging you can find "public" codes that get the rate at least as low as Costco. I've found that signing up for the Insiders will get you just about the best rate.

I was a gate agent and I do know you can ask for any membership cards, the fact that you have not been asked does not mean it cannot happen. Insiders does provide some great rates and coupons and we don't have to ask for anything as you cannot use the code/coupons unless you are an Insider member.

gypsydoodlebug
04-12-2012, 11:06 AM
I just picked up a midsize car (economy was the same cost) via expedia for June 10-17 for $136 taxes included. The company is Enterprise. Looks like rates are starting to drop a little for June!

Did you use any codes/ membership #s? Lowest I can find is around $300. I need this rate! Thanks!

Chris2597
04-12-2012, 01:52 PM
I am renting through Costco for 130.06 for a mid size SUV for a week in June. I also booked my daughter/family through Costco (they arent members).. I cancelled her booking, after reading the warnings on this thread and found another that gives the same great deal.
American airlines frequent flyer (free membership)
7014136
Visa coupon code
ad2359fdf

We are renting from the Disney Car Care Center and dropping off a week later in Ft. Lauderdale
We are staying at Shades of Green and they have an Alamo desk but the rate is much higher...Funny thing is...I talked to the lady at the Car care center and she said that they will either pick us up at SOG or they will arrange for us to pick our car up at the hotel for the lower price. She said it doesnt make sense to make you come here when there is a desk at your hotel. Either way we got a great price.
I hope the codes help.

Chris2597
04-12-2012, 01:56 PM
They have a rental desk at SOG, why go to the CCC? No, they don't usually ask for the Costco card.



Yes, I checked the rates at the SOG location but they arent showing the rate. i talked to the lady at the Disney Car Care Center and she said they will either pick us up at SOG or arrange with the Alamo desk at SOG to provide us with a car for the discounted rate. SOG rate had a 34.00 hotel concession rate which also brought the rate up. Either way it will work.

Chris2597
04-12-2012, 02:04 PM
They have a rental desk at SOG, why go to the CCC? No, they don't usually ask for the Costco card.



Yes, I checked the rates at the SOG location but they arent showing the rate. i talked to the lady at the Disney Car Care Center and she said they will either pick us up at SOG or arrange with the Alamo desk at SOG to provide us with a car for the discounted rate. SOG rate had a 34.00 hotel concession rate which also brought the rate up. Either way it will work.

Mister Skellington
04-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Did you use any codes/ membership #s? Lowest I can find is around $300. I need this rate! Thanks!

No codes were used. I was just using them to keep an eye on price fluctuations mainly. When I saw the rate pop up, I jumped on it.

gmeh1
04-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Yes, I checked the rates at the SOG location but they arent showing the rate. i talked to the lady at the Disney Car Care Center and she said they will either pick us up at SOG or arrange with the Alamo desk at SOG to provide us with a car for the discounted rate. SOG rate had a 34.00 hotel concession rate which also brought the rate up. Either way it will work.

I understand now. Enjoy your vacation!! :)

disneynewman
04-15-2012, 12:19 PM
For some reason returning our rental to FLL is saving us money (usually that is not the case) The original post I made was just base rental rates with Alamo, no codes. I have since managed to change the ressy to a mini van for $250. I guess they are expecting a shortage of cars in FLL for the 4th of July week??:confused3 When I checked the same dates but returning back to MCO the price was actually higher.
It does seem like in general car rental rates for June are fluctuating which is good news for everyone, they were stuck pretty high for the past several months. Just keep trying everyday. The rate I got two days ago is no longer available so you really have to be diligent in checking.

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