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thaggie
09-22-2005, 10:53 PM
For all of you going in DEC. I just rented a standard size SUV (Chevy TrailBlazer) for 9 days for a grand total of $199.43 INCLUDING all of the taxes and surcharges! If it would have been for 7 days it would have only been 123.92 before taxes and surcharges.

Last year we rented a minivan for 3 adults and 2 kids, however I didn't like the amount of trunk space and it was a full size minivan. So this time around we are going to try the standard SUV.

If you are going in Dec check out Alamo.

hellow
09-22-2005, 11:18 PM
Did you use a code?

TwingleMum
09-22-2005, 11:59 PM
Info please, :sunny:

thaggie
09-23-2005, 12:15 AM
I used the walmart code from mousesavers and alamo has a $15 off internet special on their site. I don't have the confirmation in front of me with the exact codes, but they are on both mousesaves and alamo.

michellex2
09-23-2005, 01:52 AM
I just booked a mid sized SUV (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) for 7 days (Dec. 7 - 14th) for $116 total price, including all fees and surcharges. I used the walmart code: Rate/Product Code BYW3 and Contract I.D. 430710, as well as the $15 off internet coupon d42c in the coupon code box. The Chevrolet Equinox, by the way, is supposed to get 25 mpg hwy and 19 mpg city. The Alamo deal is much better than any other rentals I saw. I had an economy car at Dollar reserved for a price of $162. Thanks for the tip!

karensi
09-23-2005, 03:14 AM
Thanks,we are going to Fl in Nov and I will try this. One question, do you need to show a Walmart credit card to use this code. If so, it would probably be worth getting.

Kristi1357
09-23-2005, 06:14 AM
THANK YOU! :worship:

We got a full size SUV 12/2-11 for $199.43 incl. taxes, fees! :cool1:
Oh, and a free additional driver too - which we needed!

agotta
09-23-2005, 07:32 AM
Without any code we booked a midsive SUV for 01/05-01/11 for $190 including taxes. They have had this deal running for I think about a month but who knows when it will end!! :teeth:

BethR
09-23-2005, 07:36 AM
These ARE terrific rates! I was able to get a compact (like a Chevy Cavalier) for for a week for $124 for next week. I had the same price for Thrifty, but this way, we won't have to use the shuttle (Thrifty is off site.)

THANK YOU! :)

mickeysaver
09-23-2005, 07:39 AM
I just booked a mid sized SUV (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) for 7 days (Dec. 7 - 14th) for $116 total price, including all fees and surcharges. I used the walmart code: Rate/Product Code BYW3 and Contract I.D. 430710, as well as the $15 off internet coupon d42c in the coupon code box. The Chevrolet Equinox, by the way, is supposed to get 25 mpg hwy and 19 mpg city. The Alamo deal is much better than any other rentals I saw. I had an economy car at Dollar reserved for a price of $162. Thanks for the tip!

I used these codes and was quoted over $1000 for our 11 day trip! :earseek: Needless to say, I did not book that rate. lol Maggie

QT Pooh
09-23-2005, 07:54 AM
I used these codes and was quoted over $1000 for our 11 day trip! :earseek: Needless to say, I did not book that rate. lol Maggie

I believe these coupons/codes expire on December 15. If you're going at on a later date, they won't work. I'm waiting for January codes to come out myself!

jade1
09-23-2005, 08:53 AM
I can believe it, we just booked a Convertable for the first 10 days of April for $235 plus tax. I am used to $400 plus then for a convertable.

helenk
09-23-2005, 09:22 AM
Using the Walmart codes gives me a better discount than I'm getting using my Disney AP codes. I had a reservation for about 135.00 including tax, using the Walmart code for 12/4-12/9 my rate is $110.00 including tax.
I cancelled my first reservation and made another reservation using the Walmart codes.
This is now cheaper than using a town car service!!!
Thank you so much!

Carrieannew
09-23-2005, 09:42 AM
Has anyone heard of good rates for the week of christmas? Basically 12/23-1/2/06. I have seen really good deals but they all end on 12/15. Do new rates come out that will cover this week?

QT Pooh
09-23-2005, 09:53 AM
I can believe it, we just booked a Convertable for the first 10 days of April for $235 plus tax. I am used to $400 plus then for a convertable.

Hi jade1,

Just to let you know, I plugged in your dates April 1-10 from MCO at Thrifty using the WMRT promotion code and a convertible is $214.19 for those dates. Thrifty's offsite but $30 is $30.

Kristi1357
09-23-2005, 10:28 AM
I used the above codes, minus the coupon (expired by then), and got a great SUV rate fro January as well!

DisneyKT
09-23-2005, 10:45 AM
I have a price now for a midsize at 159.89. That's great. Thanks again :cool1:

agotta
09-23-2005, 10:46 AM
You gotta keep checking it! I have gone from $192 to $175 to $154 (including taxes). And we still have 3 months to go!

graygables
09-23-2005, 11:07 AM
Thank you so much! I really needed the extra space of an SUV (jogger stroller as wheelchair) and you saved me a bundle!

I have a question, though...is there a physical coupon we have to hand them at the exit/counter? I know when I use my entertainment ones, I have to bring them along.

michellex2
09-23-2005, 11:30 AM
It doesn't appear that you need any coupon or credit card for the walmart discounts. The Walmart website just says the discounts are good for all Walmart customers. See:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/shops.gsp?cat=91612&redirect_query=rental+cars

PlutosFriend
09-23-2005, 12:25 PM
THANK YOU! :worship:

We got a full size SUV 12/2-11 for $199.43 incl. taxes, fees! :cool1:
Oh, and a free additional driver too - which we needed!

Is the additional driver always free with Alamo? Do you get to pick your own car out on the lot?

michellex2
09-23-2005, 02:12 PM
I just booked a mid sized SUV (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) for 7 days (Dec. 7 - 14th) for $116 total price, including all fees and surcharges. I used the walmart code: Rate/Product Code BYW3 and Contract I.D. 430710, as well as the $15 off internet coupon d42c in the coupon code box.
I don't know what the deal is, but the prices keep going down. I just rechecked the site, using the same codes and the price is down to $111, so I rebooked at the lower price.

welovedisneyx4
09-23-2005, 03:07 PM
Thanks for posting! I just knocked 31.00 off our November rental!! :sunny:

Susiesnowflake
09-23-2005, 04:04 PM
Thanks so much for posting! Just saved $32.45! :)

juliette
09-23-2005, 04:07 PM
am i doing something wrong i am only doing 5 nights and getting 198 for a mid suv
are you doing it onsite or calling :confused3 :confused3 :confused3

NancyIL
09-23-2005, 04:32 PM
I just ordered a 2006 Entertainment book, and though it hasn't come yet, I was able to print Alamo coupons from www.entertainment.com that don't expire until the end of 2006. I reserved a mid-sized SUV for 8 days in March for a total of $162.80 - after $15 off coupon and Entertainment contract I.D.

disney 4 5
09-23-2005, 05:00 PM
Congrats on the great rates. When I plug in our information I am still getting almost $400. :guilty: I guess it is because we are picking it up in Tampa on 11/25 and not returning it until 12/4. If anybody has that same information and has a great deal PLEASE let me know.

Joan S.
09-23-2005, 05:21 PM
I just ordered a 2006 Entertainment book, and though it hasn't come yet, I was able to print Alamo coupons from www.entertainment.com that don't expire until the end of 2006. I reserved a mid-sized SUV for 8 days in March for a total of $162.80 - after $15 off coupon and Entertainment contract I.D.
Nancy, I cannot find any printable coupons on this site?? Can you give me EXACTLY where to FIND one? I have a Entertainment Orlando book good until Nov. 2005,but we do not go to WDW until Feb.2006. I did a printable $20. off ENTERTAINMENT coupon for LAX rental with National this summer, but I have NO IDEA how I came up with it!! :confused3 Thanks for the HELP!! Joan

blessedby3
09-23-2005, 07:44 PM
What the heck is going on here??!!?? I just tried using the codes from a previous poster for Alamo of:
Rate Code- BYW3
Contract ID- 430710
Internet Coup- D42C
and I got a price of $1165.50 for every car including the compact all the way to premiums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is this about? Some deal!! I put in other codes for our same time frame from the Entertainment coupon book and came up with reasonable rates like in the $200's for intermediate and full. I just dont understand what is going on. We are going from Nov. 25th-Dec.3rd. Anyone else having these problems? Anyone know whats up? Thanks!

dcgrumpy
09-23-2005, 09:42 PM
What the heck is going on here??!!?? I just tried using the codes from a previous poster for Alamo of:
Rate Code- BYW3
Contract ID- 430710
Internet Coup- D42C
and I got a price of $1165.50 for every car including the compact all the way to premiums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is this about? Some deal!! I put in other codes for our same time frame from the Entertainment coupon book and came up with reasonable rates like in the $200's for intermediate and full. I just dont understand what is going on. We are going from Nov. 25th-Dec.3rd. Anyone else having these problems? Anyone know whats up? Thanks!


I got $1498.50 for 11/24-12/3 :rotfl2:

I think I'mm keep my minivan for $394 :rolleyes:

jade1
09-24-2005, 09:23 AM
Hi jade1,

Just to let you know, I plugged in your dates April 1-10 from MCO at Thrifty using the WMRT promotion code and a convertible is $214.19 for those dates. Thrifty's offsite but $30 is $30.

Thanks, I did not know of this. I will check it out but will never rent off site again. Sadly we waisted well over an hour one time with kids and just love walking across the street, get in your car and go. Probably why I spend $5oo normally since I only check on site so these are real deals to me.

EthansMom
09-24-2005, 10:08 AM
Thanks! I was able to book a mid-sized SUV for $107.50 for a week (incl. taxes and fees). What a good deal!

michellex2
09-24-2005, 01:23 PM
I tried the dates of 11/25 to 12/2 and got less than $150 and 11/24 to 12/3 and got around $200. Are you sure the codes are in the right boxes? Also are you picking up at MCO? (The rates seem to be much higher at other pickup places.)

wonderlandaddict
09-24-2005, 02:09 PM
Thanks! I was able to book a mid-sized SUV for $107.50 for a week (incl. taxes and fees). What a good deal!


That is wonderful!! What codes did you use????? :banana:

dcgrumpy
09-24-2005, 06:01 PM
I tried the dates of 11/25 to 12/2 and got less than $150 and 11/24 to 12/3 and got around $200. Are you sure the codes are in the right boxes? Also are you picking up at MCO? (The rates seem to be much higher at other pickup places.)

It must have been a glitch in the system, now I'm getting $468.99 for a minivan. I'm getting $299 for a mid-size SUV, $165 a week plus $27 for each extra day

EthansMom
09-24-2005, 07:19 PM
It must have been a glitch in the system, now I'm getting $468.99 for a minivan. I'm getting $299 for a mid-size SUV, $165 a week plus $27 for each extra day

I'm still showing the same good prices for our dates. It may be that you can't get a great rate because of availability during your dates.

juliette
09-24-2005, 11:50 PM
WONDERLANDADDICT

What code did you use also for how many days
i get around 165 from 11/30- 12/5
Am i missing something :confused3 :confused3 :confused3

Friend_of_Piglet
09-25-2005, 12:28 AM
:worship: Thank you thank you!!!! :worship:

I already had the mid size SUV booked for a few weeks now at $253.41 and just canceled that and rebooked for $189.11!!!!! :love1: 11 day rental!!!! :faint: That is unbelievable. :dancer:

thanks

Sooz :flower:

peacefulgirl
09-25-2005, 02:16 AM
don't they have free buses now? just a reminder for those not really needing a car... saving money is FUN!

wonderlandaddict
09-25-2005, 09:35 AM
EthansMon got the great deal of $107.50.
What codes did you use?
I got 154.00 for midsize thru costo using their $20 of code for 7 days.
Please share your information!! :flower:

wonderlandaddict
09-25-2005, 09:42 AM
I love Disney transportation, but I will be staying offsite this trip with 3 girls and by the time I pay for 4 shuttles to the hotel from the airport it would pay for more than half of my car for the week. Besides I don't trust offsite transportation to get me there in a timely manner like Disney does! :wave:

graygables
09-25-2005, 11:30 AM
don't they have free buses now? just a reminder for those not really needing a car... saving money is FUN!

Yeah, but the Pop buses stink, so I will NOT stay there again without my own car.

helenk
09-25-2005, 11:53 AM
EthansMon got the great deal of $107.50.
What codes did you use?
I got 154.00 for midsize thru costo using their $20 of code for 7 days.
Please share your information!! :flower:

Did you try this..... Use this from mousesavers "Wal-Mart Customers (i.e. anyone) can get up to 20% off rentals at Alamo. Use Rate Code BY and ID# 430710. " and use coupon code D42C. Use them all at one time and then you should be able to get the rate we are getting

dcgrumpy
09-25-2005, 01:31 PM
I'm still showing the same good prices for our dates. It may be that you can't get a great rate because of availability during your dates.



sorry, I meant the glitch must have been why I was getting a price quote of $1498, not that the good price was a glitch.

maciec
09-25-2005, 01:32 PM
Did you try this..... Use this from mousesavers "Wal-Mart Customers (i.e. anyone) can get up to 20% off rentals at Alamo. Use Rate Code BY and ID# 430710. " and use coupon code D42C. Use them all at one time and then you should be able to get the rate we are getting


I am wondering how everyone is getting a great deal and I am not also. My travel dates are 11/29-12/5. I got a rate of $167.62 for a full size car with Alamo. I am paying $163 rght now for a full size with National. My rate with National hasn't budged in months. I hope that as time gets closer I am going to see a downward trend.

disney 4 5
09-25-2005, 04:15 PM
My problem is the fact that we are flying into Tampa not Orlando. So that makes the price almost $170 more. If anyone comes up with a good code for Tampa let me know. Thanks for the codes though

thaggie
09-25-2005, 06:45 PM
Since I started this post, I have rebooked 3 more times. I was at $199 for 9 days included all taxes and fees and now I am at $178.62!!! :cool1:

peacefulgirl
09-25-2005, 09:26 PM
Yeah, but the Pop buses stink, so I will NOT stay there again without my own car.

hmm that is exactly opposite of what I think. I always thought POP buses were great. Funny how things are defferent for all of us. Oh well, have fun!

tclowe
09-25-2005, 11:43 PM
Kudos to OP! I thought my costco price of $167.35 for a week was very good for a standard SUV for dates of 12/5-12/12. BUT...rechecked costco site and now my standard SUV for dates of 12/3-12/12 is only $172.77. This is an awesome deal for such a big car. My totals above included taxes and airport junk fee. I think you must rent from MCO for the low weekly rate. I think costco site is slightly cheaper than OP codes because it has a link for a $25 off coupon, not $15 internet coupon.

I quickly modified my December reservations as well as our February reservations (during President's weekend).

Good luck everyone.
Cynthia

BethR
09-26-2005, 07:07 AM
Thank you so much to the OP!!!

I just booked a Chevy Equinox for Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 for $114 TOTAL using the Rate/Product Code BYW3, Contract I.D. 430710, and the $15 internet coupon for weekly rentals available at the Alamo site! I got all of the codes from Mousesavers - they are for "WalMart Customers" (anyone.)
They had 7 passenger minivans for $118 plus taxes and fees! The price for a compact car was a bit more than the mid sized SUV price!

:cool1:

helenk
09-26-2005, 09:37 AM
I just re-did my reservation, I went from 110.00 to 104.00!!!

jcanary
09-26-2005, 10:40 AM
I just went and checked for our May trip and the amounts are $40 cheaper for SUV and Convertible. I made a quick reservation and cancellation of my old one. this is using the codes in this thread and going to entertainment.com signing in as 2005 book holder and you can look at next years coupons. Clicked on Alamo and they gave all of the new 2006 coupons.

Pea-n-Me
09-26-2005, 10:53 AM
I'm also getting good rates here but I have concerns about Alamo based on our two of our three previous experiences with them (both being from their onsite location). The last two times (Aug 04 and Jan 05) we waited in line for over an hour at the Alamo counter while all the other counters were empty. Not sure this is worth the price, everyone in line was VERY frustrated.

Any more recent experiences? I'd like to use them again because they have the best rates, but arriving late I don't want to waste the whole evening standing in line. Others? :confused3

Beezle2
09-26-2005, 11:17 AM
Thank you OP!! I just got the $107.50 price for 12/10-12/17 Midsize SUV!! Very happy with that price as we had a Dollar res for $238 on a mini van. I'll be cancelling that thank you :)

I was wondering though, I saw on the Alamo site that I could save 15% more if I prepay. Has anyone done this before? I'm wondering if I had to pay at the time I made the revervation or if I can go back and do it a feww weekd before we go.

alisa

Joan S.
09-26-2005, 11:32 AM
I just went and checked for our May trip and the amounts are $40 cheaper for SUV and Convertible. I made a quick reservation and cancellation of my old one. this is using the codes in this thread and going to entertainment.com signing in as 2005 book holder and you can look at next years coupons. Clicked on Alamo and they gave all of the new 2006 coupons.
Hi, Were you actually able to put in a "coupon code" before getting the Entertainment Book??We are going in Feb. and I have a good rate with Alamo now, but would like to do the $20.coupon(price online) and purchase the book before I go to actually have coupon in hand.Or could I just use the coupon when I pick up the car even if it is not on my paperwork?? Sorry if this is confusing! :confused3 Oh, I do have a 2005 Orlando book but I do not see any 2006 codes when I am signed in. Thanks, Joan

goofyforlife
09-26-2005, 12:04 PM
I was wondering though, I saw on the Alamo site that I could save 15% more if I prepay. Has anyone done this before? I'm wondering if I had to pay at the time I made the revervation or if I can go back and do it a feww weekd before we go.

alisa

I just got off the phone with alamo...They said you could pay anytime up to 48 hrs prior to the rental.... (worth it to save another $19)

:wave2: We're going 10th-17th also maybe we'll see you in line..... Hope they have enough equinox's for all of us Dis'rs.....

Fire14
09-26-2005, 12:14 PM
Thank you you saved me some money.

I don't know what I was doing wrong but when I went in to do new ressie I got 400.00 ish for midsize suv, I also had this problem when i went to update our ressie with correct p/u and d/o times d/t flight plans changing. I went in and modified my exsisting ressie and saved 30.00 plus I DON't have to do all the driving now!!!!! I will now be able to let DH drive.

jcanary
09-26-2005, 01:11 PM
Yes you can obtain the new coupon code by signing onto entertainment.com. I registered for my 2005 book. When i go in with my registration name and password it asks if I want to see 2006 coupons. I chose travel and then rental cars and then more(it only lists 4 or 5) then I click on alamo and it lists all of the coupons. You click on the one you want to use, $15 , $25 off, upgrade, free day, etc. and then follow the option on the right of your screen, I believe it may say to make a reservation using this coupon. then it will put the coupon code in and you can change the rate code or id if you want.
Good luck.

agotta
09-26-2005, 01:30 PM
Anyway to get that coupon without buying the book? I really don't see us using it and I won't spend $30 just to get the $15 off coupon. Any suggestions?

Joan S.
09-26-2005, 02:02 PM
Yes you can obtain the new coupon code by signing onto entertainment.com. I registered for my 2005 book. When i go in with my registration name and password it asks if I want to see 2006 coupons. I chose travel and then rental cars and then more(it only lists 4 or 5) then I click on alamo and it lists all of the coupons. You click on the one you want to use, $15 , $25 off, upgrade, free day, etc. and then follow the option on the right of your screen, I believe it may say to make a reservation using this coupon. then it will put the coupon code in and you can change the rate code or id if you want.
Good luck.
Thank You so much for the answer! I was not clicking to the right to actually see the coupon and book! Anyway I was able to take another $20. off my 10 day res. for Feb. I now have a STANDARD SUV (10 days) for $252.78! :cool1: Joan

thaggie
09-26-2005, 02:50 PM
Anyway to get that coupon without buying the book? I really don't see us using it and I won't spend $30 just to get the $15 off coupon. Any suggestions?

I have 3 friends who are giving me all of their Alamo coupons from their 2005 Entertainment book. These expire on 12/31/2005. I will be using one $25 off, but will have 2 more plus some $20 off ones and some free days ones.

If you are interested ley me know.

agotta
09-26-2005, 03:37 PM
I have 3 friends who are giving me all of their Alamo coupons from their 2005 Entertainment book. These expire on 12/31/2005. I will be using one $25 off, but will have 2 more plus some $20 off ones and some free days ones.

If you are interested ley me know.

That would be awesome, except we are going in January!! Maybe Alamo will come out with new coupons soon :confused3 Thanks anyway, I really appreciate it!

Buzz Mom
09-26-2005, 06:46 PM
THANK YOU so much thaggie!!! You saved me over $200.00!!!!!!!! I was searching all Friday for a rental car, and I almost booked one. The quote I was getting was just under $500.00 I figured that was how much I would have to spend to get a car for 11 days. Saturday, I decided to check on this forum, which I have been browsing lately, and sure enough.... a great deal to be had! Being from Canada, our rates for renting a car in the States are higher, but never the less, I booked 11 days for $288 (in Canadian dollars!). What a deal!! We were not even going to rent a car, until I started reading that people prefer to have a vehicle on hand. My transfers from the airport to our hotel were $142 alone. We leave for WDW on Nov 1st, and we are all looking forward to our first visit there. (been to DL). Greatly appreciate everyones ideas, sure does help!!!

Beezle2
09-26-2005, 07:21 PM
I just got off the phone with alamo...They said you could pay anytime up to 48 hrs prior to the rental.... (worth it to save another $19)

:wave2: We're going 10th-17th also maybe we'll see you in line..... Hope they have enough equinox's for all of us Dis'rs.....>>

Thanks Goofyforlife :) I'm glad to hear it. I'll be wearing a lime green ribbon so be sure and say hello if you see me.

alisa

maciec
09-26-2005, 09:26 PM
I have 3 friends who are giving me all of their Alamo coupons from their 2005 Entertainment book. These expire on 12/31/2005. I will be using one $25 off, but will have 2 more plus some $20 off ones and some free days ones.

If you are interested ley me know.

Hi! If you have any of those Alamo coupons left, I would be happy to take one off of your hands .... $20 off would be great!

Thanks!

Melissa

(ps) I tried to send you a PM, but it said that your box was full

welovedis
09-27-2005, 09:16 AM
Ok, just making sure I have all the discounts I'm going to get at this point--we're going in early Jan (5-13th) and I have a reservation with National right now for about $140 (w/taxes/fees) for those days-Emerald Aisle or whatever it is called right now, so probably an intermediate, maybe something a little bigger, but no guarantee.

I plugged in:
430710 in the ID/Corp ID box
BY in the rate/product code box

But there is not current coupon to use since it Jan 2006 right? I wasn't planning on getting the 2006 Entertainment book either, but if someone has a coupon code for that so we could test the rates (don't know if the 2006 coupons are in Alamo system yet though), I'd appreciate it. That way I could figure out if I want to use it or not!

I'm coming up with a rate of $205.04(w/taxes/fees) for an Equinox for our time period, that's the least expensive, so it appears to work for certain dates/time frames I guess, just not for mine, :( .

deelam
09-27-2005, 09:30 AM
I also got an Equinox cheap $230 for 10 days. I would love to test some coupon codes. Since I booked using code BY and ID 430710, can I also use a coupon? I'm not sure if ALamo will let you stack deals.

agotta
09-27-2005, 09:33 AM
Ok, just making sure I have all the discounts I'm going to get at this point--we're going in early Jan (5-13th) and I have a reservation with National right now for about $140 (w/taxes/fees) for those days-Emerald Aisle or whatever it is called right now, so probably an intermediate, maybe something a little bigger, but no guarantee.

I plugged in:
430710 in the ID/Corp ID box
BY in the rate/product code box

But there is not current coupon to use since it Jan 2006 right? I wasn't planning on getting the 2006 Entertainment book either, but if someone has a coupon code for that so we could test the rates (don't know if the 2006 coupons are in Alamo system yet though), I'd appreciate it. That way I could figure out if I want to use it or not!

I'm coming up with a rate of $205.04(w/taxes/fees) for an Equinox for our time period, that's the least expensive, so it appears to work for certain dates/time frames I guess, just not for mine, :( .


We have booked the 5th through the 11th and I got a rate of $116 before taxes. I used the above codes too, but am hoping for a coupon.

deelam
09-27-2005, 10:12 AM
I was able to print coupons online from Alamo. But the site keeps saying the coupons are invalid. I think I am entering something wrong. Can someone check into this and let me know what I am doing wrong.

Try coupon $15 Contract ID 7011339 and Coupon code D21C
and try $25 Contract ID 7011339 and coupon code D24C

thaggie
09-27-2005, 10:16 AM
I got my hands in the $25 off entertainment book coupon and the rates also went down since yesterday! Si now my 11 day rate including all taxes and fees is $166.56 :cool1: :banana:

deelam
09-27-2005, 10:41 AM
I tried and tried and can't get the $25 coupon to work for the SUV, but I did for the convertable!!!. So I booked the convertable for 10 days for $246. I have both reservations, so I have to decide what will be best for us. I do have a 3 year old, maybe the convertable would not be good for him. My 10 year old and my husband love the thought of a convertable. I don't think either of these vehicles offer much truck space, but I would think the SUV would be better for space.

Joan S.
09-27-2005, 11:04 AM
I was able to print coupons online from Alamo. But the site keeps saying the coupons are invalid. I think I am entering something wrong. Can someone check into this and let me know what I am doing wrong.

Try coupon $15 Contract ID 7011339 and Coupon code D21C
and try $25 Contract ID 7011339 and coupon code D24C
Hi, If you are in the 2006 coupons you may be doing the same thing I was (trying to put the code in)instead click to the right onto reservations or it may say CLICK HERE and there should be an actual coupon to print out(good until 12/31/06) and then a red RESERVATIONS with the codes already inserted. When I did it this way I got the same savings as others but also $20. off because I chose the Standard SUV. I hope I explained this so you can understand! It took me awhile and then I asked on this thread and someone helped me do it! So let me know?? Joan

welovedis
09-27-2005, 11:06 AM
agotta-thanks for the clarification, I didn't realize the $116 was before taxes, but still a good rate. I'll have to keep checking the site, as I'm assuming an Equinox would have more room and still have decent gas mileage. Plus we're used to being in a minivan & SUV @ home, so driving a car on vacation feels kinda weird!

Anyone know if the 2006 Entertainment book coupons are working on the site yet?

deelam
09-27-2005, 11:51 AM
I think I figured this thing out. The Equinox is offered at such a low price, it would appear that no ent coupons are valid with this rental.
You can book a full size SUV with the $25 off ENT coupon. You can also use the $25 for the convertable. I did book all three and now just have to narrow down to what will work for us.
The Mini SUV is the cheapest with no coupon at $230 (10DAYS)
The convertable is second w/$25 coupon at $246
The Standard SUV is third w/$25 coupon at $247

What worries me on the convertable is that I will not be able to fit my luggage. I have a friend who rented one before. She had to put the luggage in the backseat and put the top down, very Beverly Hillbillies like.

Does anyone know how the truck space is on the Equinox?

thaggie
09-27-2005, 12:31 PM
I also got an Equinox cheap $230 for 10 days. I would love to test some coupon codes. Since I booked using code BY and ID 430710, can I also use a coupon? I'm not sure if ALamo will let you stack deals.


yes they will let you add a coupon. There is one on there site for $15 off. I have an entertainment coupon for $20 off I can send you if you are interested.

Mickey Fliers
09-27-2005, 12:56 PM
I too got a great rate on a Chevy Trailblazer: $129.95 for Dec. 3-10th. However, we have never rented a car before (at WDW) and I am worried that we are going to spend a lot of time at the check-in counter. Usually we have a car service pick us up, but I can't beat this price for a car for the whole week. Do I need to be worried about standing in a huge line when we pick up the car?

goofyforlife
09-27-2005, 12:57 PM
Does anyone know how the truck space is on the Equinox?

I found this website has some good pictures/explanation of the trunk room....

http://www.canadiandriver.com/testdrives/05equinox.htm

deelam
09-27-2005, 01:29 PM
yes they will let you add a coupon. There is one on there site for $15 off. I have an entertainment coupon for $20 off I can send you if you are interested.

My dates are in 2006. I thought the one on their site exp in 2005? I have the ENT coupon for 2006 for $25 off. I couldn't get that to work. Will the $20 off work. I don't have that one.

deelam
09-27-2005, 02:00 PM
I just tried again and got the $15 ENT coupon to work. That coupon code will work for the Equinox. Use coupon code D25C and ID 7011339.

Thanks Goofyforlife. The site with the Equinox pictures is helpful. The trunk looks narrow. I'm bringing a lightweight stroller, 1 big suitcase and 3 pilot cases. It will be a tight fit.

Has anyone rented an Equinox? I'd love to hear comments about storage space. Alamo's website only list this vehicle as handling 2 small bags.

agotta
09-27-2005, 02:09 PM
I just tried again and got the $15 ENT coupon to work. That coupon code will work for the Equinox. Use coupon code D25C and ID 7011339.

Thanks Goofyforlife. The site with the Equinox pictures is helpful. The trunk looks narrow. I'm bringing a lightweight stroller, 1 big suitcase and 3 pilot cases. It will be a tight fit.

Has anyone rented an Equinox? I'd love to hear comments about storage space. Alamo's website only list this vehicle as handling 2 small bags.
So what did you get your price down to? I just tried those codes, but still haven't gone lower than $116 before tax (Jan 5-11).

deelam
09-27-2005, 02:26 PM
The Base is still at $116. My total for 10 days is $212. It would be great if it went down even more.

michellex2
09-27-2005, 02:54 PM
I just rebooked again for Dec. 7th through the 14th for the mid-size SUV (Equinox) and the price is down AGAIN, from $107.50 (all inclusive) to $103.76 (all inclusive). If this keeps up, by December, they'll be paying me to take the car... :dancer:

agotta
09-27-2005, 03:03 PM
I just rebooked again for Dec. 7th through the 14th for the mid-size SUV (Equinox) and the price is down AGAIN, from $107.50 (all inclusive) to $103.76 (all inclusive). If this keeps up, by December, they'll be paying me to take the car... :dancer:
Uggh. Every time someone posts that their rate went down I check mine. Hasn't budged!!

goofyforlife
09-27-2005, 03:05 PM
Yeah let's see $4 a day X 60 days ...

Yup they'll owe us like $120... :rotfl: :rotfl:

SleepyatDVC
09-27-2005, 03:22 PM
Don't know if anyone have mentioned this before but if anyone is renting a SUV and planning to decline the insurance and use their credit card's rental car insurance coverage, MAKE SURE and call their card's customer service before hand to make sure that SUVs will be covered under the card's policy.

Each card has different policies. Many do not cover SUVs at all. They only cover up to a certain value of the vehicle ($30k/40k/50k).

My MasterCard will only cover 14 or 15 consecutive days of rental but my Gold AMEX will cover up to 30 consecutive days. However, my MC will cover Loss of Use while the AMEX do not at all.

I don't think any credit cards cover liability insurance. You would be covered under your regular auto insurance for that.

Just something to think about!

Good luck in the good rates game!

thaggie
09-27-2005, 05:00 PM
I just checked the rates again. My 9 day Chevy Trailblazer (standard SUV) is now at 185.91 including all taxes and fees. This morning I rebooked for 166.56.

$185.91 is still a great rate ($15 cheaper than when I started this thread) but its going up. Book now while you can. I still have extra entertainment coupons for those going before 12/31/05.

thaggie
09-27-2005, 05:02 PM
I just spoke to alamo and they said you can't prepay for an existing reservation. If you prepay you can save 10-15%.

helenk
09-27-2005, 10:38 PM
Yes, it looks as though the prices are going back up. I got a rate of $104.00 and today my dates are up to $112.00.
As stated still a good deal but I'm glad I booked when I did.

Pisces
09-28-2005, 08:32 AM
Can I make a reservation at this rate and then cancel, or modify my reservation without any charges? We will be going to Orlando in December, but not certain of the exact dates yet as we will be using Last Call through RCI.

Thanks for any help!

welovedis
09-28-2005, 08:54 AM
Ok, I've been trying to get this lower, got the Equinox down to a base rate of $140.02/187.50-with fees/taxes.

Contemplating making the reservation with Alamo too and just seeing if the price goes down at some point.

I think mine is coming up higher than yours, agotta, because we're booking from 10:30 am on the 5th thru 2:30 pm on the 13th, so we're paying for some xtra time.

agotta
09-28-2005, 09:10 AM
Yea maybe. We are picking up at noon on the 5th and dropping off at 4 on the 11th. I checked mine this morning and it was up to $142 before taxes again.

cdpa4d
09-28-2005, 09:47 AM
Has anyone seen any good deals for 10/22 - 10/29. I've been checking constantly for the past 2 months and nothing has been good. I've used the codes and coupons everyone has mentioned and nothing really has been that good.

Anyone? Anyone?

agotta
09-28-2005, 09:55 AM
Has anyone seen any good deals for 10/22 - 10/29. I've been checking constantly for the past 2 months and nothing has been good. I've used the codes and coupons everyone has mentioned and nothing really has been that good.

Anyone? Anyone?

Alamo has a midsize for $172.66 including taxes for your dates. That includes a 20% of code from moussavers and $15 off advertised on Alamo.com.

luvindisneyworld
09-28-2005, 11:23 AM
Has anyone seen any good deals for 10/22 - 10/29. I've been checking constantly for the past 2 months and nothing has been good. I've used the codes and coupons everyone has mentioned and nothing really has been that good.

Anyone? Anyone?
Try National.That is the dates we are needing and to pick up at the Dolphin,midsize is 152.00 for the week.contract#6600330 and coupon#10009123

cindybelle
09-28-2005, 01:25 PM
I'm also getting good rates here but I have concerns about Alamo based on our two of our three previous experiences with them (both being from their onsite location). The last two times (Aug 04 and Jan 05) we waited in line for over an hour at the Alamo counter while all the other counters were empty. Not sure this is worth the price, everyone in line was VERY frustrated.

We used Alamo for the first time last May. We usually used Budget (never a wait).....but we couldn't pass on the deals at Alamo.

Yes, our wait was incredibly long too!! But, if you notice online....you can do an online check-in and bypass the counters as long as you meet the criteria.

I appreciate this post too by the way......we had a full size for 12 days at 278.60 w/an AP discount. But with the walmart code I can upgrade to a Chevy blazer for 310.94. My parents are joining us for the second half of the trip and I was a bit worried thinking about squeezing all our luggage/stroller into the Full size we rented. But no worries now! We had the SUV in May and it was awesome....I'm so glad we could get it again!

I did try to use the $15 alamo code....but then I'd have to go to the counter. I'd rather pay the $15 and bypass a possible hour wait again!!

Good luck to everyone on getting the rates you want :wave:

vossjemi
09-28-2005, 01:44 PM
We just got back and had a 7 day deal w/Alamo for a minivan at $138. We too had a long line...at least 45 minutes, and then the counter agent tried to hard sell us a bigger minivan claiming our luggage would not fit in the standard one. He wanted to charge us an add'l $14/day for a bigger minivan. WE said no. We were right. We all fit just fine! Was it worth it? I don't know. I guess the price was good, but we had a 3 and 5 year old who didn't enjoy the wait!

goofyforlife
09-28-2005, 01:52 PM
But, if you notice online....you can do an online check-in and bypass the counters as long as you meet the criteria.

We had the SUV in May and it was awesome....I'm so glad we could get it again!

I did try to use the $15 alamo code....but then I'd have to go to the counter. I'd rather pay the $15 and bypass a possible hour wait again!!


Are/were you allowed to use on-line checkin for Fullsize SUV? The criteria says no on-line check-in for mid-size SUV. :guilty:

welovedisneyx4
09-28-2005, 02:21 PM
If you check in on-line, do you just skip the counter and go straight to where the cars are? How early can you check in on-line?

Thanks for any answers!

cindybelle
09-28-2005, 04:26 PM
Goofyforlife...........our rental is a standard SUV Chevy Trailblaizer. I'm sorry they're not letting you do the online check-in for the smaller SUV...that seems odd.

If you check in on-line, do you just skip the counter and go straight to where the cars are? How early can you check in on-line?

Yes, you skip the counter....go to Alamo's car area and find the car you've reserved (they're labled by row and you can pick whichever car you want....we had a choice of different colors). Then you drive (yes the keys are in the car) to the exit booth with your printed receipt from the online check-in you did at home.

I was able to do the online check-in as soon as I reserved the car. I got a page to print saying.....Your online check-in with Alamo has been confirmed . I just print that out and give that to the person at the booth along with the credit card I gave online to reserve it.

I'm hoping it's as easy as it sounds! I'm just thrilled to not have to deal with the counter after getting our luggage! :Pinkbounc We're heading straight to the cars and hoping for an easy transaction at the booth.