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Old 04-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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August 2012 Car Rental Thread

I haven't seen one - can we start one? I know it's a bit early but if anyone finds anything, will they please post it? Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Thanks for starting this. I have been watching and waiting.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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Best rates I'm finding right now are Alamo: base is $366 on a midsize
I use AMEX code 7014291 ($54.90 off) and coupon AD2359FDF ($35 off)

276.10 for 6 days (before tax ). (aug 21 - 27)
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I have a full sized car booked through Expedia.ca.

Dates are August 26th to September 2 (Sunday-Sunday).

Our rental through Budget (which includes unlimited mileage, all taxes and fees, and a free spousal driver) totalled $142.

We snagged a compact car for our January trip for $69 taxes included (one week rental) with my Alamo Insiders membership ten days before our departure, so we are still holding out hope that we might get a better deal a little closer to our travel date. If not, I am totally okay with what we have.

Looking forward to hanging out with y'all for the next few months! We had snow today so the prospect of a summer week in Orlando is what keeps us from going crazy until Mother Nature wisens up.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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We got a standard size SUV thru Alamo using a BJ's wholesale club coupon/discount code: $271.40, 8 days starting Aug 11th...includes taxes, fees, extra driver & unlimited mileage.
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We got a standard size SUV thru Alamo using a BJ's wholesale club coupon/discount code: $271.40, 8 days starting Aug 11th...includes taxes, fees, extra driver & unlimited mileage.
Hello ... May I inquire as to when you booked this? I also have a ressie thru Alamo, using the BJ's ID and and E-Coupon that I found for $35.00 off of a weekly rental. My dates are 8/9 pick-up, 8/16 drop off and the rate I got was $301.46 for a fullsize car icluding taxes, fees, unlimited miles, and an additional driver.

I'm crossing fingers that the rates will go down as August gets closer.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #7
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Can someone post the coupon codes that are in the 2012 entertainment books for National please.

i am looking for the codes for..free upgrade, free weekend day and $$ off rental.

We are debating on buying a book but if the codes work out, then it will be a benefit to buy the book.

Im too cheap to spend the $20 to buy a book BEFORE I can see if it will benefit us for our August trip..but i will go and spend $220 a night at YC/BC in August. Go figure.

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Hello ... May I inquire as to when you booked this? I also have a ressie thru Alamo, using the BJ's ID and and E-Coupon that I found for $35.00 off of a weekly rental. My dates are 8/9 pick-up, 8/16 drop off and the rate I got was $301.46 for a fullsize car icluding taxes, fees, unlimited miles, and an additional driver.

I'm crossing fingers that the rates will go down as August gets closer.
We booked this back in late February and our dates are from 8/11-8/18. The coupon is for $25 off (3 day minimum) good for a convertible, minivan or SUV. I just tried checking again and it's still coming out at $271.40 for the week we're going.
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We got a standard size SUV thru Alamo using a BJ's wholesale club coupon/discount code: $271.40, 8 days starting Aug 11th...includes taxes, fees, extra driver & unlimited mileage.
Just wanted to send along an update: We extended our trip and are now renting from 8/11-8/20. Using our Alamo insiders and a $35 coupon I found on Car Rental Savers, we are getting a standard SUV for $345.90 . That same rental jumped to over $578, literally the day after I booked and is still that price today.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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I'm going Augst 4-14. I really only need the car from the 4th through the 7th (we're doing US/IOA). Right now I have a convertible booked for those days, picking up at MCO and dropping off at the Dolphin for $200. Booked at Alamo through the VISA site which gave me 20% off plus a $15 off coupon.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. Let me ask this, would I be able to take Magical Express with the kids and luggage to POR and DH take ME to SOG to get rental car?
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #12
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Thanks for the info. Let me ask this, would I be able to take Magical Express with the kids and luggage to POR and DH take ME to SOG to get rental car?
Magical Express does not service Shades . So that's a no go. If you can take ME to Poly, that's your closest hotel, but I'm not sure how ME works, having only stayed at SOG for a number of years, so I'm not sure if you're allowed to take ME to a hotel you're not staying at.

When you get to poly, the bus area/monorail area has a clearly marked path to SOG, which walks you off Poly property, across the street ,and onto Shades property. You can't miss it. The walk is about .5 miles or so. Maybe a tiny bit longer. But it's a very easy walk. The path is there specifically for those of us who walk Shades to Poly to take the monorail. It's fully paved in Poly, there is a crosswalk on the road, and the rest of the walk is on a sidewalk down Shade's driveway. It's a very nice walk.
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It might be better to just take ME to POR and call a cab to get over to SOG then.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #14
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Going to watch this thread with all of you DIS fans. We arrive Aug 12th and go home late Aug 17th. Short trip this year. Didn't even start looking for the rental car yet.
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It might be better to just take ME to POR and call a cab to get over to SOG then.
I don't think you can take ME if you don't have a Disney Resort Reservation. From the WDW site:

Disney's Magical Express provides complimentary transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport for Guests staying at the following Walt Disney World Resort Hotels:

•Disney's Art of Animation Resort
•Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
•Disney's All-Star Music Resort
•Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
•Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
•Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House
•Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
•Disney's Beach Club Resort
•Disney's Beach Club Villas
•Disney's BoardWalk Inn
•Disney's BoardWalk Villas
•The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
•The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
•Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
•Disney's Contemporary Resort
•Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
•Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
•Disney's Old Key West Resort
•Disney's Polynesian Resort
•Disney's Pop Century Resort
•Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
•Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
•Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
•The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
•Disney's Wilderness Lodge
•Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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