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Old 07-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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January 2013 car rental

Is there a forum yet for January? I did a search and it didn't pull anything up so if not I will start.

I checked a minivan for 9 days and got a price of nearly $700

I know they will be lower but I don't know when, so I need to just keep checking for lower prices.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Using the KLM contract code for National I priced a Corolla, 5 days, for about $188.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Last year I went in January, and the good rates didn't come out until late--I modified my reservation in December and got a compact car for 5 days from Alamo for $69--tax included.

Was checking earlier today and even Costco code didn't cause any price drop. Just need to be patient (not my strong suit!)

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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I'm waiting too! I would love a good rate from either Alamo or National.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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A couple of months ago I booked a minivan for 10 days for $472 inclusive. I booked with Budget using BCD x474200 (travelocity code). We need room for 6, so I have to rent a minivan. Last year I booked a full size (there were 4 of us last trip) with Alamo for $200 for 10 days and we ended up finding a minivan on the aisle. I booked at that rate the night before our trip, so I will definitely be watching rates right up until the very end.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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Would love to find a great price for the marathon weekend!!!
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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Looking here too. January 16th (we get in at 1215am)and leaving the 23rd haven't found anything cheaper than $500 for a minivan YIKES!

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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We will also be heading to the world in January. We usually rent from Alamo to hoping they have good rates. I have a car rented for the beginning of Dec and not really happy with the rate at the moment.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #9
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We are paying $224 for a midsize (Corolla) from National, from 1/4 returning 1/10. Used the KLM contract code and this rate includes all fees, LDW, and supplemental comprehensive insurance.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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We're travelling end of January as well for 10 days - hoping to get the rental for about $150 or less.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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Alamo

(Car Care Center Jan/04 to Jan/13)
Base Rate - Standard SUV (USD) *Jeep Grand Cherokee
(1) Time & Distance ($277.00/Week) $277.00
(2) Extra - Time & Distance ($39.57/Day) $79.14
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I think that even the week charge is too high - is it safe to wait until January to make a car reservation?
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #12
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I would still make a reservation... I always have a reservation. The great thing about car rentals is you can make one, then cancel it if a lower price becomes available. I started at $313 and I am down to $205, I am betting it will hit $150 by the time our trip rolls around (same dates as yours). Now thats for a compact, but I think the same rules apply for a larger vehicle too.

Have you used the Visa $30 off coupon code? AD2338FDF?

Generally prices drop at 21 days, and continue to drop until 1-2 days before the trip. I have been watching the December thread and that seems to be the common consensus this year too.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #13
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Quote:
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(Car Care Center Jan/04 to Jan/13)
Base Rate - Standard SUV (USD) *Jeep Grand Cherokee
(1) Time & Distance ($277.00/Week) $277.00
(2) Extra - Time & Distance ($39.57/Day) $79.14
Contract I.D. Alamo Insiders Members

I think that even the week charge is too high - is it safe to wait until January to make a car reservation?
Prices just got a little more down... and I took the last day off...
(Car Care Center Jan/04 to Jan/12)
1 Week(s) @267.00 $ 267.00
1 Day(s) @38.14 $ 38.14
Estimated Total: $ 351.11
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:10 PM   #14
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I tried to check in online and it would not let me. (something about the coupon) So I called and they said that I would have to check in at the counter and show the coupon ($30.00 off that is listed on this thread) I do not have an actual coupon, I was just going to pay with my visa. Is anyone else having this problem???
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #15
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There is no coupon:

From the Visa site:

"Save up to 20% and receive $30 off when you rent any size car in the United States, Latin America and Caribbean and pay with your Visa® card. Requires a 5-day minimum rental with a Saturday overnight keep.

To redeem this offer, click the link below to book online or call Alamo at 1-800-462-5266 and request ID 7015504 and Coupon Code AD2338FDF."

They (Cust service reps for these rental car companies) have no idea what they are talking about-usually.. I have had to call Alamo in the past and I have known more about their offers than the people I talked to.

I guess you can print that off the website. that should be sufficient.
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