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Old 02-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #136
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OK, I think we're finally starting to see some early March rates coming down.

Don't get me wrong, they still stink...

What I have seen is a 5 day rental for a compact/intermediate drop from about $450 to around $300 in the past couple of days. Frankly, I'd like to see it a lot closer to $100. That may still happen; at least I hope so. Baby steps I guess.

Anyway, the big rock might be starting to budge. Lets hope so.

And, as I mentioned in a previous post, things might start to happen once we get thru this holiday weekend. I'd pay close attention to rates this week for March once we go back to work on Tuesday. I have no scientific basis for this; just a hopeful hunch.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #137
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I've been looking at March 5-9 for quite a while and getting close to $400! I finally just booked for a pick up at the Car Care Center and drop off at MCO and was able to get $170. But I will keep looking - the rates have almost always come down as it gets closer to the trip.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #138
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Miami Mama brings up an important point. Especially for those of you staying onsite, *at the moment* I'm also seeing better rates (Alamo) picking up at the Car Care Center and returning to MCO. That's somewhat unusual, but not unheard of...its often more expensive doing that. Especially if you're staying at a Disney resort, its worth checking out and possibly making a contingency reservation.

In case you're curious how you pick up a car at the CCC: You give the Alamo/National CCC a call (local number, not Alamo reservations) the day before you want the car and tell them what resort you'd like them to pick you up at and what time. They'll send a van to any Disney resort and pick you up. Its relatively painless, but it does kill part of your day. No Disney transportation serves the Car Care Center.

There's also a pickup/dropoff for Alamo at the Dolphin. The rates are usually, but not always, the same as CCC.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #139
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Hmm, thanks for the info about the Car Care Center. With the Magical Express, it's certainly easy enough to get from the airport to WDW, if you can then get the car on property. Worth looking into, if only as a placeholder until prices come down.

Here's another question I was wondering. Somewhere (Travelocity, maybe?) I saw a cheaper rate where I picked up the car at Shades of Green. Is that even possible? I always feel like SOG is so hidden away and exclusive to military people. The Terms and Conditions didn't say anything about needing to be military to book that car, but I was too wary to do it. Would I have been able to? I know getting into any of the other resorts it's easy to just say, "I'm picking someone up" or "I'm dining here" or whatever and they let you in, no problem. But I've never tried that at SOG. Again, it seems to clandestine, I've never tried going in there at all.

Just curious....
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:17 AM   #140
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Budget seems to be the best deal right now..... oddly the minivans and standard SUVs are 1/2 price of the mid-SUVs.

I will make this one for now, and keep watching. $299 6 days, standard SUV. ($225 plus tax) Same price for minivans.

BCD X474200
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I used these-THANK YOU!! Got an great rate for my trip in March to Tampa and July to Orlando. Does anyone know where these are from-don't want to get to the counter and have to show some documentation.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #141
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Hmm, thanks for the info about the Car Care Center. With the Magical Express, it's certainly easy enough to get from the airport to WDW, if you can then get the car on property. Worth looking into, if only as a placeholder until prices come down.

Here's another question I was wondering. Somewhere (Travelocity, maybe?) I saw a cheaper rate where I picked up the car at Shades of Green. Is that even possible? I always feel like SOG is so hidden away and exclusive to military people. The Terms and Conditions didn't say anything about needing to be military to book that car, but I was too wary to do it. Would I have been able to? I know getting into any of the other resorts it's easy to just say, "I'm picking someone up" or "I'm dining here" or whatever and they let you in, no problem. But I've never tried that at SOG. Again, it seems to clandestine, I've never tried going in there at all.

Just curious....
You do not need to be a member of the military to rent from SOG. Just tell them you are going in to pick up a car .
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:58 PM   #142
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I used these-THANK YOU!! Got an great rate for my trip in March to Tampa and July to Orlando. Does anyone know where these are from-don't want to get to the counter and have to show some documentation.


Nice - I got a fair rate ($40 cheaper than I had with an off-airport rental) with this, too. It actually looks like I only needed the coupon code, not the corporate code. And when I Googled that code, it actually led me to a page on Budget's own website advertising that coupon code, so I tend to think you won't need anything at the desk. If I don't rebook something cheaper, I can let you know for sure in about 6 weeks when I'm back!

(And thank you for the info, @robinb! I can't find where that rate was I saw from SOG, but if I do, I'll know that I can book it. Thanks!)
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:55 PM   #143
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I used these-THANK YOU!! Got an great rate for my trip in March to Tampa and July to Orlando. Does anyone know where these are from-don't want to get to the counter and have to show some documentation.
We're flying into Tampa too in March and I've been playing around with the codes. Tonight I found a significant drop in the rate if I DIDN'T use the BCD X474200 code (just left it blank), and it dropped even a little more if I used BCD U072412 or U109700. Also using MUWZ003 coupon.

Unfortunately I didn't see the same drop in rates when I tried them for MCO.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:34 AM   #144
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I have been trying Priceline everyday. My offer was finally accepted today. I am paying $399 total for a minivan from Budget. Pick up is at MCO on March 2 at 11:30 AM. drop off is March 13 at 7:00Am. The best I have been able to book so far was $425 from Alamo. Do you think I got a good deal?
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #145
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I have been trying Priceline everyday. My offer was finally accepted today. I am paying $399 total for a minivan from Budget. Pick up is at MCO on March 2 at 11:30 AM. drop off is March 13 at 7:00Am. The best I have been able to book so far was $425 from Alamo. Do you think I got a good deal?
Not a bad deal (about $200/wk for minivan) but to be honest, for a $26 difference over 11 days, I would have kept the Alamo deal and hoped for a better deal in the next week or so. If you got tired of looking I don't blame you, but I probably would have waited it out.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #146
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I have been trying Priceline everyday. My offer was finally accepted today. I am paying $399 total for a minivan from Budget. Pick up is at MCO on March 2 at 11:30 AM. drop off is March 13 at 7:00Am. The best I have been able to book so far was $425 from Alamo. Do you think I got a good deal?
That's a pretty good deal for a 11 day minivan rental. Might see lower, might not...I wouldn't think they will drop that much lower in March.
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Its not terrible, but to be honest, for a $26 difference over 11 days, I would have kept the Alamo deal and hoped for a better deal in the next week or so. If you got tired of looking I don't blame you, but I probably would have waited it out.
I was worried about he Alamo rental b/c it was using that Vroom code. I didn't want to stress about it.
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That's a pretty good deal for a 11 day minivan rental. Might see lower, might not...I wouldn't think they will drop that much lower in March.
Thanks. It's about $300 less then when I started the process. We never rent the larger vehicles so I was honestly not sure what's good & what's not...
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I was worried about he Alamo rental b/c it was using that Vroom code. I didn't want to stress about it.
What is the Vroom code?
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What is the Vroom code?
Contract ID 299851

Its apparently from a UK travel site, I don't know too much about it. It was the lowest rate I had seen so far. it even included insurance, which we never get. I had read somewhere that you needed to show international Drivers License which we have as we are Canadian, but it always makes me nervous to use a new code for the first time.
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