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Old 08-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #136
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I don't understand, all I am looking for is an economy/compact for a week in Oct (20-27). The best I'm finding anywhere is $300+ What am I doing wrong here??
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #137
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What am I doing wrong here??
Looking too soon.

Anyway, prices are high right now, but we're all hoping that the typical pattern is followed, and 3-4 weeks out from trip dates the discounts start coming in.

Also, Dollar has these city specials that look to be decent deals....do a reservation search on Dollar's website then click on the city special link and you'll see better rates...closer to what I'm expecting/hoping Alamo and Enterprise to be once my trip window approaches.

But be warned that apparently Dollar likes to nickle-and-dime and does not include a spouse as a driver for free...so add $10 per day if applicable. In my case that added fee makes their rates just as high as all the other companies.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #138
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Thanks!
I did find a good deal at Advantage, are they a decent company? They offer a Gov't leisure rate that I would qualify for.

I'd get a large car for $154.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #139
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Am trying to do a one way rental from TPA to MCO 10/26 - 11/3.
So far best rate I can find is 312 with fees and taxes (avis).
I saw Advantage for less (252) , but I'm not sure of the reputation of this company.
Of course Fox is way less, but with such bad rep, I won't risk driving a car from there that far and that long.
Any ideas? Most of the coupon codes don't work for one way rentals.
I am looking for a one way rental the same places as you just different times and am getting really worried!! Why should that drive up the price of the rental?? I thought this type of thing was done all the time
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #140
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I am looking for a one way rental the same places as you just different times and am getting really worried!! Why should that drive up the price of the rental?? I thought this type of thing was done all the time
It drives up the price of the rentals because we are penalized for not taking the car back to its starting point. If too many people want to move cars in one direction, and no one wants to move them back, then we pay more. Also depends on whether the company charges 'drop fees' for this. They shouldn't since it's instate and not that far. Mostly I think it's because most coupons and deals are null and void for one way travel.

So, I don't expect I'll find as low of a deal as others here, but I don't want to get ripped off either.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #141
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I am looking for a one way rental from Sanford airport to WDW on Oct 4th. Just a one day rental. I wish there was a cheap way to get from Sandford to WDW. Hopefully the one day rates will come down when we get closer to Oct.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #142
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Hi everyone, just wanted to update you on what happened with our rental agreement with UScarhire. We had to get on them to get a final answer but thankfully it's a positive one. They are honoring our original reservation which includes all of the insurance. We are very relieved with this, but realize that this is the last time we will be able to take advantage of this offer.

I had been able to find some good deals with Dollar at $190 and Advantage at $173, but all insurance included and renting with Alamo that included all the insurance and an additional driver we couldn't pass up their rate at $213. DH is much happier with this...and now he has a year to come to grips with using our own insurance with a supplemental rider attached.

Good luck to everyone here with getting the best rates!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #143
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I am looking for a one way rental from Sanford airport to WDW on Oct 4th. Just a one day rental. I wish there was a cheap way to get from Sandford to WDW. Hopefully the one day rates will come down when we get closer to Oct.
Not sure what rate you have found so far for a 1 day rental. With Alamo using Costco ID 7014627 and E-Coupon AU2291VYT for a free upgrade (booking compact with upgrade to midsize) the total is $53. This is picking up at SFB and dropping at WDW (ORLR72).
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #144
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I don't understand, all I am looking for is an economy/compact for a week in Oct (20-27). The best I'm finding anywhere is $300+ What am I doing wrong here??
Try Budget using D454300 (Wendie's special offer) and E-Coupon MUGZ029 for $30.00 off. Total for a midsize SUV is $172 inc taxes after coupon is applied when return vehicle. A compact is $20.00 less.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #145
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Ok I thought I'd chime in on this thread regarding rental cars. Well we are going to DLC in June of 2013 and staying for 9 nights and we live 8 hrs. north of L.A. so we get a rental every time. We will need the vehicle for 10 days and we always go through Costcotravel.com this time we are renting Chevy Tahoe for 10 days for $561.00 out the door and that's with Avis via Costco Travel.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #146
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Try Budget using D454300 (Wendie's special offer) and E-Coupon MUGZ029 for $30.00 off. Total for a midsize SUV is $172 inc taxes after coupon is applied when return vehicle. A compact is $20.00 less.
WOW!THANK YOU! that beat my best option so far by over $100!!! And it saved us from having to decide between a mini-van and a full size which were $100 apart but honestly, the car would have been tight for all we need to bring with. Now I have the mid-size SUV and we'll be great! THANK YOU!!! $275 total for 8 days 21 hours!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:22 PM   #147
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Believe me and the OP that you guys are looking WAY too early for car rentals. The prices will drop closer to the date you need to pick up the rental. Trust me!
Take a look at the Aug car rental thread it was started months ago and those DISers were stating their rental prices are high yet if you look at the last pages of that thread you will see that the prices have now come way down.
So don't panic you are just looking to early. I never book my car until 7-10 days before I leave and the last 3 trips I got a mid size for a week at Alamo for just under $100.00 I have another trip planed for Oct as well but I am not going to book until I am a week to 10 days from my trip date.

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Believe me and the OP that you guys are looking WAY too early for car rentals. The prices will drop closer to the date you need to pick up the rental. Trust me!
Take a look at the Aug car rental thread it was started months ago and those DISers were stating their rental prices are high yet if you look at the last pages of that thread you will see that the prices have now come way down.
So don't panic you are just looking to early. I never book my car until 7-10 days before I leave and the last 3 trips I got a mid size for a week at Alamo for just under $100.00 I have another trip planed for Oct as well but I am not going to book until I am a week to 10 days from my trip date.

I'll keep looking! I'm happy w/ what we have... though probably because we used to pay whatever we found months and months out w/o ever looking for codes. But thanks for the tip that those mega deals will materialize the closer we get.
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I don't understand, all I am looking for is an economy/compact for a week in Oct (20-27). The best I'm finding anywhere is $300+ What am I doing wrong here??
Ok one question do you have Costco membership? If you do then you can definitely get a deal through Costco Travel, you can log in or create an acct. if you haven't created one yet then log in and search under rental cars. I have seen some amazing prices for the size car your looking for. What is your limit price wise?
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #150
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Try Budget using D454300 (Wendie's special offer) and E-Coupon MUGZ029 for $30.00 off. Total for a midsize SUV is $172 inc taxes after coupon is applied when return vehicle. A compact is $20.00 less.
Thanks for posting this. We used codes very close to these last year from Budget to get a SUV and were happy there, it was easy and the spouse was free as an additional driver no hassle. So far this year the best I had was $220 for a SUV for a week at National. I had been checking Budget with last years codes, but haven't looked for a few days. Your codes worked great and it is for $15 less than last year. If better rates for SUV's come out that will be great, but if not I'm ok paying $170 for a SUV for a week.
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