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Old 09-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #316
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Alamo at Tampa has dropped drastically. The first ressie I made about a month ago for 10/3-10/7 was for $205 for an Economy car. It then dropped down to $125, then $110, and now it's down to $88 (those are with taxes included). I've been using the Alamo club ID and the VISA $15 off coupon.

Now, I'm starting to question whether we should stick with the economy car or move up to a mid or full size and spend either $94 or $97 respectively. I could even get a standard SUV for $126 right now.

It's just the 2 of us. We're staying in Clearwater, but we will be making a day trip up to Disney on Thursday. I think we'll be fine in the economy car (plus it'll do well on gas), but I always get that feeling that we should get something nicer.
What code are you using for the visa $15 off??
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #317
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What code are you using for the visa $15 off??
If I click on the reservation button in the link I got and error message. I was able to click on the blue "$15 off" just to the left and I was able to use the coupon.
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https://www.alamo.com/index.do?actio...a-winter-promo
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #318
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Under 2 weeks and still haven't gotten a better rate than my original reservation. I guess I will just need to accept that I am paying a lot more than usual for this trip. Maybe its an October thing? 2 weeks with a full sized SUV for $329, one way rental from MCO to FLL. At least I saved enough on airfare that I am still ahead!

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #319
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Finally resorted to Priceline

Got tired of waiting! The following is for October 12th- October 20th. Got Budget but am okay with that. Still much cheaper than what I've been finding. Hope this helps someone! Standard car...

Bonus Cash Per Day: $2.63 (per day)
Your Offer Price Per Day: $12.00 (per day)
Total Offer Price with Bonus: $14.63 (per day)
Total Charges to Your Credit Card
Your Offer Price: $12.00 (per day)
Total Rental Days: 8 days(7 days and 15 1/2 hours)
Subtotal: $96.00
Taxes and Fees: $77.33
Total Charges: $173.33
Lowest Published Price: $465.27 (USD)
Total Savings:* $291.94 (USD) (You saved 63%)
* This is your savings on the total cost of your rental car when compared to the lowest published rental car rate available at time of booking for the itinerary and rental car company shown.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #320
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Got tired of waiting! The following is for October 12th- October 20th. Got Budget but am okay with that. Still much cheaper than what I've been finding. Hope this helps someone! Standard car...

Bonus Cash Per Day: $2.63 (per day)
Your Offer Price Per Day: $12.00 (per day)
Total Offer Price with Bonus: $14.63 (per day)
Total Charges to Your Credit Card
Your Offer Price: $12.00 (per day)
Total Rental Days: 8 days(7 days and 15 1/2 hours)
Subtotal: $96.00
Taxes and Fees: $77.33
Total Charges: $173.33
Lowest Published Price: $465.27 (USD)
Total Savings:* $291.94 (USD) (You saved 63%)
* This is your savings on the total cost of your rental car when compared to the lowest published rental car rate available at time of booking for the itinerary and rental car company shown.
I would consider Priceline, but not sure they do one-way rentals and really only want to deal with the "big" companies....would be very unhappy to get Fox, or Advantage or some-other-such company.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #321
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I'm waiting until after Columbus Day, I remember last year the rates were really high and then went realllllly low ! here's hoping for a repeat ~!
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #322
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How are the rest of you doing?
We always rent a car in WDW and do on nearly every other trip we take, these October rates are among the highest I can recall although there were some decent rates on occassion. I was really lucky to get in on a 24 hour period that Dollar seemed to have low, low rates. I got a mid size for 4 days with all taxes for $85. I know that is a great deal and have no complaints but it seems like nearly everyone is still waiting for the rates to come down.

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I'm waiting until after Columbus Day, I remember last year the rates were really high and then went realllllly low ! here's hoping for a repeat ~!
Hopefully! I will keep my finger's crossed so everyone can get a better deal than what they have!
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #323
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I'm waiting until after Columbus Day, I remember last year the rates were really high and then went realllllly low ! here's hoping for a repeat ~!
I've been saying this too! I thought my rental for 15 days was high at $475 with National, but now with the current rate double that, it's looking better. I doubt we see much movement this week, but hoping for some movement next week. We leave on Oct 12, so it's coming down to the wire.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:52 AM   #324
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Dollar or National

Keep waiting for rates to drop, but we are gettting close.
Which to choose? Our plane arrives Sat 10/13 at 9am

Dollar minivan from airport at 9 am $294 (city special previously booked) (9 days)

OR

National minivan at Car Care Center at 12:30 pm $326 (8 days w/ KLM).


Prefer National, but don't know if hassle of picking up minivan from CCC later in day plus spending $32 more is worth it. National we get a 2nd driver, but if we rent from Dollar its ok if DH does all the driving.

DH has Dollar Express card. If I add it to his reservation does he need to go to counter or can he go straight to garage?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #325
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Rates for my dates (Oct 12- 22) seem to remain high across the board with the exception of National who remains the same still using the KLM code and the $35 off National coupon. I guess I really shouldn't complain. $28/day all inclusive rate is actually pretty good if you really think about everything included and the benefits of National
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 AM   #326
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mieuxmew- When I called Dollar express to add my dh's express number on they told me we could go right to garage. Only reason why I am going with Dollar instead of National, but then Dollar was 60 bucks cheaper for a bigger car even.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #327
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So what exactly is this KLM code? It certainly gives you a much better rate than anything else I have seen. Has anyone used it and had success?
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #328
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So what exactly is this KLM code? It certainly gives you a much better rate than anything else I have seen. Has anyone used it and had success?
See this thread http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2878667
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I would consider Priceline, but not sure they do one-way rentals and really only want to deal with the "big" companies....would be very unhappy to get Fox, or Advantage or some-other-such company.
I don't know about one-way rentals, but do know with Priceline that you would only get one of 5 of the bigger rental companies - you would not get Fox or Advantage. You are guaranteed one of the following with the Name Your Price: Avis, Alamo, Budget, Hertz and National.

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Thanks for the site. I am too skeptical. I think for now I am just going to stick to my budget and hope that maybe prices start to move down in the next couple of weeks.
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