Ths DIS is a great place to ask Orlando airport transportation questions and share tips.  


Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Transportation
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #61
lindsmom
DIS Veteran
 
lindsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,617

Quote:
Originally Posted by andijean View Post
HOLY COW!! That dollar deal is amazing! Thank you so much! I would never have seen that deal as it only comes up in the booking process and not under specials. I just booked a minivan for the week for $225 +tx($301 tot). It was going to cost me $125 for a 1 day rental through the car care center. Is Dollar on property of MCO? I made that mistake once and what a pain having to take the shuttle bus.
Yes, Dollar is located right in the airport.
__________________
Please do not be offended if I don't respond to your post. I lose track of where I've been, even on DISboards Feel free to PM me!
lindsmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #62
virge
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 83

Thanks for sharing the information about Dollar! I reserved a mini-van for a week for only $301 (including taxes/fees). We haven't even committed to wanting a rental car yet but that deal is too good to pass up in case we decide we want one! The next lowest price I'd found for that week was just under $600.
virge is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #63
connorlevismom


DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Land of the lost
Posts: 3,734

Thank you so much for the dollar info! I just got a mini-van for the 13-22nd of October for $381.29.

Does anyone know if there is a way to bypass the counter with Dollar?
connorlevismom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #64
GrnMtnMan
DIS Veteran
 
GrnMtnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wash DC Metro Area
Posts: 1,331

Quote:
Originally Posted by ppony View Post
I've been so used to that additional driver fee I didn't know anyone didn't charge it.
An additional driver is included with all Costco Codes, and I think some companies include it if you join their loyalty program. But I didn't see that listed as a perk with Dollar.
__________________
80s: Poly X 2, LBR X 3;
CBR 3/00
YC 10/02, 9/06
Dolphin 10/04
DL - Grand Californian 3/06
Disneyland Paris 9/07
Swan 9/08, 6/10
BLT 9/09, 12/10 - Father-Daughter Trip, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14

Disney-Like: Atlantis - Paradise Island 3/01, 3/02, 9/03, 9/05, 3/07, 4/08, 3/09, 4/10, 3/11, 4/12, 3/13, 4/14, 4/15
GrnMtnMan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #65
ppony
Artist in residence
 
ppony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Posts: 5,086

Quote:
Originally Posted by virge View Post
Thanks for sharing the information about Dollar! I reserved a mini-van for a week for only $301 (including taxes/fees). We haven't even committed to wanting a rental car yet but that deal is too good to pass up in case we decide we want one! The next lowest price I'd found for that week was just under $600.
That was our experience too! I just simply couldn't stomach the $600 again. We've paid that before and naturally HATED it. I was looking at smaller vehicle options but we can only go just so small w/ all our "gear". Minivans are usually only outstripped by convertibles and maxi-vans for high rental rates so this was a BOON! I couldn't believe those specials. It does come up and automatically fill in codes for you when you click on it.


Quote:
Originally Posted by GrnMtnMan View Post
An additional driver is included with all Costco Codes, and I think some companies include it if you join their loyalty program. But I didn't see that listed as a perk with Dollar.
I guess it's never been offered to me as free at Alamo and National which are the only 2 places I am in a loyalty program. And all other places have always asked if I wanted to add a driver to which we just always decline and one of us drives. Which actually, has worked out becuase we have discovered that my DH is TERRIBLE driving in strange areas. He gets UGLY nasty, so to keep the fights from happening and us careening into Disney grass again (yes, it happened), I drive and everyone is happy. Except me. I hate driving. The things moms do to keep the peace.
__________________
ME-Stephanie (43) Brian (DH 49) , Nicholas (DS14), Daniel (DS6)
~1994, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009 DCL, 2010(1st DVC), 2012 (twice), Sept & Dec. 2014 DCL&WDW, 2016 first DL trip, 2018 Flower & Garden Fest. trip



ppony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #66
deniden
Earning My *Dumbo* Ears
 
deniden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 93

Thanks for the KLM Code.

National Car Rental
Pickup: 10/11 10am
Drop-Off: 10/15 6:30pm

Corporate Code: 8572130
Coupon Code: BJ's $30 off - ND3Z33ZDE

$210 for a Midsize SUV
__________________
*Denielle*

Mama to twins born August 2013

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me..." - Walt Disney

deniden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #67
Karlzmom
DIS Veteran
 
Karlzmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,412

Still no real movement...except up! UGH!!! Anyone else finding a score?
__________________
= ME, 42= DH, 68 = DS, 8
POLY 2006 & 2008 YACHT CLUB 2008 & 2009
BWI 2011 OKW 2011WL 2011
AKV 2012, 2013 & 2014 BWV 2013
Disney Wonder to Alaska 2014
Back to Alaska on the Wonder in 2015

KATIE Yes, I'm the Jeopardy! champ......
Karlzmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 07:58 AM   #68
ash-n-brensmom
DIS Veteran
 
ash-n-brensmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 2,097

So I checked out that city special on Dollar (it took me a while to get there), and I got really excited when I saw a price of $147 for a compact. That was until I saw that it was just the BASE price. Total with all the fees was like $250. So bummed. For only $30 more we can get the same car with all the insurance included by using uscarhire.com from the UK. Not a great deal until you factor in all the insurance. And yes I know that our insurance will cover the rental, but DH is soooo paranoid about using ours. It would have to be a ridiculous deal to convince him to use our insurance. So, I will keep looking!
__________________
Sept '08 POP Aug '09 CBR April '10 POP March '11 PORJan '12 WBC Oct '12 WBC.AoASept '13 POR,WBC Oct '13 DreamSept'14 Cypress PalmsOct'14 Wonder


ash-n-brensmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #69
sympatico
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NS Canada
Posts: 3,113

Quote:
Originally Posted by ash-n-brensmom View Post
So I checked out that city special on Dollar (it took me a while to get there), and I got really excited when I saw a price of $147 for a compact. That was until I saw that it was just the BASE price. Total with all the fees was like $250. So bummed. For only $30 more we can get the same car with all the insurance included by using uscarhire.com from the UK. Not a great deal until you factor in all the insurance. And yes I know that our insurance will cover the rental, but DH is soooo paranoid about using ours. It would have to be a ridiculous deal to convince him to use our insurance. So, I will keep looking!
I don't believe you can get the insurances included if you're a US or Can driver. They used to do it but now they don't any longer according to their website:
http://www.uscarhire.com/carrentaldomestic.aspx
__________________
Wanda
Love vacation homes
Places we've stayed since 1997 :
Lindfields: twice, Lake Davenport, Venice hotel,Oak Plantation, St. Pete's Beach Hilton, Wyndham Cypress Palms, Pink Shell Fort Myers Beach, Liki Tiki Village, Grand Reserve, Rotonda Lakes near Port Charlotte,Windsor Hills: 5 times, Indian Creek (twice), Emerald Island (4 times), Reunion Resort (twice) Sunset Lakes, Crestwynd Bay, Briarwood in Naples
sympatico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #70
RMAMom
DIS Veteran
 
RMAMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: 891 miles north of my happy place!
Posts: 2,547

I just booked a mid size for 165.00 from Dollar for 9 days using the city special. The only info I gave was name phone and email. It didn't ask me how many drivers, insurance or anything.
So what am I missing and how much can I expect this price to increase at the counter?
__________________
Mary

RMAMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #71
ppony
Artist in residence
 
ppony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Posts: 5,086

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMAMom View Post
I just booked a mid size for 165.00 from Dollar for 9 days using the city special. The only info I gave was name phone and email. It didn't ask me how many drivers, insurance or anything.
So what am I missing and how much can I expect this price to increase at the counter?
The insurance information was on that page you were directed to after you clicked on the since of vehicle you wanted. It was below the bunch of things you could select like car seats and GPS. They were called "protection packages". Then on the next page, where you put in your name for the reservation, if you looked below, there was an area to click to see "policies, terms & conditions" In there it said that there "may" be a charge for additional drivers (I'd expect it). If you want to have a better idea of what you'll pay w/ their insurance, you better go back to that.
__________________
ME-Stephanie (43) Brian (DH 49) , Nicholas (DS14), Daniel (DS6)
~1994, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009 DCL, 2010(1st DVC), 2012 (twice), Sept & Dec. 2014 DCL&WDW, 2016 first DL trip, 2018 Flower & Garden Fest. trip



ppony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #72
Snoozan
Really IS a good girl!
Mine was dark brown garbage bag
 
Snoozan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,519

Just booked for 10/22-10/27 for a midsize for $209 using the Dollar city special. Not great at all, but at least I've got something to start from. I had resigned myself to the fact I'd be using ME for this trip, which I've never done, but I was a bit panicky thinking we'd be 'stuck' without a car.
Snoozan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 06:06 PM   #73
ash-n-brensmom
DIS Veteran
 
ash-n-brensmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 2,097

Quote:
Originally Posted by sympatico View Post
I don't believe you can get the insurances included if you're a US or Can driver. They used to do it but now they don't any longer according to their website:
http://www.uscarhire.com/carrentaldomestic.aspx
That's odd because my invoice from them states that I have booked a car with silver inclusive that includes all the insurance. I am going to send them a request for more information. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
__________________
Sept '08 POP Aug '09 CBR April '10 POP March '11 PORJan '12 WBC Oct '12 WBC.AoASept '13 POR,WBC Oct '13 DreamSept'14 Cypress PalmsOct'14 Wonder


ash-n-brensmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #74
mdurette
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 920

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrnMtnMan View Post
Does this deal (or Dollar at MCO) allow a spouse to be an additional driver for free?

I went through the booking process and the 'fine print' does not say spouses are free...


I also did some Google-in and found this article form earlier this yer where it looks like Dollar reserves the right to charge an additional driver fee for spouses.

In any case, it may not matter to some, but for me adding an additional ~$70 to the advertised rate puts it back in-line with all the other companies.
From Mousesavers:
Additional Drivers
Be aware that most Dollar locations, including the Orlando airport location, charge a premium on additional drivers, even if they are a spouse or domestic partner. Typically the cost is about $10 per day.

I booked using City Special. $301.12 for minivan from 10/12 to 10/19. I'm still looking for at least a full size for around $200. But, will take this for now.
mdurette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #75
nluvwithdisney
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 345

Thanks for the info with Dollar. Got a minivan for 10/28 - 11/3 for $297.
nluvwithdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.