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Old 08-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #106
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Prices in Tampa have really dropped the last couple of days. Just booked a minivan from Enterprise for $309 total for 8 days, October 19-27th. This is especially great because Enterprise doesn't charge for an additional driver if it is a spouse.

Very happy with this rate!
Did you use any codes or coupons? I'm gettting sky high rates from Alamo for Fort Myers. Enterprise is a sister company to Alamo and National if I remember right.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #107
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Nope just kept watching the various companies on Expedia. Dollar came down $250 in the last 5 days or so and Enterprise probably $350, can't imagine I can do much better.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:55 AM   #108
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Columbus Day seems to be driving rental prices higher this year.

Thanks for the heads up on the 'City Specials' at Dollar. For October 7 - 14, I found $247.44 for full size and $372.80 for minivan. Snagged it and will keep looking. Thanks again!
Rates dropped slightly for the full size. Down to $234.93.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #109
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Thanks so much for the heads up!! I had booked the Dollar city deals a couple of weeks ago and checked today and saved another $70 on weekly minivan. I ended up with $239 for the week including tax for a minivan over Columbus weekend. That is an awesome rate!! I was going to book for a day through Alamo at the car care center but for $100 more I have it for the whole week. YEAH!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:45 AM   #110
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Subbing to this thread and November - Our dates are 10/31-11/8. Thanks to that Dollar City Special, I found the best rate so far, $247.77 for a mid-size.

Almost $100 more than my average! But better than the $350 I was finding elsewhere.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #111
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Jusrt rebooked our Dollar reservation for a mini-van for 8 days in the first week of October. Went down from $280 all inclusive to $230. I'll take it
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #112
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Jusrt rebooked our Dollar reservation for a mini-van for 8 days in the first week of October. Went down from $280 all inclusive to $230. I'll take it
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Subbing to this thread and November - Our dates are 10/31-11/8. Thanks to that Dollar City Special, I found the best rate so far, $247.77 for a mid-size.

Almost $100 more than my average! But better than the $350 I was finding elsewhere.
Just a reminder that Dollar generally does not wave additional driver fees. In my case (wife and I trade-off driving back to hotel with our toddler for nap time) this brings Dollar's rates back in-line with everybody else.

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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.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #113
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Thanks for the heads up. I was actually aware of this as we have rented w/ Dollar in the past. I prefer Alamo, but the difference with Dollar is less than 1/2. We generally stay together as a family for the duration, and my husband prefers to drive than ride- so for us it works!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #114
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Still can't even get close to my $327 full size SUV from Oct 13-27th with an MCO pick up and FLL drop. Hoping it will still blip a bit....
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #115
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Sorry...had to give this thread a bounce....getting too close to be buried!

Anyone seeing any movement on prices?
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #116
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Sorry, I haven't found any lower prices, but I did have a question. This is our first time renting a car for our entire stay, and I was wondering if the rate we have is considered a pretty good rate? Currently have Dollar City special reserved for 1 week, mid-size from 10/13 - 10/20 for base rate $135.72, total of $196.14. I thought that seem pretty decent- is that not the case?

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Old 08-14-2012, 02:01 PM   #117
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Sorry, I haven't found any lower prices, but I did have a question. This is our first time renting a car for our entire stay, and I was wondering if the rate we have is considered a pretty good rate? Currently have Dollar City special reserved for 1 week, mid-size from 10/13 - 10/20 for base rate $135.72, total of $196.14. I thought that seem pretty decent- is that not the case?

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I think you are still too far in advance to get a great rate. Just to give you an example if you were booking through Costco for 1 week from Sep 15 -22 like a month from now you can get a midsize with Budget and free additional driver for $107 inc taxes. What I don't like about Dollar is they charge $10/day for an additional driver so you can add another $70 to the total. The best rates are 1 month or less before your dates.
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The best rates are 1 month or less before your dates.
I've found this to be the case for my past 7 or so trips. Let's hope it's the case this year too.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #119
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I cant find the dollar city deal anywhere. can someome give me the promo code or tell me where to find it
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #120
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Columbus Day seems to be driving rental prices higher this year.

Thanks for the heads up on the 'City Specials' at Dollar. For October 7 - 14, I found $247.44 for full size and $372.80 for minivan. Snagged it and will keep looking. Thanks again!
Rates dropped slightly for the minivan. Down to $336.23.

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