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Old 10-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #241
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I don't know what I am doing wrong!! I'm trying for Alamo. My dates are Nov 29 to Dec 9. No matter what coupons or id's I try I always get the same rate?? It says $405 for compact every time with no codes and with codes. Please help!!
I tried your dates as well and it is crazy how high it is. What about picking up the car a couple days later or dropping off a couple days early on-site someplace? Our rates were drastically less picking up on 12/1 so it's like those extra 2 days more than double your costs. Another option would be two reservations but you'd have to go back to drop off/pick up. If it's a difference of a couple hundred dollars it might be worth the time though.

Have you compared onsite prices as well instead of the airport? We never do because we're lugging a car seat for the plane trip so we prefer to pick up at the airport, but I thought I'd mention as an idea. Maybe picking up onsite on 12/1 and drop off at the airport or some variation will be reasonable.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #242
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Just planned a "spur of the moment" trip for 12/16 - 12/20. Looked at car rental prices. Ouch. Of course, I booked for Sun - Thurs to not have to pay "weekend" hotel rates at WDW, but almost all coupons and other specials require a Saturday night stay. This happened last trip in late April, but got a code/discount at the last minute with Dollar. Hope the same happens this trip!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #243
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I got a midsize for 10 days through dollar for 170.00 with a code off mousesavers for dec.I relized it was not always cheaper to pick up and return at the same time and it saved me a days rental.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #244
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I got a midsize for 10 days through dollar for 170.00 with a code off mousesavers for dec.I relized it was not always cheaper to pick up and return at the same time and it saved me a days rental.
I was wondering about that. When they ask what time you're picking up and dropping off, are there certain times that generally give you a better rate?
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:31 AM   #245
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Well, I always use to pick up and drop off at the same time but it was a pain, we like to pick up early but it was a pain to drop off early so I started putting pick up 6:30 am then drop off 6:30 pm so we did not have to get up at get the car back and was surprised that it did not cost more to do.I dont know about all rental places but with the dollar here it works out great.we are renting for 10 days so I was expecting to pay ALOT but I ended up getting it for under 200.00! I have a mini van but really only needed a smaller car so I rent to save on gas and wear and tear for my van.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:46 AM   #246
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Advantage has great rates...I just got a rate of 130.75 for Dec 7-16 medium car- my previous rate was 124.00 for a tinier car....
well,this is definitely cheaper than shuttles or taxis....
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #247
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I tried your dates as well and it is crazy how high it is. What about picking up the car a couple days later or dropping off a couple days early on-site someplace? Our rates were drastically less picking up on 12/1 so it's like those extra 2 days more than double your costs. Another option would be two reservations but you'd have to go back to drop off/pick up. If it's a difference of a couple hundred dollars it might be worth the time though.

Have you compared onsite prices as well instead of the airport? We never do because we're lugging a car seat for the plane trip so we prefer to pick up at the airport, but I thought I'd mention as an idea. Maybe picking up onsite on 12/1 and drop off at the airport or some variation will be reasonable.
That is my next atep. 12/1 to 12/8 from someplace on property. Thanks for your input!
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #248
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I priced all the cars first without using any promos (just my Dollar express membership) and the "city special" for the premium size came up at the lowest rates.

Available rates:

Compact - $220 (rates before taxes)
Mid size -$225
Standard - $319
Full size - $234
Premium - $192
Mid size SUV - $211

Premium total was $255.71. Then I added the coupon and the price was $231.98

So, as that's the only current code that runs into December, it was the cheapest option...
Yep, I did the same thing. The premium was cheapest even without the promotion, and with it was much cheaper. I think people aren't renting them because of the gas- but we're only going to/from the airport and IOA, plus the resort. There's no way the next cheapest car was going to save me THAT much gas- especially since it's an SUV.

I got my rental for the 13-19th down to $205, inclusive. And now we don't have to worry about having space for 5 people, heck maybe we can take another DIS family (or two)!

I got me a car that's as big as a whale, and it's about to set sail....
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What's the dollar coupon you guys are using? The premium is over 300 for me....
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #250
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What's the dollar coupon you guys are using? The premium is over 300 for me....
4PMVM, I believe it ends on Dec. 20.

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The Yelp reviews for Advantage and Dollar are horrible. Too scared to go that route. Waiting for better codes from the others.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #252
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The Yelp reviews for Advantage and Dollar are horrible. Too scared to go that route. Waiting for better codes from the others.
I've used Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Alamo & National. Honestly, they are all about the same. Thrifty had a little harder sell on additional insurance and they double checked the car after I returned it and filed a report that there was damage. The damage was there when I picked it up, but it was midnight and I didn't see it. I objected and they dropped it. I now make sure that I see and report all the possible damage when I pick up a car just in case the car company tries again no matter who I use. I would still rent from Thrifty if it was the cheapest.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #253
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I've used Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Alamo & National. Honestly, they are all about the same. Thrifty had a little harder sell on additional insurance and they double checked the car after I returned it and filed a report that there was damage. The damage was there when I picked it up, but it was midnight and I didn't see it. I objected and they dropped it. I now make sure that I see and report all the possible damage when I pick up a car just in case the car company tries again no matter who I use. I would still rent from Thrifty if it was the cheapest.
This has been my experience as well, although I would say Hertz is a cut above the rest & I like being a member of Hertz #1 Gold. I'll rent from them if they're within striking distance of the others, but they seldom are. Often they're twice as expensive.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #254
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I don't know what I am doing wrong!! I'm trying for Alamo. My dates are Nov 29 to Dec 9. No matter what coupons or id's I try I always get the same rate?? It says $405 for compact every time with no codes and with codes. Please help!!
It seems to be the Nov. 29 date I am renting on. If I could rent a single day earlier the rates are waaayyyyy lower Ugghhh!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #255
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I'm trying for a rental starting 11-29 as well and it's impossible to find a good rate! It's outrageous.
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