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Old 12-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #496
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I just booked a Mid-sized SUV with Dollar.
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1 Week at $189.99 per week. Unlimited mileage. 1 Extra Day at $38.00 per day.
Lucky you! I just checked for 12/21-12/28 with the code and then without and it shows that MCO is SOLD OUT! So are all the local locations. I wonder if they blocked out all the locations temporarily.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #497
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Just booked Budget thru Costco with no code Dec 8-15th $145.03 out the door Intermediate Car
Just dropped again to $129.03 out the door for a full size a compact is $118
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Lucky you! I just checked for 12/21-12/28 with the code and then without and it shows that MCO is SOLD OUT! So are all the local locations. I wonder if they blocked out all the locations temporarily.
I have been getting hat since yesterday too
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #499
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Just checked Alamo and managed to get a standard for dec 8-15 6 day 21 hr rental for $215 all in. Considering the prices lately i am overjoyed with that.

Now only problem is that I need a minivan for the in laws but those are still way too high. Can still get one with national using klm code if we have to take desperate measures. Lol
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:12 PM   #500
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Just booked Budget thru Costco with no code Dec 8-15th $145.03 out the door Intermediate Car
Whoop whoop! I checked the Costco Travel website (I am a member) and looked up my standard over-Christmas dates. My DH has some free National days that he has to use, so local locations were OK with me too because we can rent from National at the airport and switch cars around WDW mid way through our vacation. I saw Budget's Worldgate Resort location came up SUPER cheap and it's right near the Sherbeth Road and 192 which is the "back way" into Animal Kingdom. As an added bonus, it's also less than 3 miles from the house we are renting!

The rate for a week picking up in Kissimmee and dropping off in Tampa was (drum roll please) $144.47 including ALL taxes and fees for a Standard size car! I prepaid (saving $23) and used the Costco BCD and the Costco $40 off coupon. I was also offered a free 10-month subscription to Family Fun Magazine worth $10 that I accepted but I can send in a form (you need to take the link under the offer to print the form) and a copy of my reservation and they will send me $10 instead of the magazine. My DD is too old for that magazine, but I'm willing to fill out a form for an extra $10 savings. So, I'm really getting my car for $135 .

I had been sitting on a 2-week reservation with National using 7 of my DH's free days and his corporate code for $225. I really didn't think I could do better. My new 2 week total is $176 and it only uses 6 free days (we have to pay taxes and fees on the free days).

ETA: My Costco membership is up for renewal at the start of the year and the savings on this reservation just paid for another year!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #501
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Whoop whoop! I checked the Costco Travel website (I am a member) and looked up my standard over-Christmas dates. My DH has some free National days that he has to use, so local locations were OK with me too because we can rent from National at the airport and switch cars around WDW mid way through our vacation. I saw Budget's Worldgate Resort location came up SUPER cheap and it's right near the Sherbeth Road and 192 which is the "back way" into Animal Kingdom. As an added bonus, it's also less than 3 miles from the house we are renting!

The rate for a week picking up in Kissimmee and dropping off in Tampa was (drum roll please) $144.47 including ALL taxes and fees for a Standard size car! I prepaid (saving $23) and used the Costco BCD and the Costco $40 off coupon. I was also offered a free 10-month subscription to Family Fun Magazine worth $10 that I accepted but I can send in a form (you need to take the link under the offer to print the form) and a copy of my reservation and they will send me $10 instead of the magazine. My DD is too old for that magazine, but I'm willing to fill out a form for an extra $10 savings. So, I'm really getting my car for $135 .

I had been sitting on a 2-week reservation with National using 7 of my DH's free days and his corporate code for $225. I really didn't think I could do better. My new 2 week total is $176 and it only uses 6 free days (we have to pay taxes and fees on the free days).

ETA: My Costco membership is up for renewal at the start of the year and the savings on this reservation just paid for another year!
SCORE !!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #502
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I just got $174.88 for a compact from 12/8-12/12 through Alamo. A little more then I had at Enterprise but I love Alamo so I don't mind paying a bit more.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #503
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I just got $174.88 for a compact from 12/8-12/12 through Alamo. A little more then I had at Enterprise but I love Alamo so I don't mind paying a bit more.
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did you use a coupon code ?? thry AD2338FDF (visa code) or AFA4623ANZ (free day)

NEVER MIND, we don't have the same dates
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I just got $174.88 for a compact from 12/8-12/12 through Alamo. A little more then I had at Enterprise but I love Alamo so I don't mind paying a bit more.
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Try ID: CARSLAND !! I think it brings yours down to $163.22
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I just got $174.88 for a compact from 12/8-12/12 through Alamo. A little more then I had at Enterprise but I love Alamo so I don't mind paying a bit more.
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Thrifty and Dollar are both $119 with taxes for your dates for a Compact. Heck, Payless is $79 with taxes for an intermediate. A car is a car is a car is a car . I think it's worth a little bit more for me to pick my car from the Alamo aisle, but not $100 more. YYMV. I used the car search at http://www.carrentalsavers.com/index.html to check rates.
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Thanks everyone for the advice and codes! I went back into the Alamo site and the rate jumped up another $50 in a matter of minutes so the codes you gave me wouldn't of made much of a difference. I appreciate all the advice though!

Looks like I'm going to spend my week playing the rate game. Constantly checking the Alamo site and hoping the rates crash.

Last year on this very week (I go the first week of December each year for a conference) I had reserved a car through Alamo for $49 total for 5 days. That is not a typo, $49 total with taxes!!! I was hoping for the same this year but looks like I'm out of luck!

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Nice to see everyone getting some good deals today!

I am still looking - we want 12/25 - 01/06 at MCO but we will take a local pickup/drop off if its less.

Right now we are booked 12/25 with an MCO pick up dropoff 1/01 at Doubletree through Alamo. We are at $267 (minus $25 at return)

I'd love to be under $300 with a 1/06 return at MCO or 1/05 in the Lake Buena Vista area...
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Thrifty and Dollar are both $119 with taxes for your dates for a Compact. Heck, Payless is $79 with taxes for an intermediate. A car is a car is a car is a car . I think it's worth a little bit more for me to pick my car from the Alamo aisle, but not $100 more. YYMV. I used the car search at http://www.carrentalsavers.com/index.html to check rates.
How do your think Dollar compares to National/Alamo, Robin?
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How do your think Dollar compares to National/Alamo, Robin?
The biggest advantage of National/Alamo IMO is being able to select your own car. I admit that it takes me an embarrassingly long time to pick my car off of the aisle. My husband and I are both National Executive Elite (his earned, mine by signing up on a link I found years ago) so we book a midsize and can select anything from the midsize, fullzise or elite aisle.

The free upgrades are nice and worth a few $$ per day for me, but I am all about the bottom line. I remember being sooo nervous a few years ago about booking with Thrifty. I got an awesome rate of $79 for Christmas week and they upgraded us to a Taurus . I have rented from Dollar and Thrifty many times since. The cars that I have been assigned by Dollar (and Thrifty) have been current, roomy and clean. IMO, there is really little difference between a Nissan Versa offered by Alamo/National and a Ford Focus offered by Dollar. It's a car that will get from from point A to point B. As long as my family and my bags all fit to/from the airport I'm good to go!
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Thanks, Robin.

May try Dollar this time out. Leaving now for Milwaukee, early flight out tomorrow. Enjoy your trip, New Years again?
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