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Old 08-13-2012, 01:04 AM   #706
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Thanks to all of you - I have been following carefully and cheering everyone on to get the best deals possible and picked up a few tips along the way.

Got a Fullsize from Alamo - all inclusive for 13 days out of Tampa for $332. Was glad to take a compact or midsize but whichever combo of codes I used had the Fullsize for less! Go figure!

Forgoing ME this trip because we are picking up an RCCL cruise out of Canaveral after 6 nights at BLT, then returning to WLV for the weekend before flying back home from Tampa on Sunday night.

Two questions, then...

How long will the drive take to WDW? Which Walmart do I stop at for room supplies?

AND... Think I can do ANY better on my rental?????? TIA!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #707
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can someone give me the t-code for a car rental in ft myers. also... what car agency is it.
It's Alamo ....I honestly would not recommend using in in ft Myers it's a small airport and does not have the volume Orlando does....it took the agent at the counter about 10 minutes to get the code approved by her supervisor and she said that they usually turn down the foreign codes if you are a US citizen instead of the nationality the code relates to in this case Germany......the onlymreason i took a chance with it was my hubby really wanted a mini van instead of a car.....cars were pretty much the same rate with other codes on national.....

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:05 AM   #708
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Thanks to all of you - I have been following carefully and cheering everyone on to get the best deals possible and picked up a few tips along the way.

Got a Fullsize from Alamo - all inclusive for 13 days out of Tampa for $332. Was glad to take a compact or midsize but whichever combo of codes I used had the Fullsize for less! Go figure!

Forgoing ME this trip because we are picking up an RCCL cruise out of Canaveral after 6 nights at BLT, then returning to WLV for the weekend before flying back home from Tampa on Sunday night.

Two questions, then...

How long will the drive take to WDW? Which Walmart do I stop at for room supplies?

AND... Think I can do ANY better on my rental?????? TIA!
Can't tell you which Walmart is best or about your price - but the trip from Tampa to WDW without traffic is a little over an hour.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #709
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Hey Neighbor

Thanks so much, smile! Flying into Tampa from Long Island with DD as my navigator to WDW!
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #710
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One week away from our trip!

Here's my question...

My plan is to pick up our rental from Alamo while DH and kids take the ME. Will I have a problem since I want to add DH as an additional driver? I already entered his information on line but will they ask to see his license when I pick up the car? We are both Alamo insiders if that makes a difference. Also do I need to go to the kiosk or can I go directly to the car since I did the online check in thing?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #711
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I was on the first flight out of ewr yesterday. When I got to the full size aisle at Alamo it was loaded with mini vans. Grabbed myself a brandy new Chrysler T&C and I was off. I did find it odd that the agent at the exit questioned the mini van to which I responded there was several vans in the full line. He still called it in I guess to clear it but no issues. I wasn't able to get better than 152 for 9 days but I'm very happy getting the van for my stay.
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I was on the first flight out of ewr yesterday. When I got to the full size aisle at Alamo it was loaded with mini vans. Grabbed myself a brandy new Chrysler T&C and I was off. I did find it odd that the agent at the exit questioned the mini van to which I responded there was several vans in the full line. He still called it in I guess to clear it but no issues. I wasn't able to get better than 152 for 9 days but I'm very happy getting the van for my stay.
What else was in the aisle? Cause if we have to take a minivan I might as well shoot myself now. LOL. (only joking, but I don't want a minivan)
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #713
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Just checked my alamo reservations for Aug 19-30 and rate when down $30 to $205.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #714
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Just checked my alamo reservations for Aug 19-30 and rate when down $30 to $205.
That's great! I checked mine and its higher....but I'm pretty sure that I locked in at the best rate -$155 including taxes for 11 days!
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #715
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base rates for aug 21-27 are down again today (135 base for midsize, -35 coupon/ 158 with tax) - that's as low as they've been in a few weeks

Still, not as low as the 109 total I got a few weeks ago.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #716
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What else was in the aisle? Cause if we have to take a minivan I might as well shoot myself now. LOL. (only joking, but I don't want a minivan)
Couple impalas but I didn't need to go far down to find the one I liked
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Mine (24-31) is about $75 higher right now...maybe in a few days it will drop, but I kind of doubt I'll do better than $135 all in.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:16 AM   #718
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One week away from our trip!

Here's my question...

My plan is to pick up our rental from Alamo while DH and kids take the ME. Will I have a problem since I want to add DH as an additional driver? I already entered his information on line but will they ask to see his license when I pick up the car? We are both Alamo insiders if that makes a difference. Also do I need to go to the kiosk or can I go directly to the car since I did the online check in thing?
You will need to have your DH with you when you pick up the car. You can add him at the kiosk, you cannot do an additional driver and get an online checkin.
Another alternative is to do your above scenario and add your DH at the Car Care Center at Disney or any other Alamo location.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:19 AM   #719
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What else was in the aisle? Cause if we have to take a minivan I might as well shoot myself now. LOL. (only joking, but I don't want a minivan)
Don't worry, if you check in with the greeter and tell them you want a car, one will be found for you if none are in the row.
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I was on the first flight out of ewr yesterday. When I got to the full size aisle at Alamo it was loaded with mini vans. Grabbed myself a brandy new Chrysler T&C and I was off. I did find it odd that the agent at the exit questioned the mini van to which I responded there was several vans in the full line. He still called it in I guess to clear it but no issues. I wasn't able to get better than 152 for 9 days but I'm very happy getting the van for my stay.
Did you get a T&C with leather interior? If so, it has a DVD player in it.
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