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Old 08-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #736
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It was the weirdest thing. I am literally checking every hour or so right now just in case. I checked and it was lower. I booked it, cancelled the old reservation and went right back to check it again just in case.. and it was back up! It couldn't have been lower for more than an hour! Very strange.
Well, you know what they say......timing is everything!

All joking aside, I am glad you scored an even better deal today . If mine goes no lower, I will still be a happy girl. I am just thrifty by nature (I refuse to use the word "cheap" ) and am always in pursuit of the best deal available.

I am so impressed that you are checking every hour. I am lucky if I remember to check every day. Funny when you find that price you are comfy with, the panic to whittle it down subsides somewhat. Now for my December trip....... the prices are awful. Hoping the car rental Gods smile down on me between now and the holiday season. Lots of time yet, I know.....but patience isn't generally one of my virtues .
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #737
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Thumbs up Thankies everybody - Rental accomplished :)

Got back earlier this week.
We used the Kayak 'Shades of Green' code, and a $40 coupon emailed direct from National.

After a morning at AK, we hopped the first bus to pull in, and headed out. DH called the CCC from Saratoga Springs (not staying there - just where we ended up at the time) to arrange a ride, and we ended up at the CCC, where we were given a very slightly dinged, but still nice, Toyota Corolla (midsize)

Put 130± miles on it, and $20 worth of gas in it. Dropped off at the airport, with 15 minutes to spare, and the final receipt had a rate that was even lower than the one originally quoted - by $1.81 We ended up paying 83.20 for it, taxes included.
Even with the gas, it more than paid for itself with the savings on beverages which we picked up at Publix vs buying at WDW prices.

Again, many thanks - youse guys ROCK
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #738
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Dollar has a "city special" right now for Orlando.
I got a mini van for 185$

The also had Full size for 108$
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #739
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Dollar has a "city special" right now for Orlando.
I got a mini van for 185$

The also had standards for 108$
What are your dates? Holy cow that is WAY lower than I have seen minivans so far!

ETA) Just checked my dates. The city special for a minivan for us would be $839.00. LOL..not a chance!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #740
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This morning I happen to be up at 6 so I checked the rates at Alamo. For our rental 8/25~9/3 which is for 10 days for standard dropped to $145 from 155 and I used BJ's coupon AD8Z21SDB (10 days rental $40 off).

Since my sister needs one also, I called her change her reservation and the rates got back to $155. It shot right back up within 10 minutes.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #741
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What are your dates? Holy cow that is WAY lower than I have seen minivans so far!

ETA) Just checked my dates. The city special for a minivan for us would be $839.00. LOL..not a chance!
839$ that's nuts!

My dates are aug. 26 to Sept. 2
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #742
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839$ that's nuts!

My dates are aug. 26 to Sept. 2
Mine are August 23rd to Sept 3rd. Strange how it's so different in such a short time span! I was able to get a car for the 11 days for 179. It will hold the 5 of us. A van would have been nice, but not necessary. Congrats on your good price!!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #743
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Dollar has a "city special" right now for Orlando.
I got a mini van for 185$

The also had Full size for 108$
Just to clarify for others.....the prices above do not include taxes and fees. The $185 van = a $254 final price once all the fees and taxes are added on. Worth mentioning so no one gets "surprised" .
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Jan. 2009....onsite at POR: all 4 Disney Parks
Jan. 2012....offsite on I-Drive: Universal Studios, IOA, SeaWorld, & Discovery Cove
Aug. 2012...Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and more
Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
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Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #744
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Rates shot way back up for my dates this morning. Looks like we are firm with a Standard rental for 11 days with Alamo at 179. I can't complain!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #745
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Anyone traveling next week and using Alamo may want to check rates - my rate dropped for pick up on 8/30 I've got a standard for 11 days INCLUDING TAXES $139. This is other lowest rate I've seen in months!

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #746
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I just rebooked through Alamo. The rates dropped this morning (day before we leave). For 10 day rental, Aug 25~Sep 3, Standard, the rates came out to be $136. I'm using BJ's coupon AD8Z21SDB, $40 off for 10 day rental.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #747
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I rebooked as well- $127.93 for a midsize for 9 days (8/25-9/3). So pumped for tomorrow!! Yay!

Have a great trip!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #749
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Booked a standard with Alamo there were minivans in the standard aisle. Pretty good score, $155 for ten days and drove out with the minivan.
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Booked a standard with Alamo there were minivans in the standard aisle. Pretty good score, $155 for ten days and drove out with the minivan.
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