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Old 01-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #316
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So we are officially one week away which is totally exciting! I booked a 10 day rental through Budget, as Alamo's rates were $50 more.

I think I've learned a few things this round -- 1) Sanford is a sucky location to rent a car from and 2) book a reservation early, keep hunting for better prices and change/cancel previous reservations as rates drop.

Still secretly hoping that there will be one more price drop (maybe Sunday)
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #317
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So we are officially one week away which is totally exciting! I booked a 10 day rental through Budget, as Alamo's rates were $50 more.

I think I've learned a few things this round -- 1) Sanford is a sucky location to rent a car from and 2) book a reservation early, keep hunting for better prices and change/cancel previous reservations as rates drop.

Still secretly hoping that there will be one more price drop (maybe Sunday)
Alamo releases their sale prices on Tues of each week. So check then.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #318
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So we are officially one week away which is totally exciting! I booked a 10 day rental through Budget, as Alamo's rates were $50 more.

I think I've learned a few things this round -- 1) Sanford is a sucky location to rent a car from and 2) book a reservation early, keep hunting for better prices and change/cancel previous reservations as rates drop.

Still secretly hoping that there will be one more price drop (maybe Sunday)
We had good luck in Sanford last year through Alamo. We had a full size care for 13 days plus and hour and it was $232.00 all in!
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Just booked through the Costco site. Got a mini-van for 1/29-2/8 through Budget for $226.00!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #320
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Just booked through the Costco site. Got a mini-van for 1/29-2/8 through Budget for $226.00!
I have a Costco membership, but never tried booking a car rental through them. Can someone help me with how to do that?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #321
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We had originally booked through a corporate discount via DH's work - I think it was Hertz or National (picking up at MCO for 2 weeks; minivan) and the cost was $800 all in. DH thought that was a decent rate UNTIL I came across this DIS thread and saw the budget deal. We booked and it came to $589 all in! A steal right?? Well I just got an email from Southwest since we are flying with them and they offered $444 all in!! A minivan for 2 weeks for just $444 all taxes included! Crazy good pricing

So if you are flying Southwest - check your email!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #322
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I have a Costco membership, but never tried booking a car rental through them. Can someone help me with how to do that?
You will need to go to the Travel site @ Costco.com. Next go to rental cars, plug in your info & they pretty much do the rest for you. You will have to create an account if you decide to book thru the site. HTH
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You will need to go to the Travel site @ Costco.com. Next go to rental cars, plug in your info & they pretty much do the rest for you. You will have to create an account if you decide to book thru the site. HTH
Thank you. Easy to find, but still more $$ than my current reservation with enterprise. Best I could do was an SUV for the 10 days at $296. I can live with it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #324
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Thank you. Easy to find, but still more $$ than my current reservation with enterprise. Best I could do was an SUV for the 10 days at $296. I can live with it.
Have you priced 1 way from SBF to MCO, then new reservation MCO to SBF? You may be able to knock down your price. Happy travels
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Double check your Costco Reservation. Mini-Van rates are rock bottom!

Just re-booked a mini-van with Budget at MCO, 1/25-1/30 for $127! Happy Dance! Much lower than what I kept trying to get through Priceline (name your price).
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #326
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You can try Budget as well using travelocity code x474200 and e-coupon mupz044 for $40 off. Total I get is $255 inc taxes after e-coupon is applied when return minivan.
I looked it up and from what I can tell e-coupon mupz044 is for AARP members, I would love to use it but do not want to encounter any trouble at the return counter. Is this coupon available for anyone to use? Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:27 PM   #327
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You will need to go to the Travel site @ Costco.com. Next go to rental cars, plug in your info & they pretty much do the rest for you. You will have to create an account if you decide to book thru the site. HTH
I tried to do that and it came up with a great rate of $165 for Budget Minivan Jan 30 - Feb 6. But when I tried to finish the booking I got to a part that said I needed to be a Costco member who lived in the US, I am in Canada.
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I tried to do that and it came up with a great rate of $165 for Budget Minivan Jan 30 - Feb 6. But when I tried to finish the booking I got to a part that said I needed to be a Costco member who lived in the US, I am in Canada.
You do have to be a Costco member (with a membership card) to use the Costco rate.
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You do have to be a Costco member (with a membership card) to use the Costco rate.
I am a Costco Member but live in Canada. When you use the Costco Travel site you have to click to agree to all the rules and Costco Travel Terms and Conditions states "are available to Costco members residing in the United States"

I finished the booking anyway and it sent me a Budget confirmation number which I punched in on the Budget site and all the correct info is there including correct discounted price so I will proceed ahead with that.
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I am a Costco Member but live in Canada. When you use the Costco Travel site you have to click to agree to all the rules and Costco Travel Terms and Conditions states "are available to Costco members residing in the United States"

I finished the booking anyway and it sent me a Budget confirmation number which I punched in on the Budget site and all the correct info is there including correct discounted price so I will proceed ahead with that.
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