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Old 03-31-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
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I always book pretty much as soon as I know I will be needing a rental. BUT...I then continue checking all my other options. I never prepay...that way I don't lose anything if/when a better rate comes along. Sometimes, I've found a much better rate closer to my rental date. Others times, the rate I originally booked was the lowest one I ever found.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:01 AM   #17
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With the entertainment book, I am getting a "pay now" rate of $295.92 for 9 days. This means me picking up the car at 2pm on September 21st and dropping it off at 5pm on September 29th. Although it's only a 3 hour difference, it seems to charge me for 9 days. The price is with Budget and not bad for 9 days but I am wary of the pay now and locking myself in. I will keep looking. By the way, it's a Nissan Ultima Coupe.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #18
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I was checking my rate today and it has dropped to $217 for a midsize with National. We are renting for 7 days and using the KLM code. I am happy with this rate. It would be great if we could get a little less, but this is a pretty good deal.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #19
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Do I need to be flying on KLM touse this code? With it, my price for midsize for 9 days (even though it is 8 days 3 hours) is $279.50.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #20
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Do I need to be flying on KLM touse this code? With it, my price for midsize for 9 days (even though it is 8 days 3 hours) is $279.50.
No you don't. I did sign up for their free Flying Blue frequent flyer card.

Are you a National member? If not you should join. Mousesavers has a link for a free membership. If you are a national member you collect your bags and head straight to the garage and choose your car from the aisle, (if you rented a mid size you choose from the Emerald aisle we usually end up with a SUV or a minivan), and drive to the exit kiosk. They check your info and send you on your way. We have never been asked to give membership cards or coupons, I always have them though just in case. I love renting with National they are so easy and we have always paid the price quoted on our reservation.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #22
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we are also going in sept (18-24) i've been looking at prices just to get an idea for a budget. I agree that waiting till july or august will probably get better prices.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #23
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I found another code on another thread for National, XZ53043. My 7 day rental is now $180 for a midsize.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:18 AM   #24
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What special is this code XZ53043 for? Do you need to enter anything else? Where does it go in the reservations section?
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Actually I made an error, my rate would be $349. Not sure why it is so high.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #26
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Ok, I went back and compared the 2 quotes, the KLM code and Compass Group. The KLM code includes all the suplemental fees, surcharges, etc., So the price I saw when choosing a car, was pretty much the price I got. With the second code, although the initial price seemed cheaper, once I clicked select and read the quote and total, it was $100+ more!
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Ok, I went back and compared the 2 quotes, the KLM code and Compass Group. The KLM code includes all the suplemental fees, surcharges, etc., So the price I saw when choosing a car, was pretty much the price I got. With the second code, although the initial price seemed cheaper, once I clicked select and read the quote and total, it was $100+ more!
Interesting.

I am using $200 of national car certificates I bought with airmiles with the compass group code, so my overall price is $65 for a mid size and $125 for a standard SUV.

When I use the airmailes certificates with the KLM code the cost goes up making the certificates useless. I ordered the airmiles certificates for last October but never found a decent rate to use them.
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What special is this code XZ53043 for? Do you need to enter anything else? Where does it go in the reservations section?
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It goes in the contract Id box. It is a legit code and no you don't need to enter anything else. You can try coupon codes if you have them.
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Actually I made an error, my rate would be $349. Not sure why it is so high.
It is an 8 day rental. Anything over 2 hours gets charged an extra day.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #30
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Hey, joining the thread. Looking to rent for 15 days in September, hoping it doesn't cost a small fortune.
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