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Old 05-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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If you think you're not eligible to use a code that produces amazingly low rates...then you're probably not. calling/writing the agencies is a sure-fire way to red flag said code.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:53 AM   #17
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The code is from VROOM VROOM VROOM LIMITED

A two second search of the net found this information.

http://www.vroomvroomvroom.com/terms...-states/alamo/


I would have expected more from a "DIS veteran". You obviously have not read the entire thread and decided to comment on something you didn't understand. Thanks for nothing as your two second search has revealed nothing about this specific code. The information you posted is vroom vroom information and has nothing to do with the specific code.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:56 AM   #18
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If you think you're not eligible to use a code that produces amazingly low rates...then you're probably not. calling/writing the agencies is a sure-fire way to red flag said code.


I have no intention on using it if I cannot get information on it. I also have no intention to call or write the agency about this code. I am a part of this thread in an attempt to get information on the code. If I can get the facts about the code I can then decide ti either use it or not.
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I have no intention on using it if I cannot get information on it. I also have no intention to call or write the agency about this code. I am a part of this thread in an attempt to get information on the code. If I can get the facts about the code I can then decide ti either use it or not.
my comment was a general observation.

however the advice to google this specific code is a good starting point to determine the validity for all sorts of discount codes, travel or otherwise.

fyi, mousesavers website is well-organized search base to start for rental codes/coupons, each clearly marked as to requirements to use and good way of verifying codes. Also, check with your employer/insurance agency/union/etc to see if they have a corporate code available.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #20
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I would have expected more from a "DIS veteran". You obviously have not read the entire thread and decided to comment on something you didn't understand. Thanks for nothing as your two second search has revealed nothing about this specific code. The information you posted is vroom vroom information and has nothing to do with the specific code.
Ah, yes, I have read the entire thread. Vroom is an agency that searches for good rental prices. Their code is no different, in reality, than using a Costco code or any other code.

If you have questions or are unsure about any code, my advice as a "Disney veteran" is don't use it. If you make a mock reservation using the code given here, it comes up as Vroom, Vroom, Vroom. I went to the Vroom, Vroom, Vroom site and that is the information I found for that code with Alamo. I am sorry if my trying to help has twisted your knickers. In the future, any questions you may have about Alamo, National or Enterprise will be ignored by me. Have a nice day.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:09 AM   #21
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Ah, yes, I have read the entire thread. Vroom is an agency that searches for good rental prices. Their code is no different, in reality, than using a Costco code or any other code.

If you have questions or are unsure about any code, my advice as a "Disney veteran" is don't use it. If you make a mock reservation using the code given here, it comes up as Vroom, Vroom, Vroom. I went to the Vroom, Vroom, Vroom site and that is the information I found for that code with Alamo. I am sorry if my trying to help has twisted your knickers. In the future, any questions you may have about Alamo, National or Enterprise will be ignored by me. Have a nice day.
sounds good thank you
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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Discounts applicable to the general public (US citizens) rarely include CDW. Rate "codes" which include CDW are typically available to international customers and employees of corporations (sometimes only on company business) which negotiated such a deal.

I've never seen anything from Vroom which suggests using that code directly on Alamo's website. The fact that the reservations says VROOM VROOM VROOM LIMITED without any employee only notation is ambiguous. I think Alamo would make it at lot easier to enforce terms if they confirmation specifically said who is exactly entitled to use the code.

I'd think if Vroom had such a "code" with Alamo, offering deep discounts and included CDW, they'd use that code when a customer makes a reservation on Vroom's site.

Organizations like COSTCO and AAA tell you what code to use if you want to take advantage of discounts available to their members.

gmeh1--Do Alamo employees have a screen which gives additional details regarding discount codes which is applied to the reservation or do they have the same info we have?

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Ah, yes, I have read the entire thread. Vroom is an agency that searches for good rental prices. Their code is no different, in reality, than using a Costco code or any other code.
And what did you think of my post, prior to yours, about why those terms and conditions do not apply to the CID? Do you still think the VroomVroomVroom code is no different than any other *public* code after my post immediately following your two-second internet search post?

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If you have questions or are unsure about any code, my advice as a "Disney veteran" is don't use it. If you make a mock reservation using the code given here, it comes up as Vroom, Vroom, Vroom. I went to the Vroom, Vroom, Vroom site and that is the information I found for that code with Alamo. I am sorry if my trying to help has twisted your knickers. In the future, any questions you may have about Alamo, National or Enterprise will be ignored by me. Have a nice day.
I agree that everybody should follow your advice regarding not using a code a code unless they're sure you're entitled to use it.

But you did NOT find those Terms & Conditions for that CID. The terms simply don't match what you get when you use the CID; see my earlier posts.

Knickers are getting twisted because, by posting logically false information, you may be giving people a false impression that they are entitled to use the code when they are not and that using it on Alamo.com is no different than making a booking on VroomVroomVroom.com. (Pricing is MUCH higher on VroomVroomVroom.com and does not include insurance. But I repeat myself.)
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:59 PM   #24
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This contract ID was the affiliate ID for VroomVroomVroom.com.au several years ago. The reason it includes insurance etc. is it was issued for Australian resident use.

VVV changed their model and built their own booking engine. As they have direct links they no longer need or use the contract ID.

There are several reasons Alamo do not cancel contract ID's straight away.

VVV later built a US site and the terms and conditions previously quoted apply only to Alamo bookings made directly through their US site and have no relation to the contract ID.
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This contract ID was the affiliate ID for VroomVroomVroom.com.au several years ago. The reason it includes insurance etc. is it was issued for Australian resident use.

VVV changed their model and built their own booking engine. As they have direct links they no longer need or use the contract ID.

There are several reasons Alamo do not cancel contract ID's straight away.

VVV later built a US site and the terms and conditions previously quoted apply only to Alamo bookings made directly through their US site and have no relation to the contract ID.
Thank you! That seems to be the most logical and straight forward answer I have seen so far.
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Discounts applicable to the general public (US citizens) rarely include CDW. Rate "codes" which include CDW are typically available to international customers and employees of corporations (sometimes only on company business) which negotiated such a deal.

I've never seen anything from Vroom which suggests using that code directly on Alamo's website. The fact that the reservations says VROOM VROOM VROOM LIMITED without any employee only notation is ambiguous. I think Alamo would make it at lot easier to enforce terms if they confirmation specifically said who is exactly entitled to use the code.

I'd think if Vroom had such a "code" with Alamo, offering deep discounts and included CDW, they'd use that code when a customer makes a reservation on Vroom's site.

Organizations like COSTCO and AAA tell you what code to use if you want to take advantage of discounts available to their members.

gmeh1--Do Alamo employees have a screen which gives additional details regarding discount codes which is applied to the reservation or do they have the same info we have?
Lewis, I never accessed the those screens. They are typically used by reservation agents, managers and phone agents. My gut tells me they must have more info as they can deny those codes (as people have mentioned here I have no personal knowledge of this, btw) to those ineligible to use them.
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And what did you think of my post, prior to yours, about why those terms and conditions do not apply to the CID? Do you still think the VroomVroomVroom code is no different than any other *public* code after my post immediately following your two-second internet search post?



I agree that everybody should follow your advice regarding not using a code a code unless they're sure you're entitled to use it.

But you did NOT find those Terms & Conditions for that CID. The terms simply don't match what you get when you use the CID; see my earlier posts.

Knickers are getting twisted because, by posting logically false information, you may be giving people a false impression that they are entitled to use the code when they are not and that using it on Alamo.com is no different than making a booking on VroomVroomVroom.com. (Pricing is MUCH higher on VroomVroomVroom.com and does not include insurance. But I repeat myself.)
I believe I have stated more than once that if you don't know about the code or are not eligible to use the code DON'T USE THE CODE.
It appears only your knickers are getting twisted because you are not getting the answers you want. I told you I made a mock reservation with the code that another poster provided. It came up as VroomVroomVroom. I searched for that on the net (more than 2 seconds this time.) Often if you go to the site, it will be more expensive than booking on the rental site, it happens with Costco (if you can find a code for them) and a few others. They are an agency that makes money by booking these for the rental company. I believe someone has answered your question, so, I am going to assume this conversation with you is over. Have a nice day.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #28
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so if I went straigh to the alamo site,used this code,and booked a rental, what wilol likely happen is when I get there,they will refuse the code,and I will pay full price?
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so if I went straigh to the alamo site,used this code,and booked a rental, what wilol likely happen is when I get there,they will refuse the code,and I will pay full price?
What's likely to happen? Maybe nothing and the rate will be honored. Maybe you'll pay full $$$ price. Maybe the rate will be honored, you'll get into an accident and find out the included insurance is void, your personal auto policy and credit card coverage won't pay either.
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I tried to make a booking using the vroom vroom code on Alamo for my dates in late July. I got this error message on the Alamo site:

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Pricing inputs are different from previous calls, rerate is required.
Anyone know what that means?
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