December 2012 Car Rentals

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  1. hsmamato2

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    How awful they are?:confused3 how bad have rentals been from them? thru carrental.com I got a rate for 10+ days for 138.00....... so far that is the best I can find (tiny car)
     
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  3. Valgoof

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    I booked a premium car for $223 for 12/15-22 through carrentals.com for Enterprise. No idea if that is good or not, but the cheapest I have seen. We really dont need a premium car either, but that was the cheapest for some reason. Just wanted to get something booked!!
     
  4. FourBees

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    I wonder what is going on with that coupon because my dates 10/31-11/10 are blacked out too.
     
  5. shoes99

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    Two days ago the $35 coupon worked, now I am also getting the blackout message. I did try the AD9738AAI for $20 off and AF5244aaf for a free day and they both worked. Alamo is still higher than the National rate of $215.77 so I will keep trying. My rental is 11/29 to 12/7/2012.
     
  6. nilseks

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    I just modified my reservation with Advantage -- I had a standard from 12/1 to 12/8 for $133, just got it down to $127 with today's pricing. Really pleased with the price, just wish it wasn't with Advantage! But I can't justify Alamo or National for ~$150 more for that week. Just not finding anything even CLOSE to the Advantage rates with any of the more reliable companies.
     
  7. hsmamato2

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    what is wrong with advantage? I keep seeing negative things here, but why? any experiences?
     
  8. nilseks

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    I have not personally used Advantage yet. I typically end up using Enterprise or Hertz, and haven't had any problems with either.

    You can look up reviews on Yelp, search 'advantage car rental orlando reviews'. There are reports of credit cards being overcharged, not honoring the rate quotes, and cars being dirty and in poor repair. I'm using my Discover card and I really trust in their service, so I'm putting my faith in their hands as far as not worrying about overcharged--I have my quote printed out and it says 'Rate Guaranteed'.

    All that said, Advantage has better reviews than Payless or Fox. After reading the reviews on those, there's just no way I would take a chance with either of those companies.
     
  9. Dan Murphy

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    Now $164 at Dollar.
     
  10. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    My Christmas week rental was whittled down another $20 today. I originally had a reservation with Budget for $279 (full size). Using the Vacation Outlet code, I now have a standard car with Dollar and a free upgrade to a full size for $259 taxes in.

    My goal is to get it under $200. Here's to positive thinking and some pixiedust: .
     
  11. robinb

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    Gina, please share your codes!
     
  12. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    I booked thru this link:

    http://www.vacationoutlet.com/promotion/vo/carrental/default.asp

    The "free upgrade" didn't appear on my reservation, so I called Dollar to ask their advice. The rep indicated I should print the webpage where the free upgrade is indicated, and they would apply it at the counter when I pick up the car :thumbsup2 .
     
  13. My2Qtz0205

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    I went ahead and booked an Enterprise standard through car rentals dot com. The price had gone down today, to $182.92.
     
  14. cloves

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    If you are AAA members you can book for 14.99 a day.
     
  15. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    The AAA website says that promo ends November 15th. This thread is for those seeking car rentals during the month of December.
     
  16. robinb

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    Sorry! I missed that you used the codes that I provided :rotfl2:. I'm glad you called about the upgrade!
     
  17. hsmamato2

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    Hmmmm....I did some reading,Advantage has some wickedly bad reviews,along with some good ones.....:crazy2:
    We used to use L&M a few times, they always reviewed badly,yet we never had a problem...what to do?
    SInce my DH is a nitpicker,and goes over EVERY detail of a rental with a fine tooth comb till he's satisfied, it *might* work for us...usually the agents are begging us to just get OUT and leave them alone by the time we drive off the lot.....:rotfl2:
     
  18. wannabebelle

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    I've gotten a decent rate on a minivan ($343) for 12/8-12/16. There is also an e-coupon mentioned here. I read on this thread that it apparently doesn't show up when you pick up your car but does when you drop it back off. Does it show up when you're making the reservation? If it's supposed to, it isn't for me. The code is MUGZ029. And do I need something to use this coupon code?
     
  19. horselover

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    I booked a car through them last week for $178 for a week 12/20-27. When I checked the confirmation # at Alamo's website my rate is now $528! :scared1: I have no idea what going on with this site but I'm not risking showing up at the airport & having them tell me I owe $528 instead of $178. Buyer beware & check your confirmations!
     
  20. Valgoof

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    Yikes!! I used carrentals.com and just checked my confirmation number on the enterprise site and it shows the correct rate. That would not be a happy surprise!!
     
  21. hsmamato2

    hsmamato2 <font color=magenta>Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad

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    ooo I posted this on another thread.... I saw the same thing, so I can go the actual site,and check my rental cost? IDK how rates could actually change so much in one day....
     

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