January 2013 car rental

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  1. MinnieVanMom

    MinnieVanMom DIS Veteran

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    Is there a forum yet for January? I did a search and it didn't pull anything up so if not I will start.

    I checked a minivan for 9 days and got a price of nearly $700:lmao:

    I know they will be lower but I don't know when, so I need to just keep checking for lower prices.
     
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  3. rwdavis2

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    Using the KLM contract code for National I priced a Corolla, 5 days, for about $188.
     
  4. jmasgat

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    Last year I went in January, and the good rates didn't come out until late--I modified my reservation in December and got a compact car for 5 days from Alamo for $69--tax included.

    Was checking earlier today and even Costco code didn't cause any price drop. Just need to be patient (not my strong suit!)

    Maura
     
  5. Grumpy Grandma

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    I'm waiting too! I would love a good rate from either Alamo or National.
     
  6. At World's End

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    A couple of months ago I booked a minivan for 10 days for $472 inclusive. I booked with Budget using BCD x474200 (travelocity code). We need room for 6, so I have to rent a minivan. Last year I booked a full size (there were 4 of us last trip) with Alamo for $200 for 10 days and we ended up finding a minivan on the aisle. I booked at that rate the night before our trip, so I will definitely be watching rates right up until the very end.
     
  7. 3tink3

    3tink3 Earning My Ears

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    Would love to find a great price for the marathon weekend!!!
     
  8. livinlife25

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    How are you guys finding these codes? Airfare for our flights keep on rising, so we are looking at back up plans now
     
  9. jmasgat

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    Mousesavers.com is a great place to find car rental codes. It still is early for January, though.
     
  10. disneyeveryyear

    disneyeveryyear <font color=FF99FF>Not fully packed until she gets

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    Count me in as another one waiting. We are going 1/1 - 1/7 and the kids are each taking a friend so we will need a van or SUV this year. :eek:
     
  11. bjakmom

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    I'm watching too!
     
  12. tasilva

    tasilva Earning My Ears

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    Got Minivan thru Alamo for 1/12 to 1/19 for $292.53 total using Entertainment book $25 off weekly rental and Alamo insiders 10% off. Not horrible but I'm hoping to get it even cheaper as we get closer.
     
  13. disneyeveryyear

    disneyeveryyear <font color=FF99FF>Not fully packed until she gets

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    I was able to get a minivan for 1/1 - 1/7 at Budget for $302 (including all taxes).

    I used the travelocity code X474200. I did log in with our fastbreak # first.

    I have a couple of car coupons at home that came out of a school coupon book fundraiser. I will see if there is anything to bring it down a little more.
     
  14. disneyeveryyear

    disneyeveryyear <font color=FF99FF>Not fully packed until she gets

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    Unfortunately, my coupon had a last pick up date of 12/31/12 and we arrive 1/1/13.

    Oh well, I'll keep looking for coupons that work.
     
  15. soontobewed07

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    Looking here too. January 16th (we get in at 1215am)and leaving the 23rd haven't found anything cheaper than $500 for a minivan YIKES!
     
  16. nascargirl

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    We will also be heading to the world in January. We usually rent from Alamo to hoping they have good rates. I have a car rented for the beginning of Dec and not really happy with the rate at the moment.
     
  17. rwdavis2

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    We are paying $224 for a midsize (Corolla) from National, from 1/4 returning 1/10. Used the KLM contract code and this rate includes all fees, LDW, and supplemental comprehensive insurance.
     
  18. webworm

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    Try Budget and use travelocity code x474200 and minvan is $359inc taxes. The coupons expire Dec 31 but you can add one later and get another $30 off when you return vehicle to bring it down to $329.
     
  19. Laurabearz

    Laurabearz <font color=deeppink>I cant load my bobbin!<br><fo

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    Oooh glad I found this thread!!
     
  20. jnsma

    jnsma Mouseketeer DVC Gold

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    Thanks for that Budget code, that is bar far the best that I've found yet.
    Looking for SUV or Minivan from 1/12 to 1/21, with the code it was $415 with all fees.

    Just to restate what others have said, keep checking as I predict the prices will go down. I held a car just incase they don't.
    We went last year the same time for the same duration and prices were over $600 until late November when they dropped dramatically. By that point I had gotten nervous enough that I booked with a priceline auction and was stuck.
    I'm going to wait it out this year with the Budget backup.
     
  21. LaurenLC

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    Sure hope rats lower! Took a look for January 16- January 23 and I about died! Hope to hear about some great deals in the near future!
     

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