January 2013 car rental

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  1. delsdad

    delsdad Earning My Ears

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    Experiment with the pickup times. By taking the van Jan 6-12 noon - jan 13 12 noon, my cost was over 400. I put in a pick up time of just 30 minutes earlier, or drop off time 30 minutes later, and the price dropped to under 200, plus taxes! Take the car longer, pay less! On checking again for you, my rate actually went down by about 10$, so I rebooked it. I am a member of the enterprise rewards program as well, and that helped with the rate a little bit as well, but only a 5% difference.

    Always experiment with the times for pick up, and drop off. If you return the car 30 minutes early, they dont seem to mind.
     
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  3. Laurabearz

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

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    Solid advice here! Thanks so much!
     
  4. tplier14

    tplier14 Earning My Ears

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    1st trip to Disney with my 5 year old twins. Dollar and Thrifty are down to $253 for January 20th - 28th for a minivan without any promo codes.

    I'm hoping it goes lower, but I need a van and can't go with a smaller vehicle.

    This is the lowest I've seen thus far for 8 nights like I need.

    If anyone sees something lower, please help a first timer out!

    :)
     
  5. Tallent

    Tallent Mouseketeer

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    We're flying in Jan 8 and returning on the 13th. For a medium car we're paying $120 at advantage.

    Rachel
     
  6. webworm

    webworm DIS Veteran

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    Through Costco you can get a minivan with Enterprise for $280 inc taxes which includes the free additional driver. Dollar charges $10/day extra. The lowest prices are usually a couple of weeks out.

    http://www.costcotravel.com/#11_rentalCars
     
  7. At World's End

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    I just booked a minivan for 10 nights for $328.75 inclusive through Costco's website. The rental company is Alamo.
     
  8. At World's End

    At World's End DIS Veteran

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    I rebooked the minivan for $316 later the same day when I was checking prices for my MIL's rental. Doesn't hurt to keep checking!
     
  9. rackerlee92

    rackerlee92 Mouseketeer

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    Just found Enterprise at $237 from 1/24-2/2/13. I use them locally for work all of the time.

    Any experiences renting from MCO??
     
  10. jmasgat

    jmasgat DIS Veteran

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    Just booked with Dollar for Marathon Weekend ....1/10-1/15 for $117 + tax for an Intermediate. No code, city special. The other mousesaver codes were about the same.
     
  11. Grumpy Grandma

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    Thank you. Was this thru the Mousesaver website?
     
  12. jmasgat

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    No. The rate I had was with no code applied. But the City Special brought the price down on a few models. I did plug in whatever MouseSaver codes were valid for that time period, but for my specific rental, the no code option was best.
     
  13. Canadian Disney Mom

    Canadian Disney Mom Formerly Tollerwalker - originally joined July '05

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  14. wovenwonder

    wovenwonder DIS Veteran

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    Hoping for a decent rate through Alamo or Budget for Jan/Feb.
     
  15. Thumper4me

    Thumper4me Planning my next trip

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    I am waiting for some coupon codes for National and Alamo that don't expire on 12/31/12. :)
     
  16. Grumpy Grandma

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    Me too.
     
  17. jmasgat

    jmasgat DIS Veteran

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    Visa has discount codes for Alamo and National that go through 2/28/13.
     
  18. jnsma

    jnsma Mouseketeer DVC Gold

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    The Entertainment book (2013 version and on-line) has these codes as well.
    I got 5% + $25 off with Alamo.
    I booked a mid-size SUV for 9 days for $330 (all taxes and fees).
    Things are still coming down so I'll probably end up rebooking.
     
  19. wovenwonder

    wovenwonder DIS Veteran

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    I just used visa code AD2338FDF for Alamo and received the $30 off for a Jan/Feb rental. Full size $195 all inclusive for 1/26-2/4. Still hoping for an SUV but this is at least in the price range I'm looking for!:thumbsup2 [also used my insiders ID]
     
  20. WeLuvTink!

    WeLuvTink! DIS Veteran

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    I think the correct Visa $30 coupon code is AD2338FDF. :)
     
  21. wovenwonder

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    Thank you -- I fixed my original post! :=):thumbsup2
     

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