January 2013 car rental

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  1. eeyoreland

    eeyoreland DIS Veteran

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    Thank you for doing this for me. That's still a ton of money. We're now considering skipping the rental and riding Disney's Magical Express.
     
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  3. n2mm

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    I tried a couple of different ones (AP, DVC, Visa), but I think the Insider code 7015135 was the best (the same price with the AP code). The DVC and Visa were slightly less. Used the $30 coupon AD2338FDF

    Update, I just checked minutes ago and now my 10 day rental at Alamo (standard) is down to $186.60 total. (National is still stuck in the $500s)
     
  4. wovenwonder

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    What is the DVC code?? We are DVC but I wasn't aware of any discounts.
    Thanks!
     
  5. CherylA

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    What is that $30 coupon from? I used it and it took it but I want to make sure I'm entitled to it.

    Thanks!
     
  6. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    Looks like it's a visa coupon. (I googled it and saw it mentioned in several places).
     
  7. bjakmom

    bjakmom DIS Veteran

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    My Alamo res for 10th - 15th just dropped a bit more.
    Insiders and the $30 coupon - full size at $227. down from midsize at $245.
     
  8. wovenwonder

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    I still have my fullsize that I managed to snag from Alamo for 8 days under $200 after all fee's. Looking at all of these rates I guess I should consider myself darn lucky. I haven't seen anything come close to it checking their rates ever since then. This is Jan 26 - Feb 4th.
     
  9. CherylA

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    Anyone who has a Costco membership should check Alamo prices using the costco code. With the costco code (but through the Alamo website not throough the Costco site) and the $30 coupon I got a a premium car from Jan 19 7pm- Jan 26th 10PM for $183.85 including taxes! Same dates for a minivan was $320 (also pretty good I think).

    Looks like insiders code was about the same pricing as the Costco code for a premium, not sure what it is about the premiums that makes them want to rent them so cheap!
     
  10. jmqidoc

    jmqidoc Earning My Ears

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    Hi.. Ill be going down Jan 19-23, looking to only rent a car Sunday to Tuesday or possibly early Monday.. Very Early. till Tuesday. I will be staying at Pop Century is the Car Care center the only place close for me to Rent a Car from? At Dolphin what Car rentals are there? I was priced $43 a day from Alamo. Does anyone know of any better pricing?
     
  11. webworm

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    I just plugged in Noon to Noon from Jan 19 -23rd on the costco site and got $100 for a compact to $120 for a standard (fullsize at MCO since no standrad aisle) inc taxes.
    http://www.costcotravel.com/#11_rentalCars
     
  12. saremmons

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    I just booked alamo at Mco Jan9-16 using costco code and costco $25 coupon and it offered a minivan cheaper than economy for $232 with all taxes/fees. Is this a good price?
     
  13. jmasgat

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    Yes. Rates have so far been stupidly high over that period. Paying that for a minivan is pretty good anytime!
     
  14. helloirishkitty

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    Where do I find the Costco code? My brain is not working that well this morning
     
  15. CherylA

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    On the costco site when you do a quote it fills in the codes for you, you have to look at the detailed info page and it gives the code # and what that code gets you. If you can't find it PM me and I'll send it to you, they do actually ask for Costco proof though so only bother if you are a member.
     
  16. jlovesee

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    My rates for 01/04/12-01/13/12 just went down this morning by $40 using the Disney AP discount code 860292, $205 for a compact. Alamo is finally moving in the right direction!

    Jennifer
     
  17. balatonbabe

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    We're travelling end of January as well for 10 days - hoping to get the rental for about $150 or less.
     
  18. Andreia

    Andreia You're never too old to become younger!

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    (Car Care Center Jan/04 to Jan/13)
    Base Rate - Standard SUV (USD) *Jeep Grand Cherokee
    (1) Time & Distance ($277.00/Week) $277.00
    (2) Extra - Time & Distance ($39.57/Day) $79.14
    Contract I.D. Alamo Insiders Members

    I think that even the week charge is too high - is it safe to wait until January to make a car reservation?
    :confused3
     
  19. jlovesee

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    I would still make a reservation... I always have a reservation. The great thing about car rentals is you can make one, then cancel it if a lower price becomes available. I started at $313 and I am down to $205, I am betting it will hit $150 by the time our trip rolls around (same dates as yours). Now thats for a compact, but I think the same rules apply for a larger vehicle too.

    Have you used the Visa $30 off coupon code? AD2338FDF?

    Generally prices drop at 21 days, and continue to drop until 1-2 days before the trip. I have been watching the December thread and that seems to be the common consensus this year too.

    Jennifer
     
  20. eeyoreland

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you my fellow Disers!!! Just checked for our dates and finally came up with something I can live with: $222 for 7 days versus the +$400 it was just two days ago. Will continue to check and be happy if it goes down, but will not complain. I can live with this!
     
  21. soontobewed07

    soontobewed07 DIS Veteran

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    Well I have gone from over $700 to $314 for a minivan with Alamo and the Costco codes

    Our info:

    1/15 we get in at Midnight so it will be 1230am rental on 1/16 and return the car on 1/23 at 2pm

    I booked it but I am hoping I can get it much cheaper with Priceline I have never paid over $250 and don't plan to this time either!:sad2:
     

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