June 2013 Car Rental When Best Deals

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  1. Mikscrap

    Mikscrap Earning My Ears

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    Rates on car rentals for June are really high right now, I know its 6 months away but am wondering what is the window to get the good car deals.
     
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  3. JLMommy

    JLMommy Mouseketeer

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    I'm looking for August 2013 and finding the same thing. The best I've found so far is from Budget.. $355 from Aug 20-29.

    Check out rental car mama for their discount code.
     
  4. LuvOrlando

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    I have been looking myself and you are right they are high. My issue is I am bringing 2 of my children's teenage friends so I will need to behave as a family of 6, which I am just not used to doing. Getting to WDW isn't an issue but since our flight leaves really early to go home I need to bypass ME or wake up at 3am. Oddly when I went to the Alamo website I was shuttled to The Shades of Green as the only pick up site it saw (odd) and discovered that the prices there are much cheaper (yay). SO what we will possibly be doing is catching ME in but traveling over to SOG 3 days into the trip to pick up a week long rental for hundreds less than other places quoted, I saved a ressie but will cancel if I find something better, nearly $400 with taxes and all is a bit high but I never needed a minivan before so I don't really know what is good or not.

    In the past picking up at the Alamo at the Dolphin when at EPCOT did the trick but for me, not this time with the minivan

    I am also toying with a limo or something for just round trip to universal 2 days and back to MCO, I don't have any idea how to deal with 6 people. Its not easy
     
  5. momtojandj

    momtojandj Mouseketeer

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    I am watching as well for June rental car, hoping prices go down.
     
  6. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    Just booked 6/8, returning 6/14 - weekly rental

    National

    midsize car, emerald aisle

    code: 8572130 - Flying Blue/AirFrance/KLM

    coupon: $30 Entertainment electronic version

    $185.04:drive:

    crazy low compared to the $400+ rate earlier this week on the sites i checked

    OP - didn't see an 'official' rental car thread for June, 2013, via a search...why not change the title of this one?
     
  7. jamzmama

    jamzmama Earning My Ears

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    Sounds like you got a great deal. I'm looking for a deal myself. I would need a big enough car/van for 6 people. Hope they go down soon.
     
  8. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    for my week using the code without a coupon total is $304 for a minivan
     
  9. jamzmama

    jamzmama Earning My Ears

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    Wow that's a great deal! What code did you use? We actually need to rent a car for 10 days.
     
  10. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    see earlier post in thread for particulars;)
     
  11. grodgers49

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    We also got a minivan for 304.00 for June 15-22 with the KLM code. I haven't seen anything else close to that price.

    Q
     
  12. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    7-10 days before your trip. That is when the rental companys will release their last minute deals. I always wait to the last minute to book and for our last 4 trips I have only paid less than $100 for a mid size for a week with Alamo
     
  13. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    I check up until the day before and haven't had a rental under $100 for years plugging in all the popular code combos across several providers. The rate i have on current June res is less than i paid for either of our two trips in MCO in '12, so i'm happy enough but will keep checking.;)

    Regardless of codes/coupons, imo it's really dependent upon what size vehicle you require and if booking during popular times...even a couple days one way or the other is enough to make me cringe as to the difference in price during our annual Oct trip preceeding Columbus Day.:bitelip:
     
  14. travelcoupons

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    Yep, usually about Tuesday they come out with the next weeks discounts... http://www.rentalcodes.com/last_minute.html
    has a list that gets updated weekly.
     
  15. quagmire0

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    I've done some digging and I haven't found a better deal than the KLM code. Use it while it's hot! :rotfl: Had previously reserved a minivan for June @ $335. Noticed today it was $304 and rebooked. Going through the usual other channels (i.e. carrentals.com, and the rest), minivans are still ~$140+ higher.
     
  16. quagmire0

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    Also, I found a trick with the National website. I noticed that when I tried to cancel my previous reservation online, it was saying I couldn't do so. On accident, I just happened to have my cancellation page open (the one saying I couldn't cancel on nationalcar.com) and also opened another tab to create a new reservation. When I clicked to create the new reservation, I actually got a screen that told me my previous reservation was now cancelled - and got an email confirmation as well. Saved me a call. :D Closed the browser and went back in and created the new reservation with no problem.
     
  17. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    who knew?:thumbsup2 i always send an email to avoid having to call

    were you signed into your national account?
     
  18. ceecee

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    We paid $17.96 a day last year in June! This year it's $119 a day. I am trying to rent in Tampa and return in Orlando, maybe it's more that way???
     
  19. jamzmama

    jamzmama Earning My Ears

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    Where do you do you find this klm code?
     
  20. mickey2minnie1

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    I need to do the same thing. What:faint: sticker shock!!
     
  21. disneygal55

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    When I tried the code I got a fantastic rate for a minivan but...the code was for Jet Blue/Air France. It stated that right next to the price breakdown where the code discount was.
     

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