May 2017 Car Rental Thread

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by richmo, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

    Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina DIS Veteran

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    I have a full size booked with Alamo for April 29th to May 6th, pick up & drop off at FLL, 8 days for $150.49 total.

    Used Costco code and $25 coupon.

    I also have an SUV booked with the same codes and coupons, for $228.
     
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  2. Cloudy

    Cloudy Earning My Ears

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    Rates for me jumped significantly on my routine check today.

    Minivan 5/6/17-5/16/17
    Picking up at MCO dropping off at RSW

    I have booked:

    Alamo for $439, Now $714
    Thrifty for $361, Now $422

    Yikes
     
  3. richmo

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    Not at all surprising. Be glad you have something booked, especially since you have one of the non-standard classes. More than likely they'll drop again sometime in April...whether below what you already have remains to be seen. (Keep an eye out for $179/$199 wk minivan or SUV specials)
     
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  5. Familytradition

    Familytradition Earning My Ears

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    I have been looking since December of last year for our upcoming trip in May. Last year we got a mid size from Dollar for $112.00 taxes going in the month of May ...... does anyone know what is going on with the prices right now ?? At last check, for the week of May 12-19 Dollar has a compact for $383 and Alamo has a Mid size for $407/week....by the time you convert that to Canadian Dollars it's over $500.00 for the week. :furious:
     
  6. richmo

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    I wouldn't panic. I'd feel better if you had grabbed something at a lower price a month or two ago, but I'm also pretty confident that there will be a rate drop for your time period. With any luck, I think you'll definitely be under $200 once you leave. Just put a hold on the least expensive option you can find, and keep looking. Rates could change anytime, but really keep an eye out once mid-April hits.
     
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  7. CheapRunnerMike

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    If you live in Canada try this...make sure 'Resident of Canada' is selected on Alamo.com. I just tried your dates and this is what I got;

    Coupon AD3868JST ($25 off)
    Disney AP Code
    Product Code AS1 (log in as an Alamo Insider)
    Compact $111.87 USD Total

    Even without the AP code it still only comes to $123.35 USD Total, much better than $383/$407

    This has only worked for me, but if you are in Canada as well it might work for you too! Worth a try anyways, we need to save every penny we can with our Canadian dollar the way it is :(
     
  8. Familytradition

    Familytradition Earning My Ears

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    I tried it. You're right ! Thank you sooo much. Like you said every penny counts with our dollar being so bad !
     
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  9. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    Prices for me just keep dropping. I am now down to:

    $150 for a full size (Alamo, with costco code and $25 coupon)
    $172 for a premium (Dollar, no codes/coupons)
    $182.50 for an SUV (Thrifty, booked via carrentalsavers.com)

    April 29th to May 6th inclusive (8 days), pick up/drop off at FLL
     
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  10. KalamityJane

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    I have similar dates, so this is good to know!
     
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  11. lovesdumbo

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    I don't know why I waited to just now to book a car I bought my airfare in December. I prefer Alamo. I tried using AP code but it was crazy expensive. I tried Costco but I don't have a membership and Orlando Magic was same rate. I assume I don't need a card or anything with Orlando Magic as I booked it with a link right from the visit Orlando site.

    I used coupon AS3868JST and the cheapest I could book was a 7 passenger mini van for 1 week plus 2 hours all in was $257.72. I don't need a mini van for just me but it was the cheapest and that's what I drive at home so at least I'm used to it. I'll keep checking for something smaller and cheaper....
     
  12. Maxie86

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    I almost always am able to get a better rate a couple days before my trip. Don't give up. They will probably never ask to see the Orlando Magicard but you can print one off their website for just in case. I have never been asked for it but take it in case they do.
     

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