September 2017 Car Rental Watch

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  1. nuzmom

    nuzmom a real-life Merida

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    Dropped slightly... I think I listed the wrong coupon, I used AD2823JAZ, new rate - $259.96

    every little bit helps!
     
  2. DisneyDeb83

    DisneyDeb83 Mouseketeer

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    Have 2 reservations for 9 days, $243 with dollar and $261 with Hertz. Still hoping for price to come down but as we are about one month out I expect prices will start going up. We've never paid more than $150 with Alamo, though those trips were 7 days.

    Leaning towards Hertz as we've never used dollar before. We like to choose our own car. Can we do that with dollar?
     
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  4. jdb35633

    jdb35633 Earning My Ears

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    It's been about a year ago, but we did choose our own car with Dollar.
     
  5. ashleyrm

    ashleyrm DIS Veteran

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    Just booked a September trip. 9/27 - 9/30. Rates are high. It's just my daughter and I so we don't really need anything fancy, I'm just spoiled and usually get a full size. I can get National Emerald Aisle for $174.64. Best I could get with Dollar is a compact for $162.54. Dollar with Costco code and free upgrade coupon - Standard to Full Size. $169.40

    What happened to my days of $99 rentals? I guess I'll book the Dollar and keep checking back.
     
  6. richmo

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    Ashley, hang in there. I booked Dollar for Sept 20-24 for $52 base/$84.24 all in for a midsize last weekend, no coupons - just their City Special. It has since gone back up, but I think in the next month we'll see rates bouncing around, so keep checking! (If you haven't already, sign up for Dollar Express...you can do the online checkin and go straight to the garage, similar to Alamo and sometimes they'll let you pick a car from a row)
     
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  7. ashleyrm

    ashleyrm DIS Veteran

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    Thanks. Now that I have the trip booked, I'll be checking frequently. I already belong to all the rental company programs. Dollar city specials usually work out well for me.

    I also just found a full size with Budget for $168.23
     
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  8. 12disneybee

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    $419 total
    14 days mini van Alamo 9/6-9/19
    Costco and 2 other codes
    Very happy
     
  9. lilluv117

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    I just booked a last minute trip to Orlando for 9/9-9/12 and got an intermediate SUV through Alamo for $92. I went through Costco travel. It was their cheapest option... cheaper than the economy or compact options.
     
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  10. Napoleon Dynamite

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    I used AD2365FDN coupon with Alamo, takes $30 off, and used Costco, so I'm down to $192 for 5 days next month for a standard
     
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  11. andigomeep

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    $313 for a standard (so really full size) from Alamo booked on Costco, 9/2-9/14. Rates have only gone back up since then. It's not looking good for getting anything better.
     
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  12. bear74

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    yikes I checked Budget and Dolla and they both quoted me more then Alamo. Glad I booked my car when I did in April. It is currently twice the price I have booked.
     
  13. peteykirch

    peteykirch DIS Veteran

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    Guess I lucked out right now double checking Costco Travel for a rental.

    9/2 - 9/9 134$ for a midsize at Alamo
     
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  14. ashleyrm

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    Nice. Sometimes one can get a better deal when it gets closer to the date. I checked mine and it went down $3 so not really worth re-booking.
     
  15. rkwells

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    Thanks for posting. After I saw your post I checked Costco and got a standard car though Budget 9/6 - 9/11 for $136. :thanks:
     
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  17. ktate82

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    Just booked an intermediate SUV with Budget through Costco for Sept 29-Oct 14 for $370 plus a $20 gift card. My question is how much luggage room will we have? There will be two adults and two tweens. The example given is a Ford Escape. The pictures online look like it's decently sized for cargo area, or is it just the pictures making it look bigger than it really is?
     
  18. MegEliz

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    My dad has a new Ford Escape and the cargo area is pretty decent. Do you all have carry-ons or regular sized luggage? Worse case scenario, you can place bags in the back seat between the kids (even if it's a bit squishy from the airport, you're heading to Disney lol! :D)
     
  19. ktate82

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    Thanks! We will have at least two checked suitcases and a duffel. We strive to avoid carry ons and stick to back packs as it's easier in the airport. We will have to squish three times. From the airport, to Port Canaveral (Disney Cruise!), and then back to the airport so if we have to squish, it's ok. I just didn't want to reserve it, get there, and there be no way lol.
     
  20. friendoffigment

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    don't know if it's a glitch but just tried to rent from alamo for sept 16-24. they say there are no vehicles available for that time period. and i thought sept was low season
     
  21. DisneyDeb83

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    Must be a glitch, I just tried your same dates and was able to get prices. High, but still prices! Can't believe that prices have not come down yet.
     

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