April 2018 Car Rental Watch

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  1. k5thbeatle

    k5thbeatle DIS Veteran

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    Just got a good deal for a luxury car through Costco with Alamo for a week rental!
     
  2. Tinknalli

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    Make sure you are allowed to drive it to Florida. Any car I have ever rented the contract only allows you to drive in states that border the state rented in.
     
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  4. lucigo

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    Thank you I will check on this. I did call our local Hertz to ask them if I could leave my car there and mentioned we would be taking a trip to FL. He didn't mention anything about restrictions, but I will read the fine print!
     
  5. lucigo

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    I talked to Hertz to make sure and it is unlimited miles and I can take it to FL, no problem. It would be worth it for you all to check out the AAA rate, for me it was so much lower that it would have been worth buying a AAA membership if I didn't already have it.
     
  6. emilymad

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    Our price dropped by $10 with Alamo for 4/12-4/21. Not much but any price drop is a help.
     
  7. Kim&Chris

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    That's great. I just checked and our reservation jumped nearly $50.00 for the week after Easter.
     
  8. toandjo

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    Do you need to show an actual coupon for the Alamo $25 off coupon code? Our 11day rental in May works with this code, got a full size for $363.
     
  9. wings91

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    AD3868JST $25 off speciality
    AD2823JAZ $25
     
  10. musika

    musika Everybody wants to be a cat.

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    I'm guessing codes like this can't be used on the Costco Travel site? I don't see a spot for them...
     
  11. nelsonkg

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    $316 Alamo for the third week in April, eight days, Standard SUV, is the best I have so far ID 7016220 Coupon AD2365FDN
     
  12. ashleyrm

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    Just booked with Dollar: 4/19 - 4/23

    Rental Time: 1 Week at $139.86 per week. Unlimited mileage.
    Rate Code: RWUW5
    Total Base Rate: $139.86 USD
    Unlimited Miles
    Fees and Surcharges
    Cust Facility Chrg ($3.50 Per Day)
    $12.50
    Concession Fee Rec (10%)
    $14.50
    Florida Surcharge ($2.02 Per Day)
    $10.10
    Energy Surcharge ($1.49)
    $1.49
    Tourism Fee (2.6%)
    $3.64
    Taxes
    State Tax (6.5%)
    $11.84

    Total Est. Mandatory Charges
    $54.07
    Approx. Total
    $193.93
     
  13. supamaki

    supamaki Drinkin' around the world!

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    This advice applies to any time you want to book a rental car. Use Autoslash.com to price out your options. It will direct you to Priceline to book your car, then when you get to the price breakdown, you will open enough drop-down menus to expose the promo codes Priceline is using. Then check and see if you can beat the price by booking directly through the rental car company's site. If you get a better or same rate directly, you should always choose that over Priceline. That way you can use Hertz Gold, or National's Emerald, etc, etc and skip the lines and hopefully get an upgrade. The best part is, after you book, enter that booking information back into Autoslash, which will continue searching for better deals for you, emailing you whenever it finds one.
     
  14. Day-Day

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    When I go through the initial process at autoslash to search for a rental, I get a request for my name and email address and it states the quote will be emailed to me.

    ETA: I clicked on the "Coupons" on top of the page and was directed to Priceline after searching and selecting coupons for my dates.
     
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  15. ashleyrm

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    Thanks for this. I just saved $10 on my February rental. Only about a $6 difference for my April rental so I'll let my Dollar rental ride for now as I have a lot more reward points with them than with Hertz.
     
  16. supamaki

    supamaki Drinkin' around the world!

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    Yes, they will email you the rates they find. If you click on one of them it will bring you to the booking page with the codes they used
     
  17. davper

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    Yeah, I am not seeing any codes.
     
  18. supamaki

    supamaki Drinkin' around the world!

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    Once you get the email, follow the link. It will open a list of Priceline rentals, click one of them, and it will open a new page. Then choose the rental you want, and click "Book It". Once the site builds your reservation scroll down to where it says "Rewards Points and Discounts (optional)"
    Inside that is where the codes are.
     
  19. davper

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    So you have to actually book the reservation to see it.
     
  20. supamaki

    supamaki Drinkin' around the world!

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    Yeah, I'm gonna let you figure that out on your own
     
  21. davper

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    Helpful
     

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