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EXPIRED - 2 day weekend car rental

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by my sullary, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. my sullary

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    EXPIRED possibly and some on other sites are reporting their reservation has been cancelled or that a "certificate" of some sort is required at the counter. If you booked under this code you should probably be sure to go with a back-up reservation as discussed earlier. The facts are unclear at this time so proceed with caution at least until renters this coming weekend can report back.

    Seems too good to be true but I was able to reserve with no credit card info.
    Hope someone here can use this "freebie" as well.

    AVIS "FREE" 2 day weekend car rental using code TUEA002 in most cities including Las Vegas for rental dates to 6/30/2013. You must pay tax/fees which amount to just $5.43 for my full size car at Bellagio. Airport tax/fees will be higher of course or if you book more than 2 days. Full pay rate would have been $164.

    Coupon Code: TUEA002
    AVIS website is:

    http://www.avis.com/car-rental/avisHome/home.ac

    When you see the higher (regular) quote, click on it and the next screen shows the discounted price. Credit card was not required to confirm reservation.
     
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  2. BreakEven

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    Coupon - 2 Reward Weekend Days

    Most people will not be able to take advantage of this deal.
     
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  3. Birdie7

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    Why is that? I arrive on a Saturday and reserved it for pickup at the airport and will return it in 48 hrs for a cost of $13.00 and pickup another car from another far rental company then at the best deal I can get for the rest of our stay.

    The only question I have is where did you get the coupon cod from? I'm not worried but just asking. I'm a curious type fellow.:beer:
     
  4. my sullary

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    I have to disagree with you about the rewards because so many are reporting
    making the reservations but there are no guarantees I guess. Having never rented from Avis, I do not have any "rewards" but I have my emailed confirmation which gives me some assurance this is legit.

    If it tanks I lost nothing but if I don't give it a shot I gain nothing. If you are worried they could cancel it's worth making a back-up reservation since you don't have to pay up front and you can cancel as usual.

    I did say it seems too good to be true but it seems I have nothing to lose so why not take advantage of the offer.

    Your input is appreciated and further details will be welcome.
     
  5. mjames1229

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    Good gravy, it worked!

    May 11 thru 13 for a TOTAL of $13.96. Thank you for listing this. :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

    But I am still keeping my other reservation through Advantage (for $42 complete), just in case. :whistle:
     
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  6. my sullary

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    Code is from another website that's reporting many positive results reserving cars with the code.

    I am picking one up locally just for the fun of it in another week. May even opt for smaller car to save gas for the weekend long trips which could save more than the cost of the rental.

    This is not just for las Vegas.
     
  7. BreakEven

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    You don't qualify for use of the code. It's for specific users in specific circumstances (reported online as certain Amex Platinum cardholders, but it's not clear which ones).

    Source appears to be some random blog. That user said they found it online.

    You can make all of the reservations you want. Prepay away even. The rubber hits the road when you go to check out. The odds that you will get a rental car for close to 0 are...well, close to zero :evillaugh

    Agree with the suggestion of having a backup reservation, but if you know it's too good to be true, then you're really sticking it to Avis by making a reservation that you won't use.
     
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  8. VegasDave

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    thanks! don't need a car but can be handy to have for my trip! got the $5 rate for two days while at the mirage may 11-13. will report back
     
  9. DOUBLE B

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    Thanks---just changed 4 reservations and cut $ in half.
     
  10. sco5123

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    Not sure why mine was not as cheap but I think they charged me for an extra night because I arrive midnight saturday. $38 apr20-22


    Thanks!!
     
  11. DOUBLE B

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    I pre-paid to and got additional discount----just a little more and they would be paying "me" to drive their car.
     
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    wow, worked for me as well (Apr 19-21)

    can anyone report upon returning the vehicle if they were charged additional $$$? anyone disallowed the use of the coupon code at the desk?

    I'm really curious because I wasn't planning on renting a car, but for a couple of bucks I might use it for a drive off strip
     
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    Is anyone receiving this message.

     
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    Yes, I got that message too. Too late to jump on this one. Oh Well.
     
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    so what does this mean, those who used it online (before it was denied) in their quote will also need to present it?
     
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    Tried this in Milwaukee to maybe a test drive a car for the weekend that I've been looking at. I got the following error message: "This coupon can not be applied to online reservations. Please present this coupon at the counter."
     
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    I booked 4 reservations this am without a problem, but now I get the message "must present coupon at checkin".
     
  18. jr7110

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    There is a big discussion going on about this Avis deal at Slickdeals.net

    One of the posters said:

    tuna629 ( 234 ) Mar. 27, 2013 at 12:23pm
    I just got a call from my local Avis, telling me that the coupon is only valid if I have a physical copy of the coupon, and that the coupon has been used "fraudulently" (by me). He told me that he will cancel the order. He was VERY rude and hung up right afterwards. Oh well.


    Another said that a physical coupon must be presented at the counter, otherwise you will be charged FULL PRICE. These coupons must be something that is specifically sent to select customers. I don't think they are printable off the internet from what is being said:

    treepuppy ( 19 ) Mar. 27, 2013 at 12:40pm
    Just called..
    they said that certificate must be presented in person, otherwise will be charged full price. Glad I held off on booking



    Here is the thread if anyone is interested in reading more - I think it is better to know now, than get to the counter thinking you have a free reservation and get charged full price because you don't have a physical coupon in hand:

    http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/92074/avis-rent-a-car-avis-two-day-weekend-car-rental?page=47#comments
     
  19. saintpauljeff

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    I went out to cancel the reservation...and Avis says this, without even notifying me

    "This Reservation has already been cancelled."

    Tools. If you're going to auto cancel I'd at least notify people.
     
  20. JWBlue

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    I am pretty sure I read somewhere that on the coupon that has the code it says that the coupon needs to be presented at the time of reservation.

    Party of me doesn't blame AVIS for cancelling without informing customers. Then again, it is not the customer's fault for using a coupon he or she thought was valid.
     
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