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Great Budget rental price

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by cnorth3865, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. cnorth3865

    cnorth3865 Tourist

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    We will be in Vegas May 1 - 5. I had been checking car rentals using AAA and USAA and the prices were really high. I called Budget using our Fastpass Discount and they also accepted AAA. We got the 4 days for $102 for an economy car which included taxes. This was an $82 savings. I got this discount by calling them, not using the internet site.
     
  2. Birdie7

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    I went to Budget and used the Costco codes(offer codes
    Pay Now Rate
    Costco Online BCD W852802
    MUGZ044 35USD Off Weekly Rental/Paperless Coupon) and they let you prepay so that dropped it down to less than $116 for 6 days in the same week that you are going. We are going to attend the Mayweather Boxing Match. It's a 4 door cobalt. The last 50 plus times we've used Alamo but the rates say not to this time. I'm gonna try the $5 or $10 trick and see if that gets me an upgrade.

    Anyone on the board try the upgrade trick thru Budget? I've never been turned down thru Alamo.
     
  3. motownbob

    motownbob Low-Roller

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    Total Price

    That $116.00 that you found does not include taxes and fees, the total price is really $195. You have to go further into the booking process to get that price. Bob
     
  4. Birdie7

    Birdie7 Low-Roller

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    I did say I prepaid for it. I would know if it was $195. Lol...


    rate ( $ USD )
    car 98.43
    options 0.00
    fees & taxes 52.47
    coupon discount -35.00
    $ 115.90 TOTAL (USD)
    $ 115.90paid online
    $ 0.00 BALANCE USD
    DC rate terms
    5 day, 5 hour rental unlimited free miles 4 day 3 hour minimum rental required 5 day and 23 hour maximum rental required


    I thought it was a good deal for me anyway.:wave:
     
  5. motownbob

    motownbob Low-Roller

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    I checked in May for the same number of days and hours starting with May 1, and the price is much higher. The price drops just a few days later. Looks like you picked the right time to go! Bob
     
  6. xmarksx

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    I use the Costco code and then use paperless coupon UUGZ039 for a free upgrade.
     
  7. Busyman

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    Why doesn't anyone just try priceline first?

    You guys are paying about $25 a day but for economy.

    I remember paying $165 for 7 days on full-size car.

    Do people have something against priceline or something?
     
  8. Birdie7

    Birdie7 Low-Roller

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    It comes out to $19 a day for me plus a few pennies. What if there is a need to make a change in the pickup or drop off times? Will Priceline work with you?
     
  9. Busyman

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    Actually it's $22.25 a day and no, additional days would have to be added thru the rental company. If it's simply time, I never had a problem there unless I was way off.

    I'm not saying it's a bad deal but hell I was told by folks by bid was too high on priceline when I got my rental and that was full size. Your price was less than mine by about a dollar and it was economy.

    If you want to change dates around yeah definitely priceline isn't for you. Usually folks dates are pretty concrete. I always reserve my rental after I get my flight. When I have my flight set, that's a wrap unless something really catastrophic happens to make me change plans.

    I'm a bit amazed no one even tries priceline. It's like hey, take a shot with a low bid.....you might get it. It's logical. If you know what price you're getting otherwise, underbid it on priceline.
     
  10. bigal3967

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    What companies does priceline usually deal with. I dont want to rent from one of those companies off site that may have hidden charges.

    BigAl
     
  11. HallOfPromise

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    I just use Southwest.com to rent. You can compare rates easily. Priceline is the same but I just prefer the layout of Southwest. These sites are great for those you like to compare prices.

    To see which companies are at the Rental Car Facility, just click here - https://www.mccarran.com/Go/RentalCars.aspx

    Boom. See, I am frugal so I compare prices and shop around for coupon codes to get the best rates. For my upcoming trip this May I booked a 4-day compact for $49.50 with E-Z, which includes all taxes and fees. I booked before rates jumped, and I can cancel at anytime without a fee because I opted not to prepay. I've used E-Z before with no hassle at all so I can book with them again.

    More money to spend on the Strip!
     
  12. Busyman

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    You can specify that it be at the terminal facility.

    My last rental was with Avis and very hassle-free. Some have got an ultra-low cost with EZ but I also heard bad things about them (I think they are off-site).
     
  13. bigal3967

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    Ez actually has a decent deal at 130.00 for 4 days beginning June 26. What have you heard about them? Thanks!
     
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    EZ is on-site.

    https://www.mccarran.com/Go/RentalCars.aspx
     
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    I paid $134 after taxes for a fullsize for 6days/nights at Alamo and the lot guy let me take a brand new Chrysler 300C (premium upgrade) for same price. That is one of the best deals I have ever seen or heard of in Vegas- or anywhere rental car wise and I worked in that industry for 10 years. I booked and used the Costco discount code on their site.
     
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  16. Busyman

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    $22.33 per day. That's fantastic!
     
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