Parents Weekend. Double Check Your Car Rental Rate: Prices have Plummeted.:)

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  1. MN-Dad-2016

    MN-Dad-2016 Member

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    Double check your car rate at DEN because the prices have plummeted.:)

    We arrive for Parents Weekend on Thursday and leave on Tuesday AM. Our original rates booked a couple months ago was $371 for the cheapest car on Travelocity. OUCH! But we paid over $400 last year. Double ouch!

    $371 was after the overpriced taxes tacked on... Fast forward to yesterday. We looked at Travelocity again and we found the rates to be in the low $200 range after tax. Then my wife went directly to Advantage car rentals website and got a compact for $171 after tax. For a midsized car it was only a few bucks more.

    The message being, double check your rates. Because as of yesterday, it was less than 1/2 the price.:shake: We prepaid on the Advantage Rental site to get the better savings.

    Good Luck! :)
     
  2. the tone

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    Thanks for that update. We've always used Hotwire for rental cars since we didn't really care what we drove since there's just the two of us for a few days. Wouldn't necessarily attempt that with hotels and plane trips, but cars are pretty straight forward and we generally get a good deal.
     
  3. ElSib

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    Did the same last year. This year I reserved one in March for $425, in early July got the same for $374 and, just last week got the same car (full size) for a weekly rate of $94.11 (total charge $145.11). All this was done thru Enterprise. In looking today, they're listing as "sold out" up thru premium.
     
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    Last year if memory serves me, we looked at the rates and they didn't drop. $145 after tax is a great rate. Good work.:thumb:
     
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    I found my best car rental rates on HOTWIRE.COM.
     
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    Went back and looked for the same car over the same time from the same company and save $80 over the five days. Cancelled the old reservation. Thanks for the advice to check!
     
  7. bigfanofmy3sons

    bigfanofmy3sons New Member

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    Rental cars

    If you're a Costco member, always rent from Costco.com, which usually has the best prices, according to a Travel column from a while ago. This post made me check our PW reservation and it was down $150! Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Thanks so much...just saved me $50 on a compact.......
     
  9. Hopefull Dad

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    Rental cars

    For "I" day, we did a "package deal" with an internet web site, and ended up paying over $500 for a compact. Went on line directly to Dollar a month ago for PW, and and got $150 weekly special. "Package Deals" ARE NOT ALWAYS THE BEST. Pays to shop around.
     

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