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Old 08-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #1366
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Mine start 8-30-- maybe there is still hope of dropping more
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #1367
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Mine start 8-30-- maybe there is still hope of dropping more
I check once or twice a day and earlier today the prices were outrageous!

So, as soon as you see someone post here go check right away!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #1368
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Has anyone posted the United Mileage Plus coupon? I'm already a member, but I have no idea what the code is...please help...
It should be on here: http://www.rentalcodes.com/airline_miles.html
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:13 AM   #1369
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Yeah! Thank you for the heads up Gina I just checked my rates again 8 days standard and saved $50.00!!! Total is now $140.84
You're welcome!!! And woohoo on the price drop!!!

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What are your dates?
Mine are August 23rd to 31st.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #1370
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Mine are August 23rd to 31st.
Gina, I guess you might want to go with the slightly larger (?) SUV, but did you see that Intermediate SUV (Ford Escape/similar) is $167/$239 for your dates at Budget?
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #1371
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Gina, I guess you might want to go with the slightly larger (?) SUV, but did you see that Intermediate SUV (Ford Escape/similar) is $167/$239 for your dates at Budget?
Thanks rich . We really don't need the standard SUV (a midsize would have been perfectly suitable) but the standard, up until a week ago, was way cheaper with Alamo than the midsize . After a bad Budget experience over Christmas (we were assigned a beat up, high mileage Ford Edge that had been smoked in and the cleaner/deoderizer gave our son an allergic reaction every time we drove somewhere), we would rather avoid Budget this time around and have the ability to pick a vehicle that has been less abused and smells better.

The Edge in December was so bad that the staff at the Budget at MCO must have looked up the vehicle after we took the online satisfaction survey that we received after we returned home. The manager actually contacted me after receiving the survey with a profuse apology to say they had reviewed our comments, identified that the vehicle was not up to their customary standards, and had subsequently retired said vehicle from their fleet. I thought the follow up was good customer service (and we were relieved that no one else would be subjected to that hunk of junk) we are sadly once bitten, twice shy. Alamo has given us good experiences so far, so its a favourite of DH's.

It was thoughtful of you to look up a more cost effective option for us, though!
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #1372
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The Edge in December was so bad that the staff at the Budget at MCO must have looked up the vehicle after we took the online satisfaction survey that we received after we returned home. The manager actually contacted me after receiving the survey with a profuse apology to say they had reviewed our comments, identified that the vehicle was not up to their customary standards, and had subsequently retired said vehicle from their fleet. I thought the follow up was good customer service (and we were relieved that no one else would be subjected to that hunk of junk) we are sadly once bitten, twice shy.
Wow, that brings up another difference between Budget and Alamo. Alamo would have also given you a credit on that rental or a future. In fact, if it had been Alamo and you mentioned it upon returning the car, they likely would have credited you on the spot. That has happened to me with Alamo three times: once I mentioned the fuel tank wasn't quite full -- they gave me an immediate $25 credit. Another time I mentioned that they should look at a tire because I had to put some air in it a couple times. I wasn't looking for anything, just wanted them to know about it. The agent checking me in gave me an immediate $30 credit. And the last time happened on my rental this month. I had a problem where my rate at checkin didn't match my confirmation rate. They not only made up the difference, but credited me another $20 or so for my "trouble". Very nice customer service from Alamo.

And I remember when Alamo was the most hated rental agency in Orlando. I'm going back to the days before they were onsite and had the "world's largest rental facility" offsite. Nightmarish lines there... Times have changed.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #1373
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Wow, that brings up another difference between Budget and Alamo. Alamo would have also given you a credit on that rental or a future. In fact, if it had been Alamo and you mentioned it upon returning the car, they likely would have credited you on the spot. That has happened to me with Alamo three times: once I mentioned the fuel tank wasn't quite full -- they gave me an immediate $25 credit. Another time I mentioned that they should look at a tire because I had to put some air in it a couple times. I wasn't looking for anything, just wanted them to know about it. The agent checking me in gave me an immediate $30 credit. And the last time happened on my rental this month. I had a problem where my rate at checkin didn't match my confirmation rate. They not only made up the difference, but credited me another $20 or so for my "trouble". Very nice customer service from Alamo.

And I remember when Alamo was the most hated rental agency in Orlando. I'm going back to the days before they were onsite and had the "world's largest rental facility" offsite. Nightmarish lines there... Times have changed.
We've had great rentals from Alamo so far. Our only complaint has been the long lines at the counter, but we are hoping to improve on that for this rental by doing the online check-in and using the kiosk.

I had no idea they used to be offsite. I just learned something new today .
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Aug. 2012...Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and more
Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
**Christmas 2012 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3041415
Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #1374
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Wow, that brings up another difference between Budget and Alamo. Alamo would have also given you a credit on that rental or a future. In fact, if it had been Alamo and you mentioned it upon returning the car, they likely would have credited you on the spot. That has happened to me with Alamo three times: once I mentioned the fuel tank wasn't quite full -- they gave me an immediate $25 credit. Another time I mentioned that they should look at a tire because I had to put some air in it a couple times. I wasn't looking for anything, just wanted them to know about it. The agent checking me in gave me an immediate $30 credit. And the last time happened on my rental this month. I had a problem where my rate at checkin didn't match my confirmation rate. They not only made up the difference, but credited me another $20 or so for my "trouble". Very nice customer service from Alamo.

And I remember when Alamo was the most hated rental agency in Orlando. I'm going back to the days before they were onsite and had the "world's largest rental facility" offsite. Nightmarish lines there... Times have changed.
I remember those days well, Rich. Back when it was owned by Vanguard and the owner's before them. They were horrible. Things began to change for the "much better" when Enterprise bought them.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #1375
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We've had great rentals from Alamo so far. Our only complaint has been the long lines at the counter, but we are hoping to improve on that for this rental by doing the online check-in and using the kiosk.

I had no idea they used to be offsite. I just learned something new today .
Yep, they used to be on Narcoose (sp) road.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #1376
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We've had great rentals from Alamo so far. Our only complaint has been the long lines at the counter, but we are hoping to improve on that for this rental by doing the online check-in and using the kiosk.

I had no idea they used to be offsite. I just learned something new today .
I was told that if you do online check in you do not need to use the kiosk. Just bring paperwork to the garage.
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I was told that if you do online check in you do not need to use the kiosk. Just bring paperwork to the garage.
And THAT would be even better!!
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Jan. 2009....onsite at POR: all 4 Disney Parks
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Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
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Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #1378
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Hi just a question if you could help what codes did you use to receive this price on a suv from budget thanks
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Hi just a question if you could help what codes did you use to receive this price on a suv from budget thanks
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I always have a hard time checking prices with Alamo I am a member but I usually rent elsewhere because it is difficult checking prices using codes and coupons. Do others have troubles or is it me thanks
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