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Old 12-13-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Is it worth the extra fees to do this rather than getting one from inside the city. On my 2 week trip to Alaska it will cost about $100 extra.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Youu have to deduct the costs of transportation to and from the lot in the city but other than that it's a matter of time and convenience and only you can determine to value of that to you.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:35 AM
 
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old_cold is right, you must factor in all costs- including those of getting you to another rental place.

I picked up at PHX and 40% of my bill was the extra taxes/fees associated with just the airport surcharges.

Just do some digging around with coupon codes.

Any organization you are affilated with?
Wyndham Rewards- free to join.
Choice Hotels- free to join.
Thru your bank, car insurance...the list goes on.

My $187.99 car rental ended up being $82.57. Every few days I'd go to the dot com and plug in coupon codes.... it worked!

Happy saving!
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Youu have to deduct the costs of transportation to and from the lot in the city but other than that it's a matter of time and convenience and only you can determine to value of that to you.

Very wise advise! Also if you have a Sam's Club, BJ's or Costco membership see if you can swing a discount there.

I save so much in Hawaii, that I actually got the insurance. $8.00 thru Sam's verses $12.95 at the counter.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Thanks for all the tips, never thought of all of those.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It's about $25 one way between the aiport and downtown Anchorage, if you want to factor that in.
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