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We’re updating the Unofficial Guide’s Orlando rental car coverage to see which rental companies have the best deals for the remainder of 2010, including Christmas and Thanksgiving. The full article should be done in about two weeks, but here’s a quick preview of the best discounts we’ve found. We compared on-site and off-site rental companies using discount codes found on Mousesavers.com, for economy, mid-size and minivan vehicles, for one week Saturday-to-Saturday stays each month for the rest of 2010, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The fastest way to the cheapest rates appears to be this:
1. Start with Thrifty’s airport location (airport code MCO) with corporate discount number 004C005932. Typical savings are around $40 per week versus other companies, but we’ve seen as much as $250 per week during holidays. Thrifty has the cheapest rates for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010 as of now.
2. Next, check Dollar at the Orlando airport (MCO), using MouseSavers discount code KISSE.
3. If getting the absolute rock-bottom price is critical, check Budget’s DoubleTree location at the Downtown Disney Resort Area with discount code W810011. Budget offers free local transportation to and from this location and you can occasionally save $10 to $30 on a weekly rental here versus the airport.
If you’re aware of any other deals or discount codes, especially for summer and holidays, let us know. Thanks!