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Old Jan 30, 11, 7:10 pm   #1
 
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Cheaper from Expedia (.ca) than Budget direct

I have an interesting rental coming up in HNL. I scoured my codes database (and those here) and couldn't come with anything for a standard on Budget.com for less than $360ish taxes incl. Expedia.ca (and only .ca - the .com and .co.uk/.de don't have this rate) had it for $245ish. It's a pre-paid rate, but fully refundable. Is this like a Hotwire-price rate with the benefit of refundability?

Anyone know what's the score? The only downside is no Fastbreak added to the rental, so I might have to stand in line; though the rental confirmation info said to hit the Fastbreak line anyway.

I'll make sure to check Expedia in the future -- it's not something I usually did, because they either were the same as Budget.com or way more expensive.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 4:34 pm   #2
 
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Same for me at PHX this next week - a solid 50% less at Expedia.ca than Budget. Wondering if I will be hit with any surprise charges at the counter?
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Old Mar 20, 11, 11:55 am   #3
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My guess would be you have to live in Canada to take advantage of these rates. Canadian dollar ration is different. As of today, $1.00 US dollar is to CA $1.01. They may want proof that you live there. Obviously you have to show a drivers license. I would careful on this one. You are right, you don't want any surprises at the check in counter.
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Old Mar 20, 11, 12:02 pm   #4
 
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Follow-up...absolutely no surprises for me in PHX a couple of weeks ago. All worked great, no issues, no extra charges. Their supplemental insurance was heavily promoted, but easily declined.
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Old Mar 21, 11, 2:40 am   #5
 
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Any suggestions on find a friendly Budget (or other) dealer in Boston (Logan is best) for a 1 way rental (SUV) to Hartford where we can avoid the drop / convenience fee?
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Old Mar 21, 11, 4:15 am   #6
 
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Budget usually doesn't have a separate drop fee like the discounters but a higher daily rate. Please post questions like this in the general Other thread so more people can give you input. I recommend checking Hertz neighborhood stores in the Boston suburbs.
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