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Rental Car Strategy


Old Mar 10, 19, 9:45 pm
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Rental Car Strategy

I've posted several times on rental cars, and as I go to Vegas monthly, I've acquired some experience.

I rent a car for the whole stay if the price is good. I don't have to, as there is a reasonably-priced Budget location right across from my hotel where I can rent a day at a time if I want to get away from the property.

Rates really bounce around. I use carrentals.com and update the search regularly. In particular, NuCar will sometimes have very reasonable rates, but they may only last a few minutes. NuCar is an "off-airport" vendor, so you have to get to their location once you get to the rental car facility, but it's right across the street (even closer than Sixt) so you can walk it if you don't want to wait for a shuttle (although they do have a shuttle).

When I see a good rate I book it, but I never prepay it because the rate might go down.

I had been looking for rates for a 3-day stay in a couple of weeks, but it wasn't going much under $110. Yesterday it dipped down to $92 and I booked, but then an hour later it hit $80 so I booked that and cancelled the first. I'm still looking since I paid $77 for 4 days last month.

If you want a good rate, you just have to update your search regularly, and book right away if you see a decent rate because it might be gone 5 minutes later.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 2:29 am
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Where do you want to drive to in Vegas that you need a car for every day you are there?
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Old Mar 16, 19, 5:53 pm
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Besides carrentals.com, do you have costcotravel.com in your mix?
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 am
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I use autoslash.com when I'm renting a car. When you have made your reservations, go to autoslash.com and have them track your reservations for a lower price.
I used them last year and they saved me alot of money by finding me a cheaper quote. And it's free
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