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#11 Sarah

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    Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:26 AM

    Janet, you are so not kidding! It was funny because Jeff is not an aggressive driver, but he was apprehensive about me being the one driving even though I have a total lead foot and drive about 15 mph over the speed limit all the time. He was laughing at me because I was too scared to speed because I didn't want to end up in Mexican prison, but it was killing me to be in the slow lane with people zooming by!

    #12 MARIAELM

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      Posted 02 October 2006 - 01:01 PM

      Great review Sarah! The rental car and excursion details were especially helpful to me. I was leaning towards using Payless and am now going to book a rental car through them. Your pics were GREAT! I loved your dress and hair! You and your FI looked wonderful. I especially liked 71 & 74.
      MariaElena - 10/28/06
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      #13 Sarah

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        Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:43 PM

        Thanks MariaElena!
        I like those pics too. The Payless people were very nice, I was quite happy with their service. BTW, congrats on Member of the month!

        #14 TammyB

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          Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:52 PM

          Sarah,

          I looked on Payless's website and for their lowest level car it quoted me $200.00 a day. How the heck did you get $97.00 for a week?

          #15 Sarah

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            Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:38 PM

            I'm actually not sure...long story. In short, the dude at Thrifty told me he used to work for Payless and said he'd work something out for me. He took us over there, showed them the Thrifty quote and they gave me a car for the same price. I have no idea what their normal prices are. Maybe I just got lucky

            #16 TOESNTHESND

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              Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

              Are most of you booking a rental car through the company directly or a travel website as part of your flight and hotel package?

              #17 Janet

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                Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:47 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by TAMMYM
                Sarah,

                I looked on Payless's website and for their lowest level car it quoted me $200.00 a day. How the heck did you get $97.00 for a week?
                me too! How weird. I used Dollar back in June, as they had the lowest rates. We had to buy some extra insurance, but not all of it, since we showed that our credit card covered the rest. They were totally cool with it. Just make sure you have something in writing from your credit card, just in case.

                #18 Sarah

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                  Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:47 PM

                  When I originally booked my trip, it was WAY cheaper to book a car directly through Thrifty (even though I didn't end up using them) than it was to add it onto an Expedia package...

                  #19 MARIAELM

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                    Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:52 PM

                    After comparing at most company's official website, I found the best deals on Expedia. I found a Payless car for 10 days for about $105 with taxes. I'm going to jump on that! Because I'm a nerd, see the attached spreadsheet for my preliminary rental car research.

                     

                     

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                    #20 Sarah

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                      Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:53 PM

                      Janet and Tammy,
                      I just went to Payless' website and chose "San Jose Cabo Airport" Mexico as my destination, then chose an Economy Car. Interestingly, when I chose a week timeframe this month, the total was only $67 for the week for a Nissan Tsuru! However, when I put the week in of my wedding (in May) it quoted something like $1600 for the week! Crazy! Apparently, the thing to do is wait until the last minute with them, I guess...




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