All Car Hire Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2018
None of my Navigation are outdated always updated and I do have TomTom on iPhone to (highfive)
No problem for a phone, you just need the right navigation apps that allow for navigation offline.. Eeeeeasy and you dont need some outdated tom tom rubbish! (popcorn)
The Tomtom promotion is a complete con, I tried to use the so called £300 voucher after purchasing a Tomtom, tried to book a rental car on the website but they still wanted the full amount, the voucher was 100% useless. This is a fraud IMO.
Why TomTom is great I drove from London to Kusadası for long journey a phone is not good (highfive)
Never use tomtom as apple and Google maps are so good .
Yeah agree they are but its still busy. I find the very tail end of August and into September is good. October though I personally prefer. Has the right balance all around.
As I said, many staff volunteer to be at the resorts because of how safe it is to be there - this came from the mouths of the very people who were there at the time. Yes, there are people who have families to look after. Yes, a hurricane is terrible to have to live through. Yes, tourists go there without a care in the world. But if tourism stopped, so would the money coming in, hence the livelihoods of the majority of the local area would take a huge hit. You also have to remember that whilst the resorts remain open, all the parks were closed down. This allows for the majority of staff to be at home with their families. And with the reduced number of visitors over the 10 days or so surrounding the hurricane, fewer staff would be required than normal.
I’ve family who live in Florida, and your best time was their worse. Imagine the poor staff wanting to be at home with their families whilst a handful of tourists jollied about without a care in the world
Sadly nearly £800 for 2 :(
I went last year during Irma. We arrived on the Wednesday, Irma hit on Sunday night. It was simply the BEST time to go. Planes stopped landing a couple of days after we arrived, which meant fewer guests arriving, and locals were preparing to knuckle down through the bad weather. This meant that all the parks were empty. We literally walked straight onto every single ride* without a single second queued up behind other people, no matter the time of day. We queried a cast member in Epcot about queue time for Frozen Ever After. He said it would be about an hour long at this time of day. We got there and walked straight onto the ride. We were staying at a Disney hotel however, which I highly recommend for many reasons, but mostly during hurricane season due to the building regulations they have to adhere to - many staff members volunteer to work during hurricanes so they know they'll be in a safe place. We did have 2 days down time in the hotel due to parks closing for the wind, but that was little price to pay for going to Disney/Universal without crowds. *New Avatar and King Kong rides excluded.
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You like it cold then? Weather is usually great. Although I'd agree that you should avoid September if you don't want to risk hurricanes. Vey rare for parks to be closed but they do suspend rides every now and again until a storm blows over. This is a great price for summer hols (£1k each for flights alone for us next week), although around here we're back to school 3 September.
This won't apply to everyone but Bluelight card holders / civil servants with access to Edenred discount scheme can get a further 4% off. It does involve purchasing a gift card and then ringing TC to take the payment from the gift card and refund your original payment method but it's worth it on this kind of spend. Once purchased the gift card can be reloaded as and when needed. At least once a year the discount increases to 8%. It can be used in conjunction with the discount codes on the TC site and TCB as it is totally seperate. Hope this helps some people
We go every other July/August for 5 weeks and it's incredible. Use a little common sense and the heat is more than bearable.
We went in August last year and strongly advise against it. It was excruciatingly hot and humid during the day, making Disney world even more insufferable, followed by heavy thunderstorms almost every evening. To round it off, we only just missed the hurricane on our way out. I'd recommend avoiding the entire US Mexican gulf area in July-August- better off going during Easter holidays.
Even with the so called discount the prices are coming up extortionate...
Indeed, not a very well paid job. Hopefully a win win though. The various companies have fleets of cars belonging/allocated to airports and they need the cars to be returned to their home bases. It is a days salary, petrol and return fare home for an employee to get it back to an airport.
Is this the worst paid job in the gig economy? You actually have to pay to work and will possibly get charged thousands!
And if you get a scratch on it, pay for the respray!
my credit card CVV is 072 and expire on 12/27
Sounds like a clever way for them to return/rebalance their fleet after one-way rentals, instead of paying fuel and wages for staff to drive cars around between locations, let customers pay you a quid and do it for you 😁
Thank you for the warm welcome, already warming up (highfive)
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How the hell is it getting so cheap? I would book this for me, the mrs and the daughter and pretend kid #2 totally exists but is forever in the bathroom... Better than paying over double for just the three of us.
There are errors and then there are errors, like flight glitches that have been honoured. This is just a cheap late deal and I'd be very, very surprised if it was an error. It's been on the site more than 24 hours now and still available so if they were going to pull it, they would have done already. Florida prices have been dropping and it's becoming common to see packages like this sub £300pp.
We got a similar deal back in January. We were able to book and pay in full but then got a call within 5 days to say it was a website error and that they would refund in full. They sent me the t&c’s and it stated they had every right to cancel and refund. This will be the same. 100%
You can. Booked holiday last year and couldn’t take my son from previous relationship (long story) but 5 tickets booked 4 flew. Nobody asked anything (why would they when a ticket has been paid for)
i've got some cardboard cutouts I made earlier you can borrow if you want.
Always wanted to visit Iceland
That’s where mums go isn’t it?
Honestly, for a trip to Iceland, you will find eating out is very expensive and supermarkets are also very expensive. Really, my recommendation is to bring food from home you can easily cook in your room.
So how about some helpful tips on eating out - or eating in? In Norway I found supermarkets were cheaper than expected, but bars and restaurants in the main towns were pretty expensive - so we ate in more than usual.
Thanks a lot, are there any direct flights to North Cyprus?? I assume they would be cheaper.
Kyrenia is the most obvious option to research first, but there are other places to explore, too. Northern Cyprus is currently less over-run with tourists than the South is. It's also cheaper, as they use the Turkish Lira rather than the Euro. It's advisable to fly in to Larnaca and get a Northern Cyprus based firm to taxi you over from LCA to your hotel or car rental office in the North.
Where exactly would you recommend??
How do you get this deal I can’t seam to get it fir less than about £499 per perso
Good to see a deal for family of 5.
Hi we brought ours in advance as it was cheaper and buying them in advance ment we got the Disney memory maker and fast track for some rides, where as if we brought them in Florida we wouldn’t have got that. I found ticket prices online and Thomas Cook matched them. And we used uber over there to get to the Disney parks as it was cheaper than the bus or taxi
It's expensive no matter where you buy the tickets and there's no way around it either, if you want to go to the park you have to pay the (astronomical) price. When we went last June we bought from https://www.attraction-tickets-direct.co.uk/ but have a look about as the companies that sell the tickets often try to outdo each other with perks or free add ons.
Hi, would you be able to advise on where is the best place to buy park tickets from? In advance or at the parks or do you know any websites? Kind regards
We stayed at coco keys last year and had a fantastic time, great location for getting to Disney and universal, they even put on a free bus to universal
Us too, we'd have booked if it didn't eat into term.
(lol) bless you!
Well you learned how to use the word “literally” at least. Didn’t think it’d hurt your feelings so much though.
Hahaha yip! And I'm well impressed with myself, literally.
No, that was sarcasm. As in, PC culture. Where everyone’s offended. Jokes aren’t as funny when you have to explain them. Also, did you actually just dig up a 3 week post to try and get your own back? I really struck a nerve didn’t I?
Just booked a £1 hire to get from London to Stansted airport - will certainly be cheaper (and easier, from where we live) than getting public transport. Don't know why this is expired...
Had bad experience with Europecar Preston. I never got my car when and where I wanted and had to catch a 1hr30 min bus home instead of a 20 min car go. All I got was 'it's not an exact science'!
You are glass half full kinda a guy :)
How do you know what size of car you will get?
So why pay a pound?
20% off with MSE03 https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-car-hire#insurancetrick
Does it make a difference if you have your own insurance before u go?
Collision damage waiver.Been 3 times to Florida but booked everything separate Eg flights hotel car.These package holiday car hire are very basic with little or no protection for damage and once you add it on at the pick up desk they will have your pants down. Plenty of sites advising on best route to go ,we just booked direct with hire co,and refused the key and tyre etc damage excess .It worked out cheaper than just the excess alone added on likes of this deal .
No worries thanks hun x
Whats cdw? Going for 1st time in august and need a bit more knowledge regarding car hire!
Check small print on car hire as these bundled deals can be more expensive car hire wise than booking it separately once they add the cdw on.
Here is the direct link with a choice of companies. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-car-hire#insurancetrick
You can buy stand stand alone CDW here in the UK for europe and world wide. Check out www.moneysavingexpert.com . I looked on there last night and for 5 days it was about £15 for £6000 cover. You can buy an annual policy for under £40.
The add-ons are very expensive. Even with the £50 off I can find cheaper elsewhere if I'm adding say a second driver or additional insurance to cover excess
How to use this? Just tried. Doesn’t work. Cold
Don't let the bed bugs bite!
If you are big Disney fans, I'd say there is enough to keep you occupied for two weeks just with Disney, what with the 2 water parks and the 4 main Disney parks. Universal is incredible but I'd say that there isn't going to be much there for a toddler to enjoy. Experiencing the Universal rides with another adult is half of the fun. Seaworld is just so-so and Busch Gardens is mostly big thrill rides, so again, not terribly toddler friendly. Disney is so big that there is no way that you can see and do everything in two weeks, not if you also want to enjoy some down time and not be on the go morning to night, which is almost impossible with a 2 year old I expect!?! Perhaps go with the Disney ticket, spend as much time there as you wish to and if you feel like you need something different, go to Universal for a day or two, purchasing tickets on the day. It's very easy to get caught up in it all and think that you need to tick off everything that Orlando has to offer in one trip (we were totally guilty of that our first trip and funnily enough this is the trip we remember the least about). My advice is not to try to see it all, take the time to take it all in, have some down time and remember that it is a holiday – You can always go back again!
Is this Disney ticket enough for 2 weeks? Just looking at the tickets that are £500+ and seem to include a lot more parks and wonder if that’s better for 2 weeks? 2 adults going with a 2.5yr old
Can you type that in larger font? Bit blurry on the app lol
With a car, both coasts are only 90 mins away. Even if you avoided theme parks, 2 weeks in Orlando leaves lots of opportunities to have a fantastic time. Even just chilling by the pool while the rest of the hotel residents are out all day
Amazing price did this last year and there is so much to see and do we ended in Vegas but this is great price for anyone looking to do this. Great effort op
Hmm. Perhaps it's just Cruise America's policy then. They needed to see our flight details!
What?? Always just walked from baggage collection to car rental desk and driven straight off.
Heat for huge amount of effort! I've done this trip in an RV with some friends and I couldn't recommend it enough. Be aware that they don't normally let you pick up your car the same day you land though, due to potential jet lag.
Have some heat for a great trip at a great price, did this last year add Yosemite if you can awesome
Wonderful, thanks for posting a new code. They always seem to release another one when one has expired. Let me know how you get on. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. It's a beautiful country.
The code for 13% off has expired but managed to use AFFVCCOUK02 for 12% off instead. Also potential 10% on Topcahback for hotels via ebooker. Thanks so much myself and my girlfriend have been wanting to visit iceland for ages but could not justify 700-800 for hotels!
WizzAir are the worst airline we've ever travelled on. Wife got stuck in Poland for 4 days and I got stuck in Poland for 2 days a few months later. Both without explanation and zero compensation.
Yes we used our card for everything, infact I don't even recall using any cash! Filling up with fuel at 1am in the morning, nowhere is manned for fuel especially in the Westfjords.
Also worth mentioning as a top tip. Get a good foreign rate credit card. you categorically DO NOT need cash here. All cash points charge to withdraw if using a foreign card, but everywhere accepts card. Even the parking meters don't have coin slots but do have credit card slots. I saw cash once in the time I was there and the guy taking it looked almost surprised. I didn't need cash once at all in the whole week I was there. Very handy.
Got my Mrs studying her last degree year abroad in Kerkyra so pay 50 quid for a return flight, take hand luggage (its enough for a guy) and stay with her. Literally the most unique deal on Earth (:I but for you normal people this is smoking hot. Stunning place, great weather, such a better way of life generally, would move there if the economy wasn't so lacking, honestly.
Has anyone ever booked a holiday through Expedia? Just wondering on people's thoughts. Thanks
Three adults, been to a club like that ;)
Menage a trois? (cheeky)