(Closed) When to book car rentals??

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Since you can usually cancel car reservations without penalty, I reserve a car early at the best price I can find. Periodically leading up to the trip, I’ll check to see if I can find a car at a better rate. If I can, I cancel the existing reservation and reserve at the lower rate. This takes a little more effort, but worked well for us when we went to Hawaii. Just make sure that you check the rental company’s cancellation policy before reserving if you go this route. The big, national rental companies don’t have penalties for cancellations, but smaller companies might.

Post # 4
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I do the same thing owlbride does.

When I booked a rental car for my Destination Wedding in Maui, Darling Husband was insistent on getting a convertible.  I found that the best rate was to wait for a last minute deal from Alamo (which they always seemd to have one for Hawaii).

I’ve also heard of people getting good deals through Costco for Hawaii car rentals.

Post # 5
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We booked our car rental pretty early, just because we have our travel dates, so why not?!  I didn’t see the point in waiting, since we had our travel arrangements made.  We booked through a local Maui rental, so the price was pretty low.  $250 for a week.  I doubt we’ll find better than that, so we just booked it and now it’s off the to-do list.  😛

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