We are flying into Tampa on Dec 21st. Where do wevrent a car?
Right at the airport.
Any particular chain?
Would be best to have a reservation before you leave on the trip. Search the websites of the regulars for the best rate.
I have had great results with last minute rentals through Hotwire. We have gotten rates as low as $8 or $9 per day with the reputable firms that they use.
Since you will be renting during a holiday period, you may find it hard to get a discount due to blackout dates. Try using some of the codes found at www.mousesavers.com
I have had success with Dollar and Budget during the holidays.
Find your lowest price now and book it. You can always cancel without any penalty, even up to the day of arrival. (I don't know if this works with Hotwire, though. It does work on Expedia, Travelocity and with each of the rental car companies). Since it is a Holiday period I suspect the prices will only be going up, not down, but you might get lucky.
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