Category Archives: TruPrice Internet Web Site

Thank You For Your Patience!

We apologize for not keeping you up to date on what has been happening at TruPrice. Yes, we are absolutely still around, but there have been some positive developments that have had TruPrice change directions several times since we were to post what we were originally supposed to announce this past April. We will let you know what they are as soon as we confirm them.

Thank you so much for your patience!

Watch for Positive Changes to TruPrice Coming in 2011!

You may have noticed that activity at TruPri¢e has been in a lull during this holiday season — purposefully and with good reason.

We at TruPri¢e are working diligently during this holiday break, as we are in the process of:

  • Creating a new Internet web site
  • Adding more data
  • Increasing functionality and, most importantly,
  • Significantly improving our technology

In fact, our beta Internet web site is currently down and under construction, and we are in the process of securing funding at TruPri¢e to implement the aforementioned improvements.

We have some big plans in the works for TruPri¢e coming in 2011 and — with your valuable support — our plans will become reality. However, we cannot do it without you. Please continue to communicate with us your thoughts, suggestions, ideas, comments and constructive criticism. We are listening.

Thank you for your support of TruPri¢e in 2010. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year. May 2011 be the best year yet for all!

Thank You

For this Thanksgiving holiday being celebrated in the United States today, we at TruPri¢e want to thank everyone who has supported us in many ways since the conception of this idea occurred a mere eight months ago. We also are thankful for the positive widespread media attention we have received up to this point.

As of now, the future is looking bright, and we could not have done it without your support. Please let us know what we can do to further improve TruPri¢e.

Thank you again. We hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Spirit’s Increased Checked Baggage Fees Now Active on TruPrice.net

Yesterday, Spirit Airlines increased its first and second checked baggage fees.  The new fees are live on our beta.

How to TruPrice Your Car Rental

We have received a number of requests via e-mail messages and telephone calls asking about how TruPri¢e works.

To TruPri¢e your car rental:

  1. Go to the Internet ßeta web site of TruPri¢e.
  2. Click on Car Rental, which will take you to the next screen.
  3. Select the Rental Location from the pop-up menu list of where you intend to rent your car.
  4. Select the desired car rental companies, or choose Select All to select all car rental companies.
  5. Click on the blue Next button at the bottom left of the screen.
  6. Optional Step: Type in the rental car rate that you have found elsewhere, as TruPri¢e does not yet have the functionality to search for car rental rates at this time.
  7. Choose from the list of categories on the left-hand side of the screen which products and services you will use as offered by each car rental company.
  8. Choose from a list of sub-categories about which options you would like ancillary fee information.
  9. TruPri¢e will instantly calculate any fees associated with the services you intend to use, add it to the rental car rates and create a side-by-side comparison of the rental car companies, giving you the true price of the car rental.
  10. Moving your cursor over underlined fees shows important additional information.
  11. You may sort the list by clicking any of the categories in the top row.

No longer will you need to use a calculator or spend countless hours researching the fees at a number of different Internet web sites. The rental car fee information you need is right there in front of you.

How to TruPrice Your Airfare

We have received a number of requests via e-mail messages and telephone calls asking about how TruPri¢e works.

To TruPri¢e your airfare:

  1. Go to the Internet ßeta web site of TruPri¢e.
  2. Click on Flight, which will take you to the next screen.
  3. Select the desired airlines, or choose Select All to select all airlines.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the blue Next button.
  5. Optional Step: Type in the airfare that you have found elsewhere, as TruPri¢e does not yet have the functionality to search for airfares at this time.
  6. Choose from the list of categories on the left-hand side of the screen which products and services you will use as offered by each airline.
  7. Choose from a list of sub-categories about which options you would like ancillary fee information.
  8. TruPri¢e will instantly calculate any fees associated with the services you intend to use, add it to the airfares and create a side-by-side comparison of the airlines, giving you the true price of the airline trip.
  9. Moving your cursor over underlined fees shows important additional information.
  10. You may sort the list by clicking any of the categories in the top row.

No longer will you need to use a calculator or spend countless hours researching the fees at a number of different Internet web sites. The airline fee information you need is right there in front of you.

TruPrice adds rental car fees to allow a truly “eye-opening” travel planning experience!

We at TruPrice are proud to give the traveling public yet another valuable travel pricing tool as we’ve just launched TruPrice version 2.0.  Our newest release now allows leisure and business travelers to compare rental car fees at 450 facilities across the US including Alaska and Hawaii.  Simply follow the same process as with our airline fee calculator by selecting your city and rental car company of choice, input your base rental car rate with taxes, and select your additional items.  Voila!  You’ve TruPriced your rental car costs.

Not only does TruPrice show you the actual cost of the ancillary item and compute it automatically, but it also shows you if there’s a range of prices for a given item, what the rules are, and if a particular location lists the items as in stock or not.  And yes, TruPrice also shows you which companies do not post their fees thereby forcing consumers to find out at the counter…when it may be too late to change your reservation.

We hope you find our new addition useful and a value-added component of TruPrice.  If the revered travel guru Arthur Frommer is correct, then you’ll add TruPrice as an essential component of your travel planning.

Christopher Muise