Alamo Deal Retriever and a FABULOUS {Giveaway} Travel Bundle! (kindle, dvd player, and more)

If you’ll recall, I shared some of Alamo’s promotions and services not too long ago.  Today, I’m sharing their newly made-over website!  In celebration of that and the new Alamo Deal Retriever feature, I’m giving away a fantastic prize bundle!

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Alamo’s Deal Retriever searches all valid Alamo deals and coupons on the web to find the best rates to meet customers’ needs and instantly offers you, the customer, the best deals that apply to any of your upcoming trips. YEAH BUDDY!  That just means it saves you time AND money.  Alamo understands that you want to save money and know you’re going to hunt the interwebs for the best deal anyways, so they’re taking the initiative to go ahead and find those coupons and deals for you.  Hello!  That’s what I’m talking about y’all!

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As you can see above, I entered my info and clicked search deals.  The best deal I picked was $10 off a 3-day weekend.  If you to the right, you’ll see that it automatically applies the coupon code in the box.  It gave several deals to choose from but I thought this one was the best fit for my needs.  Now all I have to do is book.

I know you’re anxiously awaiting the giveaway! BUT FIRST!!! Let’s be sure to remember that these giveaways are only available because of the generosity of the sponsors who offer them.  You know what I’m saying?  Thank you to Alamo for allowing me to host and bring you their deals and special features.  You can visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and you can even sign up for their insider newsletter.



One winner will win this fabulous prize package containing the following (note-the DVD player is not in photo but IS included in prize bundle):

Get To Know Alamo Prize Pack ($206)

  • $50 AMEX Card
  • Kindle 6”
  • Colby 7” Portable DVD Player
  • Hasbro Travel Connect 4
  • Hasbro Travel Battleship
  • Alamo Lynx Sport Back
  • Alamo 10oz Wake-Up Coffee Mug
  • Alamo Carabineer Sanitizer with Moisture


Visit Alamo’s new Deal Retriever feature and share your thoughts on it in a comment below.  Your thoughts on it’s capabilities and even if you something you think needs to be added to the feature. Alamo cares and want to hear!  (You may do this daily as long as you share a different thought, idea, piece of feedback every day. I just ask that you provide value to your comment. Thanks y’all!)

While I don’t require it, I do ask that you share via twitter, facebook, etc. You are more than welcomed to leave a link to those shares. I always enjoy seeing who shares my posts.  I know the sponsors appreciate that, as well as myself.  You have until February 28th to enter. I’ll close at about 10pm CST.  Good luck y’all! 


  1. Timber Alkire says

    Looks very easy to use. Not planning a trip right now, but I will try it when planning the next one

  2. becky monroe says

    lke that you can have them search for the best deals for when you can go instead of you having to search and change your time…

  3. says

    the alamo website is user friendly, and it looks like the offer pretty good deals. it’s nice that it has international, too.

  4. Margaret Smith says

    I really love this way of shopping for the best deal. We rent cars a few times each summer. This retriever really makes searching for prices easier.

  5. Jennifer says

    I love how simple the alamo website is to navigate! You can easily find exactly what you are looking for in your price range, pay, set up a time in all less than 5 minutes!

  6. Sunnie says

    Im not planning a trip either, and we have a real nice conversion for this actually. But I did see the free single upgrade promo.

  7. Andrew P says

    I like how they give you a few options of different promotions that you can use. Much easier than scouring the internet for Alamo codes!

  8. says

    I like that the site is super easy to use! I see one needed improvement right away- Alamo isn’t offered in my city! The closest location is over 60 miles away. Add more West Tennessee locations Alamo. :)

  9. Jessie C. says

    I like Deal Retriever. I can sign up for deals and automatically save 10%, plus the search feature is easy to use, exactly like booking flights.

  10. tammi says

    It seems very user friendly even for people like me that sometimes have a hard time figuring things out! LOL!

  11. Elizabeth K says

    I love the flexible dates feature, so you can really find the best deal! It’s always best when you’re trying to penny pinch on vacations!!!

  12. Lorena Keech says

    I’m sure it would be very helpful. It’s too bad it wasn’t around when I travelled for business…

  13. Stephanie V. says

    worked really well – punched in the dates of my trip this summer and three deals came up. My reaction is that I expected more deals than just two (like signing up for their newsletter not really a deal). Maybe giving me a few categories of cars and prices immediately with the deal price next to it so have something solid to make a decision on.

  14. Ann Fantom says

    I like Alamo’s Deal Retriever because it is quick and easy to use. Plus I’m all for anything that can save me money!

  15. Natalie U says

    Yes it’s good but I think it should have an email update opt in if there is a price drop that comes up between when you have your car reserved, or just an email opt in alert if the price drops in that Minh because sometimes you can rearrange your car rental plans especially if he price is appealing

  16. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I went ahead and signed up. My son lives in Galveston, TX. The easiest way to get there is to fly into Houston’s Hobby Airport and drive down to the island. I looked for a deal on my next trip–April–and found an upgrade–very nice!–but I will look again when it is closer to travel time.

  17. Kristen m says

    I love that it works seamlessly on the iPad so I don’t need to worry about looking deals up on the fly!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  18. says

    I really like the Alamo Deal Retreiver because it is very easy to use and you don’t have to go through a bunch of “hoop-la” just to find a good deal! I also like that you can enter your dates of travel, coupon codes, etc. all on the same page and get your deal within seconds. Great job, Alamo!

  19. Michael says

    It is very easy and convenient. I often look for deals, and this just makes it a little easier to do.

  20. Tabathia B says

    I like how you can easily search to find the closest location of an Alamo near you by putting in the state you live in

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  21. nannypanpan says

  22. McKim says

    I’m a coupon user and deal finder, so this will save me time. I don’t rent cars often, but used Alamo last time and received excellent service.

  23. Andrea D. says

    I love how easy it is to navigate through the site. I also think they did a good job with not having too much information right away. I like to be able to click around and figure things out without feeling overwhelmed by a site. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  24. Karl says

    I like how the deals are spelled out for you on one page and you don’t have to go scouting all over for them!

  25. Candace says

    I am tired of fake “coupons” and fake “codes.” This deal retriever feature seems to do away with that AND give a clear picture of what the charges will be.

    Good goin’ Alamo! I knew you were my favorite car rental company for a reason!

  26. Holly S. says

    I like that it helped me save based on my own location. I liked it so much, I signed up to be an Insider. Thanks for the great giveaway; I’d love to have this to keep the kids busy on long car rides. hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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  28. Kristen m says

    I like that it is easy to do without talking to a person on the phone or having to go there before you find out what the deals are.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  29. Selene M. says

    This process is a time-saver, I like that I can do it anytime without callling someone and getting asked all those questions, and possibly getting the heard sell.

  30. Mary Beth Elderton says

    One thing I appreciate about the Alamo site is that it is easy. I’m not exactly a compute whiz, so I’m glad when I find useful sites that are easy.

  31. Kathleen says

    Anything that’s simple to use and saves me time and money is a plus in my book

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  32. Selene M. says

    I like the ease of finding the information you need and not having to talk to anyone or get a hard sell,

  33. nannypanpan says

    i think some of the secific towns they list on state dropdowns should include bigger service ares…ex: i did ct and windsor locks comes up. someone not familiar with state would not know this location is closest to capital of hartford

  34. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I just noticed the ‘Last Minute Deal” feature! Sometimes Hubz and I find out at the last minute that we will have a 3 day weekend. We love to just sort of take off for a day or two. This feature would be a great way to make that easier and more affordable.

  35. Katie Roch says

    I like the Alamo deal retriever because it makes me feel like I’m not missing out on any special offers. However, because I am part of a different car rental reward program I probably would not use this when I travel.

  36. Carolyn G says

    I like the deal retriever. So many times, I take so much time trying to find deals and this makes it so much easier.

  37. Lori Z. says

    I like how many options it gives you for deals, so that you can customize it to what works for you.

  38. Melissa P. says

    I’m a fruGAL who loves a great deal. Thanks for the heads up on how to get a great deal from Alamo.

  39. Nancy says

    I was not real impressed because I filled in my destination, dates and checked that my dates were flexible. Then I hit “Go” and it tried get me to sign up for additional items and had lost my original travel dates and therefore, I had to go fill those fields in again. Too much work for me when I have to go back and repeat what I’ve already done. Thanks for considering my comments!

    • says

      Thanks Nancy for your comment! Honestly is appreciated on this blog, always. I’ll make sure Alamo reads this one. Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to enter and give such valuable feedback.

  40. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Wow–the Deal Retriever also offer deals for International travel. *sigh* just in case I ever get the chance to go some place :)

  41. Candace says

    I booked a great deal on Alamo using their Deal Catcher and got a great deal for my upcoming trip to LA! Thanks!

  42. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I learned that Alamo partners with Southwest Airlines for some even better deals! This is huge for me since my most common trips are in and out of and around Texas–all the airports served easily by Southwest.

  43. nannypanpan says

    i like that it told me if i signed up for the alamo insiders i get 10% off lus whatever deal i find

  44. Monique Rizzo says

  45. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I just noticed an interesting feature-the website allows an easy way to cancel or modify a reservation. This would be great for us. It has happened several times that we decide to extend a stay or drive from one city to another. I like that we could just go to the site and make the new plan.

  46. Nadine Larsen says

    I like that it is easy to find local deals, we often take day trips and rent a car for it. This makes it easy to find a good deal

  47. Jill Myrick says

    I love the Deal Retriever feature. Not only will it save me time and money but it will also make it easier for me to plan and execute a trip or vacation. Anything that helps me to simplify that process is welcome plus to me.


  48. D SCHMIDT says

    I really like the idea of it and it certainly makes me think of Alamo in a more positive way. We are planning a road trip but not until later this year which I admit I am slightly dreading because my children are only 20 months and four!

  49. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I love the kind of smaller, sour of the moment deals like a discount on three day weekends. A few times a year Hubz and I do just that–take a three day weekend, and often do so with little advance planning.

  50. JoAnn F. says

    I like the Disney Parks Vacation Planning Guide!!! There are alot of good deals on the site.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  51. says

    I tested it out and I like it! I do wish the type of car you are looking for was on the side, it might narrow it down since deals are not for every vehicle.


  52. Dorene says

    I think it would be helpful to know that if I picked a city in Virginia, for example, that if I selected Arlington; it would mean I could pick up a car at the airport there (i.e, I saw “Dulles” as a choice, but not Reagan National (DCA)). It would be nice to see the airport code beside the city so you knew you wouldn’t have to drive to another town to get a vehicle, that it was available at the airport.

  53. says

    I like the partner deals aspect. It’s nifty that you can bundle deals like that. I’m happy to see some of the hotel chains and airlines we’re most likely to book with on there.

  54. says

    I love Alamos’s Deal Retriever! We travel a lot and I had no idea Alamo offered so many good deals OR that Alamo had competitive prices.

  55. LoneStarLifer Paula says

    I like the Last Minute Deals, as that seems to be how we travel…by the seat of our pants!

  56. Alfredo Reyes says

    Straight off the bat, prices should be visible rather than have to go through the whole process to get a deal. If it really is a deal, be proud of your car rental deals. I know the cost may be different depending where you live, but that could easily be remedied with the browser asking the user for their location.

  57. Kim Deal says

    I really liked that the Alamo website showed all the options. I also liked that they had vehicles large enough for my entire family of 6. With other companies they generally don’t have a vehicle that will hold all of us! My only ‘but’ is that they only had 3 cities in Oregon, where we would travel the most.

  58. Cyn Hughes says

    I love that you can choose a whole month to see what the best rates are. Great feature for people who are flexible with their travel/vacation plans!

  59. Elizabeth says

    I love that it is as easy as booking a hotel room! Everyone want the easy “button” these days. Looks pretty easy and painless to rent a car!

  60. Lisa Garner says

    I love that they have a search feature that is flexible so you can pick the month and see the days with the best deals and also last minute specials. What I would like to see them change is the ability to get rentals in smaller towns with airports. My searches only had results for major cities which limits all my vacation destinations.
    lisalmg225 at gmail dot com

  61. says

    I thought the Alamo Deal Retriever was very simple to use, especially considering the kind of results I received. Blue is my favorite color so the Alamo Deal Retriever was very pleasing to my eyes. ;)

  62. karl says

    I like how Alamo is up front with the deals and doesn’t hide them or make me work too hard to find them!

  63. Amanda L. says

    I like that it makes it so easy to find good deals all in one place. It’s easy to search for the place that I will need a rental car and it will come up with deals that are available and if I click on a deal, it will automatically put the code in the box for me.

  64. Mary Beth Elderton says

    It’s not really abut the website itself, but since I joined the Insider’s club, I got an email yesterday offering some really great deals, a big discounts. We actually do sometimes make quick trips for fun (now that the kids are grown we can do that :) and it will be nice to know about these offers via email.

  65. Sarah Hirsch says

    i think it is a great way to find the best deal. it seems like it would make finding the right choice in car rentals easier!

  66. susan smoaks says

    i really enjoyed the Alamo’s new Deal Retriever. I like to find the best deals and this tool is super helpful with that.

  67. Diane says

    I found the site easy to use and the deal finder is a great addition. I like the fact that I was told immediately that the office would be closed at the time I chose for picking up the car rather than telling me at the end or not at all!

  68. Rachel Ellis says

    I liked how simple it was to find deals. Some websites make you jump through hoops and answer a million questions. I also liked the deals it gave me :).

  69. Sarah L says

    It looks like a good site for getting a good deal on renting a car. I’ve never rented a car before.
    Thanks for the contest.