Holiday Travel Promotion with Alamo and $100 Amex Prize Package {Giveaway}

Rental cars are very popular during holiday travel. I know for us, it would be ideal since our tires are not so good and family is 6+hrs away.  Choosing a rental is also ideal if you need something larger or something better on gas.  Alamo is providing you guys with a special promotion to use this holiday season, as well as, giving a prize package for me to give away here!

My favorite things about holiday travel are getting to see all the pretty decorations & lights in the towns we travel to.   It’s fun to go through states and see the various styles used as well.  I know here in Texas, we go all out in a western tradition!   I also thing traveling in the car with the kiddos makes for great conversation and fun games.  Truett’s always wanting to play ‘I Spy’.  He uses the “I spy with my little bitty eyes” and he makes us say, “I spy with my big ol’ eyes”.   It’s just a time that we can all be close and nobody can head to their rooms or town or a friend’s house.  And finally, the best part is knowing you’ll arrive at your loved one’s home to celebrate the best time of the year!  And with the money you save with the Alamo rental car promotion, you could stop in one of those towns and buy a gift to take wherever you’re headed.

Before I get to the giveaway, let me share the promotion with you so that you can save some money when traveling via a rental car this holiday season.


Deal: $20 off Specialty

Details: Offer available for the rental of a Convertible, Minivan, or SUV at participating locations in the United States and Canada; not valid in Manhattan, NY. Minimum three-day rental required. Valid for rentals November 19, 2012 through February 10, 2013.

And to add to this, if you sign up for Alamo’s loyalty program, you’ll get an additional 10% off ANY Alamo promotion! You can follow all their weekly deals and check them out on Facebook.  As always, check the website out for additional details, terms & conditions.


One lucky winner will receive the following to help ease their holiday travel and make it a more joyous family vacation!

  • Alamo branded Striped Boat Tote bag
  • Alamo branded travel coffee mug
  • Alamo branded sunglasses
  • Alamo keychain
  • Travel scrabble game
  • iTrip iPhone/iPod adaptor for your car
  • $100 Amex giftcard


(required) Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite part is about holiday travel.  (one-time entry)

BONUS ENTRY: Check out my sponsor’s website and tell me which vehicle you’d rent for your holiday travel?  (You may do this daily, sharing a different vehicle each day.)

This giveaway ends on December 11th, around 10pm CST.    Disclosure: Giveaway & post is sponsored by Alamo. All opinions are my own, always.




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    Shelly says

    My favorite thing about holiday travel is stopping in the tourist shops along the way as well as eating in a hole in the wall kind of joint. We always have fun with that!

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    Shelly says

    I like the 7 passenger minivan or the Luxury Elite car. We usually prefer a van if it is more than 6 hours of travel.

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    MeganG says

    One of my many favorite parts about travel is discovering new places!

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    MeganG says

    I want to feel the wind in my hair… the Convertible!

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    Becky Gifford says

    My favorite part is kids sleeping in the back while we travel at night….. to the quiet sounds of jazzy Christmas music in the car. Safe and warm inside while the Christmas magic happens all around us. The lights. the promise of good things to come.

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    Peter G says

    My favorite part of travel is renting a large van when the whole family gets together. We all travel together and it’s lots of fun.

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    Peter G says

    Toyota Sienna the 8 passenger one for the clan.

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    Mellisa W. says

    I know it sounds terrible, but, heading home.

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    My favorite part of holiday travel is all the Christmas music we get to listen to in the car.

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    The Chevrolet Tahoe would be great for all that space.

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    Mami2jcn says

    My favorite part is reuniting with family members.

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    Mami2jcn says

    I’d like to try the Ford Fusion.

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    Jennifer says

    I love the anticipation! Getting pumped up to see everyone!

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    Jennifer says

    I would rent the jeep wrangler!

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    Sunnie says

    I thin kgetting there and seeing family!

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    Emily says

    My favorite part is getting to see my loved ones.

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    Sunnie says

    Id rent a suburban

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    Margaret Smith says

    I like that it gives my kids, husband and I a chance to really spend time together. From the drive to the actual vacation, it’s all quality time. Thanks so much.

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    Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to rent a Lincoln MKS

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    Anne Taylor says

    My favourite part of holiday travel is making memories that last a llifetime!

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    Anne Taylor says

    GMC Acadia

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    Elizabeth Logan says

    I would love to rent a nice sedan to be able to drive my Mom to be with the rest of the family for Christmas. She is 96 and handicapped so she can’t get up into our SUV or Pickup truck.

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    Elizabeth Logan says

    The Lincoln MKS would be a wonderful ride to travel with my elderly Mother to the family Christmas!! Red of course!!

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    Elizabeth K says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is seeing family we only get to see once a year!

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    Elizabeth K says

    We would rent the Dodge Grand Caravan because it’s the only thing that will fit us all! :)

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    nickie says

    I like watching the backdrop or country side during the ride.


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    Stephanie V. says

    the end stop – reaching family and friends to celebrate the holidays with good food, hugs, and love.

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    Stephanie V. says

    Premium Crossover – GMC Acadia

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    April V. says

    The best part of holiday travel is visiting friends and family you wouldn’t see otherwise.

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    April V. says

    I’d rent the Toyota Prius for good gas mileage and to see how it drives.

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    Mami2jcn says

    12/4 The Nissan Maxima sounds good.

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    Ann Fantom says

    My favorite thing about holiday travel is that I don’t have to cook!

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    Ann Fantom says

    I would rent a Nissan Maxima

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    Sunnie says

    Id rent a lincoln suv for all of us

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    Candace Butler says

    Although I do not travel far for the holidays my favorite part is getting there and being with family who are excited to see and spend time. Also seeing the lights as you pass by homes and businesses.

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    Candace Butler says

    Chevrolet Aveo then I could see if I want one. I need a car (mine died) it would give me a test drive.

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    Aggie says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is getting to my destination and seeing my family.

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    Aggie says

    I would get the Nissan Versa.

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    Stephanie Hartman says

    My favorite part is time off of work to spend quality time with my kids.

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    Stephanie Hartman says

    I would rent the Luxury SUV (Lincoln Navigator).

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    I would like to rent the Toyota Prius for my Holiday travel, I’ve never had the chance to drive a Hybrid vehicle and I’d love to try one. It would make my trip less expensive fuel-wise. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Joyce S says

    What an awesome promotion — just in time for the holidays!
    We travel to visit both sets of parents at Christmas. One set
    lives in a cold weather climate so we get to enjoy all that is
    seasonal for the midwest. The other parent lives in Florida
    so we get to appreciate how they decorate in warm weather
    Christmas. Love those decorated palms!

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    Nicholas S says

    I like going to visit family in tropical climates. I’m ready for some warm weather by then and getting to wade in the ocean water in December is such a treat.

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    Tina M says

    spending time with my family and friends

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    Tina M says

    Chevrolet Aveo

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    Donna B says

    I enjoy the time we get to spend together in the car and seeing all the Christmas lights and decorations along the way!!

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    Tonya says

    My favorite thing is the retelling of stories about our times with those we are visiting on the way, and rehashing this visit’s fun on the way home.

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    Donna B says

    I’d probably rent the Chevrolet Impala!!