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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    Lani says

    We used to like to just take off & see where it leads…before gas hike. Now we drive around close to home. Any convertible.

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    tess says

    i love singing songs in the car with the kids and just being together
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    Lori A. says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is when we drive and see parts of the state that we haven’t seen before. We also stopping at little out-of-the-way places.

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    Ronda says

    We use to travel more but now since gas has went up we just mainly taking day(night) trips looking at lights/decorations

  5. 55

    Lori A. says

    It would be fun to rent the Lincoln MKX :)

  6. 56

    Linda Stewart says

    I love seeing the lights of another city.

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    Linda Stewart says

    Would definitely need the 8-Passenger Minivan.

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    Amanda Sakovitz says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is singing Christmas songs with my family. We sound awful!

  9. 59

    Amanda Sakovitz says

    I would rent a Chevrolet Aveo

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    KIM H says

    I dont travel much on the holidays…but when I do , the favorite part is being with family

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    Alaine says

    I’d like the Toyota Prius
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  13. 63

    JennieS says

    I love watching the scenery.

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I love seeing all the x-mas lights while I am driving to the next state over to see family for the holidays.

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I would rent a Chevrolet Aveo

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    Shelly says

    I like the Lincoln MKS

  17. 67

    Lizla E says

    I enjoy the scenery and spending time with my family!

  18. 68

    Lizla E says

    I would love to drive the Lincoln MKX.

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    jules p says

    favorite part is going to see family that we don’t see very often. and just spending time in the car with my family!

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    jules p says

    I would want to rent the GMC Acadia. that is the car my friend has and I love her car!!

  21. 71

    Cassandra McCann says

    i love to see the kids faces when we they see new things. being a single parent travel does not happen often though

  22. 72

    Tamar says

    Knowing that it will be better after the travel is over ;)

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    Chrystal says

    My favorite part of the holiday travel is getting to be with family and having a big meal. I could care less about presents or gifts, I just love the time we get to spend talking and laughing.

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    Chrystal says

    I checked out the website and I’d want to rent a Hummer! I’ve always wanted one but not 100% sure since I’m really a pickup girl.

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    Anne Taylor says

    Chevrolet Aveo

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  26. 76

    Allie says

    Visiting family! They live about 5 hours away, so I don’t get to see them often.

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    debbie jackson says

    my favorite part is hubby does the driving debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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    joseph gersch jr says

    my favorite part of holiday travel is lokoing at the decorations

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    joseph gersch jr says

    i would rent Chevrolet Aveo

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    I love going to visit family and friends and seeing all the new cool decorations that everyone puts up!

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    Jennifer B says

    Just knowing I will be seeing family soon. Not a big fan of traveling for the holidays

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    kjasus says

    i love finding new places to visit while with my family

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    kjasus says

    i would rent the chevrolet aveo

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    JoAnn F. says

    We also love to see the Christmas lights when we travel. When the kids were smaller we would drive around town just to see the Christmas lights.

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    latoya says

    My favorite part about holiday travel is getting to my destination and having fun.

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    Terri says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is getting to spend time playing travel games with my children.

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    Terri says

    I would want to rent the Toyota Sienna.

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    Ilona t says

    Viking family!

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    Leticia Vasquez says

    I love seeing how different places decorate for the holidays

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    Lori Z. says

    I love the excitement everyone has in the anticipation of seeing loved ones and gifts and food.

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    Lori Z. says

    I would like a Suburban to get everyone (our family and in-laws) in one car to San Francisco for the holidays..

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    In the past, my favorite part of holiday travel was getting to see the people I love. I no longer make those long road trips; however, I look forward to traveling just up the road an hour to see my grandson. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kristi C says

    My favorite part is knowing we will be seeing family at the end of the trip.

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    Kristi C says

    I would rent the Chevrolet Tahoe.

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    June L says

    My favorite part is knowing that family is at the end of the trip.

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    June L says

    I would choose a Compact car.

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    Sarah S says

    I like hearing Christmas music wherever I go.

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    Jen Haile says

    I love seeing all of the Christmas lights and decorations along the way!

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    Jen Haile says

    I’d rent the Ford Escape!

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    Sandra davis says

    i love listening to holiday music