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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    Mami2jcn says

    12/5 GMC Acadia sounds good.

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    Marlon says

    The best part of traveling during the holidays for us is the togetherness….we play various games based on what we can see outside the car (abc game) and /or sing songs as well….

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    Marlon says

    We would definitely rent a van or an SUV….the van would be a Chrysler Town & Country and an SUV would be a Honda Pilot….they both give you room to move around….

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    Christine Harding says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is the time spent together, looking for christmas lights listening to christmas music. So excited for Christmas!!

  5. 105

    Christine Harding says

    I would rent a Toyota Sienna

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    Debra Pauley says

    The best part of traveling during the holidays for us is the togetherness

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    Maria Kiguthi says

    My favorite thing about holiday travel is extra time with my kids.

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    Aggie says

    I would like to give a Ford Mustang convertible a try.

  9. 109

    Alicia K says

    i love seeing family that i dont normally visit

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    Carla Bonesteel says

    The only thing I like about Holiday Travel is GETTING THERE!!! LOL. Sometimes it’s not so bad, but I hate traffic.

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    Carla Bonesteel says

    I would probably rent a Cadillac DTS so I could travel in style!

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    Kim Henrichs says

    I love going to Maine in the winter between Christmas and New Years. It’s quiet, it’s a perfect snowed-in place to be, and we’ve had the most fun adventures in the snow there!

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    Kim Henrichs says

    I like the Toyota Prius!

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    Angie Adelman says

    My favorite part of travel is getting to where you are going. You will see the family or friends and be able to spend time and be with people you love and care for.

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    Pearl says

    The best part of travel for my husband and I is the uniterupted time. We turn off our phones and the radio and just Talk:)

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    Tiffany S. says

    The best part of traveling during the Holidays is the time you get to spend together!

  17. 117

    Tiffany S. says

    We would rent the Lincoln MKX! Looks nice and roomy :)

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    Sarah Hirsch says

    My favorite part about holiday travel is being with my family and heading somewhere other than what we see everyday in our daily life.

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    Sarah Hirsch says

    i’d rent a toyota prius

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I would like to rent the Nissan Versa

  21. 121

    Ashley Hatten says

    Seeing different places is my favorite part!

  22. 122

    Ashley Hatten says

    I like the Nissan Maxima!!

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    Ann Fantom says

    I would rent a Toyota Prius

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    Katherine says

    I like getting to the destination the best

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    Lisa Brown says

    To me, there is nothing good about holiday travel. I do not travel during the holidays because it is a hassle.
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    Joy Q says

    My favorite part about holiday travel is going back home to spend the holidays with my family.

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    Lisa Brown says

    I would rent the Chevrolet Aveo
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    Joy Q says

    The Toyota Corolla

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    BlackAsphodel says

    My favorite part is seeing different places.

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    BlackAsphodel says

    I’d rent a Toyota Prius.

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    amy pugmire says

    I love the family bonding time. even if its forced :)

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    amy pugmire says

    I would love to rent the Lincoln MKX

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    Anne Taylor says

    the Toyota Corolla looks fantastic

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    Amanda Sakovitz says

    id get the ford escape

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    patricia skinner says

    What I like about Holiday Travel is when you are travelling and you realize that other people are travelling the same way you are and you keep meeting up at places to eat and rest area’s.

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    julie says

    MY Favorite part is family time:)

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    julie says

    I’d rent the NISSAN VERSA:)

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    Christine burd says

    We traveled to Hawaii during the holidays to be with my daughter and loved seeing new places and how they celebrate Christmas Everyone was in a joyous mood .and so helpful . The Christmas spirit was upon everyone

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    Christine burd says

    I would try a Ford Escape

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    Alex says

    My favorite part about holiday travel is arriving, LOL…I hate flying and long drives.

    If I was going to rent a car from Alamo, I would get a green rental, if it was available.

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    Jessie C. says

    The best part is the family get together time.

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    Jessie C. says

    7-Passenger Minivan Dodge Grand Caravan is good

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    Sunnie says

    Id like to rent a chevy surbaban

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    D Schmidt says

    Honestly apart from being able to see people I have not seen in forever I love the opportunity to stop at drive thru’s and restaurants I would otherwise not frequent

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    D Schmidt says

    Visited the site and if I had the chance I would opt for the full size elite – Lincoln MKS

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    Elena says

    My favorite part is spending time with my family

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    Elena says

    I would rent the Ford Escape

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    kfloveinme says

    My favorite part of holiday traveling is getting to the destination! Whether its visiting family or using the holiday for a nice vacation.

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    kfloveinme says

    I would like to rent the Chevrolet Aveo

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    Amy Green says

    My family and I spending time in the car-trading off who gets to pick what music, and eating from the drive-thru along the way!