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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    kfloveinme says

    I wouldn’t mind cruising in the Toyota Sienna

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    Allie says

    I love feeling all the excited energy in airports!

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    Valerie Furr says

    My annual favorite Christmas place is The Grove Park Inn I never get tired of going there anytime. When you enter it is iike stepping back in time to a place long ago with huge fire places with rocking chairs in front. A large lobby with people dressed from years ago. The story of the Grove is amazing and I love all the details. They have so many Christmas trees up and down the long harll ways that are decorated so beautiful.It is breath taking the view you could look at forever from the back huge porch. The spa made of of rock under the Grove is a 5 class spa and you will never see anything like it anywhere. So if you live near Asheville NC or can fly there I urge you to take a trip to a place you will never forget…

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    Sunnie says

    Id rent a fancy lincoln suv.

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    Mami2jcn says

    I’d rent a Toyota Camry.

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    Lisa Brown says

    I would rent a Chrysler 200
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Colleen Jensen says

    My favorite part of the holidays, is family. We moved recently and can’t visit this year, miss everyone so much.

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    Jessie C. says

    I’d try
    7-Passenger Minivan Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Molly says

    My favorite part of Holiday travel is being in a nice heated car with the family. Everyone’s in a good mood and chatting or singing to the Christmas songs on the radio, so for once it’s a pleasant car ride!!! :)

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    Molly says

    Bonus entry:
    I always have wanted to drive a Prius…

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    julie says

    I’d also luv the CADILLAC CTS

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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    Sean says

    My favorite part of the holidays is seeing lights.

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    Rebecca Harris says

    I would love to try and drive a 7-Passenger Minivan Dodge Grand Caravan on my Christmas travel..My favorite place to travel for the holidays is to my daughters house to see my grand daughter and spend time with her and her llittle family.

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    Anne Taylor says

    Cadillac CTS

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I want to rent the Chrysler 200

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    Ann Fantom says

    I would like to rent a Cadillac CTS

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    BlackAsphodel says

    Toyota Corolla

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    Kathy D says

    The anticipation of seeing my family

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    Kathy D says

    Travel in luxury….Cadillac CTS

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    Elena says

    Cadillac CTS

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    Katie Contests says

    I like seeing new sights and getting away from the same-old same-old!

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is the hustle bustle of happy people going to see family.

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    Id love to drive the Toyota Prius

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    Kim W says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is munching on Christmas cookies in the car with my family

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    Wendy Kroy says

    Since we usually go to the coast, seeing the water is my favorite part.

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    Wendy Kroy says

    Nissan Maxima

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    ky2here says

    for us, it’s New years oceanfront.

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    Rita Meadows says

    Seeing the different landscapes as we travel through towns, cities and states

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    Kathleen Downes says

    I love listening to Christmas music while traveling.

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    Tabathia B says

    Sight-seeing, I love checking out new little stores and restaurants

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B says

    I would get the Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Michelle Hudak says

    a Ford Escape

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    naomi c says

    i love travelling – but the airport can be a scary place!

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    naomi c says

    i like that i can rent a prius :)

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    Donna L says

    The anticipation of a fun adventure.

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    Donna L says

    I would pick a Ford Escape.

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    ELIZABETH C. says

    I love knowing that in a few hours, I’ll be at my destination with my family for a week or so.

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    ELIZABETH C, says

    Mid size SUV ford escape.

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    Sarah L says

    My favorite part is seeing people I haven’t seen for a while and spending time with them.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Sarah L says

    Chevrolet Spark

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    Karl says

    I would rent a Toyota Prius!

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    Candace P says

    I would rent a Chrysler 200 from Alamo. Looks like a great car and I would like to try it out.

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    Denise M says

    i like to see all the decorations

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    Steve Stone says

    love the feeling of going someplace fun

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    dani marie says

    depends on who i am traveling with. if it is with friends or family the trip is half the fun. if it is by myself it is the destination.

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    Rochelle says

    I’d rent the Nissan Maxima.

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    jose benavides, Jr. says

    my favorite part is being with my family!!!!!!!