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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    Lisa says

    My favorite part of traveling is there is time to talk with my kids and they can’t just up and leave :)

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    Lisa says

    I would rent a Grand Caravan

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    Anastasia says

    The best part of holiday travel is getting to see your family! :)

  4. 304

    Angela Cisco says

    I have never actually traveled for the holidays

  5. 305

    Emmy says

    Getting to see family I have not seen in a lobg time<3

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    Alison Wood says

    I don’t travel for the holidays any longer, but my favorite year of holiday travel was the year we flew from our home in Michigan to my grandparents in Florida on Christmas Day. My brother and I had so much fun swimming in their pool on Christmas! New experience for us.

  7. 307

    Marcia Goss says

    I’d like to rent a Ford Escape.

  8. 308

    Angela Kinder says

    I’d love to rent the Cadillac Escalade because I have never been in one and think it would make for a smoother ride than our 1996 Plymouth Voyager. (Daily comment)

  9. 309

    Gennie Lancaster says

    My favorite part of holiday traveling is singing Christmas carols on the way!!

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    Donna L says

    Nissan Versa

  11. 311

    Lisa Brown says

    I would rent the Infiniti G37

  12. 312

    Rebecca says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is time together as a family.

  13. 313

    Rebecca says

    I would rent a Ford Escape Hybrid.

  14. 314

    Jessie C. says

    I’d get Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Gena says

    I really like listening to Christmas music in the car on the trip(s). I never really listen to music at home and so it makes it really nice

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    Rochelle says

    I’d rent the Toyota Prius.

  17. 317

    Gena says

    I like the Nissan Versa – I would pick that

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    Michelle W says

    I don’t believe I have ever traveled for the holidays. Most of my family is local

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    Wendy Kroy says

    or a Cadillac Escalade

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    s riches says

    I enjoy meeting people when I travel

  21. 321

    s riches says

    I would rent a Prius

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    Lauren says

    My favorite part of traveling (holiday or otherwise) is listening to music while driving. It’s always a plus for me.

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    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    The talk and fun games we play
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    julie says

    the ford escape

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    Derek Timm says

    For going places the best part is going to be with family. But as far as travel goes, we just go down the road!

  26. 326

    Derek Timm says

    I would like renting a CTS

  27. 327

    My favorite part is seing new places and experiencing new stuff,

  28. 328

    Sarah L says

    Toyota Corolla

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    Diana Stanhope says

    My favorite part about travel is packing because I get to use my imagination about what may happen.

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    Diana Stanhope says

    I would pick the Nissan Versa.

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    candace swoveland says

    Family time in car

  32. 332

    Cristi says

    Bonding time with family and the things you get to see on the way.

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    Cristi says

    I would like the Cadillac Escalade

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I would rent the Ford Escape

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    Shannon says

    listening to holiday music and seeing decorations

  36. 336

    Anne Taylor says

    Dodge Grand Caravan

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  37. 337

    Shannon says

    I’d rent the Nissan Versa

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    Gloria Schulte says

    I favorite part of holiday travel is seeing the Christmas decorations

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    Gloria Schulte says

    I’d rent the Cadillac Escalade because you might as well travel in comfort

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    Kelly R. says

    The best part is getting to spend time with loved ones.

  41. 341

    Kelly R. says

    I would have to pick the Grand Caravan for comfort.

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    BlackAsphodel says

    Chevrolet Impala

  43. 343

    Amanda Sakovitz says

    chrysler town and country

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    diane Baum says

    My fave part of holiday travel is pulling into the driveway of my home after a trip

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    Rosanne says

    Favorite part especially if traveling on the actual holiday is that the airport if empty

  46. 346

    Rosanne says

    I would rent a Lexus RX350

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    tracey johnson says

    we kinda go a little crazy. lol We sing christmas songs at the top of our lungs as we are driving to my moms

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    gala says

    my favorite part is the arriving

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    Elena says

    Chevrolet Tahoe

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    gala says

    I would rent a Grand Caravan