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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    Corey Olomon says

    The fact that in the end I’ll be able to see my family.

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    Joe T. says

    Getting to see family members that I don’t get to see the rest of the year.

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    Bryan E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…we enjoy traveling with our kids during the Holidays & sharing stories about the relatives we will be visiting.

  4. 404

    Bryan E. says

    We would rent the Chevrolet Tahoe.

  5. 405

    Lynn R says

    I like the fun of seeing new tihngs together and people watching when we travel together.

  6. 406

    My favorite part of holiday travel is getting back home again. I’m not much of a traveler. I do like making plans though and following them through, it makes the trip go by much easier.

  7. 407

    I would rent a Ford Escape b/c I’d like to drive one to see how it holds up on trips.

  8. 408

    tracey byram says

    I enjoy being able to visit relatives.

  9. 409

    Marcia Goss says

    I’d like to rent a Cadillac CTS.

  10. 410

    Melinda says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is spending time with family!

  11. 411

    Melinda says

    I would rent the Infiniti G37!

  12. 412

    Shannon says

    It would be fun to try out a Toyota Prius

  13. 413

    Angela Kinder says

    I would love to rent the Chevy Silverado! I’ve been in one and I love them!

  14. 414

    carol lewis says

    My favorite part is getting to my destination. If it is to see family, the excitement of time together.

  15. 415

    carol lewis says

    Toyota Prius to save gas!

  16. 416

    Eileen Burke says

    My favorite part is singing Christmas songs with the kids in the car.

  17. 417

    Lisa Brown says

    I would rent the Dodge Grand Caravan

  18. 418

    Christina Moore says

    I love to travel to see family

  19. 419

    Jennifer Brown says

    My favotite thing about holiday travel is seeing the Christmas lights at night.

  20. 420

    Joy Q says

    I would rent a Toyota Prius

  21. 421

    Tammy Mauk says

    Getting to spend time with my kids and grand kids!!!

  22. 422

    kathy pease says

    my favorite part is seeing all the christmas light and decorations along the way

  23. 423

    kathy pease says

    id love to rent the Nissan Maxima

  24. 424

    mary j says

    I love being with family.

  25. 425

    mary j says

    Chevrolet Suburban

  26. 426

    naomi c says

    ok, today – i am going to go with… lincoln mkx – woo!

  27. 427

    Sydney Mathis says

    I love holiday travel as it builds so many magical memories. The experiences of our lives enriches us immeasureably.

  28. 428

    Sydney Mathis says

    and – a Ford Escape Hybrid

  29. 429

    Sydney Mathis says

    Correcting email address. Crazy Tuesday fingers!

  30. 430

    Susan Smith says

    My favorite part is getting to spend time with my family who I only get to see once a year.

  31. 431

    Susan Smith says

    I’d rent a Toyota Prius

  32. 432

    Louanna Gawith says

    I love holiday travel to see the beautiful scenery we have been blessed with. The mountains, amazing sunrise and sunset,the clouds, the trees, and many other things are a joy to take in when traveling. I also love to visit my family and freinds. I would rent a mini van from Alamo,so there would be plenty of room. No one likes to be cramped up when traveling. The extra room a mini van has to offer,would be essetial in taking a long holiday trip. I would have plenty of room for my luggage and any gifts I brought along. The Alamo has some great discounts and promotions,so that would make renting a vehicle from them very affordable for holiday travel.

  33. 433

    susan smoaks says

    my favorite part about holiday travel is having more time to spend with my family!

  34. 434

    Wendy Kroy says

    I’d like to try the Infiniti G37.

  35. 435

    Rickie Hinrichs says

    Yippie ckuy yeah ride em cowboy

  36. 436

    susitravl says

    Singing in the car, seeing relatives.

  37. 437

    Donna L says

    Toyota Corolla

  38. 438

    McKim says

    I like looking at the lights along the way when we are driving.

  39. 439

    lilshuga2001 says

    The anticipation of getting to our destination! Seeing the fam! :)

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    lilshuga2001 says

    A convertible would be nice to rent :)

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    cynthia layton says

    the tahoe would be awesome

  42. 442

    Anne Taylor says

    Nissan Maxima

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    Sandy V. says

    My favorite part of holiday travel is seeing family when I get to my destination.

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    Jay Daugherty says

    I like cracking jokes with my sister and talking with my mother.

  45. 445

    Betty C says

    It’s the rare time when everyone manages to be together. Usually work or some other obligation keeps part of the family away..

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    Betty C says

    I enjoy renting the Dodge Grand Caravan.

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    julie says

    I’d luv the DODGE JOURNEY:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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    Mary Somerville says

    We have fun singing carols in the car, to pass the time! Really tho-the best part is getting to our destination!

  49. 449

    Sharon C says

    visiting family

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    Mary Somerville says

    I would choose the Chevrolet Spark. It has plenty of room for us, and the hatch-back would be convenient. Plus, it is a good looking vehicle!!