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A “Get to Know Alamo” Giveaway!


I spend an inordinate amount of time planning the GBOGH family’s travel, and while I love doing it, I’m always looking for ways to simplify the process! Alamo recently contacted me about its revamped website, and I’m now a fan of its new features, such as the Alamo Deal RetrieverSM tool, and the Alamo Insiders loyalty program. And – woo hoo – Alamo is working with us this week to give away a BIG prize pack to help spread the word!

When Alamo – part of the world’s largest car rental network — re-launched its website, it added the Alamo Deal Retriever system so you can find the best Alamo car rental deal with one click. It searches all valid Alamo deals and coupons on the web to find the best rates to meet your specific needs.

Of course, I tried it out myself. We’re thinking about spending spring break in Myrtle Beach, SC, so I plugged in the dates, and got info on five featured deals, offering either a discount on a set number of days, or a free car upgrade. An additional 10% discount is available if you join the Alamo Insiders program. I think joining (at no cost) is worth it for that perk alone!

To celebrate its new offerings, Alamo is offering one GBOGH reader this fantastic “Get to Know Alamo” prize pack, valued at $206.

Try Alamo's New Deal Retriever


The kit includes:

  • $50 AMEX Card (not pictured)
  • Kindle 6”
  • Colby 7” Portable DVD Player (not pictured)
  • Hasbro Travel Connect 4
  • Hasbro Travel Battleship
  • Alamo Lynx Sport Back
  • Alamo 10oz Wake-Up Coffee Mug
  • Alamo Carabineer Sanitizer with Moisture

I was sold as soon as I saw the Connect 4 game. We’re fierce Connectors in this house!

There are a lot of unique, intuitive features on the new Alamo.com. When you’re making a reservation, you can add-on items like car seats (Step Two), you can upgrade (Step Four), and you can “See Your Savings” in every step of the process.

Here’s your chance to win! By entering your name below you agree to the Official Rules of this giveaway.

Official Rules:

To enter, comment below, and let us know what you think of the new Alamo Deal RetrieverSM! What do you think about the new capabilities?

Our winner will be notified on or before Tuesday, February 19th, and will be asked to provide a physical mailing address anywhere in the U.S. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter, and a U.S. resident. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners’ names will be randomly selected using Randomized.com. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Alamo provided me with a prize pack, in addition to the one being awarded to a lucky GBOGH reader.



  1. Robin said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    It’s a great tool to help me compare rental prices

  2. Denise Donaldson said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    I think it is great and comes in handy!

    winz135 at gmail.com

  3. Sarah S said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    It simplifies the whole rental process. Simple=less stress.

  4. April J said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    It is wonderful! I travel a few times a year so it will come in handy!

  5. Nicole M. said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Cool that you can see add-ons easily. And that everything is laid out on one page. Definitely works for me.

  6. kathy said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    It would be extremely stress freee for me

  7. Valerie Taylor Mabrey said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    think my son in law would ,love using it
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  8. jacqueline said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    it really helps out with the rental process which i dread anyway!!

  9. February 17, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    streamlines deal finding!
    Thanks! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  10. diane Baum said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    This would be wonderful for finding the best deals

  11. james beck said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    looks great

  12. Lori Walker said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    i think the new tool is a good idea and it makes me want to use their brand

  13. Carolyn G said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    I love it because it helps me saves me time and gets me the best prices

  14. Kenny F said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    it’s great!

  15. Crystal F said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    I like that you don’t have to search all over the web for the best deal. It will be so much easier to do everything on one site. thank you!

  16. Rosanne said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    I love that you can do it in one click (find the deals) as I usually spend ours when I’m trying to find the best deal.

  17. Erica C. said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    I like that it’s a one-stop shop…no need to do a lot of research.

  18. Deb C said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 1:19 am

    I think it’s a good tool for shoppers and their families.

  19. jen gersch said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 5:58 am

    i like that it makes things so simple

  20. amy delong said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    makes things easier,will try next time I travel

  21. Aimee Fontenot said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    I love that the Deal Retriever is so easy to use. You can find many deals, and they vary depending on what you’re searching for.

  22. Jill Myrick said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    As an Alamo Insider I love the deal Retriever.
    It makes planning a vacation for my family so much easier and helps me to save money that I can use to do other things with my children while we are on vacation.


  23. Susan Smith said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I love Alamo Deal Retriever because it helps me saves me time and gets me the best prices.

  24. Sonya said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    It’s a great way to know you’re saving money!

  25. Lisa A. said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    I love that I don’t have to go searching for deals and coupons — it does it for me!

  26. Peggy Rydzewski said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    Anything to make the process at the airport is so wonderful..

  27. McKim said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    I like it. Makes it easier to know what you’re getting.

  28. Wendi S said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    I love it. I love you can look into the xtras like available car seats while you are on line.

  29. Debra Ford said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    I like the idea that it can help me save time and gets me the best prices

  30. Geoff K said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    The new Deal Retriever sounds awesome! I’m so used to scouring the net and various sites to combine coupons, discount codes, etc., so to have one app do all that for me would save a lot of time!

  31. debboe said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    The new Deal Retriever is an awesome idea!

    • Debbie C said,
      February 18, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

      Deal Retriever is an awesome idea

    • Debbie C said,
      February 18, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

      that should be Debbie C ( not Debboe) lol

  32. Cee Love said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    I love anything that can bring deals to me instead of having me going to look for them. That is definitely A plus in my book.

  33. Paula Tavernie said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    I like it!! It sounds great!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  34. Jeanette H. said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Really cool! Probably be a big help when needing a deal.

  35. Kirsten said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    Sounds fabulous

  36. susan smoaks said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    the deal retriever will really be useful to help me save money!!!

  37. Heather S said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    I like it I have had good experiences using Alamo

  38. February 18, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    It looks like it will come in handy for our spur of the moment travel ideas.

  39. soha molina said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    I like this new feature. It makes getting the best deals much easier.

  40. Vikki Billings said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    I love that it compares other car rental agencies prices so that you can make sure to get the best deal out there. Finding the best deal out there and saving the most money is always a useful tool.

  41. Sand said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    I really like it, makes renting easier!

  42. Suzie Williams said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    I think it would be great for traveling!

  43. Brian E. said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…a convenient way to find Alamo deals and coupons on the web & find the best rates !