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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. Annalynn Cox said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Its always great to see your savings, and the new Deal retriever makes booking simpler, since you know all the options.

  2. Jennifer B. said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    I like the concept of the new “Alamo Deal Retriever”. It will speed up my search for the best deal. I won’t have to search all over the web to find the available discounts.

  3. Joe said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    Love Alamo. The new Deal Retriever makes bookings alot easier!!

  4. Michael H. said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    Its a fantastic idea, not having to search different sites to find what ever deal is out there, get it directly from the rental company themselves

  5. Karon said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    I love looking at just one site to see all the deals available for a product/service, so I would definitely check out the “Alamo Deal Retriever.”

  6. Tina E said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    I like it, but I looked at Atlanta and it says “College Park” (which is where the airport is). I think that someone who doesn’t know that Hartsfield-Jackson International is in College Park might be a little confused, since none of the options say “Atlanta”.

  7. Barbara said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    The Alamo Deal Retriever makes finding a deal easy.

  8. Elena said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    I like that it helps me to find the best deal. Thank you for the giveaway!

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  9. Heather Speaks said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    My family loves road trips as I’m not too keen on flying..We hope to travel to Florida this summer so, this is great..I like the ‘See Your Savings’ feature…it has up-to-the-minute tracking of what I’ll be saving…and by signing up as an Alamo Insider, I’ll save even more..I love it!

  10. February 11, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Anytime I can save some time by having all the deals presented to me at once instead of randomly searching online for coupon codes, etc., I’m all in! (Great giveaway, btw!)

  11. Kelly D said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    I entered information for an upcoming trip I am taking and the deal retriever immediately pulled up an upgrade as well as 10% off. I found the deal retriever to be convenient, quick, and easy to use. The savings and upgrade would come in really handy for our upcoming trip. Thanks!

  12. JC from NJ said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Love not having to separatly search for coupons. Great idea Alamo!!

  13. Amanda Hoffman said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    i love how it saves you money

  14. Natalie J Vandenberghe said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

    I am so old that I am totally in awe of such wonderful technology! I can’t imagine how efficient it would be to use the Alamo Deal Retriever. Anything that helps me find a great deal I appreciate. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Leigh said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    Ok, so truth is I didn’t go on their website, but I figured it doesn’t hurt to enter. If I win, maybe (maybe), I’ll share the Connect 4 with you since you love it! :0)

  16. Jessica F said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    I love that it always gives you the best Alamo deal and that you always get 10% off!

  17. Megan M. said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    I think it’s great that for a no-cost membership, you can get an automatic 10% off. That’s like free money! I think the option to upgrade during checkout is cool, too. If you see that you’re under budget and want to add some extra luxury or fun, you don’t have to go all the way back in the process. The Deal Retriever is pretty cute, too 🙂

  18. Sharon R said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Anything that makes travel arrangements easier & more affordable GED my vote!!

  19. Sharon R said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 9:38 pm


  20. Jacob said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    I like that it puts all your deals in one spot. I really hate having to search around so this is really convenient for me. I love it!

  21. Jessie C. said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    I like the new Deal retriever, it makes searching and planning easier as my family travels a lot.

  22. InACents said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    I’m hoping the new program really does save money compared to other programs.

  23. Linda Bundrick said,
    February 11, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    The new Alamo Deal RetrieverSM is a great time saver…no more hunting down savings that apply to my rental needs, this tool does all the work for you, and enters the discount code for you, and gives you the option to be flexible for even greater savings…I love this.

  24. February 11, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    I love the new Deal Retriever! When planning for family travel, I can use all the help I can get!

  25. February 11, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    I love that the Alamo Deal Retriever gives the option for flexible travel dates within a month. This makes it much easier to find great deals!

  26. Naomi said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    I LOVE that the Alamo Deal Retriever gives the option for flexible travel dates and shows the different discount options for that time frame. Looks great!

  27. February 12, 2013 @ 1:08 am

    I just plugged in the dates for a trip to Mexico we are going to take soon and it found a 20% discount coupon I hadn’t found yet. I’m already an Alamo Insiders so “ca-ching!” Loved it!

  28. Linda said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Nice that you can see the coupons/specials all in one place, but I was hoping it would offer prices on that page so I could see everything in one place. Nice to know it’s there, however, for pricing out my next rental.

  29. latanya said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I really like it. I think it is a great money saver. The money off and discounts are a plus!

  30. Melissa M said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    I love it! Anything to help me get a great deal!

  31. Mami2jcn said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I think it’s a great tool to plan your trip!

  32. Tiffany Winner said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    i like any company’s programs that helps me save money

  33. February 12, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Hopped over here after seeing your link on my Airstream Ranch post; Tried out the Deal Retriever and found it easy to use and quick. Like others I searched for Atlanta and found only College Park…Having lived there I knew that was the airport, but most would not…Alamo might want to check for hitches like this…Cool prize package they’re offering here

  34. Fiona said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    This is the first I have heard about Alamo Deal Retriever, but I will be checking it out!

  35. Rebecca Roberts said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    I like anything that makes planning travel easier and faster and I am a fan of saving money. I too was sold on Connect Four and the travel hand sanitizer!

  36. Ashley H said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    I love how easy it is to use!

  37. Michael DeGeorge said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    Snazzy little program Alamo has put together. Even worked on my iPhone. Like how simple it was to use. We’re planning a trip to FL and this will come in handy!

  38. D SCHMIDT said,
    February 12, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I think it is a great idea and gives me a very positive impression of Alamo.

  39. Christina said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    Good info to remember next time we head south

  40. David Eastburn said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    We just got back from a trip to Denver (notorious for high rental car prices), but we booked a full size minivan through the Alamo website for a much better deal than we found anywhere else.
    The pick-up and drop-off experience was great too (in and out no hassles!!!). Alamo will be high on our list next time.

  41. Bonnie Cox said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    This will make booking a trip so much easier.

  42. jodeen said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Very time saving idea when you are busy planning your vacation!

  43. Margaret Smith said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    I like this idea. It’s a great way to save money and make reserving a car easier.

  44. Jeanna said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    I like this idea. What a time saver/stress reliever this will be when making travel arrangements! Thanks Alamo!

  45. Sue Ellison said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    I like the new Deal Retriever, it’s easy to use and simplifies the booking process.

  46. Shannon Baas said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Great idea for travel.

  47. Becky Richied said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    I think it is a awesome, and booking a cinch.

  48. colleen boudreau said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    I love Alamo, and I love saving money! 🙂

  49. Ellie W said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    I love it and will be using it to search for a rental when we go to Disney World next October.

  50. Adrienne gordon said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    it is an easy way to save at Alamo