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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. melinda g said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    I like anything that makes travel plans easier. Sometimes it’s a real slog to get everything you need for a trip done online.

  2. Jackie Koller said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    Sounds fantastic. If it can make travel plans easier, that’s great!!

  3. Linda C said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    We take a lot of trips with our grandson and the Alamo
    Deal Retriever would help a lot. The reservation process looks painless and easy to understand.

  4. Jody Sisson said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    Anything that makes travel planning easier i like, i will be giving it a try for our next vacation.

  5. Ann Fantom said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    I like Alamo’s Deal Retriever because it is quick and easy to use. Plus I’m all for anything that can save me money!

  6. Jiayan Xiang said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    I like it; kind of cute deal finder.

  7. Deb Van Sicklin said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    ooooh, entertainment for the kids! This would be great to keep them busy on the drive up to the moutains!

  8. Cherie Gallinati said,
    February 13, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    so easy to use! i don’t have kids, but the capability to add on a car seat is MARVY.

  9. April Brenay said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    Extremely easy to use, very excited about it, i’m also an insider!!

  10. Amanda L. said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    It makes it easier to find good deals on car rentals!

  11. Amelia said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    I think they are awesome!

  12. debbie said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    I think it is great- it saves time and money.

  13. Heather! said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I think it’s brilliant! Finding the right rental car can be such a pain in the butt. From my experience, at least you know with Alamo that you’re going to get a comfortable and dependable vehicle, so if they will help me find the best price, too, that’s a total win!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  14. Kristen m said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    I love that it works really well on my iPad and doesn’t require flash or anything!
    Blue65829 at aol dot com

  15. KIM HARDY said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Wow. This is a huge time saver as well as making it so much easier

  16. Cynthia C said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    It looks nice and I appreciate that there are no “surprise” fees.

  17. EMMA L HORTON said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 10:27 am


  18. Kathleen said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    It sounds really great but I would have to try it first to be really sure

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  19. Ashley S said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Something I can actually do.. looks very easy and I love how not cluttered the site is!

  20. rachel said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    It’s pretty awesome and a natural fit for the company.

  21. Monique Rizzo said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    I think its great. Very handy. Anything that makes my life easier is a wonderful invention! Looks very easy to use too.
    Thanks for the chance.

  22. Sarah Hirsch said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    i think it sounds like a great way to find the best rates!

  23. Barbara M said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    It’s fantastic with great features!
    Would love driving it on our next trip.
    Thank you.

  24. Kyl Neusch said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    great way to save money

  25. Terri said,
    February 14, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    I love that it searches for coupons!

  26. Pat said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    I love that it is easier to make plans then previously!

  27. Stephanie V. said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 2:22 am

    love the deals – could have totally used that so many times this year!

  28. Livivua Chandler said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    great for spare of moment get aways

  29. Ron Miller said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Honestly, I’ve been using google for years for discounts and coupons for most all of my major purchases, and renting a car is one I’ve always searched “Company Name discount coupons codes”. It has saved me so much over time, don’t know I’d do it any different with a company specific engine, it might point you only to the offers that company wants you to take advantage of

  30. Mary Calabrese said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    I’m all for anything that saves me money.

  31. Holly S. said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    It’s pretty cool; I signed up. I mean, who doesn’t like to get the best deal available? Thanks. hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  32. Kim W said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    I like it, should make my next road trip easier

  33. Amanda K. said,
    February 15, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    If it makes traveling easier, then I absolutely love it.

  34. RJ L. said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    It will make finding the best deal a lot faster

  35. Michelle W said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    I love the extra discount just for be a member

  36. Marcia Goss said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    I’m an Alamo Insider member. I haven’t used the Deal Retriever yet, but it will make it easier to find a great deal.

  37. Albert said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Alamo is always finding new ways to make the car rental process easier/faster for their customers. I am an Alamo insiders member and I love it, you get huge savings and the customer service is great.

  38. Shannon Barnes said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    I love how easy it makes everything!

  39. laura ari said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    I love the new deal retriever. It makes it so easy to find a good deal!

  40. Tabathia B said,
    February 16, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    I like how much time it saves and I don’t have to visit various websites for the best deal to suit my needs

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  41. Christine said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    We used Alamo rental car a few years ago when we went to Florida. Our trip was great and the car was neat & clean.
    Thanks for the chance!

  42. Daniel M said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    great way to compare prices

  43. Candice Hull said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    I love that it shows several different options and all the ways to save. I am a meticulous planner and hate when you are only shown one form of saving and you have to hunt down any others, it wastes time.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  44. Shannon said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    I’m all for anything that makes it easier to find the best deal

  45. Samii Meyer said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 2:40 am

    It seems like it would make it very easy to find deals, and that is very helpful. Cute prize pack – lots of entertainment for the kids!!

  46. dani marie said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    great idea!!! so much easier and helpful. two thumbs up!!

  47. Traci Suppa said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Hi; I can’t figure out how to do that on my end, but what I can do is this: tomorrow night I will be selecting the winner. After that, I’ll delete your comment, so you shouldn’t get any notifications after that point. So, it should only happen for one more day. So sorry about the inconvenience; I know it’s a pain! –Traci

  48. Karen Gonyea said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    What a great idea 🙂 I love anything that makes things easier 🙂

  49. denise said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    Sounds like it makes travel planning easier.

  50. april yedinak said,
    February 17, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    I think the new tool is great. It is so time consuming to have to search for deals using endless scenarios for the best outcome. This way they do the work for you.