Alamo Car Rental Free Class Upgrade (and $100 AmEx gift card giveaway!)

Don’t look now, but the holidays are right around the corner.

Many folks get to enjoy the holiday season in their hometowns with their families, and even in their own homes. Then there are probably just as many who must travel for the holidays in order to be with loved ones. We all know travel can be stressful (but oftentimes so worth it, as far as I’m concerned), especially with young children (see my above parenthetical comment), so Alamo Car Rental and I would like to tell you about how you might be able to relieve some of the burden.

You’re a family of four and you’re flying across the country to see relatives for the holidays. In the interest of saving a bit of money, you choose a compact rental car. Everyone will fit; it might just be a tight squeeze. Well, Alamo wants you to not have to sacrifice comfort so they’re offering a free car class upgrade on your rental in the United States or Canada! This offer is available on Compact through Midsize cars and valid through February 4, 2013.

Not bad, right? That’s not all, though. To help spread the word of this promotion, I’ve teamed up with Alamo for a pretty outstanding giveaway. Alamo has offered up a spectacular gift basket for one lucky reader. The basket includes:

  • Alamo branded Striped Boat Tote bag (carry-on?)
  • Alamo branded travel coffee mug (need that caffeine, especially for those early flights!)
  • Alamo branded sunglasses (hopefully you’ll be traveling somewhere sunny and warm for the holidays)
  • Alamo keychain (add it to the collection!)
  • Travel Scrabble game (to fend off boredom when the electronic gadgets die out)
  • iTrip iPhone/iPod car adapter (for the requisite family sing-alongs)
  • $100 American Express gift card (!!!)

Entering to win is pretty easy:

  1. Just leave a comment on this post (this is mandatory!) stating how you would use, during the holiday season, the money you save by going with the free upgrade promotion from Alamo. Another special present for Grandma? A new bike for Little Bobby? Or, if you’re a working mom like me, to treat yourself to a spa visit? You may do this once.
  2. For an additional entry, you may like The Working Mom’s Travels on Facebook, then come back to this post to leave another comment letting me know you’ve just liked the page. If you’re already a fan, you may leave another comment letting me know you’ve been likin’ my page for some time. You may do this once.
  3. No more than two comments total per entrant. Any additional comments will be deleted and not considered.
  4. All comments will be given a number (the first comment will be #1, the second comment will be #2, and so on). I will use random.org to select a number; the author of the comment corresponding to that number will be the winner! I will notify the winner via email shortly after the giveaway period ends. If the winner does not reply to the notification email within forty-eight (48) hours, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly selected via random.org.
  5. The giveaway period begins November 11, 2012. All entries must be received by 11:59pm CST on November 18, 2012. Good luck!

(Because the discount and this promotion aren’t wonderful enough, you can save even more by signing up for the Alamo Insiders loyalty program and get an additional 10% off any Alamo promotion. Sign up here.)

Of course, though, there is some fine print I must include.

Terms and conditions of the Alamo discount: Offer is subject to standard rental conditions. Valid for a one-car-class upgrade applied at the time of reservation, for reservations of a Compact through Midsize car. Blackout dates may apply. A 24-hour advance reservation is required. Not valid with any other discount or promotional rate. Void where prohibited. Subject to availability and valid only at participating locations in the US and Canada. Offer valid through February 4, 2013.

Terms and conditions of The Working Mom’s Travel’s giveaway: You do not have to rent a car with Alamo and go with the free upgrade in order to participate in the giveaway, though I’m sure Alamo would love it if you do, and you’d make me look good. Immediate family members of The Working Mom’s Travels are not eligible for the prize. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure: For hosting this giveaway on behalf of Alamo Car Rental, I receive the same gift basket described above, which includes all of the same items.

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0 Responses to Alamo Car Rental Free Class Upgrade (and $100 AmEx gift card giveaway!)

  1. Laura Passini November 11, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    I would use the gift card for a nice dinner out in early January before we go see The Book of Mormon. Also the upgrade would be nice for when we go to Oahu in less than a month!

  2. Laura Passini November 11, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    I have been a fan of your page ever since you started it! I’m a fan of all your creative endeavors!

    • Francesca November 11, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      You’re so sweet, Laura. Thank you.

  3. Kelly D November 11, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    I would use the extra money towards a hostess gift when we visit friends and family over the holidays. Thanks!

  4. Mary Happymommy November 11, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    I would use the savings to buy my son a bike.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  5. Mary Happymommy November 11, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I like you on Facebook.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  6. mistyfuji November 11, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    I’d use the money I saved to buy gas & visit my son in college this year!

  7. mistyfuji November 11, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    I liked your Facebook page. Can’t wait to read it! 😉

  8. craig zabransky (@StayAdventurous) November 11, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Alamo – I just rented from them in Scotland… loads of miles in Alamo country for sure. I’d use the gift card to buy some holiday cocktails for my friends… it will probably cover a round of martinis in NYC 🙂

    for the upgrade, be nice to have on the way to PA for the holidays… I’ll be renting a car, be great to have an upgrade so I can overpack 🙂

    stay adventurous, Craig

  9. Megan Kelley November 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    I would use the money on gifts for my many nephews!

  10. Pola (@jettingaround) November 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m with on Francesca – would totally go for a spa treatment! Cool giveaway.
    (Oh, and you know I follow you on FB 🙂 ).

  11. Shannon November 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I’d use the savings for new clothes. Just had a baby!

  12. Shannon Finer November 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    I “Like” you on FB!

  13. ashleyhewell November 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I’d use it for some Starbucks coffee to keep me going during the holiday madness.

  14. ashleyhewell November 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I like you on facebook.

  15. mz neha (@MzNeha) November 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    i would use the giftcard to get my mom dolce & gabanna gift set for xmas! she loves that perfume and i really want to suprise her!

  16. mz neha (@MzNeha) November 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    i like you on fb! name is neha david =]

  17. Mark Maz November 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    I’d like to go for a drive. Sounds like I could win everything I would need!!

  18. tcarolinep November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I’d put it towards a tablet purchase, probably iPad

  19. tcarolinep November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I like you on FB
    Jessie c.

  20. Teri Crawford November 12, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I would love to just go on a first EVER vacation with my family, even if it’s just to a sister state. Just a day of fun, relaxation and a nice dinner would be GREAT!!

  21. Norma November 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I would use it for a Wii for the whole family to enjoy!

  22. Traveling Ted (@travelingted) November 13, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I too like Pola would use it on a spa treatment. I might get a manicure and pedicure after a grueling hike 🙂

  23. John November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    I would use the cash to take that car somewhere fun – perhaps up to the slopes for a day of snowboarding.

  24. travelrinserepeat November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    And I’m a long time liker of your facebook page 🙂

  25. Tabathia B November 13, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    I would use to take me shopping for a new pair of jeans

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  26. LAMusing November 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    I’d use it to pay for Christmas dinner grocery shopping!

  27. LAMusing November 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I like you on Facebook (as the name in my email address)

  28. Janice November 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    I’d use it to take my parents out to eat

  29. Wen November 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    I’d use the money to “upgrade” my gift to myself 😉

  30. Neiddy Ruiz November 14, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    I would use the extra $ to buy a gift for my son’s kindergarten teacher, I am so grateful for everything she is teaching him. She has a great heart. God Bless her!

  31. Neiddy Ruiz November 14, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    Fan #1000!!! Congrats and I LIke on facebook as Leidy Ruiz!

  32. Jill November 14, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I like you on facebook (and in real life, too).

  33. Jill November 14, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I would love the iPhone charger and the travel Scrabble! I would use the $100 giftcard to buy picture frames and finally create a fancy picture gallery on one of my walls. I need to do everything on Pinterest, duh.

  34. hereswhatifound November 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I would buy a better camera for my kids. They love to take pictures on our adventures and need a camera of their own!

  35. hereswhatifound November 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I like you on facebook (Sharon Williams)

  36. Julie November 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    I would use it towards gas to go home and visit my mom thansk

  37. Julie November 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  38. Livivua c November 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    I would definitely treat myself somewhere out after slaving in a hot kitchen during the holidays

  39. Livivua c November 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I like you on facebook

  40. Elena November 15, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    I would use it to pay for hotel night stay in San Francisco

  41. Elena November 15, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I like you on Facebook (Elena Istomina)

  42. Alaine November 15, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I would use it to put towards groceries for the holiday season!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  43. Alaine November 15, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    I like you on FB as Alaine Elise
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  44. Dom November 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    I would use the $100 to help add to my prepping stockpile. I’m preparing for the Zombie Apocolypse. The government has been testing with an unknown virus for some time. I believe that if this virus is released or falls into the wrong hands, Z-Day will begin.

    As for the money saved on the class upgrade, I will use that to add to my armory. A new crossbow sounds appealing.

  45. Dom November 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    I already like you on Facebook. What’s up.

  46. michaeldianovsky November 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I would use the extra money for my next vacation!

  47. michaeldianovsky November 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I already liked you on facebook!

  48. kathy artis November 17, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    i would probably spend the money on a gift.
    thanks

  49. kathy artis November 17, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    #1 like The Working Mom’s Travels on FB / kathy rose

  50. Karen Murtagh November 17, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I’ve been liking (and enjoying) Working Mom’s Travels for a while now. 🙂

  51. Karen Murtagh November 17, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Extra money? After shopping yesterday I’m thinking boots but more likely to hit some great sales and pick up extra gifts.

  52. Christella Morris November 17, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I’d use the gift card (and probably most of the other items!) when I go on my next work trip!

  53. Christella Morris November 17, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I also just liked you on Facebook! Wahoo!

  54. Pat Hoffmeister November 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I would use the gift card to meet my monthly obligations.

  55. June L November 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I would use the extra money for a date with my husband.

  56. June L November 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I Like you on Facebook as June Lisle

  57. Dee November 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I would use the extra money towards books for the next semester. It will help out a lot! 🙂

  58. hipandhealthykids November 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    This would be an amazing gift for my parents who will need a rental car on an upcoming trip to Colorado + I would LOVE the gift card to spoil my son at xmas…Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. hipandhealthykids November 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    P.s. I am a follower on FB…Thanks again!


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