Road Trips And Alamo Rent A Car: Tween/Teen Tuesday


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I hope you’ll come share your posts about your not-so-little-but-not-so-big kids with me.

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Let’s talk road trips.


We love a good road trip. A pack up the car, plug in the iPhone, and dig out the bag of snacks road trip.

Recently, Alamo Rent A Car re-launched their website with their brand new Alamo Deal RetrieverSM system to make finding the best Alamo car rental deal more efficient and affordable for you and your family. The Alamo Deal Retriever searches all valid Alamo deals and coupons on the web to find the best rates to meet customers’ needs and instantly offers customers the best deals that apply to their upcoming trips.

How cool is that? I love that all you have to do is plug in your dates and city and Alamo finds the deals for you.

These boys love road trips.

They love watching movies, playing games in the car, and possibly the Starbucks stops.

Jack-AlamoMichael-AlamoI think traveling with tweens is so much… dare I say it… easier than traveling with littles – no car seats to mess with, no stopping for diaper changes, and no screaming. It’s definitely more relaxing!

Can you guess who my car screamer was?

We’re all about saving money on car rentals (more to spend during the Starbucks stops!).


There are many unique, intuitive features on the new Some of my favorites are auto-fill of locations when placing your reservations (love this feature when I’m in a hurry!), add additional items to your reservation (like car seats) right in the 2nd step, upgrade during the reservation process, and “See Your Savings” every step of the way to keep track of the dollars you’re spending!

The Alamo Deal RetrieverSM is a new technology that will allow you to find the best Alamo deals very easily – it’s all about the deal, customized just for you!

If you join the Alamo Insiders Program, you’ll get a guaranteed additional 10% off (or more!) each reservation you make. To join Alamo Insiders, you’ll need to enter your name, email address, and zip code – that’s it!

 This post is sponsored by Alamo Rent A Car. This post was originally a giveaway, and has been edited. I exchange for this post, Alamo provided me with a Get To Know Alamo prize pack and generously gave one to one of my readers. I love the idea of using Alamo’s new programs to book my family’s future road trips. 


  1. Jessica F says

    I rented with Alamo for work recently… Great service and nothing exciting to report! That’s always what you want to hear!

  2. Gramma Teetsie Thompson says

    Haven’t used Alamo yet, but in very near future will be using them in AZ to relocate and won’t want to bother family out there. So I have signed up for everything…..would love to be able to get great deals.

  3. Kustom Kissers says

    Last May I rented a minivan from Alamo while in South Carolina for my cousin’s wedding. I had no idea how many trips I would be making to the airport to pickup or drop off family members during that visit. Thank goodness I had a comfy ride!

  4. Tabathia B says

    It’s been a few years since using alamo but I liked their service more than enterprise and they actually tried to find a solution when the only car available wasn’t big enough for our family to travel

  5. Kelly R. says

    I had a very positive experience renting a car during a trip to Las Vegas a few years back, no problems at all!

  6. Kelly @eclecticmommy says

    Signed up as an insider. And I totally agree, babies are more difficult road trippers. A TON to pack ad lots of stops

  7. Kelly says

    I do not have an Alamo story, since we often drive and don’t use a rental, but I was intrigued by the program, so will consider Alamo next time

  8. Lisa Brown says

    Rented a car to travel to Oregon. Service was good, car was clean and did not leave us stranded.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  9. Kelli says

    I’ve never rented from Alamo, but I will definitely consider them for future travel plans. It sounds like people have been happy with them.

  10. Vicki Lesage says

    I became a loyal Alamo fan about 6 years ago on a trip to Slovenia. The guy at the rental desk was extremely helpful and friendly. He was proud of his country and gave us great tips on things to see and do, both the tourist must-sees and a cool stuff off the beaten path. The car rental experience itself was fast and easy. Overall a wonderful experience that has stayed with me over the years, leaving a lasting, positive impression of Alamo.

  11. Sarah Hirsch says

    we had a good experience renting a car from alamo in las vegas. everything went smoothly without any issues

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I rented from Alamo years ago with my parents and I remember getting our car quickly and that it was very clean.

  13. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    My Family Took A Vacation To Myrtle Beach Large Extended Family! We Needed 5 Large Suv, Or Vans To Rent To Hit The Road In! Alamo Was THere With Fast Friendly Service! We Even Got A Group Discount! Amazing Service! Great Vacation :)

  14. says

    I actually haven’t used Alamo, but if they have good deals, I will definitely consider using them for our family vacation in August! Great giveaway!
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

  15. Sarah Z says

    Alamo gave us the best deal a few years ago when we needed the rental for a few days. It was also very fast service!

  16. Alycia M says

    Rented from Alamo for a work trip this past July. I drove off the lot and found the inside of my car covered in ants. Horrified, I immediately turned around and the agent was so apologetic – they immediately gave me an (upgraded) new car, took a percentage off of my bill and gave me a credit for my next rental. I was very impressed with their customer service and would definitely rent from them again.

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  17. June L says

    I don’t have a care renting experience. But so far I like Alamo and will look to them first when I am able to have a road trip.

  18. Katherine H says

    I went with some friends to a concert in a car they rented from Alamo! The car was very nice and comfortable. We had a great time!


    My sister rented a car a few months ago when she was here from Alamo and have to say the people were amazing! SO friendly and quick with all the paperwork it was great!

  20. Jessica Poston says

    I’ve actually never been in the position to have to rent a car before! Mine but broken down for a while,but since I don’t have a job at the moment I didn’t *need* to go anywhere.

  21. McKim says

    I rented a car online to pick up at the Pittsburgh airport. After many delays, I arrived there at 1:00 am. I was exhausted and almost in tears. The counter person couldn’t have been more kind and helpful.

  22. Katherine says

    I haven’t yet had the opportunity touse Alamo but have to rent a car for this summers vacation so will check them out

  23. Ally says

    I actually have never used Alamo Rent a Car (I’m not old enough to rent a car!) but I’ve heard great things from family and friends (:

  24. Jean says

    My family has used Alamo a few times, usually picking up and dropping off at airports. It’s never been anything but painless – they are great at getting you on your way, which is wonderful after a long flight.

  25. Sheila Hickmon says

    I’ve used them a few time, and loved the customers service each time. I liked the prices and had no problems.

  26. golden storm says

    my mother used them when she came to visit me and the experience was great,,she had only good things to say

  27. says

    I was in Texas headed to the airport to catch my flight home. Suddenly our tire blew right next to an Alamo Rent a Car shop. We went in and they helped us get a car in a hurry to make it to the airport in time. SO thankful!

  28. dani marie says

    we used them to rent a car for a trip to Vegas. It was so easy and so much nicer than taking our beat up old truck. made the 4hr drive relaxing instead of stressful!.

  29. kim says

    We had this bright idea to go on a weekend getaway to another island, I made reservations at another car company, but when we got there they said they didn’t have our reservations & the weekend we went the cars were all sold out! I thought oh no we spend all this money to come & no car? But next door was Alamo, I walked over got a car right there! BAM!! They got our back!

  30. Diana Stanhope says

    Every time we use Alamo we have a great experience. They are fast and courteous and always have the right car for what we need.

  31. MaryAnn C. says

    I haven’t used Alamo yet, but now that I have read such great reviews I look forward to trying them in the future.

  32. Heather! says

    My only experience with Alamo was about ten or twelve years ago when a girlfriend and I traveled across the country with our dogs. The car was brand-spankin’ new and the service was great! Definitely a positive experience.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  33. Linda Kwolek says

    I do not have an Alamo Experiecnce to share (yet) but I wish I knew about this when we went to Seattle last year.

  34. Bethany M says

    We were in an accident with an alamo driver and the insurance was handled very well.
    bethanyg153 at gmail dot com

  35. Heather says

    My grandfather and I rented a car through alamo for a road trip from Milwaukee airport to Green Bay (huge Packers fans!)

  36. Kristie D. says

    I had to rent a car for a trip and the agent was very nice. I was impressed especially because they were so busy and the line was so long! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  37. Angie W. says

    My husband and I travel to see his family across the country and the last time we did we got a car from Alamo. We had a great experience and they even upgraded us for free!

  38. Albert Ruiz says

    I haven’t had the opportunity to rent a car from Alamo yet but I am planning a trip for next month and their prices are very affordable.

  39. Tamra H says

    I’ve never had to rent a car before, but we are planning on using Alamo for an upcoming vacation in March. I’ve researched pricing on their website, and it’s very user friendly!

  40. Geoff K says

    I signed up for Alamo Insiders. I actually used Alamo on a recent trip to Grand Rapids and had a problem-free experience — no wait at pick-up or drop-off, and absolutely no issues with the SUV I rented. Thanks!

  41. says

    A positive car renting experience I’ve had with Alamo, was actually the first time I rented a car. I didn’t really need to rent one at the time, for any special purpose, but I won a free one day rental, and it was pretty fun.

  42. Marysa says

    I rented from Alamo a long time ago, when I lived in Arizona and I was traveling and in a pinch, it was a positive experience.

  43. Ashley Morrissey says

    I’ve never personally used Alamo because I haven’t had the necessity to rent a car. However, all of my friends and family only have positive experiences using them!

  44. Melissa VandenBerg says

    I used Alamo in Florida after a run in at a competitiors…excellent service and they fixed the problem!!

  45. cathy henatyszen says

    sharing a positive Alamo Rent A Car renting experience

    my brother uses them all the time, I haven’t had to rent a car for a long time. He says they have great service and vehicles

  46. Vikki Billings says

    I have rented from Alamo before, its been about a year since the last time we rented from them but we rented a car and went to Alabama to visit my fiance’s family. We had a great experience, they had great rental agents and they were really friendly!

  47. Jill L says

    A while back we were traveling with two cranky kids and feeling pretty cranky ourselves. We were hot and tired after our plane ride. Well the agent was so helpful and patient with us. He was able to get us a car that would suit our needs. Great experience.

  48. Susan Smith says

    We rented a car when we went to Tampa and had a positive experience. We were pleased that the check out and check process was quick.

  49. Christina Nickerson says

    The last time I rented from Alamo, I was in San DIego and driving to Temecula for a training. They asked me if I wanted to upgrade to a Mustang. I said no, I didn’t see the point in spending the money. The gentleman processed my papers and handed me the keys, and said he wanted to make sure I had a great time. He had upgraded me to the Mustang. It was awesome to drive. I will now upgrade! LOL!!

  50. says

    I have signed up for Alamo insiders!!! We actually just used Alamo 2 weeks ago for our trip to Las Vegas! They were great, fast at the counter and also returning the car :)

  51. Diane Allstadt says

    We have rented from Alamo almost every year for our family vacation. Never had a problem with their cars. Always clean and dependable

  52. Jennifer B. says

    We went on vacation to New Mexico on the day after my birthday. We planned to drive through the mountains and I was nervous about having a safe vehicle to drive on the winding roads. The folks at Alamo wished me a happy birthday and upgraded me to a big strong 4-wheel drive SUV.

  53. Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…signed up…we had an Alamo rental in Miami this past Fall for a long weekend; excellent customer service & no problems with the vehicle.

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