Today At 1pm EST Only: Easy Savings On Car Rentals Available Today

Today’s Daily Getaways are discounted car rental certificates from Alamo Car Rental.

If you’re new to Daily Getaways, think of this as “Vacations For Real People” (or vacations for normal people).  It’s no secret that I love showing my family the world.  I took my wife and daughter to Paris a few years ago for Valentine’s Day on a long weekend, but we’re just as likely to pile into the car and drive up to HersheyPark.  We prefer to travel to places like Italy and Greece to explore the culture, but those trips aren’t accessible to everyone.

Even though I preach the strategy of earning miles to just about everyone I meet (sorry, for those of you tired of hearing me babble on), most folks aren’t trying to fly First Class in an apartment to the Middle East.  Or pop over to Sydney for a long weekend.  We decided to head down to the Fort Myers area in Florida this year for spring break and were surprised to find at least a dozen of our friends from Virginia had chosen the same destination as us.

Some drove, some flew, none of them stayed at a St. Regis, Ritz or Four Seasons.  For that group, which are the normal folks, Daily Getaways can represent a significant value.  Not all deals will, but there are still plenty of savings to be had. Here are the details on the Alamo certificates:

Get a $50 Alamo Car Rental Certificate For $25:

There are only 2000 of these available and since it’s an easy, straight discount I expect these to go quickly.

You can purchase up to 3 certificates total which means you can save up to $75 on a car rental (or multiple rentals).  The T&C state that the certificate cannot be combined with any other discount offer or promotional rate, so keep that in mind.  I don’t have a ton of experience with Alamo, so I’m not sure how tightly they’ll regulate you using these along with a discount code.

I’ve had success with some Daily Getaways offers in the past purchasing them for multiple members of our household (I bought Busch Gardens and SeaWorld tickets in both my name and my wife’s), and you might be able to do that here as well.  Keep in mind that it’s a limit of 3 certificates per rental, so if you score 6 you’ll need to split them up on two reservations.

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5 Comments

  1. My experience with the Alamo certificates last year was that the Alamo Insider code that comes with your signing up with alamo.com for their frequent renter program gave me very good discounts. I can’t guarantee there were no other discount codes that were even better but the Alamo Insider code was very good, usually getting me rates that were significantly better than the rates available on broad aggregator search sites that don’t use any special coupon codes. Additionally, the $50 discount applied to the rental rate can often mean that much less taxes/fees get assessed, all of the ones that are applied on a percentage basis. So a common case for me was I’d make a reservation that would be $110 elsewhere, but only $100 after taxes/fees with the Alamo Insider code discount. Then with the $50 certificate applied, I’d be down to $35 out of pocket. $35 plus the $25 I paid for the certificate means I paid $60 total, so a savings of $40 and not merely a savings of $25.

  2. @PH how is that possible when the T&C on the said $50 cert states that you have to book via a special 800 number which has jacked up rates already – deeming the deal as worthless!

    1. @Kalboz, the terms and conditions are fairly specific. “When using more than one (1) certificate, reservations must be made by calling 1-866-626-9102.” So ONLY if you want to use multiple do you have to use their toll-free number. If you are not trying to use more than one certificate on a reservation, you can simply enter the code into one of the discount fields while making a reservation on alamo.com. (There are several such fields, I don’t remember which one but the email from Alamo with the codes was clear.) I rent cars often enough that I was happy enough to distribute the use of the certificates I bought last year across the same number of reservations, using one certificate at a time.

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