Recently, my friends at Alamo reached out to me again to see if I was interested in giving away a prize pack while at the same time mentioning their new “Alamo Deal Retriever” system that they say will make finding the best deal for an Alamo rental a very efficient process.

Alamo says that:

“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.

Alamo does really seem to be excited about this new approach, and they have re-launched their website as a result.  I did a couple of mock searches, and the prices that their website returned were less than the Ultimate Rewards portal that is generally regarded as having some of the best car rental rates.  I’m sure those that are used to digging around in forums for codes to apply to reservations will still do best going that route, but for those who want an easy place to search for Alamo rentals this may be worth checking out.

Alamo wants to hear opinions from anyone who has used the new Deal Retriever, and to incent some feedback (and celebrate their new tool) they are providing me a prize pack to give away to one of you that includes:

  • Two $50 Amex gift cards
  • Kindle 6”
  • Colby 7” Portable DVD Player
  • Hasbro Travel Connect 4
  • Hasbro Travel Battleship
  • Alamo Lynx Sport Back
  • Alamo 10oz Wake-Up Coffee Mug
  • Alamo Carabineer Sanitizer with Moisture

I was happy to mention this change at Alamo in case it is helpful for someone who is interested in an Alamo rental, and of course I was happy to pass along some goodies to one of you. If you have a traveling kid and don’t yet have a portable DVD player, it is worth its weight in gold!

To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post that answers the question “What do you think of the new Alamo Deal Retriever?  and/or What are your thoughts about the new capabilities?”  The deadline to enter is Thursday February 7th at 11:59 PM Central.  Must be 18 years old, one entry per person, void where prohibited by law, no dogs allowed.

 

For those interested,, I was offered a prize pack myself, and told them put the $50 Amex card from my prize pack into yours (for a total of $100), and declined the rest of the goodies.  In other words, I am in no way compensated for this post.

Posted by Mommy Points | 367 Comments

367 Responses to “Alamo Giveaway: Win $100 Amex, 6″ Kindle, Portable DVD Player, and More”

  1. Daniel says:

    Im all up for it if we get better pricing and its easier to get these prices.

  2. Amanda S says:

    Pretty cool. It would be great if other companies follow suit.

  3. Mordy788 says:

    I really like the new Alamo Deal Retriever. It is intuitive and simple to use. Having this new tool can be a real boost for Alamo as more people will be inclined to use a system that is easy to use. It is also aesthetically pleasing. I like it much better than enterprises old looking CRS.

  4. Vivek Doshi says:

    Its great that we can find the cheapest deals without having to spend hours. I spend so much time trying to find coupons that render the cheapest rates. nice to know this will be easy now

  5. tiffany l says:

    i love anything that helps me find a better deal!

  6. Dave says:

    The Alamo Deal Retriever is another potentially good tool to search for cheap car rentals – unfortunately for my time in Phoenix in March, the Chase UR portal gives me cheaper rates…but I’ll keep an eye on this option until I leave.

  7. Jeff says:

    I think it is a great idea…but I’m not sure if it will really be able to find the best deal.

  8. Aaron S says:

    Sounds promising, but it doesn’t really compare rates. I plugged in an upcoming trip, got a $15 off 3 day rental coupon, then got told I couldn’t use it. I’m sticking with CostcoTravel.

  9. Grant says:

    I will have to check out Alamo’s new feature next time I’m looking for car rentals. Hertz, to the best of my knowledge, is one of the few rental car companies that does not impose young driver fees for renters under 25 years old. Such a lame fee in the first place.

  10. Amanda says:

    I love how easy this makes things! Now I don’t have to search around for the best deal, coupons, sign on through special websites, etc.

  11. LetsGetToThePoints says:

    Having one reliable to go site cuts down on the time involved in making trip arrangements. Hats off to ALAMO!

  12. Danny says:

    Seems like an improvement on the old Alamo system, I will definitely include it in my car rental repertoire.

  13. SR says:

    I think it’s a great alternative for deal finding, especially when launched by the rental company itself.

  14. Valeria says:

    I tried the Alamo Deal Retriever but all I was offered was a coupon. The Ultimate Rewards website is still #1 for me! I will use it though as a check before booking in the future.

  15. Jean says:

    I checked their website for an upcoming Maui trip. It wasn’t cheaper than what I already have. It might be that Maui is always expensive!

  16. Julie g says:

    I like the new feature where it searches all Alamo offers.

  17. Rick S says:

    no dogs allowed? pffft!

  18. MrChu says:

    Alamo deal retriever is a good place to start…

  19. AMJ27 says:

    I did three searches through the Alamo Deal Retriever for upcoming car rental we have planned. It looks like my prices through Costco Travel are still better, but it does look like a nice tool to incorporate into how I look for car rental deals in the future.

  20. Bob says:

    I tried for a rental next month, and got a price 15% higher than I could find easily. I’m sure that with more searching I can find non-Alamo deal that will save me even more money.

  21. Kevin G says:

    I like to see that Alamo is proactively helping is get the best deals. The Retriever seems to do a good job of that.

  22. Jim says:

    One stop shop! Saves me time and money.

  23. Aleks K. says:

    I really like that the rental company itself is providing a tool for its customers to find and take advantage of all of its offered deals! This is great and extremely customer-friendly, as opposed as to what a lot of companies do and make us jump through hoops and hunt around the internet for deals that end up potentially not honored. Kudos!

  24. Stephen says:

    Looks like it could be added to my car rental searching tools. I even found a good rate for my vacation in Australia with a free driver.

  25. Very good website makeover. Really helps find the lowest price!

  26. Jamie says:

    Sounds good in theory. It’s cool how it lists a bunch of available discounts, but I thought it would price them out for you. So, you could just look and pick the lowest price. Still, looks pretty decent and the layout is easy to read.

  27. David says:

    Great in concept, hopefully it really will give me the best deal available!

  28. MM says:

    The Alamo deal retriever looks like another great online tool to help me save money when deciding on rental cars. I’m definitely going to check it out for my next booking.

  29. TomyS says:

    Looks promising. Can’t wait to play around abit.

  30. David says:

    I think it’s great

  31. Ryan says:

    Love the concept, but would prefer it show me the “insider” rates without my having to login. I’m willing to login to purchase the rental…but too many clicks to look for a reservation.

    I’m also concerned if the best deal will show up on Kayak / etc. My go to on a broad search.

  32. jon says:

    i would want to try it our first

  33. S. Cooper says:

    I like the “quickness” of finding a great deal. I hope it will prove to have the best rates.

  34. Mike Stuben says:

    I think any tool offered that helps me find the best deals and lower prices is great. I certainly look forward to using it next time I book with Alamo.

  35. JS says:

    Sounds like an improvement, which is always good.

  36. jason says:

    It seems to work pretty well. I looked for a few minutes and couldn’t find a better price than the Alamo website.

  37. Mike says:

    Love it, I spend forever trying to match up coupons and discount codes. I will price out some of my upcoming trips to see how it stacks up against my current reservations.

  38. RobRob says:

    I think the new approach has done exactly what it was supposed to: Get people like me to try Alamo again! It’s been a while since I’ve been a customer – let’s see if the Deal Retriever can change that. While I’m happy just to get a decent car, the budget dept loves a deal! ;)

  39. Laurent says:

    Love it and great improvement from Alamo over its immediate competition.

  40. renee says:

    Love that I no longer have to search for promotion codes, instead they are displayed right on the search page.

  41. Hulagrrl210 says:

    Never tried Alamo before, but I always love a good deal (and minimal work to find it).

  42. Nick says:

    I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but the deal retriever sounds great, can’t wait to try it next time I need a rental

  43. Bethany says:

    Great of Alamo to come up with this. It will save quite a few people from having to search and search for the best deals and it is easy to use. Personally, I prefer using Alamo these days as you get nice cars/suvs and in most cases we get to pick the car WE WANT which in return suits everyones needs. You also get way more friendly staff unlike with Dollar who seem to have a lack of a smile when there. I think Alamo will soon be the leader, if not already :-)

  44. Gustav says:

    I think it looks like a good idea, but in practice I think there are other tools that are better for finding rental car deals, like UR portal, for example. That said, its an improvement nonetheless. Did I win the prize pack??????

  45. phill gold says:

    I think its great. Its fast, its clean and gives good prices. Will definitely use again!
    Thanks!

  46. joel says:

    Making deals easier to find is a good thing.

  47. Alexis L says:

    The Deal Retriver is so easy to use!

  48. My only beef is that the rate it suggested was an “insider” rate, so I had to go find my sign-in and password to even see the rate. I think that would be a pain if I hadn’t signed up yet. Otherwise, it looks great. Thanks for the contest.

  49. John says:

    Super convenient that it inserts the coupon code automatically and indicates why your rental might not be eligible once you click Book Now.

  50. Truthiness says:

    Sounds like a great idea, but will their search be for daily rates or “all in” pricing? I actually do buy some products from auto rental companies (e.g., personal liability insurance for example because I do not own a car; pre-paid refill when their prices are cheaper than local gas stations, etc.) and would expect their searches to “adapt” to these preferences.

  51. Mike says:

    Its nice to know we dont have to hunt down coupons. Makes renting a car easier and time efficient.

  52. Yi says:

    The Alamo Deal Retriever is an interesting tool to search for cheap car rentals. Alamo usually has a good price and I use it often. With this tool, I hope we can get even better deals.

  53. Ari K says:

    Ditto for all above comments

  54. Elena G says:

    Its easy to use and you get better prices. I’m up for that :)

  55. B-Rad says:

    Love the idea! (though a bit skeptical about how well it will work)

  56. Aly says:

    Looks like it will be another tool for the tool box when looking for a good rate.

  57. Wesley C says:

    It’s a nice tool, but I wish you didn’t have to provide any of your own information to get all of the prices.

  58. David says:

    Looks like a great tool that will save me both time and money when finding the best deal. Can’t put a price on that!

  59. Bob Webb says:

    Great idea. I hope other rental companies follow suit!

  60. Alex Hamilton says:

    I will definitely be looking at this site the next time I need a car rental.

  61. dmel says:

    Sounds great. I normally only consider Avis, Hertz or National, but will give Alamo a try with their new deal retriever.

  62. George says:

    It seems good with the coupons showing up right away. Time will tell if the prices are good though.

  63. Mary says:

    I love it! Prices for an SAT minivan are still at $301-$650 with EVERY other website for rental within the next two weeks. I searched with the new “Alamo Deal Retriever” and am renting for $221…and Alamo let me use a coupon code I had, too! Just searched again before this post and no other car company, portal or website is offering me to save $100 or more. Thanks so much Alamo! We will use the savings to visit the Rodeo in SAT!

  64. Liz says:

    I’m always looking for a great deal, and ways to save $… Especially in today’s economy. Great website, easy to use!!

  65. Ashley C says:

    It seems really awesome, and I’m going to check it out for a trip I have coming up in a few months!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  66. Matt B says:

    Highly skeptical. They have every incentive to make you think you’re getting the best deal, while also having no incentive to actually give you best deal (because a dollar saved to customer is a dollar lost to Alamo). So i’d bet this is more marketing gimmickry than revolutionary deal-finding functionality.

  67. Dina says:

    The alamo deal retriever is very easy to use, and the information was very clear as to what the deals are. I really like the new system. Thank you Alamo!

  68. Justin S says:

    Great solution for making reservation shopping much easier

  69. Silvia says:

    I am willing to give it a try for our next trip to Atlanta.

  70. Maya says:

    Very easy to navigate & found a great price on a LV rental!

  71. Ted C says:

    That sounds great!

  72. Denise L says:

    I tired it for our upcoming trip to England in 2 weeks. It didn’t find any better deal than what I had already booked with Alamo, but I did see it search for lots of coupons and discounts. I will try it again for our spring break trip.

  73. Leo says:

    getting the best bang for your buck will always keep me as a customer.

  74. Joanna says:

    I think it’s very useful and easy to use! Thank you Alamo!

  75. Kathy R says:

    I love it!! Checked it out it was so quick and easy and I’m all for that!!

  76. Mami2jcn says:

    I think it’s a very useful tool!

  77. Jackie says:

    I am renting an Alamo car right now during a Florida trip and have used the newly designed website and deal retriever recently to check for any cheaper rates for my present car rental. I always book a car rental I can live with early on in my trip planning & then check for better rates as my trip approaches. I DID in fact find better rates thru Alamo’s new site & rebooked. One thing I noticed though was that I had trouble adding a coupon code to my reservation which could have brought the price down more. I don’t know if I had trouble with my coupon code because of a systems problem or because it was so close to my date of travel. Nonetheless I have been pleased with my recent Alamo rental rates! Thanks MP for the chance to participate in this alamo giveaway!

  78. Brian says:

    i like anything that makes it easier to get a lower price

  79. Steve says:

    let’s hope it works better than their new website has worked in the recent past!

  80. Terry H says:

    I prefer to use a rental co’s own website, so this is good!

  81. Dom Bologna says:

    It’s much easier to search, but for my trip to LAS, Ultimate Rewards gave a cheaper price.

  82. Kiddad says:

    If it really works, it would be great. Renting a car and finding h best rate is time – consuming, so getting to the REAL net-net quickly would actually be a bit of a break through.

  83. Julie says:

    I’ve used Alamo a few times previously and had a good experience. I’m excited about it.

  84. Peter S says:

    This is a great tool. It would save me a lot of time when I book from Alamo. I wish all car rental company does this.

  85. DCA Rob says:

    I was pleasantly pleased to see that it does offer some genuinely new opportunities with Alamo.

  86. Eddy C. says:

    Sounds like it’d be good for those who wish to get a good deal with the minimal amount of effort (i.e. easier than searching for codes, discounts, etc).

  87. Amar says:

    I like the attempt at transparency and simplifying the process. Hope the other guys follow suit; it’s a refreshing approach.

  88. B says:

    It seems like it would have potential. Stacking coupons with the deal would also be great, but that seems to be meeting with mixed success as of now.

  89. Jon says:

    Seems to work pretty well.

  90. Marilynn S says:

    I am always happy to easily find rental car deals good product.

  91. Rui N. says:

    It’s an amazing new tool!

  92. Jimmy Y. says:

    I think it’s pretty useful as well but since I don’t do rental cars often, I probably won’t be using it much.

  93. David says:

    Coupon finders always make rental car booking more enjoyable

  94. dubaych says:

    Cute graphics but not seeing greater access to deals. The bottom line remains the bottom line.

  95. SF says:

    Seems like a good system to find Alamo deals.

  96. Mary M says:

    I use Alamo 80 – 90% of the time. The Alamo Deal Retriever is a strong addition to my tools for finding a good rate. Thank you for sharing. I don’t have a UR card, yet. So, this helps, even with my current travel plans.

  97. Jay says:

    It looks good and does seem to offer some decent rates…Lets hope this gets better and doesn’t stagnate.

    Fingers crossed.

  98. Ralph says:

    Anything to find a better deal is worth it to me!

  99. Jigar Shah says:

    Its a great idea. I have spent countless number of hours booking with other rental companies only to get a code after wards and then rebooking it over and over again.

    AutoSlash will automatically look and rebook but having the ability to get all codes/coupons upfront is the way to go. I think Alamo has learnt from Dell who until now used to have so many coupons that it was impossible to tell what’s the best deal out there. Way togo

  100. JamesP says:

    Well, their interface couldn’t get much cleaner: It’s where, when and what size – Bam! Thanks for the contest.

  101. Lucas says:

    It´s awesome. Sometimes, you just miss a discount because you forget to use the promo code or smth like that. With deal retriver you can rest assured. An improvement could b be to use ones frequent flyer or guest numbers in the profile to look for further discounts.

  102. Alram says:

    I often rent from Alamo and am happy to save a step searching for coupon codes.

  103. Jessie C. says:

    new Alamo Deal Retriever is useful.

  104. Nancy says:

    I always use Alamo in Las Vegas, but find the Entertainment book has better coupons. But love the additional Insider’s discount!

  105. Erndog says:

    Good for Alamo – I just wish it worked with the other brands afilliated with them – National and Enterprise – as well!

  106. Ryan K says:

    Seems like a good tool for Alamo, but using Hotwire hotrate still seems to be the best option for me.

  107. Adrian R says:

    I like the idea. I wish they retained travel info when moving back and forth and In and out as it is a pain to resubmit. Especially on a smart device.

  108. mary e. says:

    Well, it’s ok. Wasn’t really crazy that I’d have to go pick out each deal to see what the final price was. But glad they are making an effort to put all deals in the same place!

  109. Nick says:

    I like the tool. There’s always going to be the possibility of better rates elsewhere, but this is surprisingly good.

  110. Eric Fox says:

    I think it’s a great way to convince me to try Alamo for my upcoming California trip! Have played around with it and it looks promising!

  111. Joe says:

    Good idea…maximizing value and minimizing my digging time.

  112. Shannon M. says:

    I like the new site. It did yield some low results for me. Extra bonus when able to apply a promotional code AND get points/miles!

  113. Pamela T says:

    I wis I could say, but couldn’t find any location for where I wanted to rent in Central America.

  114. Nadine says:

    It sounds great – I’m definitely going to try this the next time I am shopping for a rental car – probably for our trip to Arizona this summer. Have a little one at home, so a portable DVD player would be great.

  115. Lewis says:

    I’m always happy to find a new search tool that will help me save time and money!!

  116. Karen S says:

    T think the Alamo Deal retriever is a great place to start when booking a car. I will add it to my favorites.

  117. AsanteSana says:

    Nice! The timing couldn’t have been better for my upcoming trip to CLT this weekend. On to Alamo’s Deal Retriever to see what it comes up with…

  118. Susan says:

    I like anything that helps me find a better deal.

  119. Richard says:

    Nice idea but not executed well.

  120. murtuza says:

    It’s simple to use but does not provide the better deal for my dates :(

  121. Helen says:

    Still found cheaper prices

  122. Jess says:

    I just tried to do a search for an upcoming rental I have and it didn’t really pull up anything useful. It’s last minute, though, so it might work better for further out dates. Definitely a good idea, might need a little work on the execution front.

  123. Christine B says:

    I like the idea. Will see if the rate quoted holds up to a search by AutoSlash.

  124. Jennifer Mc says:

    Pretty cool!

  125. Abhinav G. says:

    Pretty cool!

  126. Derek W. says:

    I like the new site. Any discount and coupon information is a plus to have, and to have it on the Alamo site makes me more likely to actually rent a car from Alamo.

  127. Eric P says:

    seems like a very good idea and it’s user friendly!

  128. kennie says:

    it sounds like a nice idea, but the problem for the customer is integrity. Does the site provide transparent information on deals and is the system Alamo uses even the best when sifting through all the deals. One thing that we tend to find with a lot of company sites is that they’re specifically not meant to be sophisticated or a great search engine. Unimpartial third party deal vendors offer much better search options b/c that is their selling point.

  129. Lee says:

    Meh. The dates I needed a rental were more than double what I found on Ultimate Rewards portal. Nice try. Do like the new design though.

  130. Kevin says:

    Useful tool…. great idea!

  131. James D says:

    Useful. Looks great and really functional.

  132. Spencer F says:

    Ran a test, seemed to work fine for me though I don’t see a need to rent a car in the near future

  133. Kenny F says:

    Very good website makeover

  134. FlyFlyer says:

    Looks nice and works well on an iPad. It did not give any indication that it had scoured the internet and coupons looking for the best rate, though. It was ot clear where I would even enter rates such as AAA or my FF number. It is more of a “trust us” app, where I would like comparison information on exactly why this is so good. I did try it out for an upcoming booking at DTW. Thanks!

  135. Rick says:

    This is great, anyway to save some more money. Thanks for the post!

  136. Chris says:

    Seems like another good resource for finding deals.

  137. lorry says:

    Checked for 2 different rentals but the prices were higher than what I have booked. Not sure if this is much change from before.

  138. Joe says:

    Sounds promising. I’ll certainly put it in my arsenal.

  139. Gary S says:

    I like the deal retriever. I like the artwork even more. Good job all around. I feel the deal retriever should be part of the normal reservation process, in addition to being a separate tab/page. If the deals are presented on top, or on a page before going to the results page, the customer could always skip the step in booking their reservation if they feel like they know what they want. But a customer unused to clicking on the “deals” tab before booking a reservation might feel short changed for not being notified of the possible savings more forthrightly. Results for hotel search aggregation sites usually list the ‘deals’ as part of their baseline, with graphics to show a listing as the result of some discount. Alamo’s results should similarly present the discounts in the normal flow of booking a reservation. Seems simpler than annoying a customer or having to cancel and rebook, if the customer learns of the discount after booking.

  140. Sajer Guy says:

    I’m all for cool new deals!

  141. Louis T says:

    Thanks for providing me another travel tool to add to my toolbox for travel planning!

  142. Judy S says:

    Good idea, but it did not work well for me. When I put in my desired rental location and dates it came up with deals that turned out to be invalid for my rental.

  143. janet c. says:

    The Alamo Deal Retriever is a great tool to search for cheap car rentals & the layout is easy to use! Thanks Mommy points and Alamo!

  144. janet c. says:

    The Alamo Deal Retriever is a great tool to search for cheap car rentals and the layout is easy to use! Thanks mommy points and Alamo!

  145. Elliot says:

    Looks great – much more user-friendly than before!

  146. Abhishek Duggal says:

    I think it’s great and will definitely use it to compare rates before making my next reservation!

  147. Shnaz says:

    Great now it’s all about the right price!

  148. Krista says:

    It worked finding me a great price!

  149. Nancy says:

    Anything that saves me time and $$ is a win win. Winner!

  150. Elaine says:

    Sounds like a nice improvement. Gary S. (#129 here) mentions some good points which would make it more useful.

  151. Nick says:

    Found a good deal for our next Europe trip! Nice!

  152. RZ says:

    The Deal Retriever did not work. High hopes – disappointed.

  153. Jessica F says:

    Awesome prize. Sounds like an interesting concept, but I think it’ll only work when it compares rates to competitors and is consistently cheaper. Without that, I’ll always be checking this price against others. Kind of like how I check Kayak but check Southwest separately since I know Kayak doesn’t incorporate Southwest into their website.

  154. Raymond G says:

    The Deal Retriever is a definite upgrade, and I love that Alamo is taking the initiative on this!

  155. Lesley says:

    I need a car this summer in Germany and the price looks pretty good.

  156. Darcy says:

    Tried it for RSW, and found better pricing on Ultimate Rewards.

  157. Slooz says:

    I like it. Should save me money at some point.

  158. paul v says:

    Great idea and seems to work pretty well…just wish Alamo SERVICE was a little better / more consistent!

  159. scooter says:

    I like the new Alamo Deal Retriever because it is intuitive and very easy to use. I do think it would help to use your frequent flyer or guest numbers in the profile to look for further discounts.

  160. Lisa Brown says:

    It seems to work good. It did list a number of deals for me in my area. I would use it, when planning a trip or in need of a car or deal, when the time comes.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  161. Con says:

    I just tried the Alamo Deal Retriever and my week in Maui in March was cheaper using Chase UR portal. However, this is an option that I will continue to look at in case there are cheaper rates. Thanks!

  162. Dave says:

    I will use it to check things out. Always gotta do your homework though.

  163. Scuta says:

    Great improvement, can’t wait to use it!!

  164. Charlie says:

    I hope it will work since it looks interesting.

  165. Elena says:

    i like that it helps me to find the best deals

  166. kodoma says:

    Like the clean interface but those family drawings sure are ugly.

  167. nicole says:

    Love anything that makes booking trips simpler and cheaper. AlamAlamo is usually our go to rental, so happy about it!

  168. Louis says:

    I like the new Alamo Deal Retriever – it’s so easy to navigate through

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  169. Pat B. says:

    I liked the simple look and the presentation of possible coupons for discounts when you searched for a rental

  170. Jeremy says:

    I was able to find slightly cheaper rates for an upcoming trip, so I may have to keep an eye on this one.

  171. JeffISU says:

    Neat tool and concept though I found a better deal using free day coupon through entertainment book which it did not pull up, likely as it requires purchase of the book to use it?

  172. Nathan says:

    It seems like there are still better ways to find better rates. This is still a step in the right direction.

  173. Tabathia B says:

    I like that they make it easier to find the best deal that they offer

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  174. Andrew C says:

    I like it – searching rental car prices is always so horrendous, and this makes it a little easier.

  175. Varun M says:

    Kudos to Alamo. It’s a step in the right direction.

  176. Ed says:

    It makes searching for car rental deals much easier. The User Interface is pretty good, can’t complain about this. I’ll definitely try it for my next trip in DC.

  177. Stephen Y says:

    Decent search, but I’m more interested in what the price is than how I get there.

  178. Rich A says:

    Personally, I think it’s great!

  179. Kelly D says:

    I tried the deal retriever using an upcoming trip I have as an example, and signed into my insider account. I like that an automatic upgrade and 10% in savings automatically came up. The deal retriever was easy to use, and I like that the savings could be put towards the rest of our trip.

  180. Nancy H says:

    Thanks Alamo (and Mommy Points)! Anything that streamlines the time-consuming process of finding the best rental car deal is a welcome addition for me!

  181. Sean P. says:

    Found much lower rates elsewhere for an upcoming rental, but thanks for sharing.

  182. Sean says:

    I like it. Very user friendly. Good job. Thank you for the give away promotion

  183. Denise says:

    Great concept. Did some searching and the results were mixed. Glad to have another useful tool.

  184. Robbie says:

    I like the idea but I will always want to compare to other agencies

  185. DaveS says:

    It does seem like a useful concept. I’ll give it a try next time I’m renting a car.

  186. corinne thompson says:

    If it makes my slightly annoying teen happier , where can I get on? lol

  187. DaninSTL says:

    Seems OK. I tested it out and seemed like it worked to some degree for the date and location I was looking at. Not overally great but not bad.
    Oh and the portable DVD is nice with kids but the trend is to move them a table. Much easier to haul around with you.
    Thanks.

  188. Noah says:

    Anything that helps with a lower price is great!

  189. Brett says:

    It could be a big time-saver. However, I didn’t find any great deal when using it.

  190. FF says:

    It’s better than it used to be, but I still prefer aggregating sites.

  191. James H says:

    Alamo deal retriever is a good place to start. I found a lower rate for an upcoming trip elsewere but will use it as an option in the future.

  192. Al says:

    nice interface but I still like to comparison shop via other websites

  193. Jennifer says:

    Looks pretty good, will have to try it when I next need a rental car.

  194. Beth says:

    I think it is an interesting idea. However, I tried it for a trip I am taking to Vegas in March and have found cheaper rates elsewhere. I have always had a great experience when renting from Alamo, but I can’t justify $100 more for a rental.

  195. jw says:

    Innovative..I hope othercompanies Follow

  196. Mark The Shark says:

    I think it’s a great feature!

  197. Mike says:

    I think it’s a great new tool. Can’t wait to use it on a real trip. Its capabilities are amzaing considering the time it will save me.

  198. Christopher Trott says:

    Sounds like a good place to start for comparison shopping.

  199. ian says:

    deal retriever is great!

  200. Bill N DC says:

    All find and dandy for a website, but National is still cheaper for me. 3 day weekend renting from DC Union Station: Alamo Impala for $140.78 — National Impala for $93.19

    Please enter me in ur contest. thanks!

  201. Naina says:

    Looks like a good tool -maybe not the best moneysaver, but definitely something to check out. Am planning on using it for our Portland trip!

  202. Haolai Jiang says:

    I like the new Alamo Deal Retriever. It is simple to use.

    People like to use a system with simple and intuitive interface.

  203. Lee says:

    The one stop shop makes it very easy. Great tool!

  204. Egidijus B. says:

    Definitely better than before.

  205. Michael H.(oldfox) says:

    It looks like a simple system to use. Good job!

  206. wj says:

    Anything that can help me save money when renting cars in wonderful. I’m going to look for cheap rental in Florida in March.

  207. Ashley H says:

    I love a great deal so this is perfect for me. I like how easy it is to navigate.

  208. Eric says:

    I like it. Always good to have more options in finding auto rental deals.

  209. SMaity says:

    It’s a cool addition to their website. I like the interface and the few random searches I made, returned decent deals. I like it!

  210. Kathy C says:

    Alamo is the rental company that we always use anytime we need to rent a car. I have had the best experience using coupons from the entertainment book/entertainment.com website. I have an upcoming rental, in about 2 weeks. I checked the Alamo site with the Alamo Deal retriever and got a much higher price. I will definitely check it again when I book.

  211. silver springer says:

    Always appreciate more tools for car rentals.

  212. Ankur Goyal says:

    Nice and clean UI…I wonder if other car rental companies are going to follow suit.

  213. RKB says:

    Easy to use.

  214. SL says:

    Seems intuitive and easy to use. Pretty nice tool!

  215. Tina M says:

    I think it is a great idea. it’s very useful and find a better deal

  216. Kimberly says:

    The Alamo Deal Finder had better deals then the Chase portal. However, Alamo did not have the best deal among car companies for my upcoming trip, so I went with another company which was much cheaper. With the Alamo Deal Finder I had to click though each deal to see how much I could save with each one. I wish that infomation was at the top level and didn’t require extra clicks.

  217. Cocodidi says:

    As long as it saves me time… Anything is good! :)

  218. Mike says:

    It looks like a good improvement.

  219. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like it, who doesn’t love saving money?!

  220. Jan says:

    Looks good to me!

  221. Walton says:

    Great! Save time and effort.

  222. Sarah says:

    Easy and quick to use.

  223. Tom says:

    Looks pretty good, seems to work well and appears to be quite user friendly

  224. Holly B says:

    Its really easy to use; I like that its very similar to other travel booking sites, so I don’t have to learn a new interface.

  225. Linda says:

    I checked prices on a trip I have already reserved with Alamo. The price through Costco was better, but I will try it again in the future. It would be a real time saver.

  226. Lauren says:

    Sounds like an improved tool

  227. Arnold says:

    Nice add to their website!

  228. celia says:

    In need of one soon. Appreciate ease of use.

  229. Anthony L says:

    I like it. Wish Hertz would take note.

  230. Tim2 says:

    I love it, I think this makes Alamo a winner in my book!

  231. Kelly says:

    This sounds like a great new tool to use when looking for the best rental car rates. Looking forward to checking it out for an upcoming trip.

  232. Daniel G says:

    Liking the new feature. I’m not one to spend time searching for promo codes.

  233. Elizabeth says:

    Great idea! Anything to make finding a better deal easier!

  234. christina oddy says:

    What an awesome idea! Cant wait to try it!

  235. Megan G says:

    I love that there’s a flexible date search option.

  236. LIH Prem says:

    We love the idea of a deal retriever almost as much as love the idea of HyattPR dept sending somebody to our room to change channels for us :)

    Typically, I’m locked into corp contracts when renting cars, and I’m also able to use those rates for personal rentals. I usually do a cursory search for personal rentals, and anything that makes the search easier is a good thing.

    -David

  237. Matthew says:

    I like it, but I wish there was an ITA matrix like solution for cars.

  238. angie says:

    I think that it is a great idea. We don’t rent vehicles often, but I will try it next time we do!

  239. I love the idea, but will have to play with it a few times to see if it really finds me the best rates. Until it has proven itself, I would have a really hard time trusting a company to tell me that they are always giving me the best deal and I would probably do my own search for coupons anyway.

  240. Chris D. says:

    Nice that they’re looking to attempt to “enhance” (in a real way!) their service!

  241. Mk says:

    Sounds great. Hope it increases competition.

  242. Christine says:

    Sounds like it makes planning a trip a lot more enjoyable!

  243. Jon says:

    The tool sounds great. I cannot tell you how sick and tired I am of going to retailmenot for every car company just to try to figure out what coupons to use.

  244. Sherleen says:

    Definitely easy to use!

  245. Patrick says:

    I like it and look forward to using it to get the best deal available.

  246. Lesley says:

    Always looking for ways to save money on rentals so this helps

  247. Mark says:

    Its great that we can find the best deals without having to spend hours looking for coupon codes. I found the Deal Retriever to be easy to use on my tablet.

  248. domino says:

    Tried to compare for my upcoming trip. Seems it might work for me when I am short on time.

  249. Eric says:

    Looks better than what they previously had. I will try give it a try for my next trip.

  250. Seems easy enough to use and I like how it shows various deals and offers with the search.

  251. Kara P says:

    It looks good, I’m looking forward to trying it out.

  252. soha molina says:

    This is a useful tool. It’s a time saver and doesn’t leave room for second guessing.

  253. Amanda says:

    I am excited to try out the capabilities!

  254. Phxbne says:

    Love that it simplifies the prices…..

  255. haloastro says:

    I like the new interface, especially how it centralizes the current sales/promotions in one spot. I also like the easy access to sections of the rental policies while making a reservation.

  256. Kathy S says:

    I’m all about anything that helps me save money!

  257. Stewart says:

    I like the idea because it will save money and shorten my searches for reasonable rates. More trips and less money, what is there not to like.

  258. Mike says:

    Alamo
    Could you provide comparable rates for your competition?
    Just saying

  259. Tproc says:

    I love the fact that it helps me find any great deals possible and it’s very handy and easy to use. Thanks.

  260. Shannon says:

    Useful tool, or getting better pricing.

  261. Shaun says:

    Another tool to compare rates with. Wish Alamo offered elite status like Avis, National and Hertz.

    Btw, you have so many comments compared to a year ago when I won the Megado pack!

  262. Diane K. says:

    The Deal Retriever is for their cities in which they only need to get more rentals. If one is interested in flying to LAX for instance, one will never see a “Deal Retriever” for LAX… only for LGB (Long Beach). So for me, the Deal Retriever is only for the markets that are not making the revenue that they want to make.

  263. webazoid says:

    Looks great. Hope to get a competitive booking for SFO trip.

  264. The deal retriever looks pretty cool

  265. wheat27 says:

    I think it’s at least worth a look – I might give it a try next time I’m working on a booking

  266. Mike B says:

    This sounds very promising. Finding a great rate is time consuming, so anything to assist getting the best deal quickly would be much appreciated.

  267. stargoldua says:

    It’s easier to search, and for my trip to WAS,it gave the cheapest price

  268. Nickie W says:

    It’s better than doing multiple searches. I wish everyone would make it that easy.

  269. Tweaver says:

    This makes it easy to find the best deal. Thanks for the info.

  270. Scott C says:

    sounds great

  271. R gage says:

    I think it’s great

  272. Ellen says:

    i’m having a hard time getting accustomed to alamo’s new web interface – “hard to teach an old dog new tricks”

  273. Lauren says:

    I’ll be sure to give it a try next time I have to rent a ca.

  274. goheerow says:

    I like it. In fact, I just used it to get a good rate in Hawaii.

  275. alohastephen says:

    Tried the Alamo Deal Retriever for 2 days in Honolulu renting a mini-van. The price quoted on my normal car rental of choice (enterprise)was 129.99/day. Alamo deal retriever was 134.99/day. Can you do a little better?;)

  276. Gregory says:

    It’s great!

  277. Jamie says:

    Sounds like a great idea. Easier than searching for coupon codes.

  278. Kidi says:

    Anything beats searching for coupon codes, and hoping one will work.

  279. athrun says:

    a useful and neat feature, hope to see it on mobile app as well

  280. Jansen says:

    The added simplicity is wonderful.

  281. Martin Vrlik says:

    I still prefer to book cars through European sites – they are cheaper, CDW is always included and compare several rental agencies…

  282. Tommy says:

    Nice. “No dog allow” lol, But once u can beat UR rates. Then is a no brainer to rent with them

  283. Beth says:

    Seems like a good tool. I found a cheap rate for an upcoming trip I will definitely consider using.

  284. Laura says:

    I love the idea of being able to save money without having to spend hours researching the best price. very cool!

  285. DJ says:

    For a new family of 3, this will be awesome. And they should include a portable DVD system in every rental!!

  286. Rafiq says:

    Tool is inspiring and seems promising. Saves me the hassle of having to hunt for a couopon

  287. Pat says:

    The Alamo Deal Retriever…Easy, Adorable and Financially Rewarding! Renting a minivan in SAT and the price keeps decreasing everyday with the retriever, while all other rental sites are $100 or more and increasing. Plus, the Deal Retriever took my Entertainment coupon and my Alamo Insider’s account gave me the “pay now” rate without paying now. I stopped using Alamo for a few years, due to their non-competitive prices but we are back and booked. Would love to keep our family busy with that dvd player while we travel, too! Thanks Alamo and Mommy Points!

  288. Mark R. says:

    It looks great, but as always, price is the key.

  289. SEE says:

    Seems like a good idea. Will still check with other rental agencies just to make sure that I’m getting the lowest price.

  290. bruce s. says:

    Anything that makes life a little easier!!!

  291. barb s. says:

    I am all in…great idea!

  292. Sarah S. says:

    If it saves me $$$ i would like to try it.

  293. Liza Glick says:

    I love great deals so I love it!

  294. Sam s. says:

    It’s all good!!!

  295. Tessy says:

    I like it, it’s simple to use and a great way to find a cheap rental

  296. Jared says:

    Sounds very convenient and hopefully the deals will be competitive.

  297. Brenda says:

    I like that it’s easy to use and does the work for you to find a great deal.

  298. Jose Augustin says:

    I love the fact that the interface is simple to use. Not ideal for me, but I know a lot of friends who would love to get something simple to find deals.

  299. Ketan S says:

    I love the idea of not searching for coupons and deals!

  300. G says:

    It is nice being able to go to the website of the car company to search for these coupons, rather than having to go to other websites to do the search.

  301. AKK says:

    Anything that is simple, maybe cheaper and not time consuming for this mom is more than welcome!

  302. Rob says:

    I was confused about specifically which of the searches went through their Deal Retriever. Seems like there are lots of different pages that allow you to search, no clear indication if they are Deal Retriever based and no direct (clickable) link to get to the Deal Retriever search.

  303. leslie says:

    Let’s see how it will work out!

  304. Joe says:

    Sounds like it may be promising. More tools is a good thing!

  305. SM says:

    Considering I scour the interwebs for coupons, I will welcome any and all help I can get! Excited to try it out

  306. Susan says:

    I’m excited by the idea of it, but I would need to build confidence that it really is finding me the best deal.

  307. Ken says:

    It’s pretty cool that a rental company is offering this functionality, and I hope more rental companies follow suit.

  308. Jessica says:

    I like it!

  309. Sandeep says:

    very nice! Always good to have another option in the quest for cheaper rentals

  310. Aarif says:

    While I appreciate the concept behind the site, I still wouldn’t trust the results as being the absolute best deal available. Still, I hope other agencies follow Alamo’s lead.

  311. Harold says:

    I am glad to see them thinking outside of the box.

  312. Paul W says:

    Looks like the most advanced rental car search function on any rental car website. Well done!

  313. Avi says:

    Neat concept … played around a bit and found great prices … Don’t have travel plans for right now but will definitely check it out when I need a car rental.

  314. Brent says:

    Easy to use and saves time. What else could you want?

  315. Amanda L-E says:

    I think it’s a great idea, I like the concept – will definitely try it out when I next need a rental car.

  316. Sarah Hirsch says:

    well, I am always all for finding the best deal, so the deal retreiver sounds like a great bet for me!

  317. Andy O says:

    What are your thoughts about the new capabilities?

    I’m always glad to have new tools to try.

  318. Paul says:

    If it can consistently beat the UR portal it sounds like a pretty good deal.

  319. Evelyn says:

    I think its awesome. I love a good deal and Im glad they are thinking about people that want to save money

  320. Paul says:

    Coincidentally, I booked an Alamo rental through Costco Travel this morning for a March trip to San Francisco. Costco still averaged about $40/day (ai), while this new Alamo feature quoted me $90. Doesn’t look like the best deal out there to me!

  321. Pam B says:

    I always check for the best deal and this helps me save time and money.

  322. Sam says:

    This sounds great! I can’t wait to give it a try. I usually spend hours looking for codes and coupons for our vacations. If it can save me time and money I’m all for it!! Thanks!

  323. Tova says:

    I’m always looking for easier ways to save money on car rentals, so sounds great to me!

  324. Russ says:

    I like it

  325. Amanda J. says:

    I’ve used Alamo in the past on many occasions! Any deal notices are great

  326. Jordan says:

    Good idea. I like not searching for coupon codes.

  327. Yana K says:

    I have an upcoming rental and try to use it. I didn’t find this tool to be more spectacular vs. what you could find just by plugging in usual terms. Same $60 per day for a compact. Perhaps, it is a function of lack of promos in that particular market (SNA).

  328. Andrew P says:

    It seems pretty easy to use and could be quite useful, especially if you’re schedule is flexible.

  329. houstonmama says:

    I use Alamo often! Checked out the website & the new tool is very handy. Anything that will save me time AND money is a winner!

  330. Daniel M says:

    I think it has some potential.

  331. Anne says:

    Easy to use with the layout and click through steps. I like being able to choose which coupon you would like to use.

  332. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i like the tool where it finds the best deal :)

  333. BothofUs2 says:

    I think the deal retriever is a good way to get down to the basics of what the cheapest rate I can get on a rental. Looking forward to using it in the future!

  334. Jenna says:

    I think it’s great that they are offering a convenient and easy way to find discounts!

  335. Nick H says:

    Gives the potential to save time and money. Looks like a great tool to use!

  336. Michelle says:

    Sounds great because it will save me time–I look forward to using it!

  337. Jill L says:

    Anything that will make it easier for me to find the best deals works for me!!

  338. Jenni D. says:

    Any new tools to save money are always welcome. Will try it out!

  339. Blessie Nelson says:

    I think they named it right. It strikes a homely cord with the “retriever”. But I couldn’t find “Galveston” in there which is a shame because too many tourists love to find deals to go there when they are in Texas. So that’s something they can work on.

  340. dave says:

    Deal Retriever is easy to use and a great start to a car rental search as you see opportunities to save prior to making a reservation. Seems like a very good tool.

  341. James M says:

    This looks like a good improvement. It seems like too often the best deals are not on the companies sites anymore.

  342. Melissa says:

    I like it a lot. Anything to make rental care shopping hassle free is alright by me:)

  343. JC says:

    I like it, it was easy to use.

  344. Katie Contests says:

    It’s very easy to use! It simplifies the whole process and saves a lot of time.

  345. mm says:

    I think it’s a great alternative for finding deals

  346. Rachel says:

    I love the Getaways. Too cute!!

  347. Monica says:

    Cleaner interface and user friendly. However, I expected the site to sort out the discounts and give me the best price. The prices I searched (Orlando and Maui) were good but not the best. I’ll use it again for searches.

  348. z.L says:

    First time I’ve heard of it, but thanks for letting us know!

  349. Wild Orchid says:

    Wow thanks for the generous giveaway! I think this will be a great service because it will simplify the process of trying to find the best deal.

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  350. GoodTimes says:

    Wow. Looks great. I’ll definitely use it in my next search for car rentals.

  351. Chris says:

    I like anything that keeps me from scrounging other websites for coupons. Good idea, Alamo!

  352. Tanya says:

    I think this is a good idea. There are always too many coupons out there to keep track of.

  353. Christopher says:

    If this keeps looking for coupons even after you book (I don’t think it does), it is a great idea.

  354. david says:

    Great service and an easy way to save a few bucks before booking

  355. Tian A. says:

    It’s a great idea so we could search featured deals and save money. Thank you Alamo!

  356. Marcia Goss says:

    The Deal Retriever is a great idea. It makes it easy to find the best price on a rental car.

  357. D SCHMIDT says:

    I think it is wonderful and certainly makes me think of Alamo in a positive way

  358. Daiva says:

    I like it! I will definitely check it out when planning our next trip!

  359. Isaac says:

    I’m always looking for an easy way to save some money! This seems to be very helpful.

  360. Aarash says:

    It’s a great idea in theory, hope it works for my next trip!

  361. Tricia Cliff says:

    I like the idea that they look for the coupons/codes for you. I’m skeptical enough that I would most likely do my own search anyway. With that being said, I like it when any company takes the intiative to save their clients money. Well done, Alamo. It puts you at the top of the rental car list in my books.

  362. Susan C says:

    I love anything that can help me find a better deal

  363. Lisa Hawkes says:

    Worked fine for me, looking at renting a car in oahu, good to know the prices.

  364. Michelle S says:

    I believe this will better assist people and for those who are tech savvy it’ll be easier to find a deal than before.

  365. Jennifer B. says:

    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.

  366. Wendi S says:

    I love the idea. We always seem to be in a rush to make plans and we frequently use rentals because are vehicle scares us to make long drives in. I will use the Alamo service first the next time. You like to think you are getting the best price possible so I think this will make it more pleasant experience. Ps- I think you are giving a service for doing your reviews and should be compensated in some way. But thank you it is nice of you to put the gift card in with the winners.

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