Today Only: Save Up to $75 on Alamo Car Rentals

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Today Only: Save Up to $75 on Alamo Car Rentals

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Last week I let you know about the upcoming Daily Getaways promotions.  And today, April 10, 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy a $50 gift certificate for Alamo car rental for $25!

This is probably the best deal of the week for most.  Because you can buy up to 3 certificates, and save $75 on your next Alamo rental.

But you have to be quick, because the great deals sell out fast.

Alamo Discount April 2017
Renting a Car? Take Advantage of Today’s Daily Getaways Deal and Save Up to $75 Off Your Next Alamo Rental!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this excellent offer!

Alamo Discount April 2017

Link:   Daily Getaways Calendar

Link:   Save $25 on Alamo Car Rentals

The Daily Getaways deal for today, April 10, 2017, is a $50 gift certificate to Alamo car rental for $25.

The offer goes live at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, and there are only 2,000 certificates available.  So you’ll need to have the site loaded on your browser and ready to click on the deal, because it will sell out quickly!

You can buy a maximum of 3 certificates, which can be used towards any Alamo car rental in the US.  And because you can use all 3 certificates on one car rental, you can essentially save $75 off an Alamo rental with this deal.

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Act Fast, Because Only 2,000 Alamo Rental Certificates Are Available With This Deal!

Alamo will email you the certificates within 5 business days of purchase.  And if you’re using more than one certificate on a rental, you must call 866-626-9102 to reserve your car.

Note:   The certificate can only be applied to the base rate for the rental, not taxes or extras.  So it wouldn’t make sense to rent a car for a day with a rate of $50 or less, because even if the total with taxes is over $50, you can only apply the certificate to the base rate.

Is It Worth It?

Link:   Alamo Car Rental

Getting up to $75 off an Alamo car rental is certainly a good deal deal, especially if you planned on renting from Alamo anyway.

But the terms and conditions of this deal imply that it’s only valid if you book with Alamo directly.  So you can’t stack the deal with the methods I’ve written about to save money on rental cars.

For example, you couldn’t use the gift certificate to book a rental car through Chase Ultimate RewardsHotwire, or Priceline.

I searched for a 2-day rental on July 7, 2017, in Denver with Alamo.  With a prepaid rate, a compact car was ~$207 including taxes and fees.

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Don’t Forget, the Certificate Is Only Valid Towards the Base Price of the Rental!

If you used the $50 Daily Getaways certificate, you’d pay ~$182 (~$207 rental price – $50 gift certificate + $25 cost of certificate).

To compare, a rental in Denver for the same dates through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal only costs ~$140.  So it’s worth comparing prices before you use your certificates!

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In This Example, You’d Be Better Off Booking Through Chase’s Travel Portal and Saving Your Alamo Certificates for a Different Rental

And remember, if the base rate for your rental is less than $50, it’s NOT worth using the Daily Getaways certificate.  Because it only counts towards the base rate, not the taxes and fees!

Bottom Line

Today, April 10, 2017, you can buy a $50 Alamo car rental gift certificate for $25 through Daily Getaways.  That’s a 50% discount!

The offer goes live at 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

You can buy a maximum of 3 certificates (for a savings of $75!), and use them on any Alamo car rental in the US.  But the booking has to be made directly through Alamo, not a 3rd-party website like Orbitz or Priceline.

As always, I suggest comparing prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this offer?  Let me know in the comments!

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You mentioned in the first part that you could use all 3 certificates for a single rental but then your Denver example for 2 day rental, you just deducted one gift certificate (which saves you only $25 and hence your final price of $182). However, if you can use all 3 for that rental and since the base price is about $158 before other charges, won’t you get $75 off net of your rental making it a total of $132 with the certificates and hence just a bit lower than booking through chase? I am confused as not being able to book with all 3 together or more than 1 might not make a good deal most of the times when booking through Alamo directly.