Daily Getaways starts today. To recap, Daily Getaways is an annual promotion that releases limited quantities of discounted hotel points and travel packages daily at 1PM EST.
There are a few packages I might consider, but the $25 for $50 (up to 3) Alamo Rent a Car Certificates today (April 10) is the absolute no-brainer. 2000 are available. They tend to go fairly quickly- I wouldn’t wait longer than a day or two.
Why am I so excited about Alamo? Because I’ve been using the certificates for three years. The first year I was expecting that the 50% off, since you put the certificate in the “coupon code” box, would over-ride any other programs…but I was wrong.
But wait, there’s more. I called in my Las Vegas rental and the Mid-Size SUV for 8 days would have been $241 after taxes. Using 3 certificates that cost $75, the rental cost went down to $57, most of which was taxes. Turns out any of the percentage taxes also go down since the daily getaway certificates count as coupons. I should have saved $75 but I actually saved $110!
Unfortunately the certificates can’t negate flat charge taxes and fees- so they are best applied at locations that use percentages as opposed to $2/day, for example.
To use more than one certificate, you have to call customer service. However, I’ve had no trouble getting up to three applied. The certificates also have no expiration date so there’s minimal risk.
If you have a Discover card you can also score the Alamo certificates through their program- so check that out first before you buy.
Today I’m leaving for Spring Break (the bonus) using both a certificate and the $4.95 drive out of Florida deal. The certificates make an already awesome deal obscene. You can repeat the deal in reverse every fall- which I did last year for an October long weekend.
Have you successfully redeemed the Alamo certificates? Please share your experiences in the comments.
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