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Old Oct 1, 10, 2:29 am   #1
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4X Alamo credits

Email Thursday, 9/30: Quadruple Alamo credits are back on rentals of 3+ days until Dec. 12.

Guess Alamo gets 1st crack at my next couple rentals.
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Old Oct 1, 10, 8:17 am   #2
 
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I've had great success getting bonus points to post with Alamo for about a year now. But lately my points have been missing and I get too busy to try and track stuff down. No one wants to take accountability when points are missing, so I usually just give up. I'll keep signing up for these things, but recent Alamo, Dollar and Thrifty "bonus" points have not shown up. And yes, I am booking correctly with the right codes and making sure my RR# is on the reservation and invoice when I return the car. FRUSTRATING!!
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Old Oct 1, 10, 11:28 am   #3
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I always book from southwest.com & add my Alamo # -- no problems ever in getting the credits.
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Old Oct 1, 10, 4:49 pm   #4
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I received:
Drive Happy with Alamo.
Where Rapid Rewards Members earn Quadruple Credit.
My wife received:
Drive Happy with Alamo.
Where Rapid Rewards Members earn Triple Credit.
The corporate ID reference in my email (4X credit) is 7015580; the corporate ID referenced in my wife's email (3X credit) is 7015583.

Be careful what you book.
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Old Oct 1, 10, 6:28 pm   #5
 
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I always book from southwest.com & add my Alamo # -- no problems ever in getting the credits.
I do the same -- all I ever have is problems.

Would love to know why.
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Old Oct 1, 10, 6:43 pm   #6
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Be careful what you book.
The 4x credit requires mid-size or larger, minimum three day rental. Those restrictions do not apply to the 3x credit offers I have seen.
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Old Oct 2, 10, 2:37 am   #7
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Wife's 3X offer:
...simply rent a midsize or larger vehicle for three days or more...
My 4X offer:

...simply rent a midsize or larger vehicle for three days or more ...
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Old Oct 2, 10, 5:34 am   #8
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But if you're doing 5+ days, the Avis 5x offer may be better. (See the Q4 master car rental promos thread in the MilesBuzz forum for the rundown on all the car rental promos with all airlines including Southwest, and all car rental companies including Alamo and Avis.)
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Old Oct 2, 10, 9:19 pm   #9
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Wife's 3X offer:
...simply rent a midsize or larger vehicle for three days or more...
Then it would be foolish to use that offer, assuming you don't otherwise need a mid-size for three days, or something after 15-November. Use this generic RR offer instead:
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When booking, please be sure to enter 7015549 in the Corporate ID/Rate field and your Rapid Rewards account number to receive Rapid Rewards credit.

* Rent any size car for two consecutive days or longer.
* Valid at participating Alamo locations in the U.S. through November 15, 2010.
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Old Oct 2, 10, 9:28 pm   #10
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Anybody renting for 2+ days might also want to look at the variants of 1-2-Free that are out there. National and Hertz both have one going (not sure about Avis).

Depends on whether you need standalone one-day car rentals more than you need more FF miles/credits... I tend to do the 1-2-Free promos since I'm already pretty long on miles/credits and hotel points.
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Then it would be foolish to use that offer, assuming you don't otherwise need a mid-size for three days, or something after 15-November. Use this generic RR offer instead:
Although generally I agree with you - by default I always look at the economy class - oddly enough for my rental in TUS later this month the 'standard' car costs less than the 'economy' car at Alamo. I believe 'standard' is above 'misdize', so I'm hoping for 4x RR credits. But of course, if there's a 4x offer out there that works, it would sure be silly to use a 3x offer with the same T&C.

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Old Oct 22, 10, 7:09 am   #12
 
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Thanks Mike for this thread.

Heads up to all. There is a 3X Alamo-WN promo for a 2-day [] rental through December 31, 2010:

WN/Alamo Triple credit, save up to 40% Corporate ID 7015588 - Exp: December 31, 2010 - Min: 2 days

Also, just for the record, Avis & Budget are offering up to 5X credits for RR through 2010 :

WN/Avis 5x credit (2.5 credit/rental), save up to 30% AWD K024743 – Exp: December 31, 2010 – Min: 5 days
4 days=2.0 credits; 3 days=1.5; 2 days=1.0; 1 day=0.5

WN/Budget 5x credit (2.5 credit/rental), save up to 30% BCD U072700 – Exp: December 31, 2010 – Min: 5 days
4 days=2.0 credits; 3 days=1.5; 2 days=1.0; 1 day=0.5

One can find more WN car rental bonus promotions for other agencies here: Q4 2010 Car Rental Bonus Promos!
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