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Alamo Rent A Car Launches Games 2 Go -- Brings Travel Games to the Social Age

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ST. LOUIS--June 24, 2013: Just in time for the official start of summer, Alamo Rent A Car is providing entertainment, fun and prizes for vacationing families through a new suite of social network-based games called Alamo Games 2 Go. Launched this week on Alamo's Facebook page, Games 2 Go consists of four interactive games designed to be played on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine.

“We created Games 2 Go to help families enjoy their time together while capturing and sharing their vacation memories on the social media platforms they already use every day”

Alamo is the first rental car brand to create social network-based games that capture vacation memories and provide participants with the opportunity to win prizes. Specifically, customers can play Games 2 Go now through Sept. 16, and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win weekly prizes and a $5,000 grand prize.

"We created Games 2 Go to help families enjoy their time together while capturing and sharing their vacation memories on the social media platforms they already use every day," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of marketing for Alamo. "We can all remember playing the license plate game and 'I Spy' on our family vacations growing up, so at Alamo, we're excited to introduce Games 2 Go as the next generation of games to enhance the family vacation experience."

The Alamo Games 2 Go games include:

  • Alamoding: Players can snap and share a picture of their family's best "Alamo driving stance" in hilarious, off-the-beaten-path locations.
  • PixPursuit: A photo-based scavenger hunt in which players seek out and photograph specific items from Alamo's "Pursuit List."
  • SnapFamily: Players choose from a list of backdrops, and then snap pictures in front of each scene to create memorable family portraits.
  • Alamovie: Players use the Vine app and their inner director skills to capture six-second moments that showcase the spirit of their summer travels.

Participants are asked to tag their photos and videos with #AlamoGames2Go and share them across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine. Players can enter the sweepstakes once per game, per day, and those who play all four games in one day earn a bonus entry; follow instructions in the Official Rules for the alternate method of entry.

Each week of the sweepstakes, one "destination kit" -- which features items designed for families to use at the beach, a theme park, the mountains or a large city -- will be awarded as well as three runner-up prizes. A winner of the $5,000 grand prize toward a "vacation after the vacation" will be selected in mid-September.

To access the games, Official Rules, and view playing instructions -- including how to enter the Games2Go sweepstakes -- families can visit the Alamo Rent A Car Facebook page and click on the Games 2 Go Facebook app.

For more information on Games2Go, visit Alamo Games2Go .

About the Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Canada 25 years and older. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec and where prohibited by law. Total approximate retail value for all prizes: $10,318.43 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

No purchase necessary. See official rules.

About Alamo Rent A Car

Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car is a value-oriented, internationally recognized brand serving the rental needs of airport leisure travelers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world. In addition, Alamo customers in the U.S. are able to conveniently choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport.