I wrote earlier about National’s One-Two-Free fall promotion, and now they’ve asked me to help promote it further and make it even easier to qualify for a free rental. You can even enter to win a two-piece luggage set and $100 gift card! The contest will run from today through 11:59 PDT on Sunday, October 28. I’ll select a winner on Monday, October 29, and put you in contact with National to claim the grand prize.
What is One-Two-Free?
From now through January 31, 2013, every rental of two consecutive days or more will earn one credit toward a free rental day. You must rent a midsize car or larger to qualify. Two credits are necessary to get one free rental day. In other words, a minimum of 2 x 2 days will earn 1 free day, and the more rentals you make the more free days you can earn. You can read the full terms and conditions and register using this link. You must register prior to making your reservation.
One of the reasons I love renting with National is that as an Executive elite (free with a MilePoint Premium membership) I can pick any car I want from the Executive Aisle, paying only the midsize price. Check out my post here which details how to find a good rate, using National as an example.
How do I get more free rentals?
National has made it easier to qualify for a free day. After you make your contest entry on this blog, take a screenshot of your comment (e.g., Command + Shift + 3 on a Mac). Send that image, plus the name of this blog (Hack My Trip) and your Emerald Club membership number by email to OneTwoFree@ehi.com. Your email will qualify you for one additional credit, meaning you only have to make one rental to earn your first free day!
You can also earn a free credit by referring friends through Facebook, etc. You’ll get a unique referral link after registering. I included mine above, but feel free to share yours in the comments after entering the contest.
What’s this about a contest???
In addition to making it easier to get free rentals, National Car Rental has also provided me with a “Traveler Truth Pack.” Share your Traveler Truth to win this package with an estimated retail value of $499.98:
- Swiss Army WT Wheeled Tote
- Swiss Army WT Deluxe Garment Sleeve
- One (1) $100 American Express Gift Card
I’m a big fan of Victorinox baggage and carry a NXT 4.0 carryon during most of my trips. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the quality of construction.
How do you enter?
Tell me your “Traveler Truth,” your number one rule of the road that you follow to ensure that you have a safe, productive, inexpensive, and enjoyable trip. Do you sign up for every loyalty program you can find? Pack light to avoid checking a bag? Cook meals in a kitchenette so you don’t need to go out to eat? Ask for an upgrade every time you check-in? Whatever it is, National and I want to hear about it.
There are two ways to enter: posting a comment here or by using Twitter. I’ll select a winner at random, so use both methods and you’ll get two entries.
- You can post a comment with your Traveler Truth in this blog post. Just make sure you use a real email address. Don’t put the email address in the post itself; Disqus will prompt you for an address when you try to comment, and only I can see it.
- You can enter through Twitter. Follow @Travel_Codex and send me a tweet with your Traveler Truth. Include the hashtag #RentBetter at the end of your tweet so I can find it later and include it among the potential entries. For example:
Hey @Travel_Codex! My Traveler Truth is to take a picture of my airport parking space so I always remember when I return after a long trip. #RentBetter.
Good Luck! Please send me an email if you have any questions.
Disclaimer: I receive no compensation from this promotion. I do receive credit if you use my referral link above, but anyone can refer a friend. I encourage you to share your link in the comments below after registering.