National Car Rental, through its award-winning Emerald Club, runs its annual ONE TWO FREE promotion with several ways to collect points toward free rental days*. For every two qualifying rentals, registered Emerald Club members receive one free rental day. Every qualifying rental in a midsize vehicle earns 300 points, and you need to earn 600 points to redeem for a free rental day in the future. The easiest way to begin collecting points is to register for the promotion HERE and begin booking rentals like you normally do.
ONE TWO FREE maximizes the benefits of business travel, allowing Emerald Club members to earn free rentals for a future vacation. I’ve been writing this blog for over six years, but the truth is my wife does most of the business travel in our family. Frequent trips to small towns in the Pacific Northwest helped her earn thousands of extra points with airline and hotel loyalty programs. Plus, each of those one-night trips involved a qualifying two-day rental. The hard part is just remembering to sign up! One year she missed out on 40,000 bonus points because she didn’t register for a hotel’s promotion in advance.
Fortunately, National Car Rental makes it easy to accumulate enough points to redeem for a free rental car day in Hawaii or some other vacation destination. You can also use the free rental to add an extra day at the tail end of a work trip and explore a new city before you fly home. By stacking qualifying rentals with other ONE TWO FREE point opportunities, it won’t take long to earn enough points for a free day – and there are many ways to accelerate your earnings with National Car Rental.
For example, downloading the National Car Rental mobile app earns a one-time bonus of 25 points. Each time you book a rental through the app and complete it, you can earn another 75 points, plus 50 points when you end your rental using the app’s expedited Emerald Checkout—potentially earning up to 125 bonus points per rental. Additional bonuses exist when you book a weekend or week-long rental, book in multiple countries or try premium services like Emerald Reserve or SiriusXM radio.
All of these opportunities are available through the remainder of the ONE TWO FREE promotion, which runs through February 28, 2019. Once you’ve earned at least 600 points you can then redeem them for a free rental day in a compact through full-size car anytime through June 13, 2019.
The ONE TWO FREE promotion is just one of the many benefits of membership in National’s Other benefits Emerald Club, which offers free upgrades and faster checkouts all year long even after this promotion is over. Your personal preferences and billing information are kept on file, so you can bypass the counter and save time.
Instead, Emerald Club members who book a midsize car can proceed directly to the Emerald Aisle (where available) and choose their own vehicle. Keys are already in the car; just load your baggage and head out.
Be sure to check out the complete list of eligible ONE TWO FREE activities and more details on qualifying rentals at National Car Rental’s website. You must register in advance of renting, so don’t forget and leave points on the table! There are many opportunities to book qualifying rentals as the holidays approach, including trips to see family and winter ski vacations. They all add up along with your regular business travel and get you on the path toward free car rentals in 2019.
*Free Day covers base rate (Time and Mileage) only but does not apply to taxes, license recoupment/air tax recovery, concession recoupment fees, airport and airport facility fees, fuel, one-way rental charge, additional driver fee, or optional items, which are the responsibility of the renter. Qualifying Rental is a paid rental via Emerald Club® of a Midsize or larger vehicle for two or more consecutive days. Go to https://promos.emeraldclub.com/12Free2018/?t=1 for additional terms and conditions.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by National Car Rental. All thoughts and opinions are my own.