When we first noticed ads for the inaugural National Business Traveler Day, presented by Upside, on our Facebook timelines, it appeared that the prizes had no connection to rental cars at all. Yet the National Business Traveler Day sweepstakes has many more prizes, including rental car companies and ride-hailing services, with a large number of prizes available.
Win Travel Prizes for National Business Traveler Day
Let's be honest. NBTD is an Upside initiative, just like Small Business Saturday is an American Express initiative. While there are 25 corporate partners, entering the NBTD sweepstakes requires visiting the Upside website and accepting Upside's Terms and Conditions. Entering the contest also potentially requires accepting emails from participating partners. For Phase 1 (March 14 - April 4, 2018), the only available prize was a $5,000 check toward first-class travel upgrades.
The second phase of the sweepstakes (April 5 - May 18, 2018) offers nearly $300,000 in available prizes, including $25,000 in Hertz gift cards spread over 120 winners and $10,000 in Uber for Business credits spread over 500 winners.
The $25,000 in Hertz gift cards is exceptionally generous. In fact, Hertz's prizes in Upside's sweepstakes are valued at more than five times the amount offered in Hertz's own current promotion What's more, there are 3,092 total prizes and each must go to a distinct winner (limit one prize per person).
How to Enter the National Business Traveler Day Sweepstakes
You can enter the sweepstakes online or via mail-in entry. You can only enter once but there's a chance for up to 11 bonus entries if you mail in an entry, so that may surprisingly be the way to go. You can have 12 total entries for the chance to win one of more than 3,000 prizes—all for the price of a postage stamp.
The rules of this promotion are far more lengthy than many promotions. You have to be 18 to enter, have completed a business trip in 2017 and not have been convicted of a felony to be eligible for the grand prize. In addition, you can't be employed by a sponsor. The list of sponsors includes Hertz, JetBlue, MasterCard, Uber, and United Airlines.
Get in for a chance to win a prize from one of these brand-name sponsors.
The list of prizes includes business-class tickets on United or Latam, Hertz gift cards, and MasterCard gift cards. Partner organizations can also provide their own offers, so the promotion is definitely worth a peek, even if you're not interested in entering the sweepstakes.