The major rental car companies have modest social media followings and occasionally, our team receives valuable intelligence from the rental car companies' social media feeds. National Car Rental introduced a promotion that's only valid from November 1 - 14, 2017, where five existing Emerald Club members will win a free rental day. Depending upon the number of entries in a contest only advertised on social media and requiring interaction on Twitter, we think there's a good possibility one of our AutoSlash users could win a free day from National! The promotion is tied to the broader corporate One Two Free promotion and requires the use of the Twitter hashtag #OTFSweepstakes in each entry.
Emerald Club members can enter once per day via Twitter
The published terms of the promotion don't enumerate any judging criteria. Entrants are limited to one entry per day (14 total) and five (5) winners will be selected at the end of the promotion. Like any promotion, there's a lot of legalese buried in the "Official Rules" but there's one aspect we really dislike. If an entrant includes a video or image in an entry, that part of the submission becomes the property of National Car Rental. If the contest were solely based upon content, some of the photos I've taken for upcoming AutoSlash articles would be great! However, National would own the rights to those photographs I took. As a result, all of my entries will be text only ...
Where would you go if you won a free day from National? Would you save it for a family outing or just take an exciting car from the Emerald Aisle out for a drive? And we would definitely get much more value out of the free day than the estimated value of $45!
Primary Contest Terms from National
Promotion Entry Period: Promotion will commence on or after 9:00 A.M. on November 1, 2017, with Sponsor’s posting of a tweet asking Emerald Club members to tweet what they would do with their Free Rental Day (time and mileage only) awarded through National’s One Two Free promotion, as described below, and ending at 11:59:59 P.M. on November 14, 2017 (the “Entry Period”).
How to Enter: You may receive one (1) Contest entry (each an “Entry”) during the Entry Period by tweeting what you would do with your Free Rental Day awarded through National’s One Two Free Emerald Club promotion, as described below (each a “Submission”), using the hashtag (#) #OTFsweepstakes.
Prizes: A maximum of thirty (5) prizes will be awarded. Each prize will include one (1) award of 600 promotional points through One Two Free, equivalent to one Free Rental Day (covering base rental rate, time and mileage only; approximate retail value (“ARV”) $45.00). Total maximum ARV of all prizes: $225.00. Limit one prize per person/Account. Winners must be registered Emerald Club members to be eligible to receive a prize. All prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received and prizes are validly claimed by November 30, 2017, after which no alternate winners will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded.