Last fall, we wrote about National's One Two Free promotion for Fall/Winter 2017-2018. A recurring promotion, One Two Free allows National Emerald Club members to earn promotional free days while still earning standard free days as part of the Emerald Club program. There are -- of course -- a few catches attached to those promotional free days: they don't show up in the traditional Emerald Club dashboard and the promotional free days expire more quickly than traditional award days. While a free day earned as part of the standard Emerald Club program in 2017 would be valid until the end of 2018, all free days earned during the One Two Free promotion expire on June 15, 2018, right before the peak summer travel season begins. Our team loves helping our fellow travelers earn free award days but there are few things worse in loyalty programs than allowing awards to expire; now is the time to clear out any of these residual promotional days!
There's one other major restriction on these promotional days that make these awards similar to those available from other rental car companies. One Two Free promotional days can only be redeemed by the person who earned those days. Those promotional award days cannot be gifted to family members, so the expiration date is firm at June 15, 2018 -- standard award days can still be transferred to immediate family members and get extended automatically. So if one has one or more award days still hiding in their One Two Free account dashboard, this is the time to "Use Them if You've Got Them".
How do I know I will have access to an expanded selection of vehicles? We've talked about offers such as National's status match and all renters with elite status at National -- Executive or Executive Elite -- are eligible to pick from any vehicle in the Emerald Aisle or Executive Area when reserving a midsize car, even on an award day. Plus, National has one of the more flexible programs when it comes to the geographic locations where awards may be redeemed, supplementing the United States with much of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean (we didn't say "North America" because Canada gets left out in the program's Terms and Conditions).
Redemption of Earned Free Rental Days (From National's Website):
Earned Free Rental Day redemption begins for registered Members the later of August 24, 2017 or 1–2 weeks after a Member reaches 600 earned points. To redeem a Free Rental Day, visit promos.emeraldclub.com/12Free2017 to view your Free Rental Day coupons, click redeem, and then rent a Compact through Fullsize car starting August 24, 2017, through June 15, 2018. Points and Free Rental Day coupons will expire at 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2018 CDT.
To take advantage of this Promotion, make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. No more than three Free Rental Days may be redeemed toward one rental of three or more days. The Free Rental Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount and cannot be applied to a previous or existing reservation. Renter and Additional Driver(s) must meet renting branch’s standard rental qualifications. Additional mandatory charges may be imposed, including, but not limited to, a customer facility charge, airport concession fee, tourism commission assessment, vehicle license recovery fee, or other government imposed taxes or fees. For more information, including an estimate of your total rental cost, visit our Internet Web site at www.nationalcar.com. Earned Free Rental Day coupons may be redeemed to cover base rate (Time and Mileage) for a rental day but does not apply to taxes, surcharges, license recoupment/air tax recovery, concession recoupment fees, airport and airport facility fees, fuel, one-way rental charge, additional driver fee, protection products, or other optional items, which are the responsibility of the renter. For rentals in the United States, please check your auto insurance policy and/or credit card agreement for rental vehicle coverage. The redemption of earned free days is limited to participating locations in the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, as well as in Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, St. Maarten, Surinam, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay. We cannot accept the coupon if it has been purchased, bartered or sold for cash.
If it's time to use free award days, you will have to visit the website of your preferred rental car company. If you haven't yet earned any free award days, we're happy to help you find the lowest paid rates available! Simply click below to request quotes and we'll send you the best possible offers within minutes.