Giving Away National Car Rental Points and Executive Elite Status!

National Car Rental: Sign Up for the One Two Free Promotion

With some rental companies I choose to earn miles instead of rental points. With National I want free rental credits. I’ve been renting from National mostly in recent times, and I’m a big fan of their One Two Free promotion that gives you free rentals in addition to their standard rental credits.

I got a note from the PR folks asking if I’d help them promote the fact that they’re running this offer, and I told them I’d happily give away points in the promotion. As is customary, they offered points to me but as is my custom I asked if I could give away the points and they agreed. I also asked if I could give away elite status, and they agreed to that too!

And since you can get National’s Executive Status as a Milepoint Premium member, I asked if we could get an Executive Elite membership to give away. They agreed to that, too!

Executive status gets you access to better cars, you pick from the Executive Aisle instead of just the Emerald Aisle. And you earn free rentals faster.

Executive elite status normally requires 25 paid rentals or 85 paid rental days. It gets you guaranteed availability (24 hours advance reservation required), earns free rentals faster than Executive members, and an unpublished benefit in my experience is that free rental days can be redeemed for any car size or class.

And all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by Sunday at 1pm Eastern answering: Are you registering for National’s One Two Free promotion?

The newly redesigned One Two Free program allows Emerald Club members the ability to accrue points, to eventually earn a free rental – essentially, when you rent twice, you get the third one free.

I’m a big fan of National Car Rental, for two reasons.

  • They pioneered “pick your own vehicle” (the Emerald Aisle). When you’re a member of their Emerald Club, you walk up to the Emerald Aisle and just take the car you want. You show your ID on the way out. If I don’t want a Taurus, I don’t have to have one.
  • They run what I believe is the most lucrative promotion of any rental company, “One Two Free,” for every two rentals of a mid-size vehicle that’s two days or longer, you get a free rental day.

This year their One Two Free promotion lets you also earn points towards a free rental through several non-rental activities.

300 points counts as a qualifying rental towards a free rental day.

Here are the prizes:

  • One grand prize winner: 300 points + Executive Elite status
  • 3 runner-up winners: 300 points each. 300 points can be used to jump-start your participation in the One Two Free campaign.

I will select the winners with the assistance of, all decisions are final, and by entering you agree that there are no appeals, that you will not complain because I’m trying to do something nice to my readers and don’t need more complaints in my life! 🙂

And don’t forget to register for One Two Free!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I’ve already signed up, as National is far and away my favorite car rental company. While others (e.g., Avis) might offer better quality cars overall, the service, Executive Aisle, and award program at National can’t be beat.

  2. I’ve slacked off on National with Hertz’s Adrenaline Collection being available, but this promo is always excellent, so looking forward to it.

  3. of course i have already registered. the winner will finally be able to select something other than a taurus or malibu!

  4. I signed up for this promotion after reading this post. Thank you for providing the details..

  5. Nope. I rarely rent cars; last time I did was probably a 5-minute rental for the USAirways Grand Slam.

  6. Thanks for this great information! Love National and rent from them when ever I travel. Just finished registering for National’s One Two Free Promotion. Thanks again!

  7. Not signed up yet, but now that you’ve told me about it, I’ll sign up just as soon as I can locate my National Emerald Club number

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