A week and a half ago I wrote about how you can get instant and free car rental status from Avis and from National.
PointsCentric points out that when you sign up for your Avis status you will be given a free 2-day weekend car rental.
[W]hen I got my confirmation email from Avis above, notifying me of my Avis First status, it included the perk of a free weekend rental! No previous rentals required! That email happened a few days ago but I waited to blog about until I received the coupon code and could test whether it works and it does.
Sign up online for Avis First status. You’ll need to enter a MasterCard credit card as your payment choice.
Just pay attention to the welcome email!