National Car Rental is bringing back its One-Two-Free promotion with registration opening September 9.
Assuming this promotion is run similarly to last year (which ran August 20 through January), it will offer a free rental day on every two paid midsize or larger rentals of 2 days or more through the end of January.
Last year there was also a referral component to the offer which allowed you to earn up to 10 free rental days as well (the 1-2-Free earning from eligible rentals was uncapped). We’ll see if that component of the offer is being repeated.
While the requirement for a mid-size two day rental to earn a free day limits the ability to come out ahead just by renting for the free days (although as a National Executive Elite member, my free days can be booked into pretty much any car category so it might work out well for me), I consider this the most lucrative regular free car rental day promotion and am glad to see it return.
The competitor to this offer, by the way, at least at the beginning of the promotion period is Hertz’s triple Gold Plus Rewards points in September (the bonus applies both to base points and elite bonus points). Only reservations made after registering for the offer will earn triple points.
(HT: David S.)