National Car Rental Surprises Customers with "Rent Rent Reward" Extension Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Annual Promotion Extends and Includes Bonus Opportunity for Emerald Club Members

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Just in time for the holiday season, National Car Rental is extending the earning period for its annual "Rent Rent Reward" promotion through February 28, 2017. Now in its tenth year, the Rent Rent Reward promotion offers registered Emerald Club members one free rental day* for every two qualifying rentals. Three hundred points are awarded for every qualifying car rental completed during the promotion, with eligibility for a free rental once the member reaches 600 points. Free days can be redeemed now through June 15, 2017.

Additionally, National is offering customers a surprise bonus opportunity to earn additional promotional points. From today through December 16, 2016, Emerald Club members can earn 100 extra bonus points simply by clicking the bonus badge within their Rent Rent Reward dashboard.

"We are always looking for new ways to continue to develop and provide greater benefits to our Canadian Emerald Club members," said Rob Connors, vice president of brand marketing for National Car Rental. "We are offering this extension and bonus point earning opportunity to give back to our Emerald Club members and say thank you for their continued loyalty and another fantastic year."    

Emerald Club members can continue to earn additional points through both rental and non-rental activities, including:

  • Renting a midsize or larger vehicle through National's mobile app (75 points per completed rental, with no limit on rentals).
  • Taking part in the Emerald Reserve Service, which assists those members who require a specific car class, such as a SUV, minivan, convertible, etc. at an Emerald Aisle location (one-time bonus of 25 points with the completion of a rental).
  • Renting any size vehicle in Latin American and the Caribbean (one-time bonus of 300 points with the completion of a rental).
  • Renting any size vehicle in Europe (one-time bonus of 300 points with the completion of a rental).
  • Completion of a survey about your experience with the Emerald Club (one-time bonus of 50 points with the completion of a car rental).

Those who wish to take part in this promotion can still register easily by joining National's Emerald Club at www.emeraldclub.ca/rent. There is no cost to join and members will receive additional benefits, including: expedited service at airports and free upgrades in National's "Emerald Aisle", an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized or larger car. In addition, Emerald Club members can choose to receive EmeraldAlertsSM – emailed communications that include Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & GoSM service with convenient eReceipts.

Current Emerald Club members can register for the promotion at www.emeraldclub.ca/rent. Free days earned for qualifying rentals through "Rent Rent Reward" are awarded in addition to a member's chosen rewards earnings (frequent traveller miles/points or rental credits).

Emerald Club members may track and redeem the free rental days they earn through "Rent Rent Reward" between today and June 15, 2017, by visiting www.emeraldclub.ca/rent. Up to three free days can be redeemed per rental at any time, including weekends. In keeping with the speed and convenience of the Emerald Club rental experience, National promptly notifies participants about their free rental days via email.

*Free Day covers base rate (Time and Mileage) only. Qualifying Rental is a paid rental via Emerald Club® of a Midsize or larger vehicle for two or more consecutive days. Go to emeraldclubpromos.com/rentrentreward/2016 for additional terms and conditions.

About National Car Rental

Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveller throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the North America are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National – which launched the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program – further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National's "Emerald Aisle," an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a midsize car. St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.ca or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental and follow @NationalPro on Twitter.

SOURCE National Car Rental

For further information: Meghan Baker, National Car Rental, 314-512-2040, Meghan.M.Baker@ehi.com; Mary Zajac, Argyle Public Relationships, 416-968-7311 x260, mzajac@argylepr.com


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