Annual Promotion Gives Emerald Club Members Chance to Earn Free Rental
TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - National Car Rental, the award-winning car rental brand for frequent business travellers,
is launching its annual Rent Rent Reward® promotion. In the eight years
that National has run the program, it has set the standard for frequent
renter programs in the car rental industry. The promotion offers
registered Emerald Club members one free rental day* for every two qualifying rentals** of a
mid-sized or larger vehicle for two or more consecutive days. This year
National has increased the chances to earn promotional points by adding
options such as a GPS or by renting through Emerald Club's newly
launched Priority Service in Mexico. Members can earn up to 50 free
rental days by participating in the promotion, which includes an
earning period from today through January 31, 2015.
"We are pleased to offer our loyal Emerald Club members the chance to
earn additional rewards through our annual 'Rent Rent Reward'
promotion," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of brand
marketing for National. "Providing our customers - both new and current
- with the best service available is our continued goal, and this
promotion is just one way we can help make their rental experiences
more convenient and enjoyable."
Continuing last year's successful point-based system, Emerald Club
members can once again earn points for each qualifying rental, as well
as bonus points for non-rental activities. Each qualifying car rental
completed during the "Rent Rent Reward" promotion is worth 300 points,
with a free day awarded once an Emerald Club member earns 600 points.
Opportunities to earn qualifying rental and bonus points during the
promotional earning window include:
Complete a rental in Mexico
Add the fuel service option (FSO) to a rental to pre-pay for a tank of
Add a GPS to a rental
Download National's mobile app
25 (one-time bonus)
Use the mobile app to book a rental
75 (up to 4 rentals)
Utilize the Facebook social sign-in to connect to National's "Rent Rent Reward" promotion site
Participate in the Emerald Reserve service - for members who require a
specific car class, such as a convertible, SUV, minivan, etc. - at
Emerald Aisle locations
25 (one-time bonus)
Current Emerald Club members can register for the promotion at www.emeraldclub.ca/rent. Free days earned for qualifying rentals through the "Rent Rent Reward"
promotion are awarded in addition to a member's chosen rewards earnings
(frequent traveller miles/points or rental credits.)
New customers can join National's Emerald Club at www.emeraldclub.ca/rent and immediately take part in the "Rent Rent Reward" promotion. There are
no fees to join, and members enjoy 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 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.
Emerald Club members may track and redeem the free rental days they earn
through "Rent Rent Reward" between today and June 15, 2015, 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 notifies participants about
their free rental days via email.
* Earned free day may be redeemed to cover base rate for a rental day
but excludes taxes, governmentally-authorized or imposed surcharges,
license recoupment/air tax recovery, concession recoupment fees,
airport and airport facility fees, fuel, one-way rental charge,
additional driver fee, or optional items, which shall be the
responsibility of the renter.
**A qualifying rental is the paid rental, via the Emerald Club, of a
mid-sized or larger vehicle at participating locations in Canada
(excluding Quebec) and the 50 United States, for a period of two or
more consecutive days during the promotion.
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 traveler throughout the world. With
National, time-sensitive customers in the United States 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 mid-sized 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. 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.com or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental and follow @NationalPro on Twitter.
SOURCE: National Car Rental
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