SOURCE: National Car Rental

National Car Rental

October 25, 2011 17:03 ET

National Car Rental Rewards Emerald Club Members With Speed, Choice and Free Rental Days

Customers Offered "One Two Free" Promotion and Loyalty Club Status Match With Emerald Club

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2011) - National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for business travel, is offering its ninth annual One Two Free® Emerald Club promotion as well as loyalty club status match benefits to new Emerald Club customers. National Car Rental is one of the top car rental brands for road warriors, thanks to a keen focus on business travelers, substantial investment in customer service and the unsurpassed convenience and choice offered by its unique and award-winning Emerald Club.

The annual "One Two Free" promotion, available through Jan. 31, 2012, offers registered Emerald Club members the opportunity to earn one free rental day for every two qualifying rentals (of two or more days) with National Car Rental. With no limit to the number of days earned, free days can be redeemed on any day of the week at participating U.S. locations. National's free days are valid for one-way or weekend rentals.

In addition, for the first time during the annual promotion, the Emerald Club will match a new customer's loyalty club status from any major car rental rewards program. Customers can also easily refer a friend or colleague to participate in the status match program by completing the online form. By referring a friend, members can earn a free rental day in addition to their standard program rewards for all rentals.

"Business travelers are our heroes, so we stay focused on making their life and work more efficient when they're on the road -- providing speed, choice and control," said Rob Connors, vice president of marketing for National Car Rental. "Our 'One Two Free' promotion allows us to reward our loyal Emerald Club members with more free days, and, combined with the new status match, makes it a great time for new customers to experience the convenience and rewards of the Emerald Club."

Emerald Club -- the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program -- expedites the rental process by offering counter bypass as well as Drop & Go(SM) service with convenient e-receipts. The Emerald Club program also provides electronic "Arrival Alerts" and 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-size car. Today, National has expanded to 62 Emerald Aisle locations in the United States and Canada, including the top 50 airports for business travel.

In June, National earned the "Leading Edge Award" from Executive Travel magazine recognizing the company as the top rental car service in the travel industry. In addition, National Car Rental's Emerald Club was selected as the winner of the 2011 Best Rental Car Loyalty Program in the second annual Editors' Choice Awards by SmarterTravel, the largest online travel resource of independent expert advice for the budget-conscious traveler. This is the second year that National received the honor, and was recognized for its "Emerald Aisle" service and numerous customer benefits, including expedited rentals.

Visit www.emeraldclub.com to join the Emerald Club. There are no fees to join, and once you have joined, you can register to be eligible for the "One Two Free" promotion at www.emeraldclubpromos.com/12Free.

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. In addition, National's frequent-renter program, Emerald Club, also was awarded a 2010 Business Traveler Innovation Award -- sponsored by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and The Wall Street Journal -- for expediting the travel process and enhancing convenience and efficiency. National has been the "Official Car Rental Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour" since 1994, and its partnership with the PGA TOUR extends through 2011.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates the National Car Rental brand in North America. With annual revenues of $14.1 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. National also is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world's largest car rental network. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental. For more information about Enterprise Holdings' environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of the car rental business, visit www.DrivingFutures.com and follow @LeeBroughton on Twitter. This news release and other National Car Rental announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Meghan Maguire
    National Car Rental
    314-512-2040
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