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It’s August, and that means it’s time again for National Car Rental’s annual One Two Free promo. National Emerald Club members who register will earn 300 points for each paid rental of a mid-size or larger vehicle for any period of two or more consecutive days between August 20, 2015 and January 31, 2016.

Note that 600 points is enough for a free rental day of a compact through full-size car. In order to participate, you must be a member of National’s Emerald Club loyalty program and register for the promotion.

Earn points for other activities as well, such as referring friends and using the mobile app.
Earn points for other activities as well, such as referring friends and using the mobile app.

You can also earn additional bonus points by doing things like:

  • Renting in Latin America or the Caribbean: 300 points
  • Referring a friend to register and make a qualifying rental: 300 points (up to a total of 3,000 points)
  • Renting in Europe: 300 points
  • Renting via the National mobile app: 75 points
  • Email opt-in: 50 points

These smaller points-earning opportunities will vary for each member, so you might receive bonus offers for other activities such as renting a premium-class car, renting a GPS, adding fuel service and more.

Note that, per the terms and conditions, no more than three free rental days may be redeemed toward one rental of three or more days. Free rental-day coupons exclude all taxes, surcharges, fuel charges, optional items and fees.

Allow five business days for points earned in this promotion to hit your account, and once you earn 600 points, you’ll have to wait up to two weeks to redeem a free rental day. Visit this page to view your free rental-day coupons, click redeem, and then rent a compact through full-size car starting August 20, 2015, through June 15, 2016. You must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

For more information on earning free rental days, check out Maximizing Car Rental Programs for Free Days, and Maximizing Bonus Categories: Rental Cars.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
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