TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2013) - National Car Rental, through its award-winning Emerald Club, is launching its annual Rent Rent Reward® promotion. The promotion offers registered Emerald Club members one free rental day for every two qualifying rentals** of a midsize or larger vehicle (for two or more consecutive days.) Members can earn up to 50 free rental days by participating in the promotion, which begins today and includes an earning period through Jan. 31, 2014.

National has enhanced this year's "Rent Rent Reward" promotion with the introduction of a points-based system that allows Emerald Club members to earn bonus points for non-rental activities. In addition to the points members earn for qualifying rentals (each is worth 300 points, with a free day awarded once a member earns 600 points), other opportunities to earn bonus points include:

- Referring up to 10 friends to join the Emerald Club and "Rent Rent Reward" promotion (300 points per referred individual upon completion of a rental)

- Utilizing Facebook social sign-in to connect on National's "Rent Rent Reward" promotion site (50 points)

- Participating in the Emerald Reserve service - for members who require a specific car class, such as a convertible, SUV, minivan, etc. - at Emerald Aisle locations (one-time bonus of 25 points)

To refer a friend for the promotion, members can share the "Rent Rent Reward" registration link via email, Facebook or Twitter. Participating members receive 300 bonus points when a referred friend becomes an Emerald Club member, registers for the promotion and completes a qualifying rental by Jan. 31, 2014.

"For more than a decade, 'Rent Rent Reward' has been a very popular promotion with our loyal Emerald Club members. This year we're offering them even more reward-earning opportunities outside of the rental process," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of brand marketing for National. "Earning points for quick and simple activities like referring friends to the program makes it faster and easier than ever to enjoy free rentals."

Customers can join National's Emerald Club at 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."

Current Emerald Club members can register for the promotion 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.)

Emerald Club members may track and redeem the free rental days they earn through "Rent Rent Reward" between Sept. 9, 2013, and June 16, 2014, by visiting 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 midsize 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 traveller throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States and Canada 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. For the second time, National earned the "Leading Edge Award" from Executive Travel magazine, recognizing the brand as the top rental car service in the travel industry in 2011 and 2013.

The Emerald Club - the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program - expedites the rental process for 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 EmeraldAlerts(SM) - emailed communications that include Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & Go(SM) service with convenient eReceipts. Today, National has expanded to 63 Emerald Aisle locations in the United States and Canada, including the top 50 airports for business travel. For more information about National, visit or

Contact Information:

Meghan Maguire
National Car Rental