LAST CALL: National Car Rental Emerald Club Executive Sign Up + Free Rental Day After First use By January 31, 2019


National Car Rental launched an interesting promotion for American Express cardholders in September that allows signing up for Emerald Club at the Executive-level and earn a free rental day after first use.

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Members need to act by January 31, 2019 and the status is valid through February 28, 2020. If you would like to earn the free rental day, you must complete the first paid rental after signing up this offer.

You can access this offer here.

Here is the information about this offer:

Enroll in National’s Emerald Club® between 9/16/18 – 1/31/19 and automatically advance to Emerald Club Executive status. After enrolling, pay for your first rental with any American Express® Card and earn six Emerald Club Credits toward a future rental day. Rental day offer is valid at participating worldwide locations. Terms Apply*

Your automatic upgrade to Executive status means access to the following benefits:

• Reserve a mid-size to get access to the Emerald Aisle.

• Guaranteed upgrades: reserve and pay for a mid-size, and drive away in a vehicle in a higher class

• To maintain Executive status, member must meet the standard qualifications of 12–24 rentals or 40–84 rental days during the full calendar year 2019.

You also get:

• Faster rentals by bypassing the counter.

• To choose your own car. Don’t waste time looking for your assigned car.

• Faster returns with Drop & Go. With e-receipts, there is no need to wait for an agent to give you a receipt.

• No second-driver fees

• Reward choices. Select from Free Rental Days, frequent-flyer miles or  hotel rewards.

• Special offers. Receive members-only discounts and offers through our  periodic emails.


If you already have an account with National, you can try adding the Executive status to your account online or give customer service a call. This offer is open for existing Executive Club members as well.

Good way to get worthwhile Executive Elite account upgrade and free rental day (six credits). Seems that you can just rent once after applying for this offer (doesn’t need to be by the end of this month) to earn the credits.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

Offer valid for new members only enrolled via this promotion between 9/16/18-1/31/19. Get six Emerald Club Credits you can use toward a future rental day after you enroll in the Emerald Club at between 9/16/18-1/31-19, rent one time from National and pay with any American Express Card. Offer is subject to and requires enrollment in the Emerald Club program. Rules and Conditions and Master Rental Agreement found at  Rental day offer is valid at participating National Car Rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Latin America, Caribbean, and in Europe, for National Car Rental brand reservations serviced by Enterprise. The six Emerald Club Credits you can use for a rental day are applicable toward the base rate but do not include taxes, government charges, surcharges, concession recoupment fees, fuel and other optional items, which are the responsibility of the renter. Emerald Club points will be credited 24-72 hours after a paid rental. For Executive members, the rental can be used for up to a full-size car. The rental day expires 12/31 of the calendar year following the year in which the credits were earned. Executive status is valid through 2/28/20. To maintain Executive status, member must meet the standard qualifications of 12–24 rentals or 40–84 rental days during the full calendar year 2019. This offer is made exclusively to and is only valid for American Express Card Members. Fulfillment of the offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. Please note that National does not accept Prepaid Cards for charges authorized in advance, although Prepaid Cards may be used to settle the final bill. Check to make sure Prepaid Cards are accepted before attempting to use your Prepaid Card to take advantage of offers for this merchant.