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Earn Free Rental Days: ONE TWO FREE Promotion From National Car Rental Returns for 2017

As I had mentioned in this article back on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the ONE TWO FREE promotion from National Car Rental has returned starting today for members of the Emerald Aisle frequent renter loyalty program where you can earn a free rental day for every two qualifying rentals or every time you earn 600 points between now through Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

The points and free rental day coupons will expire at 11:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time on Friday, June 15, 2018 — so after earning them, be sure that you use them before then.

In addition, you can earn points towards a free rental day from bonus opportunities — some of which may be targeted to certain members of Emerald Club — such as:

  • 50 points for electing to opt in to receive e-mail messages from National Car Rental, which you should have received — but only if this is the first time you are electing to opt in
  • 300 points for referring a friend who successfully enrolls in the promotion and completes a qualifying rental — but this bonus is limited to ten Refer A Friend bonuses for up to a maximum of 3,000 points
  • 50 points for simply completing a brief survey, which may be targeted

My Bonus Opportunities

Here are my bonus opportunities for 2017 — and keep in mind that you might have received a different set of bonus promotions:

ONE TWO FREE Emerald Club promotion 2017
Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: National Car Rental.

Qualifying Rental, Earning and Redemption

A qualifying rental is a paid rental via the Emerald Club frequent renter loyalty program of a Midsize or larger vehicle at participating National Car Rental locations in the 50 United States — including the District of Columbia — Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, St. Maarten, Surinam, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay for a period of two or more consecutive days during the promotion. You will receive 300 points per qualifying rental or 300 points every four consecutive rental days. You will only be awarded points for one rental out at a time, whichever one lists you as the primary driver. Credit will not be given to you for rentals made prior to your registration date.

You can view and redeem the free rental days you earned in your account here and use them to rent a Compact through a Fullsize car. Be sure to book your reservation at least 24 hours in advance to take advantage of this offer.

You can only earn promotion points through one promotion on a single rental, as points will not be awarded for overlapping or multiple rentals from the same location. If you are earning points in the one two free promotion for a rental, you will not receive points or credit associated with any other promotion on that rental.

You can receive ONE TWO FREE bonus points for an Enterprise Rent a Car neighborhood rental only if you qualify for that bonus opportunity. Other Enterprise rentals — which are not considered neighborhood bonus opportunity rentals — are not qualifying ONE TWO FREE rentals and will not result in ONE TWO FREE points outside of the bonus opportunity; but will count as a program credit on your Emerald Club account if you use your Emerald Club number on the rental. ONE TWO FREE promotion coupons can only be redeemed for rentals at National Car Rental locations.

Earned Free Rental Day Fulfillment

Earned Free Rental Day fulfillment will occur within two weeks after you have earned 600 points. No more than three Free Rental Days may be redeemed toward one rental of three or more days.

This offer cannot be combined with any other discount; and this offer cannot be applied to a previous or existing reservation. All standard rental qualifications apply. Earned Free Rental Day coupons may be redeemed to cover the base rate for a rental day; but it 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 your responsibility. Please check your automobile insurance policy or credit card agreement for rental vehicle coverage. The availability of this offer is limited to participating locations within the United States and is subject to change without notice. Blackout dates also may apply. The coupon cannot be accepted if it has been purchased, bartered or sold for cash.

Account Status

You should log into your account on the ONE TWO FREE site to view your account status, total point balance and activity, as well as the points available for redemption at any given time. All points earned within the ONE TWO FREE promotion will be automatically converted to Free Rental Day coupons when the point total reaches 600 points. Free Rental Day coupons will be displayed in your ONE TWO FREE dashboard. Please allow 48 hours for coupons to be awarded once 600 points are earned within your profile.


Although it is not quite as lucrative as its original iteration, it is still a popular promotion, as this is arguably one of the most lucrative rental car promotions which has occurred every year for a number of years — and I recommend that you consider participating in it.

The promotion now seems to be extended permanently by a full extra month; and qualifying vehicle rentals now include much of Latin America and the Caribbean regions.

Keep in mind that other terms and conditions to this promotion apply; and that in Canada, this promotion is known as RENT RENT REWARD — which is identical in nature to ONE TWO FREE but missing a few of the bonus opportunities. For example, you do not earn bonus points for referring friends.

Check to see which bonus opportunities you received once you have registered for this promotion — and may you take advantage of many days of free vehicle rentals as a result…

…and here are a few deals — please read the terms and conditions of each offer — to help you get started:

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.


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