EXCELLENT Promotion From National: Top-Tier Elite Status for AMEX Cardholders (and 1 Super Easy Free Day!)

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My favorite rental car company by far is National.  Mostly because of the convenience that comes with their loyalty program.

When you sign-up for Emerald Club, you don’t even have to wait in line at a service desk!  You walk directly into the lot and choose the car you want.  It’s also very easy to earn elite status just by having certain credit cards.

National is currently offering Executive Elite Status to folks with American Express credit cards.  That comes with benefits like big guaranteed upgrades, faster free rental days, and private airport delivery.  Plus, you’ll earn 1 free day after you rent once with your AMEX card.

I Almost Always Pay for a Midsize Class and Drive Away in a Specialty Class With National

Executive Elite status is National’s top tier status that you normally would earn after 25 paid rentals or 85 paid days per calendar year.  So the fact that you can earn it simply by holding an AMEX card is a fantastic deal!

Here are the details:

  • Earn 5 credits (enough for a free rental day) after enrolling here by January 31, 2019 and renting once with any AMEX card
  • Rental day offer valid at participating locations in the US, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Caribbean, and Europe
  • Executive Elite members can reserve any car class (NOT trucks)
  • Rental day expires December 31 of the calendar year following the year the credits were earned
  • Executive Elite status will expire February 28, 2020
  • Valid for new members only enrolled through this promo between September 16, 2018, and January 31, 2019

You can see the full Terms & Conditions here.

I’m almost always able to rent a Chevy Camaro for the price of a midsize car with my Executive status.  But with Executive Elite status, I’d be able to rent a tier higher for the price of a midsize!

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Joseph Hostetler is a full-time writer for Million Mile Secrets, covering miles and points tips and tricks, as well as helpful travel-related news and deals.

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John
1 year ago

Their rates are highest and I prefer to use my chase card for rental cars always for the wonderful protection.

varoon
1 year ago

can i get a free day, if i book the rental car via Priceline?

Josh
1 year ago

Above you mentioned that it’s for new members only, however I simply signed in to my account using the link you provided and it instantly upgraded my account to Executive Elite!

Joey
1 year ago

You can utilize your newfound status to match to other companies as well.

Raksiam
1 year ago

Their rates always seem to be among the highest though whenever I search