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Free National Executive Elite status for Amex cardholders + free day after 1 rental

National is offering free Executive Elite status to American Express card members. That’s the level above the Executive status that comes as a benefit of the Platinum Card (and Business Platinum card), so this is a pretty awesome upgrade. Furthermore, if you rent one time and pay with your Amex, you’ll earn 5 rental credits — enough for 1 free day. With Executive Elite status, that’s a great deal, too. The Deal Get National Executive Elite status, either enrolling as…

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National’s One Two Free Promo Returns, Plus Get 225 Free Bonus Points

National One Two Free

National has relaunched their One Two Free promotion and brought with it some additional opportunities to earn bonus points when renting a car with them. The Deals One Two Free Emerald Club members receive one free rental day for every two qualifying rentals. Registration required. Bonus Points Earn bonus points by completing one or more of the following activities: Redeem a Free Rental Day (U.S. Residents only): Targeted Preregistration offer to earn a one-time bonus…

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(EXPIRED) Enterprise, National Or Alamo Amex Offer: Spend $200, Get $20 Back

Enterprise, National or Alamo Amex Offer

A new Amex Offer for Enterprise, National or Alamo was launched this morning that’s offering $20 back when spending $200 at one of those rental car companies. The Deal Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $200+ in 1 or more transactions directly with Enterprise, National or Alamo in the US or US Territories. Key Terms Must book directly with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, or…

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A valuable use of one two free: one-way rental

This week, Greg and I are both in Asia – with Greg on vacation in Japan and me on a trip to China. When I travel domestically, I usually fly out of Albany International Airport (ALB) on Southwest, but internationally the options out of New York City make it worth the ~3 hour drive to get a more direct routing that doesn’t rely on a domestic connection. However, it isn’t always convenient for us to…

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[EXPIRED] Status match to top-tier with National Rental Cars

National Car Rental is offering a nice deal — they will status match your airline, hotel, or other car rental company status to a comparable tier in the National Emerald Club. Most readers probably have a status level that can match to top-tier Executive Elite status (valid through December 31, 2017). The Deal Match status from an airline, hotel, or car rental program to National Emerald Club Status match is valid through December 31, 2017 Direct link to status match page…

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Your Sapphire Reserve Card arrived. Here’s what to do next…

Sapphire Reserve bonus

Thanks to its generous signup bonus, excellent perks, and $300 in annual travel credits, the $450 Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is a great card for almost anyone who can get it.  Whether or not its worth keeping after the first 12 months depends upon how much you value its perks (3X points for travel & dining, airport lounge access, primary rental car coverage, $300 in annual travel credits, etc.). Whether you decide to keep the…

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Fort Lauderdale Rental Cars (and a Silvercar review)

Fort Lauderdale Rental Car Sivercar

Intro: Over the Christmas holidays I had my first opportunity to try out Silvercar – a high end rental car company – at the Fort Lauderdale airport. My intention was to write a simple review, but I found it impossible to detangle my impression of Silvercar from the overall Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) rental car situation.  In other words, I can say how Silvercar compares to other rental options at FLL, but I think it…

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National is now enforcing 1 Discover cert per rental

National Discover Cert

My favorite use of Discover Cashback is now severely limited.  Discover Cashback can be redeemed for cash or for discounted gift cards.  With gift cards, in most cases the savings are small, or the restrictions are huge, but I’ve always managed to get good value from the National car rental certificates: Discover lets cardholders redeem $20 of Discover Cashback for rental certificates worth $40 off your rental with Alamo, Enterprise, or National.  Alamo and Enterprise…

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