It was almost exactly a year ago when National Car Rental extended free night certificates and loyalty status for an additional year. I’m sure they felt at the time that by the end of 2021 business travel would have returned and people would be renting cars again.
Between the Delta variant and lower than planned vaccination rates in parts of the US, that hasn’t been the case. That’s why National is following Hilton Hotel’s lead and extending free night certificates to the end of 2022 and status levels into the beginning of 2023.
I’m currently a National Executive member through my Sapphire Reserve card even though I haven’t rented from National for a long time.
I just received an email with this message.
The link to the National website had some more details but they didn’t spend much time on the presentation. I guess they figure by now we don’t need any fancy pictures or flowery language. Just tell us the length of the extension.
FREE DAYS WILL BE EXTENDED AGAIN
Emerald Club program free days set to expire on 12/31/2021 will be extended to 12/31/2022
ELITE STATUS WILL BE EXTENDED AGAIN
Elite status set to expire on 2/28/2022 will be extended to 2/28/2023
We hope the extra time allows you to plan something truly special. You deserve it
While other rental companies, like Hertz, have already let points in the program expire, National is extending status and free days for another year, and good for them. I hope the National loyalists appreciate the company’s effort to keep them tied to only one rental car company.
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