9/18/2014

9/14/2014

National Car Rental - Specials

Last Minute Special Rates

Weekend Specials To Go


Weekly Specials To Go


Additional Specials To Go

  • Free Upgrade
    Receive a complimentary car class upgrade on the rental of a Compact through Standard-size car.

Specials to Go - Latin America and Caribbean Exclusives


National Car Rental Tips:
Join the Emerald Club. This is Nationals free membership program. It is marketed to business travelers, but it is a great program for vacations/family travel. Image grabbing your luggage, hopping a tram or bus, arriving at the  rental car lot, and picking any car on in the class reserve. And for just a bit more, reserve a midsized car, and  pick any car on the Emerald Aisle. You will at least have a midsized car, but more often than not, you will find very new mid - full sized cars, crossovers, and minivans.  cars many with less than 2000 miles, my past 4 rentals had less than 100. Most of the cars offer some type of hands free calling, and satellite radio without an extra charge. Besides, it is nice to sit in different cars, confirm comfort, style, and extras before throwing the luggage in the trunk and driving off.

Emerald Club membership: Choice. Speed. Privilege.
Welcome to The Emerald Club®, the industry's premier car-rental reward program - powered by speed and choice. As a member, you have access to our signature Emerald Aisle® experience, designed to get you on the road in seamless fashion. You also earn rich rewards along the way, including Free Rental Days, frequent-flyer miles or hotel rewards.
Membership in The Emerald Club means getting on the road in three easy steps:
1. RESERVE
Always reserve a Midsize car to begin your Aisle experience.
2. BYPASS THE COUNTER
Go straight to the Aisle - the keys are in the cars.
3. CHOOSE ANY CAR
Any size, color, make or model on the Aisle is yours at the reserved Midsize rate.
Want to see the Emerald Club in action? Take a spin in our virtual tour.

Please note, depending on when you travel the selection can be a bit low, but for the most part, I just pick a car, and drive to the gate. At the gate, you will hand over you license, credit card and the paperwork from the car, confirm the rental, decline the gas, grab your card and license and head out of the lot. My last rental at SFO, rental counters were so packed, we had to squeeze off the train. All of the National customer headed straight for the stairs/elevators and were out of the parking deck within 15 minutes. I bet most of the other renters will still waiting on cars. I once tried renting through another (yellow & black logo) company, and had to wait 75 minutes for a car.  That was a great way to kick off a family vacation.
 


3/24/2014

Walmarts Savings Catcher automatically compares you receipt to local competitors, and credits you the difference.

If you live in the following markets, your local Walmart stores are part of a beta test of a new program call savings catcher. Just enter a code from your receipt on savingscatcher.walmart.com, and the site will automatically find your receipt, scan advertised offers from local stores and credit you the difference.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dallas,TX
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Lexington, KY
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • San Diego, CA.
Some main points of the program:

There is no minimum purchase requirement. Just enter the TC Number on your receipt to get started.

The site is available as a native mobile site, (will work on your mobile without downloading an app). Just visit  www.walmart.com/savingscatcher on your smartphone or tablet to access Savings Catcher.

Savings Catcher compares eligible items on your receipt to items found in the print and digital weekly ads of top retailers in your area. The ads need to be valid at the time you made your Walmart purchase and the advertisement needs to include a specific price.

You have the option to accumulate your Savings Catcher Credits and build your balance or transfer it onto a Walmart Rewards eGift Card at any time. If you haven’t redeemed your Savings Catcher Credits at the end of the calendar year, Walmart will automatically transfer it onto a Walmart Rewards eGift Card., so just enter your TC code, and that's it. If you forget to redeem it, you will not loose any accumulated credits.

If you use a coupon, Savings Catcher will compare the original Walmart price of the item, before the coupon was applied, to other stores’ advertised prices for the same item. For example: You bought cookies at Walmart. The shelf price was $3 and you used a coupon for $0.25, so you paid $2.75. If Savings Catcher finds that a competitor advertised those same cookies for $2, Savings Catcher will still credit you $1, even though you paid only $2.75 at Walmart. So savings could really add up.

Walmart will compare advertised prices from the top retailers in specific geographic areas. The area is determined by a third-party based on a number of factors, including the number of stores and number of people nearby.

Competitive retailers for your area currently include:
  • Atlanta, GA– Aldi, Food Depot, CVS, Food Lion, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Ingles, Kroger, Publix, Rite-Aid, Kmart, Target, Walgreens, IGA, Wayfield Foods and Piggly Wiggly.
  • Charlotte, NC– Aldi, Bi-Lo, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Ingles, Kmart, Lowes (Food), Target, Rite-Aid, Publix and Walgreens.
  • Dallas, TX– Albertsons, Aldi, Brookshires, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, HEB, Kroger, Target and Tom Thumb.
  • Huntsville, AL Market– Aldi, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, Foodland, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens.
  • Lexington, KY– Aldi, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target and Walgreens.
  • Minneapolis, MN– Aldi, Cub Foods, CVS, Family Dollar, Hy Vee, IGA, Rainbow Foods, Shopko, Target and Walgreens.
  • San Diego– Albertsons, CVS, Dollar Tree, Ralph’s, Rite Aid, Vons, Smart & Final, Target, Fresh & Easy, Walgreens, Stater Bros and Save-A-Lot.