Update: Alive again and readers are now reporting getting their status valid through 2/28/2021!
Originally posted on 10/8/18:
Signup for National Emerald Club via the link above or login to your existing membership via the link above and you’ll automatically get Executive Elite status through 2/28/21.
Just click through to the Executive Elite enrollment button and then click on the enroll now or sign in button.
- Earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Free Rental Day = 5 credits.
- With Executive Elite status the free rental day is valid on any car class with no blackout dates!
- Choose any car (Fullsize and above) in the Executive Area and only pay the Midsize rate (in US and Canada). Plus get additional Executive Elite upgrades including luxury cars
- Executive Elites can always reserve a car with 24 hours notice, even if the location is sold out.
In the US and Canada you’re always guaranteed a free upgrade when you reserve using the Midsize rate.
Officially this is targeted to AMEX cardholders, but I was able to enroll with my Sapphire Reserve card, which gives free primary car rental insurance. AMEX cards only provide secondary coverage on rental cars unless you call to enroll in a program that costs $20/rental to upgrade the secondary coverage to primary coverage.
If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX you will earn 5 rental credits which can be redeemed for 1 free rental car day in any car class with no blackout dates!
The free rental day expires 12/31 of the calendar year following the year in which the credits were earned.
JJ reserved a midsize car in Maui over Sukkos and was upgraded from a reserved midsize to this 430i hardtop convertible (seen on top of Haleakala where he took this sunrise video) for free with his Executive Elite status:
Once you sign up for this status you can do a status match to various other car rental companies and also receive high level elite status.
Hertz: Email your current Hertz Gold number and a picture of your National status to email@example.com.
Enterprise: Apply for status here.
Sixt: You can apply for Platinum status via this link (You may or may not automatically receive Platinum status, no need to match for this.)
What other free statuses do you have?