Last Updated on July 9, 2023 by Michael

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National’s Emerald Club is a winner. At most major airports, members can skip the counter, select their preferred vehicle and go. Better yet, Emerald Club members can earn free days (especially during the One Two Free Promotion, when you can earn bonus free days. At the top rung, travelers who get to Emerald Club Executive status

How to Get to Emerald Club Executive Status

Why is Executive status important when any Emerald Club member can select from the Emerald Aisle? Executive status isn’t just for show. The top tier of the Emerald Club delivers additional benefits, including the ability to get full-size and above cars at the mid-size rate; earn free rental days after just six rentals; and guaranteed upgrades when you reserve a midsize or above. Furthermore, there are no restrictions on the type of car that can be booked with a free rental day, so long as you give 24 hours notice.

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There are three ways to get to Executive status:

Are you a road warrior? The easiest way to get to Emerald Club status is the match offer is for elite members of other rental car, airline and hotel loyalty programs. If you’ve proven that you’re always traveling, National wants to tempt you with Executive status.

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If you rent from National, you should be a member of Emerald Club. And if you lack Executive status but have top-tier status from another rental car company, airline, or hotel program, this is an opportunity to get to Executive status quickly.