Rewards Program Page

Emerald Club

Rewards Program Information

Program Benefits

As an Emerald Club member, members enjoy an A-list of other benefits:

  • Choose car:
    • Members choose whatever rental car they want from the Emerald Aisle for the reserved Midsize price
  • Faster rentals:
    • Skip the counter
  • Faster returns:
    • With E-receipts there is no need to wait for an agent to have a receipt ready
  • Drop & Go:
    • With Drop & Go service members can drop off the car and be on their way
  • Reward Choices, Select from:
    • Free Rental Days
    • Frequent-flyer miles or
    • hotel rewards
  • Fast online renting:
    • Members can make online reservations with a few clicks at
  • No 2nd driver fees:
    • There is no need to pay extra when family members and/or associates drive the rental car
  • Special offers:
    • Receive member-only offers through Emerald Club's periodic emails
  • Earn Executive or Executive Elite status:
    • More exclusive benefits including the choice of a Fullsize or better car class from the Executive area and more

Annual Fee ($)


How to Earn

Members may choose to earn miles / points from one of National Car Rental's frequent traveler partners or National Car Rental vehicle rental credits for National Car Rental vehicle rentals

  • Members who choose to earn miles / points may have to pay a service charge for such miles / points and may be limited by the partner's frequent traveler program rules
  • Members who choose to earn vehicle rental credits will receive one credit for each vehicle rental or every four (4) consecutive days of vehicle rentals in the U.S. or Canada
    • Credits will be issued at the completion of each rental term
      • Credits will be stored in the Members' Program account and will, depending upon Membership Level
        • Consecutive, multiple or overlapping rentals in the same location do not qualify for rental credits

How to Redeem


  • Free Rental Days:
    • Members earn one Free Rental Day after seven rental credits
    • Members earn one rental credit per paid rental or for every four consecutive paid days
    • They can also earn bonus rental credits by taking advantage of Emerald Club promotions
    • Redeeming Free Rental Days is easy, too
    • Emerald Club put everything they need online
  • Earn Miles / Points:
    • With The Emerald Club, hitting the road can get members up in the air
    • Members can choose to automatically earn airline or hotel miles / points with one of Emerald Club's many Frequent Traveler partners

Elite Qualifications

Emerald Executive status:

  • Emerald Club Executive status is attained with 12 paid rentals or 40 paid rental days in a calendar year

 Emerald Executive Elite status:

  • Emerald Club Executive Elite status is attained with 25 paid rentals or 85 paid rental days in a calendar year 

Elite Benefits

Emerald Executive status:

Members enjoy all the benefits of Emerald Club membership in addition to extra privileges:

  • Members get a choice of Fullsize or better cars from the exclusive Executive area
  • Guaranteed upgrades:
    • Always pay for one car class lower than members reserve
  • One Free Rental Day after six rental credits

Emerald Executive Elite status:

Members enjoy all the benefits of Executive status plus:

  • Guaranteed rental car reservation (up to Fullsize) with 24-hour notice
  • Vehicle delivery to most private airport terminals (at many U.S. locations)
  • One Free Rental Day (any car class with no blackout dates) after just five rental credits

How to use National's Executive area:

  • Reserve a Midsize car at participating counter bybass locations in the U.S. or Canada
  • Once arrived at the location, follow the Executive signs to go directly to the Executive area
  • Choose any car in the Executive area and only be charged the Midsize price




Car Upgrade?

Executive Elite

Car Upgrade Info

Executive and Executive Elite:

  • Members receive guaranteed upgrades 
  • Members always pay for one car class less than the class reserved


Executive Elite:

  • Members can also choose any car in the Executive area (all cars are Fullsize or higher classes) and only be charged the reserved Midsize rate


Guaranteed Availability?

Executive Elite

Guaranteed Availability Info

National Emerald Executive Elite members are guaranteed a rental car (up to Fullsize class) with 24-hour notice

Bonus Offers Info

All members can receive Special offers containing members-only discounts and offers in periodic emails

Skip the Line?


Skip the Line Info

Faster rentals for all Emerald Club members who have completed an online profile. Bypass the counter and go straight towards the Emerald Aisle area to speed up the process

Online Account Management?


Online Account Management Info

Enjoy Online Account Management @

No Expiration of Credits/Points?


Expiration of Credits/Points Info

  • Each Member's credits will remain valid as long as they reamin a member in the program
  • Free days will expire on December 31 of the year following the year in which they were earned


No Blackout Dates?

Executive Elite

Blackout Dates Info

Executive Elite members earn 1 Free Rental Day (any car class with no blackout dates) with just five rental credits.  Executive and base members may be subject to blackout dates when redeeming Free Days.

Other Partners

  • AIR MILES - Travel and More
  • Membership Rewards - BonusPoints
  • BMO - Bank of Montreal


  • AARP
  • ASTA
  • NBTA
  • PGA Tour
  • PGA - Champions Tour

Airline Partners

Domestic Airlines

  • Alaska Airlines - Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines - AAdvantage
  • Continental Airlines - OnePass
  • Delta - SkyMiles
  • Frontier Airlines - EarlyReturns
  • Hawaiian Airlines - HawaiianMiles
  • United - MileagePlus
  • US Airways - Dividend Miles

International Airlines

  • Air France - FlyingBlue
  • ANA
  • ETIHAD Guest
  • IBERIA plus
  • Korean Air
  • KLM - FlyingBlue
  • MilleMiglia CLUB

Hotel Partners

  • Hilton Worldwide - HHonors
  • Wyndham Rewards

Sponsoring Companies

Current Promotions

Currently No Promotions

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