Golf News for Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Marketing

National Car Rental "Go Like A Pro" sweepstakes for golf fans

ST. LOUIS -- National Car Rental, the premier rental car brand for business travel and the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, has launched its "Go Like a Pro" sweepstakes. From now until May 31, 2013, golf fans can register daily through National Car Rental's Facebook page for the chance to win a four-person VIP package to the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., from Aug. 8 to 11.

One sweepstakes winner will receive a prize package that includes four tickets to the 2013 PGA Championship; $5,000 for travel expenses and lodging; Thursday through Sunday access to National's PGA Championship hospitality suite, including food and beverage; Executive Elite status for a year in National's award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program; and National/PGA-branded merchandise.

"Through our partnership with The PGA of America, National is pleased to offer golf fans this exciting sweepstakes opportunity to experience the 2013 PGA Championship up close and in person," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of marketing, National Car Rental. "Over the years, we've learned that many of our business travel customers enjoy golf, and offering a chance to attend the PGA Championship is just one way to reward them for their continued support and business."

Participants can enter the sweepstakes daily through National's Facebook page. Sweepstakes entries also can be submitted online at www.nationalcargolikeapro.com. Additional entries can be earned by emailing up to three friends per day and/or tweeting once a day about the sweepstakes. Daily instant-win prizes, including PGA Championship merchandise, will be awarded to select sweepstakes entrants who play the "Locked In" instant-win game.

In addition to their daily registration entries, Emerald Club members can earn more sweepstakes entries for each qualifying rental from National. Based upon their membership tier level, members will receive up to 15 sweepstakes entries per rental.

National is the Official Rental Car of the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, and an Official Partner of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Additionally, National is the title sponsor of the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship presented by Cobra Puma Golf.

Visit the National Car Rental Facebook page for more information and to see the official sweepstakes rules. To enjoy all the benefits of the Emerald Club, enroll online at www.emeraldclub.com.

About National Car Rental
Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National - which launched the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program - further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National's "Emerald Aisle," an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. In addition, Emerald Club members can choose to receive EmeraldAlertsSM - emailed communications that include Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & GoSM service with convenient eReceipts.

In 2012, National was named "Best Rental Car Company in North America" by Business Traveler magazine. Executive Travel magazine also recognized National in 2011 as the top rental car service in the travel industry, honoring the brand with its "Leading Edge Awards." In addition, the SmarterTravel Editors Choice Award went to Emerald Club in 2010 and 2011 as the "Best Rental Car Loyalty Program."National is the Official Car Rental Company of the PGA of America.