Contest: Help National Car Rental Define the Traveler Truths.
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I’m not a betting man, but if I were, I’d lay down a crisp $2 bill in favor of the notion that most Travel Truths derive from this simple adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” As travelers, it’s in our blood to evolve and adapt to our surroundings, and when we get hoodwinked, we tend to quickly assess the situation to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Every year National Car Rental gives travelers the opportunity to earn free rentals with a program called ONE TWO FREE®. When renters rent twice, they get a third rental free. It’s as easy as 1, 2, free! To celebrate the return of this popular promotion, we’ve teamed up with National Car Rental to give our readers a chance to share their travel experience, and become part of the National brand forever by including the winning tip on the company’s Facebook page. To get the ball rolling, I’ll share our Traveler Truth with you.
Twice is Nice When it Comes to Advice!
Our Traveler Truth comes from our first trip to Guatemala in 2007, where we used chicken buses to travel between cities. We were doing pretty well navigating from place to place, until we ended up on a bus that was going in the opposite direction of where we wanted to be. After we arrived at our correct destination hours later, Beth and I talked about what went wrong that afternoon. We discovered that we got swept up in the hurried atmosphere of the bus stop, believing the driver when he shook his head and “si,” when we asked if this was the bus we needed to take. Then we rushed onto the bus without verifying it with another person.
It’s hard to say if the driver was purposely trying to dupe us. There’s always the chance that he just misunderstood us. However, one thing that we’ve learned from our travels, which is why we always ask twice now, is that sometimes people will give you the wrong information if they don’t know an answer, because they don’t want to admit that they don’t know. I know, it sounds strange but it’s true!
So when you travel take our advice and always ask two different people when it comes to something important such as directions or transportation.
Alright, now that you know our Travel Truth, it’s time to share yours in the comments below for a chance to win an awesome prize pack!
Beth and I will work together with National Car Rental to select the best (1) truth from the comment section below, and the reader who submits the chosen comment will win the National Car Rental’s Traveler Truth Prize Pack valued at $499.98! That’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me!
National Car Rental’s Traveler Truth Prize Pack includes:
• Swiss Army WT Wheeled Tote
• Swiss Army WT Deluxe Garment Sleeve
• One (1) $100 AMEX Gift Card
Enter the contest and you could score some pretty sweet new luggage for your upcoming travels!
After we select our winner, the winning fact will be compiled into the greater Top 10 Business Traveler Truths, and will be featured on the National Car Facebook page, and will be shared far and wide to business travelers across the country.
As an additional bonus (this isn’t required for entry into the contest), if any of our readers sign up for the ONE TWO FREE®, and refer their Facebook friends or Twitter followers (there will be an option to share once you sign up), you will automatically receive one free rental credit for ONE TWO FREE®, essentially making the program: rent one, get one rental free. If you are not already an Emerald Club member, you can join immediately here, at no cost, to get the credit.
Furthermore, if you send in a screenshot of your comment, along with the name of our blog (Beers and Beans), and your Emerald Club number, which you can sign up for here, to OneTwoFree@ehi.com, then you will receive one free rental credit, essentially making the program: rent one, get one rental free.
The contest ends on November 4, 2012 at 11:59 (est), so get in your Travel Truths by then! We will announce the winner on November 8.
So, what is your Traveler Truth? Simply let us know in the comments for a chance to win!
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