Jun122013

National Car Rental #SummerOnTheGo iPod and iTunes Card Giveaway

National Car Rental asked me to participate in their #SummerOnTheGo campaign with a giveaway of an Apple iPod Touch, $50 iTunes gift card and some National branded items.

The theme of the #SummerOnTheGo campaign is encouraging business travelers to get outside and explore the area when traveling on a business trip.

Loyalty Traveler #SummerOnTheGo  contest sponsored by National Car Rental.

National’s Summer On-The-Go Prize Pack ($310 value)

  • Apple iPod Touch
  • $50 iTunes Gift Card
  • Some National branded items!

Entry Rules:

1. Post a picture on Instagram or Twitter of you outside by 12:00 noon (Pacific time) Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Your photo can be in a park, courtyard, outside on a patio for lunch. Wherever. You just need to be seen outside to have a valid photo entry for this contest. 

2. Tag your photo with @LoyaltyTraveler and use #SummerOnTheGo.

These are two essential components for your photo post so I can follow along, find and include your photo in the contest entries.

3. I’ll choose a winner for the National Summer on-the-Go prize pack and contact the winner for shipping details to pass on to National Car Rental.

Note #1: The prize pack is available only  for U.S. residents per National Car Rental promotion rules.

Blogger Disclosure: I will receive compensation for running this National Car Rental giveaway including an iPod Touch and $250 American Express gift card. I have never had an iPod.

 

Sample Summer on-the-Go road trip ideas for LAS/LAX/SFO travelers:

Getting outside and away from the crowds is something I can relate to as I have taken advantage of being in parks on my recent business trips to Toronto and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Airport to Death Valley National Park is only 130 miles to reach the lowest spot in North America at 282 feet below sea-level. A trip to Las Vegas places you in the most convenient location for a Death Valley excursion.

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Next month is the centennial commemoration of the hottest temperature officially recorded on earth when Greenland Ranch in Death Valley reached 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.

This past week the temperature at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Death Valley National Park hit 123 F.

Death Valley in summer is a perfect occasion to have a rental car for an air conditioned getaway desert drive.

And if Death Valley is too hot, you can be hiking in Zion National Park, Utah after three hours driving I-15 northeast from Las Vegas.

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Here in the west there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and roam about places outside major cities where a car can take you there and back in a day.

Los Angeles Airport to Big Bear Lake is 113 miles and a little over two hours drive at off-peak times to travel from the airport to the mountain lake at 6,700 feet. Los Angeles may feel like a great big traffic jammed freeway until you head up into the mountains and see a wilder side of southern California.

San Francisco Airport to Santa Cruz, Monterey/Carmel and Big Sur is a great driving excursion down California Highway 1.

Central Coast California is one of the most scenic areas of the state where even the car and motorcycle companies frequently travel to film their commercials.

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California Highway 1 along Big Sur coast about 125 miles south of San Francisco Airport.

So take advantage of your summer on the go and get your feet outside in the grass, in the sand or in the woods. Take advantage of the regions around your business destination to see places where a rental car can get you there and back again in time for your next flight.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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