Win a $25 gift card – National Car Rental 25th anniversary giveaway


National Car Rental is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary! To celebrate it they are running a promotion on their Emerald Club Facebook page. You can enter to win a $25 gift card by submitting a ‘Blast from the past‘ story, picture or video of what you were doing 25 years ago. (Yes, the rules stipulate that you need to be at least 25 years old to enter).

As a part of their celebration, National has extended to me the opportunity to run my own promotion to give away a $25 gift card. Note: The minimum age is not 25 years for my promotion, it is 18 (sorry, it’s the law in most states). Here is how you enter the promotion run by us:

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below on this post with with a short (repeat – short) comment about what you were doing 25 years ago! If you are less than 25 years old, leave a comment about what your parents or an older sibling was doing 25 years ago. Both the National Car rental sweepstakes at their Facebook page and our promotion ends on March 30th, so enter now!

The fine print:

  • You can enter as many times as you want. I am going to repeat the method I used in my last promotion- you can leave as many comments as you want (you can talk about what all you did all year, 25 years ago), just make sure you let someone else leave a comment after you, before you leave another comment. Two consecutive comments from the same person will result in disqualification. (I moderate the comments so you may experience a delay between the time you post and your comment appearing, the first time you leave a comment.)
  • Comments entered from now thru Midnight EST, March 30th, will all be included in the contest. All comments after that time will be considered invalid.
  • Do not repeat what you did. Repeated comments will result in disqualification. Rack your memory to come up with different things you did in 1987!
  • I will use random.org to pick the winner. ONE winner will be picked and declared on this blog on or about April 2nd. I will then put them in touch with National Car Rental.
  • The gift card will be given out by National Car rental and any communication and follow up at that time will need to be addressed to them.
  • All decisions of winners are final and mine alone. National Car Rental has no influence on determining the winners.

Have fun and may the best person win!

Disclosure: I will receive a gift basket from National Car Rental for my personal use, as a part of running this giveaway.

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  1. 25 years ago I was just starting to learn about points. I travelled extensively in the early 80s and rue the fact they came up with the points system AFTER I stopped travelling!

  2. 25 years ago I was one year old, and headed to Disney World. Not that I can remember it.

  3. 25 years ago, I was four – I enjoyed scrambling over boulders when my family traveled to the National parks

  4. I was 14 and I’m sure I was doing something I shouldn’t have been doing – don’t remember exactly what though.

  5. Back to 1987, it was the year for Flamingo to move from the tropical Asia land to the Flamingo land (FL).

  6. My brother had just graduated from Navy Boot Camp and we traveled to San Diego to see him. It was my first time at the San Diego Zoo.

  7. 25 years ago I was only a few years old flying with my mom who was a Frontier Flight Attendant.

  8. In 1987, I was attending college on a scholarship and met my first husband. One was a good thing, the other not quite as good. Wow, it feels like 1987 was yesterday but then again, a long time ago…

  9. 25 years ago, my older sister was probably getting all excited her younger brother (me) was gonna “pop” out soon!

  10. 25 years ago I was a little girl in 1st grade whose best friend was an amazing dog named Max. We played together outside everyday.

  11. 25 years ago my dad was just starting to work at a chemical company that he would later work with for the rest of his career!

  12. Twenty five years ago I won my class reading contest and got a Berenstain Bear as a prize.

  13. Twenty five years ago I was 11 and worried far too much about whether my socks matched with my outfit.

  14. 25 years ago my sister was 6 and just starting first grade! Probably being spoiled as an only child then.

  15. Twenty five years ago I was obsessed with Kirk Cameron and had his posters on my bedroom wall.

  16. Twenty five years ago my dad got me a stationary exercise bike as a gift because he thought I was getting too pudgy.

  17. Twenty five years ago I was probably watching an episode of “227” or “Golden Girls”.

  18. Twenty five years ago my sister was best friends in first grade with the girl she’s still best friends with today.

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