National Car Rental is celebrating their 25th anniversary and wants all their fans to join the party. They have launched a Facebook Sweepstakes called “Blast from the Past” where they are asking their Facebook fans to submit photos, videos, or stories of what they were like 25 years ago for the chance to win a $25 Visa gift card.

To enter:

  • Go to this Facebook page
  • Click the “Like” button
  • Submit a story, photo, or video
  • All submissions must be received by 11:59pm EST on March 30, 2012

*Unfortunately this is only open to US and Canadian residents who are 25 years or older

Additionally, National Car reached out to me (amongst many other bloggers) and are giving me two $25 gift cards to give out to me readers plus some random National paraphernalia.

To enter the Deals We Like contest:

  • Comment on this blog post with what you were doing 25 years ago (*it does not have to be travel related)
  • Must comment by 11:59 EST Tuesday March 20th 
  • Winners will be announced Wednesday as part of the Deals & Martinis contest winners

I’ll start off – 25 years ago I was 4 years old and probably on my way to Florida since it was school vacation time. Chances are my parents were trying to get bumped – story of my life!


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  • Ian said,

    25 years ago I was a few years old traveling with my mom who was a flight attendant for Frontier.

  • worldtraveller2 said,

    25 years ago, I met the first international man on of my dreams!

  • Chris said,

    25 years ago I was 2 years old without a care in the world!

  • Swag said,

    Finishing college…

  • Sayyid said,

    25 years ago, I was not even born yet…

  • Marissia Watkins said,

    25 years ago I was 5, I’m sure I was in the pool at the apartment complex we lived in. I loved to swim and my dad would take me everyday while my mom worked.

  • Jackson said,

    I simply did not exist, only maybe as an idea.

  • Erndog said,

    25 years ago – in college and skiing on spring break

  • Jess said,

    25 years ago, I was 2 and at some point went to San Francisco with my mom.

  • janet said,

    25 years ago i was studying abroad in london…
    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ralph L said,

    25 years ago, I was not even born yet!

  • Island Goddess said,

    25 years ago I traveled to Costa Rica via air for the first time (previously I had always driven to and from CR from the US in a vehicle.) Love that country!

  • Flyer94 said,

    Traveling around Europe with my parents

  • b said,

    25 years ago I was hating kindergarten

  • Flamingo said,

    Flamingo moved to the Flamingo land (FL) in 1987 (25 years ago) from the tropical Asia land.

  • Lauren said,

    driving with my family as a toddler to visit my grandparents in iowa

  • Trey said,

    Heading to europe as a kid for the first time!

  • gary said,

    25th Anniversary??? My family owned a national car rental location in NY in 1977 35 years ago.

  • Ted F said,

    25 years ago today, I was not yet introduced into this world! In a couple months I was though!

  • sonja said,

    25 years ago – wow. Getting ready for big scary junior high school. Did everyone’s teachers like to scare them about how NEXT year was going to be really hard?

  • tracey said,

    25 years ago I was pregnant with our third daughter!

  • HockeyCoachBen said,

    25 years ago, I was 9 and this time of year I was too excited to get back on the baseball field to play outside!!!

  • Asen said,

    I was still the cradle I believe

  • kk said,

    25 years ago, I was in college!

  • Hans said,

    I was on my first plane ride to Disneyland.

  • Kristi said,

    Was on my way to Breckenridge as a little girl with my family.

  • Kyle B said,

    Waiting to start my residency.

  • James H said,

    25 years ago I had just graduated college and was traveling across the great US southwest with no particular destination in mind

  • JD D said,

    25 years ago I was quite little, probably in my parents car headed towards Stone Harbor, NJ for a spring vacation.

  • Jen C said,

    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.

  • Yana said,

    I was living through the middle school drama…

  • Neet said,

    25 years ago, i played my first tennis tournament that led me to pursue the sport professionally.

  • Wanda L. said,

    I had just graduated from high school… and entered the college life… It was fun!

  • dwh said,

    I was 4 and already had 5 trips from Tennessee to California under my belt.

  • Alexis L said,

    25 years ago I was four and had never been out of the country.

  • Helen said,

    25 years ago I was flying back to the US after living in Taiwan for 5 years.

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