If you have a Capital One Venture X card or The Platinum Card from American Express you can get top-tier Hertz President Circle status for free. This means you can take advantage of the car rental company’s Ultimate Choice perks, which includes guaranteed one-car-class upgrade on all reservations and 50% bonus points on Gold Plus Rewards earned for qualifying rentals.
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This is a major change from hertz presidents circle previous approach to elite car rental customers, which saw them be threatened with arrest on a regular basis after renting cars. The new Hertz program promises that President Circle members won’t be arrested more than once per year. It’s clear that the company was trying to do some damage control after an embarrassing PR fiasco.
Getting Hertz President Circle status is not easy, as the car rental company requires either 20 rentals a year or $4,000 worth of spending to qualify. However, if you have a Platinum card (or the Business version of the Platinum) from American Express or the Capital One Venture X card, Hertz offers complimentary President Circle status for you and up to four authorized users.
Hertz also offers a variety of other benefits for their top-tier members, including a guaranteed one-car-class upgrade at participating locations, up to a four-hour grace period when returning a car, and more. In addition, you can avoid the counter altogether and use Hertz’s eReturn service to save time at the airport or your destination.