Amex Platinum Card Adds Hertz President’s Circle Status
American Express has made some changes to the Amex Platinum card today. The welcome bonus was lowered to 80,000 Membership Rewards points, so hopefully you already got the card already. But it has also improved some benefits.
I already wrote about the $300 Equinox credit which is now easier to use. But there’s also another improvement. Amex Platinum cardholders now get Hertz President’s Circle Status. This same benefit has also been added to the Amex Business Platinum card.
Some Platinum cardholders have received emails today, notifying them that they were upgraded to Hertz President’s Circle. But this change has also been made in the terms of the card, some time in September. This same benefit has also been added to the Amex Business Platinum and Corporate Platinum Cards. You can find data points at StatusMatcher.
Car Rental Privileges: Hertz
The Platinum Card® Member must use the designated Amex Corporate Discount Code (CDP) at time of reservation and pay for the Hertz rental with his or her Platinum Card to receive the following benefits from Hertz: 1) In the U.S., a 4-hour grace period for return of a rental car at no charge for time or mileage before an extra day charge is applied. The 4-hour grace period excludes (i) optional items such as car seats, and satellite radio and (ii) optional liability / loss coverage such as Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Personal Accident Insurance (PAI). 2) savings up to 20% on published base rates. Discount applies to pay later base rate. Rates and savings vary depending on date, location, car class and other factors. Discount does not apply to taxes and fees. Car-class upgrades available on rentals of economy through standard cars with at least a 24-hour advance reservation. Additional benefits are provided with Hertz President’s Circle status® at participating locations when a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership number is included in the reservation. Membership in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® is complimentary, but enrollment is required. Minimum age to join Hertz Gold Plus Rewards is 21. All rentals are subject to all other Hertz requirements and terms and conditions of the Hertz rental agreement. For more information, contact Platinum Card Customer Service at 1-800-525-3355 or visit americanexpress.com/platinum. Hertz Gold Plus Rewards and Hertz are registered trademarks of Hertz System, Inc.
Hertz President’s Circle Status
Check out the requirements and benefits below, and find more details here.
|Qualification||15 Rentals or $3,000|
|Earning Points||$1 = 1.5 Points|
|Ultimate Choice||Widest Selection|
|Reward Redemptions1||Additional exclusive benefits and rewards|
|Dedicated Hertz Rewards Line||✓|
|Free Additional Driver2||✓|
|Tier Benefit Experience|