Rodney Bennett, WalletHub Analyst
The American Express Platinum card car rental benefits include discounts of up to 25% and free upgrades with Avis, Hertz and National Car Rental. In order to get the American Express Platinum card car rental perks, cardholders must enroll in at least one of the rental companies’ free loyalty programs. Cardholders can get Avis Preferred status, elite status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program, and National Emerald Club Executive status just by signing up.
The American Express Platinum card Car Rental Benefits
- Avis: The Avis Preferred status offers up to a 25% discount on base rates and a free weekend rental when you rent twice in 6 months.
- Hertz: If you enroll in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, you’ll get up to 25% off on weekend rentals and a 4-hour grace period on returns.
- National Emerald Club: The National Emerald Club Executive status lets you choose your own car and gives guaranteed upgrades. A full list of benefits can be found on the rental companies’ websites.
- Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): Covers you for up to $75,000 against theft and damage for rentals of up to 30 consecutive days. You must charge the entire rental to your American Express Platinum card and decline the agency’s CDW plan to be eligible.
Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance disclosure: Eligibility and benefit level varies by card. Terms, conditions and limitations apply. Please visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for more details. Underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company. Car Rental Loss or Damage is offered through American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
The Platinum Card® from American Express
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