Updated at 3:30pm PT on 11/10/22: I signed into my Hertz account and saw my new Hertz President’s Circle status – roughly 48 hours after submitting my request online.
Updated at 12:00pm PT on 11/8/22: AMEX Corporate Platinum cardholders are also eligible for Hertz President’s Circle. The link to enroll in the status is now working on Hertz’s website, so I added those steps below.
Good afternoon everyone. I was reviewing my recent American Express Business Platinum Card statement and noticed this announcement about the Car Rental benefit. Effective today (November 3, 2022), AMEX personal, business, and corporate Platinum cardholders now receive Hertz President’s Circle Elite Status which let’s you skip the counter, add a free additional driver, expedited returns, and get a 4 hour grace period on returns. Here is the announcement:
I signed into my American Express online account and went to the Car Rental Privileges section. In order to get the 4 hour grace period, you need to use the AMEX Corporate Discount Code (CDP) 211762. According to the comments, you do not need to pay with your AMEX Platinum, so you can use any credit card to pay. And as a reminder, you can always change the payment card when you drop off the rental car.
Here are the relevant terms and conditions about this benefit:
 Grace period applies to base rate only and does not apply to optional items like child seats and satellite radio, and liability/loss coverage.
 Savings applied to pay later base rate only and vary depending on date, location car class and other factors. Base rate includes time and mileage charges only. Discount does not apply to taxes and fees.
 Guaranteed car-class upgrades on rentals of economy through standard cars with a 24-hour advance reservation.
 Upgrade to the next car class at no additional cost when a Mid-Size or larger vehicle is booked at participating locations worldwide. Maximum upgrade is to a Premium car. This excludes Special Equipment such as Minivans, SUVs, Hertz Dream Cars, Hertz Adrenaline Collection, Hertz Green Traveler Collection and Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles.
Here is the direct link to enroll in Hertz President’s Circle Elite Status. Just fill out the form and click the Upgrade My Account button. If you are not a Hertz member yet, click the link to create an account.
After I submitted the form, I got this message that said my Hertz account was verified and my registration was complete. I should see the updated status in my Hertz account in the next 24-72 hours.
I also received this email from Hertz about my President’s Circle status.
By Thursday afternoon, roughly 48 hours after submitting the request, I signed into my Hertz online account and saw that I now have Hertz President’s Circle status.
If you have any questions about Hertz President’s Circle Elite Status, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!