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Your Credit Card May Entitle You to Rental Car Elite Status
In fact, World Elite Mastercard rental car benefits entitle you to status with 3 rental companies.
- Complimentary National Executive status. This benefit also comes with American Express Platinum, and has been part of the Milepoint Premium membership package the past two years. You earn free rentals faster and get to pick your car from the ‘Executive Aisle’ of better cars instead of the ‘Emerald Aisle’.
- Complimentary Avis First status. This gets you a car class upgrade if available and lets you earn free weekend rentals.
- Complimentary Platinum status from Sixt. Of course Sixt will give you status if you’re elite with almost any airline or hotel as it is. Sixt Platinum gets you up to 15% off, a free upgrade (2 car classes in the US), and guaranteed reservations with 24 hours notice.
You might even be able to really round things out, since Hertz will status match.
Some Cards That Qualify for this Free Status
All you need to qualify for these offers is a World Elite Mastercard. Here are some common rewards cards issued in that flavor.
I think this is the best card to get for many people which can be a World Elite Mastercard, since there’s a 50,000 mile signup bonus without any minimum spend requirement. But it appears that you have to put quite a bit of spend on it before it becomes ‘World Elite’.
The Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard is World Elite from the get-go, but there’s pretty limited uses for their miles (here are the 8 best).
The Citi American Airlines Executive World Elite Mastercard is one that many readers have (signed up when the bonus was 100,000 miles), and qualifies.
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