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Free Sixt Platinum card for Club Carlson Gold members and various other hotel elites

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I mentioned last week, in a throw away line in another article, that Gold members of Starwood Preferred Guest can claim Gold status with car rental group Sixt.

SPG Gold is a free benefit from American Express Platinum so a lot of Head for Points readers will have one.

Reader Dr Phil chipped in with something even better – a link offering free Platinum status in the Sixt programme for Club Carlson Gold members.  Club Carlson Gold is also an Amex Platinum benefit.

It isn’t just limited to Club Carlson Gold either.  It also applies to (and this is just a sample, see the link below for the full list) SPG Platinum, Hilton Diamond, Etihad Gold, Emirates Gold, Flying Blue Platinum and Miles & More Senator.

To get your free Sixt Platinum card via the schemes above, simply visit this website.  If you have lower tier status in these programmes you may qualify for Sixt Gold – see this link.

The key benefits of Platinum and Gold are:

15% off car and truck rentals (10% for Gold)

Quick Check-In

Mobile Check-In

An upgrade (not clear if guaranteed)

The middle two can be lifesavers when collecting a car at a crowded airport location.

Comments (24)

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  • Steve says:

    Thanks for this. Just in time for a hire in Mostar next week.

    Saved 12.5% and should get an upgrade and faster service, too.

  • thesaver79 says:

    For the Marco Polo Gold card holders, I’ve found that their preferred rate with Avis, combined with an Avis Preferred membership (the two are combinable) gives me the cheapest quote I can get for a few dates I’ve tried. It’s much cheaper than the Avis Preferred rate alone. Check it out here:

  • Jerry says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’m in Canada
    I got instant Sixt Plat from my Club Carlson Gold (uploaded Card PDF) but I don’t think they check at all

    Rates are so-so in USA , I booked Atlanta (3-day) to try it out, hopefully got some upgrade (to Benz C-class? ha ha)

  • Imbruce says:

    Recently booked a van thru Sixt and wanted to change the date, when I went back to their website if I made any changes it would cost me the full rental cost as I had prepaid the rental and with Sixt once you have prepaid u can make any changes this is not in their T&Cs. I have previously used Avis & Hertz and have been able to change the car details on their websites so would never use Sixt again.

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