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  • DJ 102 posts

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone managed to enrol to this benefit? I have been trying to enrol via the benefits page, but after clicking the page, it took me to a blank page. I would appreciate if anyone managed to find a workaround for this.

    I have tried this with with different bowsers, including Chrome and Firefox in both desktop and mobile without success. The customer service from Amex didn’t have a clue either.

    Thanks

    tbtb31 82 posts
    MattB 267 posts

    I you do a search someone posted a link where you fill in a form and they update your account to presidents club. Worked for me a couple of weeks ago.

    _aDifferentSimon_ 88 posts
    HughM 76 posts

    Have you tried saving your Amex Platinum as your payment card within Preferred? This can sometimes be the key to President.

    PeteM 776 posts

    P2 was sent this link last week: https://www.avis-preferred.com/amex/

    I emailed Database.Northern@abg.com before and got it sorted, but when he tried that they replied with that link.

    DJ 102 posts

    Thank you all!

    tbtb31 82 posts

    Not so fast – once you’ve got a confirmed Avis President’s Club account and enrolled in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star program (via your Amex Platinum benefits), you can get Hertz to status match your Avis President’s CLub to Hertz President’s Circle via filling out this simple form: https://pub.emails.hertz.com/Hertz_Status_Match . Easy upgrade!

    CharlieUK 49 posts

    It’s somewhat annoying that you have to keep the Platinum Card as you payment method to maintain President’s Club status. Not sure it’s worth it when you end up paying the Amex 2.99% conversion fee on rentals abroad.

    Luca M 391 posts

    It’s somewhat annoying that you have to keep the Platinum Card as you payment method to maintain President’s Club status. Not sure it’s worth it when you end up paying the Amex 2.99% conversion fee on rentals abroad.

    I have the Amex Platinum associated to my account (I know because when it got swiped for a in branch rental on the day (not pre booked) all my details came up including my APPC number and status) but have regularly used my Santander Zero and/or chase Debit Card to settle bills /make bookings. When booking pre-paid, I have always been charged in GBP anyway. On a recent booking I did on location in the US, I pondered using my Forex Free CC but then opted for the Amex Platinum just for extra safety in case I needed to make a claim on Amex car rental
    Insurance.

    In any case (to be fair I did this with Hertz but not Avis) I have some times asked to swap cards at Car return, from Amex to my Forex free card (I also do this regularly at check-outs in Foreign Hotels to get 1% cashback on my Chase DC)

    CharlieUK 49 posts

    Thanks @Luca M, that’s good to know you can use a Forex Free CC to settle the bills. In terms of the car rental insurance, I phoned up Amex to ask if it covers Zipcar rentals, which I rent with a different CC, and they confirmed that it does. So it’s my belief that you don’t need to use the Amex Platinum to be covered by the insurance.

    Luca M 391 posts

    Thanks @Luca M, that’s good to know you can use a Forex Free CC to settle the bills. In terms of the car rental insurance, I phoned up Amex to ask if it covers Zipcar rentals, which I rent with a different CC, and they confirmed that it does. So it’s my belief that you don’t need to use the Amex Platinum to be covered by the insurance.

    I have read various reports that paying with the card is not necessary but also occasionally that Amex may have suggested that it had to be at least an Amex card, even if not the Platinum (I may get confused between the Travel And Car Rental insurance). In any case, on this occasion, as it was a really cheap rental, it was £1.77 fee, and I thought it to be worth it. If you do have an issue with the car, Avis will charge you the excess on the card used for the rental, and if that is Amex platinum, I think that it makes it much cleaner to make the claim back to Amex (even if not actually required).

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