Home » Travel » Free Avis President’s Club status with United Mileage Plus Club card from Chase

Free Avis President’s Club status with United Mileage Plus Club card from Chase

*Editorial Note: This content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and may not have been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. This site may be compensated through a credit card issuer partnership.

This article was last updated Dec 24, 2012, but some terms and conditions may have changed or are no longer available. For the most accurate and up to date information please consult the terms and conditions found on the issuer website.

Avis Presidents Club

EFFECTIVE 4/1/13, ALL PRESIDENT’S CLUB MEMBERS VIA THE UNITED CLUB CARD WILL BE DOWNGRADED TO AVIS FIRST STATUS. THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB BENEFIT WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED. Read more here.

The information related to the United MileagePlus® Club Card and The United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card. The above offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or is no longer available.

Avis President’s Club is an invitation-only elite program for car rentals, currently available to holders of the prestigious Centurion (Black) Card from American Express, or…for the rest of us…the United MileagePlus® Club Card or The United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM Card from Chase. They also offers access to all United Club lounges.

Here is what Avis President’s Club status offers…

  • Free 2-class car upgrades (i.e., midsize to a premium) from every intermediate or higher rental
  • Guaranteed car availability — even without a reservation — you can walk up to the counter and they will pull a car for you on sold out days
  • Up to 30% off standard rental rates
  • Free day of GPS system for rentals of 3 days or more
  • Custom reservation hotline

Anecdotally, people who use the President’s Club status say they are pleased with the upgrades. Some report locations offering them the best vehicle on the lot, including Cadillacs and Infinitis. Your experience may vary, but the frequent travelers at FlyerTalk report good experiences — no guarantees of great cars every time — but experiences that are much better than renting at Avis without any sort of status. Here is a sampling of what they have to say:

“I was PC for a short bit. I regularly got upgraded from full-size to “luxury” (and I use that term loosely with Avis), specialty cars, or premium cars. Other than the upgrades, I can’t remember getting any special treatment… no welcome party, valet back to the airport, etc.”

“Routinely upgraded to Luxury class from Intermediate. Lots of Caddys, lots of SUVs. Of course, that also gets you Lincoln Town Cars and Mercury Grand Marquis (if there are any left) and Ford Crown Victorias… Boo.”

“I am used to be upgraded to Caddys from Full Size cars and also being given SUVs in the winter time. Last rental I got a brand new BMW 328i with I-Drive (which is really bad IMHO) from IAH, but the rental was appreciated.”

“I almost always receive an upgrade (2 class), and often if I speak to the desk I can talk myself into a speciality car. I absolutely love the guaranteed availability, I just used it this afternoon to book a car for 10 days. Every location within 50 miles was listed online as sold out. I called customer service, and they are arranging to have a full size car made available to be at the location of my preference. I have found that if I mention the magic words “President’s Club” I see hoops appear and employees start a jumpin'”


Recommended Posts:

Read More

7 Step Guide to Flight Rewards with Chase Sapphire Preferred Points

We like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card because it offers great flexibility for using its Ultimate Rewards® points toward air travel. But with that flexibility comes choices, and not every choice will give you the best value for your points. With our guide, though, you’ll be able to get the maximum value for your points every time.

  • 50,000 bonus points

  • 2X points on travel and dining

  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs

Highlights
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

See additional details for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

More Info

[…]

Read More

May 14, 2016

Read More

Earn Rewards for Summer Travel

According to a new Citi ThankYou® Premier survey, studies showed that although weekend vacations are popular, most avoid traveling during holiday weekends. When it comes to summer travel, more than half (54%) of Americans prefer non-holiday weekends for their getaways and the majority (72%) plan to travel by car, according to a new nationally representative […]

Read More

June 3, 2015