UPDATES:
  • A few readers reached out to me and said that their Hertz accounts are not updated to President's Circle status after enrolling through the Capital One site after waiting over 72 hours. My experience yielded the same result, so I reached out to Hertz and provided an additional method to successfully enroll in President's Circle elite status with Hertz. See the update below under the How to section. 

With the loss of the partnership between United and Hertz, you will no longer receive the Hertz President's Circle status through the Chase United Club Infinite Credit Card. However, the recently launched Capital One Venture X Credit Card offers an automatic complimentary Hertz President's Circle elite status for cardmembers. 

In this post, I want to go over what is the Hertz President's Circle status, what are the benefits, and finally, walk you through how to enroll in Hertz President's Circle with your Capital One Venture X Credit Card.

How to Enroll in Hertz President's Circle Elite Status With Capital One Venture X Credit Card
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    What is Hertz President's Circle

    Hertz President's Circle is the highest elite status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, and it is higher than the Hertz Gold and Hertz Five Star status available to the regular non-X Capital One Venture Credit Card

    With it being the highest status in the Hertz rewards program, you can expect the Hertz President's Circle status to be more rewarding and offers many rental car benefits when you rent with Hertz next time.

    How to Earn Hertz President's Circle Status

    Without the help of the Capital One Venture X Credit Card, you can earn Hertz President's Circle status through the following traditional ways:
    • Rent 20 times (15 for 2021 due to COVID-19) Or,
    • Spend $4,000 ($3,000 for 2021 due to COVID-19)

    Alternatively, you can also request the status match from other car rental's rewards programs:

    If you want to avoid all the hassles and go right straight to Hertz President's Circle status, Capital One Venture X Credit Card offers an automatic complimentary Hertz President's Circle status upgrade. All you have to do is simply be a card member. This benefit is good through December 31, 2024. It is unknown at this time if Capital One and Hertz will extend the benefit beyond that date or not. 

    What are the Hertz President's Circle Benefits

    • Skip the rental counter and go straight to your car with e-return. 
    • Receive confirmed guaranteed one-car-class upgrades at participating locations.
    • Earn 50% bonus on Gold Plus Rewards points on all qualified rentals.
    • Access to dedicated customer service phone number at 1-888-444-8600.
    • Enjoy the freedom to choose any vehicle in the President’s Circle section of the Hertz Ultimate Choice at select locations. You can view participating locations here
    • Free additional driver. 

    President's Circle Status For Venture X Card's Authorized Users

    Add an authorized user (AU) to the Capital One Venture X Credit Card has no cost, and you can add up to four (4) AUs for free

    Each card's AU can enroll in and request an upgrade to Hertz Presidential's Circle elite status with their own Hertz Gold Plus account, exactly the same as the primary cardholders. 

    How to Enroll in Hertz President's Circle Elite Status With Capital One Venture X Credit Card

    UPDATES: A few readers reached out to me and said that their Hertz accounts are not updated to President's Circle status after enrolling through the Capital One site per the instruction below after waiting over 72 hours. 

    If this happens to you too, I suggest the following method instead:
    • You can text Hertz at 1-855-800-2166
    • Let them know that you want to enroll in Hertz President's Circle through Capital One Venture X Credit Card benefit. If you already enrolled but still do not see your status updated, let them know that too.  
    • Follow the text message prompts to answer any Hertz agent's questions. They are very slow in replying, though. So please be patient, but they will respond. 
    • All is said and done, the agent texted me that: 
      • "I have manually upgraded the account to President's Circle." 
      • I logged into my Hertz account online, and sure enough, my status now shows President's Circle status. 

    Once you received your Capital One Venture X Credit Card, you can enroll in and request an upgrade to your Hertz President's Circle status through the following steps:

    • Sign in to your Capital One account online or the Capital One mobile app.
    • Select your Capital One Venture X credit card
    • Click on the Redeem button. 
    • Click on the Benefits tab.
    • Click on the Hertz Presidential's Circle Status benefit tile. 
    • Click on Learn More in the popup window. 
    • A new page window will open. Follow the screen to directly enroll in and request an upgrade to Hertz President's Circle status with your existing Hertz Gold Plus Rewards account. See the screenshot below. 
      • If you never had a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards account before, click on the Enroll and get President's Circle status link on the webpage. Follow the prompts to enroll in the program and upgrade to Hertz President's Circle status accordingly. 
      • The process to request Hertz President's Circle status for the Venture X credit card's authorized user is the same.
    • After successful enrollment, allow 24-72 hours for President's Circle status to be applied to your Hertz account. 
    Enrolling in Hertz President's Circle Elite Status
    Capital One Venture X Credit Card