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Amex released a number of new targeted offers yesterday in honor of what it calls ‘Member Week’ and one of the offers that somehow passed me by is an offer for Hertz spending that’s being targeted to select holders of American Express business cards.
Spend $200 and get $60 back with Hertz and Amex
Enroll by 10/13/2023. Get a one-time $60 statement credit by using your enrolled eligible Business Card to make a single purchase of $200 or more booked directly with Hertz by 11/8/2023.
- Must first add offer to an eligible Card by 10/13/2023 and then use same Card to make a single qualifying purchase of $200 or more online at hertz.com by 11/8/2023 to receive a one-time statement credit of $60.
- Only U.S.-issued Business American Express® Cards are eligible. American Express Consumer Cards, Prepaid Cards, Corporate Cards, and American Express Cards issued outside the US are not eligible for the offer.
- Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
- Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card.
- Offer valid only for vehicle rentals made directly with participating Hertz Corporate Owned locations in the U.S. Rentals can be made through the Hertz U.S. website hertz.com, the Hertz mobile app, Hertz U.S. phone reservations, or in-person at participating Hertz Corporate owned locations in the U.S.
- Must pick up and return rental to Hertz Corporate Owned locations only.
- Eligible rentals must be paid by 11/8/2023 in order to qualify.
- Excludes independently licensed locations, Hertz Car Sales, and Rent2Buy.
- Not valid for bookings made through travel agents, third parties, or affiliate booking sites. Visit hertz.com/rentacar/location for information on corporate locations.
- Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
- Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
- Limit of 1 statement credit per Card Member.
- Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 11/8/2023, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.
- Limit 1 enrolled Card per American Express Card online account.
See your targeted offer for full terms and conditions.
As usual, only bookings within the US will trigger the rebate, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that a rental in Mexico or anywhere in the Caribbean will suffice. Also, be aware that the terms and conditions indicate that the $200 of spending required to trigger the rebate needs to be made in a single rental (“make a single qualifying purchase of $200 or more”).
Note: While cardholders have until 8 November to trigger the offer it must be loaded to a targeted American Express business card by 13 October (this Friday).
Naturally, everyone should be loading this offer on the credit card that offers them the best combination of rental car cover and points earnings but as this is only being targeted to American Express business Cards, that may be easier said than done.
Amex’s business cards aren’t known for offering bonuses for spending with car rental companies (off the top of my head, I can’t think of a single card that offers car rentals as a bonus category) nor are they known for offering particularly great insurance cover.
This means that most people will have to choose between saving $60 but passing up on insurance cover and good earnings, and passing up on the $60 saving but using a card that offers good insurance cover and strong earnings on rental car spending (e.g. the card_name).
Personally, I would probably use card_name and take the $60 saving if I was renting for a short period of time and the cost of my rental wasn’t much above $200.
For a rental of any greater length and cost, the earnings and insurance cover that the card_name offers would probably outweigh the saving offered by my Amex business card.
Holders of Amex business cards who need to book and pay for a rental car before 8 November should check to see if they’ve been targeted to save $60 on $200 of spending with Hertz.
Before booking, however, cardholders should also consider if the saving being offered and the benefits that come with the Amex card that they plan to use outweigh the earnings and insurance cover offered by any of the other cards that they hold.