Avis and Hertz Amex Offers: Spend $200, Get $40 or Spend $100, Get $20

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Amex is out with two new Amex Offers for Avis and Hertz car rentals.  Get $20 back on $100 (Avis) or $40 back on $200 (Hertz).  These offers appear to be available on consumer Amex cards but not business cards.

The Deal

  • Avis: Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to pay for eligible rentals directly with Avis in a single purchase of $100 or more in-store at Avis Car Rental or online at avis.com/amex by 11/26/2020.
  • Hertz: Get a one-time $40 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $200 to pay for eligible rentals in one or more transactions made directly with Hertz by 11/30/2020.

Terms

Avis:

Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible. 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. Must rent directly with Avis Car Rental. Offer valid only for rentals made through US website avis.com, US mobile app, by calling US phone reservations, or at Avis locations in the US and US territories. Eligible rentals must be paid by 11/26/2020 in order to qualify. Not valid for bookings made through travel agents, third parties, or affiliate booking sites. Excludes Budget & Payless brands, Chauffeur Drive, Car Sales, Scooter rentals, e-Toll and purchases with travel partners for lodging, airfare, ground transportation, or parking. Standard rental qualifications apply. Drivers under age 25 may have to pay higher rates. Remember to check your insurance policy and/or credit card for rental vehicle coverage. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of 1 statement credit per Card Member. The enrolled Card account must not be cancelled or past due to receive statement credit. Any benefit earned from this offer is in addition to the rewards (i.e. Membership Rewards or cash back) earned as part of your existing Card benefits, but your ability to earn spend-based rewards for the purchase will be based on the amount after any statement credit or other discount is applied. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 11/26/2020, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: K169:0001

Hertz:

Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible. 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 www.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 11/30/2020 in order to qualify. Excludes independently licensed locations, Hertz Car Sales, Rent2Buy, HERC/Hertz Equipment Rental, Hertz Entertainment Services and Donlen Fleet Management. Not valid for bookings made through travel agents, third parties, or affiliate booking sites. Visit hertz.com/rentacar/location for information on corporate locations. Standard rental qualifications apply. Drivers under age 25 may have to pay higher rates. Remember to check your insurance policy and/or credit card for rental vehicle coverage. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of 1 statement credit per Card Member. The enrolled Card account must not be cancelled or past due to receive statement credit. Any benefit earned from this offer is in addition to the rewards (i.e. Membership Rewards or cash back) earned as part of your existing Card benefits, but your ability to earn spend-based rewards for the purchase will be based on the amount after any statement credit or other discount is applied. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 11/30/2020, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until qualifying rentals have been completed and vehicles have been returned. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying rental is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: K18G:0001

Quick Thoughts

Neither is a big win, but if you were going to rent from Avis or Hertz anyway, it’s nice to have the option to get a bit back.  One potential issue is that most Amex cards don’t offer rental car insurance and for those that do, it’s not primary.  I’ve never tried this, but one solution may be to use a card with primary insurance for reserving the car up front and then when returning the car (assuming there were no problems) as if you can change the payment to your Amex.  If you’ve tried this kind of credit card swap, please let us know if it worked for you.

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