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Via View From the Wing, you can get free elite status from Avis Rent a Car and National Car Rental IF you have a World MasterCard.
Update: Looks like only Word Elite MasterCards qualify for the Avis First sign up!
Car rental elite status can get you benefits such as free upgrades, less time waiting at the counter, and dedicated reservation phone lines.
World Elite MasterCards
Here are some World MasterCards:
- Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard
- Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard
which will get you free elite status from Avis.
The terms say that you have to live in the US and must be the primary cardholder. So if you’re an authorized user, you can NOT get free Avis First elite status. But I haven’t checked to see if that is actually the case when you fill out the form!
Avis First elite status gets you:
- Free upgrades
National Car Rental
You can also get free National Emerald Club Executive status just for signing up!
As a National Emerald Club Executive status member you:
- Choose any rental car from the “Executive Aisle” (full-size or larger)
- Get free upgrades
- Get 1 free rental day with 5 paid rentals
- Pay no 2nd driver fees
You can get free elite status from Avis IF you have a World Elite MasterCard.
Avis First elite status gets you free upgrades and up to 8 free weekend rentals per calendar year.
National Emerald Club Executive elite status gets you free upgrades, and you can choose any car from the “Executive Aisle,” and a free rental after 5 paid rentals.