National Car Rental will give instant Executive Elite status — which is their top tier status — to anyone with an American Express card. This offer says it will be around through January but could easily be pulled before then.
Status should last through February 2020. There’s also a free rental day component of the offer. Register, then pay with an American Express card by January 31, and you’ll earn a free rental day.
- The rental can be used for any available car class excluding trucks
- The rental day expires 12/31 of the calendar year following the year in which the credits were earned
National Car Rental’s Executive Elite status is their top tier. I used to be Executive Elite but no longer rent as often, and am merely Executive via my Platinum American Express Card. The published benefits are modest.
Executives and Executive Elites pick from the ‘Executive Aisle’ rather than the Emerald Aisle when renting mid-size and above. I never noticed better upgrades as an Executive Elite, I was just taking something from the aisle, but several people tell me that when they ask for something nicer managers will generally give them pretty much whatever they ask for at most locations. That’s not a published feature of the program.