Share Your Hertz Gold Plus Elite Status With Another Member for Free

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This holiday season, Hertz is feeling especially generous. All Hertz Gold Plus Five Star and President's Circle elite members can share their elite status level with a friend or family member. Here's how to share your status, some benefits of Hertz Gold Plus elite status, and some ways you might be eligible for Hertz elite status without knowing it.

How to share Hertz Gold Plus elite status with a friend

  • First, sign in to your Hertz account.
  • Go to
  • Fill in the information for yourself and your friend.
  • When you click submit, you will get a confirmation page that your status will be shared shortly.
  • The status will be available for your friend from January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

Hertz Gold Plus Elite Status Info

What does Hertz Gold Plus elite status get you?

Hertz has three tiers to their membership program.

Gold Status

You automatically get Gold status when you sign up. Gold status gives you:

  • Earn 1 point per $1
  • Free additional driver
  • Skip the counter and check out and return
  • A basic selection of cars
  • 1 month free trial of CLEAR
  • No blackout rewards
  • Earnings with other brands
  • Using your points for returns, online auctions, and rewards — including Dream Car® rentals

Five Star Status

After 12 rentals or $2,400 in spending, you will move up to Five Star elite status which comes with the following benefits (in addition to Gold status benefits):

  • Upgrades as available
  • 25% bonus points
  • A wider selection of cars
  • 2 months free trial of CLEAR
  • Option to transfer points to select travel partners

President's Circle Status

After 20 rentals or $4,000 in qualifying spending, you will move up to President's Circle status which comes with the following benefits (in addition to Five Star status benefits):

  • Guaranteed upgrades
  • 50% bonus points
  • Widest selection of cars
  • 4 months free trial of CLEAR
  • A dedicated call center line

How you may be eligible for Hertz Gold Plus status

Some airline and hotel rewards programs grant elite members Hertz Five Star or President's Circle status.

United MileagePlus Elites

All United MileagePlus Premier elite members are eligible to claim Hertz elite status:

United Cardholders

Primary cardmembers of the following cards can claim Hertz elite status:

IHG Rewards

Top-tier IHG Spire Elite members can enroll to receive Hertz Five Star elite status.

Delta Medallion

Delta SkyMiles Gold Medallion and higher elite members are eligible for Hertz Gold Plus elite status

  • Five Star: Gold Medallion
  • President's Circle: Platinum Medallion or Diamond Medallion

Our Take

If you've already attained Hertz Gold Plus Five Star or President's Circle status, this is a great way to share the benefits to one of your friends. Considering Hertz has been fighting bankruptcy most of 2020, this might also be the last chance you have of taking advantage of their elite status benefits. Either way, there's nothing to lose in sharing your elite status with a friend.

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  • If you believe that this company will survive bankruptcy, then by all means share the status.

  • Crazy how high rental car prices are these days. Give it a look- They’re really taking advantage of it!

  • I’m rather impressed that companies are now giving elite status away … I couldn’t get them to credit missing rentals to earn status but now they’re letting elites give other elites status. What a crazy year it’s been!

  • angelo fonseca says:

    a nice christmas gift

  • Well, it appears I just lost my elite status, which I had a few days ago when I contacted Hertz about my expiring points. And that’s the real problem. Gifting elite status is meaningless compared to my upcoming loss of all my points, which I gather is a problem for many people. We cannot travel due to covid and unlike the airlines and hotels, Hertz offers no way to earn points that keep your existing points from expiring, other than a car rental. No rental offices within 30 minute drive, and even that far away office only had expensive ($70) rental available. I had planned to just transfer my points to an airline but discovered too late that Hertz had eliminated that option. I’ve called and emailed, to no avail. I get that Hertz is in bankruptcy, but this refusal to extent point expiration is a great way to lose your previously loyal customers. Sorry for the rant.

    • What a pity, car rental companies are so mean in comparison with airlines and hotels in response to this crisis.

    • Check back with them. They’ve just announced that points will be extended until December 31, 2021. I’m publishing a post about that ASAP. Hopefully they can resolve that for you.

  • I guess the most valuable benefits are the bonus points and free CLEAR trial? Upgrades are always hit or miss…

  • tryed it, the website said error?

    • Make sure you’re logged in. I was getting the same errors when we tested this ahead of publishing. No matter how many times I verified my Hertz Gold number was correct, I would get an error. Then, I logged into my Hertz account and reloaded this page. Worked like a charm.

  • I have never found much benefit in elite status with rental car companies. I travel with very little luggage so I don’t need a larger car. An upgrade just means more gas consumption and more money to fill the tank at the end. I guess the bonus points gets me free days faster, but I’m not sure it’s worth it.

  • I think the only reason Hertz is feeling especially generous is because they’re fighting bankruptcy…