Signup For National Emerald Club Or Upgrade Your Existing Membership To Executive Elite Status For Free Through 2/28/23!

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Originally posted on 10/8/18:

Signup For National Emerald Club Or Upgrade Your Existing Membership To Executive Elite Status For Free!

Signup for National Emerald Club via the link above or login to your existing membership via the link above and you’ll automatically get Executive Elite status through 2/28/21.

Just click through to the Executive Elite enrollment button and then click on the enroll now or sign in button.

  • Earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Free Rental Day = 5 credits.
  • With Executive Elite status the free rental day is valid on any car class with no blackout dates!
  • Choose any car (Fullsize and above) in the Executive Area and only pay the Midsize rate (in US and Canada). Plus get additional Executive Elite upgrades including luxury cars
  • Executive Elites can always reserve a car with 24 hours notice, even if the location is sold out.
  • In the US and Canada you’re always guaranteed a free upgrade when you reserve using the Midsize rate.

Officially this is targeted to AMEX cardholders, but I was able to enroll with my Sapphire Reserve card, which gives free primary car rental insurance. AMEX cards only provide secondary coverage on rental cars unless you call to enroll in a program that costs $20/rental to upgrade the secondary coverage to primary coverage.

If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX you will earn 5 rental credits which can be redeemed for 1 free rental car day in any car class with no blackout dates!

The free rental day expires 12/31 of the calendar year following the year in which the credits were earned.


JJ reserved a midsize car in Maui last Sukkos and was upgraded from a reserved midsize to this 430i hardtop convertible (seen on top of Haleakala where he took this sunrise video) for free with his Executive Elite status:


Once you sign up for this status you can do a status match to various other car rental companies and also receive high level elite status.

Hertz: Email your current Hertz Gold number and a picture of your National status to

Enterprise: Apply for status here.

Sixt: You can apply for Platinum status via this link (You may or may not automatically receive Platinum status, no need to match for this.)

What other free statuses do you have?

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Doesn’t the sapphire reserve give you executive status?


How can i get executive status with chase sapphire reserve?


How do I get the status? Im already an emerald club member. Do i just click on the link and it will work automatically?


sign in through the link


“If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX“ – how long does the rental need to be and does any Amex (Blue cash Preferred or SPG) Card work for this deal. Is it a one time use or receive a free rental on every time you use your Amex?
Thanks Dan


what does hertz match you to


presidents club


I did it and got matched to 5 star not presidents club


if you have a world elite MasterCard you can get presidents circle from it


Which cards are world elite?


I have the Barclay M&M and tried getting PC through your link. Browser just keeps turning and turning. I tried logging into the reg. Hertz site and adding the CDP #1795034 as site instructs and it shows up as “MASTERCARD WORLD ELITE” but it doesn’t stick to my account and I don’t see my status has changed. Any advice?


just sayin you have to use the mastercard at time of rental


how old must u be to rent by national


depends the size of car over 25 you can get everything


is there a way to get Avis status match?


worked for me to reach out to them at or you can try on twitter


The following addresses had permanent fatal errors


Avis will only upgrade you to Avis First


Avis matched me to presidents club


I heard avis stopped this whole status match thing


How do I status match to Enterprise?
I don’t see option to status match National



reader just upload Proof of Status from national and enterprise will match


Or just match to Hertz Presidents circle and then from Hertz to enterprise


Completed 2 car rentals with Amex since executive upgrade, and received only 1 credit. Do I need to reach out to them for the 5/6 credits?


what statues would hertz give you if you match?would they give you pc?


does israel honor statues and allow for earning and redeeming points?


Hey dan
I clicked the executive elite enrollment button and filled out the whole application and they only gave me the regular emerald club status. Do u know where I went wrong?
Thanx in advance


Are you going based on the email they sent? In the email it looks like regular Emerald, but if you log in to your account online, it should show the Elite Status under your name.


Hi dan,
Currently I’m an executive elite member which expires on December 31, will this work for me


Me too. Also you have to change to AmEx as your contract ID when you enroll, not sure how hard it would be to get my present incredible one back.


Very easy


Can you explain how? I used to use a good contract ID but I get a message that it doesn’t work online anymore. Though I’m not sure it would’ve worked if I didn’t update to Amex.


Please explain. In searching FAQs you can no longer do it on-line. Tks.


I have a feeling I’ll have to go through the PIN code and company ID thing to get my wonderful code back. I’m just wondering if going back to that default contract rate will invalidate my AmEx EE contract.


if the reservation is done through chase travel rewards do you get the elite benefits?


Just call chase and they will refund you for free reservations


I never really managed to have luck with National. They have been several hundred dollars higher or up to double the cost of the other rental companies offered.


thanks, i am now EE.
– how and were i see the expiration on my profile ?
– if i rent with Costco do i will still receive the upgrade ? or i need to reserve with National directly ? (i general i am asking)



Somehow I am still not seeing the status as being upgraded! Any idea why not?


same here

Dave Bower

When booking through “amex ee contract” booking is about $50 more for same car/Emerald Aisle. Is that normal?


That’s what I’m seeing, too. Not really better if the rate is higher!


Yes , same when booking with Chase sapphire reserve “infinite” code, You gotta unclick all those contract codes which only gives you higher rates/taxes. Broken system.


I just did the upgrade. Little lost though. It said your profile has been updated to amex ee does that mean I have to rent w amex from now on?
I have president circle /club w hertz, should I just do status match w that?

Thanks in advance


I’ve got EE with hertz pc with status match on nationals official match page

Saul Deutsch

You can uncheck the amex contract ID each time before making a new reservation. It’s right on the bottom when you select dates


What do I have to show Hertz and enterprise to get the status match. The email confirmation? The signup screenshot?


I just did it. But it says “You need 25 rentals Or 85 Rental days this year to maintain EC Executive Elite Status.


Go to the new national car rental site


Where’s the best place to rent a car from JFK airport?


Does Chabad still have have a discount code for National in Hawaii? I tried inputting online and it did not work…


“Chabad of Hawaii has passed on a corporate rate for rentals at Enterprise or National in Hawaii that provides better rates, waives underage fees, and waives different location drop-off fees.
The company name is Hawaii Kosher Weddings. The contract number is XZ36016 and the pin is HAW”


Earn free rental days with National, you earn a Free Rental Day for every 7 rental credits OR you can earn miles/points with your chosen frequent traveler program on every National Car Rental.
I thought it should be 5?


dan or anyone, if booking a mid-size thru autoslash instead of directly with national, do you think i would have access to the emerald aisle? Thx


Will Enterprise match this status without first having to get Hertz match? Looks like there is no National choice when you open the scrolldown menu. Are National and Enterprise not the same company anyway?


I chose Hertz President Circle in the dropdown and uploaded a screenshot of my National account displaying National EE status. I was given Enterprise Platinum Plus status (notified via email) about 12 hours later.


what do i upload on enterprise do i have to wait for something in the mail

what about hertz


if i reserve a car with with national through chase points can i use my EE status??


Thanks Dan!


no drivers license can I still join the club?


What’s the point of joining if you cont rent?


status match


Can’t join without drivers license as far as i know.


id like to match my status to Hertz but I never got a welcome letter email from National. anyone have an option for me?


Log into your account, go to profile and screenshot

Best one?

What benefits do the various elite levels of car rental companies offer? And which is the most valuable to match to?


Does the AMEX upgrade to primary coverage cover liability or only collision?


No credit card covers liability


On the new website, it says membership does not expire.


Did he @jj1000 put schach on that convertible to convert it to a Sukkah Mobile?


use CV code 022q9225 for $50 off your rental with hertz


It gives me this message when I enter 022q9225 in the CV box: Convention Number – The number entered is not valid. Please check your request or remove the convention number


Is there an under age fee waiver promo on national car rental


Westjet CDP waives underage


What is the Westjet CDP? Tried finding it online but no luck.
Is it for Westjet customers or Westjet staff?


Could you please share with us Westjets CDP? thanks

The Mel

When they say they change your profile they change your account or contract to Amex which may have different rates. They replaced my corporate account with Amex and although I now can get exec aisle for 52/day that’s pretty close to what I paid for luxury car on corporate contract.

So I’ll use this to get stays upgrade at hertz and then if I can transfer account back without losing EE status.

Then again I usually rent silver at when I do rent, thanks to Dan. And I generally don’t rent a car since I almost always uber, again thanks to Dan!


how long does hertz take to match

thank you

i did sign up , however i do not see that my account was upgraded to the executive status

please advise, otherwise i dont see this to be usefull


how long does hertz take to match?


how long does hertz take to status match?


How long does it take for them to match?


did they stop the whole thing (because when i click it said the website is not found) or its just a glitch




does anyone have any good corporate codes or something


r’ dan cud u put new link it dont work nomore


is this offer still available?




Is there anyway i can Earn back my expired executive elite status ?


How long does it take to hear back from hertz that they are matching me?


If I got EE last time this was available, can I use the link to extend it to 2021? My status currently expires in 2/20.


I already have Executive Elite Status which expires 2/28/20. Can it be extended through this?


It does not update my expiration date of status to 2021 when I sign in thru your link


If I have Executive Elite through 2/28/20 is there anyway to have it extended until 2021?


Thank you!

Would anyone know if its possible with this to upgrade to a minivan or larger suburban like that? Travelling with 3 kids and luggage, a car isn’t so practical.



I don’t see a way to enroll for an existing Emerald club member? I do not see a sign in option.


@Dan i followed the instructions, my account still shows status expires 2/28/2020 ?


I’m currently an elite member due to expire Feb 2020, followed the instructions still showing Feb 2020


I enrolled and signed in using my current EE account – it only gave me until 02/28/20 not 2021. Did I do something wrong


If I booked a reservation with chase points from my reserve card would I be covered for insurance?


As long as something (i.e. taxes) is charged to the card, then your credit card should cover you. Though I would call the card issuer just to be sure.


How long does it take to show your status update on your profile? I’m currently an EE memeber till 02/28/20, I’ve used this link, but it didnt extended my Elite status till 2021.


Guys, this is an old post that was posted back in late 2018! So if you have signed up back then, your Elite status will most probably not be extended till 2021. Would be great if Dan can clarify that this is an old post already, in order to avoid confusion. Thanks.


any way to still get this?”If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX you will earn 5 rental credits which can be redeemed for 1 free rental car day in any car class with no blackout dates!”


i got this promotion last time you posted it, my status was about to expire in 2 months, did it now again, it is still showing the same expiration date?


Just signed up – now what do i do with this?


Sixt Platinum link does not work. Any way to status match to Avis?


@Dan : it says Status Expires Feb 28, 2020 not 2021 ?


I just signed up (thanx Dan), mine says status expires Feb 28, 2021


Signed up last time. Expires in February. Says already enrolled. Any way I can double dip and do it again?


Are there any legal risks for signing up if I don’t have an AMEX card?




If already on EE it doesn’t seem to extend the status. Shame.


ya im already on it from last year, so it wont work?


It worked for me expires now in 2021


Signed in or started a new account?


signed in and got offer last year


“If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX you will earn 5 rental credits which can be redeemed for 1 free rental car day in any car class with no blackout dates!”
Typo? Do you mean 1/31/2020? Regardless I dont see in terms on offer page any date listed…?


If I already have Hertz Presidents Circle will this match me to Hertz 5 Star?


Pc is higher status than 5 star.


@Dan how do I know when my hertz membership status expires?


There is no option to login to an existing membership via the link above only new signup. Tried on desktop and mobile…..Help please


After you click the link and click sign up there is an option on top right to log in


Sign in first into your emerald club account on one (desktop) tab and then click the link in a different tab (while still signed in on the other tab) and it’ll update automatically.


2/29/2021 doesn’t exist. 2/28/2021?

M. Josef

Thanks Dan! Just got approved for EE until 02/28/2022! Used a United Explorer card with no issues.


Just signed up. Expires 2/28/22!

Yaakov Horowitz

the sixt website isn’t working.


I feel like this post attracted people who don’t know how to spell, and have stupid questions.




Hello all. I got the EE last year from the same offer, but when i try to enroll again it doesn’t extend the EE. Still shows Feb 28 2020 by my profile. Any ideas?


Try again today since it’s a new year their systems are updating with the new expiration dates.


hi how soon is it until hertz or anyone else reply with a request to match status?


It took 3 days by me.

Aryeh Sonnenberg

Got it, but haven’t heard a peep from Hertz 9n the status match. Is there a number I can call?

Thanks tons!

Aryeh S

Here is the Hertz match page:

When I first called and asked for the Loyalty team, the woman told me that she could help me, then after a few minutes explained that in order to upgrade to President status, I need to meet the spend or rental requirements. I told her about this program. She wasn’t aware of it and sent me to the Loyalty team.

I waited on the line for a while.

The woman told me that it takes 7 business days for the upgrade to be shown.


From their website after signing up: “Earn free rental days with National, you earn a Free Rental Day for every 7 rental credits”.
Seems you need 7 not 5 credits for free day.


With the EE status, you only need 5 credits for a free day.


I just signed in with the above link to my national profile,
I had the past year executive status (I’m a long time national Executive/Elite loyal customer) and i got updated immediately to Executive Elite status with expiration date of 02/22



I got until Feb 2022!!


If I did this last year with this amex code, can I get it again this year or does it continue automatically?


When I got “Executive Elite” I also noticed that it’s valid through February 28, 2021. After statusmatching with Hertz, I realized that on January 1, 2021 when I lose Presidents Circle, I’ll still have Executive Elite so I can statusmatch again with the same Executive Elite status and then on March 1, when I lose my National status, I can statusmatch back from Hertz to National until the beginning of 2022 and so on and so forth for the rest of my life!


The correct email address for Hertz Status Match is:


Did that email address work for you? If yes when?


I got EE status with my ‘freedom unlimited’ and hertz and enterprise matched it.


seems like enterprise only matches from hertz and avis. I’m yet to hear back from hertz regarding the match from national, so i guess i gotta wait…


Just got my status valid to 2/8/2022


I also cant extend past Feb 28 2020. has anyone who did this in the past been successful in extending??? If yes then how? I tried resigning in and it still has Feb 28 2020.


Did anyone hear back from hertz regarding status match?
It’s been a week & no email response yet!

Thanks in advance.


Yes they got back to me today, they seem backlogged thanks to DansDeals:)


If you resign up now it will extend your status till 2022


1)Can I get National’s upgrades only if I reserve the car on their site or when I’m reserving on other sites (e.g. or others) as well?

2) how long after the Status Match request to Herts, can I expect it?

Thank you


I emailed my ee card to hertz with my gold number and never heard from them…


Works till 2022

John Ernheim

I think its dead again because not letting me load the enrollment page once i get to the national enroll now link. Please advise f im doing something wrong. Thanks


I had the same issue last week, then I tried with an “incognito window,” and all went well.


Sixt link not working. On the sixt website states to email to


this is only for 21 years and older!

Texas Totty

Still showing 1/28/2020 expiration. Anyone had luck extending it?


If i do this deal now and get hertz presidential which lasts a year will i be able to do this deal again if it comes up? or i can only do it once?

the who

how do i get the AMEX promo?

the who

If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX you will earn 5 rental credits which can be redeemed for 1 free rental car day in any car class with no blackout dates!*


It seems like this link is dead, has anyone been successful? Am I missing something?


When I book the car do I need to use Amex EE contract to get the upgrade? What’s the difference if I use it or not ?


I went thru link and it still says my EE is expiring feb 28th, does it kick auto or I a doin something wrong?


By me it’s showing February 28th 2022


Dan I emailed hertz status match a while ago and never heard back from them. Any ideas?


Now status till 2022


Getting this: The corporate enrollment link you are trying to access is corrupted or no longer valid. Please check with your administrator and try again, or proceed with the standard Emerald Club enrollment.

Source Code has expired.


Promo is dead


I just tried this link and This Special Offer Is No Longer Available. Anyone would know if there is a way to do it?


is this offe still on?


@Dan please update this as DEAD


Why did you had to open a new account ?


How do you open a new account? New email phone number etc.?


Mine was just extended from 2/28/21 to 2/28/22. Do I need to open a new account to extend it to 2/28/23?

Some deals are 2 good to be true

Does the status match still work?


I did this and last time I went to NYC I rented the cheapest midsize. When I got to the lot I was treated like a VIP and given the choice of either a Mercedes SUV or a Jeep Wrangler with all the bells. Pretty happy with national. And they happy stacking coupons all the time


How do I delete my old account ?.


It doesn’t let me create a new account, when I put in my license number it says I already have an account with them ?

dans deals is the best

Thanks Dan, Going on vacation in 3 weeks that includes a road trip and you just made it more joyful with my hopefully luxury SUV.


Tried with an account that has executive status but doesn’t allow for the upgrade to apply?

Using a mobile device.


doesnt let me open new account askes me for driver license and come up loyalty found please sign in

Texas Totty

You can mistakenly put in the wrong license number and then correct it in your profile after enrollment.


If I get the emerald but not executive can I still match with hertz to get the President circle?


I just used the link and when I login to my account it says Amex ee.
Does that mean they’re processing it that I have an Amex card (I don’t)


You don’t need one


My EE had expired. First logged in and then clicked to enroll and I got it through 2/28/23.
Any update on the Hertz PC status match? When should the match work until?

Talmud chuchem

How did you get to 2023?
I only got to 2022


Mine says through 2/22
Wouldn’t let new acct.
Found my acct through license number

Texas Totty

You can mistakenly put in the wrong license number and then correct it in your profile after enrollment.


@dan please tell us how did you open a new account when they already have your license # in their system ?

Texas Totty

You can mistakenly put in the wrong license number and then correct it in your profile after enrollment.


Got EE on my old account l first logged into my account then followed link and got upgraded till feb 28 2023!


I am already EE. Any way to get this:
If you pay for a rental by 1/31/19 with an AMEX you will earn 5 rental credits which can be redeemed for 1 free rental car day in any car class with no blackout dates!


Thanks @Dan extended thru 2023


I currently have a free day cert in my account.
Will I lose that by upgrading my account?


Signed up for a new acct, logged out, logged back in through link. EE until 2023! Dan is the man, TY!


Did you already had an account before??
How did you open a new account ??

Texas Totty

You can mistakenly put in the wrong license number and then correct it in your profile after enrollment.


I already have the Amex EE code linked from last time (status expiring 2/28/22). How do I get this to extend it? Seems only way to unlink Amex EE code is to email them which is probably best not to do. Any ideas? Thanks!


I am already national executive elite, anyone has any good coupon codes?


With the Amex contract applied by default you gotta uncheck that contract since it actually more expensive with it!


How do you do that ?


By unchecking AMEX EE before you hit search, when making a new reservation


The Sixt link routes to a broken page


whats the youngest age to open the account? if i put in an older age can i change it later?


Did it, Thanks Dan!,

Any idea on how to benefit from this when renting in area that has no national locations?


Mine only extended to feb 2022. Not 2023. I used an existing account


Me too


Me too


For those that can’t make a new account. What happens when you accidentally put in the wrong DL #?


I think it lets you change the DL#

Texas Totty



If I did this when it was originally posted last year, does the executive elite status expire? Like is there a reason to open a new national account?
On that note, does Hertz PC or enterprise PP expire at any point? (I got them via status match)


I enrolled in the Emerland club, will Hertz match me to the president circle?


Just applied to existing account and looks like expiration is 2022 for me.


How do i sign up for a new account, when entering my license it comes up account found, please sign in.

Texas Totty

You can mistakenly put in the wrong license number and then correct it in your profile after enrollment.


Thanks. My account was upgraded from 2022 expiration to 2023!


I signed in via link and it did give me EE status. But it says I need 25 rentals to EE. Not sure what is going on….


Upgraded! Thank you Dan!
(The Sixt link seems to have gone bad.)


I got ee through this link and it changed my account to Amex profile and I don’t have an Amex, so went in to my chase account and used the link from the reserve and it changed my account back to infinite discount but it’s still giving me ee status


Thanks, just extended my status on mine. I have an Amex and it would probably have auto-extended, but it’s nice to see it out to 2023 right now. 🙂


I had an amex ee code attached which was giving me executive statues until 2022 so I emailed national last night after dan posted asking them to remove the amex ee on my profile and got an email next day from a rep saying it was removed so I then went and clicked on dans link to reenroll for executive elite and boom executive elite is on my account till feb 2023 thank you to whoever gave the idea to email customer service, in hindsight I want to know if that was a dumb thing to do


I too emailed them to remove it and reenrolled, but still have a Feb 2022 expiration date.


I emailed hertz to status match and got no response how lond should it take for them to respond?

Some deals are 2 good to be true

Took a day or 2 for me


I, too, have a free rental day in my account currently. Anyone know if I will lose that day once I upgrade my existing account?


I am already EE with and expiration date of 2/2022. I followed the steps and the expiration is still the same, 2/2022. What am I doing wrong. I didn’t have a contract code prior, not is says AMEX EE. Thanks for your help.


Did you shutdown your current account to resign up? I tried but when I put in my driver’s license it automatically takes me back to my account.


Thank you for providing a screen shot of your National Executive Elite profile. I apologize but we are unable to process the status match request at this time


by enterprise it doesn’t give u the option to match the national status


Do a status match to Hertz Presidents Circle from National and then from Hertz to Enterprise

Chaim F

Thanks, Dan! I signed up with my Sapphire Preferred.

Two questions:

1. I thought the Sapphire cards don’t give CDW to luxury cars?

2. It looks like it’s a lot cheaper to rent cars from Costco. Can I earn rental rewards there from Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, etc?


Thank you very much for the link I got a Cadillac from hertz pres circle

Moshe F

Already dead!


the link says the offer has expired



is this still live?

i clicked on the link, and it says its not longer available.

Thanks Dan!


This offer is ussualy avail. in feb. Does any one if it’s avail. this year?


I am looking to join executive elite or presidents circle, does anyone know how I can do that?