Elevate Your Travel Experience With Hertz and Capital One

Receive complimentary President’s Circle or Five Star status in Hertz’s award-winning car-rental loyalty program


Who doesn’t love a complimentary upgrade when they’re traveling? The Venture X and Venture cards from Capital One bring rich rewards to travelers seeking an authentic, elevated experience. And now a new partnership with vehicle rental company Hertz is offering more premium benefits to Venture X and Venture cardholders.  

Now eligible Venture X and Venture cardholders qualify for complimentary status upgrades in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® car-rental loyalty program. Eligible Venture X cardholders qualify for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President’s Circle® status. And eligible Venture cardholders qualify for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star® status. 

Whenever you book a Hertz rental with your upgraded President’s Circle or Five Star status, you can skip the counter and head straight to your car at select locations. Membership also unlocks many other special perks to help you travel the world your way. Read on to find out what’s included and how to enroll.

What Is Hertz Gold Plus Rewards?

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards is an award-winning car-rental loyalty program with signature benefits designed to get you on the road faster and easier. As a member, you’ll cut out the rental counter at pickup and drop-off at select locations. You’ll earn Hertz points redeemable for free rental days and car-class upgrades. And you can add your spouse or domestic partner as a driver at no extra cost. 

Venture X Cardholder Perks

Eligible Capital One Venture X cardholders are qualified to receive complimentary President’s Circle status. The highest level of membership, it adds even more perks to the signature benefits of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program, including:

  • The ultimate choice over what you drive. You get access to the widest selection of rental vehicles. 
  • Guaranteed upgrades. You’re guaranteed a car-class upgrade at participating locations.
  • Dedicated customer service texting line. You can reach a customer service agent with your rental-related inquiries.

Venture Cardholder Perks

Eligible Capital One Venture cardholders are qualified to receive complimentary Five Star status. The second-highest membership tier, it offers the signature perks of the loyalty program, plus:

  • More choice over what you drive. You get access to a wider selection of rental vehicles. 
  • Upgrades as available. You can upgrade to the next car class, if available, at participating locations.
  • Dedicated customer service texting line. You can reach a customer service agent with your rental-related inquiries.

How Eligible Customers Can Access Complimentary Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Status Upgrades

Accessing your President’s Circle or Five Star status is simple. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to Capital One Travel or the Capital One Mobile app.
  2. Click on the Benefits tab in Capital One Travel or your Venture X or Venture card’s Rewards tab in the Mobile app.
  3. Click on the Hertz tile.
  4. If you’re an existing member, request an upgrade to match your Venture X or Venture cardholder status. If you’re new to the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program, fill out the enrollment form. 
  5. Submit.
  6. Receive your upgraded status in 24-72 hours.

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership is available for all Venture X and Venture cardholders—including authorized users and account managers—age 21 and over. Just make sure you enroll through Capital One to be recognized as eligible. 

Sign up today, and give yourself a travel upgrade with Hertz and Capital One. With rewards that take you further, you can sit back and enjoy the ride—wherever you want to go. 


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Eligible cardholders must enroll through the unique Benefits Tab link found within the Capital One website or mobile app after logging in. Cardholders can find the link to enroll by visiting their eligible card’s Rewards tab or Capital One Travel Benefits tab and by clicking on the Hertz benefit tile. Upon doing so, a new webpage will open with the custom Capital One Venture X or Venture registration page (depending on which card is used to access the Benefits tab). On this page, cardholders can either fill out the form to request an upgraded status (if already a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member) or there will be a link to another page that will enable direct registration into the upgraded status commensurate with their Capital One card type. Venture X cardholders will be able to enroll directly in or request an upgrade to Hertz President’s Circle status. Venture cardholders will be able to enroll directly in or request an upgrade to Hertz Five Star status. Authorized users are eligible for the benefit and the primary account holders can enroll them into the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program through the same process that is highlighted above. After successful registration by either enrolling directly or requesting an upgrade, Hertz will process the request and status will be effective 24-72 hours after registration. Please note, enrolling through the normal Hertz Gold Plus Rewards enrollment process (e.g. enrolling directly at Hertz.com) will not automatically detect a cardholder as being eligible for the program and cardholders will not be automatically upgraded to the applicable status tier. Cardholders must go through the above process to be successfully enrolled. Upon enrollment, eligible cardholders will remain at that status level through December 31, 2024, at which point they will be reverted to the level commensurate with Hertz standard usage policies.

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