While Sixt has historically been a strong rental car agency in Europe, they’ve also been expanding quickly in the US. Over the years they’ve offered several status match opportunities, and they’re back with their latest status match opportunity, which is both easy and instant.
Status match to Sixt Platinum
To get a status match, just register for a Sixt account here. After entering your basic info and confirming your email address, you’ll be brought to a page with optional services, and among them is a heading that says “Card upgrade.”
On that page you’ll be given the option to enter the program you have status with. The cool thing is that they won’t just match status with other car rental companies, but will also match status from most major hotel chains, and even some airlines. You’ll just have to select your program and status, as well as enter your loyalty program number and attach a screenshot reflecting your status.
Once you’ve entered that, you’ll immediately be upgraded to Sixt’s top tier Platinum status.
What are the benefits of Sixt Platinum status?
You can find the full listing of Sixt Platinum benefits here, though on the most basic level you’ll receive a free upgrade, and in the US even a double upgrade. Furthermore, you can add additional drivers at no extra cost in the US.
As you can see, they really want to be rewarding in the US, so there’s quite a bit of value to be had here.
But what makes this actually exciting is that Sixt has reasonably priced, nice cars. So sure, they have economy cars like the rest of the major rental car agencies at competitive prices.
But for marginally more they have much nicer cars. For example, for an extra ~$10 per day you could get a Mercedes.
Then if you have Platinum status you’d get a double upgrade, so you could end up in a really nice car. The only type of cars excluded from upgrades are “special” cars. So perhaps I wouldn’t count on an upgrade to a Mercedes G Wagon, but otherwise you may still end up in a very nice car.
I’m excited to see Sixt expand in the US, and especially to see the relatively reasonable prices they charge for nice cars. If you’re someone who doesn’t mind paying marginally more for a really nice car, then a Sixt Platinum status match is for you. If you book an entry level Mercedes for only marginally more than the base car, you may end up in an awesome car. That’s where I see the value in Sixt Platinum, personally.
Any Sixt Platinums out there, and if so, what has your experience been like?
(Tip of the hat to MileCards)