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Sixt — Advantage Circle Program Overview

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Sixt SE is a leading car rental company with more than 2,000 locations worldwide in over 100 countries. With an extensive fleet of cars ranging from compacts to luxury vehicles and SUVs, SIXT offers options for any budget. Customers can pick up their rental car at any of 80 major US locations. In addition, SIXT offers various services such as ride-hailing, vehicle for hire and car sharing. Sixt’s loyalty program offers a variety of options for you to earn airline miles, as well as the ability to earn hotel points. If you choose to enroll in Sixt loyalty program, you will also be eligible to achieve status in their elite tier structure. This article breaks down what SIXT has to offer in their rewards program and what it takes to achieve elite status.

Sixt Advantage Circle

Upon signing up to participate in Sixt’s loyalty program you will receive Express Card Status. Three more Card Status levels are available to customers who can unlock additional benefits upon qualifying for higher status levels. Members do not earn points towards free rentals, unique among car rental rewards programs; however, by enrolling in this rewards program you’ll gain the ability to earn points or miles for car rental through a wide variety of airline and hotel partners.

Sixt Gold Card
Sixt Gold Card – Photo courtesy of Sixt.com

Sixt Express Status

Express is the company’s first card level. There’s no fees associated with membership and your personal data is stored on your card, which means you will be able to immediately pick up your car rental at various Sixt locations without filling out extraneous forms.

Sixt Gold Status

If you complete 3 or more car rentals in a 12 month period, you become eligible for Gold Card Status, which offers additional benefits:

  • 10% discount on your SIXT rentals
  • Preferred mobility up to 48 hours (which means your booking is prioritized if you call at least 48 hours prior to your needed rental time)
  • Free additional driver for all rentals in the US.
  • A Birthday Surprise and exclusive offers for Gold card members only.

Sixt Platinum Status

Once you accumulate 10 or more rentals in a 12 month period, you’re eligible for SIXT Platinum Card Status. Being a Platinum card holder you receive:

  •  15% discount on rentals
  • Exclusive counter and parking services
  • Free upgrades, upon availability
  • Free additional driver for all rentals in the US
  • Birthday Surprise!

Sixt Diamond Status

Finally SIXT has a Diamond Card Status level. Receiving this status is by invitation only, and includes:

  • Guaranteed free upgrades
  • Up to a 20% discount on rentals
  • Exclusive counter and parking perks
  • Free additional driver for all rentals in the US
  • Access to Stix Diamond Lounge/VIP services, and a Birthday Surprise!

Exclusive Offers

If you subscribe to Sixt newsletter you will earn a 10% discount on your next SIXT rental. You will also receive exclusive offers and discounts for  SIXT Rent, Ride and Plus services directly in your inbox.

Airline Partners & Miles / Points Earned

SIXT has a impressive list of airline partners around the globe and the number of points/miles you can earn from each rental is appealing. It’s important to note that you must present your preferred airline’s frequent flyer card at each rental location in order to receive airlines miles per rental. This portion of the article will break down a few selected airline partners and the amount of airline miles you can earn per rental.

American Airlines: As an AAdvantage member you will earn 60 base miles per rental day in the U.S. If you rent a vehicle outside the United States, you will earn 500 miles for each rental.

Delta Airlines: As a Skymiles member, you will earn 500 miles for each car rental.

Singapore Airlines: As a member of KisFlyer you will receive 500 miles for each rental, 1,000 miles for every car rental booked directly through www.sitx.com/singapore-airlines and 3 miles for every Euro spent on premium limousine services of SIXT ride (Business & First Class). 

Virgin Atlantic:  Flying club members can earn 500 Virgin points for every rental with SIXT and 3 miles for every Euro spent on the premium limousine services of SIXT ride Business and First class.

Hotel Partners

 SIXT is also partnered with a number of hotel chains.  As a loyal member of these hotels, you have the option to earn hotel points when renting a vehicle through SIXT. Below is a list of a few selected hotel partners and the amount of points you will earn per rental. Be sure to provide your loyalty member card at each rental location.

Best Western:  As a Best Western rewards member you can earn 1000 Best Western Rewards points for every rental. You can also earn 2,000 Best Western rewards points for every booking with SIXT limousine services. Best Western Rewards members are automatically eligible for a 15% discount on SIXT rentals and Best Western rewards points can be redeemed towards SIXT card rental vouchers. 

Marriott Bonvoy: As a Marriott Bonvoy member you will receive 750 points per rental and 3 points per every 1 USD spent with SIXT Ride.

Melia Hotels International: As a MeliaRewards points member, you can earn 1,000 MeliaRewards points per rental and 1,000 MeliaRewards points for every booking with SIXT limousine service. As a MeliaRewards customer, be sure to book directly through www.melia.com to receive exclusive discounts.

Radisson:  As a Radisson Rewards member you will earn 750 points per rental and 750 points for every booking with SIXT limousine service worldwide.

Credit Card Partners

You will also receive additional benefits using one of the Airlines or Hotel branded credit cards associated with SIXT listed below. Click on each link to see all current promotions and benefits.

Delta Sky Miles Platinum American Express CardMarriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card
Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
Airlines and Hotel Branded Credit Cards Associated with SIXT

Final Thoughts

Sixt rent a car is an attractive choice for those looking to rent a vehicle in major US cities. This leading international car rental company has locations around the world, making it easy to find convenient pick-up points when traveling abroad. In addition, through SIXT’s loyalty program you can take advantage of special offers and exclusive discounts on your car rental bookings. Furthermore, customers can earn hotel and airline miles/points from a wide range of partners, and get elite benefits when earning higher Sixt Card status.

Editorial Note: Information and opinions articulated in this article are solely those of the author’s, not those of a credit card company, bank, airline or hotel chain. This article has not been reviewed or approved by or otherwise endorsed by any of these companies or organizations.

Tal-ee is a co-founder and Executive Editor of Miles Junkie. A skier, backpacker and veteran marathoner, you'll usually find him on a trail, a mountain or cranking away at the keyboard. Tal-ee holds a degree from Colgate University in English, with emphasis in creative writing.

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