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President’s Club Perks: Credit Cards, Rare Ale, Stadium Seats, Gun Range, Barber Shop

Feeling “Presidential” Today?

Strap on your seat belt, open your wallet and enjoy the President’s Club Perks.

Former President's Credit Cards

By the way, former President Obama’s favorite credit card is/was the J.P. Morgan Palladium Card issued by Chase.

President Obama Favorite Credit Card

Credit Cards

One of the hottest credit cards in the U.S. is the United Presidential Plus Card from Chase. It was is so generous it is no longer available to new customers. It is the only United-branded credit card enabling cardholders to keep their MileagePlus Elite status. The card earns double Award miles as well as complimentary United Airlines upgrades, waived Award booking fees, and miles do not expire. Chase now offers two other United-branded credit cards as alternatives.

The President’s Choice Mastercard credit card, issued by Toronto-based President’s Choice Financial, is still available. The rewards card was recently rated by J.D. Power’s 2018 Canada Credit Card Satisfaction Study, as the top rewards credit card by Canadians, followed by American Express, Canadian Tire and Capital One. 

Rare Ale

Presidents Club has its own American wild ale made by Colorado-based Trinity Brewing. The beer is extremely rare. The President’s Club is made of 100 original IBUs of fruity American hops, spiced with tangerine zest and coriander, aged for long periods on a large amount of hand-processed Palisade Harvest apricots and peaches. Best paired with with Toro Tuna or Wagyu Tataki.

Shooting Range

The Presidential Gun Club in Naples, Florida combines a luxury club and a gun range. The Presidential Club has all the trappings of Country Club, including a concierge, to take care of all you needs, a Pro Shop to keep you supplied with ammo and gear, an expansive club room for relaxing and socializing, a board room for your business meetings, a locker room to store your gear, a Private entry and Access Control for your safety and discreet passage, and a range observation lounge where your guests can relax and watch the action.

The Presidential Range is no ordinary range, at 110 feet, the range will give you plenty of room to stretch out your shots and shoot rifle and handgun up to 308 caliber in muzzle energy, all in a hyper filtered range environment. Membership fees start at $1,650 per year with a $5,000 initiation fee.

Shave & Haircut

The Presidents Club Barber Shop in Millburn, New Jersey offers a world class men’s grooming experience, beyond traditional barber services, such as male spa services (manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing) and many more “male centric services.”(???) A combo of a haircut with a classic straight razor shave runs 90 clams, but for Presidents Club members shell-out $70. There is also a lounge area with bar and light snacks. NOTE: Probably Not Suitable for Most Female Presidents.

Well-Heeled Cruises

Martha’s Vineyard-based Vantage Deluxe World Travel President’s Club includes tons of discounts and perks for members. President’s Club members receive complimentary room and cabin upgrade; 20 Euros laundry allowance per person; 10% off on all on-board purchases + bar, excluding gratuity; 10% off on optional tours; and other exclusives.


Sailing

The US Sailing President’s Club, an annual giving society, provides resources for projects that go beyond the scope of daily operations and create new programs and services that meet the evolving needs of sailors and strengthen the future of our sport.

As a member of the US Sailing President’s Club, you will receive a complimentary annual US Sailing membership, one year of Sailing World or Cruising World magazine, special communications and invitations to special events. Donations are: $1,000 for Navigator, $5,000 for Tactician, and $10,000 for Helmsman.

Down Under

In Australia, the Presidential Card is country’s largest lifestyle and employee benefits program. The Presidential Card has a national network of reward partners via 18 alliances in 18 categories.

Leather Seats

Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium President’s Club offers VIP viewing from ultra-exclusive seats. The President’s Club Package includes all Dynamo home games, in-seat waiter/waitress beverage service, first dibs on all stadium events, a private entrance, VIP parking, and of course cushioned leather seating.

Car Rental Status

The Avis President’s Club card offers double upgrades every time you book an intermediate or higher level car. Other benefits include a guaranteed car, regardless of when or where, and a special 24×7 hotline for cardholders. You can also opt into Avis Preferred Points and receive 50% more points for every dollar you spend. Additionally, you’ll receive offers for up to 25% off base rates.

The Hertz President’s Circle Status requires 20 or more rentals and at least $4,000 spent in a 12-month period. Hertz offers two elite levels of membership: Five Star and President’s Circle. Status can be earned through the number of rentals, dollars spent, or through Delta Airlines status, United Airlines status, and select United co-branded credit cards.

Hertz President’s Circle Status also includes 24-hour advance reservation airport guarantee; guaranteed one-class upgrade; 50% bonus on Gold Plus Rewards Points on all qualified rentals; after each of your 30th and 40th rentals, a one-rental free upgrade to any available car on the lot. After each of your 15th, 20th, and 40th rentals, a one-rental Hertz Valet terminal drive back at select airport locations.