So I'm not sure how this is all going to work out. I was talking before about using our AMEX for our car rental in France because of the damage coverage they offer. We got some deep scratches on the car in a parking garage (groan) and obviously were charged for them.
So...just to give a heads up - when I rented the car (Europcar via AutoEurope) I used MY credit card as hubby and I are on the same account (different card #'s, but all come on the same bill). I generally book all the travel stuff - train/plane tickets, accoms, etc using my credit cards. When we did pick up the car, he used his card for the 1200euro hold they put on rentals when you pick them up, and he also used his card when we dropped it off for the extra daily fees and whatnot.
Anyhoo - I come to find out that because my husband was to be the only driver of the car, I should have used HIS credit card for the initial booking. I thought I was screwed, but they are working with me. Not sure how this will all work out. (I'll update, but it'll probably be Xmas before it gets settled). The lady on the phone is being very helpful, so I can only hope for the best.
So to save yourself a headache - if you are a wife (or husband) doing all the booking and are going to be booking a car using your AMEX, make sure you use the card of the primary driver. It may save you a headache down the road. I admit it's my fault for not reading the fine print (all 8 pages of it), but who would think that would be the case since we are on the same bill/account? Just hope to save someone else a potential headache - don't need to be beat up for my 'not reading the fine print' - trust me - I have beat myself up enough.
And make sure you save ALL the paperwork - I have everything except the invoice from when we picked up the car (I have the rental voucher from AutoEurope), but I have an email into Europcar to get that...I also have to get Europcar to give me a breakdown of the charges for the damage.