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Tips when renting with Hertz:

Hertz #1 Club Gold Plus Rewards Program
The Hertz Gold Plus RewardsŪ program is free and very beneficial. You can enroll Here

 A) After your first Hertz Gold Rental you do not need to go to the counter again (At locations that participate in Hertz Gold Service).
They will have your receipt preprinted (and waiting for you in the car at many airports), so you can just drive out!

 B) For every dollar you spend they credit you points on the base rate of the rental and sometimes they even have double or triple point promotions.
These points can be redeemed for free rental days starting at 550 points for a weekend day or 2750 for a week.

C) Earn Elite Status quickly. You'll reach Hertz Five Star after just 7 rentals which will get you a complimentary 1 car class upgrade if available.
At 20 Rentals you'll reach Hertz Presidents Circle with a guaranteed complimentary upgrade. Upgrades are to a maximum of a premium.
There are many other benefits. check them out Here.

 AAA gives up to 1000 hertz points as a signup bonus or you can signup here for a 500 point signup bonus.

CDP
A CDP is a corporate account number but is not limited to private companies as many sales are tied with designated CDPs.
To find  cheap rates try different CDP corporate numbers many can be found in this thread or in the Car Rental Corporate Code Roundup thread.
Most CDPs do not waive underage fees with the exception of USAA (77694) but may be subject to proof of membership, and the Yeshiva Group (2046380) both waive the fee down to 18 y/o and have very good rates.

Other great codes are:

Yeshiva: 2129719 Waives underage 18-19

Amex Travel Services: 1022855

AAdvatange: 217692

LAMC 3 marketing: 1906870

Yeshiva Student Association: 1876837

Chabad: 1908469

CBS Travel :  1976539

AAA: not sure of number but you can just type in AAA in cdp and it will come up

Car & Driver: 1757580


There are many more but we haven't found them to be cheaper then these.


To get your own CDP
You can sign up HERE if you are a sole proprietor or business owner with fewer than 100 employees.
You'll get 5 bonus credits for enrolling, an additional 5 credits for enrolling online, plus double credit for all your qualified rentals during the first 90 days after you enroll.
Every 15 credits you earn 1 free rental, and you can get a discount of up to 25% off on every rental worldwide.
After you join, you'll receive an e-mail within 2 business days to with your company's Corporate Discount Program (CDP) number and all the details of the program. Link.


CV Codes
NEW 2018 CONVENTION CODE VALID 1/1/2018-12/31/2018
CV# 052E0002

CONVENTION CODE VALID 1/1/2017-12/31-2017:
CV# 052E0001

January 1-December 31, 2017
CV# CV051C0002 (CV Info - PM Rcarentals with any Q's)

CV codes are ConVention codes and go in the "Convention Number (CV):" box.
"CV" codes give amazing rates and work in conjunction with any CDP and PC code.
It doesn't hurt to add it to a reservation and can pull up flat rates of $30 a day for a premium car.
This works especially well in places that are expensive and often lowers the price substantially especially in major cities like NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
Meeting rates generally include unlimited mileage. CV weekend rates start at 12pm thursday through 12pm sunday. Friday pick ups, require a minimum 2 day rental. Extra day rate for weekly rentals is 1/5th of the weekly rate.

PC Codes
PC codes are Promotional Coupons which vary from time to time and from rental to rental check here for a well kept list of the current valid codes

Other Useful Tips
Play with the dates and times:There are different rates for different times (high season - low season) so if you are flexible it may pay to check days before and after pick up. Generally weekends are cheaper than weekdays so if you pick up on a weekend it can lower your rate substantially just remember weekends start at 12pm on Thursday. Additionally sometimes an extra day on a weekly rate can be much more than the rate per day with the daily rate, try making the reservation only for the week and then extending it either at pick up or even during the rental.

Local Editions: Airport rentals are generally more expensive than Local Editions as there is airport fees and taxes. So look around ideally for Hertz locations in or at airport hotels that are accessible via the airport shuttle.


One way rentals:
When you are looking for a one way rental, every country and every corporate number will give a different price, usually its 1 of the following 3, either it will cost per mile or it will be unlimited miles with a drop fee or unlimited miles with no drop fee.
Look out it happens  sometimes the car you select they will charge $0.25 per mile while the next car class over will be unlimited miles with no drop fee, when it comes to one ways always look at all the car classes, I have seen many times a midsize SUV to be cheaper then a full size car.
Another thing to note is that certain locations in the same city will have a drop fee while others will not, for example to rent one way to NY, if you return to lynbrook NY there will always be a drop fee while if you return to brooklyn there is no drop fee and JFK will have a drop fee sometimes depending which country you use, sometimes it might be worth searching other pick up and other drop off locations nearby to get a totally different rate in a one way rental.

Underage
Many Hertz CDP's waive the underage fee in the usa - for example the Yeshiva association and USAA. Some countries do not waive underage.
UK 18-21 can not rent. 21-25 30GBP underage fee - no CDP's seem to waive atm.

Hertz Rate Matching
For most of the corporate locations in Europe, the UK and Australia it is sometimes possible to get Hertz to match their competitor's price so you can continue to earn points and status and enjoy their service.
Speak to your local Travel Agent.
You can Pm Rcarentals with Q's about this.
Competitors Hertz will match
Europe: Auto Europe, Avis, Enterprise, EuropCar, Kemwel, and Sixt
Australia and New Zealand: All



Still not happy with your rates? Try posting here!




After you have rented please share you experience with others in the What did you reserve? What did you get? thread.


Coupon Spreadsheet http://bit.ly/hertzsavings
Alternate sheet Updated quite often - by RCArentals: http://bit.ly/HertzDDF

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6405 on: September 13, 2017, 09:01:23 AM »
Anyone know if Hertz is on location at LAX or long shuttle ride?

Last time I rented from "Fox" and was a nightmare.

there is no on site rental in lax everything is a shuttle ride
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And yes the traffic can be a nightmare

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6406 on: September 13, 2017, 08:59:20 PM »
Has anyone ever had success/experience with status matching to Hertz Platinum?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6407 on: September 13, 2017, 10:52:16 PM »
Has anyone ever had success/experience with status matching to Hertz Platinum?
You mean President's Circle?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6408 on: September 13, 2017, 11:03:50 PM »
You mean President's Circle?
No I mean Platinum. From the reading that I've done it seems impossible, however I spoke someone at Hertz and they said I should send in an email and that it's worth the try.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6409 on: September 14, 2017, 12:13:19 AM »
No I mean Platinum. From the reading that I've done it seems impossible, however I spoke someone at Hertz and they said I should send in an email and that it's worth the try.
where do you want to match from? I believe Platinum is invite only these days.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6410 on: September 14, 2017, 03:42:40 AM »
No I mean Platinum. From the reading that I've done it seems impossible, however I spoke someone at Hertz and they said I should send in an email and that it's worth the try.

where do you want to match from? I believe Platinum is invite only these days.
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What status would you at a different CR  to status match it?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6411 on: September 14, 2017, 07:33:38 PM »
What's the lowest class I can book and still get aisle choice at Hertz FLL? PC member
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6412 on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:38 PM »
What's the lowest class I can book and still get aisle choice at Hertz FLL? PC member
midsize
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6413 on: September 14, 2017, 08:03:58 PM »
midsize
thanks, turns out I'm back at gold didn't realize my status expired, just put in for a new status (from united) but rental is for tomorrow.
Booked a midsize SUV $120 for 3 days hopefully they'll have something nice
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6414 on: September 15, 2017, 10:56:05 AM »
please PM if you have Hertz free day, thx

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6415 on: September 15, 2017, 02:03:41 PM »
please PM if you have Hertz free day, thx
Wrong thread. Post in the Hertz Vouchers thread in the Goods for Sale forum.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6416 on: September 17, 2017, 06:15:52 PM »
Why is the hertz app such a pain to use compared to enterprise app... Keeps force closing on me #hertzrant

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6417 on: September 18, 2017, 12:17:43 PM »
So there is a two rental promo going on now with Hertz:
http://e.hertzusa.brierleycrm.com/public/m/membapp_terms_fspc_2017

Anyway, it says that "Each qualifying rental must be a minimum of one full-day, paid rental of $25 or more (time and mileage charges only) to qualify for this promotion. Rentals must be picked up at a point-participating Hertz location"

My guess is that this means at least 24 hours per rental is that correct interpretation of the terms??

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6418 on: September 19, 2017, 02:27:00 PM »
I would say just billed as a full day. If you keep it 10 hours and they charge a full day that's fine

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6419 on: September 24, 2017, 02:08:35 PM »
Hertz sent along a camera speeding ticket 36 in a 25 school zone in bp.

$50 plus $42

any idea what number to call to try and get off administrative fee?