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Tips when renting with Hertz:

Hertz #1 Club Gold Plus Rewards Program
The Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® 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 #6480 on: November 08, 2017, 02:37:42 PM »
I used platinum CDP at Hertz Park Slope yesterday and they asked to see me card.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6481 on: November 08, 2017, 03:28:14 PM »
I used platinum CDP at Hertz Park Slope yesterday and they asked to see me card.
amex plaitnum or are you hertz plaitnum?

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« Reply #6482 on: November 09, 2017, 05:28:20 PM »
amex plaitnum or are you hertz plaitnum?
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« Reply #6483 on: November 09, 2017, 09:18:51 PM »
amex plaitnum or are you hertz plaitnum?
Is there a Hertz platinum? I know Hertz has gold plus, 5 star and PC, please clarify?
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« Reply #6484 on: November 09, 2017, 09:44:37 PM »
Is there a Hertz platinum? I know Hertz has gold plus, 5 star and PC, please clarify?
Yes. It’s their top tier status. Comes with the Centurion card.
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« Reply #6485 on: November 09, 2017, 11:23:23 PM »
Yes. It’s their top tier status. Comes with the Centurion card.
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« Reply #6486 on: November 21, 2017, 10:15:26 AM »
I have a few friends that got status matched to presidents circle, I tried it and was denied because I was under 21! So were they, any advice?

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« Reply #6487 on: November 21, 2017, 10:49:24 AM »
I have a few friends that got status matched to presidents circle, I tried it and was denied because I was under 21! So were they, any advice?
Where were you matching from? How did you go about matching? Do you have a USAA account connected to your hertz account?

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« Reply #6488 on: November 21, 2017, 11:16:20 AM »
Looking for a multi monthly rental on a a premium or luxury rental in NYC/NJ area . Anyone able to help ? Thanks

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« Reply #6489 on: November 21, 2017, 12:44:32 PM »
Where were you matching from? How did you go about matching? Do you have a USAA account connected to your hertz account?

Ask them nicely thats how they gave me status...its unethical who whoever did the Luthensa thing.

Also get AAA so you can stop paying udnerage fees....simple membership is super cheap


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« Reply #6490 on: November 21, 2017, 12:50:56 PM »
Looking for a multi-monthly rental on a a premium or luxury rental in NYC/NJ area. Anyone able to help? Thanks

I thought...why to lease if I can find a rental car that with insurance ends up being the same price  also I do 15k miles a year (leasing a car for $250 plus $180 insurance)

I have conducted a ton of research into this......so prices fluctuate like crazy you may know and its all based on their algorithm.

I have to use my AAA due to me being 21....but with that I found a random HLE in Philly (1.3 hours from NY) (PA, as opposed to NY, has a low local and state rental tax).

That for $470ish total a month you can get a B car and then upgrade to a midsize.....I am close with my local Hertz manager and I know they have crazy discretion...I have read cases where you can maybe give the local manager $100 bill and they will help you out.

You can also change it out as many times as you want so get an economy car for the $470ish and then go to NY and find any local where they let say have 4 or 5 cars and its only luxury (across from luxury autobody shops) and ask for an exchange and they will be forced to exchange you to one of there stock cars....now you have a luxury car for 5 months for $470 all insurance included. :)

If you don't have your own liability, you can buy a cheap yearly plan from some companies meant for people who do a lot of rentals.

I'm working on pricing cheaper and am looking to do this by the end of November...I will keep you updated

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« Reply #6491 on: November 21, 2017, 01:43:44 PM »

You can also change it out as many times as you want so get an economy car for the $470ish and then go to NY and find any local where they let say have 4 or 5 cars and its only luxury (across from luxury autobody shops) and ask for an exchange and they will be forced to exchange you to one of there stock cars....now you have a luxury car for 5 months for $470 all insurance included. :)

If you don't have your own liability, you can buy a cheap yearly plan from some companies meant for people who do a lot of rentals.


How is insurance included?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6492 on: November 21, 2017, 04:43:41 PM »
I thought...why to lease if I can find a rental car that with insurance ends up being the same price  also I do 15k miles a year (leasing a car for $250 plus $180 insurance)

I have conducted a ton of research into this......so prices fluctuate like crazy you may know and its all based on their algorithm.

I have to use my AAA due to me being 21....but with that I found a random HLE in Philly (1.3 hours from NY) (PA, as opposed to NY, has a low local and state rental tax).

That for $470ish total a month you can get a B car and then upgrade to a midsize.....I am close with my local Hertz manager and I know they have crazy discretion...I have read cases where you can maybe give the local manager $100 bill and they will help you out.

You can also change it out as many times as you want so get an economy car for the $470ish and then go to NY and find any local where they let say have 4 or 5 cars and its only luxury (across from luxury autobody shops) and ask for an exchange and they will be forced to exchange you to one of there stock cars....now you have a luxury car for 5 months for $470 all insurance included. :)

If you don't have your own liability, you can buy a cheap yearly plan from some companies meant for people who do a lot of rentals.

I'm working on pricing cheaper and am looking to do this by the end of November...I will keep you updated
"If you don't have your own liability, you can buy a cheap yearly plan from some companies meant for people who do a lot of rentals."

Like which companies?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6493 on: November 21, 2017, 11:34:16 PM »
I thought...why to lease if I can find a rental car that with insurance ends up being the same price  also I do 15k miles a year (leasing a car for $250 plus $180 insurance)

I have conducted a ton of research into this......so prices fluctuate like crazy you may know and its all based on their algorithm.

I have to use my AAA due to me being 21....but with that I found a random HLE in Philly (1.3 hours from NY) (PA, as opposed to NY, has a low local and state rental tax).

That for $470ish total a month you can get a B car and then upgrade to a midsize.....I am close with my local Hertz manager and I know they have crazy discretion...I have read cases where you can maybe give the local manager $100 bill and they will help you out.

You can also change it out as many times as you want so get an economy car for the $470ish and then go to NY and find any local where they let say have 4 or 5 cars and its only luxury (across from luxury autobody shops) and ask for an exchange and they will be forced to exchange you to one of there stock cars....now you have a luxury car for 5 months for $470 all insurance included. :)

If you don't have your own liability, you can buy a cheap yearly plan from some companies meant for people who do a lot of rentals.

I'm working on pricing cheaper and am looking to do this by the end of November...I will keep you updated
Thanks, keep the updates coming as I am looking into renting again, did this for a while a few years ago.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6494 on: November 22, 2017, 01:09:32 AM »
I thought...why to lease if I can find a rental car that with insurance ends up being the same price  also I do 15k miles a year (leasing a car for $250 plus $180 insurance)

I have conducted a ton of research into this......so prices fluctuate like crazy you may know and its all based on their algorithm.

I have to use my AAA due to me being 21....but with that I found a random HLE in Philly (1.3 hours from NY) (PA, as opposed to NY, has a low local and state rental tax).

That for $470ish total a month you can get a B car and then upgrade to a midsize.....I am close with my local Hertz manager and I know they have crazy discretion...I have read cases where you can maybe give the local manager $100 bill and they will help you out.

You can also change it out as many times as you want so get an economy car for the $470ish and then go to NY and find any local where they let say have 4 or 5 cars and its only luxury (across from luxury autobody shops) and ask for an exchange and they will be forced to exchange you to one of there stock cars....now you have a luxury car for 5 months for $470 all insurance included. :)

If you don't have your own liability, you can buy a cheap yearly plan from some companies meant for people who do a lot of rentals.

I'm working on pricing cheaper and am looking to do this by the end of November...I will keep you updated
id be shocked if you get them to switch you out to luxury,may be on weekly rental not on a month to month they will get fired in no time 4 that.... & im talking from experience.... i have for $400 on a full size going on for like 2 years now