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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)
2018 - CV# CV051C0003 (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 (Alternate PC/CDP/CV Code List HERE updated by Rcarentals)

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 #6495 on: November 22, 2017, 11:53:16 AM »
Yes. It’s their top tier status. Comes with the Centurion card.
what does it give over presidents circle?
And does centurion card give Avis chairman’s club (I know off topic, and wrong thread for this)?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6497 on: November 22, 2017, 12:43:32 PM »
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
Where? How?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6498 on: November 22, 2017, 12:43:40 PM »
what does it give over presidents circle?
And does centurion card give Avis chairman’s club (I know off topic, and wrong thread for this)?
I am a PC and was standing at the gold desk picking up my car. A man walked up and said he was a platinum, and mid action the lady behind the counter forgot I existed, and went to help him for about 10 minutes as he walked through the back exit to a waiting car. He then had them switch him to a different car of his choice because he didn't like the one he got. All while I stood there like a dead tree. Don't need to mention the alerts they were putting out over their radios about a platinum coming here or going there, or expect him at the gate etc. So, it's just a tad better.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6499 on: November 22, 2017, 05:10:57 PM »
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
It wouldent code anything crazy, just be a simple exchange....cars are moved around so much....400 from hertz?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6500 on: November 22, 2017, 05:14:12 PM »
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
Also if there is only luxury class on the lot they have to give you what they have....there are so many HLE out there some sometimes with just 2 or 3 cars...I presume it wouldnt be to hard to find one (primarily those across from luxury collision shops) to have only luxury vehicles left. (My local HLE is across from a Mercedes and thus even though they only have around 7 cars at a time, they are usually have one or two land rovers, jaguars, etc).

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6501 on: November 27, 2017, 04:54:59 PM »
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
i would like to get PC, who should i call?
Hertz President Circle!
And awesome!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6502 on: November 27, 2017, 06:09:26 PM »
i would like to get PC, who should i call?
Chase, and apply for the UA club card.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6503 on: November 27, 2017, 11:18:50 PM »
I would like to get PC, who should I call?
emailed executivecustomerservice@hertz.com , again my situation was diff - I was just honest with the Lithuania code situation...so YMMV

Many things match to it and also some CC's give the status free. I have found the presidential circle to be not so special.

 Platinum is crazy...despite the Platinum offering on paper looking really sucky (pick up...they do already for free for gold..aka everyone, 4 hours grace...be nice and hertz will give you four-hour grace). It apparently is a much better experience...they print your name on paper at the airports...some local hertz get a platinum only like once the month and they call to tell them beforehand so they all are like super ready for you.

I don't have platinum (Just observations and from convo's with my local manager Matt..I have a hertz two blocks from me that I use alot) so maybe someone on this board can share their opinion.

They are not selling platinum anymore...only people involved in business accounts doing 250k+ get it and also centurion cardholders.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6504 on: November 29, 2017, 04:07:50 PM »
any good discount codes or corporate accts?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6505 on: December 04, 2017, 02:48:19 AM »
I'm getting a great rate from lga but I need to return to EWR, if I put EWR as the drop off the rate shoots up. Question is can I do lga round trip and change return mid rental?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6506 on: December 04, 2017, 09:18:56 AM »
I'm getting a great rate from lga but I need to return to EWR, if I put EWR as the drop off the rate shoots up. Question is can I do lga round trip and change return mid rental?
I have done the reverse for a $25 fee.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6507 on: December 04, 2017, 05:03:12 PM »
I'm getting a great rate from lga but I need to return to EWR, if I put EWR as the drop off the rate shoots up. Question is can I do lga round trip and change return mid rental?
Dont tell them you are returning to a diff place, just do so and they will just charge you a change fee of like $10

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6508 on: December 05, 2017, 12:23:11 PM »
Is there any way to use a free rental day with AAA (To waive age differential) online I can only enter one CDP.....

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6509 on: December 05, 2017, 01:37:28 PM »
Dont tell them you are returning to a diff place, just do so and they will just charge you a change fee of like $10
I have recently started renting from Hertz again. I have noticed that they've gone crazy on fees. They charge a fee for just about anything. I just returned in Fort Lauderdale a few days early and the system charge me a $12 fee. I sorted it out with the on-duty manager and he waived the fee. I guess that is another reason why "we're Hertz and they're not" : https://youtu.be/EO40ssHTUTk