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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 #90 on: November 29, 2011, 09:22:42 AM »
Thanks, but the points transfered...
What didnt transfer were the rentals towards becoming a 5 star member.

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Re: Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: December 02, 2011, 12:38:30 AM »
If you use hertz.ca you usally get unlimited milles
I tried .co.il and .ca and both were charging per mile for a one way brooklyn-chicago dec. 21-22 (the rate was $75)
any way to get the unlimited free miles
any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 02, 2011, 12:42:57 AM »
I tried .co.il and .ca and both were charging per mile for a one way brooklyn-chicago dec. 21-22 (the rate was $75)
any way to get the unlimited free miles
any help would be greatly appreciated
heres how

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Re: Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 02, 2011, 12:45:05 AM »
heres how
i already did that but it bring the rate up to 108

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Re: Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 02, 2011, 12:51:41 AM »
i already did that but it bring the rate up to 108
whats ur dates and locations and car type?
and ur right sometimes it wont help but usually it does.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2011, 01:04:08 AM »
one way Brooklyn- Chicago
(preferably Coney Island HLE-Grossinger Autoplex HLE)
Dec. 21- Dec. 22
i dont need more than a midsize though the more the merrier
thank you
(ps. i posted this already in the car rental help master thread just giving u a heads up before i get yelled at)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 02, 2011, 01:13:00 AM »
one way Brooklyn- Chicago
(preferably Coney Island HLE-Grossinger Autoplex HLE)
Dec. 21- Dec. 22
i dont need more than a midsize though the more the merrier
thank you
one thing i cant seem to understand is, how come its telling me in the price that its one day + 1 hour. i am doing from 10 - 10. so that adding like $35 . therefore when u get to counter tell them to take it off.
secondly if u rent thru hertz France itll give u the $108 (80 EUR) unlim mileage, and including Liability and LDW and all taxes in that rate

(ps. i posted this already in the car rental help master thread just giving u a heads up before i get yelled at)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 02, 2011, 08:33:39 AM »
one thing i cant seem to understand is, how come its telling me in the price that its one day + 1 hour. i am doing from 10 - 10. so that adding like $35 .
i saw this and then realized its bec. chicago is an hr behind
the 108 rate i got already from chabad/chile
thanx for all ur help :)

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Re: Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 02, 2011, 09:24:45 AM »
i saw this and then realized its bec. chicago is an hr behind
the 108 rate i got already from chabad/chile
thanx for all ur help :)
Ye but with chile u it doesnt include liability and LDW.  With france it does.
And now if u move the return back an hr itll be cheaper.


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Re: Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: December 02, 2011, 12:47:07 PM »

And now if u move the return back an hr itll be cheaper.
isnt that a chutzpah
i checked national and avis and they dont have such a policy

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 02, 2011, 03:14:42 PM »
Under which country would it be best to reserve in regards to best pricing and receiving some part of the insurance for free?
Also, is it a risk to switch countries? I'm renting under my hertz gold account...
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 04, 2011, 01:49:22 PM »
Ye but with chile u it doesnt include liability and LDW.  With france it does. 

not so sure exactly but if you rent from a europian country like france, you might have to pay the 1st $500 if something happens  (as it is the policy in france rentals)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 04, 2011, 01:54:47 PM »
i just rented a car last week and Brazil was cheapest,however, now im looking again for next week and USA is cheaper then South American country's

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: December 04, 2011, 01:57:31 PM »
Under which country would it be best to reserve in regards to best pricing and receiving some part of the insurance for free?
usually -not always- south america will be the cheapest and europian or arab countries will give you full insurance, sometimes it would be cheaper south america and paying for insurance then europian countries.
Also, is it a risk to switch countries? I'm renting under my hertz gold account...
its not a risk, i confirmed it with them and you can always say you it was reserved in that country.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: December 04, 2011, 02:37:51 PM »
To my best of knowledge though, and tried it many times... When trying to apply a voucher towards the rental, alot of times it doesnt work properly if the reservation was made under another country... Dont know why...