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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. AAA may also waive underage fees if the renter is above 20 years old.

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: There are multiple 212 and 240 are examples or 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

CV codes are ConVention codes and go in the "Convention Number (CV):" box.
"CV" codes are hit or miss they can give amazing rates better then any CDP or PC or they can leave the rate the same, and they also 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 and here for an alternate list (looks like the alternate list hasn't been updated for a while - most pc's are expired).

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.
Competitors Hertz will match.
Europe: Auto Europe, Avis, Enterprise, EuropCar, Kemwel, and Sixt
Australia and New Zealand: All

Get a status match real quick by messaging them on Twitter



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: http://bit.ly/HertzDDF
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: January 09, 2012, 10:34:42 AM »
Do you know which codes generally work best for 1 day low-rates in LA under 25 or should I test all of them? If I need to test all of them I'm thinking of just getting a regular rental off one of the travel search sites...
Try USAA or AAA, together with this PC#163623

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: January 09, 2012, 03:27:34 PM »
I rented dec. 28-jan 4.
Someone I knew rented the day before dec 27-jan 3
BOTH WORKED.
The day after me someone else TRIED renting dec 29-jan 2. DIDNT WORK.
YMMV
(may be interesting to note the 2 successful rentals were done by the male agents there and the last unsuccessful one was done by the female.)
YMMV

Maybe try another location. Have a back up ready. There is an enterprise about 12 min. Walk from the hertz by Atlantic.
GL
I had the rate quote declined by a female.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: January 13, 2012, 01:35:56 PM »
I'm talking last month or so is when the crackdown started.and i know multiple people who didn't have their rate quotes honored in this period of time
what is wrong if i reserve a car thru SA and then use that price?
would they always change the price when i pick up the car even if i actually reserved it in SA?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: January 13, 2012, 04:29:09 PM »
what is wrong if i reserve a car thru SA and then use that price?
would they always change the price when i pick up the car even if i actually reserved it in SA?
im not sure what u mean by "whats wrong". if they accept that rate then good for you but some locations actually will ask for proof of ticket that you came from there, like JFK or brooklyn as stated in this thread. - the only thing is, that you shouldnt need proof because you shouldnt have to carry your ticket with u for the days following your flight in case you want to rent!
and since so many people (frum jews) are using this method in NY area so they figure its not true and they ask for proof.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: January 17, 2012, 08:51:29 PM »
@FarmerJoe/@CBS (or anyone else who knows a lot about Hertz)

Can anyone find a cheap deal for 1/19-1/20 picking up from LAX and returning to somewhere near Hancock Park?
All I could find using the codes were $65+...

let me know and thanks again for all the help

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: January 17, 2012, 09:04:39 PM »
@FarmerJoe/@CBS (or anyone else who knows a lot about Hertz)

Can anyone find a cheap deal for 1/19-1/20 picking up from LAX and returning to somewhere near Hancock Park?
All I could find using the codes were $65+...

let me know and thanks again for all the help
granted you're over 25, with hertz u can get a small car for $34.97 and if you want a chance for a double upgrade (on availability) itll be 43.99

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: January 17, 2012, 11:35:00 PM »
granted you're over 25, with hertz u can get a small car for $34.97 and if you want a chance for a double upgrade (on availability) itll be 43.99
@FarmerJoe/@CBS (or anyone else who knows a lot about Hertz)

Can anyone find a cheap deal for 1/19-1/20 picking up from LAX and returning to somewhere near Hancock Park?
All I could find using the codes were $65+...

let me know and thanks again for all the help
cbs i am ashamed of you why didnt you say that it was improperly posted and it belongs here

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: January 17, 2012, 11:43:44 PM »
@FarmerJoe/@CBS (or anyone else who knows a lot about Hertz)

Can anyone find a cheap deal for 1/19-1/20 picking up from LAX and returning to somewhere near Hancock Park?
All I could find using the codes were $65+...

let me know and thanks again for all the help
$40 if you use Hertz brasil with pc#163623

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: January 18, 2012, 02:22:08 PM »
cbs i am ashamed of you why didnt you say that it was improperly posted and it belongs here
thats because in essence it doesnt really belong there! :P.

@FarmerJoe/@CBS (or anyone else who knows a lot about Hertz)

Can anyone find a cheap deal for 1/19-1/20 picking up from LAX and returning to somewhere near Hancock Park?
All I could find using the codes were $65+...

let me know and thanks again for all the help

it could go there but i cant say it belongs there and not here.

$40 if you use Hertz brasil with pc#163623
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granted you're over 25, with hertz u can get a small  for $34.97 and if you want a chance for a double upgrade (on availability) itll be 43.99

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #229 on: January 18, 2012, 02:32:39 PM »
woops now i found it for the same price as cbs :D
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #230 on: January 18, 2012, 02:40:50 PM »
woops now i found it for the same price as cbs :D
i think your rate is for anyone under 25 (usaa) the rate i got u can only use if youre 25+

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: January 19, 2012, 03:54:44 AM »
Are there any codes for one day neighborhood location rentals?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #232 on: January 19, 2012, 07:53:47 PM »
Are there any codes for one day neighborhood location rentals?
AFAIC these are the only codes

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: January 20, 2012, 12:57:11 AM »
Until 1/31 PC 165944 $10/day off weekend or weekly at neighborhood locations.

If you book a weekend an change it to 1 weekend day it still sticks IME.

Until 3/31 PC 167252 $5/day (Max $25) off daily weekly it weekend at neighborhood locations.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: January 22, 2012, 12:58:55 PM »
IS it possible to get weekend rate these days if I want to pick up on thursday?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #235 on: January 22, 2012, 01:02:33 PM »
IS it possible
why the stress?

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to get weekend rate these days if I want to pick up on thursday?
what do u mean by these days?
usually a weekend rate is from thursday after 2 till monday morning

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #236 on: January 22, 2012, 01:32:46 PM »
Sorry, didn't mean the caps.
I'm trying to get from this Thursday at 6pm until Friday before shabbos and its giving me normal weekday rate.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: January 22, 2012, 01:39:10 PM »
Sorry, didn't mean the caps.
I'm trying to get from this Thursday at 6pm until Friday before shabbos and its giving me normal weekday rate.
usually when its already a cheap rate you wont get a much better rate. its $40 now. (its even cheaper than in two weeks thursday which is $44)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: January 22, 2012, 01:41:46 PM »
The weekend rate applies even when doing a one day rental?
Doesn't it need a Saturday night keep to be considered a weekend rental?

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Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: January 22, 2012, 01:49:32 PM »
The weekend rate applies even when doing a one day rental?
Doesn't it need a Saturday night keep to be considered a weekend rental?
From Thursday afternoon is considered a weekend day till Monday and sometimes - YLMV - you'll get a cheaper rate by reserving through Sunday/Monday (and u can return it Friday and usually get that rate)
But in his case it's not any cheaper to do it that way.