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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 #240 on: January 22, 2012, 02:03:35 PM »
I dont know, its just not working out.

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Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: January 22, 2012, 02:05:28 PM »
I dont know, its just not working out.
What's not working out? I explained to you how it works

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: January 22, 2012, 02:06:33 PM »
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.
Some times I find that the weekend day rate won't show until Fri morning.
Not sure why...

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: January 22, 2012, 03:33:25 PM »
Exactly, thats whats happening.
Its only giving me weekend rate starting friday and not thursday.

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« Reply #244 on: January 22, 2012, 03:40:46 PM »
Exactly, thats whats happening.
Its only giving me weekend rate starting friday and not thursday.
As I said it's YLMV.
But in this case I would call up either the 800 number and try to get them to give me the weekend rate. Or call the location and ask them for a quote.
If they give you the same price then ask them when the weekend starts and if they say thurs than tell them it's cheaper on Friday and ask them to adjust it.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: January 22, 2012, 03:47:07 PM »
As I said it's YLMV.
But in this case I would call up either the 800 number and try to get them to give me the weekend rate. Or call the location and ask them for a quote.
If they give you the same price then ask them when the weekend starts and if they say thurs than tell them it's cheaper on Friday and ask them to adjust it.
I normally just book for Fri and then go in on Thurs and they give me the same rate.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: January 22, 2012, 04:07:03 PM »
I called the 800# and no luck with that.
What do you mean reserve for friday and pick up thursday?
I highly doubt the location would want to adjust the price for me.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: January 22, 2012, 04:10:49 PM »
I called the 800# and no luck with that.
What do you mean reserve for friday and pick up thursday?
I highly doubt the location would want to adjust the price for me.
Make the reservation for 7am Fri until 5pm Sun.
Go in at 5pm on Thurs and pick up the car.

No guarantees it'll work but like CBS said, call before.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: January 22, 2012, 04:23:18 PM »
Alright, its worth a try.
Thanks.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: January 22, 2012, 05:48:05 PM »
A couple times when booking from the airport (happened to be SFO) and seen multiple times on the rental thread, the rate included full insurance and a tank of gas.

Is there a reason for when its included or not? Country? CDP?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: January 22, 2012, 05:59:05 PM »
A couple times when booking from the airport (happened to be SFO) and seen multiple times on the rental thread, the rate included full insurance and a tank of gas.

Is there a reason for when its included or not? Country? CDP?
usually its only from south american country and im still figuring it out all the way but i dont think it has to do with CDP code at all and i kno its for sure with the rate code "ADP" which again, only works on South American country

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: January 24, 2012, 02:00:20 PM »
Are there any coupon codes that would get free upgrade at TLV ben gurion for plain Hertz Gold members?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: January 24, 2012, 03:50:04 PM »
5$ off per day coupon 167252 up to 25$ weekend and weekdays

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: January 24, 2012, 04:49:14 PM »
I have a good quote but was hoping to upgrade a class instead of booking the higher class to begin with.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: January 24, 2012, 07:54:01 PM »
Are there any coupon codes that would get free upgrade at TLV ben gurion for plain Hertz Gold members?
i dont think so!

5$ off per day coupon 167252 up to 25$ weekend and weekdays
for HLE or only airport?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: January 24, 2012, 08:13:40 PM »
i dont think so!

That's what I thought,  just wanted to check with the experts!!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: January 24, 2012, 08:48:11 PM »
for HLE or only airport?
HLE.

Airport has $10 off/day

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: January 26, 2012, 09:21:41 PM »
Are there any coupon codes that would get free upgrade at TLV ben gurion for plain Hertz Gold members?
Anybody have recent experience at Hertz TLV getting upgraded as a President's Circle member?  Does it matter whether you reserve directly or go through an agent like Noach?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: January 30, 2012, 10:29:28 AM »
Anybody have recent experience at Hertz TLV getting upgraded as a President's Circle member?  Does it matter whether you reserve directly or go through an agent like Noach?

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Anybody have recent experience at Hertz TLV getting upgraded as a President's Circle member (or Five Star for that matter)?  Does it matter whether you reserve directly or go through an agent like Noach?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: February 03, 2012, 01:02:27 PM »
Exactly, thats whats happening.
Its only giving me weekend rate starting friday and not thursday.
i found that in many cases (i.e YMMV) if you book the weekend rate, FRI-SAT and reserve it. and then simply edit the COMPLETED reservation to thursday after 12pm it gives you the weekend rate, i used to take my car for mivtzoyim thursday afternoon to friday, but i recall sometimes it changed easier making the reservation thursday - SAT, and just returning early.
calling is usually reserved in my mind for when these computer gliches dont work..
a simple, "hi i got the weekend reservation for friday at 20$, the weekend rate starts on thursay 12pm right? ok so i'd like to
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