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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



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 #2580 on: December 17, 2013, 07:42:03 AM »
I need a car for 4 days but if I book a weekly rental it comes out much cheaper.
If I bring it back earlier then a week would they change it to the higher rate? I assume so but trying to verify
it's been done   YMMV. if returning at airport just tell them you may get bumped and all them not to close out the contact yet

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2581 on: December 17, 2013, 09:49:50 AM »
I need a car for 4 days but if I book a weekly rental it comes out much cheaper.
If I bring it back earlier then a week would they change it to the higher rate? I assume so but trying to verify
Try changing the time of your pickup to be earlier than the drop off, which should make it a 5 day rental. Also you can then negotiate better at the return being that you came in later than expected...

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2582 on: December 18, 2013, 10:27:20 AM »
Hertz refused to give me a car bc of age. Rental was prepaid.

What's the simplest way to get it refunded? Afraid disputing might lead to DNR.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2583 on: December 18, 2013, 10:30:09 AM »
Hertz refused to give me a car bc of age. Rental was prepaid.

What's the simplest way to get it refunded? Afraid disputing might lead to DNR.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2584 on: December 18, 2013, 12:19:56 PM »
Did you use Usaa?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2585 on: December 18, 2013, 02:15:19 PM »
Hertz refused to give me a car bc of age. Rental was prepaid.

What's the simplest way to get it refunded? Afraid disputing might lead to DNR.
Where? In NYS that's a violation of the "must rent laws" and discrimination.
They won't DNR you for asking for a legitimate credit.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2586 on: December 18, 2013, 02:26:51 PM »
Where? In NYS that's a violation of the "must rent laws" and discrimination.
They won't DNR you for asking for a legitimate credit.
link? A quick google search shows there are no laws even with that name

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2587 on: December 18, 2013, 02:56:48 PM »
link? A quick google search shows there are no laws even with that name
of course there are no laws by that name.
see http://www.ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/car-rental-tip-sheet for more info, and you can do a thorough search when you have the time if you want to find the exact maareh makom.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2588 on: December 18, 2013, 03:51:56 PM »
of course there are no laws by that name.
see http://www.ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/car-rental-tip-sheet for more info, and you can do a thorough search when you have the time if you want to find the exact maareh makom.
That link is useless before you make up stuff at least link a page where the mistake can be made
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2589 on: December 18, 2013, 11:58:10 PM »
That link is useless before you make up stuff at least link a page where the mistake can be made
See previous post for functional link.
To quote, for the slow students:
"Car rental companies in New York are required to rent to licensed drivers who are 18 years of age or older. However, they may charge a surcharge for drivers who are under 25. The amount of the surcharge can vary substantially from one car rental company to another, so shop around."

Ignorance is no excuse for senseless accusations. GAP and learn a thing or two about the rental industry. Or you could just continue hiding behind your usual "YMMV" and similar phrases.


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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2590 on: December 19, 2013, 12:00:45 AM »
For the record:
Article 26 of N.Y. GBS. LAW § 396-z : Rental vehicle protections, states the following:
15. In accordance with any applicable federal law or rule, every rental vehicle company shall display the following in a conspicuous location, with lettering that is legible and that shall be at least three-quarters of an inch boldface type: NOTICE: New York State Law prohibits the following practices by rental vehicle companies based upon race, color, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sex, marital status, or age: (1) refusal to rent; (2) the imposition of any additional charge (except in certain instances where the renter is under the age of 25). In addition, it is unlawful for any rental vehicle company to refuse to rent a vehicle to any person solely on the requirement of ownership of a credit card.

BTW, Do you like green eggs & ham?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2591 on: December 19, 2013, 12:12:39 AM »
 They refused to give him a dream car they were more than happy to give him a stupid maxima Sorry he didn't specify but that's the story

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2592 on: December 19, 2013, 01:08:11 AM »
They refused to give him a dream car they were more than happy to give him a stupid maxima Sorry he didn't specify but that's the story
well that changes everything

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2593 on: December 19, 2013, 10:00:43 AM »
well that changes everything
No kidding. Why would anyone prepay when they know they'll be denied beats me.

Did they end up crediting?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2594 on: December 19, 2013, 12:32:28 PM »
They know they'll be denied beats me.

Normally they don't have an issue with it.

They refused to give him a dream car they were more than happy to give him a stupid maxima Sorry he didn't specify but that's the story

As it happens this story wasn't in NYS, but I don't agree with that logic. If I have a restaurant, can I specify that I don't serve steak to Blacks, just because I'm willing to serve them hamburgers?
Did they end up crediting?
Of course they will.
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