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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 #2610 on: December 26, 2013, 02:55:56 PM »
he just got married. if he adds me as a driver would that cover me?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2611 on: December 26, 2013, 03:51:15 PM »
do you know about ORD?
No clue, anyone know how much it cost in taxes and fees at JFK when using points?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2612 on: December 26, 2013, 04:13:00 PM »
No clue, anyone know how much it cost in taxes and fees at JFK when using points?
if you know how to do it even at ewr it's free

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2613 on: December 26, 2013, 07:33:59 PM »
if im driving someone elses rental car without officially being on the contract (usaa) am i covered with their credit card coverage on the LDW? just got a crack on the windshield and dont want any issues when i return the car for him.
If you're authorized to drive (which you are) why shouldn't you be covered?

Quote from the Visa site:
Who is eligible?
You are eligible only if you are a valid cardholder whose name is embossed on an eligible U.S.-issued Visa Signature card. Only you as the primary renter of the vehicle and any additional drivers permitted by the auto rental agreement are covered.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2614 on: December 26, 2013, 07:50:36 PM »
Why does everyone think that if your on usaa you can drive anyone from usaa's car
I looked and looked and the most i found was that a spouse can drive,  but nowhere did i see that any usaa member can drive
Anyone?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2615 on: December 26, 2013, 07:58:29 PM »
Why does everyone think that if your on usaa you can drive anyone from usaa's car
I looked and looked and the most i found was that a spouse can drive,  but nowhere did i see that any usaa member can drive
Anyone?
It's not just USAA, it's any corporate. You can legitimize your membership in USAA more easily than some of the other corporates, so you probably hear about it more.


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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2616 on: December 27, 2013, 12:54:22 AM »
It's not just USAA, it's any corporate. You can legitimize your membership in USAA more easily than some of the other corporates, so you probably hear about it more.
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USAA - No charge for qualified additional operators who are USAA members when signing on to a USAA rental when booking includes USAA discount number.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2617 on: December 27, 2013, 03:09:12 AM »
USAA - No charge for qualified additional operators who are USAA members when signing on to a USAA rental when booking includes USAA discount number.

does this mean i must be authorized on the contract?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2618 on: December 27, 2013, 03:21:44 AM »
USAA - No charge for qualified additional operators who are USAA members when signing on to a USAA rental when booking includes USAA discount number.

does this mean i must be authorized on the contract?
Yes

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2619 on: December 27, 2013, 09:26:54 AM »
What codes would I use for April in Hawaii? 20 years old btw.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2620 on: December 27, 2013, 09:28:53 AM »
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does this mean i must be authorized on the contract?
Yes
NIME.

Acceptable Authorized Operators age 25 and older are automatically covered on the Rental Agreement.
Authorized Operators are:
- The employer, employee or fellow employee of renter on company business, (when booking includes company Corporate Discount Number).
- Authorized Operators do not have to be present at time of rental.

Which means that as long as the corporate is on file, and the rental is a 'business rental', you're good to go.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2621 on: December 27, 2013, 10:00:32 AM »
NIME.

Acceptable Authorized Operators age 25 and older are automatically covered on the Rental Agreement.
Authorized Operators are:
- The employer, employee or fellow employee of renter on company business, (when booking includes company Corporate Discount Number).
- Authorized Operators do not have to be present at time of rental.

Which means that as long as the corporate is on file, and the rental is a 'business rental', you're good to go.
And that's why they tell you at the end that USAA is not a business rental unless you actually work for USAA

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2622 on: December 27, 2013, 10:08:03 AM »
IYSS. Never had to rent USAA.
But most other corporates you may be able to legitimize.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2623 on: December 27, 2013, 02:10:47 PM »
if you know how to do it even at ewr it's free
can you please enlighten us?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #2624 on: December 31, 2013, 01:23:50 AM »
anybody have experience with adding an additional driver on a us car IN canada? just tried in yyz and they drove me nuts for an hr and didnt do it in the end. said i need to come at an hr that the pickup location in the us is open...anybody knows if this is true? i need to be added to return the car to the states and dont want any trouble crossing the border.
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