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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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« Reply #3105 on: May 22, 2014, 01:51:35 AM »
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« Reply #3107 on: May 22, 2014, 07:42:17 AM »
you didn't read what I wrote


Now I understand. If you are doing things that way, why do you need credit card insurance?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3108 on: May 22, 2014, 10:39:52 AM »
when you book a car for a week, example: 5/26-6/2 , make the reservation for 5/26-6/3. the points will cover the week rental and the amount of the extra day they'll put a hold on your CC. when you return the car, since you only had it for the week they won't charge you for the extra day.

Can anyone verify whether this actually works as in, damage to the car during the point rental period was in fact covered by the CC insurance? Or is this just a way to use the CC and hope if there's damage they will pay?
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« Reply #3109 on: May 22, 2014, 10:43:25 AM »
Can anyone verify whether this actually works as in, damage to the car during the point rental period was in fact covered by the CC insurance? Or is this just a way to use the CC and hope if there's damage they will pay?
Or is this about keeping it for the extra day if there is damage and saying it occurred on the last day? If there is an accident report that won't work. Also if your itinerary does not allow for staying an extra day, that won't work either.
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« Reply #3110 on: May 22, 2014, 11:35:58 AM »
Or is this about keeping it for the extra day if there is damage and saying it occurred on the last day? If there is an accident report that won't work. Also if your itinerary does not allow for staying an extra day, that won't work either.

It doesn't matter when the damage happened. As long as you are charged for at least one day of the rental itself (not other things like taxes in my experience) and you pay the full amount with your credit card, you are covered.

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« Reply #3111 on: May 22, 2014, 11:56:35 PM »
It doesn't matter when the damage happened. As long as you are charged for at least one day of the rental itself (not other things like taxes in my experience) and you pay the full amount with your credit card, you are covered.

How can you add an extra day with money? If you have enough points in your account to cover the extra day, wouldn't it automatically deduct points from your account because you are doing a points reservation?

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« Reply #3112 on: May 22, 2014, 11:57:50 PM »
How can you add an extra day with money? If you have enough points in your account to cover the extra day, wouldn't it automatically deduct points from your account because you are doing a points reservation?
No it won't
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3113 on: May 23, 2014, 12:05:53 AM »
No it won't

So online I can add an extra day for money while booking the rest with points? How?

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« Reply #3114 on: May 23, 2014, 12:16:50 AM »
So online I can add an extra day for money while booking the rest with points? How?
Try it.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3115 on: May 23, 2014, 12:16:56 AM »
How can you add an extra day with money? If you have enough points in your account to cover the extra day, wouldn't it automatically deduct points from your account because you are doing a points reservation?
Points are a Pc code, if you want a car for 2 weeks and only have points for 1, you pay for one week and one week is free

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« Reply #3116 on: May 23, 2014, 12:22:00 AM »
The point of this conversation is to say that a credit card doesn't cover you if the rental is free. So what ppl do to avoid the problem of damaged Cars is keep the car for another day (then the rental isn't free).

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« Reply #3117 on: May 23, 2014, 10:32:04 AM »
The point of this conversation is to say that a credit card doesn't cover you if the rental is free. So what ppl do to avoid the problem of damaged Cars is keep the car for another day (then the rental isn't free).

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Keeping it for an extra day only helps if that is what was on your reservation.

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« Reply #3118 on: May 23, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
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Keeping it for an extra day only helps if that is what was on your reservation.
Either way is fine

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3119 on: May 23, 2014, 12:00:11 PM »
The point of this conversation is to say that a credit card doesn't cover you if the rental is free. So what ppl do to avoid the problem of damaged Cars is keep the car for another day (then the rental isn't free).

Dosent the fine print say that the whole rental need to be paid by CC? is a PC code different? whats the rule with free day voucher?