Topic Wiki

Tips when renting with Hertz:

Hertz #1 Club Gold Plus Rewards Program
The Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® 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
« Last edited by Yo ssi on January 13, 2021, 03:07:37 PM »

Author Topic: Hertz Master Thread  (Read 1454342 times)

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3765 on: December 11, 2014, 08:35:22 PM »
Do you have experience?
Unfortunately yes

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3766 on: December 11, 2014, 08:38:42 PM »

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1053
  • Total likes: 746
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3767 on: December 11, 2014, 08:39:42 PM »
Does anyone know anything about the liability that usaa says they cover (how does it work)

I spoke to usaa several years ago and they told me that it only works if you have car insurance through them.

Offline Dr Moose

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4135
  • Total likes: 127
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3768 on: December 11, 2014, 08:40:55 PM »


Iirc, usaa covers liability only AFTER the first 5k
IINM, it's collision that they cover after $5k
Hey there! I am using DansDeals Forums.

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3769 on: December 11, 2014, 08:42:04 PM »
IINM, it's collision that they cover after $5k
+1.  Credit cards are for collision

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3770 on: December 11, 2014, 08:44:43 PM »
I spoke to usaa several years ago and they told me that it only works if you have car insurance through them.
-1 usaa reps are brainless

Offline Josef.koney

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1950
  • Total likes: 13
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3771 on: December 11, 2014, 10:47:08 PM »
http://offer.hertz.com/offers/index.jsp?targetPage=USAA_FAQ_page.jsp

Read the bottom of the page
Sorry to hear you had to deal with it... did they give you any problems with not being in the army?

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3772 on: December 11, 2014, 11:29:01 PM »
Sorry to hear you had to deal with it... did they give you any problems with not being in the army?
No. It was befor they started cracking down
« Last Edit: December 12, 2014, 12:08:58 AM by bobthebuilder »

Offline Josef.koney

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1950
  • Total likes: 13
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3773 on: December 12, 2014, 12:31:29 AM »
No. It was befor they started cracking down
And did you have to deal with usaa at all or it was hertz?

Offline ad120

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 1984
  • Total likes: 38
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3774 on: December 12, 2014, 12:32:30 AM »
You will be subject to pay deductibles. The benefit is only for those that use USAA service i.e. bank accounts, insurance etc.

Offline Josef.koney

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1950
  • Total likes: 13
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3775 on: December 12, 2014, 12:37:44 AM »
You will be subject to pay deductibles. The benefit is only for those that use USAA service i.e. bank accounts, insurance etc.
There's no deductibles on liability. And it says bank accounts?  Were is this?

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3776 on: December 12, 2014, 12:40:39 AM »
And did you have to deal with usaa at all or it was hertz?
Only Hertz

Offline bobthebuilder

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Motel 6 elite
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3777 on: December 12, 2014, 12:41:46 AM »
You will be subject to pay deductibles. The benefit is only for those that use USAA service i.e. bank accounts, insurance etc.
-1 no deductible. You may need to have a bank account  (not just be a member).

Offline Josef.koney

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1950
  • Total likes: 13
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3778 on: December 12, 2014, 12:52:59 AM »
Only Hertz
Could you explain how it went? You just sent in the accident report and they said sure we'd love to pay for you? !

Offline Dr Moose

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4135
  • Total likes: 127
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3779 on: December 12, 2014, 01:28:50 AM »
I wanted to share my experience renting with USAA as a corporate code and damaging a rental car.

The first time I damaged a rental car, it was from Hertz using a Visa cc. It was a Jeep Patriot that I backed into a pole. The first thing I did, was to report the claim to Visa. They will ask for the following documents: the rental contract, the receipt, damage claim report, and proof of payment on cc. If you have car insurance they will want the statement stating what your coverage is. If you don’t have car insurance, they will want a disposition stating that.

Not once throughout the whole process did they ask about my affiliation with USAA.

After some time, Hertz sent me a bill of the damages, which was a little under $500. After sending that paperwork to Visa, Visa sent me a check for the full amount of the damage.
Hey there! I am using DansDeals Forums.