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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 #6360 on: August 11, 2017, 12:24:05 AM »
Hope someone can help me here
i have a hertz rental and my front windshield got cracked (was parked in big parking lot and found it these way) im in area where the nearest hertz location is 3 hours away and im not in the mood to drive down so far to exchange the vehicle, what are my options?

can i fix it myself and then get reimbursed thru my amex premium car protection insurance or my cc insurance will only cover it if the rental is returned and they fix it?

im a bit lost and any help will be truly appreciated, thanks in advance
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6361 on: August 11, 2017, 08:30:15 AM »
Hope someone can help me here
i have a hertz rental and my front windshield got cracked (was parked in big parking lot and found it these way) im in area where the nearest hertz location is 3 hours away and im not in the mood to drive down so far to exchange the vehicle, what are my options?

can i fix it myself and then get reimbursed thru my amex premium car protection insurance or my cc insurance will only cover it if the rental is returned and they fix it?

im a bit lost and any help will be truly appreciated, thanks in advance

No, you will not get reimbursed if you fix it yourself. You will either have to drive it as it is, or contact Hertz to deal with getting them to fix it.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6362 on: August 11, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
No, you will not get reimbursed if you fix it yourself. You will either have to drive it as it is, or contact Hertz to deal with getting them to fix it.
i contacted hertz and they said i may fix it myself and oay for it and  then file a claim with amex cc insurance so why are u saying i wont get reimbursed am i missing something?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6363 on: August 11, 2017, 10:54:10 AM »
Given that Hertz is not the one doing the reimbursing, I would not necessarily count on what they say. I would contact your credit card company to ensure that they will reimburse you, but my earlier comment was more related to what's known as "unauthorized repairs".

Hertz generally forbids renters from making repairs to the vehicle on their own. While they may not give you a hard time about it, they are well within their right to say something along the lines of the fact that they are not happy with the repair job that was done, and then charge you anew for replacing the windshield. Is that likely to happen? Probably not, but we've had more than one customer who replaced a tire on their own (with a good quality suitable replacement) and Hertz refused to accept it and charged the customer for a brand new tire that was an OEM for the vehicle they rented. Just making you aware.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6364 on: August 13, 2017, 06:37:35 PM »
is there a risk in renting a car using one of the codes mentioned above?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6365 on: August 13, 2017, 07:01:58 PM »
is there a risk in renting a car using one of the codes mentioned above?
Not sure which ones your referring to. The ones in the wiki are all good. Others have their risks.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6366 on: August 14, 2017, 06:22:38 PM »
hi everyone im looking to open a hertz membership is the business membership better if i want to share is with a few people or no major gain and can just open a regular account?

also these codes that are in the wiki don't require proof of membership once your at the rental location ?
not clear on how they work

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6367 on: August 14, 2017, 09:10:54 PM »
I made a reservation from hertz for a minivan for 5 days using the usaa code ( i'm a member) on 6/26/17 total cost was 569.63. Today I get an email from hertz saying that the cost is now $833.67. I called and they told me that the corporate are not guaranteed. Does anyone know if this is true? What can I do about this? thanks

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6368 on: August 15, 2017, 01:56:33 AM »
Any data points if vouchers work for minivans?

And any tips for PHX. Lowest available is a minivan.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6369 on: August 15, 2017, 01:33:21 PM »
Any data points if vouchers work for minivans?

And any tips for PHX. Lowest available is a minivan.
no they don't.
 rent with national they usually have minivans 
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6370 on: August 15, 2017, 02:24:41 PM »
no they don't.
 rent with national they usually have minivans
He doesn't want a minivan. He was just pointing out that that was the cheapest thing available and he wants to know where's cheaper

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« Reply #6371 on: August 15, 2017, 02:26:43 PM »
He doesn't want a minivan. He was just pointing out that that was the cheapest thing available and he wants to know where's cheaper
you're right.
Got confused with all the cross posting.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6372 on: August 16, 2017, 12:16:48 AM »
Anyone have a car rental voucher available? Pls let me know ASAP- need for 2 days...thanks

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6373 on: August 16, 2017, 08:44:08 PM »
Anyone ever get this message? Trying to rent in Boston Peabody location and keep getting this error
Discount (CDP) Number - This location is available for rentals only for a specific discount (CDP) number
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6374 on: August 21, 2017, 07:08:15 PM »
How much does hertz charge to add a second driver in NY?