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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.

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
NEW 2018 CONVENTION CODE VALID 1/1/2018-12/31/2018
CV# 052E0002

CV Code for 2018: 022L5102
CV for for 2019 reservations: 053U0001

Valid for Customers and Friends 2018 - CV# CV051C0004 (CV Info) PM Rcarentals with any Q's on his CV.


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 (updated by Rcarentals) 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.
You can Pm Rcarentals with Q's about this.
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 - by RCArentals: http://bit.ly/HertzDDF
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6570 on: February 09, 2018, 10:43:16 AM »
It also helps if you're a Hertz member that allows you to skip the counter.
At an HLE?? What's "skipping the counter" at an HLE?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6571 on: February 09, 2018, 12:39:49 PM »
At an HLE?? What's "skipping the counter" at an HLE?
When it's on your profile they don't look as close to the codes on the reservation

But to be honest I thought that you we're talking about a specific location...

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6572 on: February 09, 2018, 12:42:09 PM »
When it's on your profile they don't look as close to the codes on the reservation
Not IME at an HLE, they have a printout of the days rentals  and one if the things they see is the CDP used.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6573 on: February 09, 2018, 12:57:37 PM »
Not IME at an HLE, they have a printout of the days rentals  and one if the things they see is the CDP used.
Correct. IME they just don't look at it as closely. But I haven't rented at an HLE in a while so can't tell ya

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6574 on: February 09, 2018, 12:59:37 PM »
Correct. IME they just don't look at it as closely. But I haven't rented at an HLE in a while so can't tell ya
But there is no difference if you are a gold member or not. And in the tristate area odds that they'll check are greater.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6575 on: February 09, 2018, 01:05:33 PM »
But there is no difference if you are a gold member or not. And in the tristate area odds that they'll check are greater.
Again it's been my experience that they look less when it's been booked under your profile.

Either way no point in going back and forth over it


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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6576 on: February 25, 2018, 06:50:27 PM »
On my AAA card expiration date Is 08/18 but I didn’t renew it so technically it’s expired. Will I have trouble renting from hertz?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6577 on: February 25, 2018, 06:51:26 PM »
On my AAA card expiration date Is 08/18 but I didn’t renew it so technically it’s expired. Will I have trouble renting from hertz?
No, they don't Scan anything.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6578 on: February 25, 2018, 06:55:16 PM »
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6579 on: February 25, 2018, 07:07:38 PM »
 If god forbid I have an issue while renting will I then have a problem with my expired AAA?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6580 on: February 25, 2018, 07:10:39 PM »
PSA: after not getting promotional emails from Hertz for months, I changed my email address, shortly later I got an email. The next day I got:
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Earn 1,000 points on your first rental, and triple points on your next three.
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Dear Davidrotts63,

We noticed that you aren’t taking advantage of the superior benefits you’re entitled to as a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member. So to welcome you back to Hertz, we’ve created an exclusive offer just for you.
Receive these premium rewards on your next four qualifying rentals:*

•Earn 1,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points on your next rental. Use 550 points for one Free Standard Weekend Rental Day, 675 points for one Free Standard Weekday Rental, or save your points for future Free Rental Days
•Enjoy triple points on three more rentals. When you earn three times the points, Free Rental Days will add up fast
Simply register and rent before April 23, 2018, then enjoy your reward.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6581 on: February 27, 2018, 11:06:50 AM »
Dose hertz make the same issue as national for under 25 yrs old only can get upto a midsize in jfk?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6582 on: February 27, 2018, 03:18:21 PM »
I just noticed that Ibotta has a %5 cashback on Hertz car rentals for next week or so. Has anyone had any success in getting the cashback?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6583 on: February 27, 2018, 03:20:32 PM »
Dose hertz make the same issue as national for under 25 yrs old only can get upto a midsize in jfk?
They are likely worse. But usually up to a full size will pass
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6584 on: February 27, 2018, 04:40:39 PM »
I have a rental with Budget in ny for 27 days for 422$ midsize but I would rather rent with Hertz where I have PC. Does anyone know if they would do a price match??