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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. 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
NEW 2019 CV CODES: 1/1/2019-12/31/2019
CV# 052E0003
CV# 053U0001

Valid for Customers and Friends 2019 - CV# CV051C0005  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 (last updated feb 10 2019) 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 #6885 on: December 27, 2018, 09:37:43 AM »
-1 Officially Ultimate choice is only for a round trip in the terms and conditions so if they deceive too, they can stop you from taking the nicer cars for a one way
So I guess the workaround is what was mentioned before, reserve a RT and change it afterwards.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6886 on: December 27, 2018, 09:45:36 AM »
So I guess the workaround is what was mentioned before, reserve a RT and change it afterwards.
Or hope they don’t care at the gate
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6887 on: December 27, 2018, 12:44:12 PM »
So I guess the workaround is what was mentioned before, reserve a RT and change it afterwards.
Shouldn't that make the price go up?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6888 on: December 27, 2018, 12:45:28 PM »
Shouldn't that make the price go up?
Money is money, the point is you're driving a nice car  ::)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6889 on: December 27, 2018, 01:06:51 PM »
Shouldn't that make the price go up?
Usually wouldn't be more than if you reserve a one way in the first place.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6890 on: December 27, 2018, 04:38:57 PM »
Is there any problem if I return my car a day early?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6891 on: December 27, 2018, 04:47:30 PM »
few things im 20 and rented out of FLL quite a few times with PC never let me take anything better then a preimium (maxima impala avalon)(pissed the heck out of me after legitimately earning PC) due to fact i was under 25 but the display board always told me to go to PC aisle even for a one way and at checkout never gave me a problem regarding doing one ways with ultimate choice but due to the fact i wasnt allowed luxury i dont think they cared; but as always YMMV. Side point i had a good relationship with the HLE at sunny isle usually upgraded me for free to luxury but nothing past a Volvo.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6892 on: December 27, 2018, 04:47:52 PM »
 on a different point if i use CLEAR at airport locations checkout with luxury or above assuming its in PC aisle do you think it will stop me?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6893 on: December 27, 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
Is there any problem if I return my car a day early?

no, just call them up and let them know. they will subtract a day from ur contract.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6894 on: December 27, 2018, 07:52:21 PM »
Some rentals might change from a weekly rate to daily if returning early.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6895 on: December 28, 2018, 02:00:06 PM »
Hertz 2019 updates:

Changes in point earning and expiry:
Increasing point multipliers:
Five Star®: From a 10% bonus to a 25% bonus
President’s Circle®: From a 25% bonus to a 50% bonus
Updating Five Star® qualification status from 7 rentals or $1,500 spend (excluding taxes and fees) to 12 rentals or $2,400 spend (excluding taxes and fees).
Changing points expiration from 24 months of inactivity to 18 months of inactivity.
Eliminating select activation bonuses including sign-up bonus and 15th rental bonus.

Skip the Line - Hertz
A better, faster experience:
Offering Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR – a free service that gets you through the exit gate in 30 seconds or less. Currently available at our Atlanta airport location, we will roll out more than 40 new locations in 2019.
Offering Five Star® for a Day for Gold members that reach 8 rentals and President’s Circle® for a Day for Five Star® members that reach 16 rentals so you can experience next tier benefits.
Offering you the chance to upgrade to any available car on the lot after your 30th and 40th rentals.
Guaranteeing President Circle’s members their requested vehicle is available with at least 24-hour notice at our airport locations. Previously, we required at least 48-hour notice.
Providing Hertz Valet, our airport terminal drive-back service, for President’s Circle® members after 15th, 20th and 40th rentals at select airport locations.

Flexible redemption options:
Introducing Cash + Points: Use a combination of points and currency – instead of one or the other – to pay for rentals and vehicle upgrades.
Offering new ways for you to earn and use points beyond rentals – including unique and exclusive access to Hertz+ experiences and Hertz Rewards – our auction platform.
Offering you the chance to use your points to redeem for luxury vehicles in Hertz Dream Cars Collection. (Effective mid-January 2019)
Lowering enrollment age from 21 to 18. (Effective mid-January 2019)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6896 on: December 29, 2018, 01:15:17 PM »
Some rentals might change from a weekly rate to daily if returning early.
Over the phone, they have the power to prorate your contact even if you originally had a weekly or monthly rate.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6897 on: December 29, 2018, 01:15:57 PM »
Hertz 2019 updates:

Changes in point earning and expiry:
Increasing point multipliers:
Five Star: From a 10% bonus to a 25% bonus
President’s Circle: From a 25% bonus to a 50% bonus
Updating Five Star qualification status from 7 rentals or $1,500 spend (excluding taxes and fees) to 12 rentals or $2,400 spend (excluding taxes and fees).
Changing points expiration from 24 months of inactivity to 18 months of inactivity.
Eliminating select activation bonuses including sign-up bonus and 15th rental bonus.

Skip the Line - Hertz
A better, faster experience:
Offering Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR – a free service that gets you through the exit gate in 30 seconds or less. Currently available at our Atlanta airport location, we will roll out more than 40 new locations in 2019.
Offering Five Star for a Day for Gold members that reach 8 rentals and President’s Circle for a Day for Five Star members that reach 16 rentals so you can experience next tier benefits.
Offering you the chance to upgrade to any available car on the lot after your 30th and 40th rentals.
Guaranteeing President Circle’s members their requested vehicle is available with at least 24-hour notice at our airport locations. Previously, we required at least 48-hour notice.
Providing Hertz Valet, our airport terminal drive-back service, for President’s Circle members after 15th, 20th and 40th rentals at select airport locations.

Flexible redemption options:
Introducing Cash + Points: Use a combination of points and currency – instead of one or the other – to pay for rentals and vehicle upgrades.
Offering new ways for you to earn and use points beyond rentals – including unique and exclusive access to Hertz+ experiences and Hertz Rewards – our auction platform.
Offering you the chance to use your points to redeem for luxury vehicles in Hertz Dream Cars Collection. (Effective mid-January 2019)
Lowering enrollment age from 21 to 18. (Effective mid-January 2019)
All around pretty decent for heavy renters.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6898 on: December 29, 2018, 05:03:42 PM »
I got PC around February 2018 with status match. How long does it last for?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6899 on: December 30, 2018, 02:31:57 AM »
I got PC around February 2018 with status match. How long does it last for?
you can read the email they sent you at the time but im pretty sure till dec 31st 2018