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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 - Valid for Customers and Friends
2019 - CV# CV051C0006 (refreshed august 7th 2019)
2020 - CV# CV051C0007
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 #6960 on: February 11, 2019, 05:00:41 PM »
@doctorofcredit claiming expiration is now 18 months, though it still says 24 months in my account and in the terms.
Real or fake news?

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/misc/index.jsp?targetPage=loyalty_changes.jsp:


"Changing points expiration from 24 months of inactivity to 18 months of inactivity."

Happy to provide a correction if I'm wrong though
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6961 on: February 11, 2019, 06:23:41 PM »
can anyone confirm that this link worked
https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/hertzlink/index.jsp?targetPage=HEL_Partners_PC_Upgrade.jsp

good question, i am also interested to know

i tried the link and as i am already hertz 5 star i obviously had cookies on my browser regarding hertz and was forwarded to a generic hertz lion page

i tried the link in an private window without the cookies and got direct to a page in german that wanted me to sign up for hertz gold rewards and was offering direct presidents club access.
however the listed benefits did not match the PC benefits.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6962 on: February 12, 2019, 10:46:45 AM »
does the amex platinum cdp also work for platinum business cc?
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« Reply #6963 on: February 12, 2019, 10:57:39 AM »
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i would assume so either way check benifits on americanexpress.com

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6964 on: February 12, 2019, 02:38:50 PM »
https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/misc/index.jsp?targetPage=loyalty_changes.jsp:


"Changing points expiration from 24 months of inactivity to 18 months of inactivity."

Happy to provide a correction if I'm wrong though
Why haven't they updated any of their terms or the expiration date on the login page?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6965 on: February 12, 2019, 03:07:37 PM »
Why haven't they updated any of their terms or the expiration date on the login page?
Would you ask such a question if it was Marriott? Hertz is way behind them.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6966 on: February 18, 2019, 07:01:56 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with returning a car early at mco? If yes did they carge you any fees?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6967 on: February 18, 2019, 08:03:10 AM »
Anyone know the details of Hertz Platepass program?
I rented in the pass from hertz and used the platepass and was charged for each toll i went through using platepass and on top of that a $5 convenience fee per day for every day that passed after having used plate pass once, and the convenience fee capped out at around $30

But now looking at Platepass website it says that there is no limit on the convenience fee
Anyone have any recent experience?
Anyone have any advice how to get out of these fees? Just got charged 7 days + tax. I tried paying for the toll during the trip but the system wouldn't allow me since the license plate was already registered to the rental company...
PUTPAC = PITA

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6968 on: February 18, 2019, 10:41:32 AM »
Call customer service “BE NICE” it always works.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6969 on: February 18, 2019, 06:18:07 PM »
Anyone have any advice how to get out of these fees? Just got charged 7 days + tax. I tried paying for the toll during the trip but the system wouldn't allow me since the license plate was already registered to the rental company...
what do u mean u tried paying? do u have an ezpass? if u send in the ez pass statement showing usage during the rental period, theill remove the convenience fee and just charge the actual toll.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6970 on: February 18, 2019, 07:06:11 PM »
does the amex platinum cdp also work for business version?
What do you mean work? I rented using the Amex CDP and paid with CSR

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6971 on: February 18, 2019, 07:09:31 PM »
what do u mean u tried paying? do u have an ezpass? if u send in the ez pass statement showing usage during the rental period, theill remove the convenience fee and just charge the actual toll.
I have ezpass but it doesn't work in CA.  There are no tolls, everything is done via camera and charged based on license plate. There was a sign with the website to pay the toll but when I entered the license plate number it said it was already registered to Hertz and I couldnt pay it.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6972 on: February 18, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »
what do u mean u tried paying? do u have an ezpass? if u send in the ez pass statement showing usage during the rental period, theill remove the convenience fee and just charge the actual toll.
How do you do this? They didn't budge when I called them with this exact situation.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6973 on: February 19, 2019, 12:23:17 AM »
How do you do this? They didn't budge when I called them with this exact situation.
Thats what rep on phone told me. I had my ezpass but didn’t read

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #6974 on: February 19, 2019, 12:24:32 AM »
I have ezpass but it doesn't work in CA.  There are no tolls, everything is done via camera and charged based on license plate. There was a sign with the website to pay the toll but when I entered the license plate number it said it was already registered to Hertz and I couldnt pay it.
call plateplass via hertz 800 number and speak  to rep