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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 #7035 on: March 26, 2019, 02:46:41 PM »
Renting from JFK on Sunday. I have Chase Sapphire Preferred. Do I need to provide proof that they provide insurance? (They do, right?)
They cover insurance but no need to show them proof

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7036 on: March 26, 2019, 02:50:01 PM »
Also, is there a time of the day or night that would have the most selection from President's Circle?
Ymmv

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7037 on: March 26, 2019, 05:07:29 PM »
I'm renting from Hertz in Norway this May and need the car for just over 6 days.  The 7 day weekly rate is cheaper than the 6 day rate, but if I book the 7 day rental, will I be charged for an early return by ~20 hours? Does it matter if I prepay now versus pay at the counter?  I'm using the amex plat code for the rental which would give me the ~4 hr late return for a 6 day rental. 

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7038 on: March 27, 2019, 05:31:31 AM »
 im using CDP: USAA , PC: 205032 ,and CV: CV051C0005
when i go to select a car it shows that its loading and then nothing happens,
i tried incognito and a different browser
i chatted with Hertz but they only got something for $35 more
any ideas of what im doing wrong? thanks

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7039 on: March 28, 2019, 03:16:33 PM »
hertz has a new website.... i hate it
is there any way to get to the old website?

i know with enterprise you can still get to the old website by entering enterprise classic
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 03:52:24 PM by Marko Rubio »
Do u have any different idea for a signature?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7040 on: March 31, 2019, 04:29:29 AM »
I have Hertz PC. Someone told me that in addition to the selection in the PC area, if you just take one of the cars that are in the Reserved area, they will actually scan out by the gate. Is this true? Can you get in trouble?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7041 on: March 31, 2019, 08:57:39 AM »
You can try but most of the time they will send you back saying that the car is reserved for someone else’s reservation and sometimes if they do let you out they will charge you an upgrade fee. But ymmv and u might just get lucky
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7042 on: April 02, 2019, 03:34:10 AM »
You can try but most of the time they will send you back saying that the car is reserved for someone else’s reservation and sometimes if they do let you out they will charge you an upgrade fee. But ymmv and u might just get lucky
What's your CV good for? Any minimum needed for a rental to use your CV code?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7043 on: April 02, 2019, 08:12:11 AM »
Does hertz often have minivans in the pc area?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7044 on: April 02, 2019, 08:28:54 AM »
Does hertz often have minivans in the pc area?
Usually IME

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7045 on: April 02, 2019, 01:42:28 PM »
Does hertz often have minivans in the pc area?
I would not rely on it. Best thing to do is make two reservations. One for a midsize and hope for a minivan in pc area and a back up  reservation for a minivan.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7046 on: April 02, 2019, 02:03:51 PM »
What's your CV good for? Any minimum needed for a rental to use your CV code?

Hertz 2019 CV # 052E0003
No minimum needed. Place it on every rental and it has the power to sometimes drastically reduce the rate. Sometimes it’ll help out and save you big bucks and sometimes won’t reduce the rate but never hurts to add it on. And it works with any Cdp and pc too
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7047 on: April 02, 2019, 08:36:43 PM »
How much do taxes and fees come out to when booking a 1 day (one way) rental with hertz points?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7048 on: April 02, 2019, 08:46:52 PM »
Depends on the location, anywhere from $0-$20+
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7049 on: April 02, 2019, 09:36:01 PM »
I would not rely on it. Best thing to do is make two reservations. One for a midsize and hope for a minivan in pc area and a back up  reservation for a minivan.
did that.  Thanks. It’s for a one way rental out of Arizona in April  so difference between minivan and full size is around $300.