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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 #7095 on: June 04, 2019, 08:31:21 AM »
Tip for everyone out there: This worked for me, I dont know if it will for everyone else.
PC 204525 gives you a $50 hotel gift card. Most people probably dont want to use it because it doesnt give you a discount on your car.
I applied it to my rental, and then I changed it to a different PC, but I got the $50 gift card anyway.
Enjoy!
when did you change it? And to what did you change it to?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7096 on: June 04, 2019, 03:25:20 PM »
Works on any rental?
No clue. I got the coupon after I actually took out the rental

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7097 on: June 04, 2019, 03:29:07 PM »
when did you change it? And to what did you change it to?
I probably had the coupon in the system for a day or so, then I changed it to a different coupon, maybe the AAA $50 off a monthly rental, but I cant imagine that makes a difference

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7098 on: June 14, 2019, 10:00:15 AM »
My Hertz points are expiring in a few days. Is there any way to extend them without actually renting a car?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7099 on: June 14, 2019, 05:24:54 PM »
can anyone confirm that this link worked
https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/hertzlink/index.jsp?targetPage=HEL_Partners_PC_Upgrade.jsp

New to the party but I have not been able to get this to work. I followed the prompts and it basically just set up a standard gold account.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7100 on: Yesterday at 10:46:46 PM »
Had reservation with hertz at local location in Philadelphia and it got canceled.

Called up location and they said that it got canceled due to AAA Fraud?!?! But they could do a new reservation for me (with of course the current rates!).

I called Hertz corporate and they reinstated the reservation, but by the end of the day it got canceled too....

I called Hertz corporate and got it reinstated again. I told the rep. the story and he said the cancellations where done online not through a hertz agent!

He said they will open an investigation (doubt will help me). Anyone with similar experience? Or any advice?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7101 on: Today at 12:06:54 AM »
i have noticed on the new site that if you book with AAA you need to put in your account number in order to reserve a car.