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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

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 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.
Competitors Hertz will match.
Europe: Auto Europe, Avis, Enterprise, EuropCar, Kemwel, and Sixt
Australia and New Zealand: All

Get a status match real quick by messaging them on Twitter



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: http://bit.ly/HertzDDF
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7820 on: March 10, 2021, 04:49:43 PM »
Best way to extend expiring points (expiring 3/15)?  cheap rental?  purchase a few points?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7821 on: March 10, 2021, 04:51:13 PM »
Are Hertz’s servers down? I can’t load their website or get a quote for any location on Expedia.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7822 on: March 10, 2021, 04:52:29 PM »
Make stuff happen.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7823 on: March 10, 2021, 08:09:27 PM »
Perhaps they're going bankrupt

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7824 on: March 10, 2021, 09:36:18 PM »
Best way to extend expiring points (expiring 3/15)?  cheap rental?  purchase a few points?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7825 on: March 17, 2021, 11:42:10 AM »
I just got an email from hertz about custom wrapped rentals, there doesnt seem to be a regular page on the hertz website about it. Has anyone here ever done it and/or know about how much it costs? i cant imagine its too cheap...

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7826 on: March 18, 2021, 07:50:34 PM »
I did it in 5 min over twitter
Hertz twitter team said they matched my National status 3 days ago. Nothing showing yet on Hertz site.
How long should it take to update online?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7827 on: March 18, 2021, 08:48:56 PM »
Hertz twitter team said they matched my National status 3 days ago. Nothing showing yet on Hertz site.
How long should it take to update online?
Usually instantly. Are you sure you're looking at the right page? On the front it will always show as "Gold Plus Member" even if you're President Circle. You can sign into app, it's listed on the home page.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7828 on: March 18, 2021, 09:45:17 PM »
Usually instantly. Are you sure you're looking at the right page? On the front it will always show as "Gold Plus Member" even if you're President Circle. You can sign into app, it's listed on the home page.
both website and the app don't show PC status.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7829 on: March 18, 2021, 10:56:26 PM »
does standard car (D) give access to choose from presidents circle area (if have status)?

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« Reply #7830 on: March 18, 2021, 10:59:18 PM »
does standard car (D) give access to choose from presidents circle area (if have status)?
Yes, officially from class C and up.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7831 on: March 21, 2021, 02:33:25 PM »
Anything to do if a return at JFK hasn't been closed a week and a half later? Call center says to call JFK which doesn't answer the phone...

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« Reply #7832 on: March 21, 2021, 02:54:53 PM »
Anything to do if a return at JFK hasn't been closed a week and a half later? Call center says to call JFK which doesn't answer the phone...
Call back call center and tell them you can't get through to location.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7833 on: April 05, 2021, 11:26:45 PM »
Anyone have a hertz code I can use for a multi month rental. I’m renting a car till I get a cheap reliable car, so I have a way to get to work everyday. Or if you have any suggestions for a better rental
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7834 on: April 07, 2021, 11:57:08 PM »
In the past I just found a good weekly or monthly rate, took it out for a week/month than extended the reservation (until 1 month I extended online after that I had to call the location I rented from to extend) at the same original rate.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7835 on: April 08, 2021, 12:35:31 AM »
In the past I just found a good weekly or monthly rate, took it out for a week/month than extended the reservation (until 1 month I extended online after that I had to call the location I rented from to extend) at the same original rate.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7836 on: April 08, 2021, 06:41:39 PM »
In the past I just found a good weekly or monthly rate, took it out for a week/month than extended the reservation (until 1 month I extended online after that I had to call the location I rented from to extend) at the same original rate.
Doesn't work that way anymore. Each time you extend rate is redone.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7837 on: April 08, 2021, 08:44:24 PM »
Doesn't work that way anymore. Each time you extend rate is redone.
Since when? Ive done this as recently as January. I extended it by calling the local branch (Freehold HLE).

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7838 on: April 08, 2021, 10:19:13 PM »
Doesn't work that way anymore. Each time you extend rate is redone.
same experience here
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7839 on: April 11, 2021, 09:20:28 AM »
anyone have a cv that works in 2021? pm me thank you