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Tips when renting with Hertz:

Hertz #1 Club Gold Plus Rewards Program
The Hertz Gold Plus Rewardsģ 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 #7860 on: May 05, 2021, 10:55:24 PM »
Most rentals don't usually upgrade to any car, they have an isle...

So its not like ur automatically getting
It because you made a 2nd reservation.
They're still bringing it in because of a "fraudulent" reservation (i.e. one that you made with the intention not to use)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7861 on: May 10, 2021, 01:23:27 PM »
I am PC on hertz. Picked up a rental at DAL late at night (around 11pm) I was really annoyed that I had to sit around wait 45 minutes for them to clean cars and bring them back to all 20 people that were waiting.

I had a few problems:

1. I shouldnít have to wait for a car at all
2. I felt like I shouldíve been given a car before other people that were not PC.
3. I didnít get the car I ordered

I spoke with them they said itís an industrywide problem and Iím not giving compensation.  I feel like Iím due at least some compensation for waiting 45 minutes... Any recourse? Could I dispute the charge?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7862 on: May 10, 2021, 04:21:55 PM »
I am PC on hertz. Picked up a rental at DAL late at night (around 11pm) I was really annoyed that I had to sit around wait 45 minutes for them to clean cars and bring them back to all 20 people that were waiting.

I had a few problems:

1. I shouldnít have to wait for a car at all
2. I felt like I shouldíve been given a car before other people that were not PC.
3. I didnít get the car I ordered

I spoke with them they said itís an industrywide problem and Iím not giving compensation.  I feel like Iím due at least some compensation for waiting 45 minutes... Any recourse? Could I dispute the charge?
If you dispute a charge with hertz they will ban you from ever renting from them again. Your best bet is to call PC line @ 1 (888) 444-8600. Good luck!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7863 on: May 10, 2021, 11:22:54 PM »
If you dispute a charge with hertz they will ban you from ever renting from them again. Your best bet is to call PC line @ 1 (888) 444-8600. Good luck!

Well I guess i won't try that  :) I had no idea they were so strict... I called the PC line got nowhere

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7864 on: May 11, 2021, 07:10:49 AM »
How do you opt out of the platepass so it doesn't automatically charge you when you go through a toll?
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7865 on: May 11, 2021, 09:43:46 AM »
How do you opt out of the platepass so it doesn't automatically charge you when you go through a toll?
most cars come with a hard casing to put inside

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7866 on: May 11, 2021, 09:51:19 AM »
most cars come with a hard casing to put inside

I don't recall seeing one last time, I think it's just billed to the license and I want to avoid that this time. This page, https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/productservice/index.jsp?targetPage=USplatepass.jsp is not much help.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7867 on: May 11, 2021, 01:56:27 PM »
Tolls can be very tricky. (Trolls?  ;) )

To be safe, you always want to get receipts (where possible) and/or be able to show that your own EZPass/IPass/SunPass paid for the tolls in question.

Also, you can look around the forums for explanations as to how to add your rental to your account as that should help you avoid the charges.

All that being said, if they paid for your toll (and you cannot show that you paid) then you should expect to get charged.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7868 on: May 11, 2021, 03:43:10 PM »
Tolls can be very tricky. (Trolls?  ;) )

To be safe, you always want to get receipts (where possible) and/or be able to show that your own EZPass/IPass/SunPass paid for the tolls in question.

Also, you can look around the forums for explanations as to how to add your rental to your account as that should help you avoid the charges.

All that being said, if they paid for your toll (and you cannot show that you paid) then you should expect to get charged.

So I should create a sunpass account and add the rental license plate to it?

Also, can a plate be added to two accounts? Because isn't the rental plate already in the hertz/platepass account?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7869 on: May 12, 2021, 11:16:37 AM »
is anyone able to book with points at this time?
When I login and go to my rewards page - I see my balance, but when I select "use my points" it just brings me to front-page and there are no options to search for award reservation anywhere. Is it just my account or the same for all?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7870 on: May 12, 2021, 01:05:58 PM »
is anyone able to book with points at this time?
When I login and go to my rewards page - I see my balance, but when I select "use my points" it just brings me to front-page and there are no options to search for award reservation anywhere. Is it just my account or the same for all?
Site is buggy. Call.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7871 on: May 12, 2021, 01:27:17 PM »
Site is buggy. Call.

yep, thank you. I called and 3/4 of December is blacked out, they offered me a midsize for 7500 + 200 in taxes and fees.
Booking same car with cash is only $120 in taxes/fees... It comes out to less than a cent value of the points.
Not sure yet if I hate Hertz more than I love cash

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7872 on: May 12, 2021, 04:36:00 PM »
is anyone able to book with points at this time?
When I login and go to my rewards page - I see my balance, but when I select "use my points" it just brings me to front-page and there are no options to search for award reservation anywhere. Is it just my account or the same for all?

Sometimes it works when you put in the PC code corresponding to the redemption instead of clicking use points for this rental.


It's on FT.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7873 on: May 12, 2021, 09:52:24 PM »
Probably Genievah or at least Geneivas Da'as

Based on this I was hemming and hawing (and also because a minivan was $596 vs the $340 for a midsize) so I left it with just the midsize and then as I got closer and kept hearing how there are no rentals to be had etc... I was getting nervous so I went to reserve the minivan and low and behold it said that it was sold out!

Now I was really panicking so I went to enterprise and with the chabad code a minivan was $500 so I reserved that.

At the end of the day, the hertz lot in FLL had tons and tons of cars, I couldn't believe it. In the PC section there were 2 pacificas and 1 dogde caravan (guess which one I took  ;)) If only I didn't need a minivan, there were some nice cars there.

I went to cancel the enterprise one and it wont let me.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7874 on: May 13, 2021, 01:21:45 AM »
They will also bring in specific cars for customers who will pay their asking price.
If only

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7875 on: May 13, 2021, 03:22:57 PM »
If only
I've had them bring specific cars to a HLE from the nearest airport.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7876 on: May 13, 2021, 04:30:53 PM »
So I should create a sunpass account and add the rental license plate to it?

Also, can a plate be added to two accounts? Because isn't the rental plate already in the hertz/platepass account?
Yes.
Yes, when you add the plate there is a box to check that this is a rental and you put in your start and end dates and they should charge any tolls during that period to your account.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7877 on: May 21, 2021, 02:08:19 PM »
Any promo codes for july? the rates are really expensive!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7878 on: May 23, 2021, 12:56:52 AM »
Anyway to get compensated for a terrible experience with hertz?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7879 on: May 23, 2021, 01:01:43 AM »
Anyway to get compensated for a terrible experience with hertz?
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