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Tips when renting with Hertz:

Hertz #1 Club Gold Plus Rewards Program
The Hertz Gold Plus RewardsŪ 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 #8080 on: March 30, 2022, 12:34:21 AM »
They haven't found me yet, I'm still in hiding
So how much did you sell the car for?  :)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8081 on: March 30, 2022, 01:48:53 PM »
I-Team: Hertz customers claim company
knowingly files false theft reports
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8082 on: March 30, 2022, 03:04:26 PM »
I-Team: Hertz customers claim company
knowingly files false theft reports
FOX 5 Atlanta

https://youtu.be/uWvZ06FJ1gE
Lol. I think she said "he told the fox 5i team".



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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8083 on: March 31, 2022, 12:20:21 AM »
Lol. I think she said "he told the fox 5i team".



Hahaha! Great catch!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8084 on: April 11, 2022, 08:52:26 AM »
If I have a reservation at the airport how much of the time on the reservation can I arrive?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8085 on: April 18, 2022, 01:07:49 AM »
If I reserved a car in Hertz EWR airport and I'm not flying in, what the best way to walk up?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8086 on: April 19, 2022, 12:04:01 PM »
I have a rental from hertz and would like to extend for 2 days but they are adding over $2000 for the rental, what will happen if i'm just returning it 2 days later?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8087 on: April 19, 2022, 05:02:54 PM »
I rented from Hertz in December 2021 at MIA, and my credit card got charged about 5 times for tolls for different amounts over the subsequent 3 months. Amounts were modest ($2-$20 each), and not sure if they represent different tolls, toll systems, etc. . Seems pretty odd (and higher than I expected in aggregate), but didn't have the patience to deal with it at the time. Is that normal for Tolls in Florida? or part of their occasionally dysfunctional IT system (as indicated by the errors about missing vehicles)?

Actual rental experience was otherwise smooth, and has always been relatively smooth for me in the past.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8088 on: April 20, 2022, 12:52:40 PM »
 45% Off with AAA
Discount/CDP/Club Code: 80
Promo code: 210723
Valid for bookings through 4/20/2022
Valid for pick up through May 31, 2022
Valid for midsize and higher vehicles, excluding Dream

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8089 on: April 29, 2022, 12:53:17 AM »
No telling forsure, I've seen $50-250 drop off fees

Best to call rental extensions first, they probably can tell you what it is.


Google their number...
They want a whopping $1700 on a $850 rental!
What do I do? Have a flight Sunday.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8090 on: April 29, 2022, 10:51:41 AM »
They want a whopping $1700 on a $850 rental!
What do I do? Have a flight Sunday.
If the drop off fee is so high, I would try a local branch near airport, see if the amount changes, and then Uber to airport.

Can also try to negotiate with the return location if they'll take off the fee when they accept the return.

If this helps, used to be local Brooklyn locations had no one way drop off fee, not sure if still around though.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8091 on: May 01, 2022, 01:35:10 AM »
If the drop off fee is so high, I would try a local branch near airport, see if the amount changes, and then Uber to airport.

Can also try to negotiate with the return location if they'll take off the fee when they accept the return.

If this helps, used to be local Brooklyn locations had no one way drop off fee, not sure if still around though.
No local branch open Sunday only airport

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8092 on: May 01, 2022, 01:39:11 AM »
No local branch open Sunday only airport
See if a local branch does after hours return, if so, they will clock the car in on Monday morning, call Hertz extensions to see if it makes financial sense...
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8093 on: May 01, 2022, 01:56:43 AM »
drop off in newark and uber to jfk will cost you probably 100 but better then 1700

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8094 on: May 10, 2022, 04:04:33 PM »
Anyone know of any active CV codes, or anything for Hertz?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8095 on: May 20, 2022, 04:56:00 PM »
Can anyone help me with a policy issues, Hertz won't allow me to add myself to my wife's reservation for free (she is Five stars through Amex) as they say this is her first rental and she doesn't have a free driver benefit until after the first rental. Is this accurate?

Additionally I keep reading that in missouri spouses are automatic authorized drivers and can't be charged to add on (link to law here: https://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=407.730) but they don't seem to be honoring this.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8096 on: May 20, 2022, 07:50:01 PM »
Can anyone help me with a policy issues, Hertz won't allow me to add myself to my wife's reservation for free (she is Five stars through Amex) as they say this is her first rental and she doesn't have a free driver benefit until after the first rental. Is this accurate?

Additionally I keep reading that in missouri spouses are automatic authorized drivers and can't be charged to add on (link to law here: https://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=407.730) but they don't seem to be honoring this.

Any suggestions?
I think in general members of the same household are included (obviously confirm before relying on it)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8097 on: May 22, 2022, 12:32:05 PM »



Any suggestions?

If I'm not mistaken, I think it usually says in the fine print somewhere on their site or contract that spouses are automatically allowed to drive and are covered.
Check before you rely on this

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8098 on: May 22, 2022, 02:32:14 PM »
Taken from the Hertz site:


"Authorized Operators: Acceptable Authorized Operators age 25 and older are automatically covered on the Rental Agreement.
Authorized Operators are:
- The employer, employee or fellow employee of renter on company business, (when booking includes company Corporate Discount Number)
- The renter's spouse* for rentals that originate in California or Iowa.
-The renter’s spouse or domestic partner** if the renter is a loyalty member of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards (all tiers)
- Authorized Operators do not have to be present at time of rental.
- There are no fees for Authorized Operators.
*A spouse is defined as persons in a legally recognized marriage, same sex marriage and partners in legally recognized civil unions.
** A domestic partner is defined as an unmarried partner of the same or opposite sex (not a relative) who permanently resides as part of the same family unit, at the same address as the renter, as validated by the address on the driver's license.

Additional Authorized Operators
- Individuals not automatically covered on the Rental Agreement as Authorized Operators noted above may be signed on as an "Additional Authorized Operator" (AAO).  AAO's must be present and may be signed on to the rental agreement at the time of rental or during the rental at any US corporate location.
- Renter and each AAO must be present to sign Rental Agreement, present an acceptable credit card or debit card (if renting city accepts debit cards) in their own name, or a current round-trip ticket (air, train or bus), show valid driver's license, and must be a minimum of 20 years of age. For those 20 through 24 the location's age differential will apply. Additional Authorized Operators under the age of 25 cannot be added to Tesla, Dream, Adrenaline or Prestige Collection cars.

Additional Authorized Operators Fees
At corporate and participating licensee location, the additional fee is $13.50 per day with a maximum of $189.00 per rental for each Additional Authorized Operator.

Exceptions
AAA - Spouse/Domestic Partner of AAA members are not required to have a separate AAA membership in order to receive the free AAO privileges.  For other rentals, the AAO fee is also waived when both the renter and the AAO are AAA members. AAA members need to enter their CDP# to receive the AAA benefits.
USAA - No charge for qualified additional operators who are USAA members when signing on to a USAA rental when booking includes USAA discount number."
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8099 on: May 29, 2022, 02:58:13 PM »
Anyone had luck using the AT&T CDP while being a member and bypassing the counter? Anyone been asked for ID with this code? It's by far the best code around for what I'm needing.