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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 #8440 on: November 01, 2023, 08:22:50 PM »
Thanks @Dan for posting! They're offering to reinstate but need a screenshot of old points balance any way/where to see previous balance?
Check your emails. I found a email from them which showed the balance.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8441 on: November 02, 2023, 08:08:17 PM »
Check your emails. I found a email from them which showed the balance.
I found from end of 2019. Any ideas to find from more recently?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8442 on: November 02, 2023, 08:20:11 PM »
Check your emails. I found a email from them which showed the balance.
Had the same issue but couldn't find any emails

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8443 on: November 02, 2023, 08:31:32 PM »
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8444 on: November 03, 2023, 04:02:38 PM »
I was able to reinstate my points by calling the loyalty department. I forwarded the representative an email I received from hertz in Sept. stating how much points I have, and when they expire. She told me my points will now expire 12 month from today.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8445 on: November 03, 2023, 05:59:31 PM »
am i correct that "President's Circle" status will allow me to reserve & pay for a small compact car, while once at the airport (OGG) pick up a minivan/large SUV from the Presidentís Circle section of the Maui airport?

this has huge saving potential as a minivan is pricing at triple the price. to maximize the chances of me getting a minivan, i will simultaneously reserve one under my spouse's name and then cancel right before.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8446 on: November 04, 2023, 04:44:25 PM »
am i correct that "President's Circle" status will allow me to reserve & pay for a small compact car, while once at the airport (OGG) pick up a minivan/large SUV from the Presidentís Circle section of the Maui airport?

this has huge saving potential as a minivan is pricing at triple the price. to maximize the chances of me getting a minivan, i will simultaneously reserve one under my spouse's name and then cancel right before.
You need to reserve a midsize car.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8447 on: November 04, 2023, 09:08:42 PM »
You need to reserve a midsize car.

I know that with National Emerald Club that is the case, but where does it say in the Hertz T&C that one needs to rent a midsize?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8448 on: November 05, 2023, 04:01:04 AM »
I know that with National Emerald Club that is the case, but where does it say in the Hertz T&C that one needs to rent a midsize?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8449 on: November 05, 2023, 05:53:47 AM »
I know that with National Emerald Club that is the case, but where does it say in the Hertz T&C that one needs to rent a midsize?
https://www.hertz.com/us/en/blog/resources/discover-the-ultimate-car-rental-experience-with-hertz-ultimate-choice

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Now make a reservation. Itís worth noting that Ultimate Choice is only available at our airport locations, but we have a huge number of these, all across the country. Youíll also need to book using a credit card. To take advantage of Ultimate Choice, the vehicle you reserve must be at least mid-size (economy and compact cars aren't included in the program). Make sure that you include your Hertz Gold Member number when booking.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8450 on: November 05, 2023, 08:11:26 PM »
It's a fact of life even if it doesn't say anywhere...

and if reserve a midsize, can i choose a minivan/large SUV from the president circle lot or are there exclusions ?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8451 on: November 05, 2023, 08:13:05 PM »
and if reserve a midsize, can i choose a minivan/large SUV from the president circle lot or are there exclusions ?
anything in the president circle aisle.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8452 on: November 05, 2023, 09:54:43 PM »
anything in the president circle aisle.
Keep in mind that depending on the airport, PC aisle selection may be weak.  I've been to airports that have had really nice selections (Yukons, Suburbans, Expeditions and Minivans) and I've been to other locations that have more of the same small SUVs, midsive cards and full size cards...

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8453 on: November 06, 2023, 01:50:47 PM »
Keep in mind that depending on the airport, PC aisle selection may be weak.  I've been to airports that have had really nice selections (Yukons, Suburbans, Expeditions and Minivans) and I've been to other locations that have more of the same small SUVs, midsive cards and full size cards...

Any ideas on how the PC aisle selection looks at OGG?

Would it help my chances of getting a minivan, if I separately book one (in addition to my midsize one), and then cancel it before i show up to browse the PC aisle?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8454 on: November 07, 2023, 12:56:42 PM »
Any ideas on how the PC aisle selection looks at OGG?

Would it help my chances of getting a minivan, if I separately book one (in addition to my midsize one), and then cancel it before i show up to browse the PC aisle?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8455 on: November 07, 2023, 01:02:58 PM »
If you're planning on doing the road to Hannah, some like to take a Jeep Wrangler so that you can remove the roof...

would like to, but have 4 kids.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8456 on: November 20, 2023, 05:47:16 AM »
If a someone orders a medium EV (Polestar), and is a PC member, does he still get access to the PC zone to choose a non electric car?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8457 on: November 20, 2023, 01:33:11 PM »
If a someone orders a medium EV (Polestar), and is a PC member, does he still get access to the PC zone to choose a non electric car?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8458 on: November 20, 2023, 03:15:23 PM »
in jfk they didnt let.

I donít know if there is a specific rule about the EV, because it seems they might have their own booking class, however I once booked a jaguar under 25 so they wouldnít let me take it but they said i can go to PC, and I believe another time i booked a tesla and i was allowed to go to PC (over 25, but didnít have third row and needed extra seats). Both from JFK
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8459 on: November 22, 2023, 06:20:21 AM »
Following up to my earlier post, my customer was charged 85$ A DAY! to "upgrade" from a midsize electric to a midsize sedan...
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