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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 #8480 on: December 31, 2023, 02:20:00 AM »
will get billed automatically as license plate is registered ime
Thanks, so will get billed with the daily Toll charges with no additional fees  ?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8481 on: December 31, 2023, 02:38:40 AM »
Thanks, so will get billed with the daily Toll charges with no additional fees  ?
Exactly IME

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8482 on: January 01, 2024, 01:08:38 AM »
Is there any way to still use or extend a $100 customer care voucher written out to my name, with a 12/31 exp?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8483 on: January 01, 2024, 02:55:31 PM »
Is there any way to waive a young renter fee in Europe? AAA doesn’t do the trick outside the US…
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8484 on: January 03, 2024, 11:25:19 PM »
Seems like Hertz is selling off lots of EVs.

Look at Hertz Car Sales.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8485 on: January 10, 2024, 03:44:08 PM »
What's the easiest and fastest way to get President's Circle? (cross posted)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8486 on: January 10, 2024, 07:26:02 PM »
What's the easiest and fastest way to get President's Circle? (cross posted)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8487 on: January 11, 2024, 12:03:32 AM »



Anyone know till when I can cancel?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8488 on: January 11, 2024, 12:08:01 AM »



Anyone know till when I can cancel?
Read what it says?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8489 on: January 11, 2024, 01:06:00 PM »
If a vehicle is rented from a corporate location and a medium sedan is reserved, is that the type of vehicle that will be given? At the airport location, choosing a vehicle from 5 star usually gets an SUV. Is booking an SUV at a corporate location necessary in order to guarantee that vehicle? Have never rented away from airport location. Using Amex CDP, with PC code.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8490 on: January 11, 2024, 01:11:43 PM »
If a vehicle is rented from a corporate location and a medium sedan is reserved, is that the type of vehicle that will be given? At the airport location, choosing a vehicle from 5 star usually gets an SUV. Is booking an SUV at a corporate location necessary in order to guarantee that vehicle? Have never rented away from airport location. Using Amex CDP, with PC code.


IME don't rely on upgrades at non-airport locations; if you need a specific type of car, reserve it
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8491 on: January 14, 2024, 04:29:32 PM »
Didn't realize points expiration was switched from 18 months to 12 months.
What are my options to get them re-instated ?
I don't have a screenshot of my previous balance , but they must've expired this week.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8492 on: January 14, 2024, 07:54:32 PM »
Read what it says?
I don’t think that’s right, just did one later (few hours)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8493 on: January 14, 2024, 07:58:54 PM »
Also did a prepaid by mistake with 100 cancellation fee and cancelled right after booking when I realized charge was pending then disappeared altogether was never charged. It’s been a few weeks and still..

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8494 on: January 16, 2024, 12:21:46 PM »
If I book a small suv and am a PC member, will I be allowed to pick from PC lot? A small SUV is cheaper than a small SUV at time of booking.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8495 on: January 16, 2024, 12:27:21 PM »
compact SUV = no PC access
small SUV (rogue) = PC access
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8496 on: January 16, 2024, 12:37:27 PM »
compact SUV = no PC access
small SUV (rogue) = PC access
Have the rules changed?

It's always been as long as you reserve a midsize car (C) class or higher, You get access to a PC, Not sure how EV is affecting this...

But never had issues with compact SUV

I just researched now and realized that a compact SUV is (B4) class, I wonder if that's the reason why because it's not above (C) technically?


Although like I said I've never had issues taking from PC



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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8497 on: January 16, 2024, 08:14:19 PM »
All my points gone. They were suppose to expire in a few months..
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8498 on: January 16, 2024, 09:36:24 PM »
Same thing happened to me. Policy changed from 18 months to 12 months.
Call and ask for a supervisor. Be pushy. They can escalate the case and re-instate the points.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8499 on: January 17, 2024, 10:18:15 AM »
A small SUV is cheaper than a small SUV at time of booking.
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