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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 #180 on: January 04, 2012, 06:14:39 AM »
Is there a list of NY Metro Locations?
Want to know how far one needs to go to use the PC's that exclude NY Metro.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: January 04, 2012, 09:41:33 AM »
Lately, the Hertz location on La Brea Ave in Los Angeles has started asking people for proof they are part of USAA when they have tried to use the corporate, even denying people from renting if they couldn't produce any proof, they didn't accept a printout of the email with the USAA number, the only thing they have accepted is the USAA debit card.

Is this happening in this location only? or others as well?
ya know, ive heard this before and im also wondering if anyone knows of other locations. ive got a rental coming up tommorow in LGA, the day after in JFK, and the day after in CAK. and i hope they just let the hertz gold thru at LGA, JFK that bypasses the counter.

Is there a list of NY Metro Locations?
Want to know how far one needs to go to use the PC's that exclude NY Metro.
never heard of a list but just try a few diff ones that you're read to rent at and youll see

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: January 04, 2012, 09:44:58 AM »
ya know, ive heard this before and im also wondering if anyone knows of other locations. ive got a rental coming up tommorow in LGA, the day after in JFK, and the day after in CAK. and i hope they just let the hertz gold thru at LGA, JFK that bypasses the counter.
its happened to me, but not at the airport.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: January 04, 2012, 09:53:09 AM »
its happened to me, but not at the airport.

we've gone through this before: :)

not in my case, they put in the notes of my account that i need a actual card. so i got a USAA debit card.
your case i must admit is quite rare, but in general they dont ask, if they do then usually Membership # and screenshot is good enough, but again depends on the location.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: January 04, 2012, 09:58:53 AM »
your case i must admit is quite rare, but in general they dont ask, if they do then usually Membership # and screenshot is good enough, but again depends on the location.
seems like its not that rare anymore!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: January 04, 2012, 10:06:53 AM »
seems like its not that rare anymore!
well thats what im waiting to hear, how many people have experience in other locations with this issue besides LA and where u rent (nanuet IIRC)

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Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: January 04, 2012, 10:52:44 AM »
Last time I called USAA they just said to give them your member number.
If you have an issue maybe just give USAA a call when your at the branch and let the rep. Verify?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: January 04, 2012, 03:06:48 PM »
seems like its not that rare anymore!
well thats what im waiting to hear, how many people have experience in other locations with this issue besides LA and where u rent (nanuet IIRC)
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: January 04, 2012, 04:01:46 PM »
I rented at LGA (this past pesach) using USAA and the rep asked for proof of membership. I pulled out the e-mail with my membership number on it plus the e-mail I got from usaa verifying that all I need to show is my membership number to rent. she didn't want to accept it so I told her to call usaa and verify that I'm a member. she wrote down my membership number and the phone number for usaa and then gave me the car. I doubt she actually called. a little while later I called usaa to complain about the seemingly miscommunication between hertz and usaa. the csr told me that I am not eligible to use the usaa corporate since I'm not a banking or insurance costumer. I have since opened a free usaa checking account (minimum $25 opening deposit) and have not had any problems renting-just show the debit card if asked

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2012, 04:06:30 PM »
I rented at LGA (this past pesach) using USAA and the rep asked for proof of membership. I pulled out the e-mail with my membership number on it plus the e-mail I got from usaa verifying that all I need to show is my membership number to rent. she didn't want to accept it so I told her to call usaa and verify that I'm a member. she wrote down my membership number and the phone number for usaa and then gave me the car. I doubt she actually called. a little while later I called usaa to complain about the seemingly miscommunication between hertz and usaa. the csr told me that I am not eligible to use the usaa corporate since I'm not a banking or insurance costumer. I have since opened a free usaa checking account (minimum $25 opening deposit) and have not had any problems renting-just show the debit card if asked
were you gold member then? bec i rented there after pesach and they never made problem and car was ready waiting for me. in any case ill open a bank account and even though i wont have the debit card, but if they make problems they can always call and confirm

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: January 04, 2012, 05:03:51 PM »
I rented at LGA (this past pesach) using USAA and the rep asked for proof of membership. I pulled out the e-mail with my membership number on it plus the e-mail I got from usaa verifying that all I need to show is my membership number to rent. she didn't want to accept it so I told her to call usaa and verify that I'm a member. she wrote down my membership number and the phone number for usaa and then gave me the car. I doubt she actually called. a little while later I called usaa to complain about the seemingly miscommunication between hertz and usaa. the csr told me that I am not eligible to use the usaa corporate since I'm not a banking or insurance costumer. I have since opened a free usaa checking account (minimum $25 opening deposit) and have not had any problems renting-just show the debit card if asked
The same exact thing happened to me. USAA told me im not qualified unless i have a banking account.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: January 04, 2012, 06:52:04 PM »
What's the big deal to get a banking account?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: January 04, 2012, 08:16:56 PM »
What's the big deal to get a banking account?
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 all it takes is $25 5 min. online and there's no inactivity fee or monthly fees min bal. etc.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: January 04, 2012, 08:20:09 PM »
What's the big deal to get a banking account?
no biggie. i just opened one

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: January 05, 2012, 01:14:47 PM »
hertz has a number just for USAA members not sure what it is though you can always call that number and they pick up right away and they will talk to the hertz repr.
all it takes is $25 5 min. online and there's no inactivity fee or monthly fees min bal. etc.
in case you really care about the $25 you can take it out for free at any ATM.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: January 05, 2012, 02:03:33 PM »
no biggie. i just opened one
Any credit pull?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2012, 02:05:19 PM »
Any credit pull?
it was mentioned here many times that debit card dont get credit pulls!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2012, 10:54:11 PM »
hertz has a number just for USAA members not sure what it is
18006549141
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: January 06, 2012, 12:39:23 PM »
rented jfk this week they didnt ask for proof (and i went to the counter bec i wanted to switch cars)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: January 06, 2012, 12:41:23 PM »
rented jfk this week they didnt ask for proof (and i went to the counter bec i wanted to switch cars)
thanks for sharing!