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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 #200 on: January 07, 2012, 08:38:00 PM »
Question...
I made a reservation under france which gives me some free insurance, if i have under my hertz gold account under decline that part of insurance, would i still end up getting it? Or do i need to accept it under my account? But would i end up getting it for free?
Any advice would help.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: January 08, 2012, 12:14:07 AM »
Question...
I made a reservation under france which gives me some free insurance, if i have under my hertz gold account under decline that part of insurance, would i still end up getting it? Or do i need to accept it under my account? But would i end up getting it for free?
Any advice would help.
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If the free insurance  comes up on your itinerary, then you should be ok. 

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: January 08, 2012, 08:29:15 AM »
But on myy account should it be under accept or decline?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: January 08, 2012, 04:32:02 PM »
rented jfk this week they didnt ask for proof (and i went to the counter bec i wanted to switch cars)
+1. i rented at LGA on thursday and car was waiting all ready, and JFK on friday and didnt need proof. CAK on today and didnt need proof.

just a precaution that i want to note to those that dont do it already; make sure to check your car for scratches or dents if your returning it in JFK (or in general). i never had an issue with hertz and noone ever checked the car even but when i rented in LGA, apparently the car had a camouflaged dent which i didnt realize until pointed out at JFK (on return) and i had to file a claim and im waiting a response.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: January 08, 2012, 04:33:22 PM »
If the free insurance  comes up on your itinerary, then you should be ok.
+1

But on myy account should it be under accept or decline?
press decline and see how much they charge you on total and click accept and see if its any more and then decide which one you want!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: January 08, 2012, 04:37:33 PM »
+1. i rented at LGA on thursday and car was waiting all ready, and JFK on friday and didnt need proof. CAK on today and didnt need proof.

just a precaution that i want to note to those that dont do it already; make sure to check your car for scratches or dents if your returning it in JFK (or in general). i never had an issue with hertz and noone ever checked the car even but when i rented in LGA, apparently the car had a camouflaged dent which i didnt realize until pointed out at JFK (on return) and i had to file a claim and im waiting a response.

Are u reffering to the USAA corp code or proof of booking from another country? or both?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: January 08, 2012, 04:51:59 PM »
Are u reffering to the USAA corp code or proof of booking from another country? or both?
i was reffering to USAA and i didnt use a south american country because JFK has great rates now on USA website with a PC code 166725 - $10 off per day

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: January 08, 2012, 05:31:34 PM »
Does the PC code for Amex Plat members help much?

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« Reply #208 on: January 08, 2012, 05:36:55 PM »
Does the PC code for Amex Plat members help much?
never used it i wouldnt know

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: January 08, 2012, 07:18:08 PM »
Also, is it possible to do prepay under another country and put in a fake address?
And are there any good weekend pc codes?

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Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: January 08, 2012, 09:10:41 PM »
Also, is it possible to do prepay under another country and put in a fake address?
And are there any good weekend pc codes?
I recently rented with hertz. Put in USAA used the SA website when they asked for address I just put in my address and left the country as SA (you can't change it) I had a credit card attached to my account (chase sapphire-no foreign fees-the charge is in rand) so I was able to pre-pay.
I had no problems renting.

Someone I know went the next day with same kind of reservation and was told he can't rent.
YMMV.
I used the park slope location.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: January 08, 2012, 09:16:19 PM »
I recently rented with hertz. Put in USAA used the SA website when they asked for address I just put in my address and left the country as SA (you can't change it) I had a credit card attached to my account (chase sapphire-no foreign fees-the charge is in rand) so I was able to pre-pay.
I had no problems renting.

Someone I know went the next day with same kind of reservation and was told he can't rent.
YMMV.
I used the park slope location.
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i didnt hear much good about park slope/coney island regarding the whole South America business. theyre catching on

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« Reply #212 on: January 08, 2012, 09:17:08 PM »
i didnt hear much good about park slope/coney island regarding the whole South America business. theyre catching on

Seems like it...
Brooklyn in general is pretty aggressive ...
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: January 08, 2012, 10:34:46 PM »
i didnt hear much good about park slope/coney island regarding the whole South America business. theyre catching on
+1
the park slope location now looks at the rental to see where it originates from. if it's SA they don't honor it.
From personal experience and had freinds who told me happened with them as well

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: January 08, 2012, 10:47:54 PM »
+1
the park slope location now looks at the rental to see where it originates from. if it's SA they don't honor it.
From personal experience and had freinds who told me happened with them as well

but WhyAich claims it was quite recent

I recently rented with hertz. Put in USAA used the SA website when they asked for address I just put in my address and left the country as SA (you can't change it) I had a credit card attached to my account (chase sapphire-no foreign fees-the charge is in rand) so I was able to pre-pay.
I had no problems renting.

Someone I know went the next day with same kind of reservation and was told he can't rent.
YMMV.
I used the park slope location.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: January 09, 2012, 03:38:55 AM »
but WhyAich claims it was quite recent
I'm talking last month or so is when the crackdown started.and i know multiple people who didn't have their rate quotes honored in this period of time

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: January 09, 2012, 09:27:27 AM »
For a one day rental in LAX, do you think I will find a better deal on a car trying/using the different corporate codes in the forum or should I just take the lowest price on Expedia, Orbitz etc?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: January 09, 2012, 09:32:33 AM »
For a one day rental in LAX, do you think I will find a better deal on a car trying/using the different corporate codes in the forum or should I just take the lowest price on Expedia, Orbitz etc?
Why don't you compare, which gives you a better price?

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« Reply #218 on: January 09, 2012, 10:18:40 AM »
but WhyAich claims it was quite recent
I rented dec. 28-jan 4.
Someone I knew rented the day before dec 27-jan 3
BOTH WORKED.
The day after me someone else TRIED renting dec 29-jan 2. DIDNT WORK.
YMMV
(may be interesting to note the 2 successful rentals were done by the male agents there and the last unsuccessful one was done by the female.)
YMMV

Maybe try another location. Have a back up ready. There is an enterprise about 12 min. Walk from the hertz by Atlantic.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: January 09, 2012, 10:29:35 AM »
Why don't you compare, which gives you a better price?

Do you know which codes generally work best for 1 day low-rates in LA under 25 or should I test all of them? If I need to test all of them I'm thinking of just getting a regular rental off one of the travel search sites...