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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



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 #7200 on: August 20, 2019, 10:54:05 AM »
I can't speak for this specific case but generally speaking...

Liability, covers damage to a vehicle or people other than the car you are driving and it's passengers. Credit cards generally do not cover this. If you have your own auto insurance they may cover this.
LDW, covers damage to the property of the car rental company (the car you're renting) and is covered by most credit cards IF YOU DON'T HAVE PERSONAL AUTO INSURANCE.
I'm not 100% sure about this one but I think it's for people and property not belonging to the rental company but they are damaged in your car. I'm not sure if this is covered by CC but if all the people in the car have health insurance and you don't have expensive stuff it may not be necessary.
Roadside, although your credit card may cover you for LDW or you may have purchased it from the rental company, that doesn't mean they will come get the car from you if you have an accident. If you will need a tow-truck to get you because the car is no longer usable you may need roadside assistance. Some higher end cards offer this and you can purchase it from companies like AAA for a minimal annual fee with no connection to auto insurance.

Thanks so much! Based on this https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/img/base/guideBenefits/BAR-5819-1.pdf#page=34 I think I'm good?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7201 on: August 20, 2019, 11:18:25 AM »
Thanks so much! Based on this https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/img/base/guideBenefits/BAR-5819-1.pdf#page=34 I think I'm good?
That covers you for LDW if you have no auto insurance but it had exclusions such as the model/price of the vehicle and may have other exceptions.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7202 on: August 20, 2019, 11:31:15 PM »
Any simple way to switch cc after prepaying?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7203 on: August 28, 2019, 10:32:21 PM »
Strange, last hertz activity was on 1/1/18, for some reason I thought 18 months from them would give me till 2020 (a mistake) on 7/20 I booked a rental for a day, and cancelled. (points technically should have been expired already).

Comes sometime in august, and all my points are gone... (About 4k :'( :'( :'()

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7204 on: September 09, 2019, 03:33:38 PM »
So i'm looking ahead and wanting to see what the rates are for next summer in berlin.  TXL specifically. 

I made two reservations to show the head scratcher situation..   June 28 to july 31 at txl  midsize automatic

I made a reservation on august 15 and then when I checked back to see if there was a rate change I made one on august 24

is this a glitch?? did I just luck out? I tried to make another reservation to august 7th in case we wanted to stay an extra week.. and wow... insane price jump.


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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7205 on: September 13, 2019, 06:55:27 AM »
Hertz has changed their Gold terms and conditions.  They're now requiring 2 hours notice for a points reservation. If I recall correctly, it had been 24 hours previously.  I could be wrong and maybe I missed this earlier, but it looks like a small positive change. Didn't notice what the other changes may have been.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7206 on: September 13, 2019, 11:19:00 AM »
Just noticed this, one of PC benefits, 4 month CLEAR trial

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7207 on: September 13, 2019, 11:23:45 AM »
Psa

I received The email from Hertz gold offers and my point balance was incorrect on that email. I called Hertz and they said it was a mistake on their part.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7208 on: September 24, 2019, 08:30:26 PM »
I didn't have any activity on my account had in mind to transfer my points out the day of, forgot about, its the next day now, anyone have any idea how I could get the reinstated or any way to salvage something??

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7209 on: October 03, 2019, 09:23:37 PM »
When doing a reservation for a week I'm getting great prices, if I do 8 days the price jumps with a $100 any way to get the 8th day with the same rate as the first 7?

An interesting observation, when decreasing the rental duration the weekly base rate also decreases, when decreasing to just 5 days I get a fantastic weekly rate, can I reserve for 5 days, and then call up and ask to extend for the whole week and retain the original price as it s still in the same week?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7210 on: October 04, 2019, 08:52:45 AM »
I’m just completed my 20th rental for the year- how long does it take for them to process becoming a presidential member?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7211 on: October 04, 2019, 09:40:45 AM »
When doing a reservation for a week I'm getting great prices, if I do 8 days the price jumps with a $100 any way to get the 8th day with the same rate as the first 7?

An interesting observation, when decreasing the rental duration the weekly base rate also decreases, when decreasing to just 5 days I get a fantastic weekly rate, can I reserve for 5 days, and then call up and ask to extend for the whole week and retain the original price as it s still in the same week?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7212 on: October 06, 2019, 09:09:31 AM »
Hertz is a scam!!!

No longer does anything but a completed rental extend one's points.... Wow am I glad my account "only" has 5k points and I didn't win a daily getaways package that I tried to get a few times...

"For your convenience, our point expiration policy is included in the terms when members accept our terms and conditions to become a member of our Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program. The policy is also listed on our website under the FAQs. The 18 months expiration policy of our points now is solely based on member’s rental activity in the prior 18 months.

Therefore a booked reservation, bonus, redeeming or transferring points are not considered rental activity since it has not been used on a rental. These ways cannot extend your expiration date for another 18 months.

With the new changes to our Loyalty Program this year, it has altered the way we are able to credit points based on our new expiration policy. Consequently, without rental activity, meaning a completed rental attached in your points account with your Loyalty number on the reservation and rental before your expiration date, to extend your points for another 18 months or your points will expire. No points can be credited."
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7213 on: October 06, 2019, 11:02:31 AM »
Best way to combine ones points?
I know it requires being a spouse, does address need to match ?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #7214 on: October 06, 2019, 12:36:45 PM »
Hertz has changed their Gold terms and conditions.  They're now requiring 2 hours notice for a points reservation. If I recall correctly, it had been 24 hours previously.  I could be wrong and maybe I missed this earlier, but it looks like a small positive change. Didn't notice what the other changes may have been.

Where are you seeing that 2 hours is enough?