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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 #8460 on: November 22, 2023, 08:27:38 PM »
in jfk they didnt let.
Same in FLL.
makes sense EV rates seem to be much lower

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8461 on: November 23, 2023, 09:23:15 PM »
Same in FLL.
makes sense EV rates seem to be much lower
Interesting.
I know the manager there.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8462 on: November 23, 2023, 11:40:53 PM »
in jfk they didnt let.
Same in FLL.
makes sense EV rates seem to be much lower
Must be a new policy. DW was in FLL in May and they let her pick any car from the PC aisle with a Polestar reservation.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8463 on: November 24, 2023, 12:31:27 AM »
Same in FLL.
makes sense EV rates seem to be much lower

Must be a new policy. DW was in FLL in May and they let her pick any car from the PC aisle with a Polestar reservation.
Based on what I hear, people want to take gas cars more, and are upset when there aren't any left.
So they need to hold onto their gas cars when they can

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8464 on: November 26, 2023, 11:59:24 AM »
Makes sense they are trying to offload them.  For a rental cars electric are just not worth it. If you dont have a charging port where your staying its hard to find charging spots, are inconvenient while gas cars just fill it up and your good to go.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8465 on: November 28, 2023, 09:15:32 PM »
Interesting.
I know the manager there.
Send contact info 😃

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8466 on: November 29, 2023, 08:26:24 PM »
anyone know if its possible to book a car from hertz through chase using points and still have it under my hertz account? meaning be able to use my president circle status?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8467 on: November 29, 2023, 08:35:53 PM »
anyone know if its possible to book a car from hertz through chase using points and still have it under my hertz account? meaning be able to use my president circle status?
from a recent twitter convo i had with them when you check in for the car 24 hrs in advance you can add it then

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8468 on: November 29, 2023, 08:41:53 PM »
from a recent twitter convo i had with them when you check in for the car 24 hrs in advance you can add it then
Great Thank you!

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« Reply #8469 on: November 30, 2023, 08:26:30 PM »
anyone know if its possible to book a car from hertz through chase using points and still have it under my hertz account? meaning be able to use my president circle status?

Terrible idea to prepay any car rental

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8470 on: December 01, 2023, 09:26:48 AM »

Terrible idea to prepay any car rental
why? educate me

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8471 on: December 01, 2023, 11:52:09 AM »
First of all your locked in if thereís no car or not the one you need, your gonna be in a back and forth between the rental company the 3rd party etc. e.g. no mini vans etc or even regular cars otherwise just go next door to the next place you have a reservation at.

B. and this may be bigger than the first issue, the agents have almost no control over prepaid reservations as apposed to not prepaid. Need to add days or just a few hours or change return location etc an agent may be nice and give you leeway or just change it even according to the book if they can. But prepaid, they canít really do much.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8472 on: December 01, 2023, 12:38:15 PM »
First of all your locked in if thereís no car or not the one you need, your gonna be in a back and forth between the rental company the 3rd party etc. e.g. no mini vans etc or even regular cars otherwise just go next door to the next place you have a reservation at.

B. and this may be bigger than the first issue, the agents have almost no control over prepaid reservations as apposed to not prepaid. Need to add days or just a few hours or change return location etc an agent may be nice and give you leeway or just change it even according to the book if they can. But prepaid, they canít really do much.
understood, thanks. there is no other way to book using chase points is there?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8473 on: December 01, 2023, 01:26:28 PM »
Not that I know of. Iím curious to hear peopleís strategy with car rentals in general here, havenít got something better than cash non prepaid bookings.
(Then thereís the free day certificate world, not talking about that.)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8474 on: December 03, 2023, 06:35:34 PM »
How long after a car is returned must they notify you of damage?

The mirror on the car was damaged. I don't know how it happened. I use chase card with cdw.

I'm not worried. I'm just curious because the car was returned on Aug 8th and letter is dated Nov 17

It also references an invoice included but I received no invoice

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8475 on: December 05, 2023, 12:11:03 AM »
What's the cheapest option for a qualifying rental to keep points from expiring?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8476 on: December 26, 2023, 11:57:12 AM »
Hey,
I booked Hertz w Amex Platinum CDP code and they wanted $248 for 3 days. I have a screen shot of confirmation. Now I got an email and it says $524 and online it changed as well. Is anyone familiar w this?
Any response is appreciated.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8477 on: December 27, 2023, 11:09:21 AM »
So seems like when adding Liability Ins it messes it up. W/O everything stayed as per initial confirmation.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8478 on: December 30, 2023, 07:14:56 PM »
(Cross posting) Didn't open the box for the tolls on a hertz rental, and passed 2 Toll booths, what to expect ? and what can be done about it ?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8479 on: December 31, 2023, 12:04:47 AM »
(Cross posting) Didn't open the box for the tolls on a hertz rental, and passed 2 Toll booths, what to expect ? and what can be done about it ?
will get billed automatically as license plate is registered ime