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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 #8500 on: January 17, 2024, 12:50:46 PM »
I apologize, I didn't type my thought correctly. My question was answered, but what I meant to say was, a small SUV is cheaper than a medium sedan at time of booking.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8501 on: January 17, 2024, 12:53:17 PM »
Medium = mid size.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8502 on: January 22, 2024, 12:29:11 PM »
I booked through priceline, and they showed the total. I had put in my Hertz Gold # as well. 

now when I go to hertz it shows a different total due at counter, with same confirmation number.

which one is it?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8503 on: January 24, 2024, 11:04:37 AM »
I booked through priceline, and they showed the total. I had put in my Hertz Gold # as well. 

now when I go to hertz it shows a different total due at counter, with same confirmation number.

which one is it?
Bump
#TYH

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8504 on: January 24, 2024, 11:44:45 PM »
I booked through priceline, and they showed the total. I had put in my Hertz Gold # as well. 

now when I go to hertz it shows a different total due at counter, with same confirmation number.

which one is it?
How drastic like 10-20 dollars? more?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8505 on: January 25, 2024, 07:53:15 AM »
trying to make a reservation in iceland, tried a few of the usual codes dont seem to be doing much. is there a different discount sytem there?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8506 on: January 25, 2024, 07:40:25 PM »
How drastic like 10-20 dollars? more?
2 day rental. $160 vs $220. So percentage wise quite drastic
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8507 on: February 03, 2024, 02:18:17 AM »
Last time I went if you arrive before your booking time they charge you a crazy rate hourly like $20 an hour and refund it if you return the car by that time on the last day.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8508 on: February 06, 2024, 12:26:21 AM »
Thanks, so will get billed with the daily Toll charges with no additional fees  ?

If you dont opt in for PlatePass, you will get billed for an all inclusive daily rate, the rate applies to every day of your rental -- even days when you do not incur a toll.

So if you dont opt in for PlatePass, but dont open the transponder,
"If you decline the optional PlatePass All-Inclusive service at the start of the rental period, but still use electronic toll roads and/or bridges during the rental period (including “cashless” or “all electronic” toll roads and bridges, as noted above), you will be liable for and we will charge you: (a) all tolls incurred for such use (at the highest, undiscounted applicable toll rate); (b) a $9.99 usage day fee; and (c) all other applicable toll charges or fees, if any." Youd get charged 9.99 a day.

Tolls are a huge rental scam gotcha. Better to have your own transponder.

The most common way is to obtain and use a personal transponder that is compatible with the tolling in the area;some agencies also let you temporarily register a rental car's license plate to an account for toll collection. It not only removes the possibility of the Convenience Fee (assuming the transponder or plate is read correctly) but certain transponders are tolled at a discounted rate. PlatePass is always charged at the full cash rate.

Generally, never open that transponder.

From View:
Hertz offers PlatePass All-Inclusive which covers administrative fees and unlimited tolls. The cost varies by location but in the Northeast can run $26 or per day whether you use any tolls or not. (Hertz has a maximum charge of $139.95 per week.)






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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8509 on: March 14, 2024, 12:54:32 PM »
New Hertz PC Code

211352

20% base rate exp Feb 14 25

If it actually lasts that long, that’s amazing.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8510 on: March 14, 2024, 01:03:32 PM »
New Hertz PC Code

211352

20% base rate exp Feb 14 25

If it actually lasts that long, that’s amazing.


Doesn't seem to work
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8511 on: March 14, 2024, 01:09:21 PM »

Doesn't seem to work
Location? Works by me

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8512 on: March 17, 2024, 07:15:16 PM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/elite-status/get-car-rental-elite-status/#comment-1696172
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Just to be aware using the amex cdp would get you a higher price on the reservation then AAA cdp or similar.

Anyone have a similar experience? I always have it just the opposite, that Amex (211762) is by far the best legit CDP for postpaid rentals.

What’s your go to code?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8513 on: April 02, 2024, 02:29:05 PM »
Hertz at MIA shows a 8 passenger minivan, is that guaranteed?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8514 on: April 02, 2024, 07:51:23 PM »
Hertz at MIA shows a 8 passenger minivan, is that guaranteed?
what does the vehicle description say?
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8515 on: April 02, 2024, 07:59:12 PM »
what dies the vehicle description say?
8 passenger. I just want to know if it'll actually be honored as I'm trying to help a family of eight  get a minivan reservation. If they won't have a passenger they don't want to be stuck.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8516 on: April 02, 2024, 08:28:22 PM »
8 passenger. I just want to know if it'll actually be honored as I'm trying to help a family of eight  get a minivan reservation. If they won't have a passenger they don't want to be stuck.

They will at least give you 8 passenger SUV, if they are flexible and don't specifically need a minivan

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8517 on: April 04, 2024, 10:28:56 AM »
If my friend puts me as an additional driver on his hertz rental, and he pays for liability coverage (LIS) through hertz, am I as an additional driver going to be covered by that liability?

Additionally he plans on using cap1 venture x for cdw, will I be covered through his cc or will we have to do it through hertz?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8518 on: April 04, 2024, 11:00:31 AM »
If my friend puts me as an additional driver on his hertz rental, and he pays for liability coverage (LIS) through hertz, am I as an additional driver going to be covered by that liability?

Additionally he plans on using cap1 venture x for cdw, will I be covered through his cc or will we have to do it through hertz?
Your covered on both of your added as a driver on the rental. (Be aware VentureX coverage is capped @15 days domestically IINM)

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #8519 on: April 04, 2024, 11:02:28 AM »
Your covered on both of your added as a driver on the rental. (Be aware VentureX coverage is capped @15 days domestically IINM)
thanks, it a 4 day rental so we're good!