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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



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 #3465 on: August 17, 2014, 03:11:42 PM »
I had a great experience with him got me a great deal in lax
Maybe its just u
Or maybe his codes doesn't always gets you a lower price

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3466 on: August 17, 2014, 03:15:30 PM »
I've had only 2 rentals in the past week and both of them where significantly cheaper than any other quote quote
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3467 on: August 21, 2014, 10:02:26 AM »
Anyone have experience combining 2 Hertz Gold accounts? Same person/details on both.
 
I just found out that having AAA Premier gets you free 1100 miles when making a new Hertz Gold account and having 1 rental on it.
I called Hertz and they said they can't apply it to my current account, only new accounts are eligible.
The plan is to make a new account, put 1 rental through it to get the points, then merge that account to my current account.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3468 on: August 21, 2014, 10:08:50 AM »
Anyone have experience combining 2 Hertz Gold accounts? Same person/details on both.
 
I just found out that having AAA Premier gets you free 1100 miles when making a new Hertz Gold account and having 1 rental on it.
I called Hertz and they said they can't apply it to my current account, only new accounts are eligible.
The plan is to make a new account, put 1 rental through it to get the points, then merge that account to my current account.
Let us know what happened...
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3469 on: August 21, 2014, 10:12:51 AM »
Transfer to spouse and either leave it their or transfer back?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3470 on: August 21, 2014, 11:04:12 AM »
Anyone have experience combining 2 Hertz Gold accounts? Same person/details on both.
 
I just found out that having AAA Premier gets you free 1100 miles when making a new Hertz Gold account and having 1 rental on it.
I called Hertz and they said they can't apply it to my current account, only new accounts are eligible.
The plan is to make a new account, put 1 rental through it to get the points, then merge that account to my current account.
1. Repost 2. HUCA 3. Unless you have two different licenses I don't believe it will work

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3471 on: August 21, 2014, 11:06:57 AM »
i heard of a report of a black listing because they made several Gold accounts to benefit from the sign up bonus
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3472 on: August 22, 2014, 12:03:13 AM »
can you link to that? as far as i know it is only 29 minutes

officailly as a Gold Member you have a 2 hour grace period.
No need for links there is no such grace period for gold members. Definitely not us gold members at least.
Amex plat or hertz plat get 4hrs.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3473 on: August 22, 2014, 12:13:01 AM »
If crashed a car and there was no police report, The 2 parties involved took each other's info and didn't involve police. I had liability from hertz and cc ins for collision. Will hertz still pay for damages inflicted on the other car? (It was my fault the accident)

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« Reply #3474 on: August 22, 2014, 12:16:07 AM »
If crashed a car and there was no police report, The 2 parties involved took each other's info and didn't involve police. I had liability from hertz and cc ins for collision. Will hertz still pay for damages inflicted on the other car? (It was my fault the accident)
That's what liability is. When it's your fault. If it would have been his fault, he would need to pay you.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3475 on: August 22, 2014, 12:21:46 AM »
Yes but I have no way to prove to hertz that it was my fault and not his so why would hertz cover it? If there's no police report it's my word against his.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3476 on: August 22, 2014, 07:16:15 PM »

officailly as a Gold Member you have a 2 hour grace period.
I am a gold member and just returned a car 2 hrs late and they said no such thing.  They wanna charge me an extra 14.99 an hr. Busy fighting with them

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« Reply #3477 on: August 22, 2014, 07:39:49 PM »
I am a gold member and just returned a car 2 hrs late and they said no such thing.  They wanna charge me an extra 14.99 an hr. Busy fighting with them
Tell them that on the phone you were told there is a 2 hour grace period fro gold members.
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« Reply #3478 on: August 23, 2014, 09:09:53 PM »
Tell them that on the phone you were told there is a 2 hour grace period fro gold members.
but that is total BS
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3479 on: August 24, 2014, 01:02:45 AM »

Tell them that on the phone you were told there is a 2 hour grace period fro gold members.
I worked it out with one of my buddies there. But all the other guys there wouldn't budge from the 1 hr rule. The 2hr thing doesn't exist.