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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 #3615 on: October 20, 2014, 08:41:42 AM »
There are plenty of other corporates CDPs that will get you the same rate as USAA without asking for identification and lying. Try 2044624 for starters.
Who is lying by joining USAA?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3616 on: October 20, 2014, 02:27:25 PM »
Who is lying by joining USAA?
I think he's referring to those who are not members.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3617 on: October 21, 2014, 04:51:14 PM »
Why would someone do that? It's so easy to join and as recently as Aug they were still taking new members even without any military affiliation!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3618 on: October 21, 2014, 05:34:04 PM »
Why would someone do that? It's so easy to join and as recently as Aug they were still taking new members even without any military affiliation!
Is this true? Others have said they don't do that anymore. Does anyone know for sure?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3619 on: October 21, 2014, 08:23:33 PM »
I did it end of Aug. They no longer allow you to open a bank account with them and therefore can't get a USAA debit card with your name on it but you can still become a member. 100% legal

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3620 on: October 21, 2014, 08:29:55 PM »
I did it end of Aug. They no longer allow you to open a bank account with them and therefore can't get a USAA debit card with your name on it but you can still become a member. 100% legal
like I said over in the other thread:

IINM you can still become a member of USAA, but you can no longer sign up for their checking account (which everyone got because is the easiest way to prove that you're a USAA member by showing the debit card) unless you're part of the military CMIIW
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« Reply #3621 on: October 21, 2014, 09:55:15 PM »
IINM you can still become a member of USAA, but you can no longer sign up for their checking account (which everyone got because is the easiest way to prove that you're a USAA member by showing the debit card) unless you're part of the military CMIIW
IINM? Not familiar with that one

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3622 on: October 21, 2014, 10:01:38 PM »
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3623 on: October 21, 2014, 10:27:37 PM »
If I'm Not Mistaken

Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
Thanks. I was looking at the old Acronym wiki and couldn't find it

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Hertz Promo Code - One time Use
« Reply #3625 on: October 31, 2014, 02:13:52 PM »
SAVE $5 PER WEEKEND DAY, OR $25 ON A WEEKLY RENTAL

PC# 172196

when booking an Economy through Full-Size car at hertz.com
For pickup at the Airport or in your Neighborhood.
•This offer is NOT valid for Hertz 24/7, Dollar, Thrifty, or Firefly rentals.

This offer is NOT valid in combination with a business contract rate, nor with
another CDP or PC discount code.
•This offer is valid for vehicle pickup through December 31, 2014.

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3626 on: November 02, 2014, 09:11:52 PM »
I would be happy to know who can tell me from experience which code I might be able to use and not need to prove association with. I'm specifically looking to waive the underage fee since I'm only 22 but I do want to be sure that they don't hit me with the underage fee if I cant show proof of association with any of the codes mentioned in this thread. TIA !!!

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3627 on: November 02, 2014, 09:16:54 PM »
I would be happy to know who can tell me from experience which code I might be able to use and not need to prove association with. I'm specifically looking to waive the underage fee since I'm only 22 but I do want to be sure that they don't hit me with the underage fee if I cant show proof of association with any of the codes mentioned in this thread. TIA !!!
while were on the subject, for a limited time, the underage fee can be waived with a coupon code (no affiliation needed, and can be combined with an additional discount code) for drivers 23 & 24 (I guess you're just shy of using that code) the PC code is 204083 (valid until 12/15/14.

Perhaps you do indeed have any affiliation with any groups?

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3628 on: November 02, 2014, 09:29:58 PM »
My dad has a AAA card so I guess that helps for some type of discount but the underage fee is $120 on hertz!
Anyway, I dont have a specific affiliation with chabad or yeshiva on a corporate level.. im just a university student... I mean, what will they ask when I come to pick up the car and I dont have any proof of being in affiliation with chabad or some other group on corporate level..

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3629 on: November 03, 2014, 06:18:30 AM »
My dad has a AAA card so I guess that helps for some type of discount but the underage fee is $120 on hertz!
Anyway, I dont have a specific affiliation with chabad or yeshiva on a corporate level.. im just a university student... I mean, what will they ask when I come to pick up the car and I dont have any proof of being in affiliation with chabad or some other group on corporate level..
It's free to join Chabad. 😉