Topic Wiki

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
« Last edited by Yo ssi on January 13, 2021, 03:07:37 PM »

Author Topic: Hertz Master Thread  (Read 1538781 times)

Offline Reb Jo

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 207
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3680 on: November 21, 2014, 05:28:11 AM »
When you say "complete" is that f8 to complete the contract?
Yes, PM if u have any further issues....
Hertz President Circle!
And awesome!

Offline unavailable

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 517
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: bp
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3681 on: November 23, 2014, 08:42:30 PM »
I'm sure it's been covered already, but I can't find it.
do I have to be a usaa member to become a hertz member?
also if I become a member can I still use different promos and cdp codes etc?

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3682 on: November 23, 2014, 08:48:50 PM »
I'm sure it's been covered already, but I can't find it.
do I have to be a usaa member to become a hertz member?
also if I become a member can I still use different promos and cdp codes etc?
Only if your not 21
Yes
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline unavailable

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 517
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: bp
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3683 on: November 23, 2014, 08:56:16 PM »
Only if your not 21
Yes
when i hit the link from the wiki to become a member, it says usaa preferred with a check marked.

Offline VacationLover

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 1386
  • Total likes: 71
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3684 on: November 23, 2014, 08:59:34 PM »
Only if your not 21
Yes
I became a hertz #1 gold while i was 19 i made up my age on the application... never had any problems.

Offline Dr Moose

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4135
  • Total likes: 133
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3685 on: November 23, 2014, 09:06:07 PM »
I became a hertz #1 gold while i was 19 i made up my age on the application... never had any problems.
I know people who had their account under review for doing as such
Hey there! I am using DansDeals Forums.

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3686 on: November 23, 2014, 09:08:53 PM »
when i hit the link from the wiki to become a member, it says usaa preferred with a check marked.
So what's the problem?
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline VacationLover

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 1386
  • Total likes: 71
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3687 on: November 23, 2014, 09:09:11 PM »
I know people who had their account under review for doing as such
Never had issues, i would've told them it was a typo..  anyways now i'm not underage and used up most of my free days

Offline unavailable

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 517
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: bp
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3688 on: November 23, 2014, 09:18:20 PM »
So what's the problem?
still want to be able to use other discounts

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3689 on: November 23, 2014, 09:22:21 PM »
still want to be able to use other discounts
you can just put a different cdp in
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3690 on: November 23, 2014, 09:24:41 PM »
I have 700+ points, trying to make a reservation, they are telling me
It looks like you don't have enough points to Redeem a Hertz Gold Plus Reward or the location is currently not accepting points.
Does a location have a choice?
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline unavailable

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 517
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: bp
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3691 on: November 23, 2014, 09:25:45 PM »
you can just put a different cdp in
will do, thanks (i understood they save your account groups for next time)

yes they have a choice not all sites participate

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3692 on: November 23, 2014, 09:27:10 PM »
yes they have a choice not all sites participate
So how can I know which one is participating?
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline unavailable

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 517
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: bp
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3693 on: November 23, 2014, 09:30:07 PM »
So how can I know which one is participating?
not sure - just saw it in the wiki

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3694 on: November 23, 2014, 09:32:13 PM »
I'm referring to a location that is rent from and receive the points..
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline VacationLover

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 1386
  • Total likes: 71
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3695 on: November 23, 2014, 09:46:35 PM »
I'm referring to a location that is rent from and receive the points..
Huh?
Should be able to redeem for 600 points a day, (500 weekend day) no blackout dates, up to a full size car. (I think all locations are included besides airports) If you cant book online call them direct 800-654-9141

Offline Mplace

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2007
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: Kan tzivah
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3696 on: November 23, 2014, 09:48:22 PM »
Huh?
Should be able to redeem for 600 points a day, (500 weekend day) no blackout dates, up to a full size car. (I think all locations are included besides airports) If you cant book online call them direct 800-654-9141
I just called, they were able to put it through on line
What's your plan for yud shvat?

Offline Dr Moose

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4135
  • Total likes: 133
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3697 on: November 23, 2014, 10:57:09 PM »
Never had issues, i would've told them it was a typo..  anyways now i'm not underage and used up most of my free days
that's what everyone said, and they still had issues
Hey there! I am using DansDeals Forums.

Offline Yehuda25

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 6015
  • Total likes: 66
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3698 on: November 24, 2014, 12:55:04 AM »
Huh?
Should be able to redeem for 600 points a day, (500 weekend day) no blackout dates, up to a full size car. (I think all locations are included besides airports) If you cant book online call them direct 800-654-9141
who said no airports?
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”


― Aristotle

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1079
  • Total likes: 854
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3699 on: November 24, 2014, 03:27:33 AM »
Huh?
Should be able to redeem for 600 points a day, (500 weekend day) no blackout dates, up to a full size car. (I think all locations are included besides airports) If you cant book online call them direct 800-654-9141

-3

1- there was a devaluation several months ago. Now it's 675 for a week day.

2- there are blackout days (although you can pay double the points and reserve an AnyDay reward)

3- I have used points in an airport in the past.