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How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« on: August 10, 2010, 07:39:54 PM »
Step 1 - Become a member of USAA by clicking HERE

They ask if you or a family member has ever been a member of the military. If you respond 'no', they still will let you become a member. (at least thats what happened to me)

Once you are finished, they should send you an email with your USAA member #

Step 2 - You now are a member of USAA. USAA has corporate accounts with Avis, Budget and Hertz. Avis and Budget don't let you rent under 21, but Hertz lets as long as you are 18. To see the USAA Corporate Account Info, click HERE

Notes:

1-You should call up the Hertz location a few days before and make sure that they know you are under 21 and that they won't be charging you an underage fee. I once tried renting from a non-airport location and when I called up to confirm, they told me that they will be charging a underage fee. So I called up the USAA Hertz # (which can be found at the above link) and told them this. They called up this location and told them that reservations made with the USAA cdp# don't have any underage fees. The location called me back and said that they won't charge me an underage fee but I need to have full coverage insurance from my personal car insurance, which I did have.  - The lesson: call a few days before and confirm that everything is set. If they give you problems, call the USAA Hertz # and complain.

2 - in addition to waiving the underage fee, I got a 11% discount off the price of the rental because of the USAA cdp #.

3 - the rep at the hertz location told me that anyone who is a USAA member is automatically an additional driver without an additional driver fee!
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 12:25:41 PM by Dan »

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 08:36:15 PM »
It's really not normal.... i just did the both steps and HAVE A CAR PLACED ON HOLD!!!!!!!!!!!! don't know how you figured this out... Any other coupons i should use to get the price cheaper?

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 08:45:13 PM »
Wow you figured this out all by yourself. You're a genius.

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 08:51:01 PM »
he must really be a genius all by himself wow.

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 08:52:12 PM »
they don't let me use a second discount code but they said a coupon code i could use so if anyone knows one...

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 10:16:39 PM »
Does their corporate also give better deals than others or just wives underage?

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 11:07:36 AM »
Please tell me if i got this right (or wrong  ;))
You sign up to be a member (for free?!) and since youre a member, albeit you dont have insurance from them, you can  rent a car from (any) Hertz as long as you are 18.
Is that right?
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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 11:14:38 AM »
Please tell me if i got this right (or wrong  ;))
You sign up to be a member (for free?!) and since youre a member, albeit you dont have insurance from them, you can  rent a car from (any) Hertz as long as you are 18.
Is that right?

U don't even have to sign up. Just put in 77694

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 11:27:32 AM »
U don't even have to sign up. Just put in 77694
where?
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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 12:58:22 PM »
where?
in the corporate code spot at hertz but your better off signing up they officially just started asking for proof best way to do it is open checking account for free (and btw they give points per dollar) and they send you debit card which is proof of membership

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 12:58:55 PM »
in the corporate code spot at hertz but your better off signing up they officially just started asking for proof best way to do it is open checking account for free (and btw they give points per dollar) and they send you debit card which is proof of membership
A checking account at Usaa?
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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 01:48:02 PM »
U don't even have to sign up. Just put in 77694
If you want to legally be able to rent you need to sign up for usaa.
The bank account is not necessary but it is proof that you are a member which is good to have.

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 02:18:42 PM »
in the corporate code spot at hertz but your better off signing up they officially just started asking for proof best way to do it is open checking account for free (and btw they give points per dollar) and they send you debit card which is proof of membership
What does that mean?

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 03:52:00 PM »
please elaborate what you don't understand

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 04:59:37 PM »
please elaborate what you don't understand
i think i bolded what i was asking.
they always officially have the right to ask you for proof and they almost never do, i havent been ask for proof in probably 2 years.

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2013, 05:06:54 PM »
i think i bolded what i was asking.
they always officially have the right to ask you for proof and they almost never do, i havent been ask for proof in probably 2 years.
a manager just told me they are starting to crack down he said i don't need because my gold service was confirmed

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2013, 05:20:45 PM »
I was asked the first time i rented with usaa (abbout a year ago) and tried to get the usaa rep on the phone to talk to hertz in the end they let me go but weren't happy about it (i had my usaa number it didn't help) since then they haven't asked it seems like once you are confirmed as usaa they don't ask you. now i have a bank account with them just in case

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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2013, 05:22:40 PM »
a manager just told me they are starting to crack down he said i don't need because my gold service was confirmed

Yaeh, every and each manager, starting from a regular branch manger, up to regional, and Sales managers, told me for the last five years, that they just started to crack it down......
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Re: How to rent under 21 from Hertz without an underage fee
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2013, 05:24:07 PM »
Maybe they still cracking...
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