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Hertz Rental Car Guide to Earning and Redeeming Points

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Earning Hertz Points

Earning Points: 1 Hertz point per qualifying dollar on base rental plus optional charges such as fuel, navigation, satellite radio, etc. (1.25 points for Five Star and 1.5 points for President’s Circle)

Promotions: Rental Car Deals  (from here you can see featured offers, offers for AAA members, destination deals (cheap one-way rentals), and partner offers)

Points Expire: 18 months from inactivity

Airline Partners– You can earn airline points instead of Hertz points with over 60 airlines. The earn rate depends on the airline and many times elite status in that airline (some are 500+ points and some are only 50 points, so check the rate). Additionally, there is sometimes a small daily charge for choosing airline points over Hertz points (e.g., the extra charge for United is 75 cents per day).

Redeeming Hertz Points

Standard vs. Anyday- Hertz doubles the price of using your points during certain times of the year (varies by location).

  • Alternatively, Hertz now offers a set dollar figure off a rental. For example, use 600 points to get $30 off a reservation (5 cents per point) or 400 points for $12 off your reservation (3 cents per point)

Recommendation- The best value by far is a one-way rental. One-way rentals are usually at least $300 for a single day and cost 1325 points, which would give you 23 cents per point of value. My other recommendation would be a two-day weekend rental of one of the Adrenaline Collection cars for 3,300 points, but I have seen the Shelby GT for under $100 a day. The Adrenaline Collection includes the Shelby GT Mustang, Corvette, Camaro SS (convertible and regular), Challenger, and Mustang GT Premium.

Rental Countries- You can only use your Hertz points in the following countries: United States (including Puerto Rico and St. Thomas USVI), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands.

Airline Transfers: You can also transfer airline points at a 600 Hertz to 500 Airline point ratio for the following airlines: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, and United. You can transfer to Southwest at a 600 Hertz to 1,200 Southwest ratio. I value Hertz points more than that, so I advise you only use them for car rentals.

Live Chat- If you only see the option to apply 600 points for $30 off a reservation, you can live chat with Hertz to get them to apply the rates below.

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