Note: This was posted August 8th. The devaluation occurred August 9th, so you’re already too late if you are reading this now.

If you are considering booking a reward with your Hertz points, do it today.

Here are today’s prices (I can’t get beyond these on a new rental).

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And here are tomorrow’s prices:

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As one quick comparison, I can see that a one week standard rental is increasing from 3,750 points to 4,750 – about a 21% increase.

What I don’t know is if you book an award now, can you change the dates / times later?

If so I’d book a placeholder week but I’m not sure if that works.

If you do know that answer, please let us know below!

HT: to VFTW for noticing this Flyertalk post


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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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