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If I hadn’t logged in I wouldn’t have seen this, but there’s a decent sale on now if you are looking to redeem your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points for free rental days.

Hertz: Discounted Points Redemptions Through Tomorrow

You’ll have to book by the end of tomorrow, Dec 12, 2019 for rentals picked up by the end of next January.

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I tried to book online, but the Hertz website wouldn’t actually let me book anything using points. I assume just general bad Hertz IT. When I called they were able to book for me.

Importantly, remember that only top tier President’s Circle members can cancel points bookings for a full points refund up to 24 hours before the rental. Other members will forfeit some or all points if you need to cancel. See the terms here.

You’ll also still be liable for taxes on the free days and I don’t believe your credit card’s CDW will apply since you are not paying for the rental itself with the card, meaning that you may still wind up paying close to $50 for the “free” day. When rates are high, though, like the $100 a day location I just booked, it can still be a decent deal.

Remember if you can’t use your points, you can transfer Hertz points out to frequent flyer miles.

Below are the sale rates with points. The bold price is the discounted rate until tomorrow.

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 Daily Rentals

Standard US Reward Chart

Point values are per day (up to 4 days)

Standard Rewards

Blackout Dates Apply

AnyDay Rewards

No Blackout Dates Apply

1 Free Rental Day750 Points 600 Points1,500 Points 1,200 Points
2 Free Rental Days1,500 Points 1,200 Points3,000 Points 2,400 Points
3 Free Rental Days2,250 Points 1,800 Points4,500 Points 3,600 Points
4 Free Rental Days3,000 Points 2,400 Points6,000 Points 4,800 Points
Specialty Vehicles 1 Free Rental Day1,500 Points 1,200 Points3,000 Points 2,400 Points
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Rental Days3,000 Points 2,400 Points6,000 Points 4,800 Points
Specialty Vehicles 3 Free Rental Days4,500 Points 3,600 Points9,000 Points 7,200 Points
Specialty Vehicles 4 Free Rental Days6,000 Points 4,800 Points12,000 Points 9,600 Points
Hertz Adrenaline Collection 1 Free Standard Day2,200 Points 1,760 Points4,400 Points 3,520 Points
Hertz Adrenaline Collection 2 Free Standard Days4,400 Points 3,520 Points8,800 Points 7,040 Points
Hertz Adrenaline Collection 3 Free Standard Days6,600 Points 5,280 Points13,200 Points 10,560 Points
Hertz Adrenaline Collection 4 Free Standard Days8,800 Points 7,040 Points17,600 Points 14,080 Points
Hertz Prestige Collection 1 Free Standard Day2,500 Points 2,000 Points5,000 Points 4,000 Points
Hertz Prestige Collection 2 Free Standard Days5,000 Points 4,000 Points10,000 Points 8,000 Points
Hertz Prestige Collection 3 Free Standard Days7,500 Points 6,000 Points15,000 Points 12,000 Points
Hertz Prestige Collection 4 Free Standard Days10,000 Points 8,000 Points20,000 Points 16,000 Points

 Weekly Rentals

Standard US Reward Chart

Point values are per week (up to 2 weeks)

Standard Rewards

Blackout Dates Apply

AnyDay Rewards

No Blackout Dates Apply

1 Free Weekly Rental3,750 Points 3,000 Points7,500 Points 6,000 Points
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 days7,500 Points 6,000 Points15,000 Points 12,000 Points
Specialty Vehicles Free Weekly Rental7,500 Points 6,000 Points15,000 Points 12,000 Points
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days15,000 Points 12,000 Points30,000 Points 24,000 Points
1 Free Weekly Rental

Hertz Prestige Collection

12,500 Points 10,000 Points25,000 Points 20,000 Points
2 Free Weekly Rentals of 8-14 days

Hertz Prestige Collection

25,000 Points 20,000 Points50,000 Points 40,000 Points
1 Free Weekly Rental

Hertz Adrenaline Collection

11,000 Points 8,800 Points22,000 Points 17,600 Points
2 Free Weekly Rentals of 8-14 days

Hertz Adrenaline Collection

22,000 Points 17,600 Points44,000 Points 35,200 Points

 

One-Way Rentals
(Compact through Premium Vehicles)
Standard US Reward Chart

 

Standard Rewards

Blackout Dates Apply

AnyDay Rewards

No Blackout Dates Apply

1 Free Rental Day1,500 Points 1,200 Points3,000 Points 2,400 Points
2 Free Rental Days3,000 Points 2,400 Points6,000 Points 4,800 Points
3 Free Rental Days4,500 Points 3,600 Points9,000 Points 7,200 Points
4 Free Rental Days6,000 Points 4,800 Points12,000 Points 9,600 Points
1 Week7,500 Points 6,000 Points15,000 Points 12,000 Points

 

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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 this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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