The Three Tiers of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
There are three tiers of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.
How to Use Your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points
Use your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards on a reservation by logging into your account and selecting “rent a car” on the top left-hand side of the website. Fill out your destination, pick up and drop off dates and times, and choose the car type you want. Underneath the “car rental type” selection box, you will see where you can check the box that says “Use my Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points.”
Hot Tip: For all rentals in North America using points, a 24-hour advanced reservation is required.
Once you hit “submit,” you will see a list of available cars and prices. However, you won’t be able to see any points yet. This can be confusing, but hang in there and continue with the booking process. Once you get to the “Review & Book” step, you will be able to see your options to use your points.
At the top of the page in a yellow outlined area, you will be able to see all of your options for using your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points. Depending on how many points you have and the cost of the rental in points, you can choose to use points for 1, 2, 3 or more days. You will notice that the cash total will change depending on how much of the rental you plan to pay for with points.
Pay attention to the number of days you are renting. When searching for a 2-day rental, there is still an option to use 3 days’ worth of points, which would waste an entire days’ worth of points if you’re not careful.
In May 2019, Hertz massively increased the price of their awards and entirely removed weekend rental discounts. One-day rentals now start at 750 and can vary based on car type, location, and length of rental. For a full list of rental prices in points, click here. Otherwise, these are the basics:
|Length of Rental||Standard Rewards Pricing in Points||AnyDay Rewards Pricing in Points|
|1 free rental day||750||1,500|
|1 free rental day (one-way)||1,500||3,000|
|1 free weekly rental||3,750||7,500|
Hertz now has penalties that apply to all reward bookings:
Even if you are paying for your entire car rental with points, you will still be required to pay all taxes and fees. When you are considering which credit card to use to pay for your the taxes and fees on an award rental (or for the entire rental if you aren’t using points), don’t forget to choose a card that earns multiple points per dollar on car rentals.
These cards will earn 2x points/$1 spent at any Hertz location on top of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points you will earn:
Earn 3x points/$1 spent on your Hertz car rental with these cards:
Earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Status Through Status Match
While the Amex Platinum Card doesn’t offer any direct elite status with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, you can get status through their tier status matching program. You will need to join National’s Emerald Club Executive program through your American Express card to take advantage of the matching program.
Once you are a member of the Emerald Club Executive program from National, you will need to submit a status match form to Hertz. The status match form can be found here. After the process is complete, you should receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star status.
Do Hertz Gold members get free upgrades?
- Gold. Always Free. Earn 1 points for every $1. Ultimate Choice: Wide selection. Free Additional Driver 3
- Five Star. 10 rentals or $20003 Earn 1.25 points for every $1. Upgrades: As available. Ultimate Choice: Wider selection. …
- President’s Circle. 15 rentals or $30003 Earn 1.5 points for every $1. Upgrades: Guaranteed *
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