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Free Hertz rental day– just for signing up (can be $80+ value)

by on Sat June 25, 2011 • No Comment

While not credit card related, Hertz is rebranding its rewards program to ‘Gold Plus Rewards,’ and to drum up interest they are offering 500 points — enough for a free weekend rental day on just about all but holiday weekends and key event/convention periods — for anyone who enrolls in the program. You’ll  be part of the ‘#1 Club Gold’ program that gets your name on the big board when you arrive at the Hertz facility, and lets you bypass waiting at the counter. Normally this is $60 per year, but Hertz is waiving the fee for those who sign up by September 30th, 2011.

If you want the free rental day…you can sign up, earn the points, and then cancel sometime in the next year to avoid the fee, though in our experience Hertz often doesn’t bother to charge the fee annually.

The free rental day can be worth $80 or more, as it entitles you to a full sized car, and there is no restriction on the dollar value of the reward. So if full sized cars are available only for $120 per day, and it’s not a blackout period (see the list here – it’s not very restrictive) you’re free to use the 500 points for a free weekend day. We find the points can be a great value, and when given the choice earn Hertz points rather than airline miles when we rent. There are lots of redemption options.

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