When Marriott Rewards made announcements back in November (read more here) about ending the Rollover and Status Buy Back programs, they announced new benefits with Hertz that would be rolled out in January.
Marriott Rewards and SPG Platinum members are eligible for Hertz Five Star and Platinum Premier and Platinum Ambassador members fpr Hertz President’s Circle. These benefits will begin on January 25, 2018.
According to Marriott, the Hertz cars must be booked on specific site under Marriott Moments (access here) to be eligible for bonus points. It is unclear at this time how many Starpoints SPG members can earn. Seems that the maximum Marriott Rewards members can earn per rental is capped at 5,000.
When I wrote about the Marriott Rewards changes back in November, I decided not to include this Hertz information at the time because they have made this exact deal with numerous airlines and hotel companies. I could get the President’s Circle/Five Star status via four or five of the frequent flier/stay programs that I use.
And Hertz is not what it used to be years ago when President’s Circle status meant something (before all these matches). It still can come handy at times, however.
Just pay attention to the rental rates shown on this Marriott Hertz site. They may not be the lowest one even when Hertz/Marriott promises up to 35% off rates.