Hertz has targeted some members with a Christmas Holiday promotion offering a one time bonus of 550 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points which is good for one free rental day.
It’s been a bit over a month since Hertz last had a free day promotion where one can collect a nice amount of points that can then be exchanged against a free rental day.
This offer arrived per email to the address registered with my Canada based Presidents Circle account and ends on December 31st 2018.
The promotion has no individual landing page so registration has to be done via the link provided in the email.
550 points is enough for one day rental during the weekend. Keep in mind that weekend rentals are usually cheap either way so what I usually do is save enough points to use them for one day rentals during the week at expensive destinations.
Since I was targeted for the last promotion as well and got the points credited they came in quite handy last week when I was in Los Angeles and the rental car rates were crazy for whatever reason. In the end I just redeemed Hertz points for 3 days and paid a minimal amount of taxes and facility charges instead of the $300 for 3 days weekend rental. Usually prices at LAX are a quarter of that.
It’s definitely easy for me to pick up these 550 points again but it seems the only one of my accounts targeted (I have two due to some credit card opening up a second account for me as it came with status benefits) is the one with a Canadian mailing address which also has Presidents Circle status. My U.S. based account never gets targeted – go figure.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
Only select Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® members are eligible for this offer. Residency in the U.S. or Canada is required. Registration must occur prior to vehicle pick up. Select members are eligible to earn a one-time bonus of 550 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points with the first qualifying rental picked up at a point-participating location, excluding Brazil. Rental must be picked up by 12/31/18, but completed by 1/6/19.
Members must select to receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points on the reservation to qualify. The qualifying rental must be a minimum of one full-day, paid rental. Bonus points will not be awarded on rentals accruing other frequent travel program points. It may take up to four weeks from the end of the promotion period before bonus points will be added to the member’s account. Hertz Gold Plus Rewards point redemptions exclude taxes, fees and options. Standard rental qualifications and return restrictions apply. Advance reservations required. Modifying your reservation may result in a change in your rate and/or invalidate this offer. This offer has no cash value and cannot be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates, Insurance Replacement Rates or any other promotion other than your CDP number. The minimum age for this offer is 21 and age differential charges may apply. All Hertz Gold Plus Rewards rules apply. Go to hertz.ca for Gold Plus Rewards Program Terms and Conditions.