Hertz has returned their offer to entice its Gold Plus Rewards Five Star or President’s Circle members to gift the same status to someone else for up to a seven-month period.
Gifting is free, and the recipient gets the same tier as the member for up to seven months from December 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.
This offer was around for the first time exactly a year ago and then members were able to gift status for a full year while this time around its for six months.
You can access this offer on the Hertz website here.
‘Tis the season for giving. To thank you for your loyalty, we’re inviting you to gift your current Five Star® or President’s Circle® member status to one friend, family member or colleague for free up to June, 30th, 2022!*
Then you’ll both enjoy faster, easier rental experiences when you:
- Skip the counter and go straight to your cars†
- Choose from a wide selection of cars
- Enjoy car-class upgrades‡
- Earn more points toward free days
From the wording of the offer it’s a bit unclear if the status will only last through June 30th as a whole or if you can gift until June 30th and then the term will start.
This is the information form members have to fill out in order to process the match:
When this offer was around a year ago (see John’s article here) it said “Gifted status is available from 1/31/21 to 1/31/22” but now we see this new campaign under the same URL prior to that date. Based on that I’d say the status will be valid until June of next year but you never know with Hertz.
Each member can use this offer for one gifting transaction.
They keep extending their tiers for no apparent reason and I’ve now been Presidents Circle for ~ 13 years but only qualified once or twice based on my actual rentals Back in 2008/2009. Since then I maybe have 4-5 rentals each year at the max.
Having Gold Plus Rewards status speeds up the rental process and likely yields an upgrade too, although since the introduction of the Gold Choice lane at major airports not as generous as in the past as Hertz has become very liberal, giving out the status through promotions like these and status matches.
Hertz only used to upgrade by one category but now with Gold Choice you can pick any car in the respective lane. I usually rent from them at LAX and while in the past I’ve gotten some nice cars including premium SUV’s the last time I was there in July they only had trash with mileage and lots of damages.
These are the (rather simple) terms & conditions for this offer:
Offer available to active Hertz Five Star® and President’s Circle® members only. Each member can grant status to one customer only. Gifted status is available from 12/1/21 to 06/30/22.