Free Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership + 1 Free Weekend Day Rental ($100+ Value)

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Free Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership + 1 Free Weekend Day Rental ($100+ Value)

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 Update:  The Hertz #1 Club Gold free membership is still active, but the 1 free day rental offer is no longer active.

Free Hertz #1 Club Gold

Free Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership!

Hertz has renamed their loyalty program from Hertz #1 Awards to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards (yawn).  But before you stop reading, you should know, that they are running a promotion where you can get:

  • Free #1 Club Gold membership, which usually costs $60,  up to September 30, 2011
  • 500 free bonus points – just for registering – which will get you a 1 weekend day free car rental from Hertz
  • 100 extra bonus points for each day that you rent, after you register, between July 1 and September 30, 2011

Hertz #1 Club Gold membership allows you to skip the rental line at the airport and go straight to your car, which can save quite a bit of time, and 1 free weekend rental can save you up to, say, $40, depending on where you rent a car.

You have to be a #1 Club Gold member, before you register to get the 500 free bonus points.

1)  What If I Am Not a Hertz #1 Club Gold Member?

  • Sign up for free Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership
  • Select “I am not a Hertz Club member
  • Complete the registration process to become a #1 Club Gold Member

Once you are a Hertz #1 Club Gold member, register to get 500 free bonus points which gets you a free car rental for 1 weekend day plus an extra 100 points for each rental day up to September 30, 2011!

2)  What If I Am a Hertz #1 CLUB Member, But Not A Hertz #1 Club  GOLD Member?

  • Click on the “I am a Hertz #1 Club Member” button and then
  • Click on “Upgrade Now” to get a free upgrade to Hertz #1 Club Gold status

Once you are a Hertz #1 Club Gold member, register to get 500 free bonus points which gets you a free car rental for 1 weekend day plus an extra 100 points for each rental day up to September 30, 2011!

3)  What If I Am Already a #1 Club Gold Member

Register to get 500 free bonus points which gets you a free car rental for 1 weekend day plus an extra 100 points for each rental day up to September 30, 2011!

Free Hertz #1 Club Gold

Free Weekend Day Car Rental!

Black Out Days

While this is still a pretty good deal, there are blackout days when you need more than 500 points for a weekend day.

Here is the regular award chart.

My Experience:

So far, I have not been able to successfully register for the promotion , because the website is not responding.

This may be because of the many people trying to register at the same time, and I will try again tomorrow.

Update: I managed to register successfully!  I called to ask when the 500 bonus points would appear in my account, and was told that it would take 4 weeks.

Bottom Line: This is worth the 5 minutes it will take to register for the promotion because you get free Hertz #1 Gold status worth $60 + the time saved by not having to wait at the airport and 1 free weekend rental day which may be worth $40+ for a total value of $100+!

And is yet another way to have Big Travel with Small Money!

(Hat Tip to MileQuest and The Traveler’s Loophole)

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very happy with you

@Million Mile Secrets

-how can i check online how many points i need for a hertz rental please?

-i was told by the hertz rep that i could only check by phone. correct?

thanks

Herz is an accesive and very great

terry.schlabaugh

Can I speak to an acutal person?

I don’t remember my Gold Card account number. How can I get it?

Can I rent through Advantage Car Rental with a Hertz # 1 Gold and get points?

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@Ed – Not sure I understand the question, but yes, you credit a hertz rental to American Airlines and earn points. But you can’t use hertz points and then earn American Airlines miles.

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