Despite the sticker shock (hello $330!!) I experienced when we kept a Hertz reservation made with Gold Points one extra day while in Colorado a couple months ago, I still think that Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points are pretty valuable when redeemed for expensive car rentals. Both my husband and I have Hertz Gold accounts with some points sitting in them. However, up until recently, I didn’t realize that there was a way to transfer our points to one another. This is huge since I know many of us got the free 500 points for joining Hertz #1 Gold several months ago, and it can be very helpful to have a larger point balance so that there are more redemption options available.
If you have not yet joined Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program (aka or formerly known as Hertz #1 Club Gold), you still can join for free, but I am not aware of any current point bonus for joining. In order to transfer points, both parties must be Hertz Gold members. Here are the official rules regarding transfers from Hertz:
Who can I transfer points to?
Points can be transferred to a spouse or domestic partner that is a #1/Gold member.
What if they are not a #1/Gold member?
The spouse/domestic partner should sign up for a fee-waived Gold membership via hertz.com. Once completed, you must wait 48 hours before calling the Awards Desk to transfer points. Transferring of points cannot be done without waiting the 48 hours.
How do I transfer the points?
You would call the #1 Gold Plus Rewards Desk (1-888-999-4900) during the hours of 0600-2100 CST Monday through Friday and ask for a transfer of points.
When will the points show up in the spouse/domestic partner’s account?
If both memberships are at least 72 hours old, the transferred points are viewable on Hertz.com within 24 hours of transfer. However, a Sales Specialist is able to see the transfer of points that same day and will be able to apply the points to a future reservation. The Awards Desk will transfer you to the Sales area to book the reservation.
How many points can be transferred?
There is no limit to the number of times points are transferred or the amount of points being transferred as long as the points are available in the members account.
Since there is a delay between when an account is created and points can be transferred, it isn’t a bad idea to make sure that both partners have a Hertz Gold account, just in case. Have you ever used the transfer option with your partner?
Thanks to SanDiego1K for sharing this info with me!