Win 1,500 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points!

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Recently Hertz reached out to me to see if I would be interested in promoting their recent achievement of being voted “Best Overall Car Rental Company” in Zagat’s 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey.  To celebrate they wanted to give away Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points to readers of this site.  Valuable Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points for readers of Mommy Points?!  Yes, sign me up, please.  In case you were curious, all of the points are going to the two contest winners, I just get the satisfaction of knowing two of you got some great points for free!

In all honesty, my husband and I use Hertz for the majority of our car rentals, as we have good luck with getting decent cars, and really like using Hertz points for free rentals.  We have used Hertz points to rent a SUV during ski season in Colorado, and that resulted in huge savings.  Well, until we turned it in a day late, but that was our own doing………..

Anyway, Hertz is offering one lucky reader the chance to win 1,500 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points for a weekend family road trip! In case you aren’t yet familiar with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points, 1500 points = 2 free weekend days on specially vehicles for Standard Rewards.  Available on Luxury, Mid-sized SUV, Minivans, or ConvertiblesPlus, Hertz will also send you a Zagat Guidebook to find the best restaurants to try with your family while traveling.  Or, you can save the Zagat rated restaurants for when you have “date night” without the kiddos!

Some of the recent innovations that Hertz is excited about include:

·         Hertz Gold Choice / “Choose Control”: Change your mind? Hertz Gold Choice gives the customer the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose another, something no other car rental brand offers.

·         Hertz’s ExpressRent Kiosks / “Acceler-Rental”: To help you travel faster with your family, Hertz ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks let customers rent a car without a reservation and without a line. 153 Kiosks are live at both airport and Hertz Local Edition locations.

If you would like to add 1,500 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points to your account, just leave a comment in this post and tell me where you would like to take your family this summer and why by June 18, 2012. Two winners will be selected at random, and the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards will be deposited directly into your membership account (Not a Hertz Gold member? It’s free to join here and/or Hertz can work with you to set this up).

* Available on Luxury (Lincoln Towncar or similar), MidSize SUV (Ford Explorer or similar), Minivans (Ford Freestar or similar), or Convertible (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar). A weekend rental is valid for a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 days beginning no earlier than noon Thursday and ending no later than Monday. Car must be returned to original renting location. Some blackout dates will apply.


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  1. […] Last week Hertz and I teamed up to offer 1,500 Hertz Gold Plus Reward points to two lucky Mommy Points readers.  They wanted to celebrate their new title of “Best Overall Car Rental Company” in Zagat’s 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, and I was happy to help them give away points to Mommy Points readers as a form of celebration!  1,500 Hertz points is fairly substantial as those points can get you two free weekend days on specially vehicles for Standard Rewards.  This includes Luxury, Mid-sized SUV, Minivans, or ConvertiblesPlus, and Hertz will also send you a Zagat Guidebook to the winners! […]


  1. I have always wished to take a trip out of the Midwest(Nebraska) and fly to California to drive the pacific highway.
    Thanks for the consideration and running your site.

  2. Either QUebec or NYC…. same drive either way so depends on our need for a quiet romantic weekend or an action packed city weekend!

  3. I would love to do a road trip between San Diego and San Fran on Hwy 1. Several hundred miles of driving next to ocean front and be able to hit several cities along the way and end up in wine country.

  4. I’d like to drive up to the mountains of either Vermont or New Hampshire and go on the gondola with my husband and 5 year old son – I know he would love it.

  5. oops – the previous comment 13 was from me – I didn’t realize that the computer had my husband’s name in it. My vote is what I wrote up above (Vermont or NH). My husband is always up for going to Maine, so that’s his vote.

  6. I would love to take my wife and daughter to Delaware to the beach. My little girl is ten months old and loves the water!

  7. We’re going to a wedding in Illinois on our Southwest points and it’d be great to have part of the car rental taken care of! Thanks!

  8. My wif’s borthday coming up very soon! Imagine me pulling up to her work with her favorite car (BMW 1 Series) and hand her the keys for her FIRST drive as a Licenced Driver!!! Awesomeness!!!! Would love Hertz (and Mommy Points!) for rest of my life! 🙂

  9. I’m taking my 10 year old niece to Kauai for spring break in March. I’m using the companion code I got for the Alaska credit card for us to both fly first class. I transferred UR points I got for opening/spending on the Chase Sapphire and Freedom cards for 5 nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. I plan to follow Mommy Poiints tips for traveling with children. I’d love to use the car to take my niece on a tour of the island. Thanks Mommy Points!

  10. I just found out AAA offers free Hertz Gold + 600/1000 points with first Gold rental. A quick SW (+CP) flight to Florida and a nice slow drive to Key West.

  11. Being able to take my mom on a nice trip up to Cape Cod this summer to do some antique shopping in all the cute quaint little towns would be wonderful.

  12. Would love to suprize my kids, grandkids in Jacksonville, NC with a visit and mini vacation for all of us. He will be deploying in Nov.

  13. Already took our “summer” family trip a little early, just got back last week from Yosemite and San Francisco. Our next trip will probably be mid-fall to Texas to see my parents.

  14. I’d take my future family (fiance now, wife after August) on the honeymoon of her dreams. East coast road trip!!!!

  15. My grandmother has always talked about going to Maine and visiting the site where Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote Renascence. I’d like to take the train to Bosten, then rent a car and drive up the coast with her!

  16. In an effort to visit all 50 states, I’d love to visit Michigan this summer to check another off the list!

  17. A road trip to Smuggler’s Notch in VT to have our disabled son check out the new water park- one of his favorite things.

  18. We’re doing multiple road trips this summer throughout North America. For the shortest one – a wedding in Iowa and then blues music in Kansas City – this deal would be sweet! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. I’d love to take the wife and kids to a state park here in Minnesota. I always loved camping as a kid, and it’s not something we’ve done yet as a family!

  20. A road trip to NY to see my little niece on her first birthday while picking up her grandparents (mom and dad) who will be celebrating their anniversary at the same time. It would be a perfect family moment to cherish for a lifetime. Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. It would be great to rent a car when my husband and I go to San Francisco to see friends and then drive up the California coast to Seattle.

  22. I’d like to take my wife back to our wedding location, Asheville, NC, to celebrate our 2-year wedding anniversary!

  23. Palm Springs, maybe Las Vegas, or Santa Fe or Santa Barbara. Will let my wife decide if we win the Hertz points. Happy wife = happy wife as they say 🙂 Cheers

  24. We are heading to Italy in the summer and are leaning towards renting a car for the Amalfi Coast part. This would definitely help as I do have some free days but not enough.

  25. The wife and I are going on a belated honeymoon trip to Europe at the end of summer, and we’d love to drive around the French/Belgian countryside.

  26. I’d like to take the family on a trip out west and see the Grand Canyon. One of the most awesome sites to see that I would like to share with my family.

  27. I would use the points to travel from Amsterdam to the South of France and visit Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco.

  28. I’ve already got two Hertz reservations for separate trips to Florida this year, I would rebook one of those with these points!

  29. I’ve been meaning to go back to New Orleans and drive to Gulfport for a seafood binge, so that’s probably where we’d end up. 🙂

  30. I would love to travel down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Diego. My daughter and her husband are coming…this is their “fun” year before they have kids so let’s do it up in style with Hertz in a red convertible 🙂

  31. I am moving and need a one way car rental. I have 500 Hertz points from the promo last year and with the 1500 I will hopefully win, I’ll have more than the 1200 points needed for a 1-way rental from Houston to Dallas.

  32. I would take my wife and two daughters to Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas for some enjoyable and relaxing diamond mining!

  33. We’re headed on Carnival Splendor the week after Thanksgiving. We’re flying a day early, of course, but we could be convinced to spend an extra day in LA if the car were free. 🙂

  34. I would really like to take my family to St. Louis and Chicago this summer to see baseball games! Plus none of us have been to these 2 cities! Thanks.

  35. We just came back from a weekend trip to LA during which the Hertz car rental was free for the 3 days we were there.
    We will be going to Napa, CA for the harvest in September timeframe. Will rent from Hertz as we always do.

  36. I’d like to take my husband to Oregon for a weekend trip to visit my grandma. I’m pregnant, and she can’t come see me since she had a heart attack last year and has been restricted to no travel, so would love to visit her!

  37. Vacationing in Oahu and Kauai this summer and haven’t selected rental cars yet. Hertz would be great. Got a convertible?

  38. We’ll be off to Lake Tahoe….it’ll be nice to rent a car and drive over to Tahoe with friends….Thanks MommyPoints, for all the advice you’ve been offering.

  39. I have yet to visit Maine while living in NYC. A car would be great for a long weekend driving around the Northeast.

  40. Driving down to Santa Barbara has always been on my list of things to do and wouldn’t it be great to do it in style! A convertible anyone:)

  41. Planning to have a reunion with some close friends in Vegas later this Summer. One of the best places to celebrate abd have unlimited fun! 😉

  42. I’d go to Oregon coast for the weekend. Never been before, but don’t want to drive my old car that far.

  43. I would like to take my kids to the Detroit Zoo and to a Detroit Tigers baseball game. Our family used to live in Detroit, and my children have never seen the attractions.

  44. Would like to show parents (first time US visitor) around the WAS/NYC/BOS before the University’s centennial commences in October!

  45. After my hospital stay for Stage 4 Cancer (neck), we rented several times from HLE (Hertz Local Editions) and took many road trips to San Diego & surroundings. We both enjoy seeing the sites there!

  46. I want to take my Mom on a road trip down the PCH! She loves the ocean and it would be so great to see more of this country instead of always jetting off somewhere else.

  47. For me its all about convenience with kids. unless we are in a big city vacation can become prohibitively expensive if I want to rent a car for 5 day that is big enough for all our stuff and 2 car seats. This would come in handy for a trip to Tahoe this fall.

  48. would like to take the family up to the blackhills of SD and see mount rushmore…over 10 hrs drive from where I live so a rental would be great!

  49. We are off to San Francisco in the Fall…and a couple of days with a car would be great for exploring the wine country. We’d love it!

  50. I would like to take a road trip from Seattle all the way down the California coast to San Diego. Why? Because its beautiful pacific country and I have never been to the west coast before!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. A family trip to the Grand Canyon would be a dream come true. It would be even better with a Hertz convertible.

  52. My family is renting a cabin In Washington State near Cascades nat’l park late this summer. We need a rental from Seattle.

  53. Going to Europe in August with my beloved girlfriend (and since she doesn’t know about this blog I am going to take a risk and share it with you that I am going to propose her on this trip) wish me luck 😉

  54. Heading to Cayucos, CA for a college friend’s wedding. Driving from LAX to Cayucos and heard the drive is gorgeous. Would love the Hertz miles to upgrade to a convertible!

  55. I’m off to Alaska this summer to go fishing, but have to forego a rental the first couple of days in Anchorage due to the exorbinant cost. Would love to have a car to see all I can see!

  56. Australia because it’s a lot like the US but completely different. The people are great, the food and sights are also great.

  57. I would like to take the family down the PCH in Cali this summer to get away from the big city life and hang on the coast!

  58. I’d like to head out to Spain or South Africa this fall and would love a couple of days driving compliments of Hertz.

  59. We’re moving to Scotland in September, so I’d like to take my girls (wife and two daughters!) for a trip through Florida to see all our family before we head across the pond. Plus, a FL beach would be nice this time of year!

  60. Sleeping Bear Dunes; because it’s cooler than Florida.
    Happy to see so much response to this. Hertz is not #1 with me; but they do run good promos. Right now they have a good promo for those of us who are with Amtrak Guest Rewards. I rented last weekend @ ATL; but my econo car was kind of a dog. 🙁

  61. I need to help my son get from the airport to a conference in Germany this year. Some Hertz points would be a big help!

  62. Dream rental: National park tour of the West. Mt. Rushmore, Bryce, Zions, Arches, Grand Canyon, Redwoods, Yosemite, and Glacier.

    Practical: Rent the nicest ride on the lot and cruise with my sweetheart around town.

  63. I want to go visit a friend who’s moved all the way across the country to southern CA and is battling some medical issues right now. We’ll cheer her right up!

  64. We’re off on an Asian tour – Osaka, Seoul and Bangkok, and it would be great to be driving a Hertz rental on this tour 🙂

  65. I am definitely looking forward to doing a road trip on CA highway 1 from San Francisco to the Redwood National Park.

  66. I would love to take my fiancée to Hawaii! Neither of us has been before, and we want to do a “trial run” to see if it would be a good honeymoon spot (I am guessing yes).

  67. My wife and I would go see her grandparents in California. Her grandfather has not been able to travel so we need to introduce our little one to him!

  68. Already took the family to Disney World this summer and a road trip to New Mexico. Still have a family trip to the beach to go!

  69. would love to get them, Will spend it cruising in south california with my wife and friends. Need large vehicle for it.

  70. I’d like to take my 87 year old, legally blind mom to St. Louis to visit family. Probably the last time she will be able to travel there.

  71. We’re planning to take the family to New York City for the Christmas decorations! Would love to have a Hertz rental while we’re there!

  72. I’d love to go take my family to San Juan, PR. There’s something there for the whole family to enjoy such as museums, old colonial towns, hiking, rainforest adventures, beaches, and bio bay! 🙂

  73. Northern Michigan to see my family. We don’t get to see them very often during the year and would like to introduce them to our new baby coming July 9th.

  74. I would like to take my 2 young sons to New York to see their cousins. I’d also like to take them to a national park or forest to see mountains and hike in nature.

  75. We are flying from California to Washington D.C. (for sightseeing, very excited) then renting a car and driving to Baltimore, MD. Those extra points would sure help a lot in reducing expenses for the trip. Thanks!

  76. I would love to take my wife to Orlando cuz she’s never been. We would love the hertz points to take us around to the different theme parks!

  77. I would travel to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies since these areas are the most stunningly beautiful portion of the Rocky Mountains and provide an excellent opportunity to recharge both the mind and body!

  78. To Palm Springs to soak in some thermal waters & get some rest or Mexico for some more-affordable medical treatment!

  79. A trip up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to San Francisco, it would be a great experience and allow us to see some of what California has to offer.

  80. would love to go back to Alaska this summer and just aimlessly drive around. One of the best things I did last year. One of the best states in this country.

  81. I’d love the points to take my son to Washingotn DC for a weekend to learn more about the roots of our country!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  82. I am spending my honeymoon in LA with my beautiful wife and the 1500 points would go a very long way in saving me a lot of money. I want the trip to be special and by saving on the car I can put it toward something else. Here’s to hoping I am the lucky winner and have MommyPoints to thank for it!

  83. Retracting my old post. I actually need to go to New Haven this Friday to look at housing. Rental rates are around $80 including tax and liability insurance. Help to make my trip down would be appreciated 😉

  84. I’m going to visit family in Richmond, VA this summer and would love to have a mini-van so we can all ride together!

  85. Off to California, Colorado and Texas with my youngest son to scout colleges in preparation for the admission gauntlet that starts this fall.

  86. I’m driving my mother from Ohio to Birmingham, AL to meet long lost siblings she has never met in all her 70 years. Would love a free Hertz rental to help get us there for that special meeting.

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