Mommy Points Giveaway: Win 3,000 Hertz Gold Points!

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Last week Hertz reached out to me to see if I would be interested in helping them “end the summer with a bang” and give away 3,000 more Hertz points for you to use however you wish!  Um, yes please.  No, I don’t keep any of the points or anything else from Hertz for myself.  😉  I am always more than willing to give away Hertz points for two main reasons.  First, they are extremely valuable points that are fairly hard to come by if you don’t have a bunch of Hertz rentals.  Second, it is a company that I regularly use myself.  In fact, despite some other great airline-mileage-earning car rental promos that are out there right now, I am still renting this week from Hertz.  They had the best rate for what I needed, and I receive solidly consistent service from them.  Plus, I like earning their points and I utilize my USAA benefits with their rentals.

Anyway, Hertz not only wants to help a family win 3,000 Hertz Gold Plus Reward Points* just in time for any last minute summer trips over Labor Day, but they also want to celebrate some of their accolades and additions from this past year.   They are excited about adding the Porsche Panamera to their Hertz Prestige Collection at select locations (it technically seats four – how fun would that be?!), but they are also proud of the GMC Yukon Compressed Natural Gas vehicle (part of the Hertz Green Traveler Collection available at select locations) for those looking for a “greener” option.  I actually love getting the Yukon when we rent an SUV because it has more than enough space for all our stuff!

Some other things they are pretty jazzed about are:

·         The Best Car Rental Agency for the 13th time in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best Awards” for 2012, earning a spot in the first-ever Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hall of Fame”

·         Winner of Sustainable Practice (Hertz® Green Traveler Collection), Travel Personalization (Hertz® Gold Choice), and Traveler Productivity (Hertz® NeverLost® online trip planning) in Global Business Travel Association and Fast Company 2012 Business Traveler Innovation Awards

·         The Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey (also earning top honors in 14 additional categories)

·         The Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits in the first annual FlyerTalk Awards

·         Using Hertz NeverLost, which according to Peter Greenberg is one of the “tried and true GPS navigators” that has “evolved into an information hub—you can also use it for flight status and weather information, and it’s even got a trip-planning tool.”

·         Hertz ‘Carfirmations’, a mobile SMS text and email service that confirms a Gold member’s reservation and advises them of their car and location prior to arrival at the Hertz facility

·         ‘Gold Choice’ which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area

I’m easy to please, so I am just happy that they generally have cars that I feel safe driving, employees who are helpful, rates that are competitive, and points that are very valuable and easy to use!  All those other things are just icing on the cake.

To enter, leave a comment in this post and tell us where you would you would like to take your family for Labor Day by August 24th at 11:59PM Central. One winner will be selected at random, and the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards will be deposited directly into their membership account (Not a Hertz Gold member? It’s free to join here and/or Hertz can work with you to set this up).

I also just found out that my friends over at Points, Miles and Martinis are also giving away 3,000 Hertz points – go enter there as well!

* Worth 2 free weekend rental days for a specialty vehicle (if used as an AnyDay reward (no black-out dates) or 4 free weekend rental days (if used as a Standard reward). Visit for more details.




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  1. Hertz points are very valuable for one-way awards. We want to fly into an airport near Yellowstone and leave from Rapid City. Thanks for the write-up!

  2. I’d like to use the Hertz rental to take my family to the Nazarene National Softball Tournament in Cincinnati, OH!

  3. I’d take some friends and drive down the coast from SF to Santa Barbara, stopping to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and then many, many times along the coast drive for scenic photo ops.

  4. I would like to use it to drive to San Francisco. My mom should be visiting me and she doesn’t want to sit in my tiny cooper car (not safe according to her) so I will need to rent a car.

  5. Labor Day? I’d love to drive to the UP (upper peninsula) in Michigan for some late/long summer days and quiet before the hustle of Fall begins.

  6. I’m thinking we should make one last trip to Florida before school starts up. A Hertz rental would be great to get around.

  7. The trip I’ve been meaning to take for a while… fly into NOLA and drive to Gulfport for some awesome food. One of these days I’m going to have to cross that off my list. 🙂

  8. Would love to go to the Outer Banks with my husband and 10 month old! I’ve never been there and it should be great weather then. 🙂

  9. We love to travel to exotic places as a family (mom, dad, 2 kids) using as little cash as possible. Thanks for a great site and for being on Twitter so we can follow it more easily! 2 days of Hertz rentals would be superb for us!

  10. This would be perfect! My wife and I are heading to Mexico on Labor day and staying that week. We were planning on renting a car so this little addition would save us time and money!

  11. We would love to use our Hertz rental to go to New York City. We would want to visit the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Zoo, and the Statue of Liberty during our trip.

  12. We have been in Wisconsin for 3 years now. We will be heading to Green Bay for the first time so my 3 and 4 year olds would can learn to be Cheese Heads early!!

  13. Well, this is an easy one, since I’m planning to visit Austin and have been fretting about a rental car! So that’s where I’d used the points.

  14. I will not need a car this Labor Day (traveling to Spain), but the points would be helpful for next Labor Day in Hawaii.

  15. This contest came up just in time! Found a great price on airfare to Monterey, and need to book a rental car. I’d love to spend the weekend driving up and down the PCH!

  16. We are headed to Vegas for the Labor Day weekend! Would absolutely love to get those points for a Hertz rental in Las Vegas.

  17. We’re big Gator fans and Labor day weekend is the first weekend of college football. We’d love to use the rental car in Gainesville, Florida that weekend!

  18. Hard to beat the value of Hertz points–and hard to beat the value of Hertz–I’ve never had a bad Hertz experience (which can’t be said of other agencies). I’d go to someplace cooler than Texas, like Colorado!

  19. I am actually taking my family to Hawaii. I told them about how I drove around the island of Honolulu. With the Hertz points, I will be able to do it with my family this time.

  20. Aug 24, last chance at gift shopping, driving all around town and may be even Cincinnati and Louisville (no Costco where I live), for my wife’s trip abroad.

    Thanks to Chase Sapphire Preferred, biz class in Qatar.

  21. Hertz points would help us a lot with our unhooked but needed rental for October when we go to a wedding in Illinois!

  22. My family and I are going to the annual walk across the Mackinac Bridge (about a 5 mile walk from the upper peninsula of Michigan to the lower peninsula). It would be great to take a Hertz rental!

  23. By far my favorite car rental company! It would be amazing to take the fam to Disneyland for Labour Day weekend! First time for all of us!

  24. I am going with Val (comment #188) ^^^ to the annual Mackinac Bridge walk on Labor Day. It will be my second time doing it.

  25. I was actually lucky enough to get to buy Hertz points during the daily getaway – I find them incredibly useful. I would love to use them to go with my family up to New Hampshire – with all our gear renting an SUV would be really helpful.

  26. I would use this opportunity to drive up the coast from San Diego with my wife. Stops in Morro Bay and San Francisco would definitely be on the itinerary.

  27. I’d like to use the Hertz rental to take my family to Ocean city, Maryland. They’ve been wanting to go to the beach before summer ends and this would be a perfect way to take them and enjoy a nice long weekend.

  28. I need to add to my current meager amount of miles for a one-way from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Always obligated to visit family prior to the real vacation!

  29. We would love to pick up a Hertz car in Salt Lake City and take the scenic drive to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks!

  30. We have a family trip the week after LD: fly to PIT for 2 days with family, then drive to DTW for more more visiting, and fly out of DTW. Some points to cover the expensive 1-way rental would be very nice.

  31. I’d love to use the points for a one-way rental (hertz does this better than any others fwik) for my trip to the canyons 🙂

  32. We are going to the Strawberry Music Festival in California and not sure our normal car will make it up the mountain. Could really use a rental car that weekend!

  33. I’d love to head for the mountains. It’s a little early this year but the trees are already starting to turn. To have a “family” caar, so everyone fits comfortably, along with “stuff” would be great. Pack a picnic and just drive!

  34. I would like to take my lovely wife and two wonderful kids on a vacation trip to disneyworld after successfully returning home here shortly from my 6 month deployment in the desert.

  35. Wow popular contest. How about a cruise out of Miami that leaves labor day weekend. That rental car would come in handy in south florida.

  36. With fall approaching, I would love to drive from Anchorage, AK to Denali to see the leaves turn – less than a month now!

  37. I am moving from Seattle to Atlanta in a couple months. While I’m single with no dependents, I’d take my parents, sister & two nephews to Eastern Washington on a camping trip! We used to do that all the time when I was a kind, and the Yukon would be fabulous for that.

  38. My son is having a baby this week, and he is 400 miles away. Would love to drive up and see my new grandson in a hertz car.

  39. Too many people and no chance to win, but would love to take my 78 years old mother who never travel for the last 15 years anywere to visit her only 2 friends in US from her childhood in Modova in NYC and Washington DC

  40. I would take my family to Las Vegas and enjoy the lights and great shows. I would even like to take a drive down to the Grand Canyon to be inspired and in awe of the great canyon.

  41. I already have a trip booked and am flying out to San Francisco for labor day but still need to rent a car! I am going on a vacation road trip and driving from San Francisco to San Diago. Cant wait to hit up the coastal highways and the national parks. Would love the Hertz points!

  42. I would love to take my family to the Eastern Shore of Maryland for Labor Day! Sightseeing, eating crabs, shopping and a little fishing.

  43. North Shore Lake Superior is beautiful this time of year. Early changes to the leaves will be showing up over Labor day.

  44. I would love to win a rental for the holiday. We are scheduled to drive from Western Georgia to Pikeville KY and back for a Hatsfield McCoy geocaching event. Would be great to have a rental for the trip.

  45. I currently live in the Channel Side district in Tampa, FL. Love the urban life BUT with the Republican National Convention (which is a VERY good thing for Tampa) literally 2 blocks from my residence, a labor day get away is just the “ticket”! The security, closed streets and traffic will be taxing to say the least. So, I would love to exercise mine and my family’s inalienable right to freedom and hit the road… to see a bit more of this great country we live in.

  46. As I’m writing this message I’m sitting in a car from hertz, they are simply the best, and labor day I’d go to niagara falls,maybe somewhere else, give me that points! I need em,lol, thanks

  47. r/t from sea to sts via I-5 for a few soccer dad’s. We want to visit the Russian River Brewery & yell at some ref’s. Our kids never make mistakes. It’s always the ref’s fault!

  48. My darling niece is turning 1 on labor day weekend and I want to take my parents with me to NY to see her and celebrate her first birthday. This offer from Hertz would be extremely helpful and in return we’d bring back her ‘hello kitty’ theme b’day pictures to share with you all 🙂

  49. Would love to take my 83-year-old Mom from her home in Washington DC area to visit my sister/her daughter near Wilmington, NC. Our cars are too old to make the trip. We are going to rent a car.

  50. I would like to use the points to take my 82 year old mother to visit my brother in Colorado Springs, CO for the labor day weekend since we haven’t seen him for about five years!

  51. I would enjoy taking the family down to Topsail Beach, NC. Beautiful beaches. Not overly developed. Our family has been going there all my life. Many fond memories.

  52. I really value Hertz points for One-way dropoffs! I would want them to be able to rent a car in San Francisco and drive it down the Pacific coast on Highway 1 and drop off at LAX! 🙂

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