Good Deal on Hertz Points via Daily Getaway Deals

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Today kicks off the last of five weeks of Daily Getaway.  Today’s deal are different packages of points from Hertz.  The travel packages are provided by U.S. Travel Association, in cooperation with participating travel operators of the U.S. Travel Association and advertising support provided by American Express. To get an additional 10% off savings you must pay with any American Express card. Daily Getaways are only open to those who are US residents ages 18 and up (though some packages are for 21+ or even 25+). Here is a link to tips for successfully purchasing these limited quantity deals.

5,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points – $280 ($252 with 10% Amex discount). 

  • 45 available, max purchase of 1.
  • 5 cents per point

9,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points – $430 ($387 with 10% Amex discount). 

  • 35 available, max purchase of 1.
  • 4.3 cents per point

15,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points – $720 ($648 with 10% Amex discount). 

  • 50 available, max purchase of 1.
  • 4.3 cents per point

Terms for all of the packages:

  • A maximum of 3 sets of points is allowed per Hertz member number across all Hertz offers.
  • Minimum age for this offer is twenty-five (25) (exceptions apply).
  • Advance reservations required. Subject to availability, this offer is redeemable at select Hertz locations in the U.S. and Canada. Not all vehicles, vehicle equipment, and services are available at all locations.
  • Points do not expire as long as member has any Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® program activity in the prior 24 months.

Deal Analysis:

I really like Hertz points – they are pretty hard to earn, but they are valuable to redeem.  As a point of reference, here are Hertz Gold Points rates for standard rentals (that are capacity controlled, but I’ve never had any problem securing):

Free weekend rental day: 500

Free rental day: 600

One free rental day one-way: 1,200

One week: 2,500

Specialty vehicle one week: 4,000

Specialty vehicle four weekend days: 3,000

If I wanted to rent a SUV for a week during ski season I would need 4,000 points (at the standard level).  During ski season that could cost hundreds of dollars if you don’t have points.  I could get those 4,000 points via this deal for about $173.  I can guarantee the rental is selling for way more than that in almost every case.  The only potential issue (other than limited availability) is that Hertz has announced they are changing their award chart by increasing the number of points required to rent by about 10% – 15% beginning October 1st.  I’m really glad they announced the upcoming changes in advance, so keep that in mind if you decide to purchase points for future use.

Because I know I will get my money’s worth, I do plan to try to purchase a set of points on Monday.  I wasn’t able to purchase Hertz points last year, but we’ll see if my luck is any different this time.  Anyone else plan to be a buyer as well?

Good luck if you decide to go for any of these packages.  They go on sale Monday at 1PM Eastern on the Daily Getaways website.

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  1. hi! can you use reward points in any other countries- it says “…this offer is redeemable at select Hertz locations in the U.S. and Canada…” ? – specifically New Zealand – This is going to be my 1st points funded escapade!- really excited about it – thanks!

  2. For those who may not be interested in Hertz points and may not be aware, it’s perhaps worth mentioning that the Daily Getaways site has quite a few packages still available from various earlier offers during the course of the promotion. I notice, for instance, that IHG points are still available. I bought 15,000 for $90 (with an AMEX) and, when they posted in about 24 hours, redeemed 10,000 for two nights at an InterContinental later this month on a PointBreaks offer, effectively giving me the resort at $30 a night. Just click on “See all past getaways” at the lower left corner of the website.

  3. Yeah, what’s up with the USA only exclusion? I could use these points for a rental in Iceland next month, although I’m not sure there’s inventory.
    Aren’t points just points, or are these points more restricted?

    • According to the Hertz website, “Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points can be earned and redeemed at participating locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas USVI, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Rentals in Switzerland will earn points, but members can’t redeem a reward there. For Hertz On Demand 24/7™, qualifying rentals include rentals only in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain.” I would assume these points function the same, but…..

  4. Pass. With the recent devaluation of Hertz points, it’ll actually be cheaper most of the time to use Costco for car rentals.

  5. When trying to buy one of the offers like this Hertz one, where will the link to “add to cart” appear? Will it be on the main page for the day?
    Or will it be on the “see details” page for a specific offer?
    Just trying to be ready to snatch one. 🙂

  6. I noticed it said it is limited to age 25+ BUT with exceptions apply. Do you know what are the exceptions? I am 24, oh so close.

  7. I was trying for the 5k and 9k offers; kept getting the “try again” box popping up. I didn’t give up and after about 5 minutes of this I was able to snag the 5k offer which is fine by me. Apparently either somebody didn’t complete the purchase in the alloted time or decided they didn’t want it. Just goes to show that persistance pays off. So far in this year’s daily getaways, I’ve been able to pretty much purchase what I wanted.

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