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Hertz is revamping their loyalty Program, GoldPlus Rewards (formerly #1 Rewards) and they are giving away 500 points just for registering (link), for their promo. If you don’t have a Goldplus or #1 Rewards account, you can get one for free (until September 30, 2011) here. While 500 points doesn’t seem like a lot, its actually enough for a free full-size weekend rental day. Additionally, you will earn an extra 100 points on each rental July 1 – September 30, 2011.

Update: If you are an American Express Platinum Card holder, Gold Status is a free perk. Just sign up here and enter the following information:
Company Name: American Express Platinum
CDP Number: 211762
Assigned Promo Code Number: 154This is a pretty phenomenal deal – I often use 500 Hertz points for free NYC rentals and I’ve never once not been able to get a car – even on peak weekends. In general, you earn 1 point per dollar spent, so I get a free rental for every $500 I spend on cars. Since NYC car rentals are often $90+, I find this to be a good reward for my loyalty and I always accrue Hertz points, unless another company is markedly cheaper or has a monster bonus to an airline partner.

Basically, I can’t think of any reason not to sign-up for this. Happy weekend!

Hat tip to TPG reader Subbu for this.

You must register with a valid Hertz Gold membership number to participate in this promotion. 500 bonus points will be provided to member’s account after successfully registering for the promotion, enough points to redeem for a free non-peak weekend rental day. Only rentals made after the date that the member registers will qualify for the “100 Bonus Points per rental day” portion of this promotion, during the promotional period of July 1 – September 30, 2011. No bonus points will be awarded on partial days, only full days will qualify. Offer valid to U.S. and Canada residents only, for rentals at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I. Bonus points earned during this promotion are not eligible for any additional or tier bonuses. Advance reservations required. Modifying your reservation may result in a change in your rate and/or invalidate this offer. Offer has no cash value and cannot be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates, Insurance Replacement Rates or any other promotion other than your CDP#. Standard rental qualifications and return restrictions apply. Minimum age for this offer is 21 and age differential charges may apply. Bonus points will be placed in member’s account up to 4 weeks from rental return. All Gold Plus Rewards Program terms apply; go to for Program Terms and Conditions.

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