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Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members generally earn one point for every qualifying dollar spent on Hertz rentals, but now through August 22, 2014, they can earn double Gold Plus Rewards bonus points on weekly rentals of a mid-size or larger vehicle, using promotional code (PC) 199172. Rental cars may be picked up at airport locations in the U.S., Canada or Australia. This promo is decent, but if you’re renting for a week, check out Avis’ 7,500 American Airlines mile promo, which might be more lucrative depending on where you’re renting.

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In order to take advantage of this promotion, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members need to make sure to check the “Yes, I want to earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards” box in their member profiles, beside the little Gold Plus Rewards mascot.

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Reservations must be booked on Hertz.com with promotion code 199172. This code should be entered on the home page during the initial booking, as follows:

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In addition to double Gold Rewards points, the promotional code will earn you a small dollar-savings amount on a weekly booking. For instance, when I booked a mid-sized (or as Hertz calls it, “intermediate”) Toyota Corolla without the code for a weekly rental (July 25-August 1) with pickup/drop-off at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS), the pre-taxes-and-fees price was $410.49.

Weekly booking of a mid-size Toyota Corolla (July 25-August 1) with pick-up/drop-off at BOS - without the double rewards promo code
Weekly booking of a mid-size Toyota Corolla (July 25-August 1) with pick-up/drop-off at BOS – without the double rewards promo code

With the code, that base price dropped to $394.07, for a savings of $16.42. Taxes and non-optional fees don’t earn points, so via the promotion this booking would earn 788 Gold Rewards points. That’s more than enough for a free rental day for a non-premium car.

Using the double rewards promo code, the price for that same booking fell by
Using the double rewards promo code, the price for that same booking fell by

Before members complete their reservations, they must select “Earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points” within the section titled “Arrival/Flight Information.”

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To take advantage of this promotion, advance reservations are required, and any changes made to a reservation (even a late return) might result in a rate change. Bonus points earned will be added to the member account up to 10 business days from the rental return, and can be redeemed immediately. Drive safely – and happy summer travels!

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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