Earlier this month I got an email from Hertz inviting me to enroll in their summer bonus. I’d get 550 Hertz points if I made a rental and another 550 points if the rental was from a non-airport location:
1,100 points is enough for 2 free rental days, so this seemed like a pretty sweet promotion.
My brother Gavriel graduated from high school in Pittsburgh last week. Instead of putting 260 miles on my own car I went to check rates from Hertz. My local location said that it was sold out of cars, but when I signed in with my Hertz President’s Circle account (which I have from having a United Club card) it quoted me a rate of $33 with tax. Not bad for a car rental day and 1,100 Hertz points!
Unfortunately the location called me to tell me they were sold out and I complained to @Hertz on Twitter as well as the President’s Club line (These pretzels are making me thirsty!) As I was about to drive my own car to Pittsburgh I got a call that they had secured a car for me and would be able to honor my reservation.
I used the after-hours drop off to return the car that night (The hybrid Ford Fusion only needed 5.5 gallons of gas for the round-trip!) and was surprised to see on the following day that the $33 rental had earned 1,683 points, enough for more than 3 free rental days:
But sure enough, the points made it to my account:
Were you targeted for the Hertz summer promo? How many points did you receive?