Hertz and Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

These articles feature promotions for earning additional frequent flyer miles or hotel loyalty points when renting a car from Hertz. They also cover Hertz Gold Plus Rewards for people who collect points directly with Hertz. My main article explaining Hertz Gold Plus Rewards is here. You can no longer earn Avios points when renting with Hertz but they remain a partner of Virgin Flying Club.

Crediting your Hertz rentals to IHG Rewards Club is looking attractive

Last week, I revealed that IHG Rewards Club is offering Spire Elite members status with Hertz. What I didn’t know at the time is that IHG and Hertz have relaunched and improved their existing partnership.  ALL IHG Rewards Club members, irrespective of status level, can earn […]

Bits: New IHG Spire Elite benefit launched, “Amex 2-4-1 – the Book” launches (really!)

News in brief: New IHG Spire Elite benefit launched A few people have emailed me recently to ask if I know anything about the promised new benefits for IHG’s new Spire Elite top tier. The answer is ‘No’. However, thanks to an eagle-eyed HFP reader, […]

Bits: Tesco 20% bonus emails arrive, bonus on Flying Blue miles purchases, Marriott / Hertz bonus

News in brief: Emails arrive for the Tesco / BA 20% conversion bonus The mythical emails regarding the new 20% conversion bonus of Tesco Clubcard points to British Airways Executive Club finally arrived yesterday.  Details of this promo can be found in my original article […]

New EU-wide rules promise more clarity on car rental pricing

The Competition & Markets Authority recently released details of an EU-wide settlement which it has agreed with Avis Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Europcar, Sixt and Hertz.  Within six months, all of these firms will make fundamental changes to the way in which they sell their cars […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season. For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car […]

Bits: Tesco Lego deal back, triple Etihad miles with Hertz, Virgin sale

More news from the beach: Tesco brings back its Lego deal! Tesco has brought back – but just until Monday – its Clubcard deal on Lego. If you spend over £60 on any of the sets featured on this page, you will receive 1,000 bonus […]

2,015 Virgin Flying Club miles for a Hertz rental

Back in 2013, Hertz and Virgin Atlantic ran a very generous promotion which gave 2,013 Virgin Flying Club miles on a rental.  In theory you were meant to rent for at least three days but it actually paid out irrespective! A similar offer has just […]

3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for a 3-day Hertz rental

From November 1st, it will no longer be possible to earn Avios points via Hertz.  Whilst British Airways dropped Hertz as a partner some years ago, they retained a partnership with Iberia Plus.  And, of course, you can transfer Iberia Plus Avios points to BA or […]

Iberia drops Avios from Hertz and Europcar – where do you credit now?

I published a long article in August about earning Avios from car rentals.  Whilst British Airways works exclusively with Avis, Iberia Plus has deals with pretty much everyone.  You simply had to credit your rentals to Iberia and then move your Avios across to BA via ‘Combine My […]

Earning airline miles with ‘2nd tier’ car rental companies

Last month I published a long piece on earning Avios points for car rentals. In summary, whilst the ONLY partner for British Airways Executive Club members is Avis via the special avisba website, this is not your only option.  Iberia Plus has deals with Hertz, […]

900 Avios per day when renting from Hertz

Hertz has launched another aggressive promotion in conjunction with Iberia Plus. (Remember that Hertz is not a British Airways Executive Club partner, so the only way of earning Avios with a Hertz rental is to credit it to an Iberia account.  You can then move […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car is on holiday. If you are spending your own money on car hire, you shouldn’t be blinded by the miles opportunities. There are plenty […]

Hertz extends ‘triple Avios’ deal – up to 1,350 Avios per day!

There is only one way to earn Avios points when renting with Hertz and that is to credit them to Iberia Plus.  Hertz is not a British Airways partner. (Once in Iberia Plus, you can easily move your Avios across to British Airways Executive Club […]

New benefits from Hertz Gold Plus Rewards … including a useful one!

I published a long piece on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards back in January as part of a longer look at how to earn miles and points from Hertz.  I also wrote this post in October about Hertz Five Star, the ‘premium’ level which is given […]

Triple Avios (900-1,350 per day) with Hertz rentals!

There is only one way to earn Avios points when renting with Hertz and that is to credit them to Iberia Plus.  Hertz is not a British Airways partner. (Once in Iberia Plus you can easily move your Avios across to British Airways Executive Club […]

Earning miles and points from Hertz – a beginners guide

I am not an expert on car rentals – I only tend to hire a car two or three times a year, almost always for a trip out of London.  I was therefore grateful when Head for Points reader Felix offered to write an introductory […]

What I got for my birthday (including a free Melia night!)

There is a growing trend now for loyalty programmes to send you an email on your birthday.  As I am signed up to a lot of schemes, it meant I received a lot of emails on Thursday! Some included some perks as well! SAS EuroBonus offered […]

25% bonus for transferring hotel points to United Mileage Plus – worth it?

United Airlines has taken a leaf out of the British Airways promotions book and is currently offering a 25% bonus on all hotel and car hire points transfers. There is a bit of small print to follow: You must transfer at least 5,000 miles-worth of […]