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You can now earn Starwood Preferred Guest points with Hertz car rentals

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Starwood has added Hertz as a car rental partner.  This is not hugely surprising, since Starwood’s new owner Marriott already has a Hertz partnership.

The rate is not hugely generous at 200 SPG points per rental.  These convert into 600 Marriott Rewards points or, if you are crediting to Avios, 200 Avios points.  You will need to reach certain thresholds depending on your SPG status before you can transfer points to airlines.

Earn Starwood Preferred Guest points with Hertz

Interestingly, this is more generous than crediting a Hertz rental to Marriott Rewards.  You only earn 500 points for doing that, compared with 200 SPG points (600 Marriott points) via this route.

One extra benefit is that SPG Platinum members receive free Hertz Five Star status.

As far as hotel partners go, Hertz also works with IHG Rewards Club and, for rentals outside the US, Le Club AccorHotels.

However, for most people the most generous way to earn miles and points from Hertz is with Virgin Flying Club.  You earn 1,000 Virgin miles per rental as this page of the Flying Club website explains.  That is where my occasional Hertz rentals get sent.

Details of the Starwood / Marriott partnership can be found here.

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