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Get 35% off Hertz bookings …. plus earn Marriott or SPG points

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Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards have both launched offers for 35% off Hertz bookings.  In addition to the saving you can also earn bonus points.

The SPG offer is:

  • Up to 35% off base rate
  • 1,000 Starpoints on rentals of 3+ days

You must enter the SPG discount codes CDP 154080, PC 204373 and your SPG number when booking.

The Marriott Rewards offer is:

  • Up to 35% off base rate
  • 2,000 Marriott Rewards points on rentals for 2 – 4 days
  • 5,000 Marriott Rewards points on rentals for 5+ days

The Marriott Rewards promo codes are CDP 154080, PC 169680. The booking site is here.

Both offers expire on 31st July 2018.

Which offer you choose depends on how many days you need the car.

Remeber that 1 SPG point = 3 Marriott Rewards points.

If you need the car for 2 days the Marriott offer will give you 2,000 Marriott Rewards points whilst you won’t earn any points with SPG. If you book for 3 or 4 days the SPG offer will give you 1,000 SPG points which convert into 3,000 Marriott Rewards points but you would only earn 2,000 Marriott points. For anything above 5 days you should use the Marriott Rewards offer.

For any one-day Hertz rentals, our preferred offer is the Virgin Atlantic one, offering you 1,000 Flying Club miles – see here.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (November 2022)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (63)

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  • Delbert says:

    OT – but I recently received my new Amex Gold charge card, just days before Amex scrapped it. Can I refer my wife for the Gold charge card? I doubt it but worth asking. Thanks.

    • Matt B says:

      They charge card doesnt exist for new customers as such; which is what your wife would be. I have the gold charge card, and the referral from that is for the gold credit card now. Essentially, you can still refer her and you’ll still get the 9000 MR but she’ll have credit and you charge 😀

      • Delbert says:

        Thanks, Matt. Will refer the better half once I’ve hit the spend, which shouldn’t be too far off.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Upgrade to platinum first and get 18k for the referral as well as 20k for £1k spend

          Link is in 1 of yesterday’s article comments

        • Delbert says:

          Thanks, TGLoyalty.

      • Simon says:

        My wife had the free BA card which she closed over six months ago. But as it had a small credit on it which was only refunded to her in March, does anyone know when the six months will be up for a referral for an Amex PRG card?. Thanks.

        • Sparkzilla says:

          I have tbis situation most times I churn, as the card pro rata fee puts me in credit (plat and spg card) . The first time it happened, I contacted AMEX through web chat (so I could keep a record of the conversation) and the agent confirmed the card was classed as cancelled on the day I requested the cancellation. I applied 6 months and 2 days from the day I cancelled (this was about 5 months from the date my account was at £0) and received the bonus as normal. Best bet, web chat them and ask for the date you cancelled.

        • Simon says:

          Can’t reply directly below but many thanks Sparkzilla

        • Wally1976 says:

          You should receive a letter in the post confirming the cancellation date. Sparkzilla is correct though.

        • Genghis says:

          I try to leave an amount on the card which contras the prorate refund, but I guess this is not always possible.

  • shd says:

    The Hertz offer is another great one to rack up points if you’re spending someone else’s money. If you’re spending your *own* money, remember to shop around/try other well-known discount codes.

    An ex-LGW 3 day rental for my dates, mid June, group B car, unlimited miles:

    vanilla booking: £113 pay at location, £98 pre-pay online

    with this “35% off Hertz bookings” code: £102 pay at location, no pre-pay option. so much for 35% 🙂

    CDP 1450721: £91 pay at location, £79 pre-pay online

    • Rash says:

      Thanks, but CDP 211762 (Amex Plat) seems to reduce it more than the 1450721 code

    • Alex W says:

      Never had any success crediting company rentals to Hertz. Even with my own rentals it takes weeks or months to get any points to post.

    • April says:

      Tried to use this and the price for a 3 day rental ay LHR mysteriously jumped by £50 after pressing the book now button. Just as well cancellation is free!

  • Bach says:

    There is also 3000 IHG pts with Hertz, might be ok for 1 day rental

  • rams1981 says:

    OT Harrods gift card does trigger the £30 off. Well I received an email so assume it will follow through.

    • Rob says:

      Is this instore or via the website? Website orders definitely work, instore was a mess for me last time.

      • rams1981 says:

        Instore in Apple department

      • nick says:

        worked for me in store too. Only got it on 2 cards this time. A couple years ago, I got it across 8 cards and splashed out on a Bugaboo set (£240 saving)!

    • JamesB says:

      I had been hoping for such confirmation for a few days as I was planing on £90 off an ipad. Didn’t want to risk it myself and lefh London today 15 minutes before your comnent lol. At least I can fall back on 3000+ HR points, hopefully with a 100% bonus at some stage.

  • Optimus Prime says:

    OT – have just seen on Michele’s blog that Malaysia Airlines have pretty good fares for 2 people ex-London to Australia, Singapore and few more places.

    https://www.turningleftforless.com/news-offers-business-class-offers-for-2-australia-from-2100-on-5-airline-ritz-carlton-business-class-offer-more/

    • Rob says:

      Wouldn’t call £2,200 pretty good, to be honest, in the context of what else is around – albeit the Avios / tier points makes an impact here. You’re paying £700 more than you’d expect to pay Qatar, albeit you need to knock off positioning costs, for an inferior product.

      • Optimus Prime says:

        I know… but the ex-EU positioning plus the overnight stopover in Qatar puts me off so much that don’t think I’ll ever try their product.

      • Michele says:

        I agree that you can get much better deals ex EU but you are not comparing like with like. I totally understand not wanting to do positioning flights having just done AKL from Stockholm -doing the journey in one go on the way back nearly finished me off!! I did a QR to Vietnam from LHR recently and yes I could have got it a bit cheaper going ex EU but it was lovely not to have the hassle for once and it was still reasonable at about £1575.
        If you get the A350/A330 with new seats I think Malaysian is a good business class product. I have always had good food and service plus there is the new lounge in KUL too.

  • john says:

    When cancelling amex platinum, do I need to transfer the MR points out first or do I have a period of time to do that after cancelling?

  • Tracy says:

    O/T after a little bit of advice for my first 241 ba booking. I will be trying to book gla/edi out to Lima with return from cancun on a 241. I vaguely remember reading once upon a time that it can cost more avios for an off peak reward fare than a peak reward or am I imagining this? I want to begin travel sometime from end of june to mid july and stay for 2 weeks. Is it better avios wise to book my outbound for june /first week in july or wait until peak time in july? My return will be peak july anyway. Anyone have any idea how many avios & how much taxes should be with this itinerary?

    • Anna says:

      Have you checked that BA metal goes to Lima? If it’s an Iberia codeshare you won’t be able to use the 2 4 1.

    • David says:

      If you’re not sensitive to EDI or GLA, then why not look at INV as an option too – the savings on Air Passenger Duty can be significant (£300+ for the two of you). You can always do an open jaw from INV but back to your local airport, if you don’t want to drive the A9 on the way home.

    • JamesB says:

      Peak is only cheaper than off peak when you upgrade a WTP cash ticket to CW using avios. This is not relevant to your 241 plans. Flights to Lima are from LGW therefore were you to depart from INV you would need to overnught in London or airport and transfer from LHR to LGW. Despite the hassle you would stilk save on the APD as transit would be under 24h.

      • Tracy says:

        Thanks for info, couldn’t remember what I had read re. peak & off peak lol. Will give inverness some thought.

  • wally1976 says:

    OT – Lloyds Avios credit cards – does anyone know when the year starts for spending the £7k for the upgrade voucher? I applied for the card on 31/3/17, my 12 month interest free period expired on 31/3/18 and my annual fee was applied on 25/4/18 which was my last statement date. So when does the year start for spending the £7k? Thanks.

    • Anna says:

      It’s on the card anniversary date – they will tell you what this is if you don’t know exactly, there is not much info on the statements.

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