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Hertz is 100 and has launched a Centenary car rental sale

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Hertz has been running various promotions this year to celebrate its 100th birthday and has now launched the official ‘Centenary Sale’.

It runs until Monday 12th November, although logged-in Gold Plus Rewards members will be able to book until Monday 19th November.

It is valid for rentals picked up before 16th December across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Both pre-paid and pay on collection rates are included.  All car groups are reduced but not vans or the ‘Dream Collection’ of performance cars.

The headline deal is ‘up to 25% off’, with a higher ‘up to 30% off’ for Gold Plus Rewards members.  As always with the murky world of car rental pricing you should treat such claims with a pinch of salt.

However, if you have any rentals booked between now and 16th December you might want to reprice them just in case the sale does throw up a bargain.

Details of the Centenary Sale are on the Hertz website here.

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  • Andrew says:

    OT: a couple of new offers have appeared on my Amex cards:
    – Spend £5 anywhere and get 500 Avios (valid once to 30 Nov/BAPP/first 56,000 to save offer)
    – Spend £50 get 6% back (valid every time to 19 Nov/Plat/first 35,000 to save offer)

    • Boi says:

      got both of those and thought they are the easiest to trigger

    • BJ says:

      Got the 500 avios one but not platinum one. On platinum I also got £100 off £500 for Cunard.

    • John says:

      You forgot to say the second one is for morrisons

      Of course, I’m going to Asia today so not useful. Got the 500 avios ones so probably buy Amazon gift cards

      • BJ says:

        John, how did you find Hilton Sukhumvit, I think you mentioned you were staying there last time? Worth the extra versus DT?

        • John says:

          Oh, I changed my earlier plans but I am definitely staying there, as well as the DT, in 2 days time so ask me again this weekend.

      • Andrew says:

        D’oh yes, sorry – that was a fairly crucial omission! Apologies!

    • Brian says:

      I got one for Hand Picked Hotels. 50 pounds off 200. No idea whether they’re any good, but it’s a decent rebate.

      • LB says:

        I’ve stayed at Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire and thought it was great. They tend to be large “stately home style” properties.

      • Crafty says:

        Rookery Hall near Crewe is quite nice.

      • Mark2 says:

        Don’t forget that you can get 2.5% back on gift cards at Morrisons with their own card (but only when you have earned £5)

    • Sandra says:

      Just checked, I’ve got the 500 points for £5 spend anywhere on my BAPP this morning. It wasn’t there last night so thanks for the prompt.

    • MattyS says:

      Thanks for the heads up on the 500 avios – beats my Marriott prize draw entry today !

    • Tilly says:

      I also got the spend £5 get 500 avios on my BAPP. Husband also got on his card. Will be the easiest 1k avios.

    • Paul S says:

      Thanks for the heads up about the £5/500 points. Got it on my BAPP.

    • Scott says:

      Tricky decision- I only need to spend another £10 to trigger my BA 2-4-1, but would rather wait till closer to the deadline in Feb, so do I reduce my slip-up buffer to £5 for the sake of 500 avios… ????

  • BJ says:

    Don’t know if it has been mentioned before but there is also a new Hampton coming to Edinburgh Airport so hopefully a decent Hilton redemption.

    • Robbie says:

      Also a new Moxy (Marriott) as well as the Hampton joining the Doubletree at Edinburgh Airport….Should keep pricing decent….
      Branson is also opening a Virgin hotel in central Edinburgh. It’s at least ten years since he promised to fly Virgin Atlantic into Edinburgh rather than Glasgow – the latest Delta flight, assuming Virgin codeshare, goes at least some way towards keeping that promise… And we all lament the late great Virgin Red…

      • BJ says:

        Didn’t know about Mossy, that’s good. Just wish they had built a whole new terminal instead of redeveloping existing one

        • Stu N says:

          EDI related – they have just this weekend moved domestic arrivals route – the age-old route down escalators beside No.1 lounge (which used to be the BA lounge in the olden days) is now closed.

          New exit is stairs by Gate 16 in the new extension, so further to walk. This brings you out by new belts (9 and 10) that are properly airside, so no nipping into M&S for a pint of milk while you wait for bags. Much more space though so that is at least an improvement over the old Belt 6.

          Obviously signposting is woeful.

        • Andrew says:

          A whole new terminal would be ideal!

          At least there is more seating in the new bit, and it will make a difference to have a secure area for domestic luggage collection. I’ve had two suitcases stolen from the belt there over the years. The most recent time, fortunately, all the Christmas presents had been taken up to Scotland late November or been delivered by Mr Amazon, so there was nothing but clothes and toiletries. But 8pm on Christmas Eve and all the clothes you have is what you are standing in isn’t a fun way to start the holidays!

        • sunguy says:

          Im sure that GIP will still make BA park away at a remote stand (for the last flight from LCY) and then give everyone a full tour of the apron in a bus to the opposite side of the airport before dropping us at a far away gate where we have to walk the entire length of the terminal building just to get to the exit…..all in all it took +40mins from landing just to get to the baggage carousel….

          Im sure they do this on purpose – that car park is so appaulingly expensive…..
          0 – 15 minutes £4.00
          15 – 30 minutes £7.00
          30 minutes – 1 hour £10.00
          1 – 3 hours £16.00

          If your family are picking you up and it takes 40mins from landing just to get to the baggage carousel(wait fro bag and then to the car park) … suddenly its £16!!!!

        • EwanG says:

          @Sunguy: simple solution – call whoever is picking you up once you have retrieved your baggage, then get picked up from the drop-off point. Job done in 5 minutes for £1!

  • JAXBA says:

    “The [IB] flights will no longer carry BA flight numbers…”

    BA will still codeshare, no? The flights will no longer carry BA prime flight numbers, and IB codeshare numbers, but will now be IB prime with BA codesharing.

    • Rob says:


      • Michael Jennings says:

        A few months ago I flew LHR-MAD on an Iberia ticket. The flight had a BA prime flight number, and was “Operated by Iberia”, and it was using Iberia metal. There was an Iberia flight number with the same numerical portion as the BA number (IB xxx instead of BA xxx), and as I had a Iberia issued ticket and it was theoretically a codeshare, I had a different Iberia number IB xxxx on my boarding pass. It was enough to make my head hurt. It was enough to make BAEC hurt, too, as my Avios did not come through until I chased them up, either.

  • Graeme says:

    Yay! Won 2000 points this morning. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Dan says:

      Yes, really appreciated the reminder Rob

      • Memesweeper says:

        And I won zilch. So much for 50 minimum!

        • Rob says:

          We got zilch as well. Perhaps today no-one wins! Perhaps Marriott is struggling to make sure all the prizes are won, so they release a load, then pull back, then release a load …?

        • Vivian says:

          The amount of points given out seems to be random. Yesterday I got zero and some days I got 50 (incl. today). Never got 2,000 though.

      • Anthony says:

        +1 (picked up 500 points on first try)

    • Sandra says:

      I seem to have a steady win of 50 points each day, including this morning!

      • Michael Jennings says:

        I got 500 this morning, 50 yesterday, 1000 the day before. Enough to make spending a couple of minutes each morning worthwhile.

    • Tilly says:

      I only seem to get 50 points each day but I joined the party late too as couldn’t log in for days.

    • S**mo says:

      Nothing for me today… 50 each other day…

      • Jill (Kinkell) says:

        I’m doing quite well! 2x 50. 1x 2000 and 2x 1000. Plus a couple of sweep entries.

  • Lumma says:

    To find Delta seats via Virgin Atlantic the phone app is much better as it doesn’t grey out the pay with miles option when using a route that VS don’t fly. (Although you can only search by each individual date that way)

    Economy redemptions seem reasonable on the route @30000 miles + £109

    • Rob says:

      Will try that, thanks.

      • Lumma says:

        EDI-BOS seems to a be a route that you can search for with miles on the Virgin site anyway, but the above is a good way to look for the bargain 50,000 mile + $5.60 one way USA to Europe but not the UK Delta one redemptions

    • Nick M says:

      Are surcharges usually much lower on Delta? Or is it specific to this route?

  • Tony says:

    Hmmmm… no “at least 50 points” for me, all I got today was an entry to the draw.

    • Rob says:

      I think it is getting busier now word has got around that you can win daily. I will change that line.

      • Danny says:

        Just won 2000 points.

      • Leo says:

        I have only sometimes only got entries to the draw – right at the beginning – and now I seem usually to get 50 points but not always.

  • Mike says:

    Regarding the Marriott Rewards ’29 Ways To Stay all I get when I click on the link is a error page titled “Apache2 Debian Default Page” ?

  • Frank says:

    OT: Been having a lot of issues using my Curve card online, since this weekend. Loads of declines in the business services category. Isolated incident, or are other people experiencing similar issues?

    • Kip says:

      Not for me. Several HMRC payments all went through ok over the weekend.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      What’s your underlying card or tried many?

      • Frank says:

        Underlying cards are Creation IHG and Barclaycard Hilton. Same issue for both.

      • Mark2 says:

        I found that keeping the amount to about £250 meant that it went through.

        • Kiran says:

          I found that the payment needs to move past ‘pending’ on the underlying card before you can make another similar payment.

    • ankomonkey says:

      I had one decline yesterday on Creation Marriott, but tried again later and it went through.

    • Jo says:

      Same here. I wrote to curve showers very unhelpful saying because of their new way of coding transactions the underlying card issuer may not be accepting and that I hv to check with underlying card issuer. *rolls eyes*

    • Anna says:

      I had a couple of transactions declined earlier this morning but it seems to be ok now.

    • js54156 says:

      I had same issues yesterday. Now it seems ok.

    • Leo Cogin says:

      I paid my VAT with Virgin master card underlying Curve this afternoon. No issues (well so far).

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