Hertz has launched a Summer-long competition giving away one million Gold Plus Rewards points!
Until 17th September Gold Plus Rewards members can win themselves a share of the prize – and the more rentals you make the more chances you get of winning.
You can also enter simply by signing up for Gold Plus Rewards – no rentals necessary.
How does Hertz Gold Plus Rewards work?
We (well, reader Charlieface) recently wrote a comprehensive review of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards scheme which you can find here.
In short the earning rate is 1 point per $1 or equivalent, based on your base rate before taxes, insurance and location surcharges.
You can earn on rentals in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Finland and Benelux. Franchised locations (not owned by Hertz corporate) are often NOT included for earning or redeeming. Bookings made via online travel agents and consolidators are also non-qualifying.
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards is based on fixed price rewards, which vary from country to country – see here.
Looking at the European chart, the best redemptions in our view are Compact (class C) and Intermediate (class D) cars which cost:
- 900 points for one weekday
- 800 / 1200 points for one / two weekend days respectively
- 2800 points for one week
Throughout the Summer, Hertz is running a great competition giving away a total of 1 million Gold Plus Rewards points.
Luckily, they aren’t giving all the points to one person. 1,111 free rental days would probably be too many!
Instead, there are a total of 436 prizes to be won.
135 weekly winners will receive one of the prizes below:
- 1 reward week rental (2,800 points)
- 1 reward weekend rental (1,200 points) or
- 1 reward rental day (900 points)
All entries remain in the draw until the end of competition period. 301 grand prizes will then be drawn:
- 1st prize: 1 winner of 291,200 points
- 2nd prizes: 100 winners of 1 reward week rental (2,800 points)
- 3rd prizes: 100 winners of 1 reward weekend rental (1,200 points)
- 4th prizes: 100 winners of 1 reward rental day (900 points)
How to enter
There are many ways of entering the competition. However, in order to enter you must be a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member.
If you aren’t a member yet, you will get 5 prize draw entries simply for joining Gold Plus Rewards. There is absolutely no requirement to rent in order to enter. The link to join is here – see the top right corner.
Both new and existing members can get an additional five prize draw entries for opting in to receive marketing e-mail updates from Hertz.
Entries with Hertz bookings:
You MUST register via this site before your rentals start. It is worth registering now if you think you have may have a Hertz rental coming up between now and mid September.
You will get:
- 1 entry with every non-Premium vehicle rental
- 5 entries with every Premium vehicle rental
If you pay with a Mastercard you will get double entries on each booking!
The last day to pick up a car and be entered into the prize draw is 10th September. The car has to be returned by 17th September.
You can enter if you live in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway or Denmark.
Remember that even if you have no car rental planned at present, you can get five entries into the competition simply for signing up for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards for free. The link is here.
If you are already a member of Gold Plus Rewards, you must register here.
(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards? Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)