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.

Why crediting Hertz car rentals to IHG Rewards Club hotel points is surprisingly attractive

As Hertz is not a British Airways Avios partner, you need to find an alternative home for the rewards you earn on your Hertz car rentals. Our preferred deal is with Virgin Flying Club, where you can earn 1,000 Virgin Atlantic miles on most Hertz […]

Hertz files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with $19 BILLION of debt

Car rental giant Hertz has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US after 102 years of trading.  This does NOT include its international operations, so any pre-paid bookings made for non-US locations should be safe – for now. The process will, according to […]

Hertz offering ‘no surcharge’ one-way car rentals in the UK – could be handy

If you are in a pickle due to your domestic travel arrangements unravelling, Hertz has stepped up to the plate with a good offer. Until the end of March, Hertz has removed all surcharges on one-way car rentals in the UK. This could be a […]

How to get a one-way Hertz UK car rental for just £1!

We have covered Europcar’s £1 car rentals a few times on Head for Points, and they have proved very popular with readers. Hertz One also offers one-way UK car rentals for a flat fee from £1, including basic insurance. The offer comes and goes but, […]

Get 3,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles with a 2-day Hertz car rental

Lufthansa has been running some very generous car rental bonuses recently.  This one is not the biggest but, because it is with Hertz, it is one of the easiest to earn. Lufthansa is offering 3,000 Miles & More miles when you: book before 31st October […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios points and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

Win your share of one million Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points with their Summer competition!

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 […]

See Wimbledon tennis with your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points (no bids so far!)

You can see Wimbledon with Hertz! Yesterday we covered the chance to spend a day at Wimbledon with full hospitality by using your IHG Rewards Club points. Reader Charlieface sent me a link to a similar Wimbledon points auction being run by Hertz. Here’s the […]

Hertz introduces ‘The British Collection’ of luxury vehicles for rent

Hertz is introducing a new premium service called The British Collection.  It is primarily based around a varied fleet of Jaguar and Land Rovers and will only be available from the Heathrow, Edinburgh Airport and London Marble Arch locations. The cars come with a make-and-model […]

How to maximise Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points – our comprehensive review

This is our review of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. We don’t cover Hertz Gold Plus Rewards much on Head for Points because it is usually easier to take airline miles instead.  I had a Hertz car in Scotland last week for eight days and decided that […]

Hertz Rewards launches a new auctions and vouchers site to help spend Gold Plus Rewards points

I don’t think that Hertz Rewards points are very popular with Head for Points readers.  I think most people prefer to take airline miles instead, such as the generous 1,000 miles per rental deal with Virgin Atlantic. If you do take the points, possibly due […]

Hertz is 100 and has launched a Centenary car rental sale

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 […]

Why crediting Hertz car rentals to IHG Rewards Club is surprisingly attractive

On Monday I told you about the exclusive tie-up that Hertz was about to announce with the SkyTeam airline alliance – see here. There is no news at the moment about whether your SkyTeam elite status can be turned into Hertz Gold Plus Rewards status.  […]

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