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.

Bits: see Wimbledon with Hertz (no bids so far!), Hilton is 100 today, Avios / Hotels.com promo

News in brief: See Wimbledon with Hertz – no bids so far! 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 […]

Hertz introduces ‘The British Collection’

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 – a 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 new auctions and vouchers site

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 […]

Bits: changes to Iberia flights at T5, redeem Virgin miles for Edinburgh-Boston, Hertz Centenary sale

News in brief: Changes to Iberia flights at Terminal 5 From Thursday, there are changes to how Iberia flights are handled at Heathrow Terminal 5. Because Terminal 5 was built exclusively for British Airways, the IT systems were not designed to handle other traffic.  This […]

Why crediting Hertz 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.  […]

Bits: Hertz becomes first non-airline SkyTeam member, crazy Avios US surcharges, the Marriott daily play game

News in brief: Hertz to become the first non-airline member of SkyTeam This is, I think, a world exclusive!  I was with Caroline Simmerman, the Hertz Europe partnerships director, at a reception in Amsterdam last night and she told our group that Hertz has just […]

Bits: Curve ATM withdrawal success, win Virgin miles with Hertz, Etihad partners with SkyTeam’s Air Europa

News in brief: Curve ATM withdrawal success Here is a quick update on our story last week that Curve Card is now coding ATM withdrawals in a way which allows your credit card issuer to spot them.  You can read about that here. The coding changes […]

Bits: new Amex hotel and airline offers, Hilton sale stay dates extended, new Hyatt promo

News in brief: New American Express hotel and airline cashback offers A couple of new hotel and airline cashback offers have appeared on American Express statements.  You may find some, none or all of these under the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement pages. Remember […]

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, […]

Bits: new Amex hotel cashback deals, 500 Accor points and cocktails at MGallery, 3000 IHG points with Hertz

News in brief: New American Express hotel cashback deals Some new Amex cashback offers have launched.  Some, all or none of these deals may be available for sign-up on the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page.  Remember that you need to check for each […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is 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 at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Bits: new Hertz and Hyatt Amex cashback deals, new Hyatt promo, Marriott Platinum welcome gifts from August

News in brief: New Hertz and Hyatt Amex cashback deals New cashback deals for Hertz car rentals in the UK and Hyatt hotels have appeared on a lot of American Express statements. Hertz is offering £30 cashback when you spend £150+ in the UK by […]

Bits: IAG ‘to make third €1.5bn Norwegian offer’, new Club World ads, 720 Avios with a NOW TV stick

News in brief: IAG ‘to make a third €1.5bn offer for Norwegian’ Spanish newspaper Expansion reported yesterday (see here, Chrome can translate) that BA’s parent company, IAG, is to make a third offer for Norwegian. This will value the airline at 330 NOK per share, […]

1000 Marriott or IHG points from Hertz for almost everyone and an Accor/Hertz status match

A couple of years ago, Hertz and Le Club AccorHotels launched a partnership.  It has been pretty quiet since then but it seems that the key benefits – a Hertz status match and a chunk of free Hertz points – are still available. Hertz is offering […]

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