Hertz Providing Status to Delta SkyMiles Elite Members

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Several weeks ago I described a new partnership between United Airlines and Hertz, in which some United elite members would get complimentary elite status with Hertz and Hertz would become the only car rental agency to offer discounts to United customers. They kicked National and Avis to the curb. One incident does not create a trend, but viewed it as a sign that partnerships between different … [Read more...]

Ominous Signs from New United and Hertz Partnership

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It was big news on several blogs last week that United and Hertz are enhancing their partnership by offering more miles for Hertz rentals and giving some United frequent flyers matching elite status with Hertz. What I didn't see anyone mention (and my apologies if I overlooked this) is that United will henceforth exclude all other rental companies from earning United miles. This is a … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways 2014: Which Rental Car Promotion Should You Choose?

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American Express and the US Travel Association are back with their annual Daily Getaways promotion, during which they offer several travel packages — this time with some competing rental car promotions. The exact offer changes every day, but there are some good deals. Fortunately they announce them in advance so you have some time to consider each offer before attempting to purchase it. There are … [Read more...]

The Cheapest Rental Car Might Be Silvercar

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Silvercar closely resembles what I'd like to see as the future of renting a car: less paperwork, more included services and benefits, and one vehicle model to cut down on complicated rate structures. Done right, it has the potential to save customers a huge amount of money while delivering a better experience. Here's a look at all the great benefits of renting from Silvercar: But the fact … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways Return on May 19

Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways is an annual promotion run by the U.S. Travel Association in collaboration with American Express. Each day for four weeks there is a new travel deal from a selected merchant (sometimes with multiple price points, like a choice between buying 10K, 20K, 50K, or 100K hotel points). And if you pay with your American Express card you can save an additional 10%. Not every deal is … [Read more...]

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Makes Massive Devaluation

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It's no secret that I have probably been the biggest Hertz fanboy for the past few months. I went as far as buying into their Platinum status for close to $1,400 just to get better upgrades. However, they have me rethinking my loyalty today after they just massively devalued their rewards program. I want to say that I knew this devaluation would be coming but I didn't know the extent of it … [Read more...]

Learn to Maximize Hertz Gold Plus Rewards


Hertz is one of the largest car rental agencies, and they recently revamped their rewards program, adding some new benefits that are quite useful. Months ago, Hertz used to charge a membership fee ($60) to join into their frequent renter program which was dubbed Hertz #1 Club Gold. Through Flyertalk and other channels, people found ways to get around this fee and subsequently join for free. … [Read more...]