expired Hertz President Circle (Highest Status) for 1 Year Free

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Hertz Gold Plus Rewards - President's Circle

President’s Circle status is obtainable through 20 qualifying Hertz Gold Plus Rewards rentals in a 12-month period.Not anymore with this CDP code. Enter this code when you sign up or upgrade directly from your profile. Checked and tested 14.Oct. 2017.

As a President’s Circle member, you will enjoy an elite level of benefits and privileges:

• Guaranteed vehicle availability
• Guaranteed one-car-class upgrades with every rental
• 25% bonus points on all Hertz or Hertz 24/7 rentals
• 900 points after every 10 qualifying rentals, the equivalent of a Reward Rental Day
• Email offers for special discounts, exclusive events access and invitations to win fabulous prizes
• Plus, all the time-saving perks of the Gold Plus Rewards programme

And the fine print

President’s Circle Terms:

Membership Criteria

Qualification for President's Circle membership requires 20 or more rentals annually or $4,000 or more in spend. Annual re-qualification is required, beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31 of every year. Tier upgrades will be executed for individual members daily within 24 hours after members complete the required number of car rentals. Members will keep their tier status until the end of the following year. For example, members who earn their tier in June 2015 will retain their tier until the end of 2016.

Your qualifying Year-To-Date (YTD) car rental tally can be viewed when you log in at www.hertz.com and select "My Account" followed by "Rewards Account Activity”.

Guaranteed vehicle availability

Guaranteed vehicle availability is available with a minimum 48 hour advanced reservation. Vehicle availability is offered at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Namibia, South Africa and participating airport locations in Europe (Brussels, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Oslo, Rovaniemi, Turku, Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux, Athens, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Dublin, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm, Goteborg, Geneva and Zurich). Guaranteed availability only applies to Economy through Full-size 4-Door cars.

Guaranteed one-car-class upgrades

Guaranteed one-car-class upgrade is available with a minimum 48 hour advanced reservation. One-car-class upgrade is offered at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Namibia, South Africa and participating airport locations in Europe (Brussels, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Oslo, Rovaniemi, Turku, Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux, Athens, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Dublin, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm, Goteborg, Geneva and Zurich) with a 48 hour advance reservation. Maximum upgrade is to a Full-size car with a minimum reserved Compact vehicle. For Compact 4-Door rentals, maximum upgrade will be to a Full-Size 4-Door car. Guaranteed upgrade is to the next car class only. This excludes Special Equipment such as Minivans, SUVs and Hertz Collections vehicles. Upgrades do not apply to rentals longer than 30 days.

Bonus Points

The President's Circle 25% bonus Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points will be automatically calculated and credited to your account if Gold Plus Rewards number is provided and Gold Plus Rewards points opt-in is done at time of reservation, rental or return. Gold Plus Rewards must be used in place of any Frequent Traveler program number. Bonus is granted only in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points and not on frequent traveler miles/credits or hotel points. Bonus may be combined only with one other promotion, offer or discount.

To receive Gold Plus Rewards Points on all qualifying rentals, simply log in, click on “My Account” from the top navigation bar, then click the “Edit” link by Membership Details and check the box under “Hertz Gold Plus Rewards”.

To confirm your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Point balance, log onto hertz.com and click on "My Account" found in the top right navigation bar.

President's Circle 25% bonus does not apply to Gold Plus Rewards Points automatically deposited to your account after every 10 qualifying rentals.

See program Terms and Conditions for eligibility, participating countries, and all Gold Plus Rewards program rules.

Reward Rental Days

900 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points will automatically be deposited to your Gold Plus Rewards account after every 10 qualifying rentals. The qualifying rental count is based on rentals between January 1 and December 31 of every year and will reset on January 1 of the following year. Qualifying rentals are paid rentals using your Gold Plus Rewards number. Gold Plus Rewards number must be given at time of reservation. You will become eligible to earn credit toward Reward Rental Days each year once you have been rewarded your status credentials.

Blackout periods apply for Standard Rewards redemptions and may vary from blackout periods for other Hertz programs. Comparable AnyDay Rewards redemptions are available for somewhat higher redemption values and have no blackouts.

Points do not expire as long as the member has any Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program activity within the previous 24 months. Activity means a Gold Plus Rewards Point was either earned or redeemed. You must be a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member to participate in the Gold Plus Rewards Points Program. Residency restrictions apply.

All Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Terms and Conditions apply.

Email offers

Marketing offers and materials, including rental coupons, will only be provided to members who permit Hertz to send to them marketing offers and materials. Stay informed about the latest offers, special gifts and exclusive opportunities. Follow these steps when managing your account on hertz.com:

• Edit the ‘Membership Details’ section in ‘My Profile’
• Under ‘Privacy Elections’, select ‘Yes’ for ‘Your Email’
• Then click on the ‘Update’ button to save your changes

General

All Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership and Rental Terms and Conditions apply, including the right to change, limit or modify the Five Star Program or portions of the program at any time. Membership and qualification for Five Star depend on country of residency. The program may be terminated by Hertz upon six months’ notice to members.


Mod 27/10: Members have reported this promotion hasn't worked, see here. It appears that this might have only worked for 'existing Lufthansa Senator members'

Comments

  • +8 votes

    If I am already a Gold member, how do I change this to President circle?

  • +5 votes

    Thanks for this. It says my CDP is LH Senator. Is that president's circle? I used the code on sign up.

    Also, is this recognised in the UK and Ireland? I will be hiring a car for a month there next year.

  • +13 votes

    Guaranteed one-car-class upgrade is available with a minimum 48 hour advanced reservation. One-car-class upgrade is offered at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Namibia, South Africa and participating airport locations in Europe (Brussels, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Oslo, Rovaniemi, Turku, Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux, Athens, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Dublin, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm, Goteborg, Geneva and Zurich) with a 48 hour advance reservation.

    No Australia? That sucks…

  • +1 vote

    Can't see how to upgrade within your profile

    • +7 votes

      login and goto Profile Summary - Personal Details - Edit

      CDP at bottom of form

      • +3 votes

        Putting in the CDP Number above of 501032
        gave a new 'CORPORATE DISCOUNT PROGRAM' line entry of "LH SENATOR"
        Which I have now set to "Preferred"

        So I guess this will give the benefits when I next book a car? Hope it includes a better discount rate.
        Not the process that I expected.
        I had anticipated a membership level upgrade from 'Gold' to 'Presidents Circle'.

        • +2 votes

          Agree. Was expecting it to say something on the lines of profile upgrade. Mine is also showing as LH Senator. Thanks OP.

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    Just brings me to gold. Can't seem to get to president circle

  • +33 votes

    Guaranteed vehicle availability

    I don't think they know how a reservation works.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah this does say upgrade will occur shortly "The promotion only requires that you input the Lufthansa Senator discount code during the enrollment and that will upgrade your account shortly."

      Perhaps we just need to be patient.

  • +9 votes

    I did this and checked a few dummy bookings and this CDP is significantly more expensive than my current CDP (Amex Platinum Card AU)

    • +1 vote

      …and the Centurion CDP is cheaper again.

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      Where did you find a CDP for amex plat?

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      I found it was even more expensive than just a regular booking.

    • +7 votes

      This is significantly more expensive than booking the same car through VroomVroomVroom - the same vehicle/same dates through Hertz is $191 on VVV and $527 through Hertz with this membership status.

      Shows it pays to check VVV or other aggregate sites before booking!

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      Do you actually have and use a Platinum Charge card for your booking, or do you just use the CDP?
      I wonder if Hertz could deny an insurance claim if you use a CDP you are not entitled to

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    The best benefit I've found of presidents circles is the fairly frequent upgrades, also in the larger centres there is a bunch of circle cars out the front you can switch out to. We usually end up in something European.

    • +1 vote

      I was upgraded earlier this year from a Corolla to a Q7 on Presidents Circle.
      I have only once got the car I paid for once in the last year and a half and that was melbourne CBD booked 15 minutes before hand.

  • +1 vote

    Only gives me "LH SENATOR". Is this correct?

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      LH Senator is a premium airline status (Lufthansa) which I guess has a side privilege of this Hertz Membership

  • +20 votes

    I have access to a Hertz CDP for a global corporate and I find that I can generally get better prices with Rentalcars.com and importantly their prices usually include all the insurance you need, notably a nil excess CDW. But do check, as this may vary. ALSO, rentalcars.com prices fluctuate wildly approaching any travel date, so put yourself on their mailing list and watch the quotes over some weeks to get best advantage. As an example, I just quoted the CDP price for a two week rental on a Hyundai Santa Fe in Colorado in December (we are making that trip). The Hertz price was more than $1000, the Rentalcars.com price with Alamo was $688. Same conditions. Alamo actually has a higher satisfaction rating than Hertz in that market. No contest!! Bon voyage .. :-) .. !! (Note: Rentalcars.com is a broker, they don't own any cars, their 'fleet' is all the majors in any market)

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      i need to remember this, thanks

    • +8 votes

      Good advice. Remember most times if you book a car you can cancel at anytime in the USA without penalty.

      One trip I made 10 bookings as the price kept dropping each week that I checked.

      Each time it got lower, so I then cancelled the earlier booking (10 times)

      About a month out the rates started going up, so I kept the one I had

      Always booked the second before cancelling the earlier.

      On other trips sometimes the price dropped until 2 weeks out, other times 2 months out, so theer is no set ideal time to book.

      Also check a class above, sometimes they are cheaper.

      You can also save on Insurance (which is a MUST in the USA), by checking car rental insurance policies by third party insurers (Google this)

  • +1 vote

    So this promo code gives you the privileges from now until 31 Dec 2017 ?

    • +1 vote

      Not sure, but the OP's post states

      Members will keep their tier status until the end of the following year. For example, members who earn their tier in June 2015 will retain their tier until the end of 2016.

      Which I read that may mean if you qualify now you will be a member until Dec 2018

  • +2 votes

    If I'm now the President …

    Will Hertz hire me a fleet of golf buggies at Maralago? :-)

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    Nice deal OP.. except I just queried a booking for an 8 seater I wanted to rent next month and its still the same price as what I got quoted before without the CDP discount. :( Does this get deducted at the desk upon flashing the card/number? or is that the finalised price?

    • +1 vote

      You might want to do a check with a booking for a smaller car, as the discounts may not apply to 8 seaters

      The op's post says upgrades dont apply to

      This excludes Special Equipment such as Minivans, SUVs and Hertz Collections vehicles

      And that may also be with the CDP discount

  • +3 votes

    Presidents circle. What a name. Lol

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    If it gets renewed on 1 Jan very year does this mean I only get President status until Jan 2018?

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    Yay I’m president’s circle-cized!

  • +1 vote

    If this really is the president's circle Hertz will be tweeting bad things about us tomorrow and we will all quit sensationally within a week.

  • +5 votes

    So this code makes it more expensive to book?

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    Hertz is often too expensive. Recently I booked a Toyota Corolla for just over two days in Busselton, WA. $155 with AVIS or $198 with Hertz.

    • +1 vote

      Rental cars are a YMMV thing. Depending on when you book, for what dates, what car and which location.

      For example, in July budget/avis wanted $320 for a week in Sydney for an intermediate (corolla) using a fairly good corporate code (underage fee was waived as well), whereas I ended up paying $175 from hertz. But in Melbourne last month, I booked a small SUV (ASX) from budget/avis for $135 for 4 days whereas hertz wanted $250 for the same thing.

      The main things that I’ve found that affect price are; how long (hertz do weekly rates - it’s cheaper to book for 7 days than 6), coupons (free days or xx% off are the better ones), corporate codes (I can use my avis/budget codes and get the same rate 15-30 min before pick up, whereas the hertz code I usually use takes a fixed 5% off today’s best rate).

      If you do make a booking (including those with variable discount corporate codes), then keep checking the price every couple of days/weeks and see if it changes. For my booking above (July/Sydney), the hertz rate change from $380, $330, $260, $200, $175 before it started going back up towards the original price.

      From my experience though, Hertz cars are a lower standard than Avis/Budget (older, more damaged, etc) but not really a big issue.

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    Just my luck. Rented Sixt yesterday after long hard think about it. Could have matched this to Sixt platinum. Will try ask anyway.

  • +1 vote

    I loved this deal but it had expired by the time I had finished reading the description :)

  • +1 vote

    Argh!!! You need a credit card not a debit card. Would the OP put this at the top of the description because that was a waste of time :'(

    • +5 votes

      From my experience no rental companies let you rent without a credit card.

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        I use my mastercard debit card at every car rental place I've been to.. admittantly that's only been like 2-3 times but that policy seems abit silly, not like they know your limit, you could be basically maxed before giving it to them?

        • +2 votes

          I use my mastercard debit card at every car rental place I've been to.. admittantly that's only been like 2-3 times

          They know of it's a debit card or not.

          that policy seems abit silly, not like they know your limit, you could be basically maxed before giving it to them?

          They do know if you can pay, they get pre-approval and that amount is blocked on your card.

  • +3 votes

    Its a Trap

  • +1 vote

    Its not a free upgrade if your paying a more expensive price to being with. No real deal here.

  • -3 votes

    Dno if this is worth a Neg, so wont, but need a credit card to even register? why they not satisfied with Debit lol :(

    • +7 votes

      Dno if this is worth a Neg, so wont, but need a credit card to even register? why they not satisfied with Debit lol :(

      Because they're not interested in dealing with children but they want adults who actually rent cars and return them.

      • -2 votes

        Implying having a credit card = adulting. I know multiple people who flat out have no interest nor need for a credit card. Totally unwarranted comment.

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          Implying having a credit card = adulting. I know multiple people who flat out have no interest nor need for a credit card. Totally unwarranted comment.

          Not having a credit card is often a sign that the person has a rubbish credit record so why would you want to rent a vehicle to them?

          Those that don't want or need a credit card will have to suck it up and make other arrangements.

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    Definitely more expensive than AMEX Platinum code… Anyway, I went to the US last week and after checking options for SUV, I ended up finding a Cadillac (premium LFAR) at Sixt (without any codes) for the same price that Avis and Hertz offered a basic SUV (with discount codes and Gold/Preferred membership).

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    Interesting. Might sound like a silly question, how do I cancel the membership and if I do cancel will it work like Google (eg. cancel but you still retain the benefits for the period stated)?

  •  

    I'm getting a 10% discount on quotes for Hawaii.
    Is it worth getting the optional extras like pre-pay fuel, liability insurance, personal effects insurance, etc?

    • +1 vote

      Is it worth getting the optional extras like pre-pay fuel, liability insurance, personal effects insurance, etc?

      Unless you're going to post every detail of your life including your bank login details how can anyone answer that question?

      You need to read up on what these are, compare against any insurance policies that you have and make your own mind up based on risks you're prepared to take.

      • +1 vote

        I did over hear someone chosing to prepay their fuel the other day. I thought it was madness, but I heard them chose a 1/2 tank pre pay option.

        He then asked what about if I use more than half a tank. She replied and said it's ok, you still will only pay for 1/2 tank.

        However, I have no idea what they charge for half a tank…probably $4 per litre!

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          I did over hear someone chosing to prepay their fuel the other day. I thought it was madness, but I heard them chose a 1/2 tank pre pay option.

          People are lazy or don't bother to read so at the end of the day they make their own stupid decisions.

          However, I have no idea what they charge for half a tank…probably $4 per litre!

          If you work out the cost of an employee having to take a vehicle to a petrol station, filling it up, paying for it, returning the car, doing the paperwork etc it's probably not a large profit for the rental companies.

  •  

    and…Don't forget Cash Rewards!!!

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    Anything to status match with?

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      If you have Velocity Platinum you can also get free Hertz President's Circle card.
      Velocity Gold will give you their Hertz Five Star status.

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    What if i have existing Hertz bookings? Would i have to cancel and rebook to be listed as presidents circle for those bookings?

  •  

    During the signup process I was advised my first booking must be from my primary credit card. I don't actually ever rent cars personally, only via work doing it for me on business trips. Will this deal be null and void for me until I actually complete a booking using my own account?

  •  

    Has anybody noticed that when you book via Hertz gold the prices are significantly increase compared to when you book without logging in?

  • +1 vote

    I signed up to some Hertz deal a few months back, Im sure it was from here.

    The best CDP rates I get comes up as "Okura" in my CDP codes - No idea how it got there. I don't even know who OKURA are? But it gives me around 15% off on average and one class upgrade. Also has always been cheaper than any price on vroom vroom, airportrentals.com etc.

    The AMEX code was the next best at 10%. I also have cdp codes "Affinity entertainment book" in there. I googled OKURA and it comes up with Mariott CDP# 154080 & PC# 169680, but that gives another CDP listing as mariott…so I added that as well, but haven't tried it.

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      Are you at all concerned about using a CDP you are not entitled to putting your rental insurance at risk?

    • +1 vote

      I normally use the Marriott codes as well seem to be the best but now they have a world wide sale with
      Discount/CDP/Club Code: 852223 And that saved me an extra 5% on the Marriott codes and a lot cheaper
      I could find with all the other rental companies

  • +1 vote

    To all the people complaining about the price, you can have multiple CDP's listed, I have this one (to get back up to P-C) and the one I use for pricing which gives great rates, You can select the CDP when booking a car, just use the drop down to select your preferred one.

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      Thanks. I already have Five Star from my old Velocity Gold program and that seems to live forever and so I was worried that I would lose it once I upgraded to President (and eventually lost it by the end of 2018).

  • +2 votes

    Anybody's Hertz Gold plus account actually been upgraded to President Circle yet?

    Mine remains LH Senator

    • +2 votes

      Mine still says Gold Plus rewards. Would be interested to know if it's actually worked for anyone.

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