Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
Everything you need to know about the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program. Covers earning points, Hertz Points value, membership benefits, and travel partners.
How To Earn Hertz Points
Hertz Points are earned by booking car rentals directly with Hertz via hertz.com, the Hertz mobile app, or over the phone using the Hertz reservations line. Booking your rental through a third party such as Expedia.com will typically not earn you Hertz Points.
When you book your rental directly with Hertz, you will earn a certain amount of Hertz Points per $1 spent based on your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership Level. Hertz Gold Members will earn 1 point per $1, Hertz Five Star members will earn 1.25 points per $1, and Hertz President's Circle members will earn 1.5 points per $1. While the bonuses don't seem all that grand, Hertz points have very high value which means the savings earned from these boosts will add up fast.
Hertz Points Earning Calculator
The Hertz Points Earning Calculator will calculate how many Hertz Points you can earn per $1 spent based on your Hertz Membership Level. You can enter any amount of Hertz Points in the calculator.
Hertz Points Earning Chart
|Hertz Gold Member||0 Hertz Points|
|Hertz Five Star Member||0 Hertz Points|
|Hertz President's Circle||1.5 Hertz Points|
Hertz Points Value & Redemptions
Hertz Points can be redeemed for free rentals with Hertz which gives your points a wide range of value. Rentals with Hertz are split up into Standard Rewards and AnyDay Rewards.
Hertz Standard & AnyDay Rewards
Hertz Standard Rewards in Australia starts at 700 Hertz Points per day. With Standard Rewards, you can book any days at a Hertz location that is not a blackout date which are considered to be Hertz "peak dates".
Hertz AnyDay Rewards in Australia starts at 1,400 Hertz Points per day. AnyDay Rewards can be booked during "peak dates" with Hertz meaning no blackout dates will apply. Peak dates are by location. Hertz has a Find AnyDay Rewards Dates tool that can be used to see the Peak Dates for any given Hertz location.
Hertz Points Value Calculator
The Hertz Points Value Calculator will calculate how many rental days you are eligible for based on the redemption rates for each vehicle type. These rates are based on the standard rewards rate. AnyDay Rewards costs double the price of Standard Rewards, so you can just divide the number of days in half to calculate AnyDay Rewards.
Hertz Points Value Calculator
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|Specialty Vehicles (2 Days)||0 Free Rental Days|
|Specialty Vehicles (3 Days)||0 Free Rental Days|
|Standard Rentals||0 Free Rental Weeks|
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|Standard Rentals (1 Day)||0 Free Rental Day|
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Do note that specialty vehicles cannot be rented for 1 day using Hertz Rewards Points. You must book a minimum of 2 free rental days.
Experiences and Events
Outside of car rentals, you can redeem your Hertz Points for experiences and events. This is done by either bidding for events using Hertz Points or purchasing tickets/access to an event at a set price. The value of these specific redemptions will solely depend on how much you value the actual events you're bidding for or purchasing.
Hertz Membership Status Levels
Hertz Membership has a 3-tier rewards program which consists of Gold, Five Star, and President's Circle. Your Hertz Membership level is based on either total rentals with Hertz during the calendar year or how much money you've spent with Hertz during the calendar year.
As you move up in levels, you'll receive additional benefits when booking with Hertz as well as a few benefits with partners. Once you earn a certain level of status with Hertz, it will be good for the remainder of the year in which it was earned and all of the subsequent year.
Hertz Gold Member
Hertz Gold is the first membership level in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program. You'll become a Hertz Gold member when you sign up for an account. Even if you only plan on renting with Hertz a handful of times during the year, signing up can be worth it for the points and few benefits Gold offers.
Hertz Gold Member Benefits
- Earn/Redeem Points
- Ultimate Choice
- Free Additional Driver
- Tier Benefit Experience
Earn and Redeem Hertz Points
As a Hertz Gold member, you'll be able to earn Hertz Points booking with Hertz and redeem those points for free rentals and other online rewards (when available).
Skip The Counter & eReturn
You will be able to Skip The Counter when renting cars with Hertz as a Hertz Gold member. This allows you to pick a car from the class you paid for and go. This benefit allow helps speed up the process and can get you on the road faster.
You will also be able to electronically return your vehicle when you sign up for eReceipts. Between this and Skip The Counter, you can avoid lines with Hertz altogether.
Hertz Ultimate Choice
Hertz Ultimate Choice allows you to decide what you drive. When you book a midsize class vehicle or larger, you'll be given access to a range of vehicles based on your membership level. When you pick up your Hertz vehicle:
- Go to the car zone indicated on your reservation.
- Choose the card that you want.
- Get in and go.
Having access to the Ultimate Choice benefit just for signing up is a big plus to the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program.
Free Additional Driver
You'll be able to add your spouse or domestic partner as an additional driver for free when booking Hertz rentals as a Hertz Gold Plus member. This benefit alone can save you a few dollars if you typically share the wheel with your significant other.
Five Star Status For A Day
You'll be able to experience the benefits of Five Star Status for one day after you've completed seven qualifying rentals as a Hertz Gold member. This gives you 1-day access to a few additional benefits such as bonus points, upgrades, and a wider selection when using the Hertz Ultimate Choice benefit.
Hertz Five Star Status
Hertz Five Star Status is the second membership level in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program. It introduces bonus Hertz Points, car rental upgrades, and a wider selection of choices with the Hertz Ultimate Choice benefit.
How To Qualify For Five Star Status
You can obtain Hertz Five Star Status when you meet one of the following qualifications with Hertz during the calendar year:
- 12 Rentals With Hertz
- US$2,400 Spent With Hertz
Along with qualifying for Hertz Five Star status directly renting with Hertz, you can also obtain Hertz Five Star status complimentary with elite status and credit cards from other rewards programs. This include, but is not limited to:
- Delta Airlines - Delta Gold Medallion members
- Singapore Airlines - PPS Club Status members
- United Airlines - Premier Silver Status members
- ALL Accor Live Limitless - Accor Gold Members
- IHG Hotels - IHG Spire Elite members
- Marriott Hotels - Marriott Bonvoy Titanium members
Hertz Five Star Benefits
- Car Rental Upgrades
- 25% Bonus Hertz Points
- Hertz Ultimate Choice (Wider Selection)
- President's Circle Status For A Day
Car Rental Upgrades
As a Hertz Five Star member, you will receive a one-car-class upgrade when booking rentals directly with Hertz. This is subject to availability, to do note that this is not a guaranteed benefit.
25% Bonus Hertz Points
You will earn a 25% point bonus when booking rentals with Hertz as a Five Star member. This means you will earn a total of 1.25 Hertz Points per $1 spent. It's not a "big" bonus, but it still adds up overtime if you frequently spend money with Hertz.
Hertz Ultimate Choice (Wider Selection)
As a Hertz Five Star member, you'll have a wider selection of vehicles to choose. When picking up your Hertz rental, you'll be able to choose any vehicle in the Five Star section of the Hertz Ultimate Choice lot at no extra charge.
President's Circle Status For A Day
You can experience the luxury of Hertz President's Circle Status for a day when you have completed 15 rentals as a Hertz Five Star member during the calendar year. This allows you to experience a boost in points, guaranteed car upgrade, and the widest selection of vehicles from the Hertz Ultimate Choice parking lot.
Hertz President's Circle Status
Hertz President's Circle status is the third and highest membership level in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program. It offers the highest point-earning rate, widest selection from the Hertz Ultimate Choice parking lot, and guaranteed car rental upgrades.
How To Qualify For President's Circle
You can qualify for Hertz President's Circle status be meeting one of the following requirements during the calendar year:
- 20 Rentals With Hertz
- US$4,000 Spent With Hertz
Hertz President's Circle status can also be earned complimentary through elite status with other rewards programs. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Delta Airlines - Delta Platinum Medallion members
- Singapore Airlines - Singapore Solitaire PPS Club members
- United Airlines - United Premier Platinum, United 1K members
- Marriott Hotels - Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador members
President's Circle Benefits
- 50% Bonus Points
- Guaranteed Car Rental Upgrades
- Hertz Ultimate Choice (Widest Selection)
- Additional Exclusive Benefits & Rewards
- Dedicated Hertz Rewards Line
50% Bonus Points
As a Hertz President's Circle member, you will earn the highest point bonus of 50% when spending with Hertz. This gives you a total of 1.5 Hertz Points per $1 spent which is a pretty good earning rate.
Guaranteed Car Rental Upgrades
When you book your car with Hertz, you'll receive a guaranteed one-car-class upgrade. This is not "based on availability" like the benefit offered to Five Star members.
Hertz Ultimate Choice (Widest Selection)
You'll receive the widest selection of vehicles from the Hertz Ultimate Choice lot as a Hertz President's Circle member. Next to the car rental upgrade, this is by far one of the best benefits of Hertz President's Circle based on which airport you're at (bigger airports tend to have more selections).
Additional Exclusive Benefits & Awards
As a Hertz President's Circle member, you'll receive exclusive benefits and awards. This will be in the form of events, bonuses, and more. Most of this will come via email notification.
Dedicated Hertz Rewards Line
When you call in to the Hertz, you'll be sent to a dedicated Hertz Rewards Line for President's Circle members.
Hertz Valet is a terminal drive-back service available at participating locations. President's Circle members will be able to partake in Hertz Valet up to four times per year.
Transfer Hertz Points To Other Members
You can transfer your Hertz Points to a spouse or domestic partners who also has a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards account living at the same address as you. In order to transfer, your spouse or domestic partner will need to have had at least on rental activity in the prior 18 months means a Gold Rewards Point was either earned or redeemed during that time frame. There's no limit to the amount of points you can transfer and no limit to the amount of times you can transfer to a member's account.
In order to transfer points, you will need to call the Hertz Rewards Desk and ask for a transfer of points. You should see the transfer reflected with 24 hours. Hertz sales specialists can see the transfer instantly and can apply them to a future reservation if you need to book travel immediately after transferring points.
Many programs allow you to earn airline miles, hotel loyalty points, and more when booking your Hertz rental through their portal. Some programs also give you complimentary Hertz Gold Plus Rewards status along with ways to earn additional points when booking Hertz rentals with special promotions. This page covers some of the main programs that allow you earn different rewards when booking with Hertz.
Hertz Airline Partners
Hertz has a pretty large list of airline partners that you can use to earn additional frequent flyer miles with your favorite programs including Virgin Australia. Do note that both an airline and that airline's loyalty program could be listed due to different earning different rewards. Hertz partners with the following airlines:
- Aegean Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- American Airlines
- Asiana Airlines
- Avianca LifeMiles
- Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- China Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- El Al Israel Airlines
- Emirates Airlines
- EVA Air
- Finnair Plus
- Flying Blue
- Frontier Airlines
- Gulf Air
- Hainan Airlines
- Korean Air
- Kuwait Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Marco Polo Club
- Middle Easy Airlines
- Nikhil Airlines
- Oman Air
- Philippine Airlines
- Porter Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- Sichuan Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- SriLankan Airlines
- TAP Portugal
- Thai Airways
- Tiger Airways Australia
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
- Xiamen Air
Hertz Hotel Partners
Hertz has a small handful of hotel partners that you can use to earn additional hotel rewards points. Those partners are:
- Accor - All Live Limitless
- Caesars Entertainment Properties
- Great Ocean Stays
- Mantra Group
- Marriott Bonvoy
Other Hertz Partners
The only other partner that Hertz has for those based in Australia is Myer. You can earn 2 MYEAR one Shopping Credits for every $1 spent on qualifying rentals at participating locations in Australia.
Earn Cash Back On Hertz Rentals
You can earn additional rewards on top of your Hertz Points when you use cash back portals. This is an easy way to triple dip on rewards and maximize your earnings when booking with Hertz and shopping online in general. Cash back portals are pretty easy to understand and they all work the same.
- Start at the cash back portal website
- Find Hertz and click Shop to start a new session
- You'll be taken to hertz.com to book your car rental as normal
- Once you've booked and completed your Hertz rental, the cash back site will be notified
- Cash back, miles, or points will be credited to your portal account
When going through cash back and shopping portals, you'll end up earning rewards with the portal, rewards with the credit card you're using, and Hertz Rewards Points all on a single booking.
If you're looking for the best earnings when shopping specifically in Australia and surrounding regions, your best bet is going to be Cashrewards and ShopBack. The other listed programs are focused more on U.S., U.K., and Canada stores. If you're using a cash back portal for travel, it doesn't matter much since hotels, airlines, and other forms of travel are usually worldwide. For example, Choice brand hotels are everywhere. If TopCashback is offering a promotional 10% back on Choice Hotel bookings and Cashrewards/ShopBack is only offering 3%, I would recommend booking through TopCashback.