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The Official "Help me find a good rate with Hertz" CHALLENGE thread

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Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode):
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode):
Pickup Date and Time:
Return Date and Time:
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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:31 am
  #2551  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 393
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): ABZ (Aberdeen Airport, Scotland)

Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): Same

Pickup Date and Time: Jan 20, 2017 around 10AM

Return Date and Time: Jan 22, 2017, around 6PM.

Vehicle Size Preference: Group C and above

Home Country (if not USA): UK

Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): Accor Plat

Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: Pre-pay - 58.49 GBP, Pay at Location - 64.78 GBP
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Old Oct 5, 16, 11:03 am
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 17
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): Berlin-Charlottenburg, Kaiserdamm 25a
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode):TXL
Pickup Date and Time: July 31,2017, 2:00pm
Return Date and Time: Sept. 1,2017 10:00 am
Vehicle Size Preference: Group N? That's what I found considering I want/need an automatic transmission but a midsize 4 door should work
Home Country (if not USA): Canada
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): CAA, AMEX gold, aeroplan,
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: On hertz.ca with CAA I got $600 EUR or $887 CAD.
I picked charlottenburg as pick up because I don't want to get charged the airport tax. Drop off at airport is only a small charge.
Maybe I'm looking way too far in advance considering this is for next july. Either way, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.
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Old Oct 11, 16, 3:49 pm
  #2553  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 393
Originally Posted by signalpirate View Post
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): Berlin-Charlottenburg, Kaiserdamm 25a
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode):TXL
Pickup Date and Time: July 31,2017, 2:00pm
Return Date and Time: Sept. 1,2017 10:00 am
Vehicle Size Preference: Group N? That's what I found considering I want/need an automatic transmission but a midsize 4 door should work
Home Country (if not USA): Canada
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): CAA, AMEX gold, aeroplan,
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: On hertz.ca with CAA I got $600 EUR or $887 CAD.
I picked charlottenburg as pick up because I don't want to get charged the airport tax. Drop off at airport is only a small charge.
Maybe I'm looking way too far in advance considering this is for next july. Either way, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.
Have you considered DriveNow?
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Old Oct 11, 16, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by signalpirate View Post
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): Berlin-Charlottenburg, Kaiserdamm 25a
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode):TXL
Pickup Date and Time: July 31,2017, 2:00pm
Return Date and Time: Sept. 1,2017 10:00 am
Vehicle Size Preference: Group N? That's what I found considering I want/need an automatic transmission but a midsize 4 door should work
Home Country (if not USA): Canada
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): CAA, AMEX gold, aeroplan,
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: On hertz.ca with CAA I got $600 EUR or $887 CAD.
I picked charlottenburg as pick up because I don't want to get charged the airport tax. Drop off at airport is only a small charge.
Maybe I'm looking way too far in advance considering this is for next july. Either way, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.
It's never too early to start looking (and booking) since you can always re-book if a better deal comes along. You can book with AutoSlash for 569.29 EUR. The nice thing about that is that we continually look for lower rates and we'll re-book you automatically if we find a better price.
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Old Oct 11, 16, 4:07 pm
  #2555  
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Join Date: Jun 2006
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Originally Posted by hkmulligan View Post
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode):EWR
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): EWR
Pickup Date and Time: Nov 23rd, 3:00pm
Return Date and Time: Nov 28th, 8am
Vehicle Size Preference: None
Home Country (if not USA): USA
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): AAA
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: $420
You can get a Standard car with National for $385.42.
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Old Oct 23, 16, 6:55 pm
  #2556  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
San Jose

Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): SJC
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): same
Pickup Date and Time: 11/11/2016 4:00 pm
Return Date and Time: 11/23/2016 4:00 pm
Vehicle Size Preference: FRAR -7 Passenger SUV
Home Country (if not USA):
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): AAA
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: $730.87 prepaid.
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Old Oct 23, 16, 9:29 pm
  #2557  
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Originally Posted by omagicbum View Post
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): SJC
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): same
Pickup Date and Time: 11/11/2016 4:00 pm
Return Date and Time: 11/23/2016 4:00 pm
Vehicle Size Preference: FRAR -7 Passenger SUV
Home Country (if not USA):
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): AAA
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: $730.87 prepaid.
AutoSlash can get you a deal of $665.98 (non-prepaid). PM us if you're interested as I can't send a booking link since our system gets a bit confused with the FRAR vehicle type.
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Old Oct 24, 16, 12:47 pm
  #2558  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: YVR
Programs: HH Gold, Hyatt Diamond, Marriott Gold, National EE, Sixt Platinum, Hertz PC
Posts: 1,334
Ebates is currently offering 5% cash back on Hertz rentals. Helps a little!
https://www.ebates.com/r/NEWFBC?eeid=28187

Ron.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 8:52 pm
  #2559  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): IAH
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): LAX
Pickup Date and Time: 19/06/2017
Return Date and Time: 19/07/2017
Vehicle Size Preference: Premium
Home Country (if not USA): Australia
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): N/A
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: AU$2044 Hertz via Priceline.com - Includes CDW
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Old Oct 25, 16, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by hsimah View Post
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): IAH
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): LAX
Pickup Date and Time: 19/06/2017
Return Date and Time: 19/07/2017
Vehicle Size Preference: Premium
Home Country (if not USA): Australia
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): N/A
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: AU$2044 Hertz via Priceline.com - Includes CDW
I found as low as $1,782 for a Premium car with National, but if you are looking for insurance inclusive rates and your credit card does not provide coverage, then best to book with someone like Priceline where you can get an all-in deal. Honestly $2K for a PCAR with insurance is not bad at all since I'm not even seeing rates that low with Hertz without insurance through the channels we typically deal with.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 10:17 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by AutoSlash View Post
I found as low as $1,782 for a Premium car with National, but if you are looking for insurance inclusive rates and your credit card does not provide coverage, then best to book with someone like Priceline where you can get an all-in deal. Honestly $2K for a PCAR with insurance is not bad at all since I'm not even seeing rates that low with Hertz without insurance through the channels we typically deal with.
Do you know where one can purchase CDW if I was to pick National?
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Old Oct 26, 16, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by hsimah View Post
Do you know where one can purchase CDW if I was to pick National?
Try rentalcover.com.
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Old Oct 27, 16, 8:43 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2016
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash View Post
I found as low as $1,782 for a Premium car with National, but if you are looking for insurance inclusive rates and your credit card does not provide coverage, then best to book with someone like Priceline where you can get an all-in deal. Honestly $2K for a PCAR with insurance is not bad at all since I'm not even seeing rates that low with Hertz without insurance through the channels we typically deal with.
I've booked via Priceline.com (Rentalcars.com), I received an email stating I have to pay a $500 USD one-way fee plus tax.

Converting this to AUD brings the total up to almost $2,700!
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Old Oct 27, 16, 8:47 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
Pickup Location (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): IAH
Dropoff Location (if different) (airport, city, or ZIP code/postcode): LAX
Pickup Date and Time: 20/06/2017
Return Date and Time: 19/07/2017
Vehicle Size Preference: Premium
Home Country (if not USA): Australia
Memberships (AAA/USAA/airline FFP/Amex Plat/Cent etc): N/A
Best Price you've found, Hertz or otherwise: AU$2044 Hertz via Priceline.com - Includes CDW, + $500 USD Plus Tax one-way fee
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Old Oct 27, 16, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by hsimah View Post
I've booked via Priceline.com (Rentalcars.com), I received an email stating I have to pay a $500 USD one-way fee plus tax.

Converting this to AUD brings the total up to almost $2,700!
Any drop fees are included in the AutoSlash rate. Just sayin'.

In all seriousness, you should book something where you don't have to pay up front and then track the rental. June of next year is a long way way off and prices are going to change many times between now and then. The great thing about car rentals is that you really don't have to have any skin in the game so to speak, so there is zero downside to booking something and then seeing what happens with rates over the next 8 months or so. Prices are going to drop at some point, the question is when. By tracking the rate, then you're making sure you won't miss it when the drop happens.

As for insurance, I get that it's not common to have that as a benefit on your credit card as an AU resident, but there might be a card available that would cover you when renting overseas. Just something to look into as well as a company like rentalcover.com (which is AU-based btw).

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