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Discount Discussion - Discussion of PCs, RQs, CDPs (2017 Onward)

Old Dec 13, 2018, 4:30 am
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Mod note - As of 7/25/2018: We've had quite a few "Hey, come use this CDP. It's great" type of posts. When the CDP doesn't give a good discount, but is only posted to try to get renters to use the CDP of someone so the poster can earn perks from their Hertz Corporate account. From here out, please put the company/trade group/etc that's associated with the CDP or we'll delete the post to keep it on-topic here

NOTE: CDPs provided because Hertz or entity publicly links to them (source links provided next to each CDP). DO NOT list corporate codes or list a CDP without public source link
HERTZ PUBLIC CDPs: (usable by everyone)
CDP# 2007815: Travelers 50 and over (Hertz Fifty Plus) link here
CDP# 2115632: Cyber Sale (not always active for discounts, used during, 2022 & 2023 Cyber Sales, link here)
CDP# 1392782: Hertz Member Program (for members of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program - free to join)
CDP# 2102513: Promo Rates (autoslash link here)

MARKETING ORGANIZATION PUBLIC CDPs (usable by everyone - NOTE: these organizations earn commissions and/or perks from Hertz when their CDPs are used)
CDP# 1742729: RentalPerks (free registration link here and CDP link here) (RentalPerks is powered by CorporateShopping.com, registration link here)
CDP # 2235259: Launching Deals (free to use, site link here, Hertz link here)
CDP# 2002325: Save Around Members (sells coupon books with Hertz CDP and offers add'l savings) CDP provided because Hertz links to it publicly here
CDP# 1731619: Entertainment Book (14 day free trial, link here) - CDP provided because Hertz links to it publicly here

CREDIT CARD CDPs: (look in your wallet to see which credit card(s) you have, and where the cc is issued from). You are entitled to use that CDP for your Hertz rental however it should be noted Hertz T&Cs state: "In all cases, XXX card must be registered as the form of payment in your Gold Plus Reward membership profile." So it would be wise to book & pay for your rental with the card CDP you use.
Mastercard:
CDP# 1795034: World Elite Cardholders (EMEA) (link here)
CDP# 795089: World Elite Cardholders (Ireland) link here (link includes CDPs for all other Mastercard card types for Ireland)
CDP# 542075: World Elite Cardholders (France) link here (link includes CDPs for all other Mastercard card types for France)

CDP# 795093: Platinum cardholders UK & Ireland based (link here)
CDP# 795090: World Cardholders UK & Ireland based (link here)
CDP# 814540: Premium cardholders;
World & Platinum Credit and Debit (UK Based) (link here)
CDP# 795094: Gold Cardholders (Europe based) (link here)
CDP# 795091: Standard Cardholders (EMEA link here, Ireland link here, France link here)

CDP# 795092: Small & medium sized enterprises (small business cardholders) (Ireland link here)

Visa:
CDP# 1244810: Visa Classic Cardholders (US Based) link here
CDP# 618583: Visa Classic Cardholders (Europe based) link here

CDP# 83181: Visa Classic Cardholders (Asia based) link here
CDP# 769985: Visa Infinite/Signature debit and credit Cardholders consumer & business (EMEA based - DPs here) (link here)
CDP# 2150933: Visa Infinite US Based (link here)

American Express:
CDP# 705500: Basic Cardholders (Worldwide) link here (UK) and here (US) and here (Global)
CDP# 427346: American Express Membership Rewards Members (CDP provided by Hertz for Amex MR Certificate redemption but likely works without redemption, ymmv)
CDP# 1889146: American Express Card Members (autoslash link here)
CDP# 306613: Amex Open Savings ("The OPEN Savings benefit is built into Business Cards from American Express OPEN"; link here)
CDP# 211762: Platinum (US Based) link here
CDP# 633306: Platinum (EMEA Based) link here (Canada) link here
CDP# 1460754: Platinum (Latin America Based) Hertz link here (Amex link here)
CDP# 651060: Platinum Business Card (Italy) link here (link includes CDPs for Italian Gold and Green Business Cards)
CDP# 716953: Air France/KLM American Express Platinum Card (link here) Link also provides CDPs for AF/KLM Silver/Gold Amex cards.
CDP# 591064: Centurion (Black Card) (pdf link here)

Bank Specific:
CDP# 160005: Citibank Mastercard holders (link here)
CDP# 2118295: China Union Pay Credit Diamond Card Holders (link here) Link also provides CDPs for Platinum, Gold, & Classic card holders
CDP# 804483: HSBC Premier World & HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercards US Based (link here)
CDP# 1752376: HSBC Credit Cardholders (Singapore Based link here)
CDP#
2054551: JCB Platinum Cardholders (link here)

LOYALTY PROGRAM CDPs: (require joining the appropriate loyalty program - all are free to join so CDPs are listed)
Airline US Based
CDP# 321739: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Members (link here)
CDP# 217692: American Airlines AAdvantage Members - note, AA solely promotes Avis/Budget now. (link here)
CDP# 165385: Delta SkyMiles Members - exclusive with Hertz as of Jan 30 2023 (link here)
CDP# 1790143: Jetblue TrueBlue Members (link here)
CDP# 205418: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Members (link here)
CDP# 062455: United Airlines Mileage Plus Members - note, as of 2023 United exclusively promotes Avis/Budget (autoslash link here)

Airline Non-US Based
CDP# 1039946: Cathay Pacific Green Members (link here) - Link also provides CDPs for Cathay Silver/Gold/Diamond levels
CDP# 739924: KLM Passengers (link here) - Link also provides CDPs for all Air France Flying Blue levels
CDP# 645970: Lufthansa Miles & More Members (link here)
Link to the current list of Hertz add'l airline partners and CDPs here


Hotel
CDP# 154080: Marriott Rewards Members (link here)
CDP# 22754: IHG Rewards Club Members (link here)
CDP# 902517: Accor ALL Live Limitless Members (link here)
CDP# 826779: Accor ALL Classic Members (link here)
CDP# 826680: Accor ALL Live Gold Members (link here)
CDP# 826777: Accor ALL Live Platinum & Diamond Members (link here)
CDP# 2061209: Caesars Rewards Members (link here)

Rail
CDP# 1229959: Amtrak Guest Rewards Members (link here)
CDP# 652500: Deutsche Bahn - DB BahnCard (link here)

MEMBERSHIP CDPs: (These companies require membership but anyone can enroll for a fee). CDPs not listed where not linked publicly by Hertz - you will receive your CDP after joining/buying
CDP# (see link): AAA - Active membership required and the Hertz website checks for active enrollment
CDP# 32796: BJ's Wholesale Club ($55 per year, enrollment link here) Hertz link here
CDP# (provided after joining): Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue 365 Deals: ~20 States offer a Hertz CDP to members if you have health insurance with BCBS. Current participating States a/o Dec 2023 are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (only Western & Central NY, Utica and Rochester regions), North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, & Wash D.C. See here for complete list of participating BCBS that participate in Blue365.
CDP#: (provided after joining): Founders Card ($595 but provides a variety of air/hotel discounts that offer add'l value, link to benefits here)

ASSOCIATION CDPs: (No Qualification to Enroll, i.e., anyone can join) Oftentimes rates are similar among associations anyone can join. As such, you want to pay the lowest annual/monthly fee).
CDP# 2181835: National Auto Sport Association ($69 annually; link here)
CDP# 1916601: Orienteering USA: ($35 annual membership; link here)
CDP# 584703: Touring Club Italiano (link here) (99 annual membership for Non-Italians). CDP offers 10% off monthly rentals in Italy and abroad.
CDP# 2245010: USA Archery ($20 annual recreational membership, link here). USA Archery partners with PerkSpot to provide Hertz discounts (link here). Logon link here (accessible after enrollment). Add'l Associations partner with PerkSpot such as USA Triathlon ($50 af) and Kiwanis. After joining you'll be given access.
CDP# 15757: United States Equestrian Federation (free to join for fans, registration link here) Hertz link here
CDP# (differs by Alumni Assoc): Your University Alumni Association (Annual fees differ. Some offer car rental codes - ymmv)

ASSOCIATION & UNION CDPs: (with Membership Requirements) These Associations require you to qualify to join. CDPs are provided since Hertz or Association publicly links to them
CDP# 10232: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (link here)
CDP# 11657: American Bankers Association (link here)
CDP# 13000: American Bar Association (link here) (Note: non-lawyers can join for $150 per year a/o Dec 2023, join here)
CDP# 42371: American Dental Association (link here)
CDP# 11356: American Institute of Architects (link here)
CDP# 12353: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (link here)
CDP# 11635: American Medical Association (link here)
CDP# 166639: American Psychological Association (link here)
CDP# 1605257: Freelancers Union (Free to join; link here) Note: CDP shows as Working Today Inc which is the non-profit parent of Freelancers Union
CDP# 182806: National Association of Realtors (link here)
CDP# 50655: National Education Association (link here)
CDP# 2102007: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Members (link here)
CDP# 205666: Union Plus (link here)

MILITARY CDPs: (require USA military affiliation). CDPs provided since Hertz or military organization publicly link to them
CDP# 83086: Association of the United States Army (pdf benefits link here)
CDP# 157299: Hertz Military rate (link here)
CDP# (use link): Navy Federal Credit Union
CDP# 71822: Reserve Organization of America (link here)
CDP# 77694: USAA (link here)
CDP# 1615021: USBA - Uniformed Services Benefit Association (link here)
CDP# 1264103: Veterans Advantage ($59.95 p/yr, enrollment link here - 20% discount promos provided often reducing price to $47.96 p/yr) (Hertz link here)


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Discount Discussion - Discussion of PCs, RQs, CDPs (2017 Onward)

Old Dec 20, 2021, 11:39 am
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I wonder how much revenue Hertz is being deprived of by the misuse of PC / RQ CDP codes.

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Old Dec 20, 2021, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by anteater
I wonder how much revenue Hertz is being deprived of by the misuse of PC / RQ CDP codes.

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Oh no!
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Anyways...
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Old Dec 24, 2021, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by anteater
I wonder how much revenue Hertz is being deprived of by the misuse of PC / RQ CDP codes.

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Considering the number of people they've had arrested for non-existent car theft, along with their upcoming stock buyback, you can imagine most of us probably have absolutely zero sympathy for Hertz and any money they are losing from these codes. They should be more worried about how much revenue is going to be affected by the multi-billion dollar judgement any sensible person would expect is coming their way once the car theft lawsuits run through the court system.
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Old Jan 6, 2022, 8:33 am
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IBM Employment verification?

New to these codes and with such crazy rental prices, used IBM code for the first time on a 3 weeks rental. All went well, knock on wood, as PC member.

Just for fun, testing an one way, one day rental in Arizona and the system is now asking fir an email verification.

Validate Corporate Rate

Youve entered a Corporate Discount Code. Please enter your email address to book this rate.
Door maybe closing for IBM code.
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Old Jan 6, 2022, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash
Well, typically once you sign a rental contract it is a legally binding document for both parties. Hertz should not " arbitrarily change your rate" subsequent to the contract being signed. That said, it may depend on why they changed the rate. For example, if they could prove that you acted in bad faith and used a discount code you were not authorized to use, then they might have grounds to alter the rate. It's difficulty for us to comment on a particular situation without knowing specifics but here is general language written into Hertz's rental contract (emphasis ours):



Now, the above is rather general, but if you're asking whether Hertz can legally change your rate post-contract (meaning after you leave the location with your vehicle) if they determine that you acted in bad faith and used a CDP which you were not entitled to use, then the answer is....maybe. It's probably not something we'd want to test, and if it happened, we'd advise speaking with a manager at rental return to get the charges adjusted to match the originally contracted rate. If they refused, then you might be able to take them to small claims court or have grounds for a credit card chargeback (but this could lead to being put on the DNR list), but again, there are the "fraud" and "deceptive conduct" angles to worry about, so it's not a clear cut thing.

If we're jumping to conclusions and this is not about using a CDP that you're not authorized for, then they certainly should adjust the rate at rental return barring some sort of legitimate reason for a rate adjustment, such as you being quoted a monthly rate originally, but you returned early such that the rental length was now under 28 days and the rental reverted to a weekly rate.

Bottom line, it's complicated, and it depends.
My friend protested the difference in the billed charges with his credit card company. He hasnt seen the paperwork from them yet but the credit card company closed the claim stating that it seems to be an allowable charge (I would assume so because it was a last minute change by Hertz and the credit card company cant validate that)

Furthermore, the most disturbing was that Hertz said he broke the terms of their legal contract by returning the car 5 hours early and they used the best rate available at the time.. Also mentioned if he reopens the claim, they would take him to collections?? Really?? Any thoughts, The difference is about $500 so I mentioned to him (and sent him) the link for the arbitration thread on FT. Hes frustrated, thinking about even letting it go but I said I believe he should pursue because he did nothing wrong.

I looked at one of my rental receipts and it clearly says that the rate may be changed if you return more than 24 hours or less than 24 hours of the required return time..

Any advice would be greatly appreciated AutoSlash and others
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Old Jan 6, 2022, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine
My friend protested the difference in the billed charges with his credit card company. He hasnt seen the paperwork from them yet but the credit card company closed the claim stating that it seems to be an allowable charge (I would assume so because it was a last minute change by Hertz and the credit card company cant validate that)

Furthermore, the most disturbing was that Hertz said he broke the terms of their legal contract by returning the car 5 hours early and they used the best rate available at the time.. Also mention if he reopens the claim, they would take him to collections?? Really?? Any thoughts, The difference is like $500 so I mentioned to him and sent him the link for the arbitration thread on FT. Hes frustrated, thinking about even letting it go but I said I believe he should pursue because he did nothing wrong.

I looked at one of my rental receipts and it clearly says that the rate may be changed if you return more than 24 hours or less than 24 hours of the required return time..

Any advice would be greatly appreciated AutoSlash and others
It's very difficult to comment further without knowing specifics from the original reservation and seeing the final bill.
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Old Jan 6, 2022, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash
It's very difficult to comment further without knowing specifics from the original reservation and seeing the final bill.
AutoSlash Original reservation was for a two week rental, to be returned on the 14th day by 3 PM. He returned the car on the 14th day at 10 AM. Nothing else was irregular about the rental. Tank was full, no damage, theyre just claiming he returned the car five hours early, what he said is they adjusted the weekly rental rate by about $225 more a week or about $450 total That was the only change from my understanding.

However the original reservation was a confirmed rate for two weeks. I dont get it? Any other color would be appreciated
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Old Jan 6, 2022, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine
AutoSlash Original reservation was for a two week rental, to be returned on the 14th day by 3 PM. He returned the car on the 14th day at 10 AM. Nothing else was irregular about the rental. Tank was full, no damage, theyre just claiming he returned the car five hours early, what he said is they adjusted the weekly rental rate by about $225 more a week or about $450 total That was the only change from my understanding.

However the original reservation was a confirmed rate for two weeks. I dont get it? Any other color would be appreciated
Depending on the terms of the rental agreement, Hertz might be within its rights to charge a higher rate for a car that is returned too early on the last day of the rental. If so, a credit-card dispute obviously won't work. But this is the kind of story that I think the Ombudsman Service at Cond Nast Traveler magazine might be interested in, if your friend wants to pursue that route. Even if authorized, an upward rate adjustment of $450 for returning the car a few hours early certainly doesn't look good for Hertz. [email protected]

Was this a Hertz corporate location, or a franchisee? And what time was the car picked up at the start of the rental?

Edited to add: As AutoSlash has pointed out in a subsequent post, Cond Nast Traveler no longer operates the Ombudsman Service.

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Old Jan 6, 2022, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine
AutoSlash Original reservation was for a two week rental, to be returned on the 14th day by 3 PM. He returned the car on the 14th day at 10 AM. Nothing else was irregular about the rental. Tank was full, no damage, theyre just claiming he returned the car five hours early, what he said is they adjusted the weekly rental rate by about $225 more a week or about $450 total That was the only change from my understanding.

However the original reservation was a confirmed rate for two weeks. I dont get it? Any other color would be appreciated
What was base weekly rate on the original reservation? What was the base weekly rate on the final bill?

Was a CDP applied to the original reservation? Did the same CDP show in the final bill?
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Old Jan 6, 2022, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976
Depending on the terms of the rental agreement, Hertz might be within its rights to charge a higher rate for a car that is returned too early on the last day of the rental. If so, a credit-card dispute obviously won't work. But this is the kind of story that I think the Ombudsman Service at Cond Nast Traveler magazine might be interested in, if your friend wants to pursue that route. Even if authorized, an upward rate adjustment of $450 for returning the car a few hours early certainly doesn't look good for Hertz. [email protected]

Was this a Hertz corporate location, or a franchisee? And what time was the car picked up at the start of the rental?
The CNT ombudsman hasn't been active for a number of years. That role has been unofficially taken over by Chris Elliott at Elliott.org.

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Old Jan 6, 2022, 12:37 pm
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The CNT ombudsman hasn't been active for a number of years. That role has been unofficially taken over for Chris Elliott at Elliott.org.
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Old Jan 14, 2022, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine
My friend protested the difference in the billed charges with his credit card company. He hasnt seen the paperwork from them yet but the credit card company closed the claim stating that it seems to be an allowable charge (I would assume so because it was a last minute change by Hertz and the credit card company cant validate that)

Furthermore, the most disturbing was that Hertz said he broke the terms of their legal contract by returning the car 5 hours early and they used the best rate available at the time.. Also mentioned if he reopens the claim, they would take him to collections?? Really?? Any thoughts, The difference is about $500 so I mentioned to him (and sent him) the link for the arbitration thread on FT. Hes frustrated, thinking about even letting it go but I said I believe he should pursue because he did nothing wrong.

I looked at one of my rental receipts and it clearly says that the rate may be changed if you return more than 24 hours or less than 24 hours of the required return time..

Any advice would be greatly appreciated AutoSlash and others
I met with my friend last night, he had good news. He called into Hertz customer service and they adjusted the charge to the original amount quoted..
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Old Jan 20, 2022, 1:04 am
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What happened to all the USAA coupon codes? Used to be a website with them annually, but no longer. USAA rates still work (although they are higher than they used to be). Hertz doesn't seem to be offering much in the way for our military any more.
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Old Jan 20, 2022, 2:16 am
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What happened to all the USAA coupon codes? Used to be a website with them annually, but no longer. USAA rates still work (although they are higher than they used to be). Hertz doesn't seem to be offering much in the way for our military any more.
actually it does care more than before because now USAA rate has insurance included. So use at your own risk if you not qualified for that
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Old Jan 20, 2022, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by corolla
actually it does care more than before because now USAA rate has insurance included. So use at your own risk if you not qualified for that
While it's true that USAA members renting with Hertz and applying the USAA CDP receive some additional benefits with regard to insurance, it's an oversimplification to say that the "USAA rate has insurance included". Here's what it does include:

Loss Damage Coverage Benefits
USAA members are only responsible for the first $5,000 of damage to a rental vehicle. However, if a Loss Damage Waiver is purchased, members are not financially responsible for the claim amount or the $5,000 deductible.

Primary Liability
This option is included in your rental and gives you coverage for bodily injury and property damage up to the limits established by the rental company.

Loss of Use Coverage Benefits
If your rental gets damaged and has to be taken out of service, the rental company won't charge you a fee for not being able to rent the vehicle.
If your personal vehicle is insured with USAA, then your policy likely covers you, but if you are not, then you would still be responsible for the first $5K in damage, assuming you don't have insurance elsewhere. More info can be found here.
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