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Hertz Gold Plus elite status requirements have been reduced for 2021 (but only barely). Plus, you don't have to worry about your Hertz points expiring soon. Hertz is extending the expiration of points through the end of 2021. Here's what Hertz Gold Plus members need to know about these changes.
2021 Hertz Gold Plus Elite Status Requirements
For 2021, Hertz has reduced Gold Plus elite status requirements. That said, the reduction is fairly underwhelming:
- Five Star Status — 10 rentals (instead of 12) or $2,000 in spending (instead of $2,400)
- President's Circle Status — 15 rentals (instead of 20) or $3,000 in spending (instead of $4,000)
If you are planning to make some trips this year, it will be easier to move up the tiers and take advantage of Hertz elite status benefits.
Hertz Extends Points Expiry
Hertz points usually expire after 18 months of inactivity. Even if you made a booking with the points and then canceled it, the points would still expire at the end of 18 months.
At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Hertz sent out an email allowing members to extend their points expiration by 3 months. Then, Hertz extended expiration until January 2021.
Now, Hertz has announced that point expiration has been delayed even further to December 31, 2021. This is certainly good news for those who have been unable to travel due to the restrictions introduced by the pandemic.
Considering the limitations on travel this year, it makes sense that Hertz would reduce the number of rentals required for Hertz Gold Plus status. It still remains to be seen how many members will still be able to move up in the ranks. Personally, I'm one of the many individuals counting the days until I'm able to take my next trip.
Don't forget, you can also get Hertz Gold Plus elite status with credit cards, reward programs, or as a gift from a current elite,
H/T: Loyalty Lobby
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