Hertz Gold Plus Keeps Reduced Elite Status Requirements for 2022 Hertz Gold Plus Keeps Reduced Elite Status Requirements for 2022

Hertz Gold Plus Keeps Reduced Elite Status Requirements for 2022

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Hertz Gold Plus elite status requirements were reduced for 2021 (but only barely), and those reductions are now extended through 2022. Hertz points will start expiring again after 18 months, but there are other nice Hertz elite status promotions to take advantage of. Here's what Hertz Gold Plus members need to know about these changes.

2021-2022 Hertz Gold Plus Elite Status Requirements

2021-2022 Hertz Rewards Gold Plus Tier Requirements and reduced status requirements

Back in 2021, Hertz reduced Gold Plus elite status requirements. That said, the reduction was 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 Elite Status Promotions

For those who attainted Hertz Elite status in 2021 with the reduced qualifications, you will be able to keep your status until February 28, 2023.

Don't forget, you can even get Hertz Gold Plus Rewards elite status for free via credit cards.

Hertz Extends Points Expiry

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 and again extended even further to December 31, 2021.

That deadline has come and gone. Hertz points once again expire after 18 months of inactivity. So, make sure you rent cars, take advantage of promotions, and follow our advice to keep your points from expiring.

Our Take

It's a bummer that Hertz points will expire again after 18 months, but extending the reduced status requirements and other elite status promotions are good to take advantage of if you're a Hertz member or looking to become one.

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  • Stefania Moyers says:

    It’s great that Hertz has extended point expiration to 12/31/21 because of Covid-19. They’ve always taken great care of me and I very much appreciate the extended expiration.

  • Extending the expiration is good news. But in general the Hertz points program is awful.
    The points disappear quickly, are difficult to redeem online, and they devalued the program in 2019 without notice.

  • Seeing stuff like this you notice that the car rentals was hit hard by covid19 , the new mandatory covid19 PCR test and quarantine make it difficult for visitors to come to USA

  • meh…. so my 246 points that were due to expire in Jan 2021 now get extended to Dec 2021. I’ll take it!

  • Not entirely sure how car rental companies are going to survive…

  • Hertz should undo their massive devaluation that happened in 2019 without any notice. Makes me not likely to trust them.

  • Yah it sure has reduced it-10 rentals from 12. We see that as they will support us with only 10 trips and not 12 which adds up when you travel a bit in a year. Specially after that last year which saw very little travel :(. We do intend to travel more if all goes well with this Covid thing. 🙁

  • Thank you for sharing this. Since we are still working towards the 5 start status this is something to keep in mind.

  • Great to be reducing status requirements during a pandemic. We’ll see how long hertz lasts through bankruptcy

  • Hope they decide to extend it one more time.

  • With Hertz in bankruptcy, all of their actions now have to be seen under a microscope. You better watch out what comes next.

  • The emerging consensus is that things are not looking up in 2021, so let’s hope that the full year extension will be the one last time that is adequate for all.

    • In the US at least, they are actually very much looking up. We should have 600 million doses of vaccine by the end of July, which should allow us to vaccinate every American that wants it.

  • Gerardo Gonzalez says:

    Muy inteligente la estrategia comercial de Hertz de cuidar a los miembros de sus grupos de lealtad extendiendo el vencimiento de los puntos.
    En este contexto de crisis mundial a causa de la pandemia del coronavirus, los miembros de los grupos de afinidad, valoramos más que nunca las buenas desiciones de las compañias para cuidar nuestros intereses.
    Agradezco a AwardWallet por hacerme llegar está noticia, de otra forma seria imposible enterarme.

  • That’s good news, but when I logged into my account I don’t see my points anymore. ?