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Not long ago, Marriott removed its elite status match to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, but now it's back. Marriott Bonvoy members can match up to Hertz President's Circle or Five Star status from their Marriott elite status. Here are the status match details and how you can claim 2,000 Marriott bonus points with a Hertz rental.
Hertz Elite Statuses
Hertz might not have the best ratings from the past few years, but plenty of travelers are still renting cars from the company. If you are a Hertz renter, it's always good to have elite status to enjoy extra perks. Here are the Hertz Elite status tiers and the benefits offered:
- Earn one point per $1
- Free additional driver for a spouse or domestic partner
- Skip the counter at pick up and return
- Basic selection of cars
- No blackout rewards
- Earnings with other brands
- Use your points for returns, online auctions, and rewards — including Dream Car® rentals
Five Star status
After 10 rentals or $2,000 in spending, you will move up to Five Star elite status, which comes with the following benefits (in addition to Gold status benefits):
- Upgrades as available
- 25% bonus points
- Wider selection of cars
- Option to transfer points to select travel partners
President's Circle status
After 15 rentals or $3,000 in qualifying spending, you will reach top-tier President's Circle status, which comes with the following benefits (in addition to Five Star status benefits):
- Guaranteed upgrades (based on availability)
- 50% bonus points
- Widest selection of cars
- A dedicated call center line
Note that these perks are unrelated to how many points you need for a free rental. Sadly, Hertz devalued award redemptions in 2022.
How To Status Match from Marriott to Hertz
Once again, Marriott Bonvoy elites can status match from Marriott to Hertz. Matches are as follows:
- Platinum Elite gets a fast track to Hertz Five Star
- Titanium Elite to Hertz Five Star
- Ambassador Elite to Hertz President's Circle
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite members can get Hertz Five Star Elite status after only seven rentals within a 12-month period, instead of the usual 10. The Five Star status will be valid for 12 months after the requirements are met.
Marriott Titanium and Ambassador Elite members can claim Hertz Five Star or President's Circle Elite status, respectively. The Hertz status will be valid for as long as the member retains their Bonvoy Elite status.
To status match, you must be enrolled in both programs. When you're ready, visit the Hertz status match page and put in your member number for both accounts. Your new status will be effective within five business days. Hertz doesn't mention any expiration for this promotion, and we've already seen this status match withdrawn once in the past.
Any changes to your Marriott elite status will reflect in your Hertz elite status within 30 days.
2,000 Bonus Marriott Points with Hertz Rental
Currently, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 2,000 bonus points when booking a Hertz rental through the Marriott portal. Through September 30, 2023, members can earn 500 bonus points on a one-day rental or 2,000 bonus points on a rental of two or more days. This promotion is only valid on rentals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, and New Zealand. Advance reservations are required to earn the bonus points.
This status match is just one of the ways to claim a free car rental elite status. While not everyone is currently using Hertz, it's always good to have elite status benefits for any program. If you have a Marriott Bonvoy Elite status, you might as well use this status match for a free Hertz Elite status. Plus, you may be able to use your newfound Hertz status to gain status with other rental car programs.
Will this status match from Marriott help you move up to a higher tier with Hertz, or did you already have top-tier status? Let us know how useful this promotion is to you.
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