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How to Get Rental Car Elite Status for Free

One of the feel-good milestones of travel is achieving elite status within a loyalty program. What feels even better? Getting elite status for free, thanks to holding the right credit card, through your existing elite status, or by status matching from another program. Here are all the shortcuts to rental car elite status.

Hertz and Marriott Status Match Is Back! Plus, Earn 2K Bonus Points

Not too long ago, Marriott removed the status match to Hertz elite status, but now it's back. Marriott Bonvoy members can once again get up to Hertz President's Circle or Five Star status with their Marriott Platinum, Titanium, or Ambassador Elite status. Here are the status match details and how you can claim 2,000 Marriott points with a Hertz rental.

Hertz Allows Members to Share Gold Plus Elite Status with a Friend

Back again from the last two years, Hertz members can share their Gold Plus elite status with others via a promotion running until December 31, 202. Hertz status can offer a range of perks, and now you can share these with one other person. Here's what you need to know to take advantage of the offer, if you're a fan of Hertz.

Do Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Expire?

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards expire if you have no qualifying earning or redeeming activity on your account for a period of 18 months. However, Hertz isn't as generous with what qualifies as earning or redeeming activity. Here's what you need to know to save your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points.

Hertz Gold Plus Keeps Reduced Elite Status Requirements for 2022

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.

Hertz Raises Award Prices on Standard Rentals

Hertz has made a significant devaluation to their award chart for standard rental awards with no advance notice. The points required have increased for most types of redemptions. Since there was no announcement or press release, we've created a before-and-after chart to illustrate the changes.