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’s are all the shortcuts to rental car elite status that we can find.

Do Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Expire?

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards expire if you have no 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.

Daily Getaways: Hertz Rental Packages from $280

You can purchase enough Hertz points for a one-week standard rental, a one-week Prestige Collection rental, or a weekend Prestige Collection rental, with this year’s Daily Getaways promotion. The promotion starts on May 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET. We expect this deal will sell out within minutes.

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.