Guide to the Hertz Gold Plus loyalty program and getting the most out of Hertz rentals

We talk a lot about the benefits of loyalty – particularly with airlines, and less so with Hotels. Point Hacks contributor Todd Heslin, who also wrote the Hacking Hertz Gold Status guide, has written a complete guide for Hertz Gold Plus and Hertz car rentals for the points-savvy traveller.

When it comes to luxury cars, and those that turn heads – Todd’s an expert. In fact, there is so much opportunity to find your way into a prestige car this weekend, for pennies on the dollar of traditional car ownership costs, Todd has started RideHacks – a site specifically for getting the most value from luxury car rentals.

This guide is a modified version of his ‘Ultimate Guide to Hertz’ that Todd posted up on RideHacks last month. He has modified certain parts for the Point Hacks audience and broadened his focus from only luxury car rentals, to all types of car rentals. Continue reading…

Double status match opportunity with United Mileage Plus & Hertz Gold Plus

You may have read Todd’s post on Buying United Mileage Plus for cheap Star Alliance Business & First Class redemptions. With his experience in buying United Mileage Plus points for first class travel, Todd has uncovered a new way to utilise United Airlines’ status match to achieve Hertz Gold Rewards status.

United Airlines had recently announced that they will upgrade any of their Silver, Gold, Premier Platinum, and Premier 1K members to the equivalent (a generous perspective of Hertz Gold Rewards) status within the Hertz program.

In this guide, Todd explains the step-by-step process of achieving the two status matches (assuming you don’t already hold status with United Airlines). Continue reading…