Today’s Daily Getaway is all about Hertz points. They are listing this as a “75% discount” which sounds great but I really don’t know anyone that is buying Hertz points at full price! So, this is likely the only time anyone really is excited about buying Hertz points.
Save Big On Hertz Points Today!
I bought these last year – the cheapest package – and was able to get some fantastic value out of these points (check that out below). If you have rentals coming up, these can be put to far great use than the Daily Getaway site makes it sound like.
There are three separate packages available and they are identical to the ones offered last year. The only difference is the base package has gone up $30 from last year. Here is what is being offered:
- 5,500 Hertz Gold points – $280 (being marketed as a one week rental for compact – premium class) | 45 available
- 13,200 Hertz Gold points – $560 (being marketed as a one week rental for their Prestige Collection) | 35 available
- 16,500 Hertz Gold points – $698 (being marketed as a one week rental for their Prestige Collection) | 50 available
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Not only that, but they have the Shelby GT Mustang. From how it is classified, it is an Adrenaline Collection car that will require 8,250 points for a Standard Award or 16,500 points for an Anytime Award – for a week long rental!
Buying the top package for just under $700 would let you rent a car like that for a week (though checking many cities/dates showed it was sold out). That would be a pretty good deal if you are a muscle car person!
The Fantastic Value I Got From These Points
As I mentioned, I bought the smallest package of points (5,500 points) last year for use during our big family trip this year. Even though the Daily Getaway site lists specific classes and rental periods for each class, that is not the only thing you have access to!
For example, I could have rented a mini-van or SUV (in Phoenix during peak travel season) for one week with the points I had. Or, I could have rented a regular sized car for two weeks even though they say the points are just for one week (that is because they are listing the Anytime Award instead of the Standard Award).
I actually booked a Chevy Camaro that was supposed to cost $964! Instead, by applying the points, it brought the cost down to $191 for a week. That means that counting the taxes and fees and what I paid for the package, I could have booked a Chevy Camaro for a total of $471 for a week – a savings of $493!
However, though I wanted to go through with that!, I actually booked two separate weeks of standard size rental cars. I paid a total of $90 in taxes for the two weeks for a total of $370 for two weeks of a rental car. The other companies were right around the same price as Hertz which was $980 for two weeks! Not a bad deal!
If you use these points for the right cars at the right locations, you can get some fantastic values!