It’s no secret that I have probably been the biggest Hertz fanboy for the past few months. I went as far as buying into their Platinum status for close to $1,400 just to get better upgrades.
However, they have me rethinking my loyalty today after they just massively devalued their rewards program. I want to say that I knew this devaluation would be coming but I didn’t know the extent of it until today.
On the lower end, Hertz raised the price of a regular one week rental by just 250 points from 2,500 to 2,750. That’s not too bad but when you look at the higher end Adrenaline Collection and Prestige Collection, they raised those prices by almost 90-105%.
2 days ago, a Ford Mustang GT Premium used to cost 4,500 points and about $50 in taxes. Today, it costs 8,250 points +$50 in taxes!
If you wanted a Mercedes E-Class, it would’ve cost you 7,500 points +$50 for the week a few days ago. Today, it costs 8,250 points + $50!
I’m actually really disappointed in the program now and probably will not continue to accumulate points in their program unless they run a ridiculous points promotion.
For people who recently got into the Hertz Gold program and took advantage of their 2X and 3X points promos, this just makes a lot harder to get a car! Also, if you’re sitting on those 15,000 points from Daily Travel Getaways, it will have an impact on your points as well.
However, rarely do you need to use those kinds of points to get the car you actually want!
Be sure to read Part 1 of my 2 part series on Hertz Rewards program to find out how to get a better car for little to no cost. In addition, the second part of my post will be published in the coming week!
What do you think about the new Hertz Prices?