Hertz has launched the ‘free to go pass‘, the pass costs $99 per year and claims to save up to $100+ per rental. It offers the following benefits:
- 10% guaranteed discount
- Free home delivery
- Free additional driver (for renters older than 25)
- Free cancellations
- Convienient refueling (fixed rate of $2/gal)
- Free young renter (for renters younger than 25)
- $250 in bonus credits when you sign up
$250 In Credits
In addition they are offering $250 in bonus credits when you sign up:
- $100 in hotels credit (redeemable on hertzplushotels.com)
- $100 in event credit (this is two $50 codes. These can be redeemed on hertz.thetixfix.com)
- $50 in dining credit (this is a restaurant.com eGiftcard)
These credits will be valid until December 30th, 2020. The restaurant.com gift card is basically worthless. I did a couple of searches on the hotel site and it seems to be similarly priced to other sites, but I’d recommend doing your own research to confirm that (they do offer test bookings without a code). Similar with the event credit.
Hertz has filed for bankruptcy, I guess this is a way of trying to raise some money. Not really sure how that works with giving out $200 in what seems to be usable credits. Personally I’ll pass on this as the upside is relatively low and I do think there is some risk there. I don’t really have any use of the hotel or event credit either at the moment.
Hat tip to reader Mass Roadtrip