[Expired] Hertz: Rent A Car & Get $250 In Travel Credits

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The Offer

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  • Hertz is offering $250 in travel credits when you rent a car now through 9/22/20. Must book by 9/15/20

The Fine Print

  • Only Customers who make a reservation by 09/15/2020 will qualify for the Reward and receive an email from Hertz with redemption instructions.
  • Must be eighteen (18) to participate and redeem Reward.
  • Promotion valid only in the United States, excluding territories and possessions.
  • Limit one (1) Reward per Customer name, per Customer email address, and per Customer household. Reward is defined as $250 in combined live event, dining, and hotel credits.
  • Live event credit is defined as two (2) fifty dollar ($50.00 USD) credit voucher codes to be used towards a live event ticket on Hertz.TheTixFix.com.
  • Dining credit is defined as one (1) fifty dollar ($50.00 USD) Restaurant.com eGift Card to be used on dine.restaurant.com.
  • Hotel credit is defined as one (1) one hundred dollar ($100.00 USD) Hotel Reward Credit to be used on www.HertzPlusHotels.com.
  • Reward cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts and cannot be used towards gift card purchases.
  • Reward is subject to change and while supplies last. Additional restrictions apply. Hertz has partnered with TLC Marketing to provide you with this offer.
  • Hertz is not responsible for the contents or fulfilment of this offer. Click here for full terms and conditions

Our Verdict

This looks to be the same $250 in credits you get when signing up for Hertz To Go. The $50 restaurant.com credit is worth nothing. When I researched Hertz To Go I found that hotels were priced similarly, as were the event tickets but obviously do your own research. You’ll obviously want to price compare before making a rental booking. Hertz has also filed for bankruptcy, I’m not sure what would happen to these credits if that reorganization failed.

Hat tip to The Gate

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Brian
Brian

So effectively a ~$85 hotel credit given potential price inflation and loss of points. That is still appealing depending on how the price compares to straight Costco booking.

jeph36
jeph36

Well I have a Hertz reservation for about a week before this promo ends, though I doubt I keep it as I assume the need for it will dry up and move online. If it works out and I get this bonus then I would probably try to use some of it, but I am certainly not going to make any decisions about whether to book or not based just on this.

Alex
Alex

The solvency risk is what I’m concerned about. I don’t think Visa Infinite protects against solvency.

I think the food thing is ok, it’s basically a $50 subway gift card to me. The hotel credit is nice too for a short stay. The live event tickets… eh, that seems useless given the current situation.

I might actually consider this in another month though, thanks!

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

This whole “promotion” is one big MEH.

Jake w
Jake w

I’m a little confused. All I have to do is rent for 1 day(before 9/15) to get this reward?

swg
swg

Might consider risking it if I could get the whole $250 on the hotel benefit. Most of this is just garbage under the circumstances.

Restaurant.com is full dying, mortgaged-out restaurants.
The live event credit won’t be applicable to anything good, and will probably be useless for at least the next half-year.
I will assume that the starting points for the hotel rates will be massively marked up compared to any sort of rates we can all get with some smart stacking and sleuthing and will force you to deal with some no-name, worse than Expedia, agency behind the HertzPlusHotels program. Good luck getting any service or refund when the hotel Covid-cancels you.

All that before taking into account the solvency risk.

Ann
Ann

Looks like the agency that runs HertzPlusHotels is “SOR Technology, LLC. d.b.a. SaveonResorts”.

swg
swg

Thanks. So they are probably worse than dealing with Expedia! Never getting that money back if something goes wrong.

Ann
Ann

“Hertz has also filed for bankruptcy, I’m not sure what would happen to these credits if that reorganization failed.”

Before it potentially shuts down entirely, they will most likely first be closing more of their rental locations and selling off more of their car fleet. So I wouldn’t count on reservations made very far in advance still being fulfillable by the time you need them, even if the company is still operating in other locations at that time.

Ann
Ann

Just realized I didn’t finish that reply… As for the event/restaurant/hotel credits being offered in this deal, as long as your car rental is actually able to be completed before any of the above happens, my speculation is that you should at least be sure of being able to still use the Restaurant.com credit (whoop-de-doo), and probably the TheTixFix event credit; the HertzPlusHotels credit is probably the most at risk of disappearing in a bankruptcy, as that whole site/service only exists because of Hertz (though operated for them by SaveonResorts).

Frank
Frank

$250 of notional value. Much less actual value.

Chucks
Chucks

Exactly. And by splitting it across a bunch of different categories it’s far more likely you undershoot and get less than the full notional value, or overshoot and end up paying more than you would be willing to just because the discount feels good.

MisterBill
MisterBill

Given that we know that the $50 “gift card” from restaurant.com isn’t really a gift card but a coupon that requires an additional purchase, I wonder how inflated the other values are?

Ann
Ann

Looks like the current value of $50 in Restaurant.com pseudo-GCs is about $2-$5 on eBay, lol.

the_shek
the_shek

So would a single day super cheap rate count for this? Got to help Hertz dig faster if they want to get that Bankruptcy to go their way