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This past weekend I needed to rent a car for four days. The cheapest I found was Hertz with their advertised $14.99/day at participating locations. Not bad at all considering this was about $50 less in total than any other company I was finding.
As I was taking the Hertz shuttle to the airport location, I was looking through my email to try to find my Hertz number. While I couldn’t find this anywhere, I did come across an email where hertz was advertising $10 off a day up to $40 in total. I gave the promotional code number it to the representative, and what do you know, an additional $10 a day off my rental. After looking at my receipt, it looks like the taxes and service charges stayed the same (which really do add up at an airport location), but my per day cost ended up being $4.99! In total I paid $52.04 including taxes/fees for my four day rental which is SUPER cheap!
Now the caveat is when you enter both the $14.99/day code plus the $10 off/day code it will not work. Actually the $14.99/day rate will not even appear. I tried replicating the rental on many different days in the future and it did not work. The best is to book at the $14.99 rate and when checking in giving the representative the additional $10 off promotional code. Now, I cannot guarantee this will work everywhere, but I do not see why not. The representative I spoke to didn’t make any magic happen and the computer system accepted the code with ease.
Hertz $14.99 weekend rates
- For participating airport and non-airport locations in the U.S. (not including NY Metro and HI), Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico, you can get a car rental for $14.99 per day (for Economy and Compact cars)
- Valid for rental Thursday (noon) through Monday (noon)
- Unlimited miles
- Valid through January 31, 2013
- Check rates and make reservations here (use RQ code: FRDM)
Additional $10 off coupon code
- Valid for weekend or weekly rental from any Hertz airport location
- Save $10 per day, up to $40 per rental
- Valid through November 14, 2012
- Use promotional code (PC) # 173946
Let me know if you have any success!