As I first posted about several weeks ago, Daily Getaways is back earlier than normal this year, and is a great opportunity to purchase hotel points and travel packages at a discount. It’s sponsored by the US Travel Association, and every weekday for five weeks they’re offering discounted travel packages.
While there are all kinds of travel packages available, so far I’ve focused almost exclusively on the packages involving hotels. These came both in the form of hotel points packages as well as hotel stay packages.
Today Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points are on sale, and I think they’re at least worth a mention.
As a reminder, Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET, so if you want to buy Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points, be sure you’re there when the promotion starts.
Should you buy Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points?
Daily Getaways is selling three types of packages for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points, as follows:
|Number Of Points||Package Cost||Cost Per Point||Number Of Packages|
|5,500 Hertz points||$252||4.6 cents/point||45|
|13,200 Hertz points||$428||3.2 cents/point||35|
|16,500 Hertz points||$698||4.2 cents/point||50|
There are a couple of things that are especially interesting about this sale, compared to other Daily Getaways sales:
- The variance in the cent per point cost of these packages is surprising, as they range from ~3.2 cents to ~4.6 cents each. The reason for this variance is that while the packages are ultimately for points, they’re marketed as being for certain experiences, so I guess they’re hoping some people overlook the actual “details” of each package.
- They’re claiming some really high “estimated values” on these packages. For example, they’re claiming that the $428 package has an estimated value of $2,640, which seems sort of crazy.
As far as redeeming points goes, here’s a list of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points redemption rates.
Assuming you’re paying 0.32 cents per point, that’s like paying ~$22 for a free day rental. That seems like quite a good deal in many markets, and presumably there’s also value to be had if you’re after one-way or luxury rentals.
I’m sure this promotion will be valuable to some. I’m still trying to figure out whether it makes sense for me or not.
For those of you that are Hertz fans, what do you value Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points at?