Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to support US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.
I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two, and then separately the offers for weeks three, four, and five. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.
Should you buy Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points?
Today Daily Getaways is offering discounted Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points, in the following increments:
- 5,500 Hertz points / $250 / 45 available
- 13,200 Hertz points / $560 / 35 available
- 16,500 Hertz points / $695 / 50 available
I’ll be the first to admit that I suck at car rental loyalty programs. The only company from which I’ve rented in the past year has been Silvercar, and they don’t have a loyalty program. Otherwise I’ve been almost entirely reliant on public transportation and Uber.
To decide if this deal makes sense for you, check out the award chart for Hertz Gold Plus redemptions. A standard redemption for a free one-day rental will cost you 675 points. So at ~4 cents per point, that’s like paying ~$27 for a free day, which is a great value in some expensive markets. Note that this doesn’t include the taxes/fees, which you still have to pay if redeeming points.
There are tons of other redemption options, like premium cars, one-way rentals, etc. Whether or not those makes sense depends on the type of markets you usually rent in, and what kind of rentals you make (entry level car, premium car, one-way rentals, etc.).
People rave most about the one-way rentals and the specialty cars, given that these can otherwise go for a couple of hundred dollars per day (or more).
If you frequently rent cars, then you should probably consider taking advantage of this deal. I’m not an expert on rental cars, though those that rent from Hertz more than I do always rave about what a good deal this is. I’d note that there are only a total of 130 packages available, so I suspect these will sell out very quickly.
Personally I’ll be passing on the deal, since I don’t rent cars often or consistently enough for a speculative purchase like this to make sense.
To those of you more familiar with the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program, what do you value their points at? Will you be taking advantage of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Daily Getaways?