United has had a long running promotion where you can earn a pile of miles for each Hertz rental car you book via the United website. I think it started in 2015 and has been repeatedly extended pretty much ever since. Apparently it’s a good deal for United and Hertz, which is great because it’s most definitely a good deal for many of us. In fact, I’d argue that it’s the best deal out there on short term car rentals.
As best I can tell, the deal this time is the same as in the past. United Premier Platinum, 1K, and Global Services members earn 2,750 miles per rental, while United Gold and Silver members do almost as well, with 2,500 miles. Those lucky enough not to fly United on a regular basis can earn 2,000 miles per rental.
Even though I prefer to rent with National — where I prefer to select my car, or minivan, from the Aisle when traveling with my family — I’m more than happy to go with Hertz when traveling for work or times when the vehicle just doesn’t matter as much.
The current version of the promotion is running through July 31, 2018, which should cover a good chunk of the summer travel season.
Earn United miles on Hertz car rentals
The promotional offer is for a 1,500 mile bonus for renting a car from Hertz. Then, depending on your status, you earn additional miles according to the table.
Award miles earned for each Hertz rental, in addition to the 1,500 mile booking bonus
As a United 1K, that means you can earn 2,750 miles for a one-day rental. And 2,500 miles for Silver or Gold members is nearly as good.
Booking Hertz cars via the United website
To take advantage of the standard or the “mega” Hertz offer, you need to book via the United website using the following codes. These probably won’t get you as good a rate as your other corporate codes, but remember — loads of miles.
- CDP 62455
- PC 305023
If you follow the banner links on the United website, these codes should be pre-populated.
The booking page for the Hertz offer on united.com
The car rental reservation should eventually show up with your airline tickets in the “My Reservations” section of your united.com account.
Hertz isn’t my favorite car rental company, but for one-day rentals this offer is hard to beat. I’ve used it a bunch of times now, and have even had my wife drive separately once while visiting her relatives so we could double up on the miles earned. I’ve never had a problem with the miles posting, though do note that they tend to show up in three different tranches. So if they don’t all post at once, give it a bit.
Are you excited that the Hertz & United partnership continues to live on?