Bizarre Complimentary Bonus Points Offer November 2019 From Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

“Congratulations. You’ve been selected for a limited-time offer. Check your account. You’ve been awarded bonus points. As one of our most loyal customers, you’ve earned bonus points* for the month of November. These points earn you a free* rental reward.”

Bizarre Complimentary Bonus Points Offer November 2019 From Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

That was what greeted me in an e-mail message which was sent to me earlier today from Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program — but the next line was part of the reason why this offer seemed bizarre…

Source: Hertz.

…as the next line read “Hurry, your bonus points expire on 11/25/2019.”

The bonus points expire on Monday, November 25, 2019? They expire ten days from today?

I then checked my Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership account…

Source: Hertz.

…and I noticed that 416 points were added to my account. I initially thought that 416 was an odd number — until I realized that that number was selected to round up the total number of points in my account.

I then checked this discussion on FlyerTalk — and sure enough, others have received a similar offer. One person actually received a whopping 34 points to round up to a total of 3,000 points.

The points must be used towards an award for the rental of a vehicle, which must be picked up through Friday, January 31, 2020.

Select Terms and Conditions

Points may not be used to cover taxes and fees. Point values may vary during peak periods. Bonus points are valid only on Standard Rewards up to one-week free rental rewards. If bonus points are not redeemed for the next greater standard day reward by Monday, November 25, 2019, then bonus points will be removed from your account. Offer valid only for renting vehicles at rental facilities located in the United States and Canada. Additional terms apply.

Summary

If you have wanted to use your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points as soon as possible, this is possibly a good deal…

…but if you have no plans to use your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points within the next ten days for the rental of a vehicle within the next 78 days, this offer may not only seem bizarre but also downright fiendish.

I initially thought that this offer was a “giveback” of sorts after the perceived devalutions which this frequent renter loyalty program has recently undergone — but that thought was wrong. Articles pertaining to those devalutions include:

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One thought on “Bizarre Complimentary Bonus Points Offer November 2019 From Hertz Gold Plus Rewards”

  1. Danny says:

    I got 43 points. I’m going to use it quick and be done with Hertz. They left a sour taste in my mouth with the last unannounced deval. National is the place for me.

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