Get Double MileagePlus Miles Spring 2019 When You Exchange Your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points

You can get double United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles when you exchange your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points in increments of 600 points…

Get Double MileagePlus Miles Spring 2019 When You Exchange Your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points

Source: Hertz.

…but the last day upon which the exchange can occur is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Simply follow these three steps to exchange your points to MileagePlus miles:

  1. Upon logging into your Gold Plus Rewards account, select Use My Points.
  2. Click on Exchange My Points.
  3. Select United Miles and add your MileagePlus number and the number of points being exchanged.

Should You Exchange Your Gold Plus Rewards Points for MileagePlus Miles?

Every 600 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points can be exchanged for:

  • 500 miles with:
    • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
    • American Airlines AAdvantage
    • Amtrak Guest Rewards
    • Delta Air Lines SkyMiles
    • Frontier Airlines Frontier Miles
    • Spirit Airlines Free Spirit
    • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • 1,000 points with:
    • IHG Rewards Club
    • Marriott Bonvoy
  • 1,200 points with Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

Source: Hertz.

This means that with this offer, every 600 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points can be exchanged for 1,000 United Airlines MileagePlus miles…

…but as few as 550 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points can be exchanged for a standard free rental weekend day. Even though United Airlines is eliminating award charts with its MileagePlus program, assume that you need to redeem 25,000 miles for an award ticket for domestic travel round trip within the United States. Through this offer, you would need to exchange 15,000 Gold Plus Rewards points — enough for either 27 free rental weekend days or at least five free rental weeks with Hertz — to get enough MileagePlus miles for a domestic award ticket.

Now assume that renting a car for a week costs $200.00. Five weeks of renting a car would therefore cost $1,000.00. With some notable exceptions, round trip domestic travel within the United States rarely costs $1,000.00 — even traveling to another continent can be less expensive…

…meaning that with this particular example, exchanging Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points for MileagePlus miles is not the best value — even with the limited time offer of double miles.

For your convenience in calculating value for yourself, here is a complete list of the rewards for which you can redeem your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program points if the destination of your car rental is in the United States:

Daily Rentals
Standard Rewards
AnyDay Rewards
1 Free Rental Day 
2 Free Rental Days 
3 Free Rental Days 
4 Free Rentals Days 
1 Free Rental Day – One-Way 
2 Free Rental Days – One-Way 
3 Free Rental Days – One-Way 
4 Free Rental Days – One-Way 
Specialty Vehicles 1 Free Rental Day 
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 3 Free Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 4 Free Rental Days 
Weekly Rentals
1 Free Weekly Rental 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days 
1 Free Weekly Rental – One Way 
Specialty Vehicles Free Weekly Rental 
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days 
1 Free Weekly Rental – Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicles 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days – Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicles 
1 Free Weekly Rental – Hertz Adrenaline Collection Vehicles 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days – Hertz Adrenaline Vehicles 
1 Free Weekly Rental – Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days – Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles 
Weekend Rentals
1 Free Weekend Rental Day 
2 Free Weekend Rental Days 
3 Free Weekend Rental Days 
1 Free Weekend Rental (up to 4 Days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental Day – One-Way 
2 Free Weekend Rental Days – One-Way 
1 Free Weekend Rental – One Way (Max. 4 Days) 
Specialty Vehicles 1 Free Weekend Rental Day 
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Weekend Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 3 Free Weekend Rental Day 
Specialty Vehicles 4 Free Weekend Rental Days 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicle (2 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicle (up to 4 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Adrenaline Collection Vehicle (2 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Adrenaline Vehicle (up to 4 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles (2 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles (up to 4 days) 
One Way Rentals
1 Free Rental Day – One-Way 
2 Free Rental Days – One-Way 
3 Free Rental Days – One-Way 
4 Free Rental Days – One-Way 
1 Free Weekend Rental Day – One-Way 
2 Free Weekend Rental Days – One-Way 
1 Free Weekend Rental – One Way (Max. 4 Days) 
1 Free Weekly Rental – One Way 
Specialty Cars
Specialty Vehicles 1 Free Rental Day 
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 3 Free Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 4 Free Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 1 Free Weekend Rental Day 
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Weekend Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles 3 Free Weekend Rental Day 
Specialty Vehicles 4 Free Weekend Rental Days 
Specialty Vehicles Free Weekly Rental 
Specialty Vehicles 2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days 
Collection Cars
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicle (2 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicle (up to 4 days) 
1 Free Weekly Rental – Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicles 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days – Hertz Prestige Collection Vehicles 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Adrenaline Collection Vehicle (2 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Adrenaline Vehicle (up to 4 days) 
1 Free Weekly Rental – Hertz Adrenaline Collection Vehicles 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days – Hertz Adrenaline Vehicles 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles (2 days) 
1 Free Weekend Rental of any Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles (up to 4 days) 
1 Free Weekly Rental – Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles 
2 Free Weeks of 8-14 Days – Hertz Green Traveler Collection Vehicles 

Select Terms and Conditions

This offer has no cash value and may not be used with other discounts, promotions or special rates. It may take up to eight weeks for the exchange to appear in your United Airlines MileagePlus membership account. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program — including without limitation the Premier program, which are expressly incorporated herein.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions — including those of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program and those of the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program — apply.

Summary

I found out about this offer via an e-mail message which was sent to me from Hertz Gold Plus Rewards; and as far as I can tell, no dedicated Internet web site exists for this offer.

Although no verbiage claims that this offer is targeted, I am still not completely certain as to whether or not anyone who has enough Hertz Gold Plus Rewards to exchange for United Airlines MileagePlus miles can participate in this offer.

As for me, I will pass on it for the aforementioned reasons — but if the value proposition works for you, then consider taking advantage of it.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


 

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