1. Become a member

Sign up to be part of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards club and earn one point for every $1 you spend at Hertz.  A free weekend day can start as low as 550 points, and points can also be redeemed on fuel and other optional service charges. The membership program is free and the points don’t expire.

Additional perks include never having to wait at the counter to complete paperwork, the option to easily upgrade your vehicle, and quick and easy returns with eReturn service.

2. Get a AAA discount

It pays to be a AAA member at Hertz. Visit their Discounts & Coupons page to identify the current variety of offers. These offers vary but in the past have include an extra 20% off rentals, $20 off certain vehicle collections, and $50 off a monthly rental.

3. Take Advantage of Price Matching

According to experts, Hertz is keen to lure customers away from its competition. If you can find a better price at another company, Hertz will match it 99% of the time and sometimes go even lower. If you are renting due to an insurance claim, be sure to inquire about free upgrades. They are more likely to oblige if you threaten to otherwise go to a competitor.