I’m going to a wedding tomorrow in Auburn, Alabama, and I’m flying into Atlanta & doing the rental car thing to make the drive. I’ll be the first to admit that I have no loyalty to car rental programs – it’s all about getting the best deal for me.
Using AutoSlash, I was able to get a last-minute rental with Hertz for $30 and change. I logged into my Hertz account and saw that I had some points (who knows how), and I somehow even have top-tier status with them. Fantastic. I better get a nice upgrade, ha.
Anyway, who really cares about Hertz points? I certainly didn’t. Until I came across Dia’s (The Deal Mommy) post this morning.
Are Hertz points a hidden gem? I say so. No I’m not talking about redeeming 550 points for a free weekend-day rental. The real value is when you click on “exchange points” and come to this page:
Do you see what I see? 600 Hertz points = 1,200 Southwest Points.
The value of Southwest points is variable, with an average value of 1.7 cents per point, so in this case, 1,200 Southwest Points gets you about $20.40 in Southwest flights.
Transfers from Hertz points to Southwest points can take up to 8 weeks (!!), but I’ll go ahead and make the move for experimental purposes.
For me, Hertz points are the kind of points that just sit there collecting dust, so at least I know that I can transfer them to a place I know will get a lot of attention.
What’s even better is that you can combine Hertz points with family (instantly), so you can clear out those accounts that might never see the light of day.
Oh, and here’s the easiest way you can earn 25 free Hertz points (family of 4=100)… hey, the little points do add up as you can see!
What are your thoughts? Has anyone transferred Hertz points to Southwest Rapid Rewards?