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Last week I wrote about a superb promotion from car hire company Hertz and Accor Hotels offering 900 Hertz Points (enough for one day of free car hire in the UK) for everybody + elite status with Hertz for Accor Gold and Platinum members. Hertz doesn’t make it obvious (the website is terrible!), but Hertz Points can also be transferred to a range of airline and hotel partners – so 900 free Hertz Points can mean a decent chunk of free Airline Miles / Hotel Points!
Hertz transfer partners and transfer rates
You need a minimum of 600 Hertz Points to make a transfer, and all redemptions must be in increments of 600.
Airline loyalty programmes
Air Canada: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
Alaska Airlines: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
American Airlines: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
Delta: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
Frontier: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
Hawaiian: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
Spirit: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
United: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Miles
Southwest: 600 Hertz Points = 1200 Miles
Marriott: 600 Hertz Points = 1000 Points
IHG: 600 Hertz Points = 1000 Points
Accor: Honestly, I don’t know (did I mention that the Hertz website is terrible!?!)
Amtrak: 600 Hertz Points = 500 Points
CAA Dollars: 675 = 10 CAA Dollars
You said 1,500-3,200 free Airline Miles / Hotel Points?
Hertz allows free transfers between spouses/domestic partners, so simply get your significant other to sign up too and then call Hertz to request have the Points put into one account (Tel: 020 7026 0077 or 0870 8448 8444).
Now you should have 1,800 Hertz Points in one account, which can be transferred to 1,500 Miles in most programmes, 3,000 Marriott or IHG Points, or 3,600 Southwest Airlines ‘Rapid Rewards’ Points (worth about £40.00 off Southwest flights).
How do I transfer?
Good question, and it really is nowhere near as obvious as it should be!
First of all, login to your Hertz account
Click on “My Account” in the top right, and then “Use My Gold Plus Points” from the dropdown menu.
You should then see a screen like the image below, and you need to click on the tiny blue link at the top right that says “Frequent Traveler” (I’ve highlighted it in a splodge of yellow below).
You then just fill in the form like the one below. It’s simple once you know how, but finding it was a nightmare!
1,500-3,600 free airline Miles / Hotel Points obviously isn’t life changing, but collecting small amounts regularly really can build up.
I particularly like the ability to transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan and United Mileage Plus, because they both have some amazing sweetspots on their award charts, and the Miles are relatively difficult to rack up from the UK.