Expiration Date – August 31, 2016
By: Liza Weeks
Need to rent a car by August 31, 2016? Hertz has a nice little deal for United MileagePlus members - use your MileagePlus miles to pay for your car rental with Hertz and receive a 2,000-mile rebate!
Here are the terms and conditions for the offer:
Offer not valid with any other promotions or bonus offers.
Only valid for car award new bookings made by August 31, 2016, with the car returned by that date.
A cancellation of a booking will cause the booking to be ineligible for the rebate.
Only valid for car award bookings made online.
Offer only applies to rentals with Hertz, not with Dollar or Thrifty.
2,000 award miles per qualifying rental will be deposited into the MileagePlus account used for the redemption six to eight weeks after the car is picked up and returned.
For questions regarding hotel and car awards please call 1-800-201-5741 within the US or 1-208-429-2371 outside the US.
This offer is subject to change without notice.
As you know from prior trvlvip Perks and Tips, we value MileagePlus miles at 1.5 cents. So the rebate of 2,000 award miles is worth $30.
We always suggest you shop around in case a more lucrative offer is out there. Check the cash price of your rental and compare that to the number of United miles required (remember to subtract the 2,000 miles rebate). Multiply the number of miles required for the rental by 0.015 to determine the monetary value of those miles. If you can rent the car for a lesser amount by paying for your rental, we suggest you save the MileagePlus miles and book that paid rental!
And remember, United and Hertz have an exclusive partnership with up to 40% off and up to 2,750 bonus miles awarded on paid rentals! And those 2,750 miles are worth $41!
This is a nice offer if you have some MileagePlus miles to spend and redeeming those miles make good economic sense.
If you find yourself zipping around in a great car you rented with your MileagePlus award miles, go ahead and tell us all about it with a nice note on Facebook and Twitter (not while you are driving, of course)!
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