# How much can a Hertz Discount Code save you?

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## What’s a Hertz Discount Code?

Hertz uses the ‘CDP’ (counter discount program) to offer corporate reductions that tend to be cheaper than public rates. If your organization is affiliated with Hertz, you can save on your advance rental by adding the relevant CDP to your booking and it can even be stacked with a ‘PC’ (promotional coupon) and/or ‘RQ’ (rate code). Major businesses, credit card companies and travel club discount programs, from American Express to Marriott to Virgin Atlantic, not only give you cheaper rates with a particular CDP code, but also add special features such as the underage fee waived or insurance included.

A CDP is usually a numerical code between 1 and 10 digits long. There doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive list of codes online, so we scoured the internet to find as many as possible, to see how much you can save. If you can’t find your code here, you could ask HR if there is a CDP for you to use with Hertz or contact Hertz directly.

As expected, you can only generally use a corporate CDP if you have ID to prove you’re entitled to the rate when picking up your rental, or you could be charged the full daily rate.

## How do I use a Hertz Discount Code?

During your reservation, under ‘Rental Car Type’, tick the box that says ‘Enter a Discount or Promo Code’ and then enter the code in the ‘Discount/CDP/Club Code’ box:

## Testing the Hertz Discount Code list…

For our tests, we chose a rental picking up at and returning to Denver International, December 12th to 15th, 2016. The guest price for a Group B Compact without a CDP code came up as **$51 per day **($209.30 approximate total) if you pay later or **$40.80 per day** ($170.49 approximate total) if you pay now:

We found that it seemed to be cheaper to choose to book as a guest rather than log in as a member, choose business trip rather than leisure and select ‘quote me the program my company has negotiated’:

**13000**ABA**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1261109**ABN**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**83080**Air Force Association**$42 per day**($175.06 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**1041723**Amex Centurion**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$32.64 per day**($139.42 approx total) pay now**306613**Amex Gold**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**211762**Amex Platinum**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$32.64 per day**($139.42 approx total) pay now**1229959**Amtrak**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1757580**Car and Driver Magazine**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later or**$40.80 per day**($170.49 approx total) pay now**17564**Cornell University**$39.60 per day**($165.92 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**1475777**E-Rewards**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**2005781**Elite Business Network**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**0081555**Enlisted Association National Guard**$42 per day**($188.09 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**205521**Ente Publication**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1872627**Expert Web Consulting**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later or**$40.80 per day**($170.49 approx total) pay now**1939770**Fortune Cookie Creations**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1911795**Travel and Incentives**$44 per day**($182.67 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**1919848**GKS**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1910991**Hertz Leisure**$42 per day**($194.09 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**31570**Harvard College**$46.50 per day**($192.17 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**2008778**JF Holdings**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1861176**Nintendo WiFi Community**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**114380**Records Consultants, Inc.**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**154080**Marriott Rewards**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1968129**Montgomery Solutions**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1993368**Mt Vernon Entertainment**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**2011420**MouseSavers members**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**2002500**MouseSavers Inc.**$37.50 per day**($157.91 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)**297302**Qantas**$51 per day**($209.30 approx. total) pay later or**$40.80 per day**($170.49 approx total) pay now**205418**Southwest**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**1434515**Travel Coupons Online**$47.95 per day**($197.70 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**62455**United**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**77694**USAA**$42 per day**($175.06 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**708870**Virgin Atlantic**$51 per day**($209.30 approx. total) pay later or**$36.72 per day**($154.95 approx total) pay now**2046380**Yeshiva Group**$48.45 per day**($199.60 approx. total) pay later (no option to pay now)

With each of these, the rate is guaranteed and includes unlimited free miles.

In this sample test, most companies come up as a rate of $36.72 pay now when you use the CDP, which is only a few dollars difference, although the cheapest price with a CDP came up as $32.64 for Amex Platinum and Centurion. For pay later, Mousesavers Inc. was the clear winner at $37.50 per day. While most give you a discount, some organizations even come up as the same rate as booking without a code.

## What else do I need to know about using a Hertz Discount Code?

If you aren’t entitled to use a corporate code and you’re a member of AAA, you’ll still get a discount and access to a wealth of benefits, such as:

You may be able to find your company’s CDP code on one of several FatWallet threads – such as here, here or here – or on FlyerTalk or slickdeals.

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**About the author:**Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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