How much can a Hertz Discount Code save you?

Hertz Discount Code

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.

Airline Credit Cards

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:

Hertz Discount Code

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:

Hertz Discount Code

Airline Credit Cards

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:

Hertz Discount Code

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.