Woo-Hoo! Just as I thought, the awesome United MileagePlus Hertz Promotion where members can earn up to 2,750 miles per rental has been extended through July 31, 2018. Renting a car at Hertz (through United) instead of using Uber or Zipcar can be a great way to earn miles (and maybe save money) at the same time!
Is Ride Sharing REALLY Better?
For example, if you live in Chicago (like I do), and you find yourself with only a day or two between flights, it’s actually cheaper to rent than it is to rely on ride share and way more convenient than some mass transit options. When I ride share to ORD, the average price per trip is $38.72…that’s $77.44 RT!!! The lowest fare has been $24.25 and the most expensive fare was $93.10!! For MANY MANY other markets like LAS, DFW or DEN it can be way cheaper…just ask this guy!
Recently, I had two days home in-between trips where I drove a brand new 2018 Cadillac XTS for $18.00/day. All in total? Under $50 for taxes, gas, etc! It even parallel parked itself! BONUS: Running those pesky errands (requiring a car) that I’ve been putting off and doing an unexpected, non mass transit accesible, site tour with a client! All trips that I would have had to use ride share or hourly rentals in addition to airport transfers.
United MileagePlus & Hertz Status Matching
So just HOW am I rollin in these sweet wheels for such little dinero? Well, United MileagePlus has long partnered with Hertz, and just as they’ve based the promotion earning upon your status with United, your MileagePlus status is reciprocated within the Hertz program. Thanks to my Premier 1k status, I get President’s Circle which means newer and nicer cars for the price of a full size (or less)!
I know that my transportation needs and habits aren’t normal, but as more and more people ditch their cars and turn to alternative means, I’m more than happy to take advantage of offers these legacy companies are running to increase business. You might be surprised how handy (and cheap) a car for a day or two can be.
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