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Today is the first day of the last week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points in 5k, 9k, and 15k packages.

How can you get the deal?

All Daily Getaways packages are discounted. And you get an additional 10% off each sale price by paying with an American Express, so that’s a no-brainer, and I’ll always quote prices after the American Express discount.

Prices today are:

  • 5k Hertz points for $252, 5.04 cents per point, 45 packages available
  • 9k Hertz points for $387, 4.3 cents per point, 35 packages available
  • 15k Hertz points for $648, 4.32 cents per point, 50 packages available

You can buy a maximum of one package of each size per Hertz account number.

“Within 10 business days of purchase, Hertz® will deposit 15,000 points in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® account given at time of purchase.”

Here’s a link to Hertz’s award chart.

  • A free weekend day starts at 500 points, $22 at these price
  • A free weekday starts at 600 points, $26 at these prices
  • A free week starts at 2,500 points, $108 at these prices
  • A free weekly oneway rental starts at 5,000 points, $215 at these prices

Depending on where and when you’d use the points, they could be a great deal or a bad deal, so research your future travel plans carefully.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like to figure out the official time. This week’s sales have all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing for the best chance.

This is what happens if you try to purchase something where all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

I will be by my computer at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST / 7 AM HST / (2 PM in Buenos Aires) to check out how these two deals are selling. Do you plan to buy them? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a card.

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15k package terms and conditions:

  • You must have a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® member number before purchasing the points. If you are not a member, please enroll and obtain a member number. Enrollment is free. When enrolling, you will be asked to fill out a member profile and will be provided a member number immediately. Make sure to request Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® on the Membership Details page. Member’s number will be required when purchasing this offer.
  • Only 1 set of points may be purchased for this offer per Hertz member. Up to 3 sets of points may be purchased in total for any Hertz offer in this promotion per member number. If more than 3 sets are purchased in total, then the first 3 sets purchased will be credited only.
  • All Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® Program terms and conditions apply. Offer open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Certain counter discount programs (“CDP”) do not permit individuals whose Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® profiles associate them with those CDPs to participate in Hertz marketing promotions. Offer applies to time and mileage charges only; governmental surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. All cars are subject to availability. The car must be returned to the original location of rental. Minimum age for this offer is twenty-five (25) (exceptions apply).
  • Advance reservations required. Subject to availability, this offer is redeemable at select Hertz locations in the U.S. Not all vehicles, vehicle equipment, and services are available at all locations. Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles are available at select Hertz locations.
  • Points do not expire as long as member has any Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® program activity in the prior 24 months.
  • There are no rental blackout dates when you redeem 15,000 points for a Hertz Prestige Collection vehicle.
  • All dollar amounts are stated in USD.
  • All sales are final.
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