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Hertz Winter Bonus is live. Register now through March 23, 2016 for 25 free points deposited upon registration.
(Note: the first few times I tried to register it said I was not eligible because it is only open to US and Canada residents. A few hours later I did not get the error. Perhaps no one wants New Jersey, however last I checked it is still part of the US.)
For completed rentals during the promotion, 2/3/5 rentals earn 550, 1100, and 2750 total bonus points, respectively. 2750 is good for a weekly rental.
Popular uses of Hertz points include rentals in pricey markets, one-way rentals (roughly 100% points surcharge) and weekly rentals. Earning them is slow and a tradeoff with other promotions and discounts, such as nice mileage-earning for Delta and United elites on short rentals. Amex’s Daily Getaways usually has buy points promos that can be useful.
Dan’s Deals reports that this will not extend 24-month point expiration. Now, only paid rentals or award rentals count.