PARK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As travelers gear up for the fall drive season, The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) today unveiled its new 'Working for the Weekend' promotion which includes car giveaways and free weekend rentals. Through October 26, 2011 Hertz is giving US customers the opportunity to enter to win one of three Grand Prize car giveaways – a choice between the Dodge Challenger, Jeep Wrangler or a Chrysler 200 convertible – as well as the opportunity to 'Spin to Win' a variety of two and three day weekend rentals.
"Our spring Weekend Getaway contest was incredibly popular, with more than 500,000 consumers visiting the site and we wanted to do something similar for people traveling this fall," commented Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for The Hertz Corporation. "Throughout the country, autumn is a popular drive season. With our 'Working for the Weekend' sweepstakes, we're giving customers the opportunity to go from work to weekend instantaneously with free weekend giveaways while also giving three lucky entrants the opportunity to win a new car."
In addition to the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, the 'Spin to Win' game allows consumers to 'spin' the wheel for the chance to win either a two or three day weekend rental. Featuring Horatio, Hertz's cheeky mascot, 'Spin to Win' highlights the accessibility of Hertz – at the airport and in the neighborhood – with special offers and deals as well as the free weekend giveaways. And, as an added thank you to Hertz customers, select airport locations throughout the country will be distributing scratch off cards that offer attractive discounts and added value products on their next Hertz rental.
To participate in the 'Working for the Weekend' promotion, US visitors to www.hertzweekend.com, complete the entry form to receive one entry into the Sweepstakes and one 'Spin to Win' game play for each day of the promotion. The 'Spin to Win' game is played instantaneously. At the end of the promotion, three entrants will be randomly selected to win the Grand Prize of a new car.
Full terms and conditions for the 'Spin to Win' game and Grand Prize car giveaways can be found online at www.hertzweekend.com.
The Hertz Corporation – a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. – is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,000 locations in approximately 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 94 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige, and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. In 2008, the Company entered the global car sharing market in London, New York City and Paris. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers from approximately 315 branches in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, China and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees.
To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation