Last fall, we wrote about Hertz's Great Gold Giveaway contest, where one Grand Prize winner was going to walk away (well, drive away) with 1,000,000 Hertz Gold Plus rewards points and $10,000 to help with the tax burden of the prize. As we wrote then, the award would be sufficient for seven years' worth of rental cars if redeemed for Standard level awards. The contest would be a big deal for the winner, who was recently announced two months after the promotion ended to great fanfare, including special Gold Carpet treatment (after all, we're talking about Hertz) and some royalties for Kool and the Gang.
Yes, Hertz's social media team was suffering from VVS.
The AutoSlash team hasn't been invited to Hertz headquarters in Estero, Florida yet. In fact, the probability Hertz will ask us to visit is approximately zero! And while we don't quite understand the supersized check for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points (not cash equivalent), we do have to give Hertz credit where credit is due; many major contests come and go without a public display showing that a real person was awarded the prize.
Did you strike anything in the Great Gold Promotion? The AutoSlash team is a bit saddened to report that we got a rock, winning precisely zero of the 1,101 prizes available in this promotion. Yet we're always keeping an eye out for the next major offer and we'll let you know when it's available!
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