Earning airline miles with ‘2nd tier’ car rental companies

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Last month I published a long piece on earning Avios points for car rentals. In summary, whilst the ONLY partner for British Airways Executive Club members is Avis, this is not your only option.  Iberia Plus has deals with Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Budget – […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

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For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car is on holiday. If you are spending your own money on car hire, you shouldn’t be blinded by the miles opportunities. There are plenty […]

Avis permanently increases your Avios earning rate

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Avis, the exclusive British Airways car rental partner, has made a permanent increase to the number of Avios points that you can earn from each rental. Previously, the earnings rate was 3 Avios per £1 spent with a minimum of 500 Avios. The minimum earnings […]

Double Avios with Avis rentals until the end of March

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Avis, the official British Airways car rental partner, has launched a ‘double Avios’ promotion. With every Avis rental between now and 16th March, you will receive at least 1,000 Avios instead of the usual 500 for every rental.  You must rent for a minimum of […]

9,000 Club Carlson points (1,000 Avios) for a 3-day Avis rental

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Back in June 2013, I wrote about a pretty decent promotion that Club Carlson (the Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza hotel programme) had launched with Avis. It was offering 9,000 Club Carlson points for booking a 3-day Avis rental. This offer has now been extended until […]

Big news – ‘small print’ of the Avios sale bargains revealed, including the £1 RFS destinations!

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The avios.com and ba.com January sales are continuing.  Hopefully the upcoming offers will be more exciting than the half-price World Traveller redemptions to the US and Canada we had on Monday. (This offer is still valid until noon today – 50% off the Avios needed […]

British Airways ‘£100 off Club Europe’ promotional code now working

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I posted last week about a British Airways discount code for £100 off a £350+ Club Europe ticket. There were problems with the code, though, and it wasn’t functioning. All is now working OK, though.  This original code of ‘AVIS0913ZH’ has been replaced with ‘AVIS0813ZH’, […]

Another British Airways discount code for £100 off a Club Europe flight!

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Last month I posted about a £100 discount code that British Airways had launched with Hilton.  This month, BA is running a similar offer in conjunction with Avis. They are offering a special £100 discount on Club Europe flights this Autumn.  You don’t, though, need […]

Preparing for Summer Part 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

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This is the fourth of my series of posts about – basically – earning Avios from your Summer holiday. Previous posts focussed on getting a discount on airport car parking, selecting the best credit card to use abroad and discussing whether Cash Passport cards were […]

Bits and pieces: Avis opens in the T5 car park, Hilton website upgrade mess

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Is there anything more painful than arriving off a flight and then having to take a long shuttle bus ride to pick up your hire car?  (Er, yes.  Obviously.  It’s not exactly the end of the world.  But you get my point ….!) In a […]

1,500 Avios auto-convert bonus arrives …. and an Avios / Shell / Avis promotion

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Last month, Avios was offering a 1,500 Avios points if you turned on auto-convert in your Tesco Clubcard account to automatically send your Clubcard points to avios.com each quarter. A quick heads up that my 1,500 points posted yesterday, so check your avios.com account if […]

9,000 Club Carlson points (=1,000 airline miles) for a 3-day Avis rental

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Back in November, I wrote about a pretty decent promotion that Club Carlson (the Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza hotel programme) has launched with Avis. As you can read here, Club Carlson is offering 7,500 points for crediting a 3-day Avis rental to them.  As […]

Generous Hertz deals with Virgin Flying Club and American Airlines

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Hertz is running a couple of decent promotions at the moment which are worth a look if you are planning to hire a car, either for business or over the May holiday weekends. The first promotion is for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, earning 2,000 miles per […]