Avis and Avis Preferred

These articles cover special offers which allow you to earn additional miles or points when renting a car from Avis. Remember that Avis has a special arrangement with British Airways and offers additional benefits if you rent via www.avisba.com

Bits: Hilton losing four car rental partners, get another 500 free Miles & More miles

News in brief: Hilton Honors losing four car rental partners I’m not sure how many people credit car rentals to a hotel loyalty programme but – now that Avios is working exclusively with Avis and Budget – it is an OK route if you find yourself […]

Bits: cheap one-way Avis rentals, more BA strikes, good safety videos

News in brief: Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion.  This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow. If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, […]

Bits: interesting Iberia / Avis deal, 1950’s BA amenity kits

News in brief: Intriguing Iberia / Avis promotion Iberia and Avis have launched an interesting new promotion to win a share of 25,000,000 Avios! This is how it works.  You book and complete an Avis rental, anywhere in the world, between 1st and 31st July. […]

Bits: Virgin West Coast sale, last day for £50 Virgin Atlantic cashback, 5000 Flying Blue miles with Avis

More news in brief: Virgin West Coast sale now on Virgin Trains has been running a special sale this week which continues until Tuesday. Here are the headline fares: Birmingham to London one way from only £5 London to Manchester one way from only £11 […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco bonus, 3000 Virgin miles from Avis, 5000 Miles & More miles with a hotel

News in brief: Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus now running It turns out that Virgin Flying Club is running a low-key conversion bonus for anyone with Tesco Clubcard vouchers this month. It isn’t very exciting: you only get the bonus if you have […]

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental

Avios (through Iberia Plus) and Avis have teamed up to offer another generous car rental promotion.  It’s nowhere near as good as the ‘18,000 Avios for a weekend rental’ offer they ran recently but it is certainly pretty decent. Full details can be found – in […]

Bits: Avis £9.99 one-way rentals, Zipcar one-way rentals, Hilton Visa / Uber deal

News in brief: £9.98 one-way Avis car rentals to London Regular readers will remember our article last year on Europcar offering £1 one-way car rentals to London.  Europcar uses this to cheaply reposition cars that need to be taken back to London – letting you […]

Bits: BA Manchester changes?, Bonus Avios from Avis, 20% off Friends & Family Railcards

News in brief: Big British Airways changes at Manchester? Following on from the launch of BA’s weekend European flights from Manchester, I have heard from a couple of sources that other major changes are now in hand. First, there are strong rumours that British Airways […]

Bits: €100 status credit for an Avis rental, Qatar sale extended, airberlin restructuring

News in brief: €100 status credit with any Avis rental A reader sent me a link to this new Avis offer.  If you are signed up to Avis Preferred and make a booking in the current Avis sale, for collection at any point up to 6th […]

‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users. Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups! This is the deal: You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend […]

How to use your Avios for car hire excess insurance

I was having a poke around the Avios website yesterday – trying to find any other redemptions which are being quietly withdrawn! – when I spotted something I hadn’t focused on before. You can now redeem Avios points for car hire excess insurance. The relevant […]

Bits: BA cabin crew to strike, Accor / Amex cashback extended, SAS / Avis deal

News in brief: British Airways cabin crew to strike The British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew – which is pretty much everyone who has been hired since 2010 – have voted for strike action following their rejection of a 2% pay rise. Union Unite has […]

How HFP clogged up the UK Avis network this weekend ….

A couple of weeks ago I ran this article about a shockingly generous Avios promotion run by car rental group Avis. If you hired a Group C or above Avis car for three days, starting on December 8th, 9th or 10th, you would receive 18,700 […]

Huge 18,700 Avios for ONE UK Avis rental – but does it make sense?

Iberia Plus and Avis have launched a very low key promotion which a HFP reader flagged up last night. If you can make this work for you, you could do very nicely. Take a look here. Avis is offering 18,000 Avios if you book a […]