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: 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I was having a poke around the Avios website yesterday – trying to find any other redemptions which are being quietly withdrawn!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 […]

Win 100,000 Avios with Avis – simply fill in a form ….

If all goes to plan, we should have a fantastic competition to win a very large pile of Avios exclusively for Head for Points readers over the next week or so. In the meantime, you might want to have a look at this Avios / […]

Bits: Avis comp winners, Star Alliance HEx upgrade is back, Melia sale + new Frankfurt hotel

News in brief: Did you win 18,000 Avios from Avis? I heard from six readers yesterday who were among the 100 people who won 18,000 Avios in the recent Avis competition we wrote about. Do post below if you won but didn’t contact me yesterday.  I would […]

Bits: 1700 Avios on Avis rentals, Cathay Pacific sale extended, triple Avios to Latin America

News in brief: 1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December. If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, […]

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

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season.  Earlier articles looked at the best credit card to use abroad, the best way to earn miles when ordering foreign currency […]

Bits: new Radisson UK sale, a good IHG London redemption, double Avios with Avis

News in brief: Radisson launches its UK Summer Sale – with free breakfast Radisson Blu and Radisson Edwardian have launched their Summer Sale.  This covers all of their properties in the UK and Ireland, with savings of 10% to 25% off regular rates. You need to […]

Bits: new Avios / Avis promo, South America bargains, flights to St Helena launched

News in brief: New British Airways / Avis promotion Until 30th June, you will earn 750 bonus Avios points when you rent a car for 2+ days from Avis. This is on top of the standard minimum earning rate of 500 Avios per rental, meaning […]

Bits: lounge passes with O2 Priority Moments, bonus Avis Avios via Iberia

News in brief: Airport lounge passes for £15 for O2 Priority Moments customers If you are an O2 mobile customer and are signed up to Priority Moments, you can currently buy airport lounge passes for £15 each. The offer is here.  You are buying passes […]

Bits: Avis airport car rentals now £2!, 100 free Heathrow Rewards points, Tesco deals summary

News in brief: Avis now offering one-way car rentals from London airports from £2! On Christmas Eve, I wrote about how Avis is offering car rentals from Gatwick, Heathrow Terminals 2-4, Heathrow Terminal 5 (separate pick-up area), Luton and Stansted for £20. This deal was obviously not met […]

Bits: Hilton status match has a website, forget Uber – take an Avis car from the airport for £20!

News in brief: Hilton now has a website for its status match! Hilton HHonors is currently matching top tier members of pretty much every hotel loyalty programme to its own top tier, Diamond.  Your match will run until March 2017. Full details of the Hilton […]

Bits: Free business upgrade on AA from Birmingham, 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis, double discount on SAA

Bits and pieces: 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals Car rental group Avis is offering a special deal via the avisba.com portal. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios on any 3 day rental completed by 30th November.  The car must be a Group C or […]

Bits: 15% off Avis with Amex, earn miles from overseas mobile calls, hotels.com sale

More news in brief as I try to cull my inbox …. 15% off Avis with American Express Until December 8th, American Express is offering 15% off Avis car hire rentals.  This is valid for rentals in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa which […]

New EU-wide rules promise more clarity on car rental pricing

The Competition & Markets Authority recently released details of an EU-wide settlement which it has agreed with Avis Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Europcar, Sixt and Hertz.  Within six months, all of these firms will make fundamental changes to the way in which they sell their cars […]