3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for a 3-day Hertz rental

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From November 1st, it will no longer be possible to earn Avios points via Hertz.  Whilst British Airways dropped Hertz as a partner some years ago, they retained a partnership with Iberia Plus.  And, of course, you can transfer Iberia Plus Avios points to BA or […]

Iberia drops Avios from Hertz and Europcar – where do you credit now?

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I published a long article in August about earning Avios from car rentals.  Whilst British Airways works exclusively with Avis, Iberia Plus has deals with pretty much everyone.  You simply had to credit your rentals to Iberia and then move your Avios across to BA via ‘Combine My […]

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 via the special avisba website, this is not your only option.  Iberia Plus has deals with Hertz, […]

900 Avios per day when renting from Hertz

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Hertz has launched another aggressive promotion in conjunction with Iberia Plus. (Remember that Hertz is not a British Airways Executive Club partner, so the only way of earning Avios with a Hertz rental is to credit it to an Iberia account.  You can then move […]

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 […]

Hertz extends ‘triple Avios’ deal – up to 1,350 Avios per day!

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There is only one way to earn Avios points when renting with Hertz and that is to credit them to Iberia Plus.  Hertz is not a British Airways partner. (Once in Iberia Plus, you can easily move your Avios across to British Airways Executive Club […]

New benefits from Hertz Gold Plus Rewards … including a useful one!

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I published a long piece on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards back in January as part of a longer look at how to earn miles and points from Hertz.  I also wrote this post in October about Hertz Five Star, the ‘premium’ level which is given […]

Triple Avios (900-1,350 per day) with Hertz rentals!

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There is only one way to earn Avios points when renting with Hertz and that is to credit them to Iberia Plus.  Hertz is not a British Airways partner. (Once in Iberia Plus, you can easily move your Avios across to British Airways Executive Club […]

Earning miles and points from Hertz – a beginners guide

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I am not an expert on car rentals – I only tend to hire a car two or three times a year, almost always for a trip out of London.  I was therefore grateful when Head for Points reader Felix offered to write an introductory […]

What I got for my birthday (including a free Melia night!)

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There is a growing trend now for loyalty programmes to send you an email on your birthday.  As I am signed up to a lot of schemes, it meant I received a lot of emails on Thursday! Some included some perks as well! SAS EuroBonus offered […]

25% bonus for transferring hotel points to United Mileage Plus – worth it?

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United Airlines has taken a leaf out of the British Airways promotions book and is currently offering a 25% bonus on all hotel and car hire points transfers. There is a bit of small print to follow: You must transfer at least 5,000 miles-worth of […]

Amex Platinum now offering Hertz Five Star status

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Over the last couple of years, Avis and Hertz have opened up their loyalty schemes, removing joining fees and eliminating tiers.  This means that the main benefits offered by premium credit cards – free entry into a programme that would charge a fee, or putting […]

Decent IHG Rewards Club promotion with Hertz

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It isn’t just airlines who have partnerships with the car rental companies. Some of the hotel groups do too. The downside is that the deals are usually rubbish! IHG Rewards Club, for example, offers just 125 points per day when you rent with Hertz. I […]