Rent between 1 February and 17 March, and you will receive 6 Avios per £1 spent with a minimum of 1,000 Avios.
There are, of course, conditions attached:
- minimum 3 day rental
- Group C car or above
- you must use BA discount codes when booking
which will knock out a lot of people, and may not produce the cheapest rate compared to other discount codes to which you are entitled.
This offer is nowhere near as good as the Hertz deal I ran last week. That offers 900 Avios per day with similar conditions, albeit you credit to Iberia and then move your Avios across to BA.
And, for short rentals, Virgin Atlantic offers 1,000 Flying Club miles for any Hertz, Avis or Alamo rental. If you do a lot of one day rentals then this may be the best route to take – even if you don’t get enough to fly Virgin, you can convert 10,000 Virgin miles to 20,000 Hilton HHonors points.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.