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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 rental.  To quote from their email:

Earn up to 2,000 Flying Club miles with Hertz
Need to rent a car in the UK once you’ve stepped off your Virgin Atlantic Little Red flight? Hertz are offering Flying Club members UK car rental from just £20 a day, plus the opportunity to earn double miles. To enjoy this great offer, simply book before 30 June 2013 quoting CDP 708870 and PC 180994 for rental before 18 July 2013

Despite the mention of Little Red, this seems to apply to rentals from any UK Hertz location.

Hertz Virgin

The American Airlines AAdvantage promotion is also generous, although it depends how much you are planning to spend.

As per this link, you will earn 6 American Airlines miles for every $1 equivalent you spend at Hertz, based on a 5+ day rental.  (1-4 day rentals earn 4 miles per $1.)  The promotional code will also discount your rental, although whether you will really save the 35% quoted is debatable.  This deal runs until 31st August.

If you are renting from Avis, this promotion for Club Carlson, the hotel programme, is also attractive and runs for all of 2013.  To quote:

7,500 Club Carlson Points for Avis Rentals.  Now through  December 31, 2013, Avis is offering a total bonus of 7,500 Club Carlson Gold  points and a 25% discount to members on qualifying  car rentals of 3 or more days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada,  Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa,  Asia and the Middle East. Make your reservation here and use coupon  #MUHA018 and present your Club Carlson number at the time  of reservation or at the rental counter to earn your bonus points. This offer is  in addition to your everyday savings of up to 25% when you use  AWD #G639300.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (February 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (3)

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  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    Offtopic, but I’ve had a couple Avis rentals where IB Avios haven’t posted. Any idea if/how I can chase this?

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Edit: First one has hit my account now, just took a few weeks!

  • E14 says:

    Can take up to six weeks to post onto an IB account

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