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Earn triple Avios (900-1,350 per day) with Hertz car 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 or via the ‘Combine My Avios’ function online.

Until the end of February, Iberia is offering triple miles on all Hertz rentals.  The current deal – 300 Avios per day – is already attractive, so this is very impressive.

Full details can be found here on the Iberia website.

Private rentals earn from 300 to 450 Avios per day depending on the size of car rented.  Tripled, this will rise to 900 to 1,350 Avios per day.

Rentals booked using a corporate discount code only earn half of the above rates.

You must rent for a minimum of three days to get the ‘triple Avios’ deal.  There is a list of 775 ‘qualifying Hertz establishments’ on the website which is impossible to search, but I assume it must cover pretty much every Hertz depot, at least in Europe.


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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards 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

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

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 Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (11)

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  • David says:

    Many corporate contracts with Hertz don’t allow you to earn airline miles at all, only Hertz Gold Rewards points. Still, corporate rates can be so much cheaper than the general public rates that it is worth forgoing the miles.

    • Rob says:

      The IBM Friends & Family rate falls into that category, although that rate is not as generous as it was.

  • Susan says:

    Does anyone know: would using the Amex plat rate preclude the extra Avios?

  • Mummy55 says:

    I regularly book Hertz rentals for Spain and find the best price is often booking through Virgin Flying club, you also get 1000 virgin miles per booking at the moment , and sometimes more with bonus offers.(all of last year this was. 2013 miles).

  • John says:

    Just been denied a retro credit even though I used the IB Platinum CDP

    • Rob says:

      Odd – I got Virgin miles and 250 Hertz points for my Amex Plat CDP rental over New Year. Not sure why. Although I never wanted them to go to Hertz in the first place and did not even link the booking to my Hertz account.

  • Matt says:

    Any one else confused by this statement on the Iberia site, “Earn Triple Avios with Hertz for a minimum of 3 days rental for prepaid and not prepaid online rates” I interprete this as saying you need to book by phone, or is there another way?

    • Rob says:

      No, it means (I think) prepaid online or NOT prepaid but still booked online is OK!

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