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 avios.com via ‘Combine My Avios’.
Until 30th November, Hertz is offering something even better. You will receive 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with every rental of 3 days or more in the UK, USA or Australia.
There is also a nominal ‘10% discount’ available via this promotion although that does not mean that the rates will be lower than you would get with any other Hertz discount rate.
The small print says that you need to use CDP 730290 (the Virgin price code) when booking. Historically this has not been the case and you would still receive the bonus miles whatever code you used – as long as it was not a code which explicitly forbids the earning of any airline miles.
The deal is valid for rentals booked by November 17th and completed by November 30th.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2022)
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):
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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)