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Earn 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 avios.com via ‘Combine My Avios’.

With the Iberia / Hertz deal ending, Virgin Flying Club is the most logical place to park your Hertz rentals.  You usually get 1,100 miles per rental which is not bad at all.

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.

Full details can be found here on the Hertz website.

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

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):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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

Virgin Rewards credit card

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 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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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 (2)

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  • A Great Rental Car Mileage Deal, and Airline Fee Increase for the Holidays - View from the Wing - View from the Wing says:

    […] notes from around the interweb: Interesting article on American Airlines’ strategy in Asia 3000 Virgin Atlantic miles per 3 day Hertz rental. Book by November 17 and complete your rental(s) by November 30. Here’s what you can do with […]

  • al613 says:

    It seems that this CDP 730290 gives 3x miles, not just a fact you put in your Virgin number. “You must quote CDP 730290 and Flying Club membership number at the time of reservation.” Makes it higher then with other CDPS

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