Back in 2013, Hertz and Virgin Atlantic ran a very generous promotion which gave 2,013 Virgin Flying Club miles on a rental. In theory you were meant to rent for at least three days but it actually paid out irrespective!
A similar offer has just been launched for 2015 – see here on the Hertz website.
Hertz is offering 2,015 Virgin Flying Club miles if you rent for 3 days or more, in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand or Canada, before the end of March. The catches are:
you must pay for your booking with a Virgin Atlantic credit card. I’m not sure if Hertz can accurately track this, to be honest, but this is in the rules.
you need to use the Virgin discount codes, which may not necessarily be the cheapest you can access. History shows that this is not necessary and you will usually get the points using any rate code.
For rentals of under 3 days or if you have no Virgin credit card, the standard Hertz deal of 1,000 Virgin miles is also attractive.
I don’t expect that many HFP readers will a) have a Virgin credit card and b) need a 3-day Hertz rental before the end of March and c) find the best price to be with the Virgin discount code.
I would still be tempted to credit any Hertz rental to Virgin in any event (Iberia has now dropped them as a partner so there is no Avios option) and see what turns up.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2021)
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, one has a bonus of 15,000 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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 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.)