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:
a) 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.
b) 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.
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