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Renting with Avis in June? Credit to Iberia Plus instead of British Airways for more Avios

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Iberia Plus recently adopted Avis as its exclusive car hire partner.  This was a shame.  Iberia used to partner with various car rental groups including Hertz, Euromaster and Sixt.  It meant that you could still earn Avios points even though British Airways only used Avis.

Another arbitrage bites the dust …..

Until the end of June, Avis is offering 1,000 bonus Avios on every Avis rental when you credit it to Iberia Plus.  This is on top of the standard 500 Avios points.  You will need to give an Iberia Plus number and move your Avios across to BA or later via ‘Combine My Avios’.

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Importantly, you still get the free additional driver which you would also get via the site.

A minimum 3 days rental of a Group C or above car is required.

The Iberia / Avis site is here.

The standard British Airways deal via for a comparable 3-day rental is 700 Avios plus an additional 250 if you pay with a British Airways American Express card.

You will be at least 550 Avios better off by using the Iberia site.

The only exception is if you are renting an expensive car, as the BA offer gives you a higher rate of 3 Avios per £1 if that is more lucrative than the standard 700 Avios.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

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

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

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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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.

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 Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (3)

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  • Matt says:

    Would love to try to use Avis, but the comparable car with Hertz is always significantly cheaper. The Amex 25% discount does help keep the hertz rates low too.

  • Lady London says:

    Gone off Avis since they gave me a dog of a car at MXP once and wouldn’t swop it out when it was running sluggishly and doing about 20 miles per gallon. . Hertz got my business ever since at that location although like all car hire locations you have to beware especially if they don’t know you..

  • Roger Wilco says:

    For a 10-day rental later this month, at EDI Sixt gives me the same car* for £400 less, with the same insurance etc options. 3000 Avios vs £400 cash? Easy choice.

    * “same” as in “headlined the same Merc C-class (and with the small print “or similar”)”

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