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Very good Virgin Atlantic deal – get 6,000 Flying Club miles for a 2-day Avis car rental

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a very generous deal with Avis.

If you book a car for 2+ days you will pick up 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!

Full details of the offer are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

There are surprisingly few catches to this deal if you look at the small print.

Booking date:  until 28th February

Rental dates:  collect by 30th June

Qualifying countries:   USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia

Rental requirement:  2+ days in a Group C or higher vehicle

There appears to be no cap on the number of times you can earn the miles.  The 6,000 miles consists of 500 base miles and a bonus of 5,500.  This increases to 6,500 miles for a rental of 7+ days as a rental of a week earns 1,000 base miles.

Importantly, there appears to be no requirement to use any specific Virgin Atlantic Avis discount code.  This means that you can use any cheap Avis rate to which you have access and still claim the miles.

I would be happy to value 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles at £60 – especially as redemptions on KLM and Air France should be available to members within the next 12 months – so you could even make a small profit on your car rental.

You can see full details of the Virgin / Avis partnership on this page of the Virgin Atlantic site, but confusingly the promotion information is over here on the Flying Club site.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 (32)

  • Peter W says:

    Newbie question… If you don’t book via Virgin but book via another means (e.g. Amex) how do you claim the miles? Thank you

    • Rob says:

      Add the number via Manage My Booking on the Virgin site using the 6 character booking reference to bring it up. Or do it at check in.

      • ColinJE says:

        Just tried that but no dice. AVIS didn’t like the 6 digit booking ref that BA gave on the voucher: “Please enter your reservation number in one of the following formats: XXXX-XXXX-NN-X or XXXXXXXXNNX (X must be a number and N a letter) ”

        Have suggested my wife just shows her Virgin Atlantic card when she picks up the car at AVIS desk at T5.

      • Andres says:

        can you share the link to manage bookings in the virgin site? I’m not able to find it.

  • Concerto says:

    I’ve had so much crap from Avis-Budget, namely spurious extra charges and miles never posting, that even if they offered 20,000 Avios/miles I wouldn’t waste my time or money on them. At some point you have to do some simple maths and decide if the hassle and agro is worth the time and money spent on it. In my case, definitely not.

  • AndyR says:

    Do you think you would get the Virgin miles if you book via using a BA AWD?

  • Brandon says:

    I need a car for 6 days, can i do 3 x 2 day rentals and get 3 x bonus?

  • Jr says:

    Just did a oneway from vail to Denver , 2 days for 68 pounds , good code. .

  • Alex says:

    Do you get second driver free with virgin

  • Al says:

    Has anyone got the 6000 miles posted?

  • Alex says:

    Second driver is free

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