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Book £29.99 one-way transfers from Heathrow to London with Sixt mydriver – and earn miles

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Sixt mydriver is an attempt by the German car rental group to get into the territory currently occupied by Uber and Blacklane.  It offers a broad range of airport chauffeur trips.

The company is offering special rates, discounted by up to 50%, for its Economy Light service (basically Uber X, eg a Toyota Prius) on public holidays in May.

Weekend:  Thursday 26th April – Tuesday 1st May
Weekend: Thursday 3rd May – Sunday 6th May
Ascension Day: Wednesday 9th May – Sunday 13th May
Whitsunday/Pentecost: Thursday 17th May – Monday 21st May
Weekend: Thursday 24th May – Sunday 27th May
Corpus Christi: Wednesday 30th May – Sunday 3rd June

Here are the fixed one-way prices to the city centre:

Berlin to / from Tegel:  €19.99
Berlin to / from Schoenefeld: €29.99
Paris to / from CDG: €29.99
Paris to / from Orly:  €29.99
London to / from Heathrow: £29.99
London to / from London City:  £19.99
Stockholm to / from Bromma:  €29.99
Madrid to / from MAD: €19.99
Rome to / from Fiumicino:  €29.99
Rome to / from Ciampino: €19.99

You must pre-book by 15th April at the Sixt mydriver website to get these rates.  The offer is not mentioned on the home page but the price will come up when you search on a qualifying date.

EDIT:  Code SAVE10UK gets a further £10 off the UK fares and CHAUFFEUR10 gets a further €10 off EU fares

You can also earn airline miles with these trips.  Click ‘Add additional information’ on the payment screen and you can enter a Virgin Atlantic, Miles & More, KrisFlyer or Asia Miles number.   With Virgin Atlantic you will earn 3 miles per €1 – details are on the Flying Club website here.

How to get FREE car rental status and other benefits via UK credit cards (January 2023)

If you hire a car in the UK, you can get special benefits (discounts, upgrades, free additional drivers etc) if you have elite status with a car rental programme. You can get elite status for free via certain American Express cards.

The Platinum Card and American Express Business Platinum

The Platinum Card from American Express and American Express Business Platinum come with two free car hire status cards. Your supplementary Platinum cardholder can also receive status in their own right.

From Avis, you receive President’s Club status in Avis Preferred. This gets you up to 25% off standard rates, a free additional driver and a guaranteed one class upgrade. For weekend rentals you will receive a two class upgrade, subject to availability.

From Hertz, you receive ‘Five Star’ status in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. This gets you up to 15% off standard rates, a free additional driver and a one class upgrade, subject to availability.

Hertz also offers Platinum cardholders a 4 hour grace period on rentals. Your final day is treated as 28 hours, so a 1pm pick up with a 5pm return the following day is only charged as one day, not two days. We wrote about this offer here.

The Platinum Card also comes with full car hire insurance with no obligation to pay for the rental via American Express. You can refuse any attempts to sell you additional insurance at pick up. This benefit has substantial value if you rent on a regular basis.

You can find more details on the two Platinum cards, and apply, in our full reviews:

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is an excellent card in its own right. You receive 20,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up (convert to 20,000 Avios amongst other things), four airport lounge passes and £120 of Deliveroo credit. Even better, your first year is free.

There are two car rental benefits:

  • you receive Preferred Plus status in Avis Preferred
  • you receive a special package with Hertz – 10% off best available rates at participating locations, a one class upgrade for rentals of 5 days or more, subject to availability, and no additional driver fees

Find out more about the benefits of American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, and apply, in our review:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

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