That’s the good news. The bad news is that a lot of people had trouble getting the miles to post when this offer last ran. This time the offer has been clarified to say that you must book via the special Virgin / Avis site.
Full details of the offer are on the Avis / Virgin Atlantic partner website here. This is the small print:
Booking dates: until 5th June
Rental dates: until 15th December (July and August excluded)
Qualifying countries: USA, Canada, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia
Rental requirement: 3+ 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.
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 although it has not been updated with this offer.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (March 2024)
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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin 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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)