Avios (through Iberia Plus) and Avis have teamed up to offer another generous car rental promotion. It’s nowhere near as good as the ‘18,000 Avios for a weekend rental’ offer they ran 18 months ago but it is certainly pretty decent.
Here are the core terms and conditions:
You earn at least 9,000 Avios. This consists of 8,300 bonus Avios and the usual spend-based Avios award which, for a 3-day rental, is at least 700 Avios.
Your rental must include a Saturday night
Your rental must be for at least 3 days
You must rent a Group C car or higher
You must complete your rental by 15th December
You must book at iberia.com or rentacar-iberia.com or avis.es
Not valid on Corporate AWD rentals, Prestige rentals, Chauffeur Drive or Van rentals
Valid for all participating offices in Spain mainland, Balearics and Canaries, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands and United Kingdom
It may take 8 weeks for the bonus Avios to arrive
Vehicles must be collected and returned on the dates booked. Any cars not checked out and returned as per the booking will not qualify. [This means you cannot pick up the car, drive it around the block and return it immediately – it must be returned on the booked return date]
You need to credit the rental to an Iberia Plus account to receive the 9,000 Avios. You will NOT receive the points if you give a British Airways, AerClub, Vueling Club or avios.com number. You can move the Avios over to British Airways using the ‘Combine My Avios’ function on any of the Avios websites, although if your Iberia Plus account is brand new you will need to wait until it is 90 days old.
If you can pick up a car for £20 per day then you could pick up some reasonably priced Avios points here. That said, it isn’t worth doing purely for the points unless you have a convenient and cheap Avis depot near you and somewhere to park the car for 72 hours.
If you do need a car for a long weekend over the next two months, however, then this is well worth a look.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 Avios.
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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.