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Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental

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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.

Full details can be found – in English – on the Avis / Iberia Plus microsite here.

Here are the core terms and conditions:

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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 or or 

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 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.

You can learn more on the Avis / Iberia website here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (52)

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  • Scottydogg says:

    Ive done a dummy run on Iberia for a rental in November that i need to take , doesn’t say anything about the bonus , just quoting the 700 avios i would get ?

    I can totally agree that trying to sort out anything with Iberia to do with Avios is a nightmare

  • thomas howard says:

    I’ll pass on this one, I’m still waiting for my 9000 bonus Avios per flight booking 😉

    • Shoestring says:

      What’s the issue? Have you been pro-active about chasing them? Not many left in your position now.

      • thomas howard says:

        I have called the spanish call centre multiples times, emailed Iberia Plus, sent messages to the Twitter team, tried emailing Luis Gallego (ignored), sent recorded letter to Madrid and 10 Hammersmith Broadway (returned unopened),… Its not the focus of my life but when I have a dead moment on a Sunday I make another attempt.

        • Nick says:

          Hammersmith Broadway has been closed for a year or two now (as can be seen very clearly from the outside!). IB’s registered UK address is now Waterside.

  • Alastair says:

    I had a look at all weekends in York from here til 15 December and found a good deal for £59. Unusually it was £59 to pay on collection and was cheaper than paying in advance which was £83 so I booked it. When the email confirmation came through it was £98 rather than £59 so I think this good price was a bug in the system – it was the only weekend where it showed like that. The £98 price was repeated several other weekends as the pay on collection price. I have cancelled it, but just a note to others if they see a similar “seems too good to be true” price – it is too good to be true !

    • Shoestring says:

      Or take a screenshot of the £59 & argue for a refund of the difference

      • Alastair says:

        I thought of that but couldn’t face the aggravation on what seems to be a system issue with one weekend alone. Life is too short.

    • Nick_C says:

      Also be aware that Budget rentals show up the same search. They are cheaper but presumably don’t get the 9000 bonus.

  • Pogonation says:

    Reading the terms and conditions it seems like multiple rentals will qualify for the bonus. It says 9000 for each rental between the dates specified and only seems to say conjunctive/concurrent rentals won’t count. Hope this is the case as I will have 5+ weekends to book between now and then for work 🙂

  • Charlie says:

    I did 9,000 avios per Iberia flight booking promotion from this summer, x10, so 90,000 in total.

    I withdrew everything over to my BA account so am expecting my Iberia account to go in deficit in December. For this reason I am skipping this promotion, as it will probably clash with the account going into deficit !

  • George says:

    Any clues on how I tie the booking to my preferred account? Would asking them to add my wizard no after the fact do?

    • George says:

      Update: I totally missed the ‘Avis number’ field in the checkout form. Question answered!

    • Peter K says:

      Which airline gives you a Wizard number?

  • Simon says:

    Blimey that was hard work to book a car – got there in the end after many failed attempts.

    £54 for three days. Just hoping the AVIOS arrive! At the very least I’ll have a new car to drive around in for a weekend compared to the old banger!!

    Cheer Rob for the info.

  • Matthew says:

    Forgive me for being thick but I can’t seem to find anywhere to put my IB Plus number in during the booking which is concerning me….thanks!

    • Matthew says:

      Found it….almost the last section before booking. The bit that mentions the flight number, it has a little checked box below…

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