If you book an Avis car at a participating location for three days or more, you will receive 5,000 bonus Avios. This is on top of the base Avios you will earn.
Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:
You must book before midnight on Tuesday 27th November
You must collect your car before 31st January 2019
You must book a Group C car or above
You must rent for a minimum of 3 days
You must rent from a participating Avis office in Europe, Africa, the Middle East or Asia (North America is excluded)
You must use the British Airways discount code (AWD), which we list below, when booking
The offer is not valid on Prestige, Van or Chauffeur Drive rentals worldwide
Check the full terms and conditions on the Avis / BA website here before you book.
How many Avios will I earn?
You will earn 5,000 bonus Avios under this promotion, on top of your base Avios.
For a 3+ day rental, which is what is required here, your base earnings will be 3 Avios per £1 with a minimum of 700 Avios.
You will also earn an additional 250 Avios if you pay for your rental with a British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.
Assuming you do pay with a BAPP Amex, you will earn a minimum of 5,950 Avios and potentially more depending on how much you spend. If you pay with a different credit card you will earn at least 5,700 Avios.
There is cap of 10,000 Avios per rental.
How do I book?
Avis and BA have a dedicated booking site which you can find here.
If you use avis.co.uk, you will need to manually add the British Airways discount codes (AWD) which are, based on your British Airways Executive Club status:
Gold members – N744400
Silver members – N744300
Bronze members – N284300
Blue members – N744100
Are there any other benefits from booking with Avis?
Yes. Book via the British Airways discount codes above and you will receive a free additional driver.
There is also a free ‘meet and greet’ service at London Heathrow for anyone booking a Prestige vehicle, although Prestige rentals are excluded from the 5,000 bonus Avios offer.
Avis also has two other Avios bonuses you can collect on top of this offer:
If you join Avis Preferred for free you will collect an additional 500 bonus Avios on your first Preferred rental
If you rent with Avis four times in a calendar year, you will earn 1,000 bonus Avios
Black Friday car hire deals have been thin on the ground, so it is good to see Avis coming out with something so generous. If you value an Avios at 1p, which is our usual minimum valuation on the site, you will receive £57-worth of points for your 3+ day rental. This is likely to be an excellent return on the money you spend.
Full details of this deal can be found on the Avis / BA booking page here.
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.