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Earn 5,000 bonus Avios with a generous Avis & British Airways Black Friday deal

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Avis and British Airways have come together to launch a very generous Black Friday deal which actually runs until next Tuesday evening.

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

Avis British Airways black friday offer

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.

You can also book via or directly at

If you use, 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

Avis British Airways Black Friday offer

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:

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.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 (36)

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  • ZumoDeNaranja says:

    I no longer bother with Avis Avios deals – every single time they have screwed up the credit then taken months to rectify (and not always correctly…)

    And dealing with Avis Customer Services is just excruciating :O

    • Chris says:

      I have never had miles not post from Avis, whether Virgin or Avios, and I’ve had 100+ rentals in the last 5 years.

      I always use the proper links though. And avoid adding other AWD codes. It’s tempting to think you can get a discount AND miles, but it might not work.

      • ZumoDeNaranja says:

        To respond to your implicit criticism:

        1. I am not stupid
        2. I always follow the Ts&Cs to the letter
        3. Good for you

        • Chris says:

          When there was a Virgin 6,000 mile offer earlier this year, there were lots of posts from folks using the Amex Plat AWD and adding their VS FC number to the booking and the miles often didn’t post.

          Take it as implicit criticism if you wish, but I didn’t mean it that way.

          I intended my reply to be advice for all HfP’ers, not to you.

  • Alan says:

    Yeah I’ve found the Amex Plat discount to be pretty decent, plus includes free 4h extension at many locations which can be handy if arriving lunchtime and departing evening, saving a day of extra rental.

  • lee says:

    Ive found a deal on United airlines Usa to New York but it wont process the payment even though it gives me the option for uk address it just comes up with an error ? is this a glitch or can you not use a uk credit card on the Usa version of United airlines site.

    The price is 3 times the price on uk site .

    thanks in advance

  • Chechire Pete says:

    Anyone know for certain if my pick up times are at 11:00 on a Monday and drop off 1800 Wednesday this counts as a 3 day rental in the system to trigger the offer?

    • Rob says:

      In my experience, yes, anything between 48-72 hours is billed as 3 days. Only exception is if you are booked on the Amex Plat Hertz rate where you get 4 bonus hours, which means it has to be between 52-76 hours to count as 3 days.

  • Donna Williams says:

    Hi, how can I tell if I will get the 5000 points as on the booking it just says it earns 700? Will these be added separately? Thanks

    • Rob says:

      Yes, you need to trust them – and keep a screenshot of the promo page just in case!

  • Eva says:

    Is this deal still running? Can’t see any mention of it on the webpage tonight

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