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LAST FEW DAYS: Earn at least 1,500 Avios with your next Avis car rental

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I wanted to flag the current Avis / Avios promotion again today.  It has been a month since we mentioned it and there are only a couple of weeks left to book, although it is good for rentals until the end of May.

If you book an Avis car for three days or more, you will receive 800 bonus Avios.  This is on top of the minimum 700 base Avios you will earn, meaning that you are guaranteed to receive at least 1,500 Avios.

Here is a summary of the small print:

You must rent a Group C or above car for a minimum of 3 days

You must book before 15th April 2019

You must pick up the car between 1st March and 11th April or between 28th April and 31st May

You must use a British Airways/Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number, which we list below, when booking

Valid for all participating rental locations worldwide (list of participating venues is here)

This Avios bonus is not valid on Prestige, Van or Chauffeur Drive rentals

You can check out the full details on the Avis / BA website here.

Avis British Airways Avios promotion

How many Avios will I earn?

You will earn 800 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.  This gives you a minimum of 1,500 Avios per qualifying rental.

You will also earn an additional 250 Avios if you pay for your rental with a British Airways American Express Credit Card (this also includes the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card). Assuming you do pay with a BA Amex Card, you will earn a minimum of 1,750 Avios and potentially more depending on how much you spend.

There is cap of 10,000 Avios per rental – although you’d need to spend over £3,000 before that becomes a problem!

Are there any other Avios bonuses available?

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 1,000 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

If you book via the British Airways discount codes below, you will also receive a free additional driver. This can represent a decent saving and is one of key perks of the Avis / BA partnership.

Avis British Airways Avios promotion

How do I book?

Avis and BA have a dedicated booking site which you can find here and which automatically adds the correct discount code.

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

Full details of this offer and all of the partnership benefits are on the Avis / BA website here.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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  1. Useful to know and it’s always good to get a few points with any purchase but on the odd occasion I have used them I’ve not been particularly impressed with either their cars of their service. More importantly for me, they usually don’t seem to be price competitive with the other car rental majors. YMMV.

    • George says:

      Out of curiosity, what do you consider to be competitive /day for what kind of vehicle class?

      I live outside of London so Avis is fairly cheap for me – but I’ve never really beaten £15-20 a day in the UK.

      • I should perhaps have mentioned that virtually allmy rentals are in Europe and the US.

        • Mine too, and I never find AVIS to be anywhere near competitive with brokers like Expedia or Argus.

          For example, I’m hiring an SUV in Phoenix in May for 5 days. Expedia £128 all-inclusive, Avis £205. So, £77 for 1750 Avios?

          Erm, no.

      • No need to pay more than £20 per day. We have 8 days from Hertz in Scotland (from EDI) coming up for £90.36 for a Group C, for example. This uses a) the Amex Plat discount code to strip out a lot of insurance, b) the Amex Plat discount code to give us the 4 hours grace period, making the last day effectively free and c) booking off the Australian Hertz site.

        • Harvey says:

          How do you get the amex plat discount codes?
          I have amex plat. Do i apply them manually?

        • Doug M says:

          Do you think this typically works in the USA? The code is not removing any insurance and the rates look typical of what I’d get without it? I like renting direct without 3rd party’s other than maybe BA-Avis. I find that with both Avis and Hertz that if you use the app and web, and both login and don’t you’ll see many different rates for the same car and package. Some are very different, some not so much, the booking route seems to contribute to the results.

        • Charlieface says:

          For some reason the official Amex Plat Europe CDP 633306 only gives 15% discount, the generic one 211762 gives 25%. It won’t take away insurance when that is normally included anyway, but that’s not an issue because it often works out the same price either way.

  2. OT – Is a BA strike still feared in April?

  3. Joseph McCarthy says:

    Also last day for aer lingus avis avios promo where you get 1500 bonus avios plus normal rate (500 days) so min of 2000 avios. Valid on C class rentals greater than 2 days.

  4. Down the Back says:

    Would you qualify for this promo if you have booked a flight + car through BA on the BA website ?


  5. rollingstone says:

    OT – Does Amex Travel Insurance over for any breakdown if I am driving my own car within UK or Europe?

  6. OT no bits…

    Be interesting if this boycott gained momentum…

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