When you hire a car, it is usually most profitable to credit the rental to an airline. Avios / British Airways has an exclusive deal with Avis and Budget, whilst Virgin Flying Club has a number of partners, of which Hertz is the most generous.
Most of the major car rental companies also have partnerships with hotel loyalty schemes. This is usually not as generous as crediting to an airline programme, but sometimes you don’t have much choice if your rental company does not support your main frequent flyer schemes.
You will earn 300 Radisson Rewards points per rental day if you credit a Europcar rental, up to a maximum of 1,800 Radisson Rewards points per rental.
As a launch offer, the earning rate is doubled to 600 points per day. This requires a rental of 3+ days which is completed by 31st August.
We value a Radisson Rewards point at around 0.3p, so this is not exactly generous. That said, it is better than nothing if you are using Europcar anyway. (Europcar also has a Nectar partnership, so you may want to compare your earnings before deciding where to credit.)
Earning Radisson Rewards points via UK credit cards
As a reminder, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These include:
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points (= 30,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus
The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points (= 90,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus
American Express Rewards credit card – up to 5,000 Membership Rewards points (= 15,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus
It is worth noting that holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card. It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Amex point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)