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Earn up to 6,000 SAS EuroBonus points with Avis car rentals

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Avis has launched a generous new SAS EuroBonus promotion.

We don’t write much about SAS EuroBonus, although it is an American Express Membership Rewards partner.  This would allow you to top up any points earned via this offer to allow you to reach your target redemption.

SAS is a member of Star Alliance, which gives you a lot of flexibility when redeeming.

Until 31st March 2020 all EuroBonus members can earn 6,000 SAS EuroBonus points on worldwide rentals.

SAS and Avis special offer

You can earn the bonus up to three times, so if you have regular rentals of 4+ days then you could earn up to 18,000 EuroBonus points this way.

Here is a summary of the small print:

You must rent a Group C or above car

You must rent for four days or longer

You must book before 30th November 2019

You must pick up the car before 31st March 2020

A Blackout period applies for rentals between 16th December 2019 and 5th January 2020

You must include your EuroBonus membership number when booking

Valid for all participating rental locations across the US (North America and Canada), Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Bonus points can be earned up to three times during the promotional period

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

Avis bonus avios

You get some other special benefits too ….

If you book via the Avis / SAS website you can also take advantage of exclusive discounts, complimentary enrolment into Avis Preferred loyalty tiers (the loyalty level depends on your EuroBonus membership level), complimentary upgrades and much more.

If you book via the Avis / SAS Eurobonus website, you will also receive a free additional driver. This can represent a decent saving and is one of key perks of the Avis / SAS partnership.

How do I book?

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

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

How to get FREE car rental status and other benefits via UK credit cards (February 2023)

If you hire a car in the UK, you can get special benefits (discounts, upgrades, free additional drivers etc) if you have elite status with a car rental programme. You can get elite status for free via certain American Express cards.

The Platinum Card and American Express Business Platinum

The Platinum Card from American Express and American Express Business Platinum come with two free car hire status cards. Your supplementary Platinum cardholder can also receive status in their own right.

From Avis, you receive President’s Club status in Avis Preferred. This gets you up to 25% off standard rates, a free additional driver and a guaranteed one class upgrade. For weekend rentals you will receive a two class upgrade, subject to availability.

From Hertz, you receive ‘Five Star’ status in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. This gets you up to 15% off standard rates, a free additional driver and a one class upgrade, subject to availability.

Hertz also offers Platinum cardholders a 4 hour grace period on rentals. Your final day is treated as 28 hours, so a 1pm pick up with a 5pm return the following day is only charged as one day, not two days. We wrote about the Hertz / Platinum 4 hour grace period here.

The Platinum Card also comes with full car hire insurance with no obligation to pay for the rental via American Express. You can refuse any attempts to sell you additional insurance at pick up. This benefit has substantial value if you rent on a regular basis.

You can find more details on the two Platinum cards, and apply, in our full reviews:

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is an excellent card in its own right. You receive 20,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up (convert to 20,000 Avios amongst other things), four airport lounge passes and £120 of Deliveroo credit. Even better, your first year is free.

There are two car rental benefits:

  • you receive Preferred Plus status in Avis Preferred
  • you receive a special package with Hertz – 10% off best available rates at participating locations, a one class upgrade for rentals of 5 days or more, subject to availability, and no additional driver fees

Find out more about the benefits of American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, and apply, in our review:

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

Comments (6)

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  • Brasov says:

    Doesn’t come close to the 18,000 Avios offer but still pretty good. I seem to remember that with 10,000 Eurobonus points you can redeem for a hotel in London – is that right?

    (Surely can’t be the first commenter at 23:33 – does no-one here care about EuroBonus?!)

    • Rob says:

      Not sure what the number is, but I got a free night at The May Fair on EuroBonus!

  • tony says:

    Not relevant to the Avis aspect here, but Eurobonus is one of the few *A schemes to offer family pooling. They also award point on deep discount Lufthansa premium cabin fares, so my EB pot is healthier than my BAEC one after just one family jaunt to Asia 🙂

  • Nick Fisher says:

    All I would say is be very pessimistic about getting the correct amount of points in any sort of reasonable time frame.

    IME Avis are terrible at correctly awarding benefits if if you need to follow up with their CS functi9n, then God help you 😮

  • Anthony says:

    Agree that AVIS needs watching like a hawk if you want to be sure of any extra benefits (avios). In the past I have had successful resolution (and some extra avios IIRC) by complaining to AVIS using their ‘BSC Social Media’ email accounts. Firstly using –, and if no response follow up with –

  • Alex says:

    Avis Iberia is offering 3000 avios at the moment

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