Avis is currently running another good Avios offer, which lets you earn at least 1,500 Avios for a minimum 3 day car hire.
This will increase to 1,750 Avios if you pay with a British Airways American Express credit card.
It is valid for rentals in September for three days or more, in selected countries.
What’s the Avis and Avios offer?
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
Bookings made before 1st August do not count so you should cancel and rebook if possible
You need to pick up the car between 1st September and 30th September – the return date can be in October
You must use a British Airways/Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number, which we list below, when booking
Valid for rentals in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands
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.
How many Avios will I earn?
There’s a minimum rental of 3+ days, which will get you base earnings of 3 Avios per £1, with a minimum of 700 Avios. This promotion gives you an additional 800 bonus Avios, meaning you will earn at least 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 or British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit 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.
Are there any other Avis / Avios offers available?
Don’t forget about the free additional driver perk if you book via the British Airways discount codes below. It’s one of the main BA-Avis partnership benefits and can be pretty useful if you are travelling with someone else.
In addition, 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
How do I book the 1,500 Avios offer?
There’s a dedicated booking site for Avis and BA which you can find here and which automatically adds the correct discount code.
If you use avis.co.uk, you will need to manually add the British Airways discount codes (AWD). These 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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.
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.