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Earn double Virgin Points with Hertz car rentals

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If you want to earn Avios with a car rental, your only options are Avis and its sister company Budget, which have an exclusive deal with the IAG airlines.

If Hertz turns out to be a better option for your trip, we recommend crediting your rental to Virgin Flying Club.

The standard earning rate on leisure rentals is a flat 1,000 Virgin Points, which we’d value at around £10 if used for premium cabin flights.

Earn double Virgin Points with Hertz

If you’re not a regular Virgin Points collector, it’s still not a bad deal taking the points. 1,000 Virgin Points is also good for £5-worth of bits and pieces via the Virgin Red app, including food and drink from Greggs.

For the next few weeks, crediting Hertz rentals to Virgin Atlantic is even more compelling.

For bookings made by 31st March, for rentals up to 31st May 2022, you will receive:

  • 10% off standard leisure rates
  • 2,000 Virgin Points per rental

There is no minimum rental period. Even a one day hire will trigger the 2,000 points.

You can find full details on the Hertz page of the Virgin Atlantic website here.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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 Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

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