Avis has launched a decent bonus offer if you are planning to rent a car before the end of June.
There is only one snag – the offer is from Aer Lingus and not British Airways. This means that:
- you will need to have an Aer Lingus AerClub account to receive the Avios
- once you have them, you will need to use ‘Combine My Avios’ (this is how it works) to move them from AerClub to British Airways Executive Club
You will receive 8 Avios per €1 equivalent spent on your rental. This compares to the standard British Airways rate of 5 Avios per £1 and the usual Aer Lingus rate of 5 Avios per €1.
The rules are:
- you must rent a Group C car or above
- you must rent for 3+ days
- you must book by 3rd April
- you must pick up your rental by 30th June
- you must either book at cars.aerlingus.com or add the relevant Aer Lingus CWD discount codes to your booking if made at avis.com
The offer is valid at ‘participating’ locations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. Some franchised outlets will not participate – this is likely to be the case in locations such as Jersey. Any booking from a mainstream international airport or city centre location should be fine.
You find out more at the Aer Lingus car rental website here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)