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Get 80% bonus Avios on your next Avis car rental

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Avis has launched a very decent Avios bonus offer if you are planning to rent a car before 15th December.

You will receive 9 Avios per £1 spent on your rental. This compares to the standard rate of 5 Avios per £1.

There is a dedicated HfP guide on how the Avis / Avios partnership works, click here.

Triple Avios from Avis car hire

The rules are:

  • you must rent a Group C car or above
  • you must rent for 3+ days
  • you must book by 31st October
  • you must pick up your rental by 15th December
  • you must either book at or the car hire pages of or (pre-paid rentals only) at
  • you must use the official BA discount codes (Gold members N744400, Silver members N744300, Bronze members N284300, Blue members N744100) 

The offer is valid at ‘all participating rental locations worldwide’, whatever that means.

You find out more on the special Avis / BA website here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (24)

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  • RussellH says:

    in 2019 I made the same sort of mistake, trying to credit some KLM flights to Delta. It turned out that for the fare class, Delta credited 0 miles.
    I went back to KLM and they did actually give me a few miles.
    No way enough to be of any use, though, and even after crediting a few Accor stays I still only have 600+ FB miles.

  • ben says:

    Bicester can be presumably also be stacked with the current 5% offer in Airtime Rewards (Visa / Mastercard / if paying by Amex would need to use Apple or Google Pay)

  • A Droyd says:

    I have a problem joining AerClub. They will not allow me to use my own email address, because I already use it for BAEC! They suggested I use another email address, but Google wouldn’t let me. I don’t want to open another email account elsewhere, as I have just spent years (or so it seems) getting rid of crappy old accounts with zombie organisations.
    Any ideas?

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