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Earn 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis car rentals to 30th June

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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:

Avis Avios offer

You will receive 1,000 bonus Avios with your rental. This is in addition to 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 31st May
  • 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, Asia 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.

The deal is not valid on Prestige, Van or Chauffeur Drive rentals.

You find out more at the Aer Lingus car rental website here.

PS. Did you know that you can now earn Avios when you rent cars with Hertz, SIXT, Europcar and Rentalcars.com? You need to credit your rental to a Qatar Privilege Club account and transfer the Avios to British Airways. This article tells you more.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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 £15,000 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 – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (7)

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  • Eli says:

    Anyone aware of any 1 way deals?
    I’m looking for a 1 way Manchester to Heathrow end of June.
    The hertz and europcar deals both don’t seem to be available

  • MattB says:

    I made an avis booking (directly) for over Easter and am 100% sure I put my BA number in during checkout but haven’t received anything yet. How long do the avios normally take to post?

  • F says:

    Rented in Feb (I think) last time there was a bonus didn’t get any credited.

  • Matthew says:

    Typo Rob in last paragraph ‘rent cards’. But thanks for the info as I didn’t know that about Rentalcars.com.

  • Philondon says:

    If I hire a car for 3 days and pay in advance but return it the evening of day 2, will it still count as a 3 day hire and get the points?

    I want a car from 12th morning to 14th May evening but if I select 15th morning then put the key in the drop box 14th evening.

    Are prices on the BA Avis site the same as Aer Lingus before I bother creating an account?

    • Rob says:

      If you have it for 49 hours it will count as 3 days. If you return it inside 48 hours it will treated as 2 days.

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