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These articles cover special offers which allow you to earn additional miles or points when renting a car from Avis. Remember that Avis has a special arrangement with British Airways and offers additional benefits if you rent via


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Very good Virgin Atlantic deal – 6000 miles for a 2-day Avis car rental

Virgin Atlantic has launched a very generous deal with Avis . If you book a car for 2+ days you will pick up 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles! Full details of the offer are on the Virgin Atlantic website here. There are surprisingly few catches to […]

Bits: Emirates flight sim bargain in North Greenwich, Miles & More car rental deals, Avis / BA Holidays competition

News in brief: Good Groupon deal on the Emirates flight simulator in North Greenwich If you’ve been intrigued by some of our flight simulator coverage in recent months, Groupon is running a deal for the Emirates-branded A380 and Boeing 777 flight simulator at North Greenwich.  […]

Bits: New US Avios options with Meridiana, Amex Travel cashback, Avis one-way rental deal

News in brief: Meridiana to add new US routes to New York and Miami, redeemable with Avios Meridiana is a slightly odd Italian airline which used to be controlled by the Aga Khan.  The route network is focused around Sardinia, Sicily and Naples with occasional […]

Bits: 50% off mytaxi this weekend, 1903 Lounge in Manchester partners with SkyTeam, Avis / Emirates deal

News in brief: 50% off mytaxi in London this weekend mytaxi – the rebranded Hailo app – has been running a ‘weekend only’ promotion over the last couple of weeks giving customers 50% off their rides. This promotion has been extended to 3rd December which […]

Black Friday with BA: 5,000 bonus Avios with Avis and BA flight and holiday deals

Like or not, today is Black Friday.  Be grateful that your inbox has not had as many deal emails as ours this week! We have given over all three articles today to Black Friday offers.  If you can’t face it, don’t forget before you log […]

Bits: see BA’s new BOB menu, 25% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn, BA / Avis deal renewed

News in brief: Changes to BA’s buy-on-board menu British Airways has made changes to their short-haul economy buy-on-board menu – and, if you click the link, you’ll see they don’t look great. There is a new tapas meat and cheese platter with a couple of crackers, […]

Bits: win £50 for our 200,000th comment!, 100% bonus buying IHG points, SAS / Avis deal

News in brief: Make our 200,000th approved comment! +++ We’ve reached 200,000 comments (200,389 to be precise). We will announce comment number 200,000 tomorrow +++ At some point this morning, approved comment number 200,000 will be made on Head for Points. This is a slightly […]

Bits: Hilton losing four car rental partners, get another 500 free Miles & More miles

News in brief: Hilton Honors losing four car rental partners I’m not sure how many people credit car rentals to a hotel loyalty programme but – now that Avios is working exclusively with Avis and Budget – it is an OK route if you find yourself […]

Bits: cheap one-way Avis rentals, more BA strikes, good safety videos

News in brief: Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion.  This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow. If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, […]

Bits: interesting Iberia / Avis deal, 1950’s BA amenity kits

News in brief: Intriguing Iberia / Avis promotion Iberia and Avis have launched an interesting new promotion to win a share of 25,000,000 Avios! This is how it works.  You book and complete an Avis rental, anywhere in the world, between 1st and 31st July. […]

Bits: Virgin West Coast sale, last day for £50 Virgin Atlantic cashback, 5000 Flying Blue miles with Avis

More news in brief: Virgin West Coast sale now on Virgin Trains has been running a special sale this week which continues until Tuesday. Here are the headline fares: Birmingham to London one way from only £5 London to Manchester one way from only £11 […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco bonus, 3000 Virgin miles from Avis, 5000 Miles & More miles with a hotel

News in brief: Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus now running It turns out that Virgin Flying Club is running a low-key conversion bonus for anyone with Tesco Clubcard vouchers this month. It isn’t very exciting: you only get the bonus if you have […]

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental

Avios (through Iberia Plus) and Avis have teamed up to offer another generous car rental promotion.  It’s nowhere near as good as the ‘18,000 Avios for a weekend rental’ offer they ran recently but it is certainly pretty decent. Full details can be found – in […]