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Virgin Atlantic is offering a promotion in conjunction with Avis, awarding 4,000 bonus miles (in addition to base miles earned) on rentals of 3 days or more with Avis for Group C or higher. You’ll have to shop around and compare rates, but this return might be worthwhile.
- Earn a bonus 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Avis rentals of 3 days or more in North America, Canada (which seems to me like it is part of North America), the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia when you rent Group C or higher through the promotion website
- Direct link to the promotion page
- Only valid on rentals of 3 days or longer and Group C or above
- Reserve by August 15th, 2018
- Rental between September 1st, 2018 and April 30th, 2019
- Must reserve via the site linked above
- Must present your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club number at the time of rental
- See full terms & conditions
While Virgin Atlantic miles are not useful for everyone, there are a few great uses – including ANA first class and Delta One suites to and from Europe. We’ve noted more details on those in our post about the current point transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic (See: Great deal: 30% transfer bonus MR to Virgin Atlantic).
You definitely need to shop around to be sure you’re getting a good rate. Keep in mind that there is also a Current Amex Offer for 10% back at Avis (only valid on rentals in the US) — though also keep in mind that you can currently earn an Amazon Gift Card rebate w/ Avis car rentals. It’s worth checking prices to see if you can stack those offers as I suspect that might lead to more savings than this mileage promotion. I only checked rates for one location and they were significantly higher than what I had seen elsewhere — though a sample size of 1 doesn’t mean that you might not find a deal that works.
You’ll earn at least 4500 miles when renting 3 days or more as Virgin Atlantic awards:
- 500 base miles for rentals of 1-6 days
- 1,000 base miles for rentals of 7+ days
Depending on the length/cost of your rental (and whether it is within the US or not), this offer could work out to be decent for some.
H/T: Head for Points