Avis has had very good offers for Club Carlson members. They just retired a similar offer for 9,000 points, but launched a new one for 7,500 points. You will earn 6750 bonus points in addition to the base points of 750. This one is valid until December 31, 2013. You need to book using a coupon number MUHA018. You can access the offer page here.
Make sure that you choose Carlson Hotels – Gold Points as a partner when you make the reservation and include your Gold Points number to the reservation as well. When you return your car, at least in the United States, the receipt that you get should show the number of points you have earned from the rental including the bonus points.
This promotion is valid, according to the copy, at participating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The problem is that Avis doesn’t publish a list of locations that have decided not to participate to this promotion.
The offer also includes an AWD G639300 that can (probably rarely) discount your rate for up to 25%. You can use other discount codes with this coupon, but make sure that the AWD you are using is eligible for earning miles/points. There are corporate deals that exclude miles/points for greater discount instead.
There are quite a few blackout dates as well.
This promotion may work for you if you are collecting Club Carlson Gold Points and the rates that you get from Avis are competitive. Make sure that the location that you are renting from is a participating property for this promotion.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
- Offer valid on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
- Mention coupon number MUHA018 to receive bonus points.
- Bonus Gold Points are in addition to the base points you receive each time you rent with Avis. 7,500 total Gold Points offer reflects 6,750 bonus points plus 750 base points earned.
- Provide your Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or rental.
- An advance reservation is required.
- Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your AWD discount.
- The savings of up to 25% applies to the time-and-mileage charges only.
- Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) and fuel charges are extra.
- Optional items such as LDW ($35.99/day or less) and other surcharges may apply and are extra.
- Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times, including some online rates at Avis.com.
- Car rental return restrictions may apply.
- Offer subject to change without notice.
- Holiday and other blackout periods may apply.
- Blackout dates for Asia: Blackout dates apply.
- Blackout dates for Australia: 12/20/12 – 12/31/12, 3/29/13 – 4/28/13, 6/21/13 – 7/21/13, 9/20/13 – 10/6/13 and 12/20/13 – 12/31/13.
- Blackout dates for Africa, Europe and the Middle East: 12/14/12 – 1/3/13, 3/23/13 – 4/7/13, 7/1/13 – 8/31/13 and 12/13/13 – 12/31/13.
- Blackout dates for the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico: 12/15/12 – 1/6/13, 2/15/13 – 2/24/13, 3/22/13 – 3/31/13, 7/1/13 – 8/31/13 and 12/15/13 – 12/31/13.
- Blackout dates for New Zealand: 12/20/12 – 1/4/13, 2/11/13 – 2/22/13 and 12/20/13 – 12/31/13.
- Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum rental age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
- Points accrual structure subject to change.
- Rental must begin by December 31, 2013.