Budget has a very good deal for Avianca-Taca LifeMiles members for airport car rentals. According to their web page, you can get 500 bonus Avianca-Taca LifeMiles per day at participating airport locations worldwide.
You can earn 50 miles per day at most of other Budget airline partners. Earning 500 miles per day is a very good offer especially for longer rentals.
The offer states that you get 500 bonus miles per day, but doesn’t list the number of base miles that you earn. I would assume that you earn just this flat 500 miles per day.
Make sure that you choose Avianca-Taca LifeMiles as your partner, when you make your car rental reservation online AND that the partner is printer to the receipt that you get when you return your rental car. If the receipt doesn’t show Avianca-Taca LifeMiles as your partner AND the number of miles that you earn from the stay, go to the customer service area to have the reservation fixed.
I have done lots of Budget and Avis (belong to the same group) rentals and earned a lot of miles from them. Make sure that you do the above to ensure that the miles post.
There are some negotiated rates that don’t allow earning of partner miles and not all the airport locations necessarily participate.
This is an excellent deal for those that collect LifeMiles and use them for Star Alliance business and first class awards. Earning 500 bonus miles per day is an excellent offer.
Here are the terms and conditions for this offer:
Valid at participating Budget airport locations worldwide.
Members must present their LifeMiles membership number at time of rental.
Airline flight is not required to earn mileage credit.
Miles may not be earned on free, tour or certain travel industry rates and may only be earned in one frequent traveler program per rental.
Frequent flyer surcharge of $.75 per rental day apply.