A friend from Germany alerted me to a promotion that AVIS & Iberia currently offer in Europe where one can earn 9,000 Avios per weekend rental (3 days) with Avis at participating locations.
For this ‘Avis Long Weekends Promotion‘ it’s required to keep the car for at least 3 rental days and to book a C-Class category as the minimum.
Important: Rentals must be booked on iberia.com, rentacar-iberia.com, avis.es or with the Avis Call Centre and the IBERIA Avios membership number needs to be quoted
As an example I went to the Iberia site and per the suggestion of my friend entered the place of residence as SPAIN (if you enter Germany the price will be higher which is actually prohibited under EU law).
You’ll be able to find even cheaper rates at locations not subject to a premium location fee (avoid Airports and Train Stations for that). Also other countries such as Spain and Portugal are known for cheaper car rentals too.
The promotion itself is valid in Spain incl Balearics and Canaries, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and United Kingdom
This is a very decent amount of points that actually to make substantial bookings on both Iberia Plus and BAEC Avios. Back to back bookings are not permitted but if there’s a day in between then you can rent as often as you want.
I’m not a big AVIS fan but rented a few times from them down in Portugal and there wasn’t much difference to other agencies. Ideally you would pair this promotion with an occasion where it actually makes sense to rent a car. You only need to have 3 chargeable days on the final bill so in case the car is returned let’s say after 2 days and 3 hours this is usually charged as 3 full days.
These are the full Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
1.This promotion is open to Iberia Plus members resident worldwide.
2.Qualifying rentals must be booked and taken between 04 October and 15 December 2018.
3.To qualify, rental must include a weekend and rental length must be minimum 3 days and minimum car group C or above. The bookings must include a Saturday night to Sunday.
4.Rentals must be booked on iberia.com, rentacar-iberia.com, avis.es or with the Avis Call Centre.
5.Valid for all participating rental locations in the following European countries: Spain mainland, Balearics and Canaries, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. Offer subject to vehicle availability.
6.Rentals must include the Iberia Plus membership number of the first named driver (the “renter”). This Iberia Plus membership number must be given at time of reservation and the card shown at time of rental.
7.Qualifying rentals will receive a minimum award of 9,000 Avios for each rental if you book and rent between 04 October and 15 December 2018. Maximum award would be 10,000 Avios per rental.
8.This Avios bonus is not valid on Corporate AWD rentals, Prestige rentals, Chauffeur Drive or Van rentals worldwide.
9.Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon, promotion or frequent flyer points offer. Conjunctive or concurrent rentals will not qualify, in these circumstances only the first rental to be completed will qualify. Avis reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time.
10. Vehicles must be collected and returned on the dates booked. Any cars not checked out and returned as per the booking will not qualify.
11.The awarding of Avios may take up to 8 weeks from date of rental.
12.This promotion is subject to all General Avis Terms and Conditions and to all Avis & Iberia Plus partnership Terms and Conditions, available at avisiberia.es
13.This promotion and all Avios issued are subject to Iberia Plus terms and conditions, available at iberia.com/es/iberiaplus/conditions.
14.Renter must meet standard Avis age, driver and credit requirements.