You can earn bonus Asia Miles on your next rental car booking with Hertz, Avis and Budget

How to maximise earning Asia Miles from car rentals

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POSTED: October 22, 2018
UPDATED: October 22, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Rent a car with Hertz or Avis in New Zealand or Australia before the end of October, and you’ll pick up bonus Cathay Pacific Asia Miles.

There is also an offer with Budget that is valid until the end of 2018.

With a couple of simple clicks, you will be on your way to earning Asia Miles on rentals with Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and more.

In this guide, we explore earn rates, the best booking channels, and how to get cashback on car rentals.

Be sure to also read our comprehensive guide comparing points earn from car rentals across a number of programs.


Offer 1: Earn at least 2,000 Asia Miles with Hertz, plus 17% off rental rates

Make a rental car booking in New Zealand or Australia for five or more days by 29 October, with pickup by 31 October (for completion by 15 November), and you’ll earn 2,000 Asia Miles, which is an increase from the usual earn rate of 500 miles.

The top 100 spenders will earn an additional 1,000 Asia Miles. Further, if you’re not already an Asia Miles member, sign up here to enjoy extra 200 Asia Miles upon your 1st miles earning activity with Hertz.

You’ll need to quote CDP number 1075363 and Promotion Code (PC) 204148 when booking.

Hertz Asia Miles

Offer 2: Earn up to 2,000 Asia Miles on rental car bookings with Avis

Make a rental car booking in New Zealand or Australia for three or more days by 31 October, for pickup by 30 November, and you’ll earn up to 2,000 Asia Miles.

This promotion is tiered, meaning you’ll earn a different number of miles depending on the duration of car rental.

You’ll earn the regular 500 miles per rental, plus:

  • 3-5 consecutive days: 1,000 bonus miles
  • 5 or more consecutive days: 1,500 bonus miles

Asia Miles members can earn additional 100 Miles when booking on this website – though make sure to compare prices with the standard Avis website to ensure you’re not ‘paying’ for these extra miles.

You’ll need to quote AWD number K306000 when booking.

Avis

Offer 3: Earn up to 1,500 Asia Miles on rental car bookings with Budget

Make a rental car booking in New Zealand or Australia for two or more days by 15 December, for pickup by 15 January, and you’ll earn up to 1,500 Asia Miles.

This offer is also tiered. You’ll earn the regular 500 miles per rental, plus:

  • 2-3 consecutive days: 500 bonus miles
  • 4 or more consecutive days: 1,000 bonus miles

You’ll need to quote BCD number D040700 when booking.


Which car hire companies can I earn Asia Miles with?

You can earn Asia Miles with:

How much can I earn?

Here is a comparison of how many Asia Miles you can earn with the partners above:

 AvisBudgetEuropcarHertzSixtRentalcars.com
Miles earn for personal hire in NZ/AU500 miles per rental500 miles per rental500 miles per rental500 miles per rental500 miles per rental2 miles for every HK$10 spent
Miles earn for corporate hire250 miles per rentalN/AN/A250 miles per rentalN/AN/A
CashRewardsBonus 4.5% cashbackBonus 4.5% cashback (AU rental only)Bonus 5.6% cashbackN/ABonus 5% cashbackN/A

How do I make a miles-earning booking?

You can earn Asia Miles by making a booking with any of their car rental partners, by using the links provided above.

In terms of eligibility, earning miles simply requires you to be a member of the Asia Miles program.

Maximise value tip 1: start with Cashrewards

Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt are program partners of Cashrewards, which gives you an opportunity to earn cashback on each rental car booking.

Clicking through to these car rental websites from the Cashrewards landing page will yield you miles and a discount, which is not available by going through the Asia Miles-branded pages directly.

The links above will take you directly to the relevant Cashrewards page.

Maximise value tip 2: compare prices between Rentalcars.com and other partners for long-term rental

For any long-term rental, make sure to compare prices between Rentalcars.com and the other direct booking partners.

If prices are the same, and there are no current bonus miles promotions, you’ll generally earn more miles on a booking via Rentalcars.com if the cost of the hire is HK$2,500 (NZ$438) or more.

This is because you’ll earn a fixed 500 miles on personal car rental with each partner, whereas you’ll earn 2 miles per HK$10 (NZ$1.95) with Rentalcars.com.

Offer history

DateBonus Offer
Avis
August-October 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles
March-April 2018Up to 1,100 bonus miles
Budget
October-December 2018Up to 1,000 bonus miles
June-July 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles
Europcar
May-June 2018Up to 1,000 bonus miles and a 10% discount
Hertz
August-October 2018At least 1,500 bonus miles and a 17% discount
June-July 2018Up to 9,500 bonus miles and a 15% discount
February-March 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
Sixt
July-August 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles
February-March 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles

Summing up

If Asia Miles are your currency of choice, you’re in luck, as you can pretty much earn on car rentals with most of the major companies, either directly, or through Asia Mile’s relationship with Rentalcars.com.

Make sure to maximise value by booking through Cashrewards where possible.

You can earn bonus Asia Miles on your next rental car booking with Hertz, Avis and Budget was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 by Daniel Kinnoch