Planning to book car hire in New Zealand or Australia? You could earn bonus miles if booking with Budget or Hertz.
You can also earn Asia Miles on rentals with Avis, Europcar, 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 programmes.
Offer 1: Earn 1,000 Asia Miles with Budget for a minimum 2-day rental
Make a booking with Budget in New Zealand or Australia before 15 August for a minimum 2-day hire, and you will earn 1,000 Asia Miles.
Pick-up of the rental car must be by 15 September.
This is twice the usual 500 mile rate.
Offer 2: Earn up to 3,000 Asia Miles with Hertz plus a discount
Make a booking with Hertz in New Zealand or Australia before 30 September for a minimum 5-day hire, and you will earn up to 3,000 Asia Miles.
Pick-up of the rental car must be by 31 October.
The total number of miles you earn will depend on the car type, and the length of your booking:
- Hertz Collection vehicles: 3,000 miles + 10% discount
- Standard vehicles (compact and above) for 5-6 days: 1,500 miles + 10% discount
- Standard vehicles (compact and above) for 7+ days: 2,000 miles + 10% discount
You will need to book via this page to be eligible for this offer.
Which car hire companies can I earn Asia Miles with?
You can earn Asia Miles with:
- Alamo (not available in NZ/AU)
- National (not available in NZ/AU)
- Rentalcars.com, which gives you access to all of the above, plus Dollar and Thrifty
How much can I earn?
Here is a comparison of how many Asia Miles you can earn with the partners above:
|Miles earn for personal hire in NZ/AU||500 miles per rental||500 miles per rental||500 miles per rental||500 miles per rental||500 miles per rental||2 miles for every HK$10 spent|
|Miles earn for corporate hire||250 miles per rental||N/A||N/A||250 miles per rental||N/A||N/A|
|Cashrewards||Bonus 4.9% cashback||Bonus 4.9% cashback (AU rental only)||Bonus 5.6% cashback||Bonus 2% cashback||Bonus 5% cashback||N/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 programme.
Maximise value tip 1: start with Cashrewards
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are programme 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.
|April-June 2019||Up to 1,500 bonus miles|
|December 2018-January 2019||Up to 2,000 bonus miles|
|August-October 2018||Up to 1,500 bonus miles|
|March-April 2018||Up to 1,100 bonus miles|
|June-August 2019||Up to 500 bonus miles|
|October-December 2018||Up to 1,000 bonus miles|
|June-July 2018||Up to 1,500 bonus miles|
|November - December 2018||Up to 1,000 bonus miles|
|May-June 2018||Up to 1,000 bonus miles and a 10% discount|
|July-September 2019||Up to 3,500 bonus miles plus a 10% discount|
|March-June 2019||Up to 21,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount|
|January 2019||Up to 1,000 bonus miles and a 15% discount|
|December 2018-February 2019||Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount|
|August-October 2018||At least 1,500 bonus miles and a 17% discount|
|June-July 2018||Up to 9,500 bonus miles and a 15% discount|
|February-March 2018||Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount|
|December 2018-January 2019||Up to 1,000 bonus miles|
|July-August 2018||Up to 1,500 bonus miles|
|February-March 2018||Up to 1,500 bonus miles|
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.