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.
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.
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 with your Asia Miles / Marco Polo membership number when you make a reservation, and present your Asia Miles / Marco Polo membership card at the rental counter.
If you book via this page, the CDP and PC numbers are listed on the page for easy reference.
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 with your Asia Miles / Marco Polo membership number when you make a reservation, and present your Asia Miles / Marco Polo membership card at the rental counter.
If you book via this page, the AWD number will be automatically embedded.
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 4.5% cashback||Bonus 4.5% cashback (AU rental only)||Bonus 5.6% cashback||N/A||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 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.
- August – October 2018: Up to 1,500 bonus miles
- March – April 2018: Up to 1,100 bonus miles
- June – July 2018: Up to 1,500 bonus miles
- May – June 2018: Up to 1,000 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
- 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.