Rent a car with Avis in New Zealand or Australia before the end of March and you’ll pick up bonus KrisFlyer miles, plus save up to 20% off the car hire rate.
With a couple of simple clicks, you will be on your way to earning KrisFlyer 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 4,000 KrisFlyer miles and receive an to 20% discount on rental car bookings with Avis
Make a rental car booking in New Zealand or Australia for three or more days before 31 March, for pickup before 30 April, and you’ll earn 500 regular miles, plus 3,500 bonus miles.
This offer is valid on Car Group C and above.
You’ll need to quote the applicable AWD number below with your PPS Club/ KrisFlyer membership number when you make a reservation, and present your PPS Club/ KrisFlyer membership card at the rental counter.
If you book via this page, the correct AWD will be inputted automatically once you select your KrisFlyer membership level.
Offer details and full terms and conditions are available here.–>
Offer 2: Earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles and receive a 10% discount on rental car bookings with Hertz
Make a rental car booking in New Zealand or Australia for one or more days before 31 March, for pickup before 30 April, and you’ll earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer 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:
- 1-4 consecutive days: 500 bonus miles + 10% off
- 5-6 consecutive days: 1,000 bonus miles + 10% off
- 7 or more consecutive days: 1,500 bonus miles + 10% off
You’ll need to quote the applicable CDP number and the Promotion Code (PC) below with your PPS Club/ KrisFlyer membership number when you make a reservation, and present your PPS Club/ KrisFlyer membership card at the rental counter.
If you book via this page, the CDP and PC numbers should be inputted automatically.
Offer details and full terms and conditions are available here.
Which car hire companies can I earn KrisFlyer miles with?
You can earn KrisFlyer miles with:
- Rentalcars.com, which gives you access to all of the above, plus Alamo, Budget, Dollar, National, and Thrifty
How much can I earn?
Here is a comparison of how many KrisFlyer 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||1.5 miles for every US$1 spent|
|Miles earn for corporate hire||250 miles per rental||300 miles per rental||250 miles per rental||N/A||N/A|
|CashRewards||Bonus 4.9% cashback||Bonus 5.5% cashback||Bonus 2.1% cashback||Bonus 5% cashback||N/A|
How do I make a miles-earning booking?
You can earn KrisFlyer 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 KrisFlyer 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 KrisFlyer-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 US$335 (NZ$460) or more.
This is because you’ll earn a fixed 500 miles on personal car rental with each partner, whereas you’ll earn 1.5 mile per US$1 (NZ$1.37) with Rentalcars.com.
- February – March 2018: Up to 1,500 bonus KrisFlyer miles and a 10% discount
- March – April 2018: Earn 3,500 bonus KrisFlyer miles and receive an up to 20% discount
If KrisFlyer 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 KrisFlyer’s relationship with Rentalcars.com.
Make sure to maximise value by booking through Cashrewards where possible.