Earn bonus KrisFlyer miles on car hire with Avis, Europcar and Hertz

How to maximise earning KrisFlyer miles from car rentals

How to maximise earning KrisFlyer miles from car rentals
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POSTED: January 2, 2020
UPDATED: January 2, 2020
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Book a car hire with Avis, Europcar or Hertz in New Zealand or Australia before the end of January, and you could earn bonus KrisFlyer miles.

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 up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles and a discount on rental car bookings with Hertz

Make a booking with Hertz in New Zealand or Australia for 3 or more days before 31 January, for pickups made by 29 February, and you’ll earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles.

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

  • 3-4 consecutive days: 500 bonus miles + 10% off
  • 5-6 consecutive days: 1,000 bonus miles + 10% off
  • 7+ consecutive days: 1,500 bonus miles + 10% off

This page displays the CDP and PC numbers needed to make an eligible booking under this promotion.

KrisFlyer Porsche

Offer 2: Earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles on rental car bookings with Avis

Make a booking with Avis in New Zealand or Australia for 3 or more days before 31 January, for pickups by 29 February, and you could earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles.

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

  • 3-4 consecutive days: 500 bonus miles
  • 5-6 consecutive days: 1,000 bonus miles
  • 7+ consecutive days: 1,500 bonus miles

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 membership card at the rental counter.

Avis AWD

Offer 3: Earn 2,020 KrisFlyer miles with Europcar

Make a booking and complete your rental with Europcar in New Zealand or Australia for 6 or more days before 31 January, and you could earn up to 2,020 KrisFlyer miles — a clever celebration of the New Year.

This is an increase from the usual 500 miles per rental.

You must book via the partner link above.

Offer 4: Earn 3 miles per USD spent on rental car bookings with EasyRentCars

Make and complete a booking with EasyRentCars by 31 January 2020, for the period until 31 January 2021, and you’ll earn 3 KrisFlyer miles for every 1 USD spent, which is an increase from the usual earn rate of 2 miles for every 1 USD.

You will also earn 80 bonus miles if you complete all the missions listed on the homepage of the EasyRentCars website (register, subscribe, download App and connect Messenger).

Be sure to compare this offer to the ones above, to see which booking method works out best for miles earn and price.

EasyRentCars Banner

Which car hire companies can I earn KrisFlyer miles with?

You can earn KrisFlyer miles with:

You can also earn KrisFlyer miles on bookings made with aggregate sites such as EasyRentCars and Rentalcars.com, which give you access to all the brands 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:

 AvisEuropcarHertzSixtEasyRentCarsRentalcars.com
Miles earn for personal hire in NZ/AU500 miles per rental500 miles per rental500 miles per rental500 miles per rental2 miles for every US$1 spent1.5 miles for every US$1 spent
Miles earn for corporate hire250 miles per rental300 miles per rental250 miles per rentalN/AN/AN/A
CashrewardsBonus 4.9% cashbackBonus 5% cashbackBonus 2% cashbackBonus 5.6% cashbackN/AN/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 programme.

Maximise value tip 1: start with Cashrewards

Avis, 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 KrisFlyer-branded pages directly.

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

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

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

For example, if prices are the same, and there are no current bonus miles promotions, you’ll generally earn more miles on a booking via EasyRentCars if the cost of the hire is US$250 (NZ$366) or more.

This is because you’ll earn a fixed 500 miles on personal car rental with each partner, whereas you’ll earn 2 mile per US$1 (NZ$1.47) with EasyRentCars.

Offer history

DateBonus Offer
Avis
December 2019 - January 2020Up to 1,500 bonus miles
October - November 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles
August - September 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles
June - July 2019Up to 1,500 bonus miles
April - May 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles
December 2018 - January 2019Up to 2,000 bonus miles
August - September 2018Up to 1,000 bonus miles
April - May 2018Up to 1,000 bonus miles
March - April 2018Up to 3,500 bonus miles and receive an up to 20% discount
Europcar
December 2019 - January 2020Earn 2,020 miles to celebrate the New Year
June - July 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles
December 2018 - January 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles
April - May 2018Up to 1,000 bonus miles
Hertz
December 2019 - January 2020Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
October - November 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles, $25 off, and a 10% discount
August - September 2019Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
June - July 2019Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
April - May 2019Up to 2,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
January 2019Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 15% discount OR
Up to 2,000 bonus miles and 10% discount
November - December 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 20% discount
August - September 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
March - July 2018Up to 4,500 bonus miles and a 15% discount
February - March 2018Up to 1,500 bonus miles and a 10% discount
Sixt
April - May 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles and a 10% discount
EasyRentCars
October 2019 - January 20203 miles per USD
June - September 20195 miles per USD

Summing up

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.

Earn bonus KrisFlyer miles on car hire with Avis, Europcar and Hertz was last modified: January 2nd, 2020 by Daniel Kinnoch