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

How to maximise earning KrisFlyer miles from car rentals

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POSTED: January 16, 2019
UPDATED: January 16, 2019
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Book car hire with Avis, Hertz or Europcar in New Zealand or Australia before the end of January, and you could earn bonus KrisFlyer miles.

With a couple of simple clicks, you will be on your way to earning KrisFlyer miles on car rental 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 up to 1,500 KrisFlyer miles and receive a 15% discount on rental car bookings with Hertz

Make a booking with Hertz in New Zealand or Australia for three or more days before 21 January, for pickups made by 7 April, and you’ll earn up to 1,500 KrisFlyer miles.

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

  • 3-7 consecutive days: 500 bonus miles + 15% off
  • 8-14 consecutive days: 1,000 bonus miles + 15% off

You’ll need to quote CDP number 778657 and one of these promotion codes (PC) when booking:

  • PC 191763 for 1,000 miles
  • PC 203453 for 1,500 miles

KrisFlyer Hertz Offer

Offer 2: Earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles and receive a 10% discount on rental car bookings with Hertz

Make a booking with Hertz in New Zealand or Australia for three or more days before 31 January, for pickups made by the 28 February, and you’ll earn up to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles.

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

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

You’ll need to quote CDP number 1076431 and one of these promotion codes (PC) when booking:

  • PC 204853 for 1,000 miles
  • PC 204820 for 2,000 miles

Offer 3: Earn up to 2,500 KrisFlyer miles on rental car bookings with Avis

Make a booking with Avis in New Zealand or Australia for three or more days before 31 January, for pickup before 28 February, and you’ll earn up to 2,500 KrisFlyer miles.

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

  • 3-5 consecutive days: 1,500 bonus miles
  • 6 or more consecutive days: 2,000 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 4: Earn up to 1,500 KrisFlyer miles on rental car bookings with Europcar

Make and complete a booking in New Zealand or Australia with Europcar by 31 January, and you’ll earn 1,500 Asia Miles, which is an increase from the usual earn rate of 500 miles.

Europcar KrisFlyer


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% cashbackN/ABonus 5% 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 program.

Maximise value tip 1: start with Cashrewards

Avis, Europcar 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 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 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 2018 - January 2019Up to 1,000 bonus miles
April - May 2018Up to 1,000 bonus miles
Hertz
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

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, Hertz and Europcar was last modified: January 16th, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch