Avis: 20,000 Etihad Miles for a Rental of 3+ Days (up to 3x)

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Etihad and Avis are currently offering a spectacular offer for all Etihad Guest members. With just one rental in e.g. Europe or North America, you can secure a whopping 20,000 miles at the Etihad Guest frequent flyer program.

The prerequisite is that the rental lasts at least 3 days. You must also rent at least a Group C car (e.g. VW Golf). The price for that, e.g. in Mallorca, starts at €90 for 3 days. A 3-day rental + 20,000 miles at this price? It certainly won’t get any better.

Warning

There is a discrepancy in the terms and conditions of this offer. According to the landing page, the offer is valid for bookings from August 14 – 17, 2022. In contrast, the conditions mention August 2 – 5, 2022 as the booking period. The action was probably postponed at short notice.

As emails about the promotion were sent to Etihad members just yesterday, “until August 17” should be correct. However, there is still a small risk that the miles will not be credited correctly.

Conditions

The key data of the offer is quickly explained. Above all, the rental period (September to November 2022) is important. You have to rent a group C car for at least 3 days (compact class with navigation, e.g. VW Golf). In addition, the deal is only valid three times per person, i.e. you can get a maximum of 60,000 miles.

The following is the most important information from the fine print:

  • Booking period: August 14 to 17, 21:59 CET (note the warning above)
  • Rental period: September 1 to November 30, 2022
  • Applies (probably) only when booking via the landing page
  • For rentals in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the USA (excluding Alaska) and Canada only
  • Only applies to rentals in group C and above
  • Minimum rental period: 3 days
  • Miles will only be awarded if the primary renter and Etihad account holder are the same
  • Limited to a maximum of 3 rentals per person
  • Miles will be credited 4-6 weeks after the car is returned
  • No corporate / AWD rate may be used for the mileage credit
  • This does not apply to Avis Prestige, Avis Signature Series and Avis Select Series

Below are the full terms from the offer page:

Copy-paste of the conditions
  1. This Promotion is open to Etihad Guest members (“Eligible Participants”)
  2. This Promotion is valid for residents globally and for rentals in Avis participating locations.
  3. This Promotion is valid for reservations made from 2 August 2022, 12:00:01 AM GST to 5 August 2022, 11:59:59 PM GST  and car pick-ups from 1 September 2022 to 30 November 2022.
  4. Etihad Guest members can earn 20,000 bonus Etihad Guest Miles per eligible rental during the promotion period, on top of base earning per USD spent.
  5. Etihad Guest members can earn base earning per USD spent as below – 
    1. Bronze Members will earn 3 miles per USD spent
    2. Silver Members will earn 3 miles per USD spent 
    3. Gold Members will earn 4 miles per USD spent 
    4. Platinum Members will earn 5 miles per USD spent
    5. Bronze Co-branded Credit Card Members will earn 3.75 miles per USD spent
    6. Silver Co-branded Credit Card Members will earn 3.75 miles per USD spent
    7. Gold Co-branded Credit Card Members will earn 5 miles per USD spent
    8. Platinum Co-branded Credit Card Members will earn 7.5 miles per USD spent
  6. A minimum 3 consecutive rental days is required to earn the bonus miles.
  7. Etihad Guest members can enjoy up to 15% off during the promotion period.
  8. This Promotion is valid only for reservations made via www.avisworld.com/etihad.
  9. The bonus Etihad Guest miles apply to participating Avis locations in the USA (excluding Alaska), Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (exclude Pacific) only.
  10. This Promotion is valid for rentals with car group C or above only.
  11. This Promotion is valid for maximum 3 reservations created during the promotional period.
  12. Discounts of up to 15% off Avis standard inbound rates is valid worldwide, but level of discount various from country to country and subject to availability.
  13. Discounts may apply to all rental length (weekend, daily, weekly rates).
  14. All discounts offer is subject to mandatory surcharges for the full rental duration.
  15. Discount restrictions may apply at certain times in certain locations.
  16. Booking confirmation is subject to car availability. 24 hours advance booking prior to the rental car pick-up time is required for the promotion.
  17. Etihad Guest Miles will be credited to the member’s account 4 to 6 weeks after the completion of each eligible car rental.
  18. Etihad Guest miles will be awarded on rentals made for a maximum length of 28 consecutive days. Any additional days will not be eligible to earn Etihad Guest miles.
  19. Miles per USD spent will be awarded on the base rental rate (time and mileage only) and not on taxes, fuel or additional fees.
  20. Miles can only be earned on one loyalty programme for each qualifying self-drive rental at participating locations.
  21. Etihad Guest members will be eligible to earn Miles only if the full name in the rental agreement matches the full name in the membership account.
  22. Renters can only claim Miles for their own rentals, i.e. only one rental at a time. Consecutive or conjunctive rentals will not qualify for Etihad Guest Miles – only the first qualifying rental in such situations will be awarded miles.
  23. To qualify, rentals must include the Etihad Guest membership number of the first named driver (the “renter) at the time of reservation. The Etihad Guest membership card must be presented at the location during vehicle pick-up.
  24. Discount and mileage accruals are based strictly on non-contracted rates only.
  25. Rentals made using Avis contracted (corporate/government) rates/AWDs, chauffeur-drive, or van rentals do not qualify for promotional/bonus Etihad Guest Miles. Travel industry staff rates, replacement/insurance rates, selected association programmes, and net rate programmes do not qualify for this promotion.
  26. This promotion is not valid on Avis Prestige, Avis Signature Series and Avis Select Series rentals worldwide.
  27. If any other AWD number is present in the rental booking no bonus Etihad Guest miles will be awarded.
  28. If any other AWD number is present in a customer’s Avis Preferred profile and this is used in the rental booking no bonus Etihad Guest miles will be awarded and once booked this cannot be reversed.
  29. Renter must meet standard Avis age, driver and credit requirements and advance booking is required.
  30. Missing mileage claims must be made within 180 days of the conclusion of each qualifying rental. To claim missing miles, original Car Rental Agreement copy is required. Members are required to retain copies of these until miles are credited to members’ accounts.
  31. This promotion may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon or promotions, other than those stated on this website.
  32. Avis and Etihad Guest are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.
  33. Avis and Etihad Guest reserve the right to discontinue this offer at any time.
  34. Avis and other Etihad Guest terms and conditions apply.

Example

From November 8 to 11 you can rent a car in Palma, Mallorca for €73. However, you have to book at least category C for the promotion. In this case, it is the Ford Focus (or similar) for the price of €88:

You can see which vehicle group a car belongs to by clicking on Specs:

Redeeming Etihad Miles

20,000 miles sounds a lot – and it is. For example, you can get a Brussels – Washington D.C. business class ticket for 44,000 miles one-way. In addition, you’d pay taxes and fees of roughly €300.

Alternatively, you can fly in American Airlines’ first (or business) class from Europe to North America or vice versa for just 50,000 miles. However, only on the non-stop routes. It should be noted, however, that you can only book both airlines via the Etihad hotline.

Brussels Airlines business class Brussels – USA for 44,000 miles + approx. €300 one-way

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