Friday, May 10, 2019

Earning Stories: 3,000 Aeroplan Miles earned on an Avis rental in Palm Springs

Welcome to the another post in the Earning Stories series right here on Rewards Canada. For years we have provided you with the details on earning points and miles (both regular earning and bonus opportunities) and these stories show the actual offers in action.

This earning story is for a rental we completed in Palm Spring back at the end of March. We rented a SUV for 5 days to get us around the Palm Springs area. I booked it using this promotion we had listed on Rewards Canada's Aeroplan Bonus Miles page:
1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on qualifying Avis rentals Worldwide of 3 days or more during the week, or 2 days or more during the weekend. Book online at with AWD # C682300.
Plus there was an additional exclusive offer that came in my email for another 1,000 miles:

The booking was simple via and when we arrived the line ups for the car rental counters were insane at PSP but thanks to being Avis Preferred (free to join!) that line only has one person init!. We were provided with a really nice Nissan Armada Platinum, an upgrade from what we had originally booked. The rental cost us about US$295 which was a steal for the vehicle we got!

At the outset of the rental we ended up earning the 500 base Aeroplan Miles plus the 1,500 bonus miles from the offer plus the 1,000 miles from the exclusive targeted offer for 3,000 miles total.

Here is a screen shot of the miles that posted:

Overall I think this was yet another good earning action for an inexpensive rental and it's always nice to boost an account with these bonuses. This is another example of how we always stress our readers to check the Rewards Canada bonus offers section before you make any booking. If you are planning on traveling and need to book flights, hotels, car rentals you should always check first to see if you can earn more miles or points for that booking!

Tips for Car Rentals
- Watch the rates that include bonus miles - For us it is about 50/50 in terms of earning bonuses on rentals, many times rates are out there that are quite a bit cheaper and provide more value versus paying more and earning more miles. For a complete list of car rental bonus offers see this page on the main Rewards Canada site.
- Read the fine print - When a bonus offer is available be sure that your rental meets the criteria. Those are primarily minimum number of rental days and vehicle type. There are many promotions that don't get awarded on the smallest/cheapest vehicles.
- Join the Car Rental company's program - Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, National Emerald Club and others all provide great benefits such as dedicated check in counters, bypass check in counters and more.

You can find more Earning Stories listed here!

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