A look at AA.com will lead you to believe that there aren’t many bonus AAdvantage miles offers for car rentals (there are just two listed) but the reality is that there are still several active offers.
Here’s a list of all the current promotions.
Hertz: 4X AAdvantage Miles, Discounts, and Free Gold Plus status
Save money, earn some extra miles, and receive status from Hertz:
Hertz – Earn Quadruple Miles and Save Up To 35 Percent
Award: 4x Miles
Dates: Now through September 30, 2012
Discount/CDP/Club Code: 217692
Promotional Coupon (PC): 169676
Offer: Earn 4x the miles per $1 spent (instead of the usual 1 mile per $1 spent) plus, save up to 35% when you rent any vehicle for one of more days in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom through September 30, 2012.
If you don’t have Hertz Gold Status, here’s your chance to get it for free:
Go Gold for Free — No $60 Membership Fee Through September 30, 2012!
Stop waiting in lines and filling out paperwork and start earning points for free rentals. With our Hertz Gold service and Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, booking a car has never been easier or more rewarding.
Speedier Service: No more waiting at the counter. Just pick up your keys and go!
More Value: Get special offers and more value. Your spouse will no longer pay an additional driver fee and you will enjoy discounts on child seats and more
More rewarding: Earn one Hertz Gold Plus Rewards point for every qualifying dollar* spent plus bonuses.
Quicker pickup: See your name in lights! Find your name on the Gold Board and locate your car in a snap
Faster return: Just fill out a slip. Leave the car, and you’re off. It’s that easy.
Mobile Gold Alerts: Know which car you’ll be driving and where it’s parked the minute it’s assigned.
Offer expires September 30. Go here to sign up for Hertz Gold Plus Status or to review the complete terms and conditions.
Avis: Earn 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on a 2 Day Rental
Here’s a new bonus offer from Avis that will let you earn a discount and some extra miles with a 2 day rental:
Now through July 31, 2012, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn 500 AAdvantage bonus miles from Avis on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days at participating airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Use coupon # MUAA086 and provide your AAdvantage number at the time of reservation or at the rental counter to earn your AAdvantage bonus miles. These AAdvantage bonus miles are in addition to the AAdvantage base miles you earn every time you rent with Avis.
This offer is in addition to your everyday savings of up to 25% when you use AWD # K817100.
Avis: 4X AAdvantage Miles, Discount
Here’s an offer that’s a better deal if you’re renting 3 or more days. I saw the offer posted at an Admirals Club, but the fine print doesn’t mention club membership as a requirement.
The standard Avis earning rate is 50 AAdvantage Miles per day, so with this promotion you’ll earn 200 miles each rental day. From the terms and conditions:
• Quadruple American Airlines AAdvantage miles valid on a qualifying rental of one or more consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.
• Offer of quadruple AAdvantage miles is valid on daily and weekend rentals.
• Mention coupon MUAA063 to get this offer.
• Quadruple AAdvantage miles equal 200 AAdvantage miles per rental day.
• Offer valid on all car groups.
• An advance reservation is required.
• Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your AWD discount.
• The savings of up to 25% applies to the time-and-mileage charges only.
• Use AWD K817170 to receive this discount.
• Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) and fuel charges are extra.
• Optional items such as LDW ($35.99/day or less) and other surcharges may apply and are extra.
• Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times, including some online rates at Avis.com.
• Car rental return restrictions may apply.
• Offer subject to change without notice.
• Holiday and other blackout periods may apply.
• Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum rental age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
• Rental must begin by August 31, 2012.
Alamo: 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles and a Discount
Alamo normally earns you 50 miles per day, but through the end of the year you’ll earn an extra 1,000 AAdvantage Miles with a 3 day or longer rental:
Save up to 30% and earn 1000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles with a three day minimum rental on any size vehicle at participating Alamo locations in the United States and Canada. Offer valid through December 31, 2012.
Book online at alamo.com or call 1-800-462-5266. Please request I.D. Number 7015732. Be sure to provide your American Airlines AAdvantage number at the time of rental.
You can save an extra $15 if you use Coupon Code: AD7428SDR (24 hour advance reservation required).
You’ll find complete terms and conditions here.
Budget: 3X AAdvantage Miles and a Discount
The standard offer from Budget is 50 AAdvantage Miles per day. With this offer you’ll earn 150:
Save up to 30% plus Earn Triple American Airlines AAdvantage Miles.
Budget is a preferred partner of American Airlines, which means you can enjoy great AAdvantage members-only offers on every rental. Save up to 30% when you use your Budget Customer Discount (BCD) #U072415. Must use coupon #MUAZ021 with your AAdvantage number to earn triple AAdvantage miles!
The rental has to begin by July 31, 2012. Some of the other terms and conditions:
• Triple AAdvantage miles valid on a qualifying rental of one or more consecutive days at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.
• An advance 24-hour reservation is required.
• Triple AAdvantage miles equal 150 AAdvantage miles per rental day.
• AAdvantage bonus miles offer valid on all car groups.
• An advance 24-hour reservation is required.
National Car Rental: 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles, 1 Free Day Rental, Discount
I’ve become a fan of National: they offer Hertz like service at Avis prices. Here’s what could be (for some) a decent offer BUT it requires 3 days with a Saturday night rental:
Save up to 25% and earn 500 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles, plus receive One Free Weekend Day with National!
Rent a compact through full-size car for a minimum of 3 days at any participating National location in the United States. Save up to 25% and earn 500 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles plus receive One Free Weekend Day with National. Saturday overnight keep required.
One FREE Weekend Day
• Reserve a compact through full-size car in the United States.
• Requires a 3-day minimum (5-day maximum) rental with a Saturday overnight keep.
• Valid through 12/31/2012.
• 24-hour reservation required.
To qualify for this offer, you’ll need to use Contract ID 5026041 and Coupon ID NF3361JDP at the time of your reservation.
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