Chauffeur Rocky by Sunrise on Seven from Flickr
I wasn’t aware of this, but Avis has partnered with WeDriveU to offer Avis Chauffeur Drive service for $36.80 an hour, with a three hour minimum, not including the cost of the rental. If you make use of this service before December 31, 2010, you can earn 1,500 bonus AAdvantage miles.
Hiring a chauffeur is probably not something that everyone will want to do, but if you’re in New York for a day on business, and the schedule is tight, it’s a lot cheaper than spending $80 an hour with a typical car service, and if your times is valuable, it’s a lot more productive than waiting for a taxi or riding the subway.
Here’s how Avis explains the benefits:
Convenience: Take calls, prepare for meetings or relax while your chauffeur navigates. WeDriveU will pickup and return your Avis car and drive for meetings, golf, a night out, sightseeing and more.
Cost Savings: Pay for a chauffeur only when you need one. 30 – 40% less than a limousine/sedan service.
Safety: Eliminate distracted driving with insured & certified chauffeurs.
Low profile: Understated transportation suits your image.
You have to be an Avis Preferred member to take advantage of this offer, you can go here to sign up, and you have to mention coupon code MUAA109 when you set up your travel arrangements with Avis. Here are the details of the Avis Chauffeur Drive – Earn Up To 1,500 Miles offer:
Award: 1,500 bonus miles
Dates: Now – 12/31/2011
Offer: The next time you travel, enjoy a worry-free trip with Avis Chauffeur Drive by WeDriveU – the perfect way to get to your destinations. Be driven by a chauffeur in your Avis rental car for a few hours or a few days.
1,500 bonus miles valid on a qualifying rental of one or more consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. that participate in Chauffeur Drive.
Avis Chauffeur Drive must be added to rental and three or more consecutive chauffer hours must be taken in order to receive bonus miles.
Bonus miles offer valid on all car groups.
An advance reservation is required by calling 800-272-5839.
Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your AWD discount.
The savings of up to 25% off car rental applies to the time and mileage charges only.
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.
Please mention coupon number MUAA109 to take receive bonus miles offer.
Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer.
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.
Renter must be an Avis Preferred member.
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 December 31, 2011.
WeDriveU Terms and Conditions:
Chauffeur Drive applies to rental of of 3+ consecutive chauffeur hours in a single day.
$36.80 per hour for Chauffer Drive Service (minimum of 3 consecutive hours of service)
Chauffeur rate excludes cost of Avis vehicle, gratuity, gas, tolls, parking and other charges.
Not valid for contract accounts.
Based on availability.
WeDriveU bills client directly for chauffeur. Avis bills directly for vehicle.
Some restrictions apply.