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7,500 Bonus Club Carlson Points on Avis Rentals

by on October 26, 2012 · 12 comments

in Avis, Carlson

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Avis is offering 7,500 Club Carlson Gold points and a 25% discount to members on qualifying car rentals of 3 or more days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East from now through December 31, 2013 – giving Club Carlson members over a year to score bonus after bonus.

Make your reservation here and use coupon # MUHA018 and present your Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or at the rental counter to earn your bonus points. This offer is in addition to your everyday savings of up to 25% when you use AWD # G639300.

The bonus points from this promo are in addition to the normal 750 base points you would normally receive with a car rental. Remember to provide your Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or rental, and advance reservations are required and the rental must begin by December 31, 2013.

There are also a few blackout dates, mostly around the holidays:

-Blackout dates for Asia: Blackout dates apply. (Not very specific!)
-Blackout dates for Australia: 12/20/12 – 12/31/12, 3/29/13 – 4/28/13, 6/21/13 – 7/21/13, 9/20/13 – 10/6/13 and 12/20/13 – 12/31/13.
-Blackout dates for Africa, Europe and the Middle East: 12/14/12 – 1/3/13, 3/23/13 – 4/7/13, 7/1/13 – 8/31/13 and 12/13/13 – 12/31/13.
-Blackout dates for the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico: 12/15/12 – 1/6/13, 2/15/13 – 2/24/13, 3/22/13 – 3/31/13, 7/1/13 – 8/31/13 and 12/15/13 – 12/31/13.
-Blackout dates for New Zealand: 12/20/12 – 1/4/13, 2/11/13 – 2/22/13 and 12/20/13 – 12/31/13.

I’m not quite as excited about this offer as the one from Avis over the summer where you could earn up to 5,000 American miles plus discounts – especially because there are no spending bonuses through Ultimate Rewards on Avis car rentals (though there are on Budget and Hertz) right now.

Still, I won’t turn down free points, and I’ll consider this promo with my upcoming rentals since Carlson award nights start at 9,000 points, and perhaps more interestingly, with Club Carlson’s Points + Cash redemptions, I could snag a night at a Category 6 property like a Radisson Blu in Europe for just 15,000 points plus cash. That’s only 2 rentals away with this promo. Granted, I’d need to see what the cash portion of the award was since it varies and then calculate the value of my points, but it’s definitely an option to consider.

TPG Reader Jason has found an even better deal for 9,000 points on rentals 3 days or longer when using coupon code MUHA021.

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  • penncomm

    a “few” blackout dates? :)

  • RJ

    totally not worth it. Prices are jacked up on car rentals with this promo code. You’re paying $100 more for the car rental than by going through hotwire and in return you get 7500 points, not even enough for a free night at a club carlson equivalent of a motel 6.

  • dsssp

    ‘….specially because there are no spending bonuses through Ultimate Rewards on Avis car rentals (though there are on Budget and Hertz) right now.’
    Not the case… you get 3 extra points thru UR for Avis rentals in addition to the 2 base points that you get normally on car rentals using the chase sapphire card.

  • Ross

    How do you use UR and this CC promo to get the 3x from UR, 2x from Chase and 7500 from CC? I am in need of a 3 day rental next week and I cannot find any better deals from any company. AA and Southwest are offering only 1500 miles for 3 days.

  • dsssp

    With CS, you get 2x for dining/hotels/travel ( including taxi /car rentals) . Going thru UR link to Avis , you get another 3x bonus. Use coupon code # MUHA018 on Avis site for 7500 CC. You can also use coupon code MUAA044 for 3K US air miles on rental of 3 days and more instead.

  • Ryan

    I don’t see a place on the Avis.com website when I make the reservation to input my Club Carlson number. What exactly are the logistics to get this deal? Has anyone tried? I’m pleased with the $105 fee for renting the car for 3 days in order to get 7,500 points, but I’m not convinced this deal will be automated as I don’t see a spot to enter the Club Carlson number… PLEASE HELP :S

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  • mark

    Unless the rate is dirt cheap, I would almost certainly use a “buy 2 weekend days, get 1 free” coupon. Those are widely available for almost all agencies.

  • Ryan

    Is no one else having this problem….?!?

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  • http://www.london-insider.co.uk Boon Koh

    I’m having a problem. Had the same issue, and thought I could give the number when I picked up my car (as it said on the webpage can give it at desk).

    The desk of course had no idea what to do.

    So called up Avis customer care. They have taken my details and passed it on to the “relevant team”. Not optimistic I will be able to get anything out of this…

  • Jason A

    There’s a better Avis / Club Carlson promo for 9000 points.

    *** Avis / Club Carlson Promo for 9,000 points (rentals 3 days or longer) is located at http://www.avis.com/cc9000 – make sure you use coupon code MUHA021

    *** Avis / Club Carlson Promo for 7,500 points (rentals 3 days or longer) is located at http://www.avis.com/cc7500 – make sure you use coupon MUHA018

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