Last week, many bloggers wrote about the fact that Avis gives new Avis First members a free, two-day, weekend rental. This mirrored my experience that I wrote about last year here when I was downgraded to Avis First. I actually had forgotten about the two-day rental because it was only usable in the US and I had been in Europe. Fortunately, I remembered it again and used it back in June.
Free Weekend Rental From Avis
The good news is that it is very easy to get Avis First and then you too can get a free, two-day rental. All it takes is to have a World Mastercard – cards like the Barclaycard Arrival Plus and the Citi Executive AAdvantage cards, for example, would work for this.
After you enroll for your Avis First status (through this link), you should receive the e-mail with the free rental offer within the next few days. Make sure you keep your eyes out for the e-mail and ensure it doesn’t go to your junk folder!
You may be required to pay additional fees on the rental, although my rental was completely free so it may depend on the airport. Of course, as the main reason for enrolling with your Mastercard, you will also receive Avis First status which is Avis’ mid-tier level that can be somewhat useful, depending on your rental habits.