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Free Weekend Rental From Avis

Letter with free rental
Written by Charlie

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

Free weekend rental

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!

Letter with free rental

Letter with free rental

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.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.