Eligible Amazon customers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend can steer their way to savings when they rent a car through Avis. The Amazon benefit returns up to 20% of the rental price to you via an Amazon.com gift card. And you can earn even more value when you maximize rewards using other strategies.
The offer is ongoing, so you can continue using it long after the three-day weekend ends.
The Amazon benefit applies to Avis rentals only at participating locations in the United States. Amazon customers must log in with their Amazon credentials on Avis.com to make their transaction.
Here’s what you can earn in savings:
- 10% of your rental price back via an Amazon.com gift card when you book the rental directly on Avis.com.
- 20% of your rental price back on an Amazon.com gift card when you book a rental using the Avis “skill” for Amazon Alexa.
- Up to 30% off base rates.
The Avis skill allows the Alexa app to link your Avis account and perform voice-powered capabilities. With the command, “Alexa, tell Avis I need a car,” and a few details about your pickup and drop-off locations, you can reserve a car.
The portion of the rental price you get back only applies to time and mileage charges. There’s no limit on the number of times you can rent a car to take advantage of the offer. Within 48 hours of returning the rental, an Amazon.com gift card is sent to the email listed on your Amazon account.
The fine print
The Amazon benefit isn’t available for all Amazon customers. You must meet Avis’ age, driver and payment method requirements to take advantage of this offer.
The Avis offer may not be available for certain rental rates, holidays and blackout periods, or when there aren’t enough vehicles. The offer can’t be combined with any Avis WorldWide Discount or Avis promotion, but you can use other coupons.
Is it a good deal?
You’re getting a steal. With up to 30% off the base rate and either 10% or 20% back in the form of an Amazon gift card, you can potentially save up to 50% per transaction. If you’re planning several trips, the savings will add up.
You can save even more when you maximize your rewards with other tactics.
How to maximize your rewards
Get more value by taking a few extra steps when you book your Avis car rental. Multiply your rewards with these tips:
- Become an Avis Preferred member: Join the program for free and earn 1 point per $1 spent on an Avis rental; 2 points per $1 spent on accessories.
- Pay with a rewards credit card: A travel credit card earns points that can be saved up for your next vacation. Or if you prefer cash back, a flat-rate credit card such as the Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer earns 2% on all purchases: 1% when you buy, plus 1% when you pay off your bill. Also, you can earn 10% back as a statement credit on a qualifying American Express business card when you use the card to buy eligible rentals directly from Avis through Nov. 30, 2018.
- Bundle with other promotions: As long as you’re booking your car rental directly through Avis, you can tap qualifying offers to squeeze more value out of your purchase.