Through September 30, 2011 , you can earn up to 1,800 Southwest Rapid Reward Points with car rentals from Avis and Budget.
- Rent for 1-2 days and earn 600 points (worth $10)
- Rent for 3-4 days and earn 1,200 points (worth $20)
- Rent for 5+ days and earn 1,800 points (worth $30)
With Southwests new Rapid Rewards system, it is now easy to figure out the equivalent dollar value when receiving Rapid Reward points. $1 = 60 Rapid Reward points. Being able to receive up to $30 worth of Rapid Reward credits is a GREAT deal with a car rental. Remember though, both Avis and Budget only allow you to earn frequent flyer points/miles from participating airport locations. If you are unsure, you can call Avis/Budget and find out if a particular location qualifies.
To receive the bonus points ensure to use the following coupon codes:
- Avis coupon code: MUAA065
- Budget coupon code: MUAZ029
*Only one coupon code is allowed per reservation, therefore, cannot be combined with any other offer, such as a free day, etc. Therefore, if you are able to find a coupon code giving you one free day that is worth more than you would receive in Rapid Reward points, you are better off using that coupon code.
Additionally, both Avis and Budget are offering 30% off by using the following codes:
- Avis AWD #: K024700
- Budget BCD #: U072700 (enter in the Corporate/ID Rate field)
*The two offers to not need to be used together. If you find a better rate code, you can still use it in conjunction with the Southwest bonus points coupon code.
Terms & Conditions:
- Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times,
- Car rental return restrictions may apply.
- Offer subject to change without notice.
- Holiday and other blackout periods may apply.
- 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.
- Frequent Flyer surcharge of up to U.S. $1.00 per day may apply. Point accrual structure subject to change.
- Rental must begin by September 30, 2011.
- All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.
- Please allow 6-8 weeks for the points to post to your account.
Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.