Earn 3,000 US Airways With Every Car Rental


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In 2009, I shared how I earned over 150,000 Delta SkyMiles through car rentals. New promotions are here for 2012. As I usually do this time of year I carefully reviewed the HotList, thanks Evan!, and have decided that I will focus on earning US Airways miles through my car rentals.

I will earn 3,000 US Airways miles with every car rental of 3 days or more just by adding a coupon code to my reservation. This part of the points and miles game is so easy. It is a basic step that all mileage earners should take, find a car rental promotion code that works for you and add it to your car rental reservations.

How To Book

  • Book your car rental at Avis.com
  • Apply coupon code MUAA044 to your reservation at the time of booking
  • Add your US Airways Dividend Miles number at time of booking

Promotion Details

  • Valid through February of 2013
  • Participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada
  • Valid on rentals of 3 days or more
  • Receive 3000 bonus miles

Bottom Line

By using a standard approach to booking car rentals I laid out here you can save money and earn miles. Adding a coupon code to your car rental reservations will allow you to maximize earning on car rentals and quickly rack up airline miles.

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*Points, Miles and Martinis will receive a very small referral credit for reservations booked through the Avis link in this post. All deals mentioned are ones that I considered for myself.

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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way. Feel free to reach me at theweeklyflyer@gmail.com

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Comments

  1. I think this particular coupon needs a corresponding USAir AWD to work which means you can not use corporate or discount AWD’s.

  2. Hi iKonos- I’ve tried it an it works. I book using AWD and then add coupon code to reservation at Avis.com. Some AWD numbers prohibit FF points being earned, so YMMV.

    Hi Mark- Thanks for the catch, had goggles on when I posted that link. The newer promotion list is referenced.

  3. Did you know you can get 3 Ultimate Rewards point per dollar by going to the Avis website via the UR Shopping Mall?

    Budget, Enterprise, Avis, and Thrifty are all available for bonus points, as are Travelocity, Hotwire, and Priceline.

    Never book without checking that amazing Chase UR portal!!!

    Anita

  4. Nice but Avis rates just don’t come close to my AAA and USAA rates with coupons at Hertz.

    They need to try harder.

  5. Question:
    Just tried to use : MUAA044 — got the msg : coupon expired !!

    This was going to AVIS thru UltimateRewards Mall for 3x points

    “” 3000 bonus miles on all car groups is valid from January 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011, on a qualifying rental at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.
    Please mention coupon MUAA044 to take advantage of this offer. “”

    Can you check / explain _ I was trying to book a car at Honolulu for a December rental

    Answer:
    This reservation was made through the UR Portal and in Hawaii. We need a little more information to determine why the coupon said it would no longer work. 1) Was the reservation for 3 days? 2) Is Honolulu a participating airport location?

    The coupon has indeed been extended through March 31, 2012.

    Here are the detailed Terms & Conditions:
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    3000 bonus miles on all car groups is valid from January 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012, on a qualifying rental at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.
    Please mention coupon MUAA044 to take advantage of this offer.
    Dividend Miles Number must be mentioned at the time of reservation or at the rental counter to receive bonus miles.
    Bonus miles are in addition to the base miles you receive each time you rent with Avis.
    Offer valid on daily, weekly, weekend and monthly rates with a 3 day minimum length of rental.
    An advance reservation is required.
    Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your AWD discount.
    Offer subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times.
    The savings of up to 25% applies to Avis leisure weekly and weekend rates and is applicable only to the time and mileage charges of the rental.
    Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) and fuel charges are extra.
    Optional items such as LDW ($35.99/day or less) and other surcharges may apply and are extra.
    Car rental return restrictions may apply.
    Offer subject to change without notice.
    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.
    Mileage accrual structure subject to change.
    Rental must begin by March 31, 2012.

  6. One thought is to (1) make the reservation through the portal without using the promotion code (2) Get your confirmation number and go to avis.com then (3) update your reservation at avis.com with the promotion code. Try that and let us know if it worked.

  7. The reservation was for 3 & 1/2 days
    I presume Honolulu is participating – can U check this?

    I will try your suggestion

  8. Your suggestion did.not work
    Still got coupon # has expired MSG

    Went to Avis.com to modify the reservation – same MSG

    Spoke to Avis supervisor – it is a valid coupon

    Avis.com thru ultimate rewards mall booking will not accept MUAA044 as a valid coupon

    Any help appreciated
    I have just reserved but not paid yet

  9. Avis.com thru ultimate rewards mall booking will not accept MUAA044 as a valid coupon

    “” The Coupon Number you provided has expired. Please check the terms and conditions or remove it to continue with this reservation. “”

    Tried to book using AWD and then add coupon code to reservation at Avis.com. – still same error msg ??

    Help anyone ?

  10. I booked a normal reservation through avis and used the coupon with no problem. Must be an issue with booking through UR portal since you would earn those points. If anyone has success otherwise please report back.

  11. Hi, I was trying to rent a car at MIA airport, but I couldn’t find any place to input the US Airway mileage number. Can you point out where to input that number please? Maybe I made a dumb mistake but I need help here:(
    I really cannot believe it if miami is not participate in this..

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