Earn 1,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points, Upgrade One Vehicle Class, and Save Up to 25 Percent With Avis

s a member of Avis Preferred, I was glad to receive an e-mail message from the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program which could not have been more timely: receive 1,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points on vehicle rentals of three days or longer — which must begin by Friday, July 31, 2015 at participating Avis locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and the Middle East — plus save up to 25 percent on the time and mileage charges of the rental while receiving an upgrade of one class of vehicle.

With three rentals already reserved in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, I simply changed my reservation to reflect the coupon number UUHA014 to receive a one-time upgrade on one car group on an intermediate — or group C — car through a full-size four-door car within group E; and the bonus Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program points offer is valid on all groups of cars.

If you are already a member of the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program, the e-mail message you will have received will contain an Avis Worldwide Discount — or AWD — number similar to K8177xx, where the xx is the last two digits of the number.

As an example, one of my upcoming car rentals is in Egypt, where the total cost would have been $381.80. My total cost will now be $344.53 — a savings of $37.27. which is approximately ten percent. However, that also includes all taxes and fees; so the savings in terms of percentage is slightly greater than that — not bad at all.

For me, 3,000 total Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program points, upgraded vehicles and discounts where I save money? It does not get much better than that.

If you did not receive the e-mail message but want to participate in this promotion and qualify for it, click here for the generic Internet web site.

Terms and Conditions

The following are the remaining terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Bonus points are in addition to the base points you receive each time you rent with Avis.
  • 1,500 total points offer reflects 1,000 bonus points plus 500 base points earned.
  • An advance reservation is required.
  • Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your AWD discount.
  • Offer valid on daily, weekend, weekly and monthly rates only.
  • One coupon per rental.
  • In the United States, taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee and customer facility charges may apply and are extra. Optional products such as LDW — $35.99 per day or less — and refueling are extra.
  • In Canada, all taxes — including Air Conditioning Excise Tax; fees — including Vehicle License Recovery Fee; and optional items — such as LDW — are additional.
  • Avis Preferred members must mention a valid Hyatt Gold Passport number at time of rental to receive base and/or bonus points. All other rentals require the mention of Hyatt Gold Passport number at time of rental to receive base and/or bonus points.
  • Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times, including some online rates at Avis.com.
  • 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 younger than 25 years old.
  • Points accrual structure subject to change.

6 thoughts on “Earn 1,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points, Upgrade One Vehicle Class, and Save Up to 25 Percent With Avis”

  1. Tom says:

    it doesn’t work. I got this error message.
    Your coupon Number cannot be used for this reservation due to the following reason(s):

    The Coupon Number you provided has expired.The expiry date is 2015-06-30.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is bizarre, Tom. I just used that coupon number on three different reservations with no problem.

      That last line is funny because June 30 obviously has not arrived yet. Perhaps this is a technical error?

      Please try it again; and if you are still having problems, contact Avis directly and see if a representative can assist you…

  2. VK says:

    I’m having the same issue. Apparently the coupon’s restricted to a rental start date that must be earlier than 06/30. It contradicts the Ts & Cs which says 07/31…

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      The rental dates of three of my rentals end prior to June 30, 2015, VK, so that makes no sense to me as I had no issues whatsoever.

      I wonder what could be causing this problem…

      1. VK says:

        What I meant was that the coupon code UUHA014 won’t allow me to start the rental between 07/01 and 07/31, contrary to what the page actually says: “Rental must begin by July 31, 2015.”
        Whoever coded the date restriction for UUHA014 screwed up.
        Side note: the generic landing page won’t let me enter an AWD either.

        1. Brian Cohen says:

          Wow — I am sorry to learn about that, VK.

          As I advised Tom, try contacting Avis directly and see if a representative can assist you.

          I hope this issue is resolved as soon as possible…

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