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[Expired] Earn 5k Bonus American Airlines Miles by Booking a Rental Car

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For a limited time, you can earn an additional 5,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles on an Avis or Budget car rental booked through the airline’s shopping portal. These bonus miles apply to select bookings through October 31, 2023.

Here are the details of this promotion.

Earn 5,000 American Miles by Renting a Car

American Airlines allows members to earn AAdvantage miles and Loyalty Points by booking a rental car through aa.com/car. Depending on your American Airlines elite status level and whether or not you have an American Airlines co-branded card, you can earn 1 to 5 redeemable miles and Loyalty Points per dollar spent.

In addition to those base miles, right now there’s a limited-time offer to earn extra bonus miles by renting from Avis or Budget through American Airlines.

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Earn 5,000 bonus miles by booking a qualifying rental through October 31, 2023. Image Credit: American Airlines

When you book an Avis or Budget rental car now through October 31, 2023, you can earn up to 5,000 bonus miles.

  • Rentals of 3 to 4 days will earn 2,500 bonus miles
  • Rentals of 5 or more days will earn 5,000 bonus miles

Avis rentals must use the AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) code K817127 to qualify. Budget rentals must use BCD (Budget Customer Discount) number U072437 to qualify.

These discount codes also come with savings of up to 35% off of base rates.

Hot Tip:

The 2,500 or 5,000 miles earned through this promotion are bonus miles, so they won’t also earn Loyalty Points. However, the 1 to 5 miles per dollar normally earned through aa.com/car are base miles, so they do earn Loyalty Points.

Of course, there’s some fine print you’ll want to keep in mind:

  • This deal is only valid at participating airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.
  • The discount code K817127 (Avis) or U072437 (Budget) must be used.
  • Your AAdvantage number must be included at the time of booking.
  • The rental must start by October 31, 2023.
  • Select rates may be excluded from this offer.
  • Allow 6 to 8 weeks for the base and bonus miles to be posted to your account.
Bottom Line:

American Airlines is offering a bonus of up to 5,000 miles by booking select rental cars through aa.com/car by October 31, 2023. For ideas on how to make the most out of those miles, check out our guide on the best ways to redeem American Airlines miles for maximum value.

Final Thoughts

Now through October 31, 2023, you can earn an additional 2,500 or 5,000 bonus American Airlines miles by booking an Avis or Budget rental car through aa.com/car. These bonus miles are in addition to the regular base miles and Loyalty Points you can earn when booking a rental car through the American Airlines portal.

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Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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