The MileagePlus program is constantly running offers and promotions for renting cars with United’s partners. Not too long ago I posted about this targeted offer of 5,500 bonus United miles per rental. Fortunately, I had to rent a car recently and the points have come through and I thought it’d be good to share it with you.
I spent $58.18 on this rental altogether, receiving a 10% discount for booking through United (it could be up to a 40% discount in some cases). You can see below the earnings from my rental totaling the 5,500 bonus miles. Add to this that I’m also earning the usual Hertz points that I can use to redeem with them as well, and the points for using my credit card. Actually, if I used the Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 annual travel credit to cover the rentals then these are essentially free points.
Let’s say that I must rent a car four times a year and I manage to do it under promotions like this one. That’s a whooping 22,000 bonus miles for a minimal regular spend. We’re not suggesting, however, renting a car just to earn points, as their’s better methods to earn a larger return. But if you must rent a car, then do it through United and earn tens of thousands of bonus miles each year.