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Can you earn reward points by hiring a car?

If you’re curious if you can earn rewards points when you hire a rental car, the simple answer is “yes you can.” Read on to find out how.

If you’re a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program or Velocity Rewards program you can earn points with rental car bookings you make on VroomVroomVroom.

Qantas Frequent Flyers

Participating rental car providers

How many points can you earn?

  • For car rentals within Australia, you can earn four points for every AUD$1 spent value on time and kilometre charges (excluding GST, insurance and miscellaneous charges).

  • For overseas rentals you can earn 700 points per rental.

How to earn frequent flyer miles with a car rental

  • Simply quote your frequent flyer number when you arrive at the depot. For Qantas Frequent Flyer, you can add your membership details while booking through VroomVroomVroom.

How to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program

  • Fill out the form here

Can I use my frequent flyer points to pay for a car rental?

If you’re a frequent traveller who has accumulated some loyalty points, you may be asking, “Can I use my frequent flyer points for a car hire?” Well, you might be in luck, depending on the car rental company and your frequent flyer program.

In past years, frequent flyer miles could only be used to purchase airline tickets. As loyalty programs have expanded, there are now many more reciprocating companies. For example, most major domestic airlines are partnered with at least some, if not all, of the seven major car rental companies. This makes planning your travel much more convenient. It’s especially helpful if you don’t have enough miles accumulated to purchase an airline ticket. This way, you can still take advantage of your points program to save money on your holiday.

Regardless of your airline or rental car company, make sure to book your reservation as far in advance as possible. Many companies have restrictions on the dates or number of free rentals available at any given time. The more notice you have on your travel arrangements, the more likely you are to get your booking request accommodated.

If you need some assistance regarding frequent flyer points or other queries, feel free to contact us either via email, phone call or live chat which can be found on the lower right side of the page.