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Renting a car is among the least rewarding of the many ways to earn airline miles—typically 50 miles per day or one mile per $1 in charges.
This offer for members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue program triples the normal payout, and tops that off with a discount.
Through March 31, TrueBlue members can earn triple points plus a discount when renting from Avis (35 percent discount) and Budget (30 percent discount).
The normal TrueBlue earning rate for Avis and Budget car rentals is one point per $1, so it’s three points per $1 with the bonus.
For Avis rentals, use coupon MUAA035 and provide your TrueBlue number when making your reservation to earn the bonus points, and code AWD H798501 to receive the discount.
For Budget rentals, use coupon MUAZ046 to earn the bonus, and BCD R344901 to receive the discount.
Deal or No Deal
Without the bonus, the earning rate for Avis and Budget rentals is paltry.
Tripling the points payout at least makes renting a semi-significant event, mileage-wise.
But value-wise, the discount trumps the extra points.
So, be sure to take advantage of both offers, the points and the discount, using the codes referenced above.
Reader Reality Check
What place do car rentals have in your overall mileage-earning strategy?