Important Changes to the Recent 5,000 Airline Miles per Car Rental Deal

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Last week I let you know about how to earn 5,000 SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) points per Hertz car rental.  This was an exiting offer because you can use SAS points to book flights on Star Alliance partners like United Airlines, Air Canada, and more.

But via Frequent Miler, the terms of the promotion have changed!

The offer isn’t dead, but it’s now harder to make the most of the deal.  Because they’ve increased the minimum number of rental days to earn the bonus points.

Hertz SAS Promotion
Considering Taking Advantage of the Recent Hertz – SAS Deal? The Terms Have Changed!

Here are the details of the changes to the promotion.

Changes to SAS – Hertz Promotion

Hertz and SAS recently offered a deal where you could earn 5,000 SAS points for each Hertz rental you reserve.

To qualify, you must reserve your car by June 30, 2017, and rent by September 30, 2017.

Originally, the terms and conditions stated that you must rent for at least 1 full day.  But now, a qualifying rental must be at least 3 full days, for rentals in the US and Canada!  That makes it a lot harder to rack-up lots of SAS points cheaply.

That said, Frequent Miler also reports that he already received the bonus points for the 1-day rentals he completed before the rules changed.  That’s encouraging!

But we can’t guarantee you’ll earn bonus points for 1-day rentals that were booked, but not completed, before the terms changed.  Although taking advantage of this deal could still be worth it if you have multiple 3+ day Hertz rentals coming up.  Or if you have 1-day rentals outside the US and Canada.

Bottom Line

Hertz and SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) launched a promotion last week where you could earn 5,000 SAS points for each Hertz rental you reserve.  The minimum rental period was only 1 full day, and that made it fairly easy to earn lots of SAS miles!

But they changed the terms of the deal, and now, a qualifying rental in the US or Canada must be at least 3 full days.  And we aren’t sure whether you’ll earn bonus points for bookings that were made, but not completed, before the changes went into effect.

Do you still plan on taking advantage of this promotion?  Let me know in the comments!

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