Later this year, invitation-only Avis First is making changes to its reward program, starting with its name – Avis Preferred Plus.
To continue to receive free upgrades, all Avis First members will automatically be converted to the new Avis Preferred Plus tier in the near future unless otherwise notified. All eligible US-residents will be opted into the new Preferred Points program and contacted by email, but Canada-residents are not eligible to be auto-enrolled due to privacy laws.
Elevated benefits will include free single car class upgrades when available. Rentals will get you closer to a higher level of service benefits, as with the restructuring you will earn Avis Preferred Plus reward points to redeem on travel as well as other products instead of just earning weekend rentals.
If you have any Weekend Rewards coupons, those issued from July this year will expire January 15th 2015. The last Weekend Rewards will be issued this November.
It's important to note that once the new program is launched, credits earned towards Weekend Rewards will not carry over.
Avis will announce more program enhancements in future months.