How much can an Avis Discount Code save you?

Posted on November 22, 2016 by in Avis / Hertz Car Rentals, Corporate Codes

Avis Discount Code

What’s an Avis Discount Code?

This car rental company assigns an ‘Avis Worldwide Discount’ number (otherwise known as an AWD) so that certain customers can get specific discounts. An AWD can be negotiated for a business’s employees (as well as for other Avis partners), and with regards corporate rates, with Avis they may often be cheaper than public ones. If your organization is affiliated with this car rental company, you may be able to save on your advance rental by adding the relevant corporate discount number to your booking.

Employees may also get members-only promotions and special rental benefits when using a particular Avis corporate discount code:

Avis Discount Code

An Avis Worldwide Discount number is always alphanumeric, in the sequence of one letter and then six (or occasionally seven) numbers. There doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive list of codes online, so we scoured the internet to find as many as possible, to see how much you can save.

As expected, you can only generally use a corporate discount number with Avis if you have ID to prove that you’re entitled to the rate when picking up your rental, or you could be charged the full daily rate.

How do I use an Avis Discount Code?

From the homepage, when you click on ‘Enter your pick-up location’, more options are then displayed, including a place where you can enter a discount code. Click on ‘Discount Codes’ and where it says ‘Enter a Discount Code’, enter your code in the ‘AWD#’ box:

Avis Discount Code

Testing the Avis Discount Code list…

For our tests, we chose a rental picking up at and returning to McCarran International Airport, January 16th to 19th, 2017. The total price for a Compact, without using a code and including taxes and fees, worked out at $161.48 when paying now.

However, we’ll be comparing rates before taxes and fees, which was $126 when you pay later or $107.10 when you pay now:

Avis Discount Code

We tried adding each corporate code to the booking to compare prices and these all gave us a discount:

  • A108300 Costco $93.18 – 13% cheaper ($13.92)
  • A108325 Costco $93.18 – 13% cheaper ($13.92)
  • D302003 Sears $96.39 – 10% cheaper ($10.71)
  • K817100 American Airlines $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K817200 American Airlines $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • A415900 BJ’s Wholesale $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K817600 Delta Air Lines $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • B790000 Entertainment Book $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • A298800 Farm Bureau $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K851000 Hilton $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K817700 Hyatt $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • Q340030 IBM $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • L149332 Optimum Club $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • B935221 Sam’s Club $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • B254700 Savers Club $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K024700 Southwest $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K817200 Starwood $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K019300 United Airlines $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)
  • K019376 United Airlines $101.74 – 5% cheaper ($5.36)

However, most codes actually gave us a rate that was more expensive than the original ‘pay now’ rate:

  • A733315 Priority Pass $111 (4% more – $3.90 more)
  • P400000 Tourism Association $111 (4% more – $3.90 more)
  • B021615 Walmart $111 (4% more – $3.90 more)
  • K197800 Alaska Airlines $115.50 (8% more – $8.40 more)
  • A6791000 Hawaii State Bar $115.50 (8% more – $8.40 more)
  • A205700 InsideFlyer $115.50 (8% more – $8.40 more)
  • A153700 Avis $119.70 (12% more – $12.60 more)
  • Q177800 Avis $119.70 (12% more – $12.60 more)
  • J098440 UBM Canon $119.70 (12% more – $12.60 more)
  • A076600 Compuserve Travel Forum $119.70 (12% more – $12.60 more)
  • K163324 FSCGA $119.70 (12% more – $12.60 more)
  • D086689 AAE $122.55 (14% more – $15.45 more)
  • D086533 Marshall School of Business $122.55 (14% more – $15.45 more)
  • K312601 American Express $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)
  • D002807 ASAP $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)
  • B335100 British Airways $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)
  • K492101 Florida Vacation Guide $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)
  • K306000 Marco Polo $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)
  • V125600 Ohio State University $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)
  • K860600 Starwood $126 (18% more – $18.90 more)

Using these codes gave us the same price as not using a code:

  • L093590 Kellwood Company $107.10
  • V629920 NYU School of Medicine $107.10

So while most discount codes worked out more expensive, the average saving when we did get a discount was just 5% off. Only Costco and Sears gave us more than a 5% discount, at 13% off and 10% off respectively.

Avis Discount Code

What else do I need to know about using an Avis Discount Code?

In this instance, it seems that using an Avis Worldwide Discount number may save you money off your rental but may actually cost you more, although it may well depend on the rental location, dates and, of course, the code you use. It’s always best to compare costs, so try a booking with and also without your company’s corporate code added.

You may be able to find your company’s discount code on this handy FlyerTalk thread, here on FatWallet or by a quick Google search. If you can’t find your code, you could ask HR if there is an account number for you to use with Avis or contact Avis directly. Maybe your company’s code will save you a bundle!