Pay for your rental car with Airpoints Dollars™

Exclusively available when booking Avis and Budget car rental through Air New Zealand. These bookings are also known as Airpoints™ redemptions / reward bookings and are available for locations across New Zealand and around the globe.

Please note that you will need to have enough Airpoints Dollars™ to cover the cost of the entire booking. If you're a little short you can top-up your Airpoints™ balance with our Airpoints Dollars™ top-up benefit available on Air New Zealand Airpoints credit cards issued by Kiwibank.

How to pay for your rental car with Airpoints Dollars

  1. Sign in to your online account with your Airpoints membership details.
  2. Select the Book Now button below.
  3. On the rental car booking website you should see your name and Airpoints number in the upper right corner confirming you are signed-in.
  4. Perform your search and select your vehicle.
  5. Proceed to select any optional equipment/services and protections/coverages that you require.
  6. Continue to the "Renter Information" page: ensure that you select the "Pay with Airpoints Dollars" checkbox. Your balance and the amount that will be deducted from your account will be displayed. Select the "Book" button at the bottom of this page to complete the transaction.
  7. Verify your booking on the booking confirmation page and/or on your booking confirmation email. Your amount will be depicted with an Airpoints Glyph, rather than being stated in NZD. 

Adding Equipment/Services and Protections/Coverages

After selecting your vehicle, you will be provided with the opportunity to add any optional equipment/services and protections/coverages that you would like. This includes:

  • Additional driver
  • Bike rack
  • GPS Navigation
  • Child Safety Seats
  • Excess Reduction
  • Collision Damage Waiver (where applicable)

Please note that your Airpoints balance will need to cover the entire cost. If you wish to pay for these items by cash, they can be purchased directly at the counter when you collect your vehicle.

International (offshore) Airpoints members

Members residing outside of New Zealand will need to make Airpoints redemption bookings through our Contact Centre. As this is a manual process all bookings will need to be made at least 5 business days prior to travel.

Please note that bookings paid for with Airpoints Dollars are not entitled to Airpoints Dollars earn.